How Homes Are Sold After Zero Days On The Market

Did you know that there are a measurable amount of homes sold after zero days on the market? Yep it’s true, and it is something we need to explore to understand our current real estate market changes.

If you read yesterday’s article (Tallahassee MLS Real Estate Listings Mystery Revealed), then you know we’re trying to figure out how a crazy new trend in the housing market is going to play out.

We received a lot of great ideas and feedback from readers, and we are going to use their input to broaden our analysis of this rapidly developing change in the Tallahassee real estate market, and we’ll start off with the concept of “days on the market.”

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11 April 2014
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

How Mean, Median, And Mode Are Used In Real Estate Reporting

You might know that mean, median, and mode are all names for “average,” but do you know how they can be manipulated for real estate reporting?

Before you [Yawn] away this article, I want to let you in on a little secret…. You know, it’s been said that “they” can make numbers mean anything they want them to say? Well, it is true. People haphazardly deploy terms like “average”, mean, median, mode and other statistical terminology without either understanding what they’re talking about themselves, or with the intent to deceive their audience with ‘fact’.

So today we are going to take a look at ten year’s worth of Tallahassee real estate data and show you how average home prices have changed and how the mean, median and mode will give us different insights into what these averages can mean.

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24 March 2014
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

Look What’s New In The Tallahassee Real Estate Market

I’m like a kid in the candy store, looking at all the new listings in the Tallahassee real estate market.

Sure, homes will always be coming onto the market here in North Florida, but this year is more exciting than we’ve had in a long, long time.

Why? Because of our new property search tool, that’s why!

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27 February 2014
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

Navigating The Tallahassee Real Estate Website

We get thousands of people coming to the Tallahassee Real Estate Website every day, but most visitors are only scratching the surface in terms of what we have to offer.

While many come to use our top rated property search tool or read an article about real estate in Tallahassee, just as many are not aware of the tools and resources that are available and just waiting to be used.

Today we’ll identify the fastest ways to navigate the Tallahassee Real Estate Website, and hopefully expose a few benefits that will provide a better user experience.

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24 February 2014
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

Using A Drone To Strike Tallahassee Homes With Acreage

The use of drones by the US government has been causing controversy for many years, but did you know that we are now using drones to enhance the marketing of our Tallahassee homes with acreage?

We use aerial photography on larger tracts of land to give prospective buyers the “lay of the land” so that they can tour the property from the comfort of their homes.

Today, we’ll take a look at a home that will be hitting the market soon in Tallahassee, and it is perfect for the use of the great new real estate technology.

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5 February 2014
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

Creative Real Estate Marketing Creates Buzz

In case you missed yesterday’s creative real estate marketing post, you should check it out for your chance to win a brand new iPad.

I have read through each comment that visitors have provided (currently 47 people have commented), and I appreciate them greatly.

However, one comment appeared to be a punch below the belt, and it makes for a perfect rebuttal post today.

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10 December 2013
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

Real Estate Technology And Hustle – A Winning Combination

I remember when the top real estate technology was a fax machine, and it really did have a huge impact on our ability to communicate offers and contracts.

But the job of a real estate agent requires coordinating among multiple people by printing, scanning, faxing, over-nighting documents and perhaps driving across town to get signatures.

Think of it. If a home is sold by a couple, to a couple, then it is likely six signatures are needed to bring about a real estate transaction (including the two real estate agents).

Coordinating all parties has required a lot of effort in the past, and not just during the “nine to five” hours that people would like to work.

But today, there are things happening that are reshaping our ability to serve our customer’s needs no matter the time or their present location.

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18 November 2013
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

How To Read Real Estate Graphs

Aristotle once said that “a soul never thinks without a picture,” thus I am quite sure he would have relied upon real estate graphs to better understand the housing market of his day.

OK, maybe not, but he would if he were around today.

Our Tallahassee Real Estate Blog is known to sport its fair share of real estate graphs, so today I have released a short video on “How To Read Real Estate Graphs.” I hope you enjoy the video and I hope it makes the thousands of pictures on our site help your soul to think.

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12 August 2013
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

Don’t Overlook The Front Door Of A Home

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “every wall is a door.”

He obviously had used my front door at some point in his lifetime.

You see, I have a front door that requires a weight lifter to open.

Michelle and I recently purchased a home that was built in the 1930s, and among the many renovations that are needed includes a front door that does not like to open.

I have learned quite a bit recently about this first-impression-eye-drawing-money-trap that I would like to share with you.

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9 August 2013
Joe Manausa
FL
Century 21

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