Real Estate Information Archive

Blog

Displaying blog entries 1-10 of 12

The Larkin Group Nominated for Best of Southern Utah

by Jeremy Larkin

 

The 2019 Best of Southern Utah presented by Intermountain Audiology Hearing Clinics engages and allows the public to recognize the best businesses, organizations and people that live work and serve our great community. And The Larkin Group has been nominated as both “Best Real Estate Team” and “Best Real Estate Agent” (Jeremy)!

 

We’ve loved giving back to Southern Utah for decades. From walking folks through the stressful buying and selling process, feeding a few hundred families the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade, and promoting our amazing St. George lifestyle!

 

If you love what The Larkin Group is doing please vote us “Best of Southern Utah”You can vote 1x per day through March 15th. Thank you for your vote(s)!

 

VOTE US BEST OF SOUTHERN UTAH!

 

This Month In Real Estate: May 2018

by Jeremy Larkin

Here are this month's most important national real estate statistics, facts and figures. Please contact us directly to discuss how they affect you locally! 435-767-9886, or larkingroup@gostgeorge.com

This Month In Real Estate: August 2017

by Jeremy Larkin

Here are this month's most important national real estate statistics, facts and figures. Please contact us directly to discuss how they affect you locally! 435-767-9821, or larkingroup@gostgeorge.com

This Month in Real Estate: April 2017

by Jeremy Larkin

Here are this month's most important national real estate statistics, facts and figures. Please contact us directly to discuss how they affect you locally! 435-767-9821, or larkingroup@gostgeorge.com

2017 St. George Home Price Update

by Jeremy Larkin

 

Friends and Clients —

If you’ve been considering selling your home, then this winter, (“early spring” in St. George ☺) represents an incredible opportunity.

First, home prices have hit record highs over the past few months.

In fact, St. George area home prices are the HIGHEST we’ve seen them since the housing bubble “burst” after 2007. 

In spite of this, the current market is NOT experiencing a bubble like we saw 10 years ago.

Instead, today's high prices are mostly driven by a lack of supply. Really. 

We’ve talked about this dynamic on our weekly radio show for some time now. People see a place like Little Valley exploding and it feels like we’re getting overbuilt. Logical conclusion. 

Yet…..yet, Washington County saw only 45% as many building permits in 2016 as we saw in 2005! 

The St. George real estate market appears to be “safe and sound” for the time being. 

That's why — if you are looking to sell your home — you are in such a good position right now…the best in nearly a decade. 

Second, we are seeing a period of low but rising mortgage rates. 

For example, the average 30-year mortgage rate has been steadily increasing from its low of 3.37%, recorded last July. It now stands well above 4%.

It’s true that by historical standards, today's mortgage rates are still very low.

And when you combine this with the possibility of continuing increases in the near future it's clear why so many home buyers are eager to take advantage of the current situation.

Third, we've made it to the end of the election cycle. (Thank….heavens…)

Many people were sitting on the sidelines because of the election and the associated uncertainty.

They are now re-entering the real estate market . . . and this will keep demand healthy in the coming months.

Now, even though it's only January, folks are already in St. George from colder, “inversion-infested” markets looking for homes. 

Spring is traditionally the hottest season for the real estate market, and you have to get moving now to take advantage of it.

To get started, check out a home value calculator I've put up on my site.

It takes into account recent Southern Utah sales to give you a good idea of what your home is worth in the current market.

Just enter your home address to see what it’s probably worth right now: http://www.dixiehomevalue.com/ 

If you'd like to get an even better estimate of your home’s true value, give us a call at 435-215-4533. 

As you’re already aware, “we know this town!” And that means the Southern Utah Real Estate market, not just the best place to find a food truck! ☺ We talk to home Buyers every day which keeps us “dialed in” to current market trends.   

Once we discuss the unique characteristics of your home, my team of specialists and I can give you an accurate estimate of how much you could get for your home right now, and how quickly you could sell.

And if you have any other questions about how you can take advantage of the current market, simply reply to this email, or give us a call at 435-215-4533.

Have a great day,

Jeremy Larkin – and of course, The Larkin Group!
435-215-4533
sales@gostgeorge.com 

 

PS - Here's a link to a free copy of our 2017 Home buying and selling guide just because we like you! 


Home Buying Guide        |       Home Selling Guide

 

Avoid Costly Second Home Purchase Mistakes

by Jeremy Larkin

Buying a second home is a dream of many and it's easy to fantasize about vacationing whenever you want or becoming a landlord and earning income from your vacation property. “Hey, everyone is buying homes and putting them on VRBO.com, I think I will too!” It’s not quite that easy. :)
 
Hire professional who is familiar with local laws, neighborhoods and restrictions before making your second or vacation home purchase.


Looking to buy a St. George home? Check out our free home search:
http://gostgeorge.idxhome.com/listing/search/advanced/110186/97

Looking to sell your St. George home? Check out your home's current value in 60 seconds or less at:
http://www.DixieHomeValue.com/

 

Most folks only think of Southern Utah as a "Sun-lover's" paradise...the "place where the summer sun spends the winter" as the old St. George slogan read. Well guess what? We've got world-class powder and high-elevation skiing less than 90 minutes from St. George!

In this video Jeremy Larkin introduces you to Brianhead Resort, the place he's been skiing since he was 12 years old, and where he now enjoys skiing and snowboarding with his OWN kids! This family-friendly ski destination is also gorgeous in the summer as it's about 30 degrees cooler than St. George, and offers widely affordable mountain real estate when compared with other US ski resorts.

