The real estate market is “blooming” so to speak or booming as we normally think. Despite the hot, humid weather and lack of rain, the real estate market is busy. People are out looking and inventory is low, so houses are moving quickly.
Just like this sunflower beautifully blooming amid a dry, slow garden, your house can look like a standout in the neighborhood.
Consider having your home staged. Stagers have great ideas to put your home in its best light. They can give you ideas for projects to do yourself or they can do the staging, even bringing in or removing furniture to give your home a bright, airy feel. Homes that are staged sell quicker with less days on the market.
On the outside, use your water wisely. You want your landscaping to stay plush and green and your flowers colorful. Water in the evening or early morning and consider soaker hoses. Watering deeply at the roots is what they need. Sprinklers sometimes can waste water if they are not set properly. You don’t want to be watering your sidewalk or street.
It’s been a long, hot summer but with a little strategic planning, you can get your house on the market and ready to sell. It’s a great time since interest rates are still low as well as inventory.
Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for all your real estate questions. We offer our talented stager, Laura Severino to get your house market ready.
This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on August 18,2016
Real Estate Market Trends For Summer 2016
Real Estate Market Trends for Summer 2016
Another spring is over, another summer just begun. As we head into the warmest months of the year, the real estate market typically tends to cool a bit, following the hottest buying season of the year. But with everything that’s happened in the housing market over the last few years, 2016 may be anything by typical. So let’s take a look at what may be in store for this summer.
Lack of Available Homes to Purchase Likely to Remain an Issue
As the rental market has continued to heat up over the last few years, a general lack of inventory has slowed sales in many markets nationwide. This has been a primary driver of prices post-crisis, but with prices likely to “normalize” or at least slow their steady climb over the course of the summer, lack of inventory may be less of an issue than it has been recently.
Trouble With Financing for Younger Buyers Likely to Remain an Issue
Millennials, the second largest generation in the history of the United States and the largest living generation, are still having a difficult time making it into the market. Despite their expressed desire to own their own homes, many younger buyers are having trouble getting the funds together to meet the current down payment requirements for financing a home.
This is primarily due to a combination of massive student loan debt, rising rents, and stagnant wages. The federal government may ease some financing restrictions put in place following the recession, but announcements have not been forthcoming.
Rising Rents, Lack of Rental Inventory, and Stabilizing Home Prices
The rental market will most likely continue to heat up through the summer, making rental inventory an even greater issue as home prices continue to stabilize, following a period of significant growth. This will likely provide incentive for a great many buyers who may not otherwise have entered the market this summer.
However, mortgage rates are also expected to continue to climb. This will drive up debt-to-income ratios, especially in areas with the highest home prices, keeping some out of the market for credit issues mentioned above while driving others into the market looking to capitalize on lower rates than they will be able to get for what may be a very long time.
The Bigger Picture
So, what does it all mean? Despite, the challenges to many hoping to enter the market as buyers this year, rising rental rates coupled with moderate growth in home prices and rising mortgage rates should drive a busier than typical summer buying season. However, lack of available homes in some areas will present an issue to many buyers.
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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on June 30, 2016.
Have you thought about becoming a real estate agent? Now is the time to make that dream a reality! Agent Rising Real Estate School is starting a new workshop on Monday, June 6th from 5-8pm. Classes are held Monday and Thursday nights from 5-8 pm. Classes are fun and informative. Agent Rising gives you all the tools you need to pass the real estate test and start your career as a real estate agent. Listen to Gina, a recent student who just passed her real estate test. Congratulations Gina!
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Kate Lanagan MacGregor of Agent Rising Real Estate School and BOLD Moves Real Estate has been on the road! Kate has recently held real estate training at Northeast Association of REALTORS® and also REALTOR ® Association of Southeastern Mass on various topics, including Webutation, Gratitude Marketing, Contract Law and Paperless Transactions. In Kate’s words, “My goal is to help as many REALTORS® as possible to enhance the professionalism with the tools that I have learned. The water in the “ocean” elevates all boats, and my passion is to elevate the ocean for all Realtor friends. In doing so, we will better serve all of our communities and help with their real estate
Kate is pictured here with Linda Kody, the President of Northeast Association of REALTORS® and former Educator of the Year.
Besides all this, Kate still earned the distinction of Tops in Listings for the month of April at BOLD Moves Real Estate. The saying goes, “If you’d like something done, ask a busy person. Kate is always available to help her fellow realtors. She can be reached at
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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on May 17, 2016.
The Northeast Association of Realtors Conference and Expo was held last Wednesday, May 4th at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford, MA. This conference is designed for realtors with tips and strategies to get the most return out of your investment. The conference was packed with informative sessions and incredible speakers from local companies.
