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Real Estate Agents and Customers, Click Reply…

It is a little bit ironic, and sometimes frustrating – We have the same goal and yet we don’t always take the time to “Click Reply.” In only takes a minute to return a phone call, reply to a text or send an e-mail, even if it is just to say “not today, can we make the appointment for tomorrow instead?, or “No, the offer is too low, would they agree on $7,500 more?”, or “I am sorry I missed your call, that property is no longer available – can I help you with something else?” Am I the only one that questions whether we are in this together?

I look forward to hearing from you soon…

Low Inventory of Available Homes

If real estate values in our area are improving, and they are, then why is it so hard to find a good property – I know plenty of people who would like to sell their home.  Many buyers are saying that the property they want to buy just went under contract with someone else.  In today’s market, why is it hard to find a property that is priced right, has curb appeal on the outside and is clean on the inside?

Federal Reserve Bank Rate

Randy, what’s your take on the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave the key bank lending rate unchanged?

I think the Federal Reserve Bank would have been crazy to increase the rate they charge the banks.  It would have only been a domino affect for sure and the banks would have increased consumer mortgage interest rates – we can’t have that!  If interest rates are still so good, why aren’t more buyers taking action?