Content about the latest real estate market trends that most affect Realtors and Lenders going forward.

How Realtors Can Stay Motivated and Avoid Burn Out

In any job, the feeling of "burnout" hits from time to time.  Even those over zealous Realtors, Lenders, and Title Company professionals who rave how much they "love their craft" have hit the wall.  That feeling where fatigue hits and we need that extra motivation to keep going at a high level.  I have [...]

2021-05-24T13:10:33-04:00February 22nd, 2016|

How to Get Buyers Off the Fence Before December Rate Hike

The economy is improving.  Jobs have increased and the unemployment rate has fallen to 5%.  This is all great news for our country and real estate.  It also means that the Federal Reserve is more inclined to raise interest rates.  The “Fed” has had interest rates very low for quite some time.  This has [...]

2021-05-24T13:17:21-04:00November 10th, 2015|

MRIS Portals Listings to Zillow – Is this Good for Agents?

An agreement has been reached so our local MRIS portals listings to Zillow. How did this happen? For a while now there have been rumblings that Zillow was in trouble. Big Trouble. It all began when a man you may have heard of named Rupert Murdoch, who owns News Corp. purchased a company called [...]

2021-05-24T13:32:32-04:00February 1st, 2015|

What I Learned as a Title Sale Rep at Keller Williams Mega Camp

I went down to Austin Texas in September as a "guest" of Keller Williams to check out the Keller Williams Mega Camp.  If you don't know what the "Mega Camp" is...it's a large gathering of the Keller Williams Leadership that includes, Regional Directors, Owners, Operating Principals, Team Leaders, and of course Gary Keller and [...]

2021-05-24T13:37:30-04:00October 16th, 2014|

What Realtors can Learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge

Have you taken or been nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge? I have seen this challenge done all over the internet via, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Some have been done fantastically, and others were also funny, but mostly because of a funny mishap of dropped water or something crashing on the person's head.  All kidding [...]

2021-05-24T13:38:39-04:00August 28th, 2014|

Why Zillow Buying Trulia can be Scary for Real Estate Agents

So...this happened.  Not surprising really.  For years Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com have been battling it out for a while and even though there will still be 3 sites...it is really just 2. I have seen on my Facebook feed many Realtors saying things like "Zillow buying Trulia is going to be awesome!" Or..."Zillow buying [...]

2021-05-24T13:40:05-04:00July 29th, 2014|

Chesterbrook Woods Subdivision – An Amazing Neighborhood

I came across Chesterbrook Woods Subdivision not long ago as I was holding a broker open for one of my real estate clients.  I decided to drive around this gorgeous area and check it out.  What I found is  Chesterbrook Woods Subdivision is a very quiet place filled with many upscale properties.  The average [...]

2021-05-24T13:41:53-04:00July 2nd, 2014|

Keller Williams Family Reunion 2014 – What to do in Phoenix

Are you a Keller Williams agent and heading to the Valley of the Sun next week for Keller Williams Family Reunion? If you are, you are probably wondering what there is to do in downtown Phoenix and the surrounding area like Scottsdale.  I lived in the Phoenix area for 11yrs doing what I do [...]

2021-05-24T13:51:17-04:00February 7th, 2014|

Why it Still Makes Sense to Refinance Your Home Loan – Right Now!

Did you know that right now is a great time to refinance your home loan?  There are a lot of consumers out there that don't realize that they can refinance or that there are ways to consolidate debt, save money, and lower their mortgage payment.  This can happen even with the rise of mortgage [...]

2021-05-24T13:59:21-04:00September 11th, 2013|

Rising Interest Rates-Should I Buy a Home Now?

In today's market we have seen a shift with rising interest rates. This rise has occurred over the last 30 days or so due to the Federal Govt deciding to "taper" off the bond buying program that has caused rates to remain below 4% for much of the last 12 months.  The rising interest [...]

2021-05-24T14:05:58-04:00June 12th, 2013|