Perfect Listing Presentation eGuide Now Available!

      We are excited to announce the release of our latest eGuide! The 5 Elements of the Perfect Listing Presentation eGuide takes all the great information that we gave you in our most recent webinar and puts it in a easy to share, easy to read guide. As KCM Members, we wanted to […]

Millennials and Student Debt: We Knew They Were Wrong!

For almost a year now, we have been trying to debunk the myth that student debt is keeping the vast majority of Millennials from purchasing a home. We explained that Millennials have purchased more homes over a recent twelve month period than any other generation as was reported by the National Association of Realtors). We […]

What is the Best Long Term Investment? Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

Real Estate: Best Long Term Investment | Keeping Current Matters

Celebrate National Homeownership Month: Reason #14 to Own

Reason #14 to Own | Keeping Current Matters

Celebrate National Homeownership Month: Reason #3 to Own

Reason #3 to Own | Keeping Current Matters

Celebrate National Homeownership Month: Reason #8 To Own

Reasons to Own #8 | Keeping Current Matters

Celebrate National Homeownership Month: Reason #11 to Own

Reasons to Own #11 | Keeping Current Matters

The Summer Buyer & Seller Guides Are Now Online

Happy Summer! With the changing of the seasons, comes more than just warmer weather! We are happy to announce that the Summer Buyer & Seller Guides are now available under Content -> Buyer/Seller Guides.         The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals […]

Home Prices over 30 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Prices over 30 Years | The KCM Crew

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FSBOs Must Be Ready to Negotiate

In a recovering market, some sellers might be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. The real estate agent is a trained and experienced negotiator. In most cases, the seller is not. The seller must realize the ability to negotiate will determine […]

4 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you dreading having to walk through strangers’ houses? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of buying. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge just like a great […]

Getting a Mortgage: Why SO MUCH Paperwork?

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told […]

5 Reasons to Sell Now!

Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those reasons. 1. Demand is Strong […]

June: The Month to Hunt Down Expired Listings

Here are the three days a year that the most real estate listings expire: 12/31 – Because many agents convince the seller to list “until the end of the year” 12/30 – Because some agents don’t realize there are 31 days in December   6/30 – Because many agents taking listings early in the year […]

Real Estate’s New Market Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Upscale Latinos and Housing

Last year Nielsen and the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) identified Upscale Latinos as the most influential segment since the Baby Boomers. Upscale Latinos are becoming a powerful population segment and have grown by more than two million since 2010. “Recognizing the diversity within the Hispanic population in the U.S., Nielsen and AHAA embarked […]

Millennials: They ARE Buying & Selling Houses

A recent study by the National Association of Realtors, Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, revealed that Millennials are a much higher percentage of the overall housing market than the public may realize. Here are the breakdowns: BUYERS SELLERS Bottom Line Contrary to what many believe, Millennials make up the largest percentage of all buyers […]

Should I Rent My House if I Can’t Sell It?

There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in most parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are still at great prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling it. After all, a homeowner can […]

The Curse of Knowledge

As a KCM Member, you have often heard us say that we need to always approach every appointment with the ‘heart of a teacher’. We must take the time to simply and effectively explain each point of our conversations, realizing that the consumer does not have the knowledge or experience we have. Real estate is […]

4 Reasons to Buy YOUR HOME Now!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be […]

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional | The KCM Crew

Real Estate Listings:
You Can’t Sell What You Don’t Have

Some housing experts are concerned that the housing recovery seems to be stalling. Some are blaming the one percent increase in mortgage interest rates since the first quarter of last year. Others are pointing at an economy that is improving but only at a snail’s pace. Still, others are questioning whether homeownership is even considered […]

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Pent-Up Buyer & Seller Demand about to be Released?

American consumers’ perception of the residential real estate market was revealed in a recent survey by Edelman Berland. They interviewed 2,500 Americans who are “in the market” to buy or sell a home. Respondents were between 25-64 years old with a household income of at least $50,000. Here are the key findings of the survey: […]

June is National Homeownership Month!!

National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation: “Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream…A home provides shelter and a safe place where families […]

FHFA Releases 1st Quarter 2014 Home Prices

Last week the FHFA released the 1st Quarter Home Prices for 2014. Looking at the breakdown regionally, year-over-year, prices are up across the country. We always like to give you the regional outlook so you can compare different areas of the country. Breaking down prices by state, with the exception of Vermont, the entire country […]