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Full Course and Straight Ahead

I remember a lesson I learned, a long time ago, when I first learned how to ride motocross in the Southern California foothills to keep the cycle pointed straight ahead at all times. My natural reaction was to find the seemingly easiest path through the trail, bobbing and weaving to avoid any large boulders; however surprisingly this was not the correct course of action. Instead, I was advised to keep heading straight, even if a huge boulder lay dead ahead in my path. The bike and its shock absorbers would handle even the largest rocks. A terrific sense of enlightenment and freedom came over me that I remember to this day.

Occasionally, I catch myself in an avoidance mode and suspect there are many others in these tough economic times with the same strategy. Then I get back into the saddle and begin to forge straight ahead despite what the depressing news says, no matter what the source. I tell myself, “These are the days we have to dig our heels in deeper.” They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going. It’s up to us to decide our personally appropriate strategy of fight or flight.

Over the course of the past year, I found myself expanding my view of my team’s market area. This was not only by a geographic territory, but also by niche or specialty. A strategy such as this requires a non-traditional approach to staffing our team. I decided I was no longer after an agent who could simply service an area, now I was after a hybrid. Such a person may be fit to service an area but they must also have special talents. Such talents may include advanced knowledge of luxury home sales, equestrian properties, international sales, new construction, golf properties, commercial, etc, or anything else that makes them stand out from the crowd.

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Posted by: Brian Kinkade on August 17th, 2011 under Motivation


Denver Metro Home Sales Increase, Sales Prices Drop!

The Denver real estate market remains a true buyers market. Fervor is supported by July’s housing inventory of 25,673 homes which dropped from 26,104 listings the prior month, according to numbers recently released by Metrolist, Inc.

The drop in inventory is affirmed by the 5.74% increase in homes sales during the month of July as compared to 2.87% a year ago. Residential property benefited the most with a sales increase of 7.98% in July over June and 6.54% as compared to the same month last year. Denver area condominiums and townhomes took it on the chin though with a dip of -2.91% and -10.36% respectively.

The average days on market has continually dropped during the course of the year with an YTD average of 104 days.
Last month we observed a slight uptick to 98 as compared to 97 in June. Next months results will determine if we’re to continue the overall declining trend of days on market or take a turn to the upside.

Unfortunately, while sales increased, the average sales price took a turn for the worse with an overall dip of Continue reading this post


Posted by: Brian Kinkade on August 12th, 2008 under Regional


Runner Up “Sealed Deals” Home Buyer Cities

Part 2

Due to popular demand of the top 5 “sealed deals” blog, we’re posting the next top 5 home buying cities!

These are markets that have been hot pretty consistently this year, even if the market is being recorded as slow on a national level.

In some of these cities we’re talking higher levels of median home prices than the US National. In other cities it’s simply about just selling at a higher volume.

We can all understand that more money for real estate agents and brokers also mean tougher competition.

OK, well, here are the next top five cities. Post a comment if you are an agent in one of these markets and let us what you are experiencing! Continue reading this post


Posted by: Peggy Boehm on December 7th, 2007 under AgentEvaluator, HomeGain Market Data


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