The following was sent to all members of the Ebby Halliday Companies by President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. It was such fantastic news, we thought we would share it with you also:
The final sales for 2012 have been tallied, and the results are very impressive!
Ebby Halliday Companies’ Associates closed $4.8 billion in real estate sales during 2012, marking the second-highest annual sales ever for the company.
In fact, since 2000, the Ebby Halliday Companies have averaged more than $4 billion in sales per year, despite the real estate downturn of the mid-2000s. That kind of consistently exceptional performance reflects the Ebby Halliday Associate’s true professionalism, hard work and a dedication to providing exemplary service to their clients that is deeply appreciated by both the company’s management and the clients.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank each and every one of you, and recognize your success during 2012. What a year!
As good as 2012 was, 2013 may be even better!
Many real estate experts are very positive in their projections for 2013, and expect that:
* Mortgage rates will remain near record lows, at least through the first half of 2013, and then possibly rise to about 4% by year end.
* Property values are expected to rise by 2 to 3% during 2013.
* New Household formation should increase by approximately 1 million nationwide, and housing starts are expected to rise to an annual rate of about 1 million per year.
* Foreclosure rates are expected to continue to fall throughout the year.
Together, these are strong indicators of an active, vibrant and healthy real estate market in 2013.
Thank you all once again for all that you do! Let’s seize today’s opportunity to make 2013 our best year ever!