The 2012 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey reflected that 90 percent of homebuyers used the Internet in their research. Of that 90 percent, 54 percent used their local MLS site, 51 percent used Realtor.com, and 47 percent used a broker’s website. For the second year in a row, more buyers found their homes on the Internet (42 percent) than heard about it from a real estate agent (34 percent). Ten percent of buyers learned … Continue reading Providing Relevant Information to Buyers and Sellers
Pebble Beach Car Show Comes to Town It is Concurs Week once again here in Pebble Beach and Carmel. Carmel is already alive with cars of every type. I drive a 2005 Prius, not that exciting, but I was in a line up at a stop sign yesterday with a Ferrari and a Bentley.The auctions this year are set to be record breaking according to those who track such things. According to the Hagerty Price Guide there are 72 cars … Continue reading Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance
Trading a Home for a Home, or a Boat, or a Plane, or ? Every Realtor has heard a variation on the story of a buyer coming to them with an offer that goes beyond a creative financing proposal. Occasionally it is a straight trade for property elsewhere but on occasion the buyer might propose a trade for an airplane, a time share plus cash, and in at least one case I know of a race horse. While these deals … Continue reading Trading Houses? With the Difficulty in Securing Jumbo Loans Folks are Making Trades.