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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 […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate: 2017 and Beyond

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 […]

Millennials Out Number Baby Boomers: Big Changes Coming Because of it.

Baby Boomers are born between 1946 and 1964 while Millennials are those individuals born between 1982 and 2000.  They have now officially outnumbered the Baby Boomers and this is creating some interesting shifts and demands in the real estate market.  If you are helping Millennials to buy or sell in this market there are some […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate: Who’s Buying and What Are They Buying?

The National Association of REALTORS has been studying home buyers and sellers by generation since 2013.  The Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report looks at both the differences and similarities of the generations.  The report also looks at how the generations affect the real estate industry.  This report is very important because it details […]

The Changing Climate of Real Estate

The real estate market has certainly seen its ups and downs over the past 10 years.  If you are a real estate agent that has been in the business longer than a decade you have been witness to a dramatically changed real estate climate. Gone are the days where you can simply hold a real […]

What To Do In a Low or No Inventory Market

Throughout the Puget Sound and other markets in the US are currently suffering from record low inventory with no signs of relief in sight.  If this sounds like a challenge in your market, you might have to change your business strategy. Many real estate agents from across the country are expressing great frustration over the […]

Power of Niche Marketing

Have you ever gone to your family doctor only to be referred to a specialist who treated only patients with our exact ailment? Were you then surprised when you showed up at the specialist’s office to find a packed waiting room? This happened to me a couple of years ago when I went to the […]

A Historical Look At What Happens After A Presidential Election

We are right around the corner from the presidential election and many of my clients have asked me how the election will affect interest rates. I thought I would address this question by giving some historical information that might shed some light on what usually happens after an election.  I used the historical archived data […]

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