JANUARY PENDING HOME SALES UP IN ALL REGIONS Article by: Daily Real Estate News (February 28, 2013)
Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. There were healthy monthly gains in all regions but the West, which, despite being constrained by limited inventory, still improved slightly.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking…Continue
Added by Kenneth M Bargers on February 28, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments
NEW-HOME SALES GAIN STEAM
Article by: Daily Real Estate News (February 27, 2013)
Sales of new single-family homes in January rose to its fastest pace since 2008, leading to more confirmation that the recovery in the new-home sector is charging forward.
New-home sales rose 15.6 percent in January to reach a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 437,000 units, HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau reports.
“The surge in demand for…Continue
Added by Kenneth M Bargers on February 27, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments
I am always thinking and brainstorming things I can share with you on here that will actually make a difference in your business by using my own experience in the business and from the agents that I currently coach.
I have two Realtors right now that are dealing with a high level of stress, overwhelm, and frustration, three things that are unfortunately inevitable in this business of real estate. The key is to accept that and learn to manage it. Having a daily schedule and…Continue
Added by Christy Crouch on February 27, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments
HOME OWNERSHIP IS WITHIN MORE AMERICANS’ REACH Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 22, 2013
Low interest rates helped keep housing affordability high in the final quarter of 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released on Thursday.
Nearly 75 percent of homes sold between October and the end of December were affordable to families earning the median income of…Continue
Added by Kenneth M Bargers on February 24, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments
Next week marks the end of the second month of this year, is quickly approaching the end of the first quarter of this year.
Are you on track to meet your goals this year? How about the New Year's Resolutions? Will this year end like you want it to or will you look back and wish you would've?
What's the difference between one that's highly successful or just getting by? What about truly happy or just going through the motions? Are you in shape and healthy or…Continue
Added by Christy Crouch on February 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
We all have so many different ones that we have to wear even in a single day. We are moms, dads, significant others, Realtors, sisters, brothers, children, coaches, cleaners, and the list could go on.
Which hat are you wearing at any given time? Might seem like a silly question but if we can learn to truly focus on the hat we're wearing at any given moment instead of all the other hats we have to wear our lives, our business, and the lives of those around us would be…Continue
Added by Christy Crouch on February 13, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments
The Real Estate Business Intelligence headline for February reads “Double-Digit Annual Price Gains in DC Metro (Again)”. A great way to start the New Year! The statement is certainly true for Prince George’s County and Washington, DC in the year-over-year comparison for median and average sold prices. However, the market data for Prince George’s County showed a negative growth in the following three…Continue
Added by Melvin White on February 12, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments
You're on a listing appointment and you get that famous objection, what do you say? Here are a couple of answers from our objection handler book, Now What Do I Say? that you could use:
1. I understand your concern. And while I haven't sold any homes in your specific neighborhood, I have sold x number of homes in our greater area in the last year. You do want an agent that can get your home exposed to ALL the buyers in the marketplace, and not just your…Continue
Added by Christy Crouch on February 11, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments
THE NEW YEAR BEGINS WITH 18 PERCENT INCREASE Press Release by GNAR, February 7, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2013) – There were 1,634 home closings reported for the month of January, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORSÒ. This figure is up 18.7 percent from the 1,377 closings reported for the same period last year.
“This is a very positive start to the year for Middle Tennessee home sales,” said GNAR…Continue
Added by Kenneth M Bargers on February 7, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments
I had a coaching call the other day with a group of 25 Realtors and as we were talking about their business, mindset, and life I asked them a question. The question was, are you on the court in life or on the bleachers?
We are all on one or the other. We're either on the court playing full out or we're on the bleachers watching and cheering for others success. While it's great to cheer others on and support them there's also YOUR time to be on the court. Two of my favorite…Continue
Added by Christy Crouch on February 6, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments
It’s all about Painting! this month...Continue
Added by Kenneth M Bargers on February 5, 2013 at 7:08pm — No Comments
Good morning I hope everyone is gearing up for an exciting year to come in Real Estate.The end of 2012 was very busy for most agents here in this area.January has started out pretty busy as well.If any of you great Realtor s have clients moving to this area,send them my way.I will gladly pay a descent referral fee and will send clients to you as well.Good luck to all of you hard working agents out there.We all deserve a pat on the back for what we do.This country could not move without the…Continue
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