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2022 Real Estate Predictions – Be Brave and Put Your Opinion Out There!

The last two years have had an unprecedented effect on the economy, on the way we interact socially, on the way we shop, on education, and of course, on the real estate market. More than ever, your clients need to hear your voice when it comes to the real estate market and what they can […]

Celebrate Your 2021 Accomplishments

This year has enjoyed a super robust market. I have had agents from all over the country talk to me about how the pandemic has helped them make some important changes in their business and personal life. A common thread that I see in many of these conversations is comparing this year to last year […]

Don’t Panic About Foreclosures

Today, I’m going to tackle foreclosures, forbearance, and what’s ahead for anyone whose clients – or they themselves- have gotten into a little hot water with their mortgage because of what’s happening with Covid. First and foremost, I want to go back ten to thirteen years. The last time that we were in this kind […]

Busy Holiday Season on the Horizon

I know we’re only in September, and just coming into October, but I cannot tell you how many phone calls I’ve received asking if October, November, and December will be a good time to sell a house. During a normal year, we see a predictable decline in inventory and in active buyers. But this year, […]

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 […]

Watching for the Perfect Real Estate Storm

Sometimes an area has both incredible buying and selling opportunities –  a very rare occurrence.  I call these occurrences the perfect investing storm. Many areas have just come into that storm.  Is yours one of them? This perfect storm of opportunity occurs when inventory declines rapidly in a market where many homes have been sitting […]

The Impact of Trends in Real Estate Investing – What You Need to Know

Smart investors are always on the hunt for the next big thing. I have been studying real estate investing trends for years, and I have identified trends that greatly affect investors. Here are a few of them: “Secondary” City Growth Many years ago, I began predicting great areas to invest in based on criteria I […]

The 7 Factors That Will Signal a Market Change

Recently I have noticed that more and more local, Puget Sound area agents are contacting me wondering if our market is correcting. When asked why, they say they are listening to the news and media, other agents, and even their clients talking about the next bubble or crash. For any agents who have been selling […]

How the Proposed Tax Reform Bill is Creating Concern with Buyers and Sellers Everywhere

Fear is a very powerful thing and both real estate buyers and sellers are nervous about the proposed Tax Reform Bill and how it will affect them. Many are waiting to see what happens fearing the worst-case scenario. But before you get drawn into the fear and drama you need to counter that with a […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate: 2017 and Beyond – Part 2

Real estate has been through so many changes over the past 10 years and there are more to come.  If we take a good look at how our population is aging and changing you can easily forecast some changes ahead.  In this two-part series we will look at the top 10 changes and trends the […]

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