Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week: 4/12/2014


Happy Saturday morning – go on, grab your coffee, and away we go!

Wanna effectively serve Generation Next homebuyers? Learn to speak “digital”
The median age of REALTORS(R) is 57, whereas the median age of first-time buyers is 34. If you want to effectively serve “next-gen” buyers and sellers, it’s imperative that you learn to speak “digital.”

Housing recovery is all for the “haves”
Demand is high, prices are higher, but the housing numbers this spring are just not adding up. Mortgage origination volumes hit their lowest recorded level since at least 2000, according to a report released Monday from Black Knight Financial Services.

Don’t Wait: Home Repairs that are Cheaper in Spring
Nan Shanahan, owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Shanahan Group, along with a few others discuss tips for home repairs cheaper to do right now, rather than later.

Our generational surveys are being covered in a few places this week, from Millennials:

Real estate and the millennial generation
According to our survey millennials focus on technology in homes and seek homes that allow the ability to work from home.

To the Boomers:
10 most affordable U.S. cities to retire
Take a look at the 10 most affordable cities to retire, cities such as Aiken, SC; Decatur, AL; Pittsburgh, PA. CBSNews did a great little feature which includes our BHGRE Baby Boomer survey findings.

And don’t forget the latest on Clean Slate:
Congratulations to Scott Lehmann and BHGRE Sonoran Desert Lifestyles office grand opening. Scott shared with us what he and his team are looking to get out of their new office space.

Leighton Dees, from BHGRE Generations discusses the GENLIFE training training program recently launched – it’s aimed at making sure all agents have what they need to achieve…MORE.


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