Our eighth podcast is out. This was a fun podcast. We talked about housing as a luxury good, cash transactions, internet as a utility, and should you get a home inspection every couple of years? Listen and subscribe here in iTunes. Once we get a few more episodes under our belt, I'll start asking for reviews. Transcript (without edits, Read More
Archives for June 2018
- Nearly-mid-year stats and projections
- Ignorance & Ownership
- Seeing inside homes
- Empathy and body language
- What i'm reading
A few thoughts as I'm in Portland this week for a quasi-real estate conference. I said on Twitter Had an interesting conversation with my Lyft driver this morning. Topics he raised: - unsustainable housing market - gentrification - rental properties - unsat infrastructure - rising population/too few housing options - no good solutions. We covered a lot in 19 minutes.
- I felt bad for the taxi drivers. When I was there, the taxi island saw no Read More
The Podcast continues. This week, we discussed curb appeal conveying to good people, finding happiness, and how to spend a couple thousand dollars when prepping a house for the market. We've gotten to the point where we're going to start having guests. This is a fun project. Read More
A few stories of micro and macro interest to break up the week.
A friend shared with me his description of the Charlottesville area that he'd sent to a friend. This is part two; part one is here, and it's quite useful and good. Reading this has been interesting for me; I look at Charlottesville through the lens of a (relatively) very long-term resident, and as a (relatively) long-term real estate agent. A few things
- Realtor.com and Zillow are quite useful with their Read More
Remember the real estate crash? I do. Short-term thinking is a large part of how we got to the last housing-based recession. Welp. With clients over the weekend, we went into a new construction model home. When the salesperson said this, I was taken aback. "If you build in this phase, all you'll be doing is building equity, because there are more phases to go!" Said the salesperson. No. No. No. Seriously, NO. Anyone remember the last recession? Parts of the Charlottesville market still aren't out of it. Some homeowners are still Read More