At the same time the Internet was changing the way people buy and sell their homes, it was also contributing to a more fundamental change in people as consumers. People are hungry for information and they want that information at their fingertips at all times. A savvy real estate agent will take advantage of this demand for knowledge and information by becoming the source that buyers and sellers come to.

In the District itself, Dupont Circle has always been a hot neighborhood, and it still is. Its location is prime. It’s about as central as you can be in Washington’s Northwest quadrant. This truly urban area is filled with restaurants and a lively nightlife, but is still safe enough to walk home at night. Dupont Circle has a large gay community and is a stone’s throw from the ethnically diverse and hip neighborhood of Adams Morgan and the posh homes of Kalorama. Many people looking to live in this area are young, two-income couples.

If you live in and around Washington D.C, a wonderful place to look for a new home will be in the Maryland area, especially in Chevy Chase and Bethesda. Chevy Chase is a beautiful town that is part of the Montgomery County in Maryland. It also happens to be the Census- Designated Place.

Another thing to consider is that many of the homes in Dana Point are covered under the umbrella of a homeowners association. A homeowners association will have monthly homeowners association dues with regulations that must be followed when living in the community. If you are thinking about buying a home in Dana Point please consult with your Dana Point Realtor to see what the monthly HOA fees will be. If you are buying a home in a newer development there may also be a mello roos tax in addition to the homeowners association dues. Make sure to consult with your Dana real estate point agent on these items.

The added expense of a full service agent hurts your chances of selling in a slow market. In spite of what some agents may claim, it’s your price that is the primary factor that determines your success. With a full service agent you will need to have a higher asking price reducing you competitiveness. Home buyers are normally very immersed in the market and know what is a deal and what isn’t.

It is interesting to note that one of the first things that ‘falls to the side’ when agents get busy is the prospecting and client contact. The agents focus on the current deals and forget about relationship building. This then produces ‘peaks and valleys’ in income and listings.

First, let’s try to understand how this person may be feeling at the moment. Probably disappointed that their house didn’t sell. And in many cases they will blame their real estate agent. The number one complaint I have heard is that their agent never kept in contact with them. They never had any idea what was going on with the sale of their house. Even if the agent had done a good job, the property owner would not have known.