Egg Harbor Township, NJ Real Estate Market Trends

Here's an update on what's happening in the Egg Harbor Township Real Estate Market.

Here’s an update on the trends in the Egg Harbor Township, NJ real estate market.  This chart compares February 2019 with February 2018.  New listings were down 12.8%. Closed sales were also down slightly from 36 units to 33 units.  Days on Market decreased to 70 days.  Median Sales Price went up to $184,000. Up 1.4% from the previous year.  Percentage of list price received also went up to 98.2% of list price.

To interpret this it means that inventory is down and prices are up slightly.  This means we are moving slowly from a buyer’s market toward a seller’s market.  If you are thinking about selling your Egg Harbor Township home it may be a good time to consider selling now.  Also, If you’ve been waiting to buy a home now is a great time to buy before prices continue to increase.  I’f you’re considering buying or selling a home in Egg Harbor Township please contact us for a free consultation.

Contact Us Now

Don’t Do These 3 Things If You Want To Sell Your Egg Harbor Township, NJ House

Here are 3 critical mistakes you want to avoid to sell your Egg Harbor Township, NJ House.

Read this first before making one of these 3 critical mistakes seller’s make when selling their Egg Harbor Township, NJ home.

  • Over price the home!  This may seem like a no brainer but many home sellers will over price their home thinking they will net more money.  In fact overpricing your home can actually lead to netting less than if you priced it right from the beginning.  Most home sellers will overprice their homes for the following reasons:
    • Bad information.  They may have inaccurate information on what their home is worth.
    • Room for negotiations.  Sellers may price the home high expecting to get a lower offer.  However if the home is priced too high you won’t get any offers
    • Net proceeds.  Some sellers will price the home based on what they need to net rather than what the home is worth.
  • Prepare the home to be sold.  Home staging works to help the house show like a model home.  If the house is messy or cluttered or dirty it will not show well and may turn off buyers completely.  Preparing your home to be sold helps your Egg Harbor Township home sell faster and for more money.  We offer our clients a Room By Room Home Staging Checklist to help them prepare the home to be sold.  We also work with professional home stagers that can provide services to home owners and even furnish and decorate vacant homes.
  • Bad photography.  It’s amazing how many homes I see for sale online with horrible photos.  There are blurry pictures, dark pictures, pictures with the home owner in them etc.  Most home buyers start their search on the internet and pictures are the first impression.  You only get one chance to make a great first impression.  Make sure you have great photos and use a professional photographer.

I hope this list helps you as you prepare to sell your Egg Harbor Township, NJ home.  Contact us for a free consultation so we can help you net more money and have a faster sale.  Best wishes, Matt

Contact Us Now

7 Tips To Choose A Real Estate Agent For Selling In Egg Harbor Township NJ

Don't hire a real estate agent in Egg Harbor Township without checking on these things first

Selling your Egg Harbor Township home is a big decision.  Buying and selling a home can be one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime.  Here are 7 tips for picking a great real estate agent for selling your Egg Harbor Township home.
  1. Talk with agents’ recent clients.  Ask for a list of past clients and references from the agent your considering.  Check for online testimonials and reviews.
  2. Check for license and disciplinary actions.  You can look up agent’s NJ license numbers here: https://www20.state.nj.us/DOBI_LicSearch/recSearch.jsp
  3. Ask about professional awards.  NJ agents receive the Circle Of Excellence Award.  If the agent hasn’t earned this award in the past year they are most likely not a full time agent and have not done an exceptional volume of business.  My dad and I have consistently earned this award.  Last year we earned the silver and bronze awards.
  4. Select the right broker.  The company does matter.  Keller Williams Realty is the #1 selling broker in Egg Harbor Township, NJ with 263 units sold last year.
  5. Find out how experienced an agent is.  Ask for the number of transactions the agent has had over the  past year. Combined The Haviland Group had 67+ transitions sides and over $12 million in sales volume in 2018.
  6. Look at the agent’s current listings and sold listings.  Does the agent have listings for sale in Egg Harbor Township and how many sold in the last year? Last year we sold 14 homes in Egg Harbor Township.
  7. Gauge the agent’s knowledge of the area.  Egg Harbor Township is a unique location.  It’s a large township with everything from waterfront homes, farm properties, developments, 55 and over communities and golf course properties.  Each section of the township is different and you need an agent that understands this.

