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Exploring 80113, 801212, 80103, 80119, 80222 Neighborhoods

Jenny Usaj Explores 80113, 80121, 80103, 80019, 80220

Nicole's guest is Jenny Usaj of Usaj Realty. She explores several zip codes in neighbhoods that have seen a wonderful uptick in prices, as well as ongoing opportunity for investment. Jenny also gives agents advice about how to help their clients drill their buyers down to real needs, rather than distractions when they research online. She wraps up with talking about condos, and future income property and her favorite neighborhoods.

Ivy Zelman’s Insights at the Fairway Economic and Housing Summit

Fairway Economic and Housing Summit - Ivy Zelman

This is only one session from the outstanding series of presentations during the Fairway Economic and Housing Summit on December 17. The full event featured presentations by the following. You can watch the replays on YouTube here:

Barry & Dan Habib
Dave Stevens 
Ivy Zelman
Chris Whalen
Rob Chrisman
Mike Fratantoni

Moderated by Nicole Rueth, Sarah Middleton, and Peter Beanland.

Follow along with this presentation from Ivy Zelman. (PDF)

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Forbearance and Unemployment Numbers’ Effect on Denver Real Estate Market

Denver Market Updates

What do the current numbers tell us about the difference between delinquency and foreclosure? About values for the top 10% of home prices vs. the entry-level lower-priced homes? Some highlights to this episode include;

We have to make sure that we distinguish this for our clients because the delinquency rates are not foreclosures, they're forbearance. And those numbers of people that are going off on forbearance is growing. More people are coming off forbearance. When they're talking about the delinquency numbers are going up, they're watching that under 30 days, 30 to 60, over 90. That's increasing and that's the number that jumps out on the headlines. Realistically though, the number of mortgages and active forbearance is going down, because remember, we started this in that March and April timeframe. Really, April was the first month that people could skip their mortgage payment with the forbearance, the CARES Act. All of those people had up to 12 months that they could be on forbearance in a three-month cycle. Most servicers are offering it every three months and then at the end of three months, you can choose to extend it or you can come off of it.

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Giving Agents the Tools to Be Essential Human Resources for Buyers and Sellers

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Nicole gives us a chance to meet the new CEO of DMAR, Nobu Hata. Nobu tells us the plans for membership support and value-added benefits.

Nicole asks him some questions that you will want to hear the answers to, even if you are not in the DMAR Sphere. His perspective includes what he learned working at NAR.

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Zoom Logic for Beginners and Gems for More Advanced Users

Ray Eickhoff of Fairway Ignite teaches agents

We know we still have some reluctant hold outs, but for the most part, we have all been participating in at least a few Zoom meetings, or in other venues. Ray Eickhoff has a few tips that even experienced Zoomers may not know or have forgotten. This was the Q&A session after an Agent Ignite session hosted by Nicole Rueth.

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Agents - avoid being annoying online - be of value to community.

Susan Finch

 

Susan Finch gives agents practical tips regarding video, online meetings, and how to keep from making a fool of yourself when you meet prospects virtually. From how to stand for a headshot, your HD face, warnings about automatic transcripts, video editing tips that no one talks about.

 

Susan also covers equipment tips, online meeting tips, and enough suggestions to make your head explode. Grab what you can from here, there are dozens of practical and humorous tips.

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Virtual Home Tours to Give You an Edge Over Your Competitors

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Our Chalk Talk experts today are from InkedMichganRealty.com. They covered the benefits of using Matterport virtual home tours and tools, as well as a few other 360 view camera solutions to provide your potential clients added benefits to listing with you, buyers the preview of their next home, as well as added experiences through video and photos. In this episode Ryan, Tony and Chris walk you through how they integrate Matterport into their social media campaigns, marketing campaigns and other outreach. They don't want a listing to sit hoping to be discovered online, they are proactively pushing out every way to safely, effectively preview a property and do a transaction 100% online, with the option of the in-person inspection.

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Agents let your list know, I’m here, I’m informed, I’m an expert.

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Be an expert in your field. Instead of posting, "Wash your hands..." You should be an expert in real estate or lending. Focus on that. This is the advice from Mike Reff, Co-Founder of Hey Mr.! He joins Nicole for this episode of Chalk Talk on The Double Comma Club. He guided those attending Agent Ignite through the idea that people need to position themselves to answer questions and provide a lot of advice. The payout will be later. He covered social stats and the decrease in app use. There is more desktop use since people aren't commuting. If you are focusing on mobile ads for Facebook, YouTube, and other apps, you may want to shift the focus back to their main sites. Consider leveraging video chats to cover the top of mind topics related to property values and promoting, inviting through NextDoor. Listen to this full episode to get a guide to how to rise above your competition, large or small. Highlights are below.

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Landlord Issues with Forbearance and Where Did All the Jumbos Go?

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Obviously, as people go through the pipeline and their closings happening, we're not getting as many new people in the pipeline, so that will wane, but closings are still happening. Business, with respect to what you can and can't do, is still happening. Then, I want to kind of wrap this up, and then we'll open up for Q&A is, "What can you keep doing? How do you continue to stay engaged?" Keep learning new technologies, whether that's joining the class on Tuesday or doing a different technology, whatever suits you. This is the second half of the Coffee Talk session from April 1 - 

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Preparing Agents to be Able to Respond to the Rebound

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Jobless claims came out yesterday, and they were actually down just a tick, which really doesn't help at all because we're sitting now after three weeks, we have 3.3 million three weeks ago, 6.6 million the week after that, and then just right at 6.6 million, so we had a little bit over that two weeks ago, and then this week, we just came in at 6.6 million. Those are some staggering numbers. Having said that, I am going to continue to go back to the fact that this is not a housing bubble. This is not an economic recession.

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