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How To Take Advantage Of The Lowest Birth Rates In 100 Years

      

Something interesting that you might find surprising that it relates to real estate, but fertility rates in the US have gone down dramatically over the last hundred years. In America today, we've actually had another 1% decrease.

We have the lowest birth rates than we've had in a hundred years.

Here are the numbers:

For every 1000 women in America aged between 15 and 44, there's 58.3 births. And you compare this to World War Two, when all the baby boomers were born, that number was more closer to 140 births! So huge difference in the numbers.

Now, how does this relate to real estate? I'm going to share with you now. Here is the the data today:

Looking at buyers who have children under the age of 18 in the home, the share of that group has declined from 58% in 1985, all the way down to 33% in 2020. So there's a much smaller group of people buying homes. It's actually the minority, not the majority, who have kids under 18 at home.

So you need to...

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The 1% Factor - Tapping Your Five Points of Power

Have you ever heard of the aggregation of marginal gains? I hadn't either until I read a story about the British cycling teams winning the Tour de France. They never won the Tour de France before 2010. But their new coach, David Brailsford, challenged them to look at everything they're doing — even the smallest things — to see if there was a way to improve it.

They started with the typical things you'd look at like their diets and exercise programs. But then he went a step further — and started looking at the pillows cyclists were using, the exact time they fell asleep and woke up, their daily routines and more to give them insight into their overall training system.

They figured out that even a 1% increase in any area of efficiency would aggregate marginal gains and finally create wins.

You can do the same thing in your real estate career. You have so many different avenues you're managing, but just getting 1% better in each of these areas can create big wins for...

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Unlock More Leads with Educational Marketing

       

We see so much marketing that is irrelevant and meaningless — it doesn't resonate with anybody. It's trying to be ironic, cute, and Instagram perfect.

But nobody really cares so these marketing gimmicks fail.

What do our potential clients care about then?

Learning something new — which will always make them stop dead in their tracks and consider your message.

That's the basic idea behind my "Educational Marketing" strategy.

Now let's think of it in terms of real estate:

Not everyone has an interest in real estate. Buyers and sellers usually only get interested right before they're ready to sell their home or buy a new one.

So when a buyer starts to think that they should buy a house, that's when they start to look at all the terms and processes around real estate. Or when a homeowner gets interested in selling, that's when they suddenly get tuned into the market conditions.

That's the power behind using "Educational...

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"I should have bought a house last year...."

       

You may have some buyers today that will say: "I should have bought a house last year. I feel like prices have risen so much. Why would I go out there and compete with multiple offers and all these buyers? I think I'm just going to continue renting and see where the market goes."

When we hear this question what should we do as a professional real estate agent and someone whose job it is to help people build wealth?

Remember: The first person you have to sell is yourself. When you can help people become homeowners rather than renters, you're helping them build wealth quickly. The average renter has a net worth of about $5,000. The average homeowner's net wealth is 40 times that number.

https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2020/10/07/a-homeowners-net-worth-is-40x-greater-than-a-renters

We need to demonstrate to renters that it's in their best interest to buy. We can do that by talking about the power of interest rates. You might say, "Hey, totally hear...

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Are you ready for the "Mother of all Bidding Wars"?

According to Barron's magazine "The Mother of all Bidding Wars is Coming" 

They point to several key factors:

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association Purchase Index for the week ending on June 5 was up 13% from the same week a year ago.
  •  Robert Shiller, who predicted that house prices in the suburbs would rise faster than those in city centers in coming years, as buyers, now practiced at working from home, seek more social-distancing space.
  • Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin (RDFN) says traffic growth for his online listings for houses in suburbs and small towns has outpaced that for in big cities by 164% over the past two months.
  • Inventory of existing homes for sale was the lowest on record for the month, according to the National Association of Realtors. And bank forbearance has reduced foreclosures, further restricting supply. How do you thrive in a low supply market?

Watch this video for tips on working with buyers and sellers when inventory is at all time low and bidding...

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