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Now’s The Time To Sell Your House, Here’s Why!
It’s hard to know when’s the right time to sell your house. This year is projected to be a good year to sell your home according to recent trends. This seems especially relevant in Apple Valley, Lakeville, Burnsville, Rosemount, and Farmington cities in Minnesota.
The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. This news comes as existing home sales are also forecasted to be on pace for 5.54 million in 2017, a 1.7% increase over 2016, which was the best year for sales in a decade.
The Pending Home Sales Index is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed.
According to NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun,
“Pending sales bounded last month as enough buyers fended off rising mortgage rates and alarmingly low inventory levels to sign a contract.”
So, what’s the problem?
Buyers are searching for existing homes, but supply is not keeping up with their demand!
Yun went on to explain,
“The main storyline in the early months of 2017 will be if supply can meaningfully increase to keep price growth at a moderate enough level for households to absorb higher borrowing cost. Sales will struggle to build on last year’s strong pace if inventory conditions don’t improve.” (emphasis added)
Buyers are out in force right now! If you are considering selling your home this year, the early months of 2017 will be your best option. Let’s get together to discuss how you can capitalize on current market conditions and get your home listed this spring.
Sheryl Petrashek is a Realtor with Re/max Results. She is based in Apple Valley and Sells Real Estate in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Farmington, Prior Lake, Savage and Rosemount MN.
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Sheryl was far and above the best realtor we have ever worked with. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about the many intricate nuances of the industry, but after 14 years in the industry she has formulated a marketing and distribution strategy that is unrivaled. We were extremely impressed with the amount of work she did right off the bat, and felt like we were her only client. The first buyers that walked through our house made an offer and Sheryl’s negotiation techniques brought us to within a few percentage points of our asking price. We can’t recommend her strongly enough and wish we could take her to Texas with us when we buy our next house! Thank you Sheryl – keep up the great work.
Sheryl is the definition of a professional realtor. She loves what she does for a living and it is evident in every phase of the buying or selling process. When we sold our home with Sheryl, she did a very extensive market analysis, provided input on how to ready our home for sale and communicated feedback each time we had a showing. When we had to make a price adjustment while selling, Sheryl provided hard data as to why that was necessary. Sheryl is a wonderful communicator and knows the business inside and out. I recommend her without reservation for any real estate needs.
Sheryl and Bo are a great team and put together an outstanding marketing plan for our home. The result was seven showings and multiple offers in three days on the market and a sale for more than our asking price. The follow through on the details has been outstanding. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great agent.
From the moment we met Sheryl, we liked her. She has a personality that sets you at ease and a professionalism and knowledge that give you loads of confidence in her guidance. Our home values had been negatively impacted by neighborhood foreclosures and lack of comps, but Sheryl put her real estate expertise to use and was able to market our home in such an amazing way that we were able to sell our home for much more than we had hoped! (We had two offers in four days– one for asking price and one for more than asking!) I might also add that we were out of town for much of the time due to a work relocation, and Sheryl kept a close eye on all of the details in our absence and made sure everything ran smoothly. We would definitely recommend Sheryl Petrashek for any of your real estate needs. She is the complete package– friendly, professional, knowledgable, and detail oriented.
Brian and I chose to work with Sheryl because of the wonderful experience we had with her when we purchased our current home. Sheryl guided us through every aspect of selling our current home and buying our new home. She gave us advice on staging our home and responded to our questions quickly. Overall, we had a wonderful experience working with Sheryl.
We tried selling our house by owner first, then after 40 stressful days, I called Sheryl. We've known her reputation and felt it would be smart to connect with her and see what she brings to the table. The first thing she suggested was raising our price, take new pictures, stage the house and a few other things. As soon as she left, we knew we were in the hands of a true professional. Sheryl's extensive marketing and local connections soon found an offer after just 5 days back on the market. She managed this transaction with the highest level of professionalism and kept the stress down, always looking out for our best interest. If you want to work with the best in the business, call Sheryl!
