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Great Advice for Senior Sellers During Showings




Today we are honored to have Nikki Buckelew, the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, return as our guest blogger.  Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. - The KCM Crew

SeniorsIf there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide to stay home for showings!

So, how do you get a senior homeowner to leave when their home is being shown?

First, let’s consider why they are choosing to stay there in the first place.

Even though it may feel like they are just trying to make our lives difficult, there may be in their minds very good reasons for staying put.

Ask yourself these questions... Is it possible they:

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Latinos Paint a Portrait of Future Buyers in US




A recent Pew Research Center report gives us a better idea of who our future buyers will be will be, if we look at the numbers based on school enrollment.

College

Hispanic toddler walking with parents18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college increased by 324,000 students between 2011 and 2012, marking the third straight year of increases.  The number of Hispanic 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college has reached a new high—2.4 million—and has been growing since 2009.

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How Housing Is Leading Us Out of the Great Recession




959047_thumbnailWe are often asked if the housing market can truly rebound if the all-round economy remains sluggish. We answer by explaining the housing market is not dependent on the economy but rather the economy is reliant on the housing market. Mark Zandi, Chief Economist at Moodys.com, addressed this issue in a recent report.

“Historically, housing has always led the U.S. out of recessions. It is the most interest rate-sensitive part of the economy, and as rates fall during recessions, housing rises first.”

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FSBOing: This Time It Was Embarrassing




With the housing market beginning to heat up, we are afraid some sellers may consider trying to sell their house as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). This week we will post the reasons that we believe trying to sell on your own may be a mistake. Here is an article we have run before which sellers should consider. – KCM Crew

embarrassedThis blog prides itself on the quality of real estate information we deliver each and every day. We try to gather empirical evidence to validate the positions we take. We do not use just an anecdotal story to make a point. We also do not get caught up in the sensationalism. However, today will be different.

We can’t resist commenting on the story which appeared in the Wall Street Journal a while back regarding Colby Sambrotto, the founder and former CEO of forsalebyowner.com.

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3 Reasons to Sell Your House Today! (Part III)




This week, we are going to look at the three reasons to sell your house now instead of waiting: demand is strong, supply is low and new construction will soon be your competition. – The KCM Crew

Part III – New Construction Will Soon Be Your Competition

home builderOver the last several years, most homeowners selling their home did not have to compete with a new construction project around the block. As the market is recovering, more and more builders are jumping back in. As an example, the National Association of Realtors revealed, relative to last year, year-to-date new home sales are up 19%.

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