3 Reasons the Real Estate Market Could Change in 2022

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By Hazel Emlen As we roll into the new year, one of the hottest topics nationwide continues to be the real estate market. It’s no surprise since 2020 and 2021 proved to be record-breaking years for real estate! Most people in the industry have been the busiest they’ve ever been. In describing the last two years, the word that comes …

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Renting and Buying: New Trends Emerge Among High-Earning Millennials

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By Barbara Ballinger Many millennials are ready to buy a single-family home and all it entails, but some found themselves shut out of the market over the past year, according to a recent analysis of 5.9 million rental applications conducted by RentCafe, a national Internet listing service that helps renters find apartments and houses. After not being able to purchase …

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Millennial Movement in the Market

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By Rogers Healy There’s a new generation ruling the housing market and it’s no longer the baby boomers. Forbes reports that about half of home buyers are under the age of 36, and about half of sellers are under the age of 41. And, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Profiles of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median …

4 Takeaways From YPN Advance

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By Maria Kauffman Last month, I had the opportunity to represent the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® (Grand Rapids, Mich.) at YPN Advance as part of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit in Chicago. At this event, local YPN committee chairs, vice-chairs, and association liaisons come together from across the country to discuss real estate and market trends, YPN …

Leads Need Conversation; Connectivity Grows Business

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By Gary Ward Ask anyone with knowledge about the real estate brokerage business and they’ll tell you; those who control the real estate listings control the real estate market. Listings are the key to an agent’s (and a broker’s) bottom line, especially in a market with historically low inventory, rapidly rising home prices, and growing demand from exploding generational populations. …

Does Light Rail Access Increase Property Values?

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By Neil Goradia It has long been a common perception that access to light rail in any market will improve the value of a house, particularly in the eyes of an investor. As an investor myself, I am always looking for a way to bump up my returns, so I decided to take the time and dig a little deeper. …

Top Producer Life: 3 Tests to Vet Buyer Clients

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By Jasen Edwards The fall is traditionally a hectic time of year for the housing market. But this year, when you consider the election, pandemic, and exceptionally low interest rates, “hectic” seems like an understatement. One thing is clear, most agents I speak to are busier than ever. Because of the situation we find ourselves in, agents are putting a …

My 23 Best Tips to Succeed as a Real Estate Agent

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By Neil Goradia Life, meaning, happiness, success, money: These are all different things to different people— and that is how it should be, right? This has been a crazy year for me, as I’m sure it’s been for all of us. On top of everything that’s going on in the world, I welcomed my third beautiful baby girl into our …

‘How I’m Responding to My Clients’ FAQs’

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By Matt Clements No doubt, we’re operating under new conditions, helping clients buy, sell, and rent property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the common questions you’re getting from customers and prospects might be the same as always, while others might be unique to today’s world. In the spirit collaboration, here’s how I’m answering the questions I frequently receive. Q. …

Digital Marketing in the Time of Coronavirus

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By Tina Kocak-Hodapp, Adwerx People might be shutting their doors, but they’re opening their apps. These are uncertain times, to say the least. Local and federal legislatures are responding daily to the spread of the coronavirus, and we’ve seen companies adjust their activity or close altogether. This is all causing a major shift in the workforce. Most business owners are …