Last April, the Federal Reserve addressed inflation fears with the word “transitory”. The conversation was directed to the markets to believe that current inflation pressures were not severe, and in fact, would dissipate as people went back to work and the supply chain corrected itself. Many in the markets weren’t so sure that this explanation was valid, but the more the markets pushed back, the more the message persisted that inflation fears were a moot point, as they were just “transitory” and would self-correct. The more that position was shared, the harder the markets pushed back. I have been writing in this post that inflation was real, it was going to get worse, and sooner or later, the FED would have to acknowledge that the inflation pressure was in fact real, and that it wasn’t not only not going away, but was going to be a significant issue going into…
Posted On Monday, 06 December 2021 00:00 Written by
 Cleve Gaddis is a Master Coach, speaker, and trainer with Workman Success Systems who works with some of America's most-profitable teams. He specializes in helping family-owned brokerages and teams navigate the challenges unique to family businesses. Cleve hosts "Your Move Atlanta," a weekly radio show on 640 AM, a Fox News station on iHeartRadio.  He learned to sales the hard way, by selling vacuum cleaners door to door.  To have Cleve speak live to your company, team, or group, connect with him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Posted On Friday, 03 December 2021 00:00 Written by
Thanksgiving is the time of year to reflect and be grateful for all that we have. I want to wish all of you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving and the enjoyment with family and friends. I am always reminded that regardless of your situation, there is always something to be thankful for and acknowledging those things can bring great rewards. As always with holidays I remind you of my philosophy: “If you are going to work, then WORK! If you are taking time off, then DISCONNECT! There is no right or wrong, there just is either or! For those of you who are working, just be sure you connect personally. Black Friday is a great opportunity to share value with your clients and referral partners. Remind them of your ability to put deals together and get them done before the end of the year. Most of your competition is…
Posted On Monday, 29 November 2021 00:00 Written by
The MBA has estimated that mortgage purchase volume will grow by about 9%, to $1.73T. That is $1,730,000,000,000! While that is certainly a positive piece of information, it follows up with the statement that total business volume will fall significantly due to a more than 60% drop in refinance business, from 2.26 trillion dollars to just around $860B. While $860 billion is still a lot of refinances, it will leave a big void in total volume. I’m never one to say that the MBA is always correct in its projections, but obviously higher interest rates and the sheer number of people that have already refinanced down into the 2% range will reduce volume. So, what if the MBA is correct and we see a nice increase in purchase business in 2022, but lose more than 60% of the refinances? My guess is, that it all depends on what your business…
Posted On Monday, 22 November 2021 00:00 Written by
Editor's Note from Terri Murphy:  Could not be happier to learn the news that Susan Yannaccone has been named CEO and President of the Realogy Franchise Group and the first female in that position! Congratulations from all of us from your friends at the Women’s Wisdom Network, RealtyTimes and Women in Real Estate! Read more about her announcement here.   With nearly two decades of leadership experience in franchise management and real estate brokerage operations, Sue Yannaccone assumed the role of Regional Executive Vice President of the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest regions of Realogy’s Coldwell Banker company-owned offices in March 2018. Yannaccone oversees the sales operations of 239 Coldwell Banker offices in New Jersey, Long Island, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Ohio, Chicago, St. Louis and Minnesota. In addition to being a mentor and advocate for women in the real estate industry, Yannaccone has been a key driver in…
Posted On Friday, 19 November 2021 00:00 Written by
It should happen everyday that we thank a veteran for their service and acknowledge if not for those sacrifices, we wouldn’t have the liberty and freedom we enjoy without paying much attention to it. To all the veterans, and their families that support them; THANK YOU! In other news, inflation data has really exceeded most estimates and came in at a HOT 6.2%! The FED can say what they want, but prices don’t lie! Since inflation is the arch enemy of interest rates, pay close attention to the bond market please be sure not to let your rate locks expire; it may be very expensive to extend those locks, if possible, at all. Thirty days or so left to get your deals in so they can close by the end of the year, although some may have even smaller windows than that. Please be sure you know where your cutoff…
Posted On Monday, 15 November 2021 00:00 Written by
Mark Seiden was born to become a real estate leader and professional coach. As a graduate of Cornell University with post-graduate credentials from the University of California-Berkley, he began his career in 1993 at Lois Seiden Real Estate of Westchester County, New York, and was the agency's top agent each year until it was sold in 1997.  He continued his ascent by earning a position as the Number 1 Agent for all of Westchester County at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for five consecutive years (1997-2002). In 2003, he founded Mark J. Seiden Real Estate, Inc., rebranding it as the Mark Seiden Real Estate Team in 2008.  Since 2004, Mark was and continues to be ranked among the Top 3 Agents for selling single-family homes in all of Westchester/Putnam Counties (over 10,000 agents) - ranking Number 1 in 2008, 2014 and 2015.  A natural mentor and gifted communicator, Mark and his…
Posted On Friday, 12 November 2021 00:00 Written by
It’s the first week of November and we are in the final days of 2021. There are a few things that we must get taken care of before we lose the ability to control these final days. It’s a simple check list, but important none the less. 1. Complete your business plan for 2022! If you don’t have this done and begin working your new schedule and processes, you won’t be able to hit the ground running on January 3rd! You can’t afford to give up such a competitive advantage. 2. Finish all required continuing education classes. While I always suggest this is done in February, some push it off. You can’t be without your license! Get it done! 3. Check the calendar. How many days left for you to take in a loan and close it for 2021? Remember to allow for your personal time off, vacations, or possible…
Posted On Monday, 08 November 2021 00:00 Written by
 EXIT Realty Corp International’s CEO TAMI BONNELL is an internationally renowned leader in the real estate industry and was instrumental in building three major brands. Among her many achievements, she was recognized by Real Estate trend watcher, Stephan Swanepoel, three years consecutively as one of the 200 most Powerful and influential   people in residential real estate, among the top 20 corporate executives and among the top 10 women leaders.  Ms. Bonnell has been a featured speaker at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR’S® convention to the Top 500 power brokers, The National Women’s Council REALTORS®, Inman News Connect Conference and the RIS Media’s Leadership Conference.   She was named to the National Association of Women in Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem ( NAWRB) Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDLIC). Ms. Bonnell was honored by STEM connector as one of it’s 100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).…
Posted On Thursday, 04 November 2021 00:00 Written by
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