orlando real estate: Market Update Central Florida March 2016 - 04/01/16 05:08 AM
In the Central Florida real estate market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers, as fewer houses become available compared to his time last year. March 2016 found a decrease in the number of new listings and active listings for single family homes, according to information from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service.
 
The 5072 new listings in March 2016 represented a 5.7% decrease over March 2015. Active listings decreased 14.6% to 13,238 over the same period.
 
Actual sales of single-family homes also decreased over the same period. The My Florida Regional MLS reports that in March 2016, a total of 3,462 homes … (0 comments)

orlando real estate: Market Update - Central Florida - February 2016 - 03/01/16 02:33 AM

In the Central Florida real estate market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers. The 4,657 new listings in February 2016 represented a 1.5% decrease over February 2015. Active listings decreased 13.4% to 13,258 over the same period. The My Florida Regional MLS reports that in February 2016, a total of 1,894 single family homes were sold in the Central Florida area. This represents a 17.9% decrease over sales in February 2015.
Prices in the Central Florida real estate market continued to climb during that year-long period. The median price of a single-family homes in the Central Florida area increased 8.1% between … (0 comments)

orlando real estate: Market Update - Central Florida - January 2016 - 02/02/16 12:08 AM
 
In the Central Florida real estate market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers, even as fewer houses become available compared to his time last year.  January 2016 found a decrease in the number of new listings and active listings, according to information from My Florida Regional MLS.
 
The 4,493 new listings in January 2016 represented an 11% decrease over January 2015. Active listings decreased 15% to 13,085 over the same period. Actual sales of single-family homes also decreased over the same period.
 
My Florida Regional MLS reports that in January 2016 a total of 2379 homes were sold in the … (0 comments)

orlando real estate: Market Update - Central Florida - December 2015 - 01/06/16 01:17 AM

In the Central Florida real estate market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers even as fewer houses become available compared to his time last year. December 2015 found a decrease in the number of new listings, active listings for single family homes, according to information from My Florida Regional MLS.
The 3,395 new listings in December 2015 represented a 3% decrease over December 2014. Active listings decreased 18% percent to 13,079 over the same period. Actual sales of single-family homes also decreased over the same period. The My Florida Regional MLS reports that in December 2015, a total of 3,395 single … (0 comments)

orlando real estate: The Burden of Being a Great Realtor... - 10/06/09 02:10 AM
As I have always said the burden of being a great realtor is "thinking" for all parties in the contract...
I approach each transaction as if I am the only representative in the deal... that strategy will get you and your customer(s) to a happy and stress free closing.   Now don't get me wrong, I don't represent all parties.   And on occasion, I relax knowing that I have an experienced agent on the other side of the transaction.   Overall I attribute my success and my customer's happiness to asking a lot of questions and thinking for all parties...
Yes, I do … (3 comments)

orlando real estate: Run Forrest Run! - 08/21/08 03:51 AM
A few people have asked... why I haven't been blogging. My answer sounded like I was Forrest Gump... "I have nothing to say... and that's all I have to say about that..." For me "Blogging is just "one" medium to influence and motivate the people around me..."   also Blogging helps new recruits to get a picture inside our company beyond a regular interview... it's not about me...It's just another tool in the tool belt... Agents appear to be running into the blogosphere as an alternative to water cooler chats in today's abandoned office... It's always easy to avoid the difficult activities … (16 comments)

orlando real estate: What does it take to learn something new every day? - 05/06/08 01:35 PM
 
What about the rut?  Don't realtors do the same thing day in and day out...? Hell No!  6 months ago, I thought a short sale was any sale under $200,000... Now $200,000 could be my bread and butter for the next few years... I guess I could learn something new every day?  So why don't I? Well it's simple; I don't have the time... I have listings and sales plus buyers and sellers... fire and water...combined with 10 to 12 hours... and the day is gone.
I need to remember the value that I bring to the transaction...to the customers...to the families...to … (17 comments)

orlando real estate: What do you want to be when you grow up? - 04/25/08 05:47 AM
 
