Prudential Select Properties to Participate in The National Open House Weekend
04/22/2013

Prudential Real Estate realtors will be participating in the National Open House Weekend with 115 open houses happening from the weekend of Sat., April 20 through Sun. April 21. All are welcome to check out the numerous open houses in the Greater St. Louis area.

Online PR News – 22-April-2013 – St. Louis, MO – ST. LOUIS – Prudential Select Properties will have several Realtors participating in the Nationwide Open House Weekend from Sat., April 20 to Sun., April 21, here and all across the nation.

For one weekend, Realtors will be holding open houses in neighborhoods from coast to coast, bringing value to both buyers and sellers. The event also provides a tremendous opportunity to promote the benefits of homeownership and continue an open dialogue with customers about the housing issues that matter most to them.

Over 100 Prudential Select Properties real estate agents will be hosting 115 open houses in several areas of St. Louis including South County, Des Peres, Clayton, O’Fallon, Jefferson County, Ballwin and Chesterfield, Northwest County, Town & Country, St. Charles County, and Troy, Mo.

The Realtor Nationwide Open House aims to engage consumers regarding the benefits of homeownership to families, communities, and the economy. Realtors will also be present at the open houses to offer expert insight and advice regarding the local housing market and to answer questions from consumers concerning the home buying and selling process.

According to the data from the National Association of Realtors®, the typical recently purchased home was 1,860 square feet and was built in 1996. The typical buyer purchased a home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, while slightly half of the homes purchased were on a single level. When it comes to home features, buyers prefer central air conditioning the most while walk-in closets were second. The two most common rooms buyers were willing to spend more for included a laundry room and a den/home office.

The National Association of Realtors® 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers also indicates that in 2012, 45 percent of all buyers used an open house as a source in their home search process. The report also showed that repeat buyers, those with income between $55,000 and $75,000, buyers 65 years or older, and couples are much more likely to find their home through an open house compared to others.

Data from www.realtor.com indicates that this spring will likely be a particularly busy home-shopping season. Homes are on the market approximately 98 days nationwide – a decrease of nearly 12 percent year after year. In addition, the number of homes on the market has also decreased since this time last year by nearly 16 percent; therefore, today’s buyers are competing for fewer homes and must act more quickly as homes are selling more quickly.

The Realtors at Prudential Select Properties urge those thinking of purchasing a home in the Greater St. Louis region to visit one or more of their plentiful open houses this weekend and are looking forward to a great turnout.

Formed in 2002, Prudential Select Properties has ten offices in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, representing over 500 agents. They specialize in St. Louis County real estate, St. Charles real estate, and Lincoln County real estate, and they strive to find their customers the best homes for sale in the greater St. Louis area.

Prudential Select Properties has recently been named as the 18th Largest Female-Owned Business in the Greater St. Louis Region, and they have also been awarded with the 2012 Readers’ Choice Top Agent Award from STLtoday.com.

Prudential Select Properties has recently expanded into a new location in Clayton, Missouri. Their new location is located in Upper End Properties at 7721 Clayton Road and is headed by manager Gretchen Adams.

Prudential Select ranks as the #1 locally-owned real estate firm in St. Louis. They are also ranked as #31 in the Prudential Real Estate Services national network, #3 in the St. Louis Business Journal Book of Lists of Top Real Estate firms, #2 in real estate transactions recorded by the St. Louis Association of Realtors, and are in the top 20% of real estate firms nationwide.

Prudential Select Properties also strongly believes in giving back to their local community. Throughout the years, their members have participated in many fundraising activities in St. Louis, including golf tournaments, auctions, trivia nights, and listing programs. They are also very heavily involved in giving back to The Sunshine Kids Foundation and Angels’ Arms.

For more information, please call Prudential Select Properties at (314) 835-6000 or visit them online at www.discoverstl.com.