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CVAR in Sacramento!
A group of CVAR members got the rare opportunity to attend Legislative Day in Sacramento last week, meet legislators at the Capitol–and to see just how much of an impact individual REALTORS® can have on policymakers!
CVAR REALTORS® making their first trip to Legislative Day were Nicole Jones of HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty in Upland; Kevin Lee of Coldwell Banker Millennium in Glendora; Brittany Susca and Terry Susca of Realty World All Stars in Rancho Cucamonga; Frank Martinez of Century 21 Primetime REALTORS® in Montclair; Gabriel Favela of Berkshire Hathaway in Covina, and Olivia Tamba, of Century 21 Beachside in Upland.
For more of our adventures in Sacramento CLICK HERE!
Why Americans Really Buy Homes
A majority of home buyers, especially those purchasing their first home, are looking for a place to call their own, put down roots and make memories. They value the emotional benefits of owning a home as much as financial ones.
Most home sellers are seeing plenty of equity when selling their home. On average in March, sellers sold for $30,500 more than what they had paid for their home–a 17 percent gain, according to RealtyTrac’s First Quarter 2016 Home Sales Report. It’s the highest average price gain for sellers since December 2007.
Wire Fraud Alert to Your Buyers
The National Assn. of REALTORS® has produced this video to alert your buyers to a scam being perpetrated during real estate transactions.
Learn more about the Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County housing market by selecting from the following list.
4 Factors Boosting Housing in April
Warmer weather across the country is drawing more people to look at open houses and available homes this month, says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. And he offers four housing market factors that will likely translate into greater sales this April.
Keywords Count When Preparing a Listing
Phrases such as “new paint” are old news when it comes to terms that sell listings faster. Zillow analyzed more than 60 keywords used in 2 million real estate listings between January 2014 and March 2016 and concluded that buyers jumped at certain features more than others. Listings that contained the words “barn door” (a rustic-style sliding door often found in kitchen pantries and bedroom closets) sold for more than 13% above the expected value and 57 days faster.
Home Buyers Behind Surge in Loan Demand
The re-fi boom is over. Now it’s time for house hunters to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Total mortgage application volume climbed 10 percent last week over the prior week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported last week.
Build a Real Estate Business, Not a Job
Do you want real estate to be the only job you have for the rest of your life? For me, the answer is easy: “No.” If you’re going to build a successful real estate business, you need to start with a strong foundation. It’s similar to building a house, your foundation is going to be what your real estate business is built on. Your brand should embody the personality of your business and what people can expect from you.
REvive Red Carpet Interview: HGTV’s Jessie & Tina
Jessie & Tina Rodriguez speak with CVAR Communications and Marketing Director Laurie Schenden on the REvive Red Carpet. Hear what they have to say about the event, their new show premiering on June 2, and being members of Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS®! Look for more Red Carpet coverage at www.realestaterevive.com.
Exclusive interview with HGTV’s Jessie and Tina Rodriguez
Tell Home Sellers Why It’s Time to List
The spring home buying season favors the seller this year because of extremely tight inventory and likely higher prices. Listen to Trulia Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin talk about the shortage of houses for sale in California: Click here to watch!
Show Your Sellers 3 Ways to Show Off Outdoor Space
Take a close look at your listing from the eye of a home buyer. Are the bushes overgrown around the front windows? Has the mulch all washed away? Is the paint on the shutters fading?
These are the questions Jon Coile, chairman of the multiple listing service MRIS, asks in a recent column at The Washington Post that aims to help sellers examine the exterior of their homes. Here are some simple ways to solve common curb appeal issues.