Frustrations with empty-nester downsizing in my market

There are two major trends occurring in real estate which will affect certain areas of the market more than others. But, bottom line, these are trends that will become abundantly clear over the next few years …

Are second ‘staycation’ homes a trend in your city? Here’s how to take advantage

They say a change is as good as a rest. Across the country, a trend is happening for the comfortably off to buy second (or third) homes in the same metro area — packing up their things and leaving the family home on Friday for a weekend away in anothe…

How to work with developers to generate a thriving pipeline

Michelle Hediger and James Marsden of the SellBoston team, could be compared to a pair of local cops doing a stake-out when they are checking out a neighborhood for development opportunities. The top producers, who have newly arrived at Re/Max Leading …

Retirees: We’re not budging from our homes

Don’t hold your breath for retirees to free up today’s precious housing inventory — the vast majority have no intention of leaving their homes anytime soon, according to a new survey by The American College of Financial Services …

Housing conditions relatively calm on Lake Conroe

An hour outside of Houston lies Lake Conroe, a submarket where home sales activity and prices remained relatively unchanged during a recent 24-month period. Spanning October 2014 to September 2015, a total of 1,580 homes sold, a 2.1 percent increase fr…

How to tap into the next big buyer wave — ‘boomers’

As the boomers face empty nest syndrome and retirement, they’re shedding their big family houses for a low-maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle, often in a warmer climate. Tapping into this trend can provide you with a lucrative business niche for man…

4 huge lies agents tell themselves

As real estate agents, you already struggle with the misperception that all agents are greedy rather than helpful, scamming rather than trustworthy and amateurish rather than professional. To make things worse, many of you unwittingly tell yourselves l…

4 ways to protect yourself from new brokerage and technology models

Therefore, it begs the question, how can real estate agents protect themselves from inevitable new brokerage and technology models? We believe there are four key ways that you can utilize new technology to your advantage to differentiate and separate y…