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It's amazing how bombarded we have become over the last few months with prospective home buyers wanting to contact us in regards to purchasing homes in the Clovis area. We all know that the Home Buyers Credit is due to expire very soon, and due to this a lot of people are scrambling to get in contact with an aggressive buyers agent. A good amount of these people need assistance now, to be able to buy their homes as soon as possible. These people truly need an agent whom has the time and experience to respond to these inquiries. We have learned that persistence has proven to pay dividends with these inquiring families and individuals. If you are serious about having the ability to increase the amount of prospective home buyers you contact each month, we would love the chance to talk to y...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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You open up magazines and look at other people's houses - or maybe at what other people's houses are supposed to look like - but they never look like mine.  I love, love looking at houses. I love meeting new people and meeting new houses, which I guess is why I love my job as a real estate broker.  So after seeing hundreds of homes every year you start to see the styles emerge.  You have the "hand me down house" which is where most of us start out. We get Moms old kitchen table, Grandma's tv trays and Uncle Billy's sofa that we throw a blanket over because it might have a hole in the arm but at least it is comfy to sit on.  We start out here but hopefully after 5 or 6 years we start to buy our own things that define who we are. So after much magazine reading and catalog shopping and buy...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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Green is slowly marching Eastward over our state.  Green building practices have been boasted about for years in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces. But in the East, where dairy cattle outnumber  prairie dog lovers and talk of "Green" practices still brings to mind hippies, Californians, and tree huggers, consumers and builders are finally seeing the value in researching and implementing green building practices. It isn't just about smearing mud on the walls and saving trees any longer - those may be great ideas but today's Green standards are based on energy conservation. The practical people of Eastern New Mexico realize this means money - more in their pockets and less spent on heating and a/c. It's smarter building which starts in the design phase and carries through the materials...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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When I was little, my father liked to collect Ocean liner and Railroad memorabilia.  Every vacation, every road trip was a treasure hunt where we would stop at junk stores and flea markets, used bookstores and garage sales... anywhere there might possibly be a cup or saucer or butter pat a relative might have smuggled home from a trip long ago.  He knew just what he was looking for and while I would get sidetracked by my own little collections - at one time it was little toy cannons, then old fashioned hats, snoopy comic books, metal signs and old jewelry - Dad knew just what he was looking for.  He could walk straight through a store, pick up a stack of china, look at the back and know this was a rare find. I realized last week, while hunting for a home for a member of the armed forces...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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The 97 degree day we had today made me think of Summer and I thought I would make a list of the things I enjoy most about Summertimes in Eastern New Mexico. 15 Things I love about Clovis in the Summertime: •1.       Even if the daytime temp reaches 100 degrees, every evening it will be back in the low 70's just in time to sit on the porch and sip some iced tea. •2.       Kids can play outside for hours and you don't have to wonder where they are or who they're with. •3.       Eating shaved ice from a vendor that lets you put as much syrup on it as you want. •4.       Growing my own garden and watching the sunflowers get tall. Tall enough to enter in the Curry County Fair in August and win a blue ribbon. •5.       The sound of softball games in the park. •6.       Sonic stays open till m...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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Well, while the rest of the world sits and waits for housing to recover, for the swine to recover, for the banks to recover, Clovis, New Mexico is bouncing along like several other small pockets of life in this big world. We are in a unique situation because of growth at Cannon AFB and  in several surrounding industries. We actually have help wanted signs around town, people are moving in, buying their first homes, fixing up existing homes, and business is booming. We are down to 275 homes on the market in Clovis - a town of 45,000 people, and we have more people being transferred in daily. If you like to build houses, if you are a skilled subcontractor, please come to Clovis. We need you! Give me a call 575-799-9500. I'd love to put you to work. But please don't call if you just like t...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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As REALTORS(r) we constantly worry about how to get our name out into the public, if we are advertising enough, not enough, spending too much money or not enough. I know that my business plan is cyclical in nature. I get a big closing.... advertise a lot.... dont get many calls from print advertising.... get disgusted.... start just getting out there... talking to people....making contacts....answering calls....doing research...showing houses....listing houses....writing offers...making sure it all happens....closing deals...getting paid....advertise a bunch...get disgusted. And round and round it goes. I am determined in this year not to advertise myself. I will still use print advertising because our buyers and sellers in our small town watch the monthly homes magazines to see what is...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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Clovis, New Mexico is a little pond. I know we are short of water out here on the high plains but as far as ponds go I call Clovis a little one. We have 42,000 people in our town and we have 125 real estate agents. We actually have 19 brokerages in our MLS that serves Clovis and Portales, NM but only 9 of those companies have more than 3 people in them. So anyway, a little pond.After living here for 14 years and being a REALTOR here for 6 years you start to realize that there are a few big frogs in our pond. It is easy to be intimidated and figure that the foothold those big time realtors have is something that can never be overcome. They have a broad customer base in the pond and have many loyal customers that use them time and again. Big frogs are great and you can learn a lot from th...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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  The 24 Hour House It has been a wild week. Ive written 7 offers, had an unhappy customer for one of the first times in my 6 year career, been in 2 multiple offer situations (which caused the unhappy customer who didnt want competition) accepted two counters and almost sold a house in 24 hours. The couple were a referral from an agent in Alaska who saw my active rain profile. They were planning on renting but came to Clovis and were unhappy with the wait for base housing and the lack of decent rentals in the area. They gave me a call and we met at the office and looked over the 50 homes in their price range. A quick call to one of my favorite lenders showed that the payment they were thinking of making would allow them to buy something under $150,000 with today's rates. We eliminated a...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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After reading the top 6 fads that are "out" according to consumer surveys at the international home builders show in Las Vegas http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/?p=273 I thought I would give some insight on what buyers want in their newest Clovis Home. 1. Color - Nothing crazy but white walls are "out" in Clovis. Most builders are going with an eggshell sheen tan for the entire house. Flat finishes were in for a while but homeowners have found them hard to keep clean. Home sellers are painting neutral earthtones and adding splashes of color with curtains and furnishings. 2. Green Building - Eco-friendly building practices win applause from local home buyers. Energy saving features such as SIPS construction, alternative heating/cooling and less wasted space make home buyers happy...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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Thanks to the large number of Military moving to the area and our growth in general some good changes are being looked at according to our mayor. I found out in a recent meeting of the Clovis Board of Realtors that the city is looking for more green spaces, walking and bike trails and things to improve our quality of life. Target is supposed to be in the final stages of being finalized.. I know we have heard that for a while but it seems to be coming together. Several restauraunt chains are looking at Clovis and people are moving in daily. By the time that Cannon reaches full capacity the population of Clovis may double. We are gaining a new city engineer from Florida who is full of great ideas for our town. It is an exciting time to be in Clovis! More updates soon!!!  
