A 2018 Trend You Can’t Afford to Ignore: Customer Experience

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”  – William James Getting a customer in real estate today can be as tough as a $3 steak. But keeping the customer can be tougher than a $1 steak. Competition has crept in from every corner and the market grows more and...

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1 in 4 U.S. Home Sales in 2017 Sold Above List Price

Buyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price, according to a new Zillow® analysisi. Over the past year the...

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25 Neighborhoods that Have It All

The number of homes for sale nationwide has been falling for more than two straight years, and home prices in the hottest markets have risen by double digits in as much time. This has created a conundrum for homebuyers seeking a neighborhood that “has it all”– affordable homes for sale, highly...

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American Homebuyers Now Ready to Embrace Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology continues to grow in popularity and could change the way consumers buy and sell homes. Technology has made the process of home buying and selling simpler, smarter and faster. As smart home and virtual reality (VR) technology continues to become more mainstream and sought...

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Luxury Housing Market Slowed in 2017

Luxury, high-end homes took longer to sell than in 2016 and had smaller price gains than overall market Price growth and the pace of sales for U.S. luxury homes weakened slightly in 2017, with the overall housing market outperforming the still-strong upper tier — according to new data from...

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Top 10 Rental Markets of 2017: End of Year Review

Zumper aggregates and analyzes active listing data on a monthly basis to calculate median asking rents across the country, providing a comprehensive view of the current state of the market. This post discusses the rental trends the top 10 most expensive cities saw this year. 1. San Francisco, CA...

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