Projected California Real Estate Trends for 2014

Rick Kurtz serves as the founder and CEO of Resource Dynamics, a California-based real estate consulting company. In operation since 1986, Resource Dynamics has grown into a successful provider of real estate training.

In 1999, Rick Kurtz company became a publicly traded entity on the American Stock Exchange.According to a report released by the California Association of Realtors (CAR), the state’s housing market should continue to see an increase in sales and home prices in 2014. Presented in October 2013, CAR’s report forecasts that California’s housing market will see an improvement that corresponds to the projected growth of the America’s gross domestic product.

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In 2011, the real estate analytical firm Local Market Monitor suggested that, by 2014, California’s real estate market should show stronger stability. The Federal Housing Finance Agency also stated in 2011 that certain urban markets began to recover in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. With an increase in the number of jobs, a decrease in California’s unemployment rate, and lower interest rates, the housing market may experience steady growth. Additionally, the number of underwater homes should decrease while home prices are increasing, bolstering California’s real estate market further.

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RD Training Systems’ success is built around the quality, expertise and passion of its team members, led by renowned speaker Rick Kurtz . RD Training Systems offers you the vision, motivation and tools to take your real estate business to the ultimate level.

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Customer Relationship Management Systems for Realtors

Rick Kurtz, an experienced real estate educator, organizes seminars all across North America through his consulting and training company Resource Dynamics. By sharing valuable advice and strategies at Resource Dynamics events, Rick Kurtz aims to help others in the field to achieve high levels of success. His seminars address a variety of issues in the real estate industry, including customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

A CRM system is a valuable tool for realtors. With such a system, the work of managing associations with prospects, current clients, and past clients is simplified greatly.

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The tools in a CRM system may include appointment scheduling, correspondence management, and information organization. A CRM system also may allow users to send automatic monthly emails to groups of individuals and businesses listed in the system database.

Due to its ability to streamline many routine administrative tasks, identify trends, and monitor activity, a CRM system can be an excellent investment for any real estate business.

The One Big Real Estate Trend You Need to Understand in 2017

Forget a tale of two cities: Extreme housing market fragmentation is now creating different experiences for home buyers and sellers in a wide range of locations and segments.

Nationally, home prices are expected to keep rising, albeit more slowly— 3.5% in 2017, vs. 4.5% in 2016, per Moody’s Analytics projections. But even more so than in recent years, your position is now going to hinge on what and where you’re buying or selling.

Hoping to escape a downtown condo for the suburbs? Your equity should go far: Small homes have seen much sharper price growth than larger ones, urban areas have appreciated faster than metro outskirts— and both trends are expected to continue in 2017.

If you’re in the reverse position, though, brace yourself: Inventory has tumbled among less expensive homes, and your money may not buy as much as you expect. Here are your best moves now:

Growing Families, Make Your Move

If you’re looking to trade up to a larger home, you’re in the housing market’s sweet spot, and the first part of 2017 should be a particularly good time to strike. Over the five years between 2011 and 2016, the average price on a two-bedroom house climbed 59% nationwide, while four-bedroom houses rose a more modest 41%, according to an analysis by Attom Data Solutions. Inventory has also risen at the higher end of the market, climbing almost 8% for homes in the $500,000 to $750,000 range.

Because you’re well positioned as a seller, and you want to walk away with as much money as possible for your next down payment, choose a higher offer over a speedier close, suggests Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors.

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Aiming Small? Be Flexible

If you’re hoping to cash out and scale back—or if you’re a first-timer looking for a starter home—you face a tight market with low supply and greater competition from rival buyers. Yet the more flexible you are, the more choices you’ll have.

Willing to move farther from the city center, for instance? The average price per square foot in overall metro areas has risen 52% over the past five years, according to Redfin, but it has jumped 76% in the urban cores.

And while no one wants to tackle a major overhaul, buyers who are willing to make at least some upgrades can get a better deal, notes Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s chief economist. You won’t be alone: More than half of home owners who bought in the past year got a place that needed at least some updates, according to a recent Zillow survey.

