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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 […]

Ask Denise: Overpriced Listing

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I am the listing agent for an overpriced property. Unfortunately, I allowed it to be priced optimistically when I listed it a few months ago and my client is only allowing a minimal price reduction instead of the larger price reduction needed to bring it in line with the market. I told her […]

Inventory Shortages – The Next Bubble?

Housing Shortages

While my company has an international reach, many of my clients are based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State which is currently a very hot area for real estate. In fact, it is not unusual in several neighborhoods for there to be more than 10, 15, or even 20 or more offers for […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate | Week 1: Micro Housing

hand holding tiny house

Entry from Wikipedia: MICRO HOUSING – A micro-apartment, also known as an apodment or microflat, is a one-room, self-contained living space, usually purpose built, designed to accommodate a sitting space, sleeping space, bathroom and kitchenette within around 150–350 square feet. “Micro housing” is fast becoming a reality in markets all across the country.  For those […]

Report from the National Association of REALTORS® Conference

Business meeting

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the National Association of REALTORS® Conference in San Francisco. There were a number of highlights on my trip, including speaking to the Women’s Council of REALTORS® on the power of Memorable Marketing. Additionally, I got to know a number of fantastic agents who visited my booth to […]

Ask Denise: Third Quarter Market Update

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I want to send out a 3rd quarter real estate market update, but am not sure what to talk about in terms of what is happening, especially with the government shutdown that just ended. What do you recommend? A:  For those who are uncomfortable with writing, I would let the stats do most […]

Ask Denise: Price Reductions

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I just hate talking about price reductions with my sellers. In fact, I get sick to my stomach for days before I have to have that conversation. I feel responsible, as I am the one who priced their home at that price in the first place. What should I do? A:  I can […]

WHAT IF? Essential words to use when asking for a price reduction

Realtor talking to clients

If a home you have listed has been on the market for longer than you know it should be, it is time to address that with the seller.  First, honestly assess whether the home would have likely sold if it were priced lower. If the answer to that question is “yes,” you have to work […]

Ask Denise: Seller Needs More than Market Price

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise what do I do if a seller tells me that they don’t have enough money to sell their home at what we have determined is market price?  A:  This is a question and a reality that comes up often. Frankly, if a seller truly does not have the money to sell then there […]

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