Back From My Fast
I'm back from my 7-day fast and meditation retreat.
I feel my energy flowing through every cell of my being.
I choose to provide you, (joejournal.com readers), my highest level of love, compassion, wisdom and meaning in 2007.
If you are a BRO member, feel good about what you are learning from By Referral Only.
This new report from the Florida Real Estate Association confirms that you are on the right path using my strategies to build your profitable, productive business.
A Message From Paula Hellenbrand, GRI
I know this is just Florida specific, but I thought if it was at all helpful to you and Dean, I would pass it on. This is an article from the daily Florida Association of Realtors newsletter. Their new buyer/seller profile found:
--43% of sellers hired the Realtor of a “friend, neighbor or relative”—just as you said on the Feb. SS of the month!
--72% of sellers contacted only ONE agent — great argument for 'my phone leads and other BRO 'Before' unit systems!
--34% repeated with their previous Realtor.
Keep up the awesome work you and your organization provide!
Think you know the typical Florida home buyer or seller? Well, here's a chance to see if you're right. The 2006 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Florida Report, now available on floridarealtors.org, finds that the median age of a Florida home-buyer is 46 years; among first-time buyers, it's 34 years.
Seventy-one percent of homes purchased were detached single family homes within 18 miles of a previous residence; and the typical price paid, including all forms of housing, was $217,600 for a 1,729-square foot home.
The buyers searched for eight weeks and visited eight listings. Looking at Florida home sellers, a full 72 percent contacted only one real estate associate before selecting one to assist in the sale of their home, and 43 percent based their choice on a recommendation from a friend, neighbor or relative. Of the sellers, 34 percent used the same associate for their home purchase too.
Want to learn more? The complete 20-page, 2006 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Florida Report can be downloaded in PDF format.
Find it at floridarealtors.org by clicking on ''Legislature'' and then ''Research.''