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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This is from an article on the Cannon AFB Website. Very great info for those looking for somewhere to help out in CLovis. - I Would like to Add Matt 25 to this list. It is a great charity that is focused on rebuilding lives. For more info please call 763-4400 or visit www.matt25clovis.comRanchvale Carnival The Ranchvale Elementary School Fall Carnival is 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 24 and volunteers are needed to run the games and booths. Interested individuals should contact Staff Sgt. Ricky Frye by e-mail or call 784-2171 for more information. Code Blue - Citizens on Patrol Volunteers are being sought for Code Blue, a program that provides training by the Clovis Police Department to detect and effectively report crimes in progress. Trained members patrol in pairs, operate base stations and parti...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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Busy month in Clovis. We have had 83 new listings, 83 Price changes, 72 listings sold and 66 residential listings in Clovis are under contract. In the past week we have had 19 new listings, 20 price changes, and 14 listings sold. Of those sold 6 were bought with VA loans, 3 with conventional loans, 1 with an FHA and 2 with cash. Average sales price was $137,883. We have had signs of all the new transferees coming into Cannon AFB. License plates in front of me in the Sonic Drive thru (gotta love a good Rt 44  vanilla coke with extra ice) have included Florida, Nevada and even Alaska. Other signs that we have newbie Clovisites are all of the joggers! Big men jogging, women pushing strollers, couples walking hand in hand. It is a good sight to see. We used to only have a few die hards hitt...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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Well, I just got home from the movies with my family and living in the small town of Clovis, NM I thought we could go out to the movies on a Sunday evening and it wouldn't be too full. The movie had been out a week already, not a new release, and we were a little late. 3 minutes to be exact. I had swung by to catch the last of a 40% off the markdown price at Dillards, dont you love them, and then grabbed a Pizza at Pizza Hut which was a little slow and anyway I made us late. I tell my husband to go on ahead with the kids while I dropped off my youngest with my grandmother and get to the movie 5 minutes late. The lady at the front tells me it is SOLD OUT. In Clovis, on a Sunday Night, after the movie had already been out a week already. I explain that my whole family is inside and they h...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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August 15, 2008 - September 15, 2008 Market Report for Clovis, NM Closed home sales in Clovis, New Mexico: There were 44 home sales closed in Clovis, NM from August 15th - September 15th.List Prices ranged from $35,000 to $355,200.Closed Sales Prices ranged from $35,000 to $332,500. Average list price for these homes was $157,951 and the median price was $149,500. On average, these homes sold for 93.1% of their final list price. Marketing time ranged from 11 to 401 days on the market.  The average was 116 days on the market.This compares with 39 closed sales in Aug15 - Sept. 15, 2007, with an average sales price of $132,825 and a median sales price of $118,000. (More investors were buying at this time.) Currently available homes for sale in Clovis, New Mexico: Currently, there are 344 ...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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In the wake of a slow week in Real estate.... I think everyone took a breath after school got started and we are all in preparation for the next wave of transferees from parts unknown....I thought I would make a list of reasons to be glad you are in Clovis. 1. Clovis has never been evacuated for a hurricane. 2. People in Clovis do not live in fear of hurricanes, earthquakes, nuclear war, tidal waves, animal rights activists, and many other natural or man made disasters. (Dont get offended - my mom is a big animal rights person and I own 3 dogs and 4 hampsters and love them. But we have few endagered species here and no one live in fear of losing their jobs beacause of prairiedog activists, though some have been humanely removed from construction sites. ) 3. Most evenings are beautiful. ...
By Katharine Fly
(Weichert Realtors, The 505 Group)
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I deal with many people being transferred to Clovis, New Mexico and the comment I hear most is "Wow- Clovis is overpriced. Dont the people in Clovis know that they are more expensive than the houses in Lubbock, Amarillo, or Dallas?" So Id like to give you a few reasons to avoid the accusation that we have raised our prices  just because we can, or because there is a big Realtor conspiracy going on. - (There Isn't) It costs more to build in Clovis. - The New Mexico gross receipts tax that builders must pay in New Mexico is much higher than it is in Texas. We are further away from major shipping areas than Lubbock or Albuquerque or Dallas and so it costs more to get construction materials here. We have a smaller labor pool with less competition and invariably our contractors and tradesmen...

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