2013 National Association of Realtors survey findings

National Association of Realtors 2013 report

Per the National Association of Realtors report

“Buyers used a wide variety of resources in searching for a home. Top results showed 92 percent used the Internet; 89 percent used real estate agents; 51 percent, yard signs; 45 percent each attended open houses and used a mobile application, and 42 percent used mobile search engines.”

The video is worth watching and reviews the economic barriers buyers face, also attached you’ll find the NAR 2013 survey summary, which has some great data associated with the home buying process.

Broker – President
TOWN & COUNTRY
Daniel K. Erickson

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Search for Real Estate

TOWN & COUNTRY is a full service Real Estate Brokerage, located in Sequim, WA. Our brokers know the Olympic Peninsula, like it’s their own backyard. We can help you find the perfect home.

Thinking of selling? You are in the right spot… just contact one of our brokers to find out how we use video to sell homes fast.

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T&C makes finalist in the Warren Miller Entertainment video contest

Our Skiing Hurricane Ridge video was submitted to the Warren Miller Hometown Video Contest and was selected as “pick of the week”. We’ve landed in the finalist category, one of four,  and we are now waiting for WME viewers to vote for this years winner. The winning video will be played on the big screen at the world premier event in Hollywood this fall.

In a matter of hours we had hundreds of views and likes with lots of positive comments. Marketing by way of video-Internet-social media is so powerful and effective it’s beyond comparison. Stay tuned…. more to come!

Real Estate Investing Advise

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/buffett-applied-real-estate-parable-to-stocks-sitt-eGWd3d~FT_mDeLO62YOdCw.html

Bloomberg mentions the benefit buying a good asset and holding it for the long term. Most of us have seen the TV shows where flippers are turning through homes, rehabbing the neighborhood and increasing property values for all. When investors assess the upside potential of a distressed property sale the “flip” seem like the best plan; get in, get out. However, capital gains taxes, paying a real estate broker commission, plus the excise tax on the sale, will significantly reduce their profit.