Groundhog… Come Out & Share

Depending on which groundhog prediction you subscribe to in your area of the country the headlines will all read, Spring is Coming! Or More Winter Ahead! No matter what your favorite mammal has predicted, one thing is for sure, the busy real estate season is right around the corner! Make sure that you are out […]

Latest Equity Report Released

CoreLogic’s Q3 Equity Report was recently released. As a whole, the country has recovered well from the negative equity situation that existed previously. We now stand at 89.8% equity share as a nation. According to CoreLogic’s Methodology: “The amount of equity for each property is determined by comparing the estimated current value of the property […]

Buyer’s Purchasing Power Slides Updated!

We wanted to let all our members know that we have updated the Buyer’s Purchasing Power slides to reflect a more relevant interest rate range (3.75 – 5.25%). You can find the slides in 10 different price ranges by visiting the Infographics page and clicking on the Purchasing Power icon. These slides show exactly how the […]

Cost Of Waiting Slides Available!

In the January KCM, we gave you the Cost of Waiting slides that you have become familiar with, in three different price ranges as they refer to the Move-Up Buyer. We wanted to be able to give you these slides in 10 prices ranges to help your clients see the Cost of Waiting in their budget range. […]

A Generation’s Family Wealth is at Stake

As we have reported multiple times, the Federal Reserve has determined that a homeowner’s net worth is 36x greater than that of a renter. There are many renters out there who want to become homeowners, but don’t believe that they can afford to make the jump. There are also many Millennials that haven’t yet left […]

We Are Lucky To Have You

As we close out a tremendous 2014 and look forward to an even better 2015, our team here at KCM wanted to say an extra special “THANK YOU” to you and every member of our KCM Family. Without the trust, support and dedication to the mission that you show out in the field, what we […]

The Winter Buyer & Seller Guides Are Available NOW!

The Winter 2014-15 Buyer & Seller Guides are now available for Download & Customization! As with prior seasons, we’ve provided you with “Things to Consider When Buying a Home” & “Things to Consider When Selling Your House” in both PDF and the ever popular, editable, Powerpoint version. Download Them Today! Simply Click on Content –> Buyer […]

It’s that time of year!

More listings expire on December 31st than any other time of the year. Many agents might lament this time of year and do not see it for what it is… an opportunity!  Reach out to your listings that are about to expire and evaluate what may need to change in order to take advantage of […]

This Holiday Season, Be Prepared, Go Mobile!

At gatherings with friends and family this holiday season, people will seek you out to help answer their questions about today’s real estate market. Your use of visuals at these moments is just as crucial as it is during a scheduled consultation. You must have the necessary charts & data with you at all times. […]

FHFA Releases 3rd Quarter 2014 Home Prices

The FHFA released the 3rd 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 Connecticut, the entire country is experiencing higher […]

The Importance of Great Content

As a KCM Member, you have heard us say that it is important to use great content in your marketing and with your clients. Here is what some of the experts are saying: The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals reach these […]

Where Do Experts Say Home Prices are Headed?

In the latest Home Expectation Survey, Pulsenomics surveyed a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists, to find out their prediction for home prices through 2019. We wanted to make sure we updated our members with the visuals that you have become accustomed to receiving as soon as they were available. […]

Mortgage Availability Rises

Mortgage Availability has increased as the requirements on FICO Credit Scores has decreased.   Make sure your potential buyers know that the average FICO score for both conventional and FHA Purchase Loans have dropped significantly.   You can find these slides and so much more in the November KCM which is Now Available! The KCM […]

Housing Momentum Remains Strong Going into 4thQ

If we look at the two most current indicators of future sales (the Pending Home Sales Report and the Foot Traffic Report), we can see that the housing market is remaining stronger going into the last quarter of 2014 than it was going into the last quarter of 2013. We must commit the necessary resources […]

Good News on Interest Rates…for Now!

It was great to see that mortgage interest rates dropped under the 4% mark again. Buyers are lucky to be purchasing at a time when rates are at historic lows. However, let them know their luck may soon run out. Here are the projected interest rates for this time next year as stated by the […]

Your Online Presence Will Help Determine Your Success

Google, in a recent research study, revealed: “Two in three (consumers) researched prospective agents extensively online prior to working with them.” This means that your online presence has become crucial in building your brand with today’s buyers and sellers. Google went on to say that: “Millennials are likely to make their long-awaited entrance into market […]

Buyer’s Purchasing Power Slides Now Available

Throughout the course of the year, we have periodically given our Members the, often powerful and consistently downloaded, Buyer’s Purchasing Power Slides. We wanted to have a central location where we could house these slides with different price levels where you could always find them. We have provided you with 10 slides that show exactly […]

Foot Traffic to Decline in Winter Months

If you have sellers on the fence as to whether this fall is the time to list their home, simply show them the graph below! The real estate market has done well to recover from the slow start we experienced due in part to the inclement weather at the beginning of 2014.  But with those […]

Even a Duck Knows the Importance of Prospecting

You can learn so much just by observing nature. Last year, Steve was staying at a fabulous hotel in southern California. He and his wife were having lunch at an outside table at the hotel restaurant. It was impossible not to notice the ducks that gathered around the tables at the restaurant looking for food. […]

The Fall Buyer & Seller Guides are NOW AVAILABLE!

Happy Fall! The Fall 2014 Buyer & Seller Guides are now available for Download & Customization! As with prior seasons, we’ve provided you with “Things to Consider When Buying a Home” & “Things to Consider When Selling Your House” in both PDF and the ever popular, editable, Powerpoint version. We have also included both formats […]

Where Do The Experts Think Interest Rates Will Be This Time Next Year?

 As we often do, we wanted to update our members on the latest projections for the third quarter of 2015 directly from the experts themselves. Make sure you explain the cost of waiting to your clients. The KCM CrewWe believe every family should feel confident when buying & selling a home. KCM helps real estate professionals […]

FHFA Releases 2nd Quarter 2014 Home Prices

The FHFA released the 2nd 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 Mississippi, the entire country is experiencing higher […]

Have you used Personalized Posts yet?

The KCM Crew is always dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest features to our members! Personalized Posts is our latest release, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the feedback that we have already received from members who are taking advantage of their new branded blog posts.  If you haven’t already set up your […]

Is There A New Bubble Forming?

Many have seen the market start to recover and have posed the question of whether a new “bubble” is forming. The most recent CoreLogic MarketPulse Report shows that we still have a long way to go before prices are anywhere near the peak we previously experienced in many parts of the country. For perspective, here are the […]

Personalized Posts Are Here!

For those of you who have not yet heard about our newest feature, Personalized Posts, you get the chance to start using it today! You now have access to a new and exciting feature that allows you to share personally branded content written by KCM with your clients and prospects. With Personalized Posts, you can […]