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Monday, September 11, 2017

How Is the Real Estate Market Heading into the Fall

Homes are still hard to sell above the $400,000 price range in our market, but inventory is still moving below that.

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What’s the latest news on our fall market?

It’s the same—it’s equally as challenging for sellers above the $400,000 price range in northern Fairfield County.

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If you took a 12-month running average, prices and inventory are still relatively flat.




Below that, however, inventory is still moving. There are dips and rises month over month. Prices go up, prices go down. Inventory movement goes up, inventory movement goes down. Overall though, if you looked at a 12-month running average, it’s still relatively flat.

That’s all from our fall market. Soon, we’ll discuss what you can expect from our market in 2018. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about our current market or you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, give me a call or shoot me an email. I’d love to help you.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Be Wary of A.I. in Real Estate

Artificial intelligence has become something of a problem in the real estate industry.
Here’s what I mean.

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Today I’d like to talk about how artificial intelligence has become a hindrance in real estate. I’m not talking about robots picking you up in a car and taking you to see homes, although that might not be too far off in the future.


I’m talking about online interaction with so-called “real people." Most of the time, you’re actually engaging with A.I. instead of a real human being. This could lead to problems, as this type of thing is becoming more and more prevalent.

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A chatbot won’t have reliable information.




Be careful of who and what you are talking to so you can make sure you’re getting accurate information. A chatbot isn’t going to be able to give you that.


If you have any questions for me, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Most Common Seller Regrets

Today I wanted to take some time to talk about the most common regrets that sellers have.

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Our last video talked about buyer regrets, so today we’re going to talk about seller regrets.

Many people are shocked to learn that sellers have regrets about the process they just completed. Most of these regrets revolve around how they prepared their home for sale.

Some folks believe that they didn’t prepare enough. They didn’t do the right kind of staging or were reluctant to trust their Realtor about certain suggestions, and as a result they felt that they didn’t sell their home at the price it was worth or didn’t get enough traffic through the home while it was listed.

On the other side of that, some sellers are over prepared. They put way too much effort into preparing their home for the market and the entire process became too stressful as a result.

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Sellers often regret choosing a buyer’s offer based upon price alone.





Sellers often regret choosing a buyer’s offer based upon price alone. They didn’t take into consideration the other pieces of the package.

How qualified are these buyers? If they aren’t qualified and it takes months to close on your home, is it worth it? In this case, you’re spending extra money paying taxes and insurance on the home when you could have chosen a better offer and closed sooner.

If you have any additional questions about this topic or you’re looking to buy or sell a home, please give me a call. I look forward to working with you soon.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

How Can You Avoid Some of the Top Buyer Regrets?

There are some important questions you must ask yourself if you want to avoid some of the most common buyer regrets.

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There have been some great studies recently published about the topic of the top buyer regrets. Usually, most of these regrets center around finances.

Most buyers—after they’re in the house—wish they had more equity and that they put more money down beforehand. That dovetails easily with the other top regret of not saving more money before buying the home. Most buyers put down something like 10% to get into their new home without realizing the ongoing expenses having a home entails.

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Your Realtor can help you go through all these variables.




Interestingly enough, one of the biggest regrets is the home size. Typically, buyers end up feeling the home is either too big or too small.

Your Realtor can help you avoid some of these regrets, and your accountant and/or financial advisor can assist you with the financial aspects, but this topic is good food for thought to help you answer some important questions during the home buying process.

For example, will you have enough money after you make your purchase to maintain your quality of life? Should you instead wait a little bit to save some more money so you have more equity and feel more secure in your investment? What size of home do you really need? Will you have to sell sooner if your family is growing?

If you have any questions about how to avoid these buyer regrets, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to assist you.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Why It Pays to Be Different in This Business

It pays to be different in real estate, and our team knows how to disrupt the market to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.

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Our team is a team of market disrupters.

If you’ve had the opportunity to meet with us and go through our marketing plan or you’ve seen some of our advertisements, all of that is to position us as market disruptors. In other words, it’s meant to place our homes in a different light. To present them in a way that will attract more viewers. After all, 93% of all homebuyers start their search online.

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We present homes in a way that attracts more eyeballs.




The bottom line is it pays to be different in this business. It’s a business where people can get a license in 60 hours of classwork and be deemed responsible, intelligent, and knowledgeable enough to manage one of your largest assets. We don’t hire financial planners, insurance brokers, or accountants like that, but for some reason in real estate, that’s what we do.

Maybe it’s time to hire a market disruptor—someone who looks at the market from a different angle. Someone who markets your home from a different light.

If you have any questions on how we can do this for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to working with you.