According to a recent press release by the National Association of REALTORS, existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – were down 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 4.93 million units in March from a level of 5.03 million in February, and remain 19.3 percent below the 6.11 million-unit pace in March 2007. A rise in condo sales in March was offset by a drop in single-family sales. Regionally, sales rose in the Northeast and West but fell in the Midwest and South.
Archives for April 2008
Dave writes about SEODigger.com and their tool for choosing keywords
. Great read.
What is life like for a REALTOR in a small town with a BIG sporting event? Lydia Taylor explorers that in her post from her Savannah Georgia blog.
Teri Lussier runs TheBrickRanch.com a real estate blog in Dayton OH. Here she talks about the importance of communicating your needs in a real estate transaction
and how that will raise the bar industry wide.
This is a preview of a much larger post to come on REIW. Among the technology community, there is little doub that the wave of the future (long term) is going to be to the more complex “smart” phones as opposed to the simpler cell phone counterparts that are (essentially) for making phone calls and not much else.
Some of the conversations that I have had indicates a split in how users ACTUALLY use their cell phone. Some prefer to use it for phone/voice mail only. I prefer to use it for phone and e-mail as well, but I do not use it typically for surfing the web.
With the advent of the iPhone and other smart phones out there that allow for much easier web surfing, the question remains… Are smart phones the way to go? We’d like to involve you in a survey. If you have a smart phone, can we ask you a few questions? If so, shoot us a message via the contact form at the right. Let us know that you would like to participate in the “Smart Phone Survey”. We will be happy to drop you a call!
In one Louisville RE/MAX real estate firm, the average age of the 120 agents is 55 years old. This is typical of many brokerages who have many of their agents over 60 years of age. These experienced agents are not being replaced by near as many younger agents. They have built up solid books of business over the years and are now starting to need exit strategies that will provide them passive income into the future.
A growing trend is to try to pair agents up into a mentoring relationship with younger professionals who not only can assist with technology and the latest techniques in building more business, but who can provide the agent nearing retirement with more time off and a better quality of life.Crime Fiction ipod
Many brokers have to sell as agents or teams in order to make ends meet. A brokerage is not profitable unless it is stand alone profitable with out the income generated by the sales efforts of the broker. So where does your brokerage stack up? Real Estate Industry Watch is taking a survey.
To participate in the survey, you need to click whether or not your borkerage is profitable on our “survey section” on the right hand side of this page.