What’s Trending in Homes for 2016

The word trend has always left a bad taste in my mouth as I am a long term thinker and “trend” tends to imply the opposite. However, when it comes to home design these “trends” are much more broad and slow moving so when it comes to real estate trends they have a lot more staying power…

Summer Dreamin’ on Such a Winter’s Day

Baby, it’s cold outside! This is the time of year when we dream of summer to keep us warm! The holidays are over and we know all we have to look forward to is cold unforgiving January. While you’re thinking warm thoughts perhaps you’re thinking, “Gee, when summer finally does roll around it sure would…

Share and Share Alike?

This is a wonderfully informative article on shared equity. It’s a really great way to get the next generation into their first home or for grown kids to help buy their parents a new home. You do not have to be related. Shared equity can be shared between any two parties. It’s also good for investors seeking minimal…

Referrals, Dumb Luck or Hard Work?

The NAR states that the average agent gets only a quarter of their business from referrals, 14% said they have never received a referral from a past client and 7% said they had never had a referral. However top agents who reported making over 150k a year say they get about 30%. Last year I…

5 Common Mortgage Misconceptions

This executive mortgage banker is right on the money! This is good advice so you will know what to expect, especially for first time buyers. And he’s right when he says real estate agents don’t care what lender you use, however they will have good advice on who is best for your desired area. It’s…

NAR Most Popular Research Reports of 2015

NAR Research released over 15 reports in 2015. Here are highlights from some of their most popular reports. They state that 93% of real estate agents prefer to communicate with their clients through email. I thought that number was really high. Personally, I like communicating on the phone. I check up with my clients and…

Impressive Space

One of kind! Gorgeous wood working and built-ins abound. Perfect for a firm that needs many impressive offices. Lot next door also for sale, would make perfect parking lot. 1308 S Broadway Virtual Tour ‪#‎bryanbechler‬