Monday, September 28, 2020

Q: Will the Election Have an Impact on Our Market?

Here are my thoughts on the potential impact of the election on our real estate market.

I knew this question would come my way sooner or later: A home seller recently asked me how the upcoming election would affect the real estate market. I imagine I’ll be hearing that question more and more as we get closer to November 3, so I wanted to give a detailed answer today.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety, or use these timestamps to browse specific points at your leisure:

0:50- Why nobody truly knows how elections will impact the market

1:45- How office space and retail real estate will be affected

3:05- My thoughts on how interest rates will be affected

4:05- How sale numbers change from election years to non-election years

5:02- How our economic situation is different from other areas of the country

6:31- Wrapping things up

If you have any questions for me about the market or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Q: What Is Allen Johnson’s Biggest “Lesson Learned”?

In a recent Inman News column, Allen Johnson shared his “lessons learned”.

Allen Johnson, our head of AJ Team Realty, was recently featured in “Lesson Learned,” a popular Inman News column by Christy Murdock Edgar where real estate professionals share important insights they’ve learned during their time in the industry. Allen’s central advice was to navigate both the highs and lows of real estate with the same balanced mindset, because after all, “ is bigger than selling a house. We serve families.”

In addition to warning against constantly chasing numbers, Allen also talked about the value of joining a real estate team and his goals for the next five years. Check out the whole article here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How to Find Your Real Estate Lane

Here’s some advice if you haven’t found yours yet.

I’m joined once again by my father, Lenwood, to discuss some of the information from my book. This time, we focused on how to find your lane in real estate.

Here’s an outline of our discussion, with timestamps so that you can skip around to the section(s) that interest you the most:

0:55- How did my father find his lane in real estate?

3:55- Why you need a strong agent to act as your “GPS”

5:00- Why sharing our expertise can be a double-edged sword

6:30- A story that demonstrates why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or an agent by their language

8:23- Why you shouldn't’ be afraid of making mistakes in real estate

9:15- Wrapping things up

If you have any questions for me about anything we discussed or anything related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I’d love to hear from you.

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