Market share by units for Egg Harbor Township, NJ in 2018.

If you need an agent to help you sell your Egg Harbor Township home contact us now for a free consultation.

Contact Us Now

5 Tips To Sell A Unique Property In Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Not every house is the same and sometimes there are no comparable homes to go by.

Recently I met with a few seller clients that wanted advice on selling their unique homes.  In Egg Harbor Township there are many developments where the houses are very similar and it’s very easy to determine market value.  There are also many unique homes and properties that may be difficult to find any homes to compare with them.  In the township there are waterfront homes, farm properties, historic homes and interesting mixed use properties.  So how do you sell a unique property that’s not your typical cookie cutter home?

  1.  First I like to take a look at what the highest and best use for the property would be.  Is it on a large piece of land?  Could it be subdivided?
  2. Then I like to look at who the potential buyer would be.  Are their attributes of the home or property that would appeal to certain buyers?  Is it in a waterfront location or close to parks and recreation.  Determining the likely buyer can also help determine how they may position the value of the home.
  3. Look for similar properties.  Do the best to find similar homes even if they are in another city nearby.
  4. I also like to help my clients evaluate if there are upgrades or improvements to the property that could be done to significantly improve the value of the property.
  5. Another option is to have an appraisal done on the property.  This will help give you an idea of how the appraiser would determine value and then price the property close to the appraised value.

If you or someone you know has a unique property and you need help determining the value.  Contact me for a free consultation.  Best wishes, Matt

What are the best schools in Atlantic County NJ

Here are the best schools and school districts in Atlantic County

Traditionally Linwood has always been sought after as one of the best school districts in the county.  Linwood is still one of the best school districts and as I studied for this article I found a few surprises.  According to www.niche.com the number one Elementary school was:  William H. Ross III Intermediate School in Margate.  This school received an A+ rating.  Eugene A. Tighe Middle School in Margate was also the number one public middle school with an A rating.

Margate’s schools are fantastic.  However Margate’s high school is Atlantic City High School which is not top rated and received a B grade.  The number one high school was Mainland Regional High School in Linwood with an A rating and number two was Egg Harbor Township High School also with an A rating.  Linwood’s Bellhaven Middle School and Seaview Elementary School came in number two behind Margate so overall Linwood is still the best ranked school district.

When you’re buying a home and need help selecting the right school district you need a real estate agent that knows the school systems and districts and can help you determine what schools are best for your needs.  Contact me for a free consultation.  Also, comment on this post and let me know what you think are the best schools and school districts in Atlantic County.  Best wishes, Matt

 

Real Estate Market Update For Egg Harbor Township NJ

Here’s a quick look at the real estate market for Egg Harbor Township, NJ from our latest research report.  Home price do vary on a monthly basis as often time one high or low priced home can skew the numbers.  Here are the important numbers to look at for single family homes.  Inventory is down nearly 5%.  Home prices are up 2.3% year to date.  Days on market is down to 71 days on market year to date and just 55 days on market for the month of November.  Closed sales are up nearly 8% year to date.Real Estate Market Update For Egg Harbor Township NJ

 

For condos and townhomes prices are up year to date by nearly 30%.  The number of closed sales is down 32% year to date.  Egg-Harbor-Township-December2108marketupdate

If you or someone you know if buying or selling a home in Egg Harbor Township, NJ contact me for customized market report based on your specific criteria and location.

