covid19: Don't Believe the Headlines - 05/06/20 01:25 PM

Don't Believe the Headlines
I thought it was really important that I address all of the headlines that are out there. You cannot look online. You cannot look in your email. You are probably getting text messages out there about the real estate market.
First of all, I want to talk a little about the fundamentals of our market and why today is very different from our Great Recession back in 2008. I want to talk about then and now. Then, anybody could get a mortgage. Literally one or two or three! Today, not so much. The lending criteria … (0 comments)

covid19: A Health Crisis, Not a Housing Crisis = Opportunity! - 05/01/20 04:37 PM

A Health Crisis, Not a Housing Crisis = Opportunity!
The fundamentals of a strong real estate market are simple: Strong demand and a healthy supply makes for a good real estate market. But what happens when the world is faced with a health crisis and real estate agents are faced with the challenge of having to navigate unchartered territory?
Whenever I am uncertain about any real estate market-related issue, I always follow the facts. I decided to go into my local MLS today to see just how much opportunity is out there right now for sellers.
Many sellers are … (1 comments)

covid19: What Covid-19 Means to Inventory in 2020 and Beyond - 04/17/20 10:12 AM

What Covid-19 Means to Inventory in 2020 and Beyond
Whenever there is any type of crisis in the housing market it is critical to take a step back to assess how the current crisis can affect housing in the future. Real estate markets are all driven by supply and demand and without inventory house prices can soar and buyers can be left without product to buy.
Most people may be wondering why I am worried about inventory at a time when buyers are sitting on the sidelines waiting for the Covid-19 crisis to pass. The reason I always worry … (1 comments)

covid19: The Power of Being Still - 03/27/20 11:34 AM

The Power of Being Still
There is no doubt we are in unprecedented times. For most of us, this creates a heightened degree of stress and uncertainty. Over a third of the country has been asked to stay home and our once booming economy has come screeching to a halt. When can any of us remember being told by the government not to go to work?
While this seems somewhat terrifying, we all know that it is for the greater good of all of us. So here we have it, we are being told to stay home and be … (15 comments)

covid19: What Can History Teach Us About Real Estate? - 03/25/20 09:56 AM

What Can History Teach Us About Real Estate?
There is no doubt that the last few weeks have been a challenge in many of our strongest real estate markets. In many places we have strong buyer demand, but are unable to satisfy that need because of the demand for social distancing.
We have MLS services in some markets that are not allowing open houses. Some MLS are not even allowing new listings to be added - for the greater good. I have agents asking me about their buyers who had great jobs even a week ago who now may … (3 comments)

covid19: Social Distancing and Productivity Opportunities - 03/17/20 12:12 PM

Social Distancing and Productivity Opportunities
You can't go anywhere without hearing about the doom and gloom of the Corona Virus.  This brings up fear, anxiety and uncertainty for what lies ahead.  We have been down a similar road a number of times before with other viruses and other disasters and one thing is certain, this shall pass and we will get back to normal.
In the meantime, while you may find yourself working out of your home there are many productive things you can be doing to give your business a boost.  And you might also want to take … (0 comments)

covid19: Anxiety or Covid-19: What is the Real Danger to Your Business? - 03/05/20 05:03 PM

Anxiety or Covid-19: What is the Real Danger to Your Business?
There are many ways to react about the virus breakout. It doesn't seem to matter where you go - the news is talking about it everywhere. It is completely normal to feel concerned, unsure, nervous, worried, and more.
However, the reality is that there is not a lot that any of us can do about the virus other than be informed and be aware of the things that we can do to keep ourselves and our families safe. From a business perspective it may seem like there is … (15 comments)

 
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