I was quoted in an article in Friday’s Trib-
The quote I gave over the phone sounds kinda weird which is why I do better at email!
If this is the first time you’ve read my blog you’ll find that I track many types of data for the Central Coast real estate market including inventory levels, Months of Inventory, sales volume, median home prices, and more. Some of it I post to this blog, other information is on my stats site – www.SloWatch.com, and I put additional stats in my monthly market newsletter. If the Buyer calls me (or the Trib calls me), I’ll give my interpretation of the most current months data. I provide the data via my websites/blog/newsletter so you can make your own conclusions. And when our local market shows evidence of bottoming out, I’ll be the first to point that out too!
I got my real estate license in 2002 and started creating my Internet site(s). From the beginning, my goal was to provide a real estate web site that I would want to have access to if I was Buying or Selling on the Central Coast. A real estate transaction is one of the largest personal financial transaction most of us will make in our lifetime and I would want to know as much as I could to help make a good financial decision. Unfortunately, there are agents out there that are first and foremost, a Sales Person. They will want to control the homes they send you to look at and tour the fewest number homes with you with the goal of getting you to buy something in the shortest amount of time. Fortunately, the days of the classic pushy real estate sales person are numbered because Buyers that use the Internet are much more knowledgeable and no longer rely solely on the info provided by a real estate agent. Actually, studies by the Realtor Associations show that Buyers that use the Internet to search for homes end up looking at fewer homes than “traditional buyers”.
The service I provide is online real estate information (Easy MLS searches, the blog, statistics, etc.) and when you’re ready for personal service I have a team of hand-picked Realtors to assit you that have knowledge and experience in the neighborhoods on the Central Coast you’re interested in.