The 5 Elements of the Perfect Listing Presentation [WEBINAR]

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC] | The KCM Crew

Non-Traditional “Retirement” Metros Becoming Meccas for Older Adults Who Want to Age in Place

Our guest blogger today is Nikki Buckelew. As the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, Nikki brings great insight into the Senior Market. – The KCM Crew It’s probably only natural for real estate agents to assume that most boomers or retirees bent on moving to a new city to enjoy their golden years […]

Create Wealth: Move Up Now!!

Many experts are currently discussing a variety of topics such as real estate as an investment, the movement on mortgage interest rates and reasons to buy now instead of waiting. It is important that we realize that this does not apply solely to the first time home buyer. The opportunity that exists in real estate today […]

Moving Up? Do it Now!

A recent study revealed that the number of existing home owners planning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. Another study shows that over 75% of these buyers will, in fact, be in that first category: a […]

Summer Guides Coming Soon! Spring Still Available!

As we look forward to the weather warming up even more and the changing of the seasons from Spring to Summer… we want to take this time to remind you that you have an excellent resource available to you in the form of our Quarterly Buyer and Seller Guides. These guides can be used as […]

All Gave Some. Some Gave All

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

Happy Memorial Day

As you enjoy your weekend, remember the reason for the holiday. Many people; even some you likely know; have made sacrifices that allow us to even be in business today. Cherish your barbecues with family and friends, and appreciate that there are people who take it upon themselves to make sacrifices, so that we do […]

The Perfect Listing Presentation: REVEALED [WEBINAR]

The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain a complex housing market. Take a 14-Day Free Trial of our monthly membership to see how we can help you!

NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

NAR's Existing Home Sales Report | The KCM Crew

Millennials: Diversify with Housing

We are excited to have Justin DeCesare back as our guest blogger today. Justin is the CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate, one of the largest independently owned Brokerages in coastal San Diego. – The KCM Crew A recent article written by Kelley Holland of CNBC titled “Retirement trumps home ownership for millennials” references a National Endowment […]

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Future House Prices: A Look into the Crystal Ball

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where prices are headed over the next five years. […]

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FSBO Millionaires Use Real Estate Agents

We at KCM pride ourselves 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 of the moment. […]

Selling a House? FannieMae Suggests You Use an Agent

We have often talked of the advantages a homeowner has when they use a real estate professional to help sell their home. It’s good to know that FannieMae agrees. Here is a quote directly from the Know Your Options section of their website. The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & […]

Luxury Homes Sales [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Importance of the Latino Community to Today’s Real Estate Market

The Hispanic community was hit hardest by the housing crash. Now that the market is recovering, many of these families have the opportunity to either buy a home again, or those that lost home value during those years, are seeing equity return allowing them to sell and move to the home that they always wanted. […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you toward your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner […]

Harvard: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year he released a paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial […]

41% of Americans Would Prefer to Build their Home

A recent study  by Harris Poll revealed that, for the same price, forty one percent of Americans would prefer to buy a newly built home instead of an existing home. Twenty one percent prefer an existing home while thirty eight percent didn’t have a preference. However, those desiring a new home may not be prepared […]

A Closer Look at the Luxury Buyer

In a new survey, realtor.com revealed great information regarding buying motivations and expectations of luxury homebuyers. Here are the findings in visual format: The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these families & enables the agent to simply & effectively explain […]

Americans Believe Real Estate is BEST Long-Term Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A Great Reason to Sell Now

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale is still below […]

Difference Between a ‘White Lie’ and Lying

Growing up it seemed ‘white lies’ were okay while lying was a sin. As children, we sometimes had difficulty understanding where the line was. As we matured, we realized there most definitely was a difference. If a husband or wife asks if it is okay to invite their parents over for dinner, the spouse would […]

Homeownership: This Time the Wall Street Journal Got it Wrong

Our founder, Steve Harney, occasionally asks to do a personal post on what he sees as important to our industry. Today is one of those days. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew I have been a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for as long as I can remember. In my opinion, it is the […]

3 Reasons to Sell Your Home this Spring

Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are three of those reasons. 1. Demand is about to skyrocket Most people realize that […]