For detailed info on Brianhead Resort, visit http://www.brianhead.com/

Looking to buy a home? Check out our free home search:
http://gostgeorge.idxhome.com/listing/search/advanced/110186/97

Looking to sell a home? Check out our free Home Value
 report:
http://www.stgeorgehousevalues.com/

SPOOKY Good St. George Home Selling Service!

by Jeremy Larkin

Do you need to sell your home this holiday season not just on time, but for the right price? Well I've got the agent for you. Hello Southern Utah homeowners, I'm wicker the halloween monster. Write this name down: Jeremy Larkin of Keller Williams realty. You know, a lot of homeowners, and agents, think that homes just stop selling over the holidays. Well consider this: Jeremy and his team sold forty-four homes last year - in the holiday and winter months alone! That's four times as many homes as the average agent sells in an entire year! Jeremy not only sells homes thirty percent faster, but for three percent more money than the average agent. That's six to seven thousand more dollars in..your..pocket! And if you're not happy? He'll let you out of the contract at any time. I'm warning you: call Jeremy Larkin at two seven five, sixteen ninety. Or visit soldinstgeorge.com. That's soldinstgeorge.com, and start packing! Hahaha......

 

  St. George, Utah – October 22, 2015 – The National Association of Expert Advisors has released its’ 2015 list of the Top Real Estate Marketers. Local Real Estate Agent Jeremy Larkin was named to the list for the second year in a row.

The National Association of Expert Advisors, known as “NAEA”, released the list annually to honor those in the real estate industry who setting trends in their local real estate marketing efforts through radio, video and or print.

“When you gather the brightest minds in the country along with the most innovative and business-minded achievers in this arena you unlock exponential growth for the industry as a whole”, said a top Partner at NAEA.

“We’re honored,” remarked Larkin. ”The majority of the professionals listed in this report are in major markets with large populations. The kind of places that typically get big notoriety. I was born and raised in this little community and it’s pretty exciting to have gained national attention for our efforts, especially in the arena of luxury home and video marketing.”

                Widely publicized marketing video produced by Larkin

Jeremy Larkin and his team are well known as locals to St. George who were first amongst their peers to market their brand, as well as local real estate listings, via progressive marketing channels such as YouTube and Social Media. Larkin also hosts the longest running and only local real estate radio show on 890 AM radio.

Jeremy and his team are licensed Realtors with Keller Williams Realty and can be reached at 435-767-9821 or by visiting www.SoldinStGeorge.com.

Hiring A Real Estate Agent? Make Them Show Their Work!

by Jeremy Larkin

Transcript

Greetings, friends, real estate fans, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen. Jeremy Larkin here. You’re watching another episode of Go St. George TV.

Today we’re going to talk about two really powerful questions to ask the agent that you’re interviewing for the job of selling your home. It’s going to help you cut through the clutter and separate the contenders from the actual pretenders and there are very few contenders and lots of pretenders.

So we need to understand marketing real estate online before we can talk about the questions and here’s a sample. I’m looking at the back end of my website. But the front end, every Monday I get a report and this triggered me to think about answering this question.

People always ask me, “How do I hire the right real estate agent?” Well, first of all, you might want to ask them to show their work. I get an email every Monday morning that shows me how many people visited our website, our GoStGeorge.com website in the last week, and it shows me on a rolling average how many people are looking at it.

Well, what are you hiring a real estate agent for in the place? You’re hiring us to market your home and expose it in such a way that you can get lots of money for it and sell really fast and save you the trouble. OK?

So if you’re going to market real estate online, you need to understand two truths. Number one is that most buyers start their home search online and then increasingly they’re on mobile. So they’re on mobile devices, phones and tablets.

Agents know this and they love to use this kind of phrases like “aggressive marketing plan”. We have hundreds of websites, powerful online marketing plans. These are catch phrases. This is stuff they’re trained to say. Well, what you’re going to do is you’re going to say, “Well, why don’t you show me your work?” The agent you hired to sell your home needs to be able to show his or her work, right? There are only two questions you need to ask them in this aspect.

Number one, exactly how many people visit your YouTube channel, Facebook page, website? Number two, can you show me? Prove it. OK? Show me the work. Showing the work is like when you’re in fifth grade and your teacher asks you to turn in the work and you turn in the work. They’re not going to take your word for it. They will ask you to show them the work.

So you want them to show you things like how many people come to your website, how many people come per day. Prove it to me. Do people actually visit GoStGeorge.com? How about Facebook? Do people actually go to your Facebook page? You put stuff all over Facebook. Are you just fiddling around or is it showing up in people’s news feed. Are people clicking on the links? Are they liking the posts, right? This is activity. Are people taking action on your YouTube channel? Are you just posting videos or do you have subscribers and viewers, folks?

Ask the agent that you’re interviewing for the job of selling your home to show their work. Ask them to show their work. Exactly how many people visit your website and number two, can you prove it? That question can help you quite a bit. All right?

If you have any questions, visit us at SoldInStGeorge.com. We would love to answer them there or by phone. Until next time, I’m Jeremy Larkin saying we know this town.

"We know this town!"

Displaying blog entries 1-10 of 12

Syndication

Categories

Archives

Contact Information

Photo of Jeremy Larkin - The Larkin Group Real Estate
Jeremy Larkin - The Larkin Group
Keller Williams Realty
50 E 100 S, Suite 300
St. George UT 84770
435.767.9886
Fax: 435-359-5085

St. George Real Estate - Your premier destination for St. George,Utah Real Estate Listings, Home Values, MLS Search, REO/Foreclosure Info &  St. George Real Estate Statistics.  Serving St. George, Santa Clara, Ivins, Washington, Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville & more! Specializing in REO/foreclosure properties, frustrated Sellers, First-Time home buyers, and Investors. Looking for the most LOCAL St. George, Utah real estate information available? Your search is over!