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The Key to Winning a Seller’s Confidence

When I was a new agent – and I mean a brand new agent in my very early 20s – I was called to go out on a  listing presentation. I had not met the seller before nor been on his property. I got to the house and briefcase in hand, began walking up to […]

Pricing With Confidence

One of the hardest parts of your job as a real estate agent is the ability to price a seller’s home correctly. There are so many variables that go along with accurate pricing and if agents do not consider all of these, they may be costing their sellers thousands of dollars in lost potential sales […]

Ask Denise: Reassuring Statistics

Q: “Denise, I have a number of clients who are concerned about the change in the real estate market. I am telling them that it isn’t like the Great Recession beginning but I don’t think they believe me. What information would you share with them to get them to calm down?” A: It can be […]

The Market Seems Slow, Should I Be Worried?

I have had many inquiries lately about the state of the real estate market.  Many agents have asked me if they should be concerned about their local market slowing down. But, as we all know, real estate is a local cyclical business that has its ebbs and flows.  We have been experiencing a very active […]

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 […]

Custom Homes on the Rise Could Spell Opportunity

a couple looking at construction plans

Custom homes have always been a part of any real estate market and will continue to be. The number of homes being built on an owner’s land with either the home owner or builder acting as the general contractor jumped significantly in 2014. Is it that we are all watching too many home improvement shows […]

Generational Housing Needs and Their Effect on the Market

3 Family generations

There are four distinct generations that are changing the types of homes in demand today. They include these generations: The Silent Generation: born 1925-1945 Baby Boomers: born 1946-1964 Generation X: born 1965-1980 Generation Y: born 1981-2000 Each of the generations have very specific housing needs which require updated floor plans. This is creating both challenges […]

Six Tips for New Agents

Young RE Agent

Our industry has seen an influx of new agents over the last year. I was absolutely energized by the number of new agents who were at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference this last week. In fact, I had a few agents stop by our booth who had not yet even received their license yet! […]

Ask Denise: Spotting Market Trends

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I would really like to know more about how to research market statistics to spot trends, but I don’t want it to take a ton of time. What do you recommend? A:  Good for you! Your first step should be to take a closer look at your MLS. Many MLS’s have either live […]

The Pulse of the Market

Sharing market update with clients

How to Take and Benefit from the Pulse of the Market: Agents have been contacting me these past few weeks asking me when the market was going to come back. I didn’t realize it had gone anywhere. I wrote about the strength of our market a few weeks ago, but it seems that any time […]

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