American Consumers Feeling More Confident

Consumer confidence came in better than expected in January and anxiety over a possible recession continues to fade. WASHINGTON – American consumers, fresh off strong holiday spending, are feeling more confident than they have in two years. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose for the third

179 Ways Agents Who Are REALTORS® Are Worth Every Penny of Their Compensation

Pre-Listing Activities: 1. Make appointment with seller for listing presentation 2. Send seller a written or e-mail confirmation of listing appointment and call to confirm 3. Review pre-appointment questions 4. Research all comparable currently listed properties 5. Research sales activity from Local MLS Broker Marketplaces and public records databases 6. Research Average Days on Market

NAR Issues 2024 Real Estate Forecast

NAR Issues 2024 Real Estate Forecast By Kerry Smith Economist Lawrence Yun predicts that home sales will rise by 15% next year, and by spring, mortgage rates will hover in the 6% to 7% range. ANAHEIM, Calif. – National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun looked the current state of the U.S. residential