I thought it might be fun to go back and look at some older posts you may have missed. These are some of my favorites filled with great info. Even if you already saw this one, it never hurts to be reminded.
This is a question I'm asked quite frequently. How am I different from all the other real estate agents out there? Well this post was from a year ago, and it pointed out many things that set me apart from other agents. I'm proud to say I've improved on some of this advertising with the help of Coldwell Banker's listing concierge service. Now I do an even better job on the advertising front including a spot on a TV show and an ad in our View magazine.
If you're thinking of selling your property, you really should sit down with me to find out how there really is a big difference in both the selection of a brokerage and an agent.
I'm often asked in networking meetings and on listing appointments how I am different than all the other real estate agents out here. I decided it was time to po...
The first thing I would do is Google them before I ever meet with them. Look at their website. Is it professional? Look them up on Zillow, Realtor.com, Yelp, etc. to see what people have said about working with them.
I’ve tried Hello Fresh and Home Chef. They each seem a little pricey and had some minor issues, so I was willing to give the much less expensive Dinnerly a try. Well, you get what you pay for, and different isn’t necessarily better.
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So, have we recovered? I suggest you take a look at this price chart from our local MLS. It shows median home prices for the last 10 years. In 2009 the recovery had already started. There was a bit of a dip at the end of 2010, but since then you can see we have had steady increases in the median home price in this area. We may not be back at the unnaturally overinflated prices prior to the crash, but we are doing just fine. If you purchased a home 10 years ago in this area at the median price point, you would see a 73% appreciation. Averaged over 10 years, that's 7.3%/year. According to Zillow, the national average home appreciation rate is between 3-5%, so I'd say we've done pretty well.