real estate industry: A Huge Thank You to the National Association of REALTORS® - 12/15/17 01:51 PM

A Huge Thank You to the National Association of REALTORS®
I have been a member of the National Association of REALTORS┬« as long as I can remember and as long as I have been licensed. I wouldn't have it any other way. It is the one expense I write a check for every year that I truly feel is one of the best yearly investments I can make for my business and for the future of my children. While this may sound dramatic, NAR's goal of protecting homeownership, both presently and in the future, is something I appreciate and … (0 comments)

real estate industry: The Market Now and What Is Coming - 08/15/14 06:53 AM

The Market Now and What Is Coming
The spring and early summer brought a very robust real estate market in many areas and many price points. Multiple offers became the norm in many markets and agents found themselves busier than they had been in years. The market was moving, buyers were out looking and sellers who previously couldn't sell were finally getting the offers they needed to make a move possible. Pending home sales rose consistently and real estate was back in the media in a positive way.
However, agents in many areas may have noticed a slight slowdown … (1 comments)

real estate industry: Inventory Shortages - The Next Bubble? - 03/07/14 02:38 AM

Inventory Shortages - The Next Bubble?
While my company has an international reach, many of my clients are based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State which is currently a very hot area for real estate. In fact, it is not unusual in several neighborhoods for there to be more than 10, 15, or even 20 or more offers for the same property, driving the price up 10% or more above asking price.
Several of the agents I work with and their clients are concerned that this is an indicator of another bubble waiting to explode all over … (0 comments)

real estate industry: Agents Beware, Our Image is Being Badly Tarnished on TV! - 05/23/13 05:55 AM

Agents Beware, Our Image is Being Badly Tarnished on TV!
I have always been extremely interested in real estate all over the country. Whether it is real estate in Miami, Vegas, Houston, or Hawaii, I love to see what the different real estate markets are like.
And so do many other people. Which is why I was so horrified by what I came across on TV last night that portrays our industry in a horrible light.
Million Dollar Listing is a show on Bravo that follows the lives and careers of several high-producing real estate agents in a number … (0 comments)

real estate industry: The Essentials of Working in a Faster Market - 04/12/13 02:55 AM

The Essentials of Working in a Faster Market
For almost five years agents have found themselves working in markets where sellers' homes sat on the market for extended periods of time as buyers sat on fences. The market was slow to say the least and the buyers and sellers were slow to make decisions. Fast forward to 2013 and some agents in some markets find themselves in markets moving so fast that some buyers can't even write offers fast enough to have them presented. By the time they have made their decision to buy a particular home that home … (5 comments)

 
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