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March 2019

Found 4 blog entries for March 2019.

In many ways, real estate is an attractive industry to launch a career in. It offers a certain degree of flexibility and opportunity that you can’t find in other jobs. You set your own hours, earn commission, and are considered an expert in your field. The benefits are great, and the work is rewarding — but the learning curve can be a sharp one.

This is why most agents — 75 to 85 percent, in fact — fail within their first five years on the job. Many new agents just aren’t prepared for the hurdles they’ll face. But if they’re equipped with the tools and training they need, they can flourish in real estate and reap the benefits. Let’s talk about the struggles so many real estate agents face and how you can overcome them to create a highly rewarding,

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According to data from the National Weather Service, Tri-Cities, Washington has seen the most February snowfall since 1916. Averaging almost an inch per day, Tri-Cities has seen over 24 inches of snow this past month.

Businesses shut their doors multiple times during the month to keep staff safe. Citizens stayed home unable to break the snow barriers rising in their drive ways. Those who had previously bought snow blowers and plows asked, "who’s laughing now"? One citizen was even able to profit off his plow purchase by plowing snow for residents and local businesses. Shoveling in over $30,000 in two weeks.

The snow has affected the Tri-Cities in numerous ways. But did the snow have an influence on Tri-Cities’ real estate market as well? Let’s

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The February 2019 edition of the Tri-Cities Insider provides an update on the local Tri-Cities real estate market, including inventory of active homes for sale, months of inventory, total homes sold and the average sales price.

The information below offers a comparison of the February 2019 market activity vs. the same time period in 2018. 

 - Active Inventory is up to 433 units so far this year compared to 420 in February 2018

 - Closed home sales slightly decreased this year with 496 units sold compared to last year's closed sales at 543

 - Average sales prices this year are up 11.8% compared to February of 2018.

   2019 average sales price: $314,264       2018 average sales price: $281,138

 

For a more in-depth analysis, download

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When it comes to working at odds versus working together, the distinction isn’t always as clear as you might think. Competition and collaboration both have their place at work — especially in real estate. You just have to know when to use them. Put simply, collaboration is a win-win mentality. In practice, positive collaboration between agents generally ends with the contract being signed and the transaction closing in 30-45 days. Though there’s certainly a time and a place in the industry for competition, I find that it’s usually a win-lose mentality.

 

The Time and Place

Collaborative agents generally facilitate easy showings on their properties; in fact, they’re willing to share anything that will help put deals together without jeopardizing

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