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Toby Boyce, president and broker at C.G. Boyce Real Estate Co., has been chosen for the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign supporting the American Cancer Association.
“If I raise, $10,000 I’ll dye my hair pink! – Toby
“One of my first memories is sitting in a doctor’s office while mom underwent treatment for breast cancer,” Toby said. “She battled breast cancer at a time when the treatment was light years away from where it is today. And we owe that to the research and development that was supported by money raised through organizations like the American Cancer Society.”
Toby’s mom, Janice, was able to beat breast cancer via a double mastectomy and lymph node removal and has been cancer free for more than 30 years. But the effect it had on Toby’s life was a key factor in his decision to join the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
We have made a goal to raise $10,000 in the next two months and if we succeed – Toby will dye his hair pink! (And maybe Oilvia’s hair as well, mother’s approval pending).
This will be Boyce’s first multi-year term on the Professional Development Committee for the National Association of REALTORS®. He is also currently Vice Chair for the Communications Committee for the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and will assume the chair duties later this year. Boyce is also active on the public relations committee and is a former State Director for the Delaware County Board of REALTORS®.
Boyce is a graduate of Danville High School, earned his bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College and his master’s in business administration from Heidelberg College.
Boyce, a full-time licensed real estate agent since 2006, is married to Gretchen (Golling) Boyce and the couple has a boxer, Sadie, and resides in Delaware, Ohio.
[media-credit name=”Web site” align=”alignleft” width=”175″][/media-credit]Columbus Board of REALTORS released its second quarter statistics for “lender-mediated” — a fancy way to say short sale and bank-owned – sales on Monday. Toby was quoted in “Foreclosures prove attractive in local market” by Columbus Dispatch writer Jim Weiker in today’s paper.
The key part of the article focused on how the market has changed in Columbus, Ohio and the rest of Central Ohio. In particular looking at how distressed properties only account for 20% of the listing inventory however it is 40% of the sales volume.
Short sale and bank-owned homes dominated the Central Ohio – and Delaware – real estate markets during the second quarter in 2011.
“That’s what people are buying right now – that’s the market,” said Toby Boyce, a Keller Williams Consultant agent in Delaware County who specializes in short sales, in which a lender is owed more than the property is worth.
One of the more intersting numbers was that Central Ohio’s bank-owned and short sales accounted for 40% of total transactions which was 10% higher than the national average. This can be attributed to a lot of things, but one of the biggest is that Central Ohio never really tanked like some other cities did during the recession.
That ability to stay on relatively level plain, Central Ohio didn’t realize as the number of foreclosures and short sales gently lapped at their knees, hips, and eventually waist. While places like Las Vegas saw a tsunami and were inudated from the beginning.