I grew up in a time of great role models, family dinner at 5pm and TV shows with happy endings.  Why do you think you were so sad watching Old Yella...? That's right we were accustomed to happy endings...  Today, TV is totally different, last night one episode:
5 murders'
Boyfriend in prison,
Pregnant girlfriend just had the prisoner's baby,
 She vows not to let the prisoner to see his son,
And, get this, the happy ending was $50,000 in blood money, hidden from the IRS, was going to find its way to the criminal's newborn... HUH?  What happened to Mayberry and Sheriff Andy Taylor? 
Until … (3 comments)

orlando real estate: Short Sale Rant... - 04/16/08 04:19 AM
 
Can you imagine just a few short months ago that banks were asking congress for permission to get into the real estate business...?  Based on how well they are currently managing their own business, I have to thank God; once in a while our representatives get things right.   And, what do you think about the 2008 version of a short sale?  What genius at the bank thought this one up?  Let's come up with a plan that sells for less than a foreclosure and takes 2 months to approve... whose idea was it to create a whole new market value lower … (17 comments)

orlando real estate: Rewards matter... - 04/10/08 05:31 AM
 
If you can find a "Vocation"  that is fun and rewarding, then "work" becomes an oxymoron...
Living in Florida for the past 10 years, we enjoyed the real estate market almost always trending upward.  I would describe our career as mostly fun and rewarding.  Over the past 18 months, we have witnessed the contraction of the real estate market, it's still fun but would you call it rewarding?
What is the difference between "Work" and "Vocation"...  to borrow a brief definition of both, work is the focus on completion of tasks and a vocation is work demanding of a special commitment...
Clear as … (6 comments)

orlando real estate: Rewards matter... - 04/10/08 05:30 AM
 
If you can find a "Vocation"  that is fun and rewarding, then "work" becomes an oxymoron...
Living in Florida for the past 10 years, we enjoyed the real estate market almost always trending upward.  I would describe our career as mostly fun and rewarding.  Over the past 18 months, we have witnessed the contraction of the real estate market, it's still fun but would you call it rewarding?
What is the difference between "Work" and "Vocation"...  to borrow a brief definition of both, work is the focus on completion of tasks and a vocation is work demanding of a special commitment...
Clear as … (0 comments)

orlando real estate: Qualify your customers.... - 04/02/08 12:54 AM
 
Why does the prospect of qualifying a buyer sound so uncomfortable?  Over the past 5 years, our involvement with regards to qualifying has been discouraged by lenders because they had programs that were so diverse that only a mortgage professional should get involved... So looking back...that didn't turn out so well? At least not so well for the 2 million folks marching toward foreclosure... As more money flowed into the secondary mortgage market, it wasn't about qualifying at all... It was about getting the deal done...  Everyone is partially to blame, the buyer's, the seller's, the agents, and the mortgage brokers.   … (4 comments)

orlando real estate: Orlando... it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world! - 03/23/08 04:10 AM
I still love Orlando... I can't imagine having to endure the challenging weather of the North and Midwest, as I did it for 36 years of my life...  With 260 days of sunshine combined with sharing our home with the #1 Mouse on the planet, Orlando is tops on my list.  Most original Orlando residents would think I was crazy to go to Downtown Disney at the height of spring break and the Friday before Easter but I went anyway...
I drove around and around looking for a parking spot, eventually having to stalk vacationers as they made a move toward … (8 comments)

orlando real estate: Building the very first Professional Real Estate Simulator...? - 03/18/08 11:31 PM
What a great idea...a Pilot has flight simulators, golfers have golf simulators, and even the army has combat simulators... I think after you decide to start your Real Estate career you should be able to plug in your "Wii" and see how you can actually do... Maybe we would have more productivity, higher Sales volumes, more Listings, leverage more investment properties or decide to open your own real estate office.  Either way, I can only let my imagination run wild because trial and error takes on a whole new meaning when you're not using live ammunition. .  And now with the … (10 comments)

 
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