Written by Sean Nielsen, Broker with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
Just 3 hours away from Portland and a mere 6 hours south of Seattle, you’ll find the mountain town of Bend, nestled between the High Desert of Oregon and the Cascade Mountains. An increasingly popular destination travel town, residents and visitors flock to Bend for its unparalleled recreation and sophisticated leisure opportunities that seamlessly shift with the changing seasons.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Brian Hopper lent his insight to Inman News recently, in a feature entitled 10 Tips for Building a Magnetic Real Estate Team Culture. As Hopper proclaims: “Don’t be that dreaded micro-manager – you’re better than that!” Culture is the stuff good businesses are made of. It’s the character of personality of a company, including what makes the organization unique and its values, beliefs, traditions and attitudes. There’s no better place to work than an organization that has a strong sense of identity, with its values displayed in its culture. But it’s not easy to create, and without clear focus, it can drift. What’s the secret to creatinga strong team culture? Read Hopper’s top 1o tips below.
As the February 16th print edition of Wall Street Journal proclaims, for homebuyers in the country’s hottest markets, “there is only one weapon that may help ensure victory: the escalation clause.” The piece, which focuses on insight from a number of real estate markets in which buyers are feeling the pressure, includes insight provided by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Carrie DeBuys, who discusses their prevalence in Seattle.
We are happy to share that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Brian Hopper recently had an article published by the National Association of REALTORS! In the piece, Hopper outlines 6 Buzzworthy Marketing Trends You Can Use. He tackles questions such as “Are pricey, highly produced property videos worth the expense?” and “Has the moment for drones passed?”while exploring ways that real estate professionals are evolving their marketing and business plans to adapt to the latest trends.
As a recent Curbed Seattle article declares, there’s “one thing that Sounders FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei won’t be saving next season: a one-bedroom loft in South Lake Union, currently on the market for $699,000.” And the home, listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Anie Buckmelter, has already found its next keeper, as it has already gone pending after just five days on the market.
Maybe it’s just my age (I prefer “mature” or “grown up” to “old”) but I often consider what lies ahead in the next 20 years. How do I want to spend my free time? Where do I want to spend it? How do I want to live?
I find that many of my baby boomer clients are facing the same dilemma, and I know many lifelong Seattleites who still love the city, but daydream about an escape from the city’s grey winter drizzle and the increasing traffic congestion.
We are thrilled to share that Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Brian Hopper recently had an article published on Inman.com! As Hopper writes, “real estate marketing was brought to new heights last year, and I was so impressed with the creativity happening out there! With home inventory still very low in many markets, the battle over available listings was fierce, and I don’t see that changing in 2018.” This means real estate agents really have to bring their “A-game” in order to win listings. Check out Hopper’s 10 marketing trends for 2018, as published in Inman, below!
Seattle Penthouse is receiving recognition from 30,000 feet in the air, as United Airline’s popular Rhapsody Magazine highlights the stunning Emerald City penthouse, listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty co-founders Moira Holley and Scott Wasner, in their February issue. Written by Lauren Vespoli, the article showcases a collection of condominiums from around the world that are elevating “living chic to new heights.”
A recent edition of the Wall Street Journal covered a growing prevalence for homes in hot markets to sell for $500,000 or more above the list price, leveraging Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Tobias Lumpkin for insight on the Seattle market. As outlined in the article, the housing market continues to experience gains around the nation, and fierce competition led to nearly a quarter of the homes sold in the U.S. in 2017 closing above their original asking price. Though most homes average $7,000 above list, some hot markets are seeing escalations of a half a million dollars or more.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled announce #RSIRinspire: a campaign to highlight the members of our staff and team who are doing extraordinary things, inspiring others through their giving, and elevating their communities and businesses in innovative ways. Each week, we will bring you a new broker story and share what they are doing to make a difference.