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Branding Spotlight: Annual Report Newsletter

It’s been a busy year for real estate markets everywhere, and maybe you’re taking some time in this “slower” fall/winter season to catch your breath—but don’t rest on your laurels. Prime your lead generating pipeline with a fantastic end-of-the-year Annual Report Newsletter! This is the best project to work on right now and send out […]

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 […]

2016 Buyer Preferences

home interior

With each passing year home feature trends shift and change based on buyer demands and lifestyle preferences. Remember when light oak kitchen cabinets were the “in” thing? Today in many areas white kitchen cabinets are the first choice of many buyers and remodelers for its broad appeal. I like to follow the feature trends in […]

Aging in Place: What You Need to Know

an older couple talking

Every year when I do my annual predictions I make a prediction on home renovation activity. It is no secret to anyone who has read these predictions that I have been predicting record high renovation projects to be started and completed in the next five years. The reason for this is very simple, people are […]

BLUE GOLD: The Next Big Issue in Real Estate


The shortage of water across many states is quickly becoming the next big issue in real estate. California is currently experiencing its third year of drought and this year is the driest in the state’s history. Farmers are having challenges getting enough water to survive and some are now selling off any extra water they […]

Know Your Market: A Telling Look Back!

Houses and people from 1950's and now

A lot has changed over the past two decades in the housing industry. The makeup of buyers, tenants, as well as household formation has all changed dramatically. Here are some changes that are worth noting and keeping track of as time goes on. MEDIAN AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE– There are many reasons people choose to […]

What Low Inventory Means for Buyers and Sellers

Family with Sold Home Sign

The real estate market is alive and well! The multiple offers we are seeing on so many listings is proof of that. With resurgence in our market comes a rapid decline in inventory. One of my clients recently reported that they had over 50 groups in their open house and that they expected over 10 […]

A Year-End Review … of You!

A Clock Striking Midnight and Confetti

Well, 2012 is drawing to a close. What a year it’s been! I’m thrilled that we’re seeing a recovery of the housing market in most parts of the country. We’ve been through a tough couple of years, and it’s such a great feeling to see us coming out on the other side. I’ll be talking […]

Afraid of What Lies in the Dark Shadows?

woman viewing chart on computer screen

Specifically, that mysterious, much-talked-about “shadow inventory” –the boogeyman that every analyst out there is scaring the pants off consumers by talking about! Large amounts of shadow inventory were created as a result of the mortgage meltdown which occurred in 2007 and 2008… and the collapse of the housing market which followed. Record number of homeowners […]

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