In episode eleven of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes award-winning Remax Accord Real Estate Broker Mark Shaw into the studio. Mark has been serving Contra Costa and Alameda Counties for more than 19 years and, even though he spent some time as a teacher, you could say his career started back in the 60’s & 70’s when he was helping his father pass out flyers and set up open house signs.
Mark is well-versed in the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market, and Kirsten wastes no time digging in. During this podcast, Mark and Kirsten discuss why buying and selling in the Bay Area is so unusual right now and how the cash purchase of a home is influencing the marketplace.
Later, Mark weighs in on some surprising statistics and trends that are influencing aspects of the local market, and also, shares some advice to sellers on some essential tasks that need to be done before putting your home on the market.
Big Three From Episode #011:
What the clients are thinking:
- Can I trust you?
- Are you good at what you do?
- Do you care about my needs and me?
Time-stamped Show Notes:
2:00 – What is making the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market so high? Can a seller name their price?
3:12 – The average buyer spends this much time searching for homes before they contact a realtor.
3:40 – Does the amount of cash buyers have to spend on housing distort the market?
6:15 – Why the number of years people are staying in their homes (not moving) is increasing.
8:30 – What are the main reasons people move?
11:40 – How is the buyer’s market trending?
16:42 – This is a huge determining factor in real estate sales.
22:11 – In the current market. what do sellers have to do to get their house sold?
26:14 – It might seem all dollars and cents, but home buying has much more to do with this.
Episode #011 Freebie: 13 Top Tips for Home Maintenance and Safety
Taking care of a property can be a lot of work, and some maintenance issues will obviously take priority over others. However, when it comes to your home’s safety, there are easy, low-cost, DIY projects we neglect because they are either not at the top of the list or not top of mind. Absolute Trust Talk guest Mark Shaw has generously offered to share his resource “13 Top Tips for Home Maintenance and Safety” to ATT’s audience. Shaw created this resource to be a tool to simplify target issues and help you focus on simple, common-sense tasks to keep your home safe. He has broken these projects down so they are easy to commit to doing one or two per month to maintain a safe home environment. Download this resource here!