2016 was a successful year for the Ohio housing market. The past year was the busiest year since 2005 as home purchases rose by almost 8 percent. Sales in December were more than 2 percent higher than the sales from 2015 and the average sale price for the last year was $159,531. “Solid job creation throughout 2016 and exceptionally low mortgage rates translated into a good year for the housing market.” (Clevland.Com, Michelle Jarboe, 24 Jan. 2017, http://realestate.cleveland.com/realestate-news/2017/01/ohios_housing_market_had_its_b.html) Accessed 3 Feb. 2017. However, in the last month mortgage rates have raised which are potentially putting a threat on the sale growth.
A leading real estate agent in the community is Tammy Mazzocco. Mazzocco has been a leading agent in Ohio since the summer of 2000. With the help of agents like Tammy, consumers in the housing market have been contributing to the growth of sales in the Ohio real estate sector. “I treat my clients’ time and investment as I would my own. I don’t focus on the commission coming at the end of the deal…I stayed in the moment and focused on the deal and what is best for the client at all times.” (Ideamensh, Tammy Mazzocco, https://ideamensch.com/tammy-mazzocco/) Accessed 3 Feb. 2017
Mazzocco believes in setting goals and breaking them down into a step-by-step process. With her organization and strategizing, Tammy’s process for real estate has been an asset for cultivating the growth in the Ohio housing market. Customer service and willingness to focus on the clients needs is the type of strategy that real estate agents have been adapting to in this modern age of house sales. According to remax.com, based on the sales numbers, the housing market has a 3.6-month supply of available housing. Buyers are in an opportune position to take advantage of the market.