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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Potential first-time homebuyers are still on the fence. Stay relevant to this new market.

According to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulseTracking survey, the first-time homebuyer share of home purchases fell to 34.7% in October, the lowest first-time homebuyer share ever recorded in the three-year history of the survey. Many potential buyers are still waiting it out and may not be sure about the possibilities, including available down payment assistance programs in their market. Realtors, it’s time to employ tools that make you more relevant for today’s buyer, especially first-time homebuyers.

Read the full blog post from Down Payment Resource HERE

House and Condo Sales by Region [Infographic]

This infographic shows the Home and Condo sales by Region from KCM Blog

ExistingHomeSalesReport

Learn to Tweet Smarter, Not Harder [Infographic]

This great infographic from The Wall Blog shows you how to Tweet Smarter, Not Harder

5 Things to Do to Jump-Start Your 2013 from Inman Next

After the long Thanksgiving holiday, it’s tempting to take your foot off the pedal and coast into 2013. But, I encourage you to make the most of these last few weeks of the year. Don’t wait until January 1st to get started for the year – the time is now.

Here are 5 quick and easy things to do to jump-start your 2013:

1. Shed your problem clients
2. Clear your schedule
3. Be honest
4. Get your finances in order
5. Schedule 5 phone calls a week

 

Click HERE to read the full article from Inman Next

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of the Spring from KCM Blog

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now

Read the 5 reasons to buy now from the KCM Blog HERE

The Black Friday advantage for Realtors

“With bellies full of turkey (leftovers), millions of shoppers will make their way to crowded malls this Friday in hopes of finding that perfect deal.

However, a recent survey by Realtor.com revealed that many Realtors will forgo the mayhem this year and spend their Black Friday working, courting serious home buyers and sellers for their clients.”

Read the full article from Housingwire HERE.