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Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Research Committee

On Thursday afternoon, the Research team presented the committee-directed redesigns and findings of several surveys and data projects to the Research Committee..  The purpose of the committee is to focus on market conditions in the real estate industry as well as developments in the general economy and to identify topics on which research and information is needed with an eye to improving the productivity and profitability of REALTOR® firms, state associations, and local boards, and how that data can be utilized.  The committee is comprised of three state or board association staff, 10 residential specialists, 10 commercial specialists (including 1 auction specialist), one REALTOR® appraiser, one AEC Representative, and 15 at-large members.  The Committee is Chaired by Karen Crowson and Vice-Chaired by Joanne Zettl.

Brandi Snowden, Director of Member and Consumer Survey Research, presented the findings of the 2019 Profile of Home Staging to the Committee.  New this year in the report was a discussion of the impact home staging-related TV shows have on consumer staging expectations.

Amanda Riggs, Research Survey Analyst, spoke about the findings of the 2019 Profile of Real Estate Firms, newly redesigned under a directive from the Research Committee.  The report includes new topic areas, such as career direction after staff leave the firm, and whether the firm utilizes virtual assistants.

Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist, and Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, presented on a tax study and how the reduced SALT deduction will affect taxpayers by each state.  For more on the reduced SALT deduction, click here >

Research Behind the Scenes at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo: Commercial Economic Issues & Trends Forum

On Thursday afternoon on May 15th, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave a commercial update to members.  In his update, Yun discussed opportunities and challenges facing the commercial market in the year ahead.

 

Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce & Trade for the State of Virginia, spoke about the impacts of Amazon HQ coming to National Landing, Virginia.

For a full summary of the outlook, read the news release >

For the presentation slides, click here >

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Testimonials

  Over the years of having bought & sold homes in which to live in different areas of the country, I've dealt with a number of Realtors.
  Nearly all were more or less similar....except for two, one was a personal friend who gave loving care to my dying wife.  The other was Debbie Wold who stood out from all the rest because of the level of extra service she provided.
   What made her stand out was that Debbie Wold dealt with every detail herself, making connections when necessary and organizing, gathering, arranging and preparing documentation and meetings for me so that I was free to deal with the numerous other issues that challenged me as I dealt with purchasing a different home hundreds of miles away.
   She explained what they were and why she was making necessary preparations.  The she organized and provided what I need to do explicitly, providing needed legal material for me to sign and initial from many miles away.
   Debbie's extra effort and attention to detail make the difference that enabled me not only to survive the process from far away but to celebrate the sale in far less time than other Realtors who were attempting to sell similar homes in the same area.
Doug Heslip
Debbie rocks!! That is the best way to describe it. She is knowledgeable, creative, uber patient, trustworthy and a good friend. This was our first rural property and the contractual elements are different than an urban property. It was really nice having some you can trust in your corner through the negotiation process. Debbie thanks - we love our new place!! Susan Smith
If you want to find someone that is knowledgeable in buildings/homes and land that will become your new home then you have selected the right person for the job. Carrie Sharp
Debbie is an awesome realtor that always puts her client's best interest first! She has worked several deals for us and she is a trusted adviser. She knows the East Texas market really well! Shane & Laurie Gandy
Our experience with Debbie Wold was magnificent She was very professional yet she has such an uncanny way of making you feel like a friend Debbie kept us aware of what was going on when the loan company was very lacking in all communication. She was respectful towards the loan company yet she was forcefull enough to get them to get the job completed Debbie is very knowledgeable and helpful I would highly recommend her. Nelda McMillan
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