Meanwhile, retirees looking to move to sunnier climes can profit from what are now bigger variations between U.S. metro areas than have existed at any time in the past two decades, Yun says. He singled out Greensboro, N.C., where home prices have slipped 0.3% over the past year, as a possible retirement destination.

Lock In a Lower Loan Rate

If you’re ready to buy, now is a good time to pull the trigger on financing, since the record-low mortgage rates seen in 2016 aren’t expected to last. Average rates could rise as much as half a percent in the next year, according to Dan Smith, president of Atlanta-based PrivatePlus Mortgage. That would mean an $864 increase in annual payments on a $250,000 mortgage if rates jump to 4.2% from the 3.7% average on 30-year fixed loans in November.

Rick Kurtz founded Resource Dynamics, a real estate training company, in 1986. Since then, he he has turned Resource Dynamics into North America’s number one training and seminar promotion company by developing his real estate productivity-training symposiums, seminars, and workshops.

Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/one-big-real-estate-trend-104551580.html

RD Training Systems | Seattle Conference

Rick Kurtz currently serves as a consultant to many of the largest real estate corporations, organizations, and affiliates in North America, assisting them in the development and strategy of their marketing plan.

RD Training Systems | Real Estate Training

Our system is designed by Top Active Agents for Active Agents. With our training you’ll learn:

  • Attract & generate qualified SELLERS now!
  • Use a NEW pre-listing pack with proven strategies (sellers love this!)
  • Powerful lead generation systems for a steady stream of clients
  • Simple social networking strategies that work

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

In this 40 minute workshop agents will receive a fast paced, quality, information rich on-site workshop. We will share 10+ actual innovative ideas, never seen, of current top agents working in real estate today that you can implement immediately to dramatically increase your income. GUARANTEED! You’ll go away with a system to create a consistent and predictable flow of business.

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In the workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How to attract & generate qualified SELLERS now!
  • How to use a NEW pre-listing pack with current, proven strategies, which will virtually guarantee sellers to list with you every time.
  • Prospecting for leads with an effective internet presence.
  • Simple social media strategies that work.
  • Using IDX, automated CMA for prospecting & lead conversion.
  • How to incorporate simple lead generation systems to create a steady flow of clients.
  • How today’s technology can be simple, profitable & inexpensive for you now.
  • Using CRM systems for prospect conversion & retention.
  • How to build a referral based business that will create clients for life.
  • How to use one simple proven idea to ensure buyer loyalty and commitment 100% of the time.
  • How to get FSBOs & EXPIREDs calling and begging you to take their listings.
  • Discover why all the nation’s top agents leverage direct response marketing and see how it can be the most powerful and cost effective tool you can use to generate results now.

    We guarantee a minimum of 10-plus current, usable, on-the-spot answers to these questions and more.

Rick Kurtz is the CEO of RD Training Systems. Call RD Training Systems today at 888-812-2210 or 877-812-2210 and our consultants can discuss scheduling a complimentary workshop in your office. No hassles, no gimmicks, no pressure. Don’t wait! Limited availability.

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Testimonial About RD Training Systems Team

This letter is written with the most Sincere Thank You to Mr. Richard J. Kurtz for inspiring my agents to higher production. On November 7, 2016 he presented an overview of the RD Training Systems to several of my agents. I must say I was very surprised at what Rick Kurtz had to offer agents both New and  experienced.New agents can start producing immediately with all the different marketing materials already in place with his program. Experienced agents would benefit as well by simply using the proven systems and tools.

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I have been in Real Estate for 29 years and have attended many Training conferences with several National Trainers. The RD Training Systems is one I wish was in place when I first started. The materials and tools are all scripted and done professionally. I recommend the system to both New and Seasoned agents. You can’t miss. The Systems is all set up for you and ready to use. All you have to do is follow the directions and build your business. So, pick up your production today and attend one of the Conferences offered and create the Real Estate Business of Your Dream!!!

KC Cyga
Managing Broker