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CENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells’ Blog

February Housing Sales Surprise in an Upswing

February 2015 Home SalesDespite the harsh winter that still has us in its grip, January's sluggish housing market gave way to a surprising increase in home sales in February across the nation. The number of houses sold was the highest in the Northeast region, although we did see a decrease in average sale price.

For more details, see the full REAL Trends report here.

Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.

2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.

3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.

4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.

5. They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

Don't let these common mistakes hurt your chances of getting the house you want! Contact us today to set up a meeting with one of our highly qualified agents who can guide you through the homebuying experience, step by step!

Celebrating Our SWEET Success!

Teresa Blanchette accepts her award from Tom & Debi SbarraCENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells recently celebrated and honored the sales and service achievements of our agents in 2014. A lively awards luncheon was held at P.S. Restaurant in Vestal. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Your Sweet Success in 2014” and was complemented by a candy-themed presentation and a candy dessert bar.

All million dollar producers were awarded. Agents meeting Masters level sales achievement received invites to the CENTURY 21 Top Agent Retreat to be held in Coronado, California this October.

For more pictures, view our Facebook page album here.