Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country.
According to the latest ShowingTime Showing Index,
“Home showing activity was up again nationwide with a 4.6 percent rise in traffic, as the traditionally slow fall season began with a marked boost in buyer interest.”
Buyers clearly have the right idea, as mortgage rates have dropped over a full percentage point since the fall of 2018. They’ve hovered in a historically low range since this summer, making the overall cost of homeownership significantly more attractive and affordable.
Here’s the breakdown of how ShowingTime reports current buyer traffic patterns across the country:
“The West Region, which until August had experienced 18 consecutive months of flagging home buyer traffic, lead the four regions in year-over-year improvement with an 8.9 percent increase in buyer activity.
The South followed with a 6.4 percent increase, the largest such improvement in the region since April 2018, with the Northeast Region’s 5.6 percent increase the next largest among the four regions.
The Midwest’s more modest 0.8 percent year-over-year growth rounded out the nation’s promising month.”
With ShowingTime reporting “nationwide growth for the second consecutive month, a first since December 2017 – January 2018”, it’s one more reason why selling your house this winter is the way to go. List while buyers are on the market before the competition with other sellers pops up in your neighborhood.
If you’re thinking of waiting until spring to sell, think again! Let’s get together to discuss listing your house now while buyer traffic is actively surging throughout the country.
Four years ago Gisella ‘Gigi’ Olivo decided to leave the Health and Wellness field and transition to Real Estate. Since then, she’s been devoting her energy and drive to helping people with their homes and life transitions. Gigi defines her approach as ‘purposeful and with intention’ and she’s always solution-oriented.
Gigi also explains how much time blocking has allowed her to maximize her time and how essential drawing her Business Plan was to keep her on track as she grew her business and crushed her goals.
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“For the compensation that I receive, I save people time, money and stress”. – Gisella ‘Gigi’ Olivo, JP and Associates REALTORS®
On this episode of Success from Scratch we talk with Dr. Rob Gilbert, the Founder of Success Hotline, the world’s longest running inspirational telephone hotline.
Dr. Rob reveals how to maximize the strategies you’ve already implemented in your sales system; the math of success and the biggest failure in sales, plus one of the biggest myths about potential: according to Dr. Rob “you’re not lacking it, you’re blocking it.”
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“You’re not lacking it, you’re blocking it.” – Dr. Rob Gilbert
On Episode 44 of Success From Scratch, my special quest is Dale Erwin, JPAR mentor, and capper. Dale explains how he moved from a state employee serving underserved children to a full-time real estate career. While Dale still volunteers to help underserved children, he went from 0 homes sold to selling over 200 homes in his best year.
Dale explains without a mentor he would not have experienced the success he has achieved. And his mission is to pay it forward. He realized that a daily routine provides him with more freedom than he ever realized. Running my business like a business has been one of my biggest secrets to success.
“If you are not constantly learning and innovating, this becomes a very tough business!” Dale Ewrin – JPAR Ft. Worth, Texas