On Monday January 24, 2011 , Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, and Jim McCowan of Long & Foster Real Estate were guests on the Real Estate Radio show on The Big Talker 1580 AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper.
Listen to highlights of the show!
Part 1 (25:05)
Louis and Ryan discuss the implications of the U.S. and China relationship;Louis discusses the inflationary implications of QE2;Jim McCowan indicates that now is a good time to get a mortgage and discusses the state of the Arlington VA real estate market; Louis discusses the 1st quarter 2011 HomeGain home prices survey and the Virginia results;Jim and Louis discuss the rent to buy ratio; Louis discusses the advantages of getting a low interest rate mortgage prior to the rise in inflation and interest rates; Ryan and Louis discuss the employment numbers and the potential for recovery;Jim notes that only a small percentage of homes in Arlington are short sales; Jim explains how Arlington short sales get priced and buyer’s misconceptions that they can offer less than the list price;Louis contrasts the Arlington home pricing experience vs. the national experience based on the HomeGain home values survey.
Part 2 (11:40)
Ryan discusses the need for distressed home owners to know their options. The panelists discuss best ways to get your home sold. Jim suggests that pricing the home right is the best first step;Louis and Jim discuss the value of listening to a qualified REALTOR when pricing your home; Louis discusses the Wall Street Journal article that suggests that comparing REALTORS is essential at the start of the home selling process; Jim discusses how to set expectations with clients and gets it in writing!
Part 3 (10:57)
Jim and Ryan discuss the impact of days on market;Louis offers some tips for home sellers based on HomeGain’s 2011 home improvement survey based on the responses of over real estate professionals;Ryan and Jim discuss the benefits of making a home for sale accessible to potential buyers ;Louis notes the benefits of providing floor plans and single property web sites.
Part 4 (1:15)
Ryan wraps up the show and provides a brain teaser.
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