Love Life in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Living and loving life in Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Egg Harbor Township is an excellent place to put down roots and live within a home-town community.There are several neighborhoods which offer a variety of homes, both older and newer constructions, ideal for raising a family, creating a retreat away from work, or enjoying retirement. Whatever your lifestyle and personal needs for a house, Egg Harbor Township is a place worthy of calling home.

Life in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Life in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Demographically speaking,Egg Harbor Township is a diverse community, in cultural heritage, education, and career/work background. With a larger proportion of the households being families, Egg Harbor Township provides excellent resources and amenities such as top-rated schools, parks and plenty of social opportunities, making it easy to connect with other families and build community bonds.  With many neighborhoods and sections you’re sure to find the right one for you.

Situated along the New Jersey coastline, it’s easy to get out and experience the rugged beauty of the scenic, coastal landscape along Great Egg Harbor Bay and River, Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area and Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve; just to name a few spots wort checking out. With the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve right in our backyard, an almost endless run of trails awaits exploration.

Fun Fact: Great Egg Harbor get its name from the vast number of bird eggs which covered the meadow lands along the bay and river shoreline.

Egg Harbor Township is located minutes from Atlantic City and Ocean City and all the great beach towns like Margate, Longport, Ventnor and Brigantine.  Egg Harbor Township is located 1 hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City.

We have homes of all styles and budgets.  From condos, single family homes, 55 and over communities and even riverfront and waterfront homes.  Egg Harbor Township also offers new construction homes from some of the nations top builders.  This community is also conveniently located near shopping, medical facilities and and great restaurants.  Egg Harbor Township has a lot to offer come and see for yourself.

If you want to view homes in Egg Harbor Township, get the conversation started with me today at 609-338-3773 or contact me here.

New Listing! 7097 English Creek Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home on one acre with a two car garage

House for sale in Egg Harbor Twp. NJ

Come check out this fantastic house for sale in Egg Harbor Twp. NJ. Priced to sell at $190,000.  This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home is on a 1 acre lot in a quiet section of Egg Harbor Township.

House for sale, Egg Harbor Twp. NJ

Gourmet Kitchen with double oven, granite counters, and soft-close drawers. Tankless hot water, radiant heat flooring, new front windows, wood stove, master bed with walk in closet, deck, 2 car garage and a fantastic back yard.

Join me for an open house Saturday December 15th from 1-3 PM.

The Good Life Goes on After 55 in The Village Grande at English Mill

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey's best 55 and over community.

If you’re approaching retirement and looking to enjoy the good life with more time for your active lifestyle, you’ll want to check out The Village Grande at English Mill. Located in Egg Harbor Township, this adult only, 55+ community has it all, from finely appointed homes to community amenities and events throughout the year; there’s always something going on at The Village Grande.

Originally built between 2006-2017, there are six different floorplans, with each property boasting its own upgrades and features which were available at the time of construction. As a premier, developed community, home features may include security and high-tech options, extended patios, screened-in porches and year-round sunrooms. All properties have at least 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2-car garage. These single-family homes range from 1,558- 2,261 square feet on one or two levels.

The Village Grande at English Mill is six miles from I-76, about an hour drive to the Philadelphia International Airport, making the location ideal for anyone who loves to travel or has frequent visitors, but also wants to live outside a major metro area. The Village Grande is conveniently located near a wide variety of entertainment and activities, such as New Jersey beaches, casinos, and theme parks. Other exciting attractions are just a short drive away in nearby Atlantic City and Ocean City. Everyday needs and local fun are easily found in Egg Harbor Township as well. Convenience is just one reason The Village Grande is the perfect place for active adults to call home.

With countless amenities featured, there’s something for everyone at The Village Grande at English Mill. The Grande Club is a 10,000 square foot clubhouse which is the center of community life, including public and private events. The Club has a beautiful ballroom for any special occasion; residents can take full advantage of the facilities to celebrate that special birthday or anniversary.