I am proud to not only call Sheryl Petrashek my agent, but now also a friend. I remember the day we met to talk through the details of selling my home. Sheryl knew I was a bit emotional about moving but also helped me keep the end goal in perspective throughout the process. The way that she is connected in the area, understands the market and knows how to navigate every part of the selling and buying process is impressive. She listened to my situation, what my kids I were looking for in my new house and then helped me find it. Sheryl’s approach to explaining the process and helping me think through next steps couldn’t have been more spot on. From start to finish Sheryl has always considered what’s best for my family and I and for that I am truly grateful!
Sheryl and her team are the ONLY people I would recommend for buying or selling a house! Sheryl takes the time to get to know you and listens to what your needs and desires are to help find the perfect house for you in your budget. She is very conscientious and wants the best for her clients. Everyone on her team is kind and helpful. You can expect replies back in a quick and orderly fashion. It's very obvious they know what they are doing and their experience pays off. This has been an incredibly easy and low stress process, from finding the right house to getting all of the paperwork done with minimal effort on my part to walking me through every single step of this daunting process. I'm so thankful for everything they've done and I know I couldn't have done this as easily without them.
We are very happy we chose to work with Sheryl and her team to sell our home in Burnsville. Sheryl and her assistant, Amy, are very professional. All our questions were answered quickly in a way that was easy to understand. Sheryl sent in a professional to help us stage our home to look the best that it could for showings. She hired a professional photographer to take lots of amazing pictures of our home. Sheryl's networking skills are superb. We definitely will recommend Sheryl and her team to our friends and family.
Sheryl asked me if I would write one or two sentences to recommend her...well it might be a paragraph. Sheryl is the best realtor ever! I bought a foreclosed townhouse which I love. But during the process the title company on the seller's side had major delays finding my title. Sheryl was so excellent, very experienced and always took the time to explain the technicalities to me, she was persistent in getting me my title, very nice and patient, incredibly intelligent and I had complete trust in her. And it paid off, a huge THANK YOU to Sheryl! I now am living in my dream house!
Sheryl is in the process of helping us to prepare and understand the current market. Her knowledge of the real estate trends and in depth analysis allows us to maximize the sale of our home. Along with her being patient, helpful, enthusiastic and the most understanding person to work with! We look forward on working with her!!
Sheryl and her husband Bo are truly experts in their field. It is their passion, and it shows. They spent a lot of time with us, helping us understand the purchasing process. They were very flexible and worked around our schedule. We looked at over 60 houses, and they were very patient with us. We could tell they really wanted to find the perfect place for us. We love our new house and couldn't have done it without them. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat!
Sheryl was a true professional helping me sell my home in a fast and efficient manner. I had an offer within 10 days of listing my home and sold at the price that I wanted. In particular, she spent a great deal of time upfront helping me understand the market and getting my home ready to put on the market. She always responded back within hours and is one of the hardest working real estate agents you'll ever find.
We are a young couple buying our first home. We were a little bit apprehensive because this is one of the biggest purchases we will make in our life and we wanted to have things done right. We have heard of unpleasant stories of people having a hard time finding a good realtor but not with Sheryl. We found a house we really liked and you can easily be blinded by the excitement of purchasing your first home that you can overlook a couple of things. She was prompt to point out how great the house was but also some things that could potentially become an issue that we wouldn't have noticed otherwise.She recommended us our Mortgage officer who has been an absolute pleasure as well.Sheryl is very knowledgeable in everything real estate related and we wouldn't have had it any other way. When we buy our next house she will be the first one we will call for assistance again!
My fiancé and I had a great experience working with Sheryl! We started out looking at used houses in the Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville area and eventually settled on purchasing a new house in Lakeville. Her wide breadth of knowledge for both used and new houses really helped us feel comfortable in the decisions that we were making. She was always available for questions and was exceptionally helpful in helping us through a miscommunication that came up with the developer and the city. We highly recommend Sheryl as a realtor!
