Uncategorized February 3, 2012

Me vs. the Market – Feb 2012

It’s February already! Where has time gone? I’m about a month behind but here is an update on the real estate market and on my market. Enjoy!


I know, I know its been a little while since I’ve been in touch & updated you on Me vs. the Market! It’s been a busy spring already. I say spring because that’s what our weather has felt like and how the market has been acting. We’ve been busy grooming new listings about to come on the market, generating leads for our current listings & showing properties to buyers. As for the market… If you know of any one considering a purchase now may well be the time!! January was hot.  62 sales in January is second only to 2007 in terms of number of sales.  February will be hotter yet.  Waiting for the market to turn?  It’s turned!  It’s happening RIGHT NOW!


New listings in January (Ames MLS) = 168

Price changes in January (Ames MLS) = 92

Properties Sold in January (Ames MLS) = 62

Properties that went pending in January(Ames MLS) = 104


As for me… I have 6 sides pending (3 listings & 3 buyers) I have 5 more contingent to buyers getting their current properties sold and 2 of those are contingent to lenders accepting a short sale, I 3 very serious buyers who need/want to buy properties ASAP and 7 of my 23 listings will buy another property when theirs sells. My goal is to have 30 listings by March 1st & 40 listings by April 1st. Don’t forget to check out and/or subscribe to my blog Me vs. the Market to keep up with my business, the market & my life. Some of my favorite posts… What I Wouldn’t Do For a Client… How Many Signs Do You Need?… and I Fired A Seller Last Week…



Century 21 is going to have a Super Bowl commercial!! Before the big game we’ll have 12 pre-game commercials and then the “big one” will be during the 3rd quarter of the game. You can check out the 3 teaser ads here…

Smarter… with real estate tycoon Donald Trump

Bolder… with Deion “Primetime” Sanders

Faster… with Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno



***Open House!! Saturday, February 11th from 10:00-11:30am at 45 Latrobe, Mc Callsburg***

I desperately need acreages to sell/list!! I have ready & qualified buyers looking for acreages of all shapes, sizes & prices. If you or someone you know might be interested in selling an acreage please give me a call right away.

Interested in more information on one of my listings? For FREE, recorded information 24/7 call            1-866-674-1431       and enter the code below or you can always check out my listings atwww.brandinelson.com

·         Two duplex properties available, fully rented, cash flowing, very affordable Code #930 or 931

·         2 bedroom/1 bath ranch home, new electrical, roof, windows, flooring & moreCode #9131

·         3 bedroom/1 bath home, open layout, main floor laundry, new siding, fenced yard Code #990

·         4 bedrooms/1 bath on nearly 2 acres, lots of space & storage, main floor laundry,Code #947

·         2 bedroom/2 bath ranch home, large lot, huge attached garage, well maintained, Code #9139

·         1 bedroom/1 bath condo in west Ames, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, Code #975

·         3 bedroom/1 ½ bath ranch home, corner lot, fenced with extra garden/workshop, Code #972

·         PRICE REDUCED! 3 bedroom/1 ½ bath on 4 acres, newer siding, roof & windows, 2 barns, great price, Code #928

·         4 bedroom/2 bath split foyer, nicely decorated, new windows, big garage, big lot, Code #974

·         3 bedroom/2 bath split foyer, new furnace, a/c, flooring, kitchen, bsmt waterproofed, Code #9203

·         3 bedroom/1 bath , nicely updated & decorated, large landscaped yard, backs to alley, Code #948

·         5 bedroom/2 bath, newer roof, siding, windows, kitchen, bathrooms, plumbing!!Code #967

·         PRICE REDUCED! 5 bedroom/2 bath, corner lot, Pottery Barn decorated home, updated kitchen, big rooms, Code #9130

·         4 bedroom/2 bath home, big rooms, hardwood floors, built ins, large kitchen, det garage, Code #956

·         PRICE REDUCED! 4 bedroom/1 ½ bath 2 story home, beautiful built ins, large rooms, huge garage w/shop Code #9161

·         PRICE REDUCED! 3 bedroom/3 bath modern styled home, 2 fireplaces, over 2,700 sq. feet of finished space, Code #962

·         Duplex – 2 bed/1 bath on each side, cash flows, nicely updated, all appliances included, Code #971

·         3-4 bedroom/2 bathroom 2 story home, new roof, tons of updates, finished 3rdfloor space, Code #939

·         3 bedroom/2 bath built-in 2005, under assessed value, finished basement, move in ready, Code #9189

·         5 bedroom/4 bath on 19 acres, 3rdfloor is a master bedroom suite, kitchenette in basement, Code #964

·         3 bedroom/2 ½ bath home on a huge, park like lot, fully fenced, 3 season porch, private, Code #926

·         5 bedroom/3 ½ bath 2 story built, custom-built in 2007, granite counters, big rooms, very nice Code #938


As always… call, text or email me if you have any questions or comments. Oh yeah, in the next 2 weeks you will know of friends, neighbors, or coworkers who are looking to sell or buy a home or need a mortgage. Be sure to tell them about me and call me right away with their phone numbers so that I can help them, too!

Have a great day!


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Brandi Nelson
CENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateBrandi.Nelson@CENTURY21.com
1615 Golden Aspen Drive
Suite 104
Ames,  IA   50010
Phone             515.233.2623
Cell             515.291.0914
Fax 515.232.9278

Featured Listings:
340 Grand Ave, Story City
5 bedroom – 2 bath
MLS# 32705

Beautiful pottery barn, 2 story home with 5 bedrooms. Big bedroom & full bath upstairs. Kitchen, living room, dining room, entryway, office & another full bath on main. Enjoy the wood fireplace. Great kitchen with tile floors, all appliances stay. Main floor laundry. Big yard is completely fenced. New concrete pad for off street parking.
$132,000 – View Listing
2002-04 Melrose Ave, Ames
0 bedroom – 0 bath
MLS# 34476

Wonderful duplex in great neighborhood. Both sides currently rented with leases until 8/12. 1 side has 2 bdrms & 1 bath the other has 2-3 bdrms & 1.5 baths. Both sides nicely updated. Full basement & incluide all appliances. Would make a great owner/occupied property. Has a 2 car garage too. 1/2 block to Cy Ride stop & has off street parking too.
$159,900 – View Listing
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