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Do You Have a Coach?

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Some of the most amazing athletes today will tell you their success comes directly from their coach. The same holds true for sales and I have to agree. I have been given the greatest gift from my broker for providing coaching with Alice Baker at Success Coach Systems Inc. She has coached our company, EXIT Real Estate Solutions, for the past 5 years and I have attended both in a group session and individual private coaching.

Alice Baker is the owner of Success Coach Systems Inc and has coached many agents and managers in the Real Estate industry. She has been a REALTOR® since 1989 and began her coaching business in 2000. She walks the walk and talks the talk. Her down to earth common sense approach to serving your clients will up your “game” and you will be a better agent because of it. She’s your accountability partner and keeps you focused on your goals. She’s your mentor, coach, and partner in this crazy journey we travel together with clients. THANK YOU ALICE for all you do and thank you Ed Andrews for bringing her to us!

Your next coaching session begins with Alice!

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Success Coach Systems Inc

Office (615)745-3402

Cell (615)414-5343

 

 

 

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EXIT’s Top Admin!

Have you met Tina Nix Suttle? You should! She is AWESOME! And our office would be lost without her. She manages the paperwork for 60 plus agents in the Hendersonville EXIT office and those numbers are steadily rising. Tina Suttle – what would we do without you? You keep us in line, never a cross word, and always willing to lend a hand. I don’t say it nearly enough but THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

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Venture Title And Escrow

Who’s On Your Team?

Have you ever had a question and you didn’t quite know who to ask?  You ask your fellow colleagues and somehow you get 5 different answers?  I have found myself in that position many times! Who do I turn to? My title company will 90% of the time have the correct answer or at least can direct me where I need to go.  Your title company is invaluable and an integral part of your team in your real estate transaction.

From title defects, searches, closing packages, communication, support, advocate – they are working on your behalf and are glad to do so.  It’s important to choose those people that will elevate your business.  It’s a busy time and your title company can help with that.

Have you worked with Dolly Peay and Traci Pulley with Venture Title?  You should! They go above and beyond to make sure your closing is smooth and stress free! They are ALL these things and then some!  I’m not sure how they do it but I’m so glad they do! Thank you VENTURE TITLE!

Venture Title Website

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Tina Redding/EXIT Real Estate Solutions/Office (615)826-0001/Cell (615)268-5985

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

 

 

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Homes For Sale – Lack of Inventory

Inventory is still low! We continue to be in a seller’s market. Homes are going under contract within days, sometimes hours of being listed.  Are you still on the fence about selling? Now’s the time to move forward!

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Don’t Be Fooled… Homeownership Is A Great Investment!

Don't Be Fooled... Homeownership Is A Great Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Harvard University’s Joint Center of Housing Studies recently released the top financial & emotional reasons to own a home.
  • Owning is a good way to build up wealth that can be passed along to your family as it is usually a form of “forced savings.”
  • Whether you rent or own, you are paying a mortgage. Yours when you own, your landlord’s when you rent.
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Spotlight on Business – Small Wonders Enrichment Center, White House TN

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This month’s spotlight on business is Small Wonders Enrichment Center located in White House, TN.  Small Wonders began in 1999 and has 9 caregivers on staff that provide direct care for 74 children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years.

Small Wonders provides enrichment  for daycare, after school care, and a curriculum for pre-school.  When asked what their greatest strength is, without hesitation, Leslie Qualls, director, answered “their pre-school program.”

What began as a way to be closer to home and family has certainly flourished into a successful business.  Helen Redding, owner, has seen lots of changes and growth over the years without any formal marketing, simply by word of mouth.  That reputation means something to the White House community.  They are currently looking to change and upgrade their facility to accommodate that growth.

There have been challenges along the way, like state regulations, and cultural differences. Operating a building to house this number of children in and of itself brings obstacles to overcome.  But that doesn’t stop this team from moving forward to achieve their goals.  The staff goes over and beyond to create an environment that fosters the welfare of your children in a positive way.  The reward? Besides the personal growth, ask any elementary school teacher in White House if a child who came from Small Wonders was ready for Kindergarten.  You will hear “Yes!” every time.

Upcoming events – Annual Easter Event with an egg hunt Thursday, March 24.  All parents are encouraged to participate.

New to the area and in need of child care?  Small Wonders Enrichment Center has a reputation of being one of the BEST.  Contact Leslie Qualls, Director or Helen Redding, Owner at (615)672-2114 directly.

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Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Accelerate

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Accelerate | Keeping Current Matters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price report earlier this month. The report revealed that home prices are not only continuing to rise but that the increases are accelerating. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, discussed the impact of low inventory on buyers in the report:

“Without a significant ramp-up in new home construction and more homeowners listing their homes for sale, buyers are likely to see little relief in the form of slowing price growth in the months ahead.”

Here are the percentage increases of home prices for the last two quarters:

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Accelerate | Keeping Current Matters

What this means to sellers

Rising prices are a homeowner’s best friend. As reported by CoreLogic in a recent blog post:

“With demand strong and inventory thin, the share of homes selling for the list price or more has also returned to pre-bust levels. With inventory tight, homes are more likely to sell above the asking price.”

What this means to buyers

In a market where prices are rising, buyers should take into account the cost of waiting. Obviously, they will pay more for the same house later this year. However, asConstruction Dive reported, the amounts of cash necessary to buy a home will also increase.

“These factors have created a situation where the market keeps moving the goalposts in terms of the down payment necessary for first-time homebuyers to get into a home.”

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking of selling and moving down, waiting might make sense. If you are a first time buyer or a seller thinking of moving up, waiting probably doesn’t make sense.