I am beyond delighted with the services I received from Sheryl, and her team! Sheryl’s marketing strategies for the sale of my townhome were incredibly well thought and professional, and as a result, my townhome sold very quickly. In a competitive market, Sheryl ensured that I was able to see new homes as soon as possible during my search for a new home. Sheryl, and her team, remained in constant contact, and they were always there to answer any questions that I had, or schedule a showing at the drop of a hat. The selling, and buying, processes were beyond smooth and I couldn’t be more grateful for the services I received. Sheryl’s years of experience, marketing strategies, and communication made the selling, and buying, processes painless and easy. I would highly recommend Sheryl’s services for your selling and buying needs. Thanks for everything to Sheryl, and team!
Wow, we are so fortunate to have listed and sold with Sheryl...best team ever! Sheryl took the time to explain processes and how things work in today's market. Gave us honest answers and was wonderful with keeping us informed throughout the process. We would highly recommend working with Sheryl and her team.
We have worked with Sheryl Petrashek for years on both the buy and sell side for multiple homes. Sheryl is a very strategic Realtor who understands market conditions and market timing. She also knows what's required to stage a home so that it commands top dollar. Through years of experience she has developed excellent negotiation skills, has a skilled and responsive staff supporting her and has always gotten quick and optimal results for us. We highly recommend Sheryl for all your real estate needs!
I recently sold my home and used Sheryl and her team as my realtor. Before the transaction was even complete I was already recommending her to my family and friends. She has such a broad understanding of the market and has a passion for what she does. I really appreciated the one on one time she spent with me to explain the market conditions, my home’s value and all of the options available to me. Sheryl is my realtor for life!
Sheryl's market research was developed into a very effective marketing strategy for the sale of our house. The combination of solid research and excellent communication skills resulted in good decisions during the sales process. Finally, Sheryl's recent sales performance in a challenging sales environment reflects her tireless work ethic and is the definitive reason to recommend Sheryl to any client.
Sheryl's expertise helped us every step of the way--from staging our home to the nitpicky details of the final documents. She really knows her market and the area, and all the tricks of the trade.
Working with Sheryl and her entire team has been a wonderful experience. We are so thankful for their knowledge, experience and willingness to help. It is clear that Sheryl loves what she does and she does it well! Sheryl was highly recommended to us and we will be happy to recommend her to our family and friends.
The Petrashek Team was great. Very organized and excellent about keeping us informed. This was the first opportunity to work with Bo and he too was spot on about his recommendations. He gave us sound advise on different aspects of each property we chose to review. When we put our house on the market, Sheryl was excellent at what we should ask and what we should expect to receive. She was right on the money. I'm so glad we partnered with this team again. I hope to be in this house a long time, but if anything should change, I would only call on Sheryl Petrashek for the outstanding results we have received.
We selected Sheryl over two other highly recommended Realtors and she was the perfect fit to sell our home. We had an unusually complicated assignment and the depth of Sheryl’s experience and attention to detail was outstanding. She genuinely cared about our best interests and provided a level service that is beyond what we have found with other Realtors. We would recommend her to anyone considering the sale of their home, especially in the Twin Cities South metro. Tony and Jennifer, Inver Grove Heights.
I have bought and sold three houses in Dakota County since 1992. I have never had such a great experience with an agent. The whole process from first interview, to closing was absolutely smooth and easy for me, because of Sheryl Petrashek and her staff. They never failed to keep me up on progress, and reassured me when I got nervous!
We loved working with our Realtor, Sheryl Petrashek, and her team. They were extremely helpful in every step of our house buying process. While visiting potential houses, Sheryl was very knowledgeable about the different houses and communities. The market and housing research that she did prior to our showings saved us a lot of time and made our overall experience more enjoyable. With Sheryl's experience and expertise we were able to find the house we love and are very grateful for the time and effort that Sheryl invested in us. We couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor!
Sheryl has been the best agent a first time home seller could ask for. She knows the business and she knows it well. She walked me through everything, explaining things very clearly and in a way I could understand. She and Amy were very responsive and always got back to me with answers to my many questions. Sheryl also helped me get through a couple of buyer backouts, lending emotional support, as well as professional guidance on how to move forward. I would highly recommend Sheryl and her team to family & friends!!
Sheryl is a true professional. She’s sold two homes of ours and helped with the purchase of a third. Her knowledge and experience allows her to manage any situation that may come up during the complicated process of buying and selling. We will definitely refer her to any friends or family in the future.