Kate Lanagan MacGregor from BOLD Moves Real Estate, Beyond BOLD Media and Agent Rising Real Estate School was one of the scheduled speakers. BOLDIES from BOLD Moves Real Estate were in attendance to listen to Kate’s informative sessions:
What’s Your Webutation? Discovering your online reputation and using tools to create and support the webutation you’d like to portray online. The tools include Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Google+, You Tube, Periscope, Instagram and Snap Chat.
Gratitude Marketing. As high tech as Kate is, she still believes in balancing technology with high touch marketing. This means personal heartfelt, hand written notes to people you interact with on a daily basis. She shows how to create a marketing system and get into the habit of a handwritten note a day in her BOLD Day Challenge.
The conference made for a great day of real estate learning and interacting with fellow real estate agents and all the people involved in the industry.
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Mother’s Day is a wonderful tradition that goes back almost 100 years. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day and invited Americans to display the flag outside their homes as a “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” In more recent years, customary celebrations of Mother’s Day include cards, gifts, and taking Mom to brunch or dinner. The holiday may also offer an opportunity for real estate agents to do some discreet and tasteful marketing.
Some real estate agents feel that Mother’s Day is simply too slow a day to make an open house worthwhile. But not everyone is lucky enough to be able to spend Mother’s Day with Mom. If you do decide to hold an open house, take the opportunity to celebrate the day appropriately. Handing out a flower to all the women who attend the open house is a nice touch, for instance. The results of a recent survey indicate that the number one present that moms want for Mother’s Day is a gift card for their favorite store, so you could also hold a raffle for a “Gift Card for Mom” that attendees can enter by signing in at the open house. If you collect email addresses as part of your sign-in process, send out emails that evening thanking attendees for spending part of their Mother’s Day at your event.
It’s always appropriate to wish your social media followers a happy holiday. And Mother’s Day is certainly an occasion that you can use to engage your followers on Twitter and Facebook , or share a striking image on Instagram. A 2012 study by blogging giant Hubspot found that posts that included a photo generated more than 50% more Likes on Facebook and twice as many user comments than those with no photograph. If you can’t find a good picture, get out your phone and take a photograph of the flowers you’re sending to your Mom! Or you could post useful information, such as a list of the Top 10 places for a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner in your neighborhood or city. Something to consider when you’re sharing a link: a study by Buddy Media found that while short concise posts get more engagement than longer ones, Facebook posts that used a full-length URL resulted in three times as much user engagement than posts that utilized a link shortener such as bit.ly. It’s an indication that Facebook users would prefer to see where a link would take them on the web—a sensible attitude, considering that many users are accessing the site via their mobile devices, which don’t always have the same level of security that a computer does.
Holidays such as Mother’s Day can also be a boon for real estate agents who sometimes struggle to write engaging blog posts week after week. You could write about the history of the holiday, the best movies to take your mother to see, ideas for homemade gifts, or more personal posts such as “The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me,” or “Why Mothers Make Good Realtors.” If you’ve helped a family buy a starter home recently, you could write about how happy Mrs. Garcia was the moment she walked through the door of her new house and how good you felt knowing that raising her family was going to be a lot easier in their new dream home.
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BOLD Moves Real Estate is pleased to introduce Betty Tripanier, new agent. Elizabeth (Betty) Tripanier has lived in Rochester with her husband Edgar for 38 years. She originally grew up in Fairhaven. Betty has three incredible grown children, 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Betty is excited to have a great new opportunity to work with The BOLD Moves Team. She has worked in Cooperate America for Avon Products as a District Sales Manager for over twenty years.
Currently Betty and her husband own and operate NEVER HOME BAIT AND TACKLE and have for the past 12 years.
She will do her best to treat you with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Buying a home is one of your most important life events. Let Betty help your Dreams be Bright and Bold.
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What are consumers really looking for in a real estate agent? Of course they’d like you to sell their home for them in a timely manner or help them buy a new house, but they can look up houses on their own on the internet. What else are they looking for?
Real Estate Agents still have the local market knowledge and expertise they are looking for. It is one of our competitive edges in this day and age. There are a lot of statistics and facts on the local real estate sites, but not always accurate. We, as real estate agents can help them sort through the facts and realize what is true in our area. We may not know everything , but there is a lot you can offer on the trends in selling and buying in your neighborhood. Especially to clients new to the area, you can offer them information on schools, local spots to dine, and even differences in taxes and education in the towns you serve. You become the local “expert”.
People like to know about the neighborhoods, they are moving into. Even new agents, who may not be as seasoned, can capitalize on this by researching and learning the local area and blogging about it on your website.
You can become the “local agent” and that leads to real estate success.
Please visit us at www.agentrising.com to learn new ideas to help you brand yourself in your new real estate career.