3 Reasons the Real Estate Market Could Change in 2022

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By Hazel Emlen

As we roll into the new year, one of the hottest topics nationwide continues to be the real estate market. It’s no surprise since 2020 and 2021 proved to be record-breaking years for real estate! Most people in the industry have been the busiest they’ve ever been.

In describing the last two years, the word that comes …

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Renting and Buying: New Trends Emerge Among High-Earning Millennials

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By Barbara Ballinger

Many millennials are ready to buy a single-family home and all it entails, but some found themselves shut out of the market over the past year, according to a recent analysis of 5.9 million rental applications conducted by RentCafe, a national Internet listing service that helps renters find apartments and houses.

After not being able to purchase …

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Millennial Movement in the Market

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By Rogers Healy

There’s a new generation ruling the housing market and it’s no longer the baby boomers. Forbes reports that about half of home buyers are under the age of 36, and about half of sellers are under the age of 41. And, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Profiles of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median …

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Lessons Learned From Flipping My First Home

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By Alex Craig

Finally…I took the plunge. After nearly five years as a real estate agent, I flipped my first property. And gosh, did I learn some valuable lessons.

As real estate agents, we have unique skills, knowledge, and access to opportunities for investment properties. Being an agent can provide an opportunity to earn in the investment world—from fix-and-flips to …

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‘Automa-zation’ Tools to ‘Set It and Forget It’ in 2022

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By Lee Davenport

“It’s been a while” are words we should never hear or say to prospects.

These words indicate that our follow-up system has a missing link (or may even be non-existent).

However, if those simple yet alarming words seem to be on repeat for you, then I have some tools that may come in handy because real estate …

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A Great 4th Quarter Makes a Great New Year

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By Tim and Julie Harris

What you do now will pay dividends in 90 to 120 days. That’s because real estate activity follows cycles.

The fourth quarter of the year is not the time to slough off—even if you’re exhausted from having a productive year and you’d like to kick back for a while.

Remember that real estate typically follows …

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How to Keep Personal Data Safe on Vacation

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By Burton Kelso

Winter is approaching, which tends to be a slower season in the real estate industry—a perfect time to take a vacation. Vacations are an exciting, happy time for you to get away and tune out the everyday worries of your day-to-day work and home routine. Before you head out for a day trip, stateside vacation, or international …

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3 Reasons to Get Your Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

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By Alex Craig

I recently became certified as a Pricing Strategy Advisor through the National Association of REALTORS®; something I’ve been meaning to do for nearly a year. Since I needed a few more continuing education credits, I decided to knock out two birds with one stone.

If you’re not familiar with this certification, no problem. The PSA is a …

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Is the Real Estate Market Finally Balancing Out?

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By Hazel Emlen The housing market was off to quite a competitive start at the beginning of 2021. For many buyers, the competition made purchasing a home quite challenging. Some buyers have given up on purchasing a home altogether. From the stress of competing with cash buyers and buyers who waive most or even all contingencies, many first-time home buyers …

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4 Ways to Handle Real Estate’s Busy Summer Season

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By Alex Craig

It’s been a while since my last YPN Lounge post because I fell into the trap many of us are experiencing: the crazy busy spring and summer real estate season.

At the core, I believe my failure was due to a lack of planning. I am personally looking at everything I do and I’m trying to prepare …