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Don’t Believe the Headlines

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s Zebra Report. 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.

A Health Crisis, Not 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?

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 […]

Powerful Words to Live By, Thanks Neil!

With thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson National Geographic calls Neil the world’s most famous astrophysicist. Since 1996 he has been the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. I was recently having a conversation with my CEO Shauna Naf and we discussed a statement he […]

Lessons from the Racetrack

Some of my fondest childhood memories were at the racetrack. Yes, that is correct, I said the racetrack.  The photo above was taken only a month ago by my sister Debbie at my favorite childhood racetrack. Let me explain. My father was a restaurant owner and many of his patrons were the trainers and jockeys […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If You Aren’t Making Money, Follow The FACTS!

I have never spoken to an agent who says they aren’t making money and haven’t been able to figure out why.  There is always a reason, a cause, an excuse and often an absence of completing critical tasks.  There is also a trail of obvious facts that lead me directly to the cause, the reason, […]

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