Hometown Realty in Hutchinson, MN has earned the reputation in the Hutchinson area as a real estate company that is knowledgeable, professional, honest, reliable and able to “get the job done.” We take the confidence that buyers and sellers place in our company seriously.
We have 10 full time real estate agents, two licensed staff personnel, and one part time staff person. All the experience and knowledge that this group of people, bring to our company is priceless.
We are proud to be Hutchinson’s “Hometown“ real estate team since 1985.
Our goal is to provide quality service ensuring the highest level of representation to our real estate buyers and sellers. During 2012, Hometown Realty had 40 percent more listings sold in the city of Hutchinson than any other real estate company (according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service) which shows that we are accomplishing our goal.
More than 250 years’ experience is not expensive… it’s priceless
I’ve written before about how much living in a small town means to me.
During a recent heavy snowfall, I met my dad and step mom for dinner at one of the locally owned restaurants in Hutchinson. The snowfall was heavy throughout the evening and when we were done, we walked out to the parking area. Here was one of the owners of the restaurant with a shovel in his hand. He had shoveled a path to my dad’s car so they would not have to walk in the snow. Then he proceeded to brush off all the snow from the car!
Needless to say, this owners’ thoughtfulness was beyond kind. I will continue to eat at this restaurant and won’t forget the kindness they showed my dad and his wife. This is just one example of the advantages of living in a small town such as Hutchinson, MN.
When it comes time for you to upgrade, downgrade or purchase your first home in Hutchinson or the surrounding communities of McLeod county be sure to contact the MN real estate professionals at Hometown Realty.
Only in a small town.
Some people think that if you put a for sale sign in the yard, buyers will appear. Well, it’s not quite that easy.
With the Minnesota real estate market as challenging as it has been for the past several years, we at Hometown Realty in Hutchinson, MN decided that we would not cut out any of our marketing strategies that had worked so well for so many years. At Hometown Realty we believe that we need to market a home for sale using every marketing tool we have available. We also made the decision to not charge sellers administration fees or raise our commission rates.
Hometown Realty starts by having our in-house stager meet with the seller and make suggestions that will help the home show in its best light (at no cost to the seller.)
Once the home is ready for showing, we put the for sale sign in the yard, attach the brochure box to the sign, take all our interior and exterior pictures, and enter the information into our Multiple Listing Service.
Next we complete a virtual tour done of the home and post it in the MLS and on our website at www.hometownmn.com. We write an ad for the newspaper (where we advertise the home for sale) and the Real Estate Guide highlighting the special features of the home.
Inside the home, we place an acrylic holder that contains information sheets and the seller’s real estate disclosure statements for the potential buyer to look over when they are viewing the home.
We hold open houses for both the public and other real estate agents to give the home more exposure in our search for a buyer.
So, you can see, that just putting a for sale sign in the yard is not enough to get a home sold. Contact the MN real estate experts at Hometown Realty in Hutchinson, MN for your home buying or selling needs.
Selling your home is not a game, so buyers need to feel that “the price is right” when they walk through your home the first time.
I’ve mentioned before that the first impression that a potential buyer has of the home is very important. It’s also just as important that the buyer feels the home is priced right. If a potential buyer thinks the home is overpriced, there will be little consideration given to the home.
We are experiencing a “seller’s market” that we have not had for several years in the Hutchinson, MN and surrounding area real estate market. This typically means that the sellers are able to realize more money for their homes than before. Even with that being the case, the buyers in our market are very informed and know which homes are properly priced and which are not.
So, when you decide to sell your home, be sure to price it right and contact the Minnesota real estate experts at Hometown Realty in Hutchinson, MN.
We at Hometown Realty in Hutchinson, MN have seen a dramatic drop in the sale of distressed property in McLeod County. Distressed property means foreclosures and short sales.
As you can see by the graphs below, traditional home sales have risen 17.1%. Foreclosed homes have dropped 27.8% and short sales have dropped 16.7%.
This is good news for the economy and the McLeod County real estate market.