Sheryl is a very knowledgeable, professional, and personable agent. She is always well prepared, knows the market, and how to plan a successful sales strategy. She kept us well informed throughout the selling process and we felt comfortable calling her at any time if we did have a question – which wasn’t often! She and her staff were very organized and worked well together to make our home selling experience a quick and positive one. We have recommended her to several people, and will continue to do so. Thanks Sheryl!
She was communicative, efficient and worked very hard to help us sell our home! Our townhouse sold faster than we thought and we got what we wanted for it. She was very helpful!!
Selling my house with Sheryl has been a wonderful experience. She did an excellent job communicating the top things I could fix and touch up that would make my home the most appealing to any potential buyer. She was professional and thoughtful in every aspect from staging the home to our asking price. She was also very receptive my opinions and ideas. Throughout the process I was at ease that I was moving in the right direction and Sheryl was advocating for me. I have to say, Sheryl really shined when it came time to negotiate with the buyer on price and repairs. She had ideas and tactics that demonstrated her ability to 'think outside the box' and made it easy to offer something to the other party without feeling like we got the short end. It's also been a delight to work with Sheryl's team, everyone responds timely and respectfully and I've never felt uncomfortable asking any question. They've made the whole house selling process a breeze :)
It was so nice to work with good people like the Petrashek family. From our first contact, their understanding, patience and promptness in answering our many questions was so appreciated. This was our first experience in selling a home and the Petrashek's made it a very satisfying experience. We will recommend them to all our Minnesota friends.
I had a wonderful experience with Sheryl. We are first time homebuyers and she and her husband Bo helped us through the whole process. I would highly recommend Sheryl to anybody who is looking for the best of the best!
Sheryl Petrashek is a fantastic realtor! I have bought and sold several homes thru Sheryl for quite a few years and know that she does an exceptional job and goes above and beyond what any realtor would do. I recently once again listed my home thru Sheryl and as I knew from before she would be there and help thru every step of the process. Sheryl is not only a great listener and will help you find exactly the home you are looking for she also understands the market and knows how to navigate every part of buying and selling a home. Sheryl and her great office staff makes buying and selling a home seem flawless and very easy.
This is the second time we've used Sheryl to sell our home and help find us a new one. She is simply fantastic in every aspect! She knows the marketplace very well and she gets the job done. She has a great feel for what you want and the amenities you are looking for in your next home. She's very energetic and has a "can do" attitude. Because the selling and buying process is so stressful, I needed a realtor with the confidence and supportive nature that Sheryl has. This is the reason we keep using her! I would highly recommend her and her team to anyone. She's top notch! Thanks Sheryl, you are truly fantastic!
I was very happy with both Sheryl and her staff. From the moment we met, Sheryl was honest, responsive, and very knowledgeable. I could not have asked for a better agent and team. Sheryl was able to keep an eye on my home, since I had moved out of the home early on, ensuring temperatures were accurate, home was clean and tidy for showings and when I needed her to, she would meet repair company/personnel. She was right there at the home, on time to meet them. If you want to get your home sold with ease, call Sheryl you will not be disappointed.
We had our townhouse on the market for over 7 months with another realtor and had no offers. Sheryl was recommended to us by a friend, so we decided to switch and give her a try. Within two weeks of working with Sheryl, we had an offer and sold our townhouse. She also found us a wonderful new home to purchase. Sheryl and her team made the whole process seamless and effort free. If you want great results, Sheryl is the realtor for you. Thank you!
We are very happy that we could meet high experienced professional when we started searching of our new / first home. We are property virgins and when we met Sheryl we had a lot of questions and worries. Sheryl could provide us the best support and help. She was keeping under strong control every step of our deal. She gave us all necessary information and documents in time and without delay. We received a real support from Sheryl when we had to arrange an international money transfer and we can say that this step of our deal has been done in accordance with all regulations and without problems. We want to tell Sheryl thank you so much because we’ve got a high quality service from her personally and from her team. We had a strong feeling that we were a VIP customer when we were working with Sheryl.
Amazing Agent that worked very hard to get me the condo I wanted at a great price :) Would definitely recommend Sheryl Petrashek and her team!
