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Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Research Committee

On Thursday afternoon, the Research team presented the committee-directed redesigns and findings of several surveys and data projects to the Research Committee..  The purpose of the committee is to focus on market conditions in the real estate industry as well as developments in the general economy and to identify topics on which research and information is needed with an eye to improving the productivity and profitability of REALTOR® firms, state associations, and local boards, and how that data can be utilized.  The committee is comprised of three state or board association staff, 10 residential specialists, 10 commercial specialists (including 1 auction specialist), one REALTOR® appraiser, one AEC Representative, and 15 at-large members.  The Committee is Chaired by Karen Crowson and Vice-Chaired by Joanne Zettl.

Brandi Snowden, Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, presented the findings of the 2019 Profile of Home Staging to the Committee.  New this year in the report was a discussion of the impact home staging-related TV shows have on consumer staging expectations.

Amanda Riggs, Research Survey Analyst, spoke about the findings of the 2019 Profile of Real Estate Firms, newly redesigned under a directive from the Research Committee.  The report includes new topic areas, such as career direction after staff leave the firm, and whether the firm utilizes virtual assistants.

Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist, and Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, presented on a tax study and how the reduced SALT deduction will affect taxpayers by each state.  For more on the reduced SALT deduction, click here >

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

On Thursday afternoon on May 15th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave a commercial update to members.  In his update, Yun discussed opportunities and challenges facing the commercial market in the year ahead.

 

Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce & Trade for the State of Virginia, spoke about the impacts of Amazon HQ coming to National Landing, Virginia.

For a full summary of the outlook, read the news release >

For the presentation slides, click here >

Research behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

Bright and early on Thursday May 16th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his economic outlook on current and forecast trends to members attending the 2019 NAR Legislative Meetings & Expo.  In his update, Yun spoke about challenges facing the economy, as well as positive developments that members should watch for.

 

Also speaking were Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, and Dr. Johannes Stroebel, Associate Professor of Finance at New York University.  Hale gave a market outlook and spoke about affordability trends nationally and on state and county levels, and Stroebel spoke about the effect of a potential buyer’s social network on their desire to purchase a home.

For a full recap of the session, read the press release here >

For the presentation slides, click here >

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Perry's Client Testimonials

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"Perry is an extremely detail oriented, personable and professional agent who is also a man of integrity.  We were nervous about the whole process of buying one home and selling another.  Perry was available in person, by phone, email or text at any time of day.  He anticipated the next steps in our process, let us know what to expect and answered any questions we had.  Our home's listing was impeccable, the photos were extraordinary and the description was thorough and accurate.  Perry's negotiating skills netted us top dollar for our home and some added bonuses on our new home.  We could not be happier with our sale or purchase outcomes and are so glad Perry represented us on both transactions"! Diana & Roger R.
“You took very good care of us, keeping us informed, advising us about the best things to do to get the house to sell, working through all the issues after the contract, etc. You kept us from having to worry about a thing. Thanks for taking such good care of us. If I hear of ANYONE selling a house, I will get you in touch with them”. Jenifer M.
"Perry is an outstanding agent. Always available and listening. Great research. Our negotiation with the seller was challenging. Perry was very helpful, grounded and positive. We are very pleased". Jeff & Cheryl W.
“We are so appreciative of your patience and thoughtfulness shown to us during the selling of our home. The many things you did for us were of ‘A-1’ quality. Be assured if we are in the position to recommend a Realtor, it will be Perry Allwood”! Marian & Bill P.
“You were always available. Went out of your way to make sure our needs were met when looking for our first home”! Sean M.
“You were fantastic in every phase of the process! You communicated very well and kept me in the loop throughout the process. You took care of the little things and addressed everything that needed to happen. You helped out when it came to having repairs done and you had contractors who you knew and had trusted relationships with. You truly cared about the sale of our home. I would be happy to refer you to a friend”. Eddy S.
“The attention to detail, responsiveness and insight that you provide is of the highest caliber. Transparency, responsiveness and honesty. I will refer you to anyone that I become aware of”. Matt M.
“Good follow through and responsiveness”. Karen N.
"Communication was excellent! We felt that we knew what was happening at each stage of buying a home, in a timely manner and in a way we understood. We always trusted that Perry had our best interests in mind. He was professional but personable at each home we visited and during the offer and contract stages. We would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.  Perry was excellent"! Libby & Brian F.
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