[Following is the cover letter for our Snyder Donegan Residential Real Estate Market Report for December 2011.]
Friends and neighbors:
We are happy to share with you our "Snyder Donegan Real Estate Market Report" summarizing the market in 2011, enclosed.
Despite the ongoing difficulties in the real estate market during 2011 - given the start-stop economy and fallout from the Irene flood - our firm had an excellent year, closing more than $12 million in sales. On a per-agent basis, Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group was the #1 agency of all Woodstock brokerage offices for 2011. 2011 validated our business approach, which combines cutting edge online/web marketing with old-school personal competence, networking and plain hard work.
We continue to be optimistic about the real estate market for 2012 and are already seeing a pickup in real estate activity. In fact, our top-down view of the real estate market during the past year (2011) was this: a modest recovery had begun in the 1st half of the year, but was snuffed out by stock market volatility and then the Irene Flood in August. We fully expect more and more buyers to emerge during spring/summer 2012. And the best properties and values will sell first. If you are thinking of selling, give us a call.
We are also very pleased to announce that Mary Ellen McCue has joined our firm as an Associate Broker. Mary Ellen is an experienced and competent broker, having lived and worked in the greater Woodstock area for many years. She is also bringing a depth of knowledge, a wealth of friends and contacts, and some very attractive listings -- ranging from a cozy cabin retreat on 94 acres for $495,000 to a $2.95 million estate property. Please give Mary Ellen a call to congratulate her (and us) on her new association. Her cellphone is 802-291-1814 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We are delighted to have her aboard.
Please contact either of us at any time. John Snyder's cellphone is 802.280.5406 and his email is email@example.com. Our office phone is 802 457--2600. We are happy to consult on any real estate related matter.
We are taking new listings. We look forward to hearing from you. With best regards,
Please note: If you are actively working with another brokerage firm, please disregard this report. It is neither our intention nor our wish to actively solicit the signed clients of our other broker friends in town. If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to remove your name from the list.