Sheryl help us sell my mothers home and did an excellent job. I have never been responsible for selling a property and Sheryl was very helpful explaining all of the terms, documents and processes that were required. She and her team were very responsive when I had questions and they clearly explained what was needed. We needed to do some basic updating, slight wall repair, carpet and lighting. Sheryl put us in touch with a handyman who did excellent work and she went above and beyond her when she went to the store to help pick out the items with him. It turned out beautifully. Sheryl and her team are professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend Sheryl to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. I would definitely use her again in the future.
I would like to THANK YOU for working with me to sell my property. Being in a different state, I thought that it might be a bit tough for me to sell my property but you always went that extra mile to ensure that things were taken care of. You gained my trust from fixing minor repairs to working with renters for showings when needed. I appreciate with the service you provided to sell my property and am definitely glad that it was done without me having to feel like I needed to fly out to do anything.
Sheryl was very knowledgeable. She was always quick with answers to questions and right on top of the whole process. I would recommend Sheryl to anyone needing a real estate agent.
This is a second time that I worked with Sheryl in purchasing my home and all I can say that both times I felt like I was her only client. I had specific need for a particular floor plan and she was amazing at finding exactly want I needed/wanted. She puts time and effort to make her clients fully satisfied. She is extremely knowledgable and gives great advice.
We feel fortunate to have worked with Sheryl and her entire team! They spent so much time and energy showing us houses and explaining
the process. As first time home buyers we had many questions and Sheryl was always available to answer them and make sure we understood everything . We feel confident that Sheryl's experience , confidence , and skillful presentati on is what helped us get our dream home and made the whole process run smoothly. We are very grateful to Sheryl and her whole team and highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home
I recently worked with Sheryl to sell my father's townhome after he moved to a nursing home. I live an hour and a half from the property so I was unable to swing by conveniently. Sheryl was fantastic throughout the entire process and even kept an eye on the property to include scheduling needed repairs so that I didn't need to be there often. This entire situation was far from an easy sale but Sheryl went the extra mile to help us whenever necessary and answered every question or request we had. She and her staff were very responsive to anything we needed and were a joy to work with. I will absolutely recommend Sheryl to anyone selling "south of the river"!
We have used Sheryl to sell and buy two homes in the last 15 years and have found her to be the ultimate professional. From tips on preparing our home right down to negotiating a PA. She was always a phone call away. We have also referred her to two different family members over the years and would not hesitate to refer her again.
Sheryl - You represent the essence of what we feel a realtor should be. Your commitment to the sale of our home was always present as we felt completely assured that everything was under control. Your knowledge in the market and explanations to our questions were always communicated in a prompt response weather it was directly from you or one of your assistants in your office. Thank you for making us feel as though we were your only client even though we were aware of how perpetually busy you were. We have and will continue to recommend you to everyone we know!! Blessings!
Sheryl is absolutely amazing when it comes to selling houses!!! She goes above and beyond to sell the house. The resources she uses is outstanding. Her drive and willingness to work with me, to sell and buy a new home was a great experience. I would recommend Sheryl and her team to anyone looking to get top dollar for their house from a realtor who really cares for her clients. You will not be disapointed when Sheryl is working for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
During the past six months we sold two homes and purchased a new home with Sheryl's help. She provided prompt objective feedback at every step allowing us to achieve our goals and feel good about each transaction. Sheryl operates with great integrity. You never need to question whether she has your best interest in mind. We strongly recommend Sheryl for your realtor needs as she will support you well in every facet of the process.
We went thru much effort to find a realtor that provided a real value added to the process. The recommendation from Greg Bjorkland led to us interviewing you. We were very impressed by the type and degree of analysis done to determine the market for our home; for the multiple channels to the marketplace that you used; your team approach that covered all the time sensitive bases needed to get us to closing; and probably most of all; your really profound ability and insight in analyzing and handling sensitive issues and negotiations. Barb & I found ourselves saying about 6 different times throughout this experience how incredibly grateful we were that we had Sheryl on the job. And I don't hesitate to say that I've never said that about any realtor before. Thank you again!