Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 
HOME BUYING
 
Home Buying
 
UPCOMING TRENDS IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
 
 
 

Home as Sanctuary The pandemic has made home the safe place to be for all pursuits. People want homes that can accommodate one or more offices, learning centers, playrooms, gyms, a comfortable place to watch movies, pools, and other outdoor amenities. We’re spending more time at home and experts say we’ll continue to do so even after the public health crisis passes. Many will ditch their commutes and keep working from home, full or part time; some will continue to limit the time they spend out in public. 

Less Density, Convenient Proximity People who no longer need to be close to work are giving up the density of urban living. They’re looking for single family homes with space, but still want proximity to stores, restaurants, and entertainment. People are also putting a higher value on being near close family—a car ride away.

 
 
 
HOME SELLING
 
Home Selling
 
HOME FEATURES MILLENNIALS LOVE
 
 
 

Millennials, age 24 to 39, have long been seen as the affluents of tomorrow. But guess what? Tomorrow is here, as many millennials are now in their mid- to late-thirties and financially well off. Those entering the real estate market for the first time can often afford more than starter homes. Those who own homes are poised for their second or third purchases. America’s largest demographic cohort is quite consistent about home buying preferences. Here are the top features most millennials like in a listing.

 
 
 
PRODUCTIVITY
 
Productivity
 
WHY COMMUNICATION SKILLS MATTER AND 7 TIPS TO IMPROVE THEM
 
 
 

Communication skills are vital to your success in three important ways:

  • Communication skills are key to working more efficiently—and therefore more productively—with co-workers and partners
  • Communication skills are vital to growing your business by persuading prospects to become clients
  • Communication skills are key to doing the best job possible satisfying those clients, so they refer you to others and hire you again themselves, to grow your business even more
 
 
 
TECHNOLOGY
 
Technology
 
FREE SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING COURSES
 
 
 

A social media presence can be important in business. Here are nine free online programs to explore social media and bring your capabilities to the next level.