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Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

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The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale, and that number keeps rising. Why? It’s because there are so few houses for sale. Low inventory in the housing …

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Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

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Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Here’s what a few industry experts have to say about the housing market and how it will bloom this season. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, realtor.com: “Despite early weakness, we expect to see new …

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Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

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The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year. Dr. Lynn Fisher, Deputy Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Division of Research and Statistics, explains: House prices nationwide recorded the largest …

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021

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As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In their most recent Luxury Market Report, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) shares: In a snapshot of 2020, despite the devasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the luxury real estate market has seen one of its strongest years since 2008. In comparison to experts’ predictions in early …

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How to Create a Listing Presentation that Wins in Today’s Market

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When done right, a listing presentation can be a powerful ally. It can also be your biggest enemy. This year has brought enough twists and turns to make anyone dizzy. And in the wake of the current inventory crisis, you need a listing presentation that not only sells your capabilities as an agent but builds trust in the market. Despite all your rehearsing, researching, and revisions, your approach could still be …

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Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice

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As we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to reflect on everything that’s changed and wonder what’s ahead for 2021. While there are signs of economic recovery as vaccines are being issued, we still have a long way to go. It’s at times like these we want exact information about anything we’re doing. That information brings knowledge, and this gives …

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