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Thomas Antoske – RE/MAX American Dream, Lincoln, RI
James Joy - RE/MAX Bayside, Meredith, NH
Hyacinth Dolor – RE/MAX Heritage, Westport, CT
Judith Halleran - RE/MAX on the Bay, Niantic, CT
Karen Neve - RE/MAX on the River, Newburyport, MA
Linda Magnifico - RE/MAX on the River, Newburyport, MA
Sueann Rasavong - RE/MAX Partners, Chelmsford, MA
Jose Coelho - RE/MAX Premier Realtors, West Hartford, CT
Saadia Roman - RE/MAX Professional Associates, Auburn, MA
Crystal Berte - RE/MAX Spectrum, Pembroke, MA
Tenzing Rapgyal – RE/MAX Trinity, Malden, MA
You are invited to join Christine George, VP of Marketing & Corporate Initiatives for RE/MAX INTEGRA, at the 2014 RE/MAX Collection Luxury Forum, taking place on November 2-3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you are currently working in the high-end market, or are interested in learning more about the opportunity to enter the luxury market, I encourage you to attend.
In addition to networking with luxury Brokers and Agents from around the country, takeaways will include:
and much more…..
Online registration will close on Wednesday, October 29th. Reserve your seat today for the RE/MAX Luxury event of the year!
The New England housing market experienced a year-over-year sales increase of 0.6% and a month over-month decrease of -15.8%.
Pending sales showed a solid uptick, rising 37.2% over September 2013, with month-over-month figures representing an 11.3% increase over August 2014.
Across the region, every state showed year-over-year sales increases except for Massachusetts, which was down -2.9% over September 2013 figures.
“We expect to see monthly sales numbers declining as we move into fall,” said Dan Breault, EVP/Regional Director of RE/MAX of New England. “However, pending sales continue to show double digit increases month-over-month and year-over-year, and homes are staying on the market fewer days over this time last year. All of this points to a stable housing market.”
To read the full report, click here.
What happens when over a thousand of New England’s top real estate agents come together for a day of learning, networking & interactive workshops with leading industry experts? They get RE/CHARGED!
RE/CHARGE 2014 was a sold-out success with record-setting attendance. Whether it was our keynote speakers, the educational breakouts or the networking, everyone walked away with something that left them feeling inspired. Here are a few of your top takeaways:
In case you missed any of the action, you can access all of the event presentations using the links below.
Breakout Session Presentations:
Steve Harney – Buyers – http://rem.ax/1sg8thZ | Sellers – http://rem.ax/1sg8xOI
Valerie Garcia & Dan Levine – http://rem.ax/1sg8NNy
RE/MAX Collection Luxury Panel – http://rem.ax/1sg8lPv | contact information – http://rem.ax/1sgbHlA
Leslie McDonnell – Team Building 101 – http://rem.ax/1sg7HS7 | Team Systems & Operations – http://rem.ax/1sg82Ee
MAX Minutes Presentations – You had an opportunity to hear 6 presentations from your peers, but everyone had great content to share. Here are all of the presentations:
Carrie Perkins, Lifestyle Videos – http://rem.ax/1sg66LX
Chris Kelly, Vacation Properties – http://rem.ax/1sg6CcU
Craig Foley, Green Properties – http://rem.ax/1sg6MRF
David Banks, Luxury Homes – http://rem.ax/1sg6YAj
Deb Agliano, Online Reputation Management – http://rem.ax/1sg74YG
Julie Boyle, Online Leads – http://rem.ax/1sg7oGX
Karen King, Community Involvement – http://rem.ax/1sg7Dl7
Gary Rogers, NAR Update – http://rem.ax/1sg8faG
Sven Andersen, Creative Marketing Strategies – http://rem.ax/1sg8Clx
The latest Existing-Home Sales Report from NAR revealed that sales decreased 1.8 percent in August. Many might start to panic, but let’s see what the report really shows.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist explains “there was a marked decline in all cash sales from investors. On the positive side, first-time buyers have a better chance of purchasing a home now that bidding wars are receding and supply constraints have significantly eased in many parts of the country.”
There is Still A LOT of Good News:
New Home Sales Surge:
Newly built single-family home sales surged 18% in August, the highest level in six years according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Experts Agree:
“This robust level of new-home sales activity is a good sign that the housing recovery is moving towards higher ground,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “Historically low mortgage rates, attractive home prices and firming job and economic growth should keep the housing market moving forward in 2014.”
Yun adds, “As long as solid job growth continues, wages should eventually pick up to steadily improve purchasing power and help fully release the pent-up demand for buying.”
Now is still a great time to buy a home, whether as a first time homebuyer or you’re moving up to the home of your dreams. Don’t let the headlines scare you from making the best decision for your family.