The Platinum Top 50 awards celebration has become such a special event for me. Not only have I felt tremendously honored to be listed among the top 50 residential Real Estate Professionals in San Antonio since 2002, but this year I was privileged to speak as we recognized Amber Thomas, Owner/President of Platinum Top 50. Amber has lead the PT Top 50 since 2008, and has reinvented the program so that it stays on top of what’s new in the marketplace. It is an organization with which I am proud to be affiliated.
The Platinum Top 50 Awards Program recognizes more than just sales—the fifty residential Real Estate Professionals selected annually must also represent high achievements in education, industry participation and civic leadership.
I am honored to be recognized as a Platinum Top 50 Centurion for 2018, and I am so thankful for the trust my past and present clients and referring friends have placed in me. I truly couldn’t do it without them, or my hard working team.
Congratulations to my fellow Phyllis Browning agents who were also named as winners and finalists this year. I truly feel I am surrounded by “The Very Best” each day.
There was some good news on the San Antonio home sales front this summer, as prices continued their steady growth with both the average and median sales prices showing moderate increases, according to the Multiple Listing Service Report from the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR). Compared to July 2015, the average home price increased 3% to $246,032, with the median sales price rising 6% to $211,900.
Though home prices rose, San Antonio was still affordable; Bexar County buyers saw a reasonable median sales price of $200,000, compared to $335,000 in pricier Travis County. But that doesn’t mean buyers were in the driver’s seat in their real estate dealings. With homes selling briskly and only 3.9 months of inventory in San Antonio and the surrounding area, both buyers and sellers continued to need solid advice to negotiate the best deal.
“Typically, inventory below six months favors sellers while inventory between six to eight months is considered balanced. We’ve been experiencing a seller’s market for nearly four years in the San Antonio area,” explains Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “With such a tight market, it’s important those looking to buy a home work closely with a REALTOR® to make sure they stay informed of the latest listings and find a home that suits their needs.”