“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” John Wooden
With March Madness in full swing, we can always use some wisdom from John Wooden. May your team finish strong.
An interesting article on Forbes.com with Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors discusses how rising populations and growth in the job market will have a large impact on housing demand over the next decade. Yun says “About 325 million people currently live in the U. S., and population projections forecast a 27 million increase to 352 million in 10 years.” (more…)
“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection’’ Winston Churchill
Reflecting on 2016, I remembered new relations with Cuba, several terrorist attacks, the Benghazi investigation, Wikileaks, Hurricane Matthew and the Presidential election. If you are a sports fan, Alabama won the College Football playoffs, Denver won the Super Bowl and then Peyton Manning retired. There were Olympic games in Rio, the USA won the Ryder Cup, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. It was an eventful year. (more…)
Davidson Realty sponsors an annual baseball-themed contest in which the firm’s Realtors split into “teams” and compete to be champions in production and sales. This year’s championship team is the Red Sox. Each month we profile a top producer from that team.
Team Member: Jennifer Todd
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Years in Real Estate: 21
Certification: Broker Associate (more…)
We would like to congratulate Anita McNeill on earning the prestigious Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation from the National Association of Realtors.
In Florida, the GRI designation requires 105 hours of coursework on varying topics like real estate law, best practices, finance, risk reduction, regulatory standards, technology and sales.
“To be successful in real estate, you have to convey knowledge about the intricacies of the business,” said Anita. “By obtaining my GRI designation I have equipped myself with powerful knowledge and I am able to help buyers and sellers with confidence.” (more…)
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Ronald Reagan
I couldn’t resist a little Ronald Reagan with the 4th of July coming up so soon. I wish you a wonderful holiday.
The May numbers from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors continue to indicate a healthy real estate market in our area. The pending sales of 2,765 are up 6.5% over the previous May and 5.5% year to date. There were 2,393 closings in May which is down 1% from last May, but year to date closings are up 5.1%. (more…)