Here are 3 significant real estate trends popping up pretty consistently on multiple sources (+ the tools you need in anticipation of meeting each one head on) that we thought you should be aware of:
1) Young and old alike – there’s bound to be a spike (in market activity).*
Millennials are getting married and starting families, while baby boomers are continuing to retire.
Chances are the latter will be selling their home(s) and/or relocating/buying in new, warmer climate(s), while the youngsters are looking to establish a safe, secure familial foundation where they can build their lives.What are you doing to identify and reach out to each group?
Seller’s Corner will get them turning to you to sell their home, while our Custom IDX tool will empower you with automated, instant delivery of listing/property alerts that match their dream home. Your CRM is also an essential resource in terms of helping you recognize who is who (millennials, boomers, homeowners, buyers, sellers, etc), what folks are up to (retiring, college bound, looking to move, in need of home care resources, etc.) and keeping you mindful about reaching out for holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, or just a quick “hey, how’s it going?”
2) Sellers’ Market will dominate.**
Yep – this is pretty much the consensus from economists and experts in the industry.
Skeptical? It’s all good. Even if this prediction doesn’t become a reality, we have your back up plan.Seller’s Corner will boost your inventory by reconnecting you with past clients and sparking critical relationships with homeowners virtually guaranteeing you’re the agent they choose to list
How? Gentle digital “touches” with info and content they will actually find interesting and appreciate (the value of their home) will keep you top-of-mind and in their good graces.
3) Folks will flock to the (more affordable) suburbs.***
Anyone living in one can tell you that housing, within or very near, a large city is increasingly costly (at least in the San Francisco Bay Area). Apparently, as a result, we can expect buyers to make that trek and shift to suburban life.
The only question now is: are you actively and habitually providing them with the resources and alerts they need to find a home that meets the needs of their unique lives and, perhaps most importantly, that they can afford? From HD Photos and the best schools nearby, to comparable listings and an interactive Map Search, the answers to all their questions, wants and needs are at your, and their, beck and call.
If people are looking for certain neighborhoods, our Custom IDX links will allow you to showcase a community, neighborhood, view, or amenity at the push of a button. If your focus is to get people on your website, why not make is as easy as possible?
Cheers to a successful and spectacular 2017,
Director Of Marketing