Although this summer won’t officially be over until Labor Day, I have never had a busier time in my life! With my marriage to my Wonderful Wife Whitney (WWW for short!) and our subsequent honeymoon in Alaska, my middle daughter’s commencement from graduate school in Chicago, a couple of church trips, and a family vacation at the beach, I simply haven’t had time to post to this blog in over a month. In fact, if it weren’t for my wonderful Gatlinburg Real Estate Team, it wouldn’t have been possible to have a good summer business-wise but we certainly have! I have been blessed with 90 transactions closed already in 2013 and many more pending, and that doesn’t count the other licensed agents that make up our team! Those wonderful Buyer Specialists are Suzy Compton-Hays, Mark Hays, and Michael Cole. Of course all of us sales people would be lost if it weren’t for the extremely competent help we get back at the office from Giulia Luzzana (our transaction coordinator) and Kayla Grantham (our listing coordinator). Suzy actually gets double credit here because she also does an expert job with our accounting, making sure that all of our vendors & agents get paid promptly and that all of the mandated paperwork is filed.
In fact, our board of Realtors had an absolutely great month in July and I am just now getting around to writing about it. July 2013 was a very good month as you can see below, soundly surpassing last year’s total:
In fact, for the year so far local realtors are 30 units above 2012 which is really encouraging. There are some very strong comparisons coming up however, so the jury is definitely not in for the full year. Still, we just might beat what was a very strong 2012 for the full year and that would be remarkable indeed!!!