Friday, March 20, 2015

A strong finish and fast start...

Well...we did it!  Jose Medina and Associates achieved the number one team for Remax Realtors in
all of Ohio...and we thank YOU!  Our success is yours and we are deeply grateful that you continue to entrust our team with your real estate needs.  Currently, we are ranked #61 out of 5,485 Remax teams in the United States.  That places us in the top 2% of Real Estate teams in the US!  We are also celebrating  the $92,655 that Remax Crossroads raised for Children's Miracle Network!  Because of you, Jose Medina & Associates were the top team contributor to CMN.  Yep...we are all grinning today for sure because you helped make a real difference.  Thank you.  It was a strong finish to 2014, and a quick start to 2015!  Let's make a difference together!  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 2015 Market Update Letter


I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying 2015! We are off to a busy start with many new
properties entering the market as sellers take advantage of all the activity.  As a result, it is very important to determine your homes’ position in the market. There are three critical elements to your homes’ placement -  We call it the “3 P’s of selling”!

PRICE – By properly setting the price you will create value in the buyer’s mind and stay in front on the market by being more aggressive instead of chasing it down. Keep in mind, the market determines the value of every home and it all depends on what a buyer is willing to pay.

PACKAGING – This is the condition of your home and property. Take a tour of your home,
looking at it as a new buyer would.  Fix or repair any problems you see, but keep in mind improvements made to the property should be done for enjoyment not resale. An improvement cannot be made to the home and then used with the expectation that a buyer will pay the original cost for the improvement. In accordance, maintenance preserves value, it does not create value. For instance if a new roof is needed, it was needed as a maintenance requirement and cannot be added to the market price of your home.

PROMOTION – Marketing is very important in order to secure buyers who not only want to tour your property, but ultimately will write an offer. You can count on Jose Medina & Associates to do our very best to market your property in as many venues as possible; MyStarkCountyHome.com, Homes.com, HarmonHomes.com, Craigslist.com, Trulia.com, Yahoo Real Estate and Zillow.com. Your home is listed on numerous other websites and will often be advertised on the back cover of the Real Estate section of The Repository, as well as our new text lead system for your property.  Also check out the new and improved JoseSellsHomes.com. 

Ultimately, the seller (YOU), are in control of 2 out of the 3 factors that determine if your home will sell. Keep in mind that every home is in both a pricing war and beauty contest with all other homes.


Your Real Estate Team,

Jose Medina & Associates

Friday, February 13, 2015

One Word...

We are officially six weeks into the New Year - How's your focus on all those resolutions?  Yeah...we understand.  That's why our team collectively pauses at the beginning of each new year to reflect on where we've been and to consider where we'd like to go in the year ahead.  This purposed pondering always leads each of us to our ONE WORD for the year.  Instead of writing lists of resolutions that tend to leave us defeated by week 2 of the new year, we take ONE WORD that captures an important area in our lives where we desire change or growth and we center on it every day.  It's purpose-filled living folks and we invite you along!  What's your ONE WORD for 2015?

Here's a link to a free printable One Word poster!



Here's a list of our team member's ONE WORD to help get you started...

*THRIVE * BALANCE * ORGANIZE * ACCOUNTABILITY * 
FEARLESS * FORGIVENESS * PACE * CONTRIBUTION * HEART 
COMMIT * CHALLENGE * PREPARE *

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A little client backchat for the New Year...

Happiest New Year!  We optimistically enter 2015 with gratitude and focus.  
Here's what a few of our clients have to say about Jose Medina & Associates... 
What better way to begin than with some positive talk to set our trajectory!  

"My wife and I feel very fortunate and blessed to have worked with Valerie Rasinar in our home buying experience.  She always went above and beyond her duties as a realtor, and she truly is a very kind and amazing person.  We will certainly recommend Valerie and your team in the future!"
-Benjamin S.

"The whole experience went easier and faster than I thought it would.  Anita Reese is the best!"
-Rebecca B.

"Everyone was friendly and responded quickly to any of my calls."  Valarie Espenschied was a delight."
-Sandra B.

"Your team was an amazing help throughout the process!  Thank you so much for everything!"
-Courtney B.

"You have a knowledgeable staff, great service and excellent communication throughout the entire process."
-Michele P.

"Your team totally has it together!  Very impressed with the team!"
-Heather B.
We look forward to exceeding your real estate needs in 2015-  Give us a call!  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We wish you a Merry Christmas...

A sincere thanks to the 564 clients and community folks that showed up to share some hot chocolate and a movie with us.  Our 7th Annual Client Appreciation was the biggest yet!  We consider it a great privilege to be a small part of your story.  Thank you.    

We wish you a Merriest Christmas and a hope-filled New Year! 





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Because of YOU...our 7th Annual Client Appreciation Party

 Mark your calendars and invite your people on over to the Canton Palace Theater
 It's our 7th Annual Client Appreciation & Community Party. 
 Come enjoy a FREE viewing of The Grinch starring Jim Carrey on 
Sunday, November 30th at 2PM.  

We want to thank YOU for our best year yet!

Don't forget the giveaways:  4 Cavs Tickets *$200 Gift Card to Kalahari* 42" TV * Xbox One 

Bring the family, and we'll bring the popcorn! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Market Update Report


Yes, it is happening already - Store fronts decorated with tinsel and holly, and Christmas tunes playing!  I know many of you are thinking the holiday months equate to a “slow market”.  You may be questioning your chance of selling your home over November, December, and January, and maybe even wondering if you should just wait until the spring market.  I would encourage you to think otherwise.  Here are 3 very important considerations on why the late fall and winter seasons can be a great time to have your home on the market!

1)                          Less competition.  Over the next few months you will see less and less “For Sale” signs up in your area.  If you choose to take your house off the market and wait for spring, you are also choosing more competition.   

2)                          The motivated, ready to purchase buyers are still out there looking at homes!  Buyers move for all different reasons…job relocation, downsizing, marriages and many more factors that do not revolve around the seasons.  Think about it this way, if a buyer is out looking in November, December and January; they are serious about buying a home!

3)                          The same holds true for the next 90 days as it did for the spring and summer months, the homes that are priced aggressively, marketed properly and show the best will sell.  If any one of those 3 factors are out of line, you will not have a chance to sell in today’s market no matter the season.

 We continue to market aggressively and work just as hard over the holiday months as we do in the spring and summer market!  Let’s have a conversation today about your home selling plan!  Please feel free to call or email me anytime.  

 – Your Realtor, Jose Medina
  

P.S.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!  Our Client Appreciation Party is Sunday November 30th at the Canton Palace Theater.  Enjoy refreshments and a FREE viewing of the “The Grinch” with Jim Carey.  Bring your kids, grandkids, friends & neighbors…everyone is invited!