Women in Real Estate

I’ve been hearing from my clients and have read some comments by others that people are saying they are going to “wait” until home prices come back down and it’s more of a “buyers’ market” before buying their next home. That is an interesting thought, but it begs the questions: • When will those prices come back down, and from what level and to what level will they go to?• Will the come back down price be lower than it is today?• What is the cost of your current housing doing?• What will the cost to borrow be IF, and it’s a big if for a reason, if the cost to you to borrow LESS MONEY is higher than the cost of borrowing MORE MONEY is today  You see, I am not sure who it is that is guaranteeing that home prices will fall below where they are today, and by how much they are guaranteeing those…
Posted On Monday, 19 July 2021 00:00 Written by
“Put people around you who are the best at what they do, then let them do what they do best.”  Jo Garner  Former baseball player Steven Kanborg finds it fascinating to watch people operate in high-pressure situations. He tells of the big college baseball playoff game. Everyone was playing as usual until two teammates, under stress, stepped out of character.  They forced throws, tried to do too much at the plate, and handed the opposing team the advantage.  It was a long bus ride home.  As a homeowner, when you are trying to sell a home, buy another home, pack up, move, and unpack, it can feel like a high-stakes game.  A lot of transition and a lot of money on the line can add to the pressure.  If you are not a real estate professional yourself, it's time to consider the advantages of having a reputable real estate professional…
Posted On Monday, 19 July 2021 00:00 Written by
 Coni Meyers, LMC, CBLC, CDC, Crisis Management Specialist, and Leadership Clarity Strategist has spent over 40 years supporting thousands of individuals and businesses. She is passionate about helping and creating mindful, visionary leaders that can overcome any crisis and disaster. Her unique background combined with her experience as a FEMA inspector and trainer ​gives her an all encompassing perspective for creating this certification. She saw a need to educate and prepare as many individuals as possible for all disasters. And so CKM was born! Coni has helped taken the National Home Inspection Company​, now known as WIN Home Inspections, and OnlineEd from the local market to having a national presence. Additionally, she has owned four consulting companies and has earned three prestigious life and leadership coaching credentials. Coni is the founder of CKM Solutions Group, as well as Crystalline Moment Success Movement and Kickbutt Leadership.  She is an international best-selling…
Posted On Wednesday, 14 July 2021 00:00 Written by
What if there was a way to schedule yourself an hour a week to help you generate $25K, $50K, $100K, or more? In our business it isn’t all that big a challenge if we make a choice to commit the effort toward that specific result. It really is that simple, you just have to do three things: 1. Identify the time, this case Wednesday for an hour2. Identify the strategy – plenty to choose from3. Commit to the work until you reach the result. It’s not any harder than that! For most of my clients. It is just a matter of setting it up as a personal challenge and then holding them accountable to the plan and the work! Right now, my favorite challenge is looking back over the clients we did loans for prior to December of last year, or those we spoke with about doing a loan that…
Posted On Monday, 12 July 2021 00:00 Written by
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  Anonymous We are experiencing an unusual real estate market convergence of robust home sales, the highest home values we have ever seen, and the lowest mortgage rates we have ever seen. These three factors, rarely ever seen operating together, are like walking into a master design studio full of problem-solving tools and innovative ideas hanging on every hook. As a result, you can redesign your home, your finances, and your lifestyle. Don’t wait too late to get started, though. The market is always moving. This week we were surprised by mortgage rates dipping lower than we have seen since February. The Federal Reserve assured investors they would give plenty of notice before tapering off on the mortgage-backed security bond buying.  The Fed’s aggressive bond-buying has been a critical reason mortgage rates have remained…
Posted On Monday, 12 July 2021 00:00 Written by
Clearly, agents need to be on top of the latest innovations to help their clients, so here’s a quick rundown of two new tech tools that will add more profitability to your toolkit. It’s hard enough to keep up with the demands of buyers and sellers, but when we add new technologies into the mix in the form of apps, platforms, and services, it can be overwhelming! Here’s a few tips on what’s available to you to help buyers buy and seller’s sell:  No agent on site? No problem! What if you could show a property without being there? You may be thinking, ”virtual tours have been around for years,” what’s so novel about that?  I’m not talking about virtual tours at all! There is a new innovation in the showing game, called Occupi (www.getoccupi.com/).  This app was developed when an agent kept complaining to her tech-head boyfriend that a…
Posted On Thursday, 08 July 2021 00:00 Written by
Half the year is done, and opportunities remain strong. As many are complaining about the typical items like “lack of inventory” or “rising interest rates”; my clients across the country are checking in up more than 9% in total units over the same time last year. So somehow, people who are working are making it happen! It’s not hard to see why people are swayed by the media and those YouTube “experts” with their doom and gloom forecasts, it’s hard to see the reality looking through the distorted lens of much of the information. Yes, home sales in the month of April were down 4.4% year over year. This helped fuel the speculation of the end of the housing market. Then the May numbers come in UP 8% year over year and nobody seems to have much to say? It doesn’t stop there, mortgage applications are down 6.9% - 5%…
Posted On Monday, 05 July 2021 00:00 Written by
“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” –Henry David Thoreau As we celebrate Independence Day in the United States, the summer real estate and mortgage markets offer us opportunities to celebrate our own financial freedom and independence.  Home sellers see their home values hit higher than they could have ever imagined.  Homebuyers are buying their homes with the lowest mortgage rates we have seen in years. Homeowners have a unique opportunity to restructure their mortgage terms to remodel their homes and lower overall debt costs.  Looking into the future for the real estate and mortgage markets, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, predicts that we will see more houses available for sale in the second half of 2021 due to the government forbearance program ending and homebuilders building more homes.   Lawrence Yun continues his predictions saying, “Home price growth will steadily moderate with the increased supply…
Posted On Monday, 05 July 2021 00:00 Written by
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