In addition to space for events, the Grande Club features a fitness center with an indoor lap pool for year-round exercise, plus two saunas and locker rooms. Other amenities include meeting rooms, a lounge and catering kitchen, two card rooms, an arts and crafts studio, library, and billiards room. There’s also an outdoor pool with a sun deck open for seasonal use. Beyond swimming, residents enjoy the use of two tennis courts, two bocce ball courts, and a putting green. Add in scenic walking trails around two beautiful ponds, and you can see just how good life is at The Village Grande.

There’s never a shortage of ideas for what to do next at The Village Grande at English Mill. For those who enjoy the socializing offered by a 55-plus community, there are a number of interesting ways to connect and have a great time with your neighbors. Holiday celebrations are always big events with breakfasts, dinners, and parties inspired by the 4th of July, Halloween, Grandparent’s Day and more.

Sports-minded residents can enjoy fishing, cycling, jogging and tennis clubs. Keep your mind and your body active and intrigued with the walking or travel club, or mornings with Thai Chi and water aerobics. For hobbyists, there’s a selection of clubs and regularly scheduled activities to choose from. Take your pick of arts & crafts, computers, book clubs and gardening, just to name a few.

You’re also free to enjoy purely social clubs like Dine Around, the Women’s Club and a Veterans Club. Join tea parties, day trips around the region and a variety of different card and game nights – Pinochle or Canasta anyone? There’s something for everyone – maybe you’ll find something new to enjoy! Check out the full list of clubs and active lifestyle groups for what may spark your interest.

The different home models in The Village Grande range in floor plan and square footage. Two of the original model plans, the Deerfield and Eden, are properties with an extra room, ideal for a den or guest space. If you’re looking for more room, you’ll want to watch for these properties to come on the market. These properties are also priced in the mid-range of the market. Whether you want a single story or two-level home or are seeking a listing with some extra bells and whistles from when The Village Grande and English Mill first came available, you’ll want to work with an agent who knows the community. Matt Haviland has been working with buyers and sellers in this 55+ community for many years now and is familiar with the different floor plans and special features you may be looking for. If you like this community, you’ll also want to take a look at The Village Grande at Little Mill which boasts the same great floor plans and amenities in Egg Harbor Township.

For more information on The Village Grande at English Mill or its sister property The Village Grande at Little Mill and living in Egg Harbor Township, call Matt Haviland with The Haviland Group and Keller Williams Realty today at 609-338-3773 or via e-mail to find out how he can help you.

 

 

 

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore Is The Real Estate Sales Leader In Egg Harbor Township, NJ

The new sales leader in Egg Harbor Township NJ is Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore with the highest year to date units and sales volume.

Recently one of our competitors has been advertising as the Egg Harbor Township, NJ real estate sales leader.  I questioned whether this was true and discovered that at one time they were the sales leader however year to date real numbers show that Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore is number one in sales volume and sales units.  I have included some charts and graphs to show this.  These are real numbers taken from the South Jersey Shore Regional Multiple Listing Service.

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore units sold in Egg Harbor Township increased 73.68% as of September 21st 2017 compared to year to date numbers from 2016.  165 units have been sold year to date and our next closest competitor sold 131 units.  Units sold is the number one indicator of who the sales leader is in a community and we are dominating that category.

 

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore sales volume increased 53.96% as of September 1st 2017 compared to year to date numbers from 2016.  Year to date sales volume for 2017 is $24,814,297.00 making it number one.  Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore is number one in market share also with 16.6% market share  based on units sold.  So the new sales leader is Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore and we have the data to prove it.  If you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ I’m your local home town real estate consultant and I’m happy to help.  Call me at 609-484-9890 ext 132 or send me a message on this site.

Best wishes, Matt

P.S. Here are the actual sales numbers taken from our multiple listing service showing how we stack up against the competition.

YTD Total # Units as of 9-21-17

YTD Total $ Volume as of 9-21-17

YTD 2017 vs YTD 2016 Change in # Units as of 9-21-17

YTD 2017 vs YTD 2016 as of 9-21-17