Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Radon: The word of the year!!

Radon is the word of the year in real estate!! As of January 1, 2014, it is now law in Minnesota that if you had a Radon test done in your home, you need to disclose the results at the time you list your home for sale. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. All of Southern Minnesota has elevated levels of the gas and it enters the home through cracks or holes in your foundation. There are a number of companies that will do one type of test or another; you can even get a test kit that you do yourself from Menards among other stores. There is so much information out there all you need to do is search the internet or talk to one of the agents at Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty

Stop by our booth at the upcoming Home and Self Improvement Show held the end of March at the New Ulm Civic Center. Drawings and Giveaways at our booth and others. Will the weather be better? Please be better!!

A couple of shout outs: Congratulations to those involved in The Grand Kabaret on your grand opening. Nice place in Downtown New Ulm. The Heart of New Ulm Gala was a huge success this past weekend at Turner Hall. Congrats to the New Ulm High School Girls Hockey Team on their run into the State Tournament.

Looking for space to launch your business idea? Call me and reserve some space in the Marktplatz Mall. Very aggressive owners want to fill that space up.

Listing inventory is down from recent years so if you're thinking of selling in the near future, the time is now. Call us for a free Market Value Analysis to see if selling now is right for you. Buyers are out there waiting. Buyers let us know what you're looking for so you can be notified as soon as something hits the market.

Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty has marketing that is second to none. Stop by and we'll show you how we can market your home. We can also show you as a buyer how to stay on top of the market and made aware of new listings or price changes.

Finally congratulations to our award winners from C21 KR!!. The awards banquet is this Friday and we will be making a haul. Awards are based upon production and customer service. Stay tuned

Friday, February 7, 2014

Get Ready For Spring -- It will Come

I've been walking through Menards and Runnings and it seems like the clearance items from Christmas weren't even gone yet and the shelves are full of potting soil and planters and the seed racks are up. I know we're all looking for Spring to come but it's hard to get in the swing of things when every other day is a Wind Chill Advisory and hitting our average high for this time of year is just a "wish". But now is a great time of year to lay out your spring planting plans and placement, especially if you've moved since last fall or want to change things up a bit in your yard. I for one have moved since last fall and am trying to figure out what to plant and where. I'm looking at the sunlight factor; where is getting what for sunlight. On top of that I'll need to figure out what is deer resistant as I currently have a heard of them taking up residence in my backyard. I'm up for the challenge and will probably learn some things the hard way.

Real Estate is one of the few businesses that slows up around the Holiday Season but there is still activity with new listings and sales through December and January. The amount of homes on the market remains low so if you're thinking of selling the time is now. Buying a home is good now to as most buyers wait  until Spring so if a home is on the market now that you like; less competition for that home. We offer free a Market Value Analysis on your home so give us a call.

The newest "hot button" in the Real Estate world is Radon. Now more than ever you need a Realtor that knows what Radon is, how it's tested for and what you need to do if you buy or sell. Let us guide you through this tricky subject.

Congratulations to our Award Winning Agents, Award Winning Office for Award Winning Results. Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty will be receiving the Per Person Productivity Award as well as Quality Service Pinnacle based on Customer Service. Agents winning the Quality Service awards are Tim Woods, Brenda Nosbush, Jerry Sandmann, Lisa Larson, Joyce Krenz, Dian Debban, Jim Heil. In addition Jim Heil and Lisa Larson won the Master Ruby award and Diane Debban won the Masters Diamond Award. Joyce Krenz won the tough to win Century 21 Centurion Award. Congrats to all.