July 4th is right around the corner and we are all looking forward to a short break during this busy summer! This season is a favorite for many, but it can be stressful when schedules get unpredictable. Don’t forget about some well-deserved self care and think about simple ways you can unwind. You can keep it simple and just unwind for a moment in front of the TV--your clients (and family) will appreciate your energy and it will help you refocus your goals. Now that you're relaxed and clear-headed it's time to look inward and get a very close look at how you are approaching your business. Your clients need a leader with conviction in order to have their best home buying or selling experience. Do you possess that rare quality?
There is good news and more good news for home sellers right now. Home prices are rising at a steady pace albeit with the usual divide between cities. It might be alarming to see the rates rising and hearing about events around the world that are effecting our market. Brexit has been all over the news and has caused some panic due to its impact on the world economy. Don't fear--well-qualified buyers in the US may experience mortgage rates that are at the lowest they've been in over three years.
Every buyer and seller has different tastes and preferences in real estate. Millennials are the focus of many of today's trends, but when working with Babyboomers, the emphasis may be more on downsizing, moving closer to family, and keeping their homes light and bright. People also have different preferences when it comes to listing their home. It’s a great time to sell, but you will always run into homeowners that want to handle this huge transaction themselves. Take a look at SmartZip client Katie McCartney’s 5 reasons you shouldn't FSBO.
From helping home sellers net more money overall to avoiding numerous complicated negotiations, agents are there to help and make the sales process easier--hey, they might even inspect your pool! We loved Jay Marks Real Estate creative, humorous ad as well as their commitment to going "all in" for their clients.
In signing off we hope you enjoy the parades, fireworks, picnics, barbecues and have a great celebration of our precious independence.
“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” - Kahlil Gibran