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With a Spring Real Estate Slowdown Expected, NAR Survey Finds Many Realtors® Hopeful for Post-Pandemic Market Rebound

By NETAR / April 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (April 9, 2020) – With an expected slowdown in spring real estate business activity, many Realtors® remain hopeful for a post-pandemic market rebound, according to a new survey from the…

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Realtors are innovative, redefining how real estate gets done

By Kristi Bailey, President / April 6, 2020

It is definitely not business as usual, but REALTORS® are innovative. They are adapting to representing clients during these upside-down times. With current safer-at-home orders and other COIVID-19 driven situations,…

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Housing market sails into uncharted waters

By Kristi Bailey, President / March 23, 2020

You can depend on COVID-19 pushing the local prime home buying and selling season onto uncharted waters this year.  In the short-term, you can rely on housing and economic data…

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Real estate and the coronavirus – take a deep breath, stay focused

By Kristi Bailey, President / March 23, 2020

Coronavirus is the housing market disrupter that no one could have seen coming.  And it arrived hand-in-hand with the first look at February’s Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors® (NETAR) market…

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NAR Survey Finds Nearly Half of Realtors® Say Home Buyer Interest Has Decreased Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

By NETAR / March 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2020) – Nearly half of Realtors® – 48% – said home buyer interest has decreased due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®.…

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Here’s why foreclosure buyers need a buyer’s agent

By Kristi Bailey, President / March 15, 2020

There was a time when the first words a REALTOR® would hear from a new client was, “What kind of foreclosures are there out there?” Those days are gone, but…

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By NETAR / March 13, 2020

As the coronavirus remains a growing concern in the U.S. and in Tennessee, our leadership would like to assure you that we are prepared, and that we are keeping a…

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Listing price strategy takes on new importance

By Kristi Bailey, President / March 8, 2020

The initial listing price of a property is one of the single most essential items in a successful real estate transaction, and it does not matter if the market is…

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Low mortgage rates, tight inventory pressures selling strategy

By Kristi Bailey, President / February 29, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE – The rate droped to 3.45 percent after this item was written. Do not look for mortgage rates to be a big home sales driver this year. Even…

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January home sales post double-digit gains

By Kristi Bailey, President / February 23, 2020

The local housing market started 2020 the same way it ended 2019 – with a bang. January resales were up 16.5%, and there was a tidy 3.3% sales price appreciation.…

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