Home sellers and buyers shouldn’t have to wonder whether their agent is truly focused on the largest financial transaction most will ever be involved in. And they should be able to assume that their agent writes, negotiates, and closes enough transactions to be, not just proficient, but expert in the profession. Continue reading
There was a good post from Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS® today that prompts me to comment: Rising Days on Market The last sentence in Mr. Yun’s article was the most accurate and the most important: “DOM for an individual property is very important and re-pricing will be necessary at … Continue reading
The February market snapshot shows mixed results, but important point of emphasis regarding the Austin/Central Texas residential real estate market remains remarkable strength in property values. Continue reading
I am proud to be part of the RE/MAX family. This video and my earlier post highlight some important reasons.
Twice each year, Jeff Osborne, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Capital City conducts business meetings with all company agents and staff. Discussion is wide ranging and mostly forward-looking, but reporting on past performance versus our competition is always worth a couple of slides. Continue reading
As the national economic recovery takes hold, Austin’s outlook will continue to improve, leading to more jobs, more in-migration, more builder confidence, and real growth in building permits. We may have another dip in front of us this year, but I expect the climb in the 12-month moving average shown above to be a sign of things to come this year and next. I believe that 2011 will mark our transition into another growth cycle in 2012.
Price your house right the first time. Why spend more time on the market just to sell for less? Continue reading
What a prospective home buyer wants and and is willing to pay for inevitably lead to decisions about location (or strong location preferences require realistic expectations about what is available within a given budget). So what can you get for your money in Austin real estate? Continue reading
The Realtor® Code Of Ethics and the Texas Real Estate Commission Canons Of Professional Ethics — the foundation for trust. Continue reading
So … you saw a sign last weekend and called the agent’s number … and now he’s driving you to see a couple of houses. Is he really your agent? Not unless you took steps to formalize the relationship — i.e., to hire him. This may seem dry, but it is VERY important.