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Immigration Reform’s Impact on Housing

Immigration reform is a political hot potato to many. We do not want to take a political stance on the issue. We will leave that to others. However, we do want to report on a recent study released by the Immigration Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) that spoke to the impact reform […]

Why is NOW the Time to Build Listing Inventory?

Though the housing market is in the middle of a strong recovery, the one issue that still remains a challenge is inventory. Demand is currently strong and Frank E. Nothaft, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, projects that 2014 will be the best year for home sales since 2007. We must make sure that the supply […]

Moving Tips Agents Should Give Their Clients

Today’s blog post comes to us from our friends at Allied Van Lines. Check out their Realtor’s Guide to Moving for more tips and resources to help your clients with their move. – The KCM Crew If you’re a real estate professional, you know how stressed clients who are moving can get, especially if they’re moving for the […]

Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years

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. […]

Working Together as RE Professionals

Today we are happy to welcome back Tim Richmond as our guest blogger.  Tim writes about the housing market and Native American home loans. The economy is complicated because everyone is trying to stake out their target market and lay claim to a certain clientele. This is natural in a society that often leans toward […]

Buying or Selling: Now May Be the Time

As we enter the winter months, many expect the real estate market to begin to slow down. However, this winter there are many reasons that both buyers and sellers should consider moving forward with their real estate goals instead of waiting until the spring. BUYERS Waiting until the spring will probably mean increases in the […]

Walk a Mile

Today we are pleased to have Greg Fischer, the head of partnerships at Doorsteps.com as our guest blogger.  Greg’s article was originally posted on medium.com.  This is my story. There are many like it, but this one was mine. Answer a few calls. From yard signs (people who almost always say “that’s a lot of […]

Tech Review: Keeping Current Matters [VIDEO]

We’re proud to announce that KCM was recently highlighted on Chicago Agent Magazine’s Tech Review. Every so often, they choose a tech company that they feel would be beneficial for real estate professionals that are looking to take their business to the next level. After taking a long, hard look at KCM, they have given […]

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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 If there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide […]

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Online Auctions: Future of the Housing Market?

Today we are excited to have Joseph Givens as our guest blogger.  Joseph has been in the real estate business for over 15 years and has recently turned to writing to share his knowledge with a broader audience. – The KCM Crew The housing market has been through a lot of changes in recent years. […]

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, if we look at the numbers based on school enrollment. College 18- 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 […]

You Need a Professional to Sell or Buy a Home

Many people ask us whether they should hire an agent to sell their home or whether they should first try as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). In today’s market, we believe this is an easy decision: you need an experienced professional! You need an expert guide if you are traveling a dangerous path The […]

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Quick Sales Challenging for Seniors

Today we are honored to have Nikki Buckelew, the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, as our guest blogger.  Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. – The KCM Crew Sold in 3 days! We must admit, this is music to a real estate agents ears. Unfortunately, […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Today we are excited to have Ashley Garner, a Director of the North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR), as our guest blogger.  Ashley was so inspired from our most recent edition of KCM that he chose to expand on one of his (and our) favorite slides from the presentation.  – The KCM Crew The real […]

Agents: Spend Your Time Prospecting

Today, we are honored to have Justin DeCesare, CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, as our guest blogger. Justin has written a manual for new agents that is a must read for the new technology centered Real Estate market. It is available online in both print and Kindle editions. – The KCM Crew In […]

Welcome to the New KCM!

Here it is! Over the past few months, our crew has been working diligently to put together a brand new website, bringing our blog and membership website together. We’re so excited to show you the new look and feel of KCM. In addition to the new design, we’ve also included some exciting new features for […]

Are You Applying for Top Agent or Top Chef?

We are sometimes amused by the marketing strategies being used by many real estate agents. We often question whether they are trying to build a brand as a true real estate professional or one as a great culinary expert. Cherry pie and chocolate chip cookie recipes abound. Is that the way you want the consumer […]

Powerful Presentations a Must in Today’s Environment

When it comes to choosing their real estate professional, consumers have higher expectations today than ever before. They want someone who: Truly understands every nuance of the current real estate market and Can simply and effectively explain what impact the market will have on their real estate goals To satisfy these requirements, today’s real estate […]

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NAR: Millennials in the Market

Today, we are honored to have Justin DeCesare, CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, as our guest blogger. Justin has written a manual for new agents that is a must read for the new technology centered Real Estate market. It is available online in both print and Kindle editions. – The […]