Dream Team Realty
Dream Team Realty Jeff and Suellen Alker, Realtors


By: Brian Davis
Click here to view or print the entire September report compliments of the ACRE Corporate Cabinet.
Sales: Waterfront sales on Lake Martin totaled 37 units in September. Though the same number as the month prior, sales in September soared by 42 percent compared to last year, which established a new peak for the month. Year-to-date sales through September are up 23.7 percent from 2014.
Supply: The Lake Martin waterfront inventory in September was 309 units, a decrease of 10.7 percent from September 2014 and 45.3 percent below (this is good news) the month of September peak in 2008 (565 units). September inventory fell 12 percent from the prior month. This direction is consistent with historical data indicating that September inventory on average (2010-14) decreases from the month of August by 3.9 percent. There were 8.4 months of housing supply in September, a favorable decrease of 73.7 percent from the September peak in 2010 (31.8 months of supply).
Demand: September waterfront sale remained unchanged from August. This direction contrast with historical data that indicates September sales, on average (2010-14), decrease by 27.6 percent from the month of August.
Pricing: The Lake Martin waterfront median sales price in September  was $390,000, an increase of 20.6 percent from September 2014 and 2.6 percent above the prior month. This direction is consistent with historical data indicating that the September median sales price on average (2010-14) increases 4.3 percent from the month of August. Pricing can & will fluctuate from month-to-month due to the changing sample size of data (closed transactions) being subject to seasonal buying patterns. A broader lens as to pricing trends is appropriate and we highly recommend contacting a local real estate professional for additional market pricing information.
Industry Perspective: Steve Arnsberg, Vice President of Residential Sales with Russell Lands at Lake Martin: “We expect, given the very attractive interest rates coupled with reduced inventory, that the future will see more new construction. Recent additions at The Ridge and the new Cedar Point development are well timed to provide needed inventory to meet demand for Lake Martin waterfront homes. The reset in the list price to sales price ratio will continue for the foreseeable future. While the increase in property values is impressive, prices are still well below peak values of the mid-2000’s.

What our clients are saying  

I enjoyed working with Suellen, my home buying experience with very smooth. She was always honest and upfront, and never made me feel pressured just to get a sale.

 

~ S. Jones

Suellen worked with my husband and me for about six months helping us find our forever home on Lake Martin. We probably viewed fifty houses until we found it. She was always courteous and kind. She was never forceful or rude. I would recommend Team Alker to anyone.

 

~ E & J Wesson

Suellen got us a GREAT deal on the sale of our house -FULL PRICE! She also helped us buy our forever home at the same time. She was very professional, extremely helpful, and kept in constant communication with us throughout the entire process on both the sale and the purchase. We very highly recommend her to any prospective home buyers or sellers.

 

~ J. Strickland

My family really enjoyed working with both Jeff and Suellen. They were willing to meet us on our schedule which was a big help to us. They helped set up our utilities because lived out of town. I can't say enough about Team Alker!!!

 

~ M. & K. White

Suellen was so patient and helpful in our search for the perfect house on Lake Martin. She was readily available to answer any questions or show properties. We would definitely recommend Team Alker for any real estate needs!

 

~ D. & K. Greene

It was a delightful experience working with Suellen and Team Alker. My initial conversation was with Mr.Alker. He connected me with Mrs. Suellen Alker and she closed the deal! She was patient with me as a first time home buyer- specifically helping me to stay within my budget. Also,she worked tirelessly with me until we found the exact fit! I highly recommend Team Alker!

 

~ G. Dees

Team Alker was very helpful and stayed involved through entire purchase process. They answered all questions and followed through helping correct any problems with property. Very helpful putting us in contact with contractors in the area. We would highly recommend Team Alker and will use them again if we are on market.

 

~ E. & N. Ziebach

Suellen helped us in so many ways throughout our home buying process. We could not be more pleased with her willingness to help and provide insight. Communication was her strong suit and allowed us to rest easy knowing everything was being taken care of. We highly recommend using Suellen for your future home purchase!! She will not disappoint

 

~ C. Butts

Highly likely to recommend 05/02/2017 - karen anne reynolds Bought and sold a home in 2017 in Cherokee Bluffs, Dadeville, AL 36853. Local knowledge: 5 stars Process expertise: 5 stars Responsiveness: 5 stars Negotiation skills: 5 stars A great team who took the time to meet with us to understand our goals, advise on the market and costs, and just generally were great fun to work with. Full of energy, not only did they sell our condo in record time but also found us our next one!

 

~ K.A. Reynolds

Highly likely to recommend 5 stars 05/02/2017 - karen anne reynolds Bought and sold a home in 2017 in Cherokee Bluffs, Dadeville, AL 36853. Local knowledge: 5 stars Process expertise: 5 stars Responsiveness: 5 stars Negotiation skills: 5 stars A great team who took the time to meet with us to understand our goals, advise on the market and costs, and just generally were great fun to work with. Full of energy, not only did they sell our condo in record time but also found us our next one!

 

~ J. Cooper

Highly likely to recommend 01/27/2017 - fiets Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $375K in Alexander City, AL. Local knowledge: 5 Process expertise: 5 Responsiveness: 5 Negotiation skills: 5 Superb to work with. Very knowledgeable. They were very professional, answered all our questions. Very knowledgeable about realestate and all areas of Alex City. Even prayed for us at their church. Suellen was a godsend for us. The best real estate team in Alexander City Alabama

 

~ A. LeGrand

Jeff and Suellen Alker are dynamos. They are hard workers. They answer your phone calls and get right back to you. Even when they had the flu! If they don't have the answers right away they will tell you and estimate on when they will have one. They leave no stone unturned. They also are the nicest people you could ever meet. We developed a friendship quickly with them. They sold our condo and helped us buy our new home. We are very happy. We feel blessed we found them. David & Marianne Fuller

 

~ D. & M. Fuller

Local knowledge: 5 Process expertise: 5 Responsiveness: 5 Negotiation skills: 5 Suellen was wonderful from the beginning of the process. She kept me informed about every detail of my homes sale. From the day I met her I felt very comfortable with her professionalism but it seemed like we have known each other forever! I would highly recommend her and her husband for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

 

~ S. Spear

Local knowledge: 5 Process expertise: 5 Responsiveness: 5 Negotiation skills: 5 Very pleased with all contacts with Jeff and Suellen. We are progressing well and I plan to use them when I purchase my new home. I have contacted Jeff so that he can show me a house I saw on Zillow and we are making an appointment to do so.

 

~ B. Sanders

Local knowledge: 5 Process expertise: 5 Responsiveness: 5 Negotiation skills: 5 Jeff went above and beyond by taking videos of the home for me. Since I am relocating I couldn't go see the property in person. Jeff even walked the woods behind the house to show me the entire property. He quickly got the answers to all my questions.

 

~ D. Randall

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