The Deadly 16.9% Number Threatening Your Deals…

        

A number that we should be concerned with right now in the market is 16.1%.

So what does 16.1% represent?

It represents the number of transactions that were canceled last month. The last time we saw a number that high was at the beginning of COVID when buyers really didn't know what was gonna happen. March, April, when COVID really went into full effect in our country in 2020. That's when you saw this same level of cancellations. And that's what we're seeing again right now.

So how do we tighten down offers so that sellers have some clarity that they know they're gonna get to closing?

I'm gonna give you several things to think about. You might have a few more. But one of the things is getting the disclosure statement signed as quickly as you can.

Most states require a disclosure statement. This is where we're the seller's gonna disclose everything they know about the house to a buyer. But not waiting around, not delaying getting that...

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How to Create Raving Fans (Even as The Market Cools Down)

          

Now here's another question that a lot of us are getting:

Is the market turning into a buyer's market?

This is really a market-by-market conversation. But I will tell you that we could easily have a situation in a lot of markets where you actually have a couple different markets within the larger market.

Here's what that means:

Markets aren't just one thing. They are a whole list of price bands, right? So you have lower tier price bands, mid tier price bands, and higher price bands. And in your market, as the market is transitioning, it's not all one thing. So you could have a lower tier price band that's still a strong sellers market. Lots of demand because that's where first time home buyers go, right?

But then as you move up the ladder, you might see that at the higher tiers—the luxury housing, for instance—that it is a buyer's market.

So what's the defining factor here?

You gotta ask yourself, how do I...

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Warren Buffet’s Secret to Thriving in a Down Market

         

There's a new survey that was done by the National Housing Survey, which was just done in June. So it's fresh data. And it shows a divergence that we haven't seen probably in the last 10 years or more.

It shows how many people think that the economy is on the wrong track:

81% of Americans believe the economy's on the wrong track.

So when you look at that number and we put it in perspective of people that are buying and selling real estate, how do we have that conversation? Where people think, oh my gosh, we're on the wrong track. I don't know that I should be buying.

We call that consumer sentiment. Or I don't know if I should be entering this real estate marketplace.

What can we say?

How can we address that concern where people think it's the wrong time to enter this market?

Well, a good lesson for us is to model successful people. People that are more successful than us, right?

One of the most successful people in our...

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