Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

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Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.  NAR does not publish statistics for our great land.

Jun 04, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't hardly reference any national statistics in my presentations... real estate is just too hyper-local for it to have meaning.

Jun 04, 2016 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
5,355,159
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I focus locally.... my market reports with what every statistic I'm displaying would be gathered from my local market....that's what relevent to those with whom I want to do business....I want local listings....

Jun 04, 2016 09:37 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Never have used them Lise.  Don't know that I ever will

Jun 04, 2016 09:35 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

During a market presentation, local is most important.   The reference to state and national trends, if at all, will be brief.  

Jun 04, 2016 09:24 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Economic pap, worthless drivel for the masses.  NAR data is totally out of touch with my markets in Tallahassee and Ocala.

Jun 05, 2016 05:05 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It depends on the type of information I am trying to present and the message I want to get across. 

Jun 05, 2016 01:22 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many feel that their home is an exception to the stats.

Jun 05, 2016 12:23 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Local, local, local.  All real estate is local and sellers/buyers want to know what is relevant in local area.

Jun 04, 2016 11:32 PM
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1,911,236
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I share Buyer and Seller Survey results to make my point about the ineffectiveness of Print Media 

Jun 04, 2016 10:52 PM
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876,863
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't really get into stats - I find most people in my area don't know what NAR is but they sure know Z - which of course I have to set them straight!

Jun 04, 2016 09:42 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I did national and local stats

Jun 21, 2017 06:19 AM
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Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, sandy@sandywilliams.com - Sarasota, FL

Yes.  I use the stats on % of buyers searching online. I sell in an area where quite a few of our buyers are coming from up north. Most start their searches online before they come to Florida.  

Jun 06, 2016 01:22 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Real estate is local and stats should be local, too. When I want to provide stats, I use my market reports and MLS stats.

 

Jun 06, 2016 12:38 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not use them, i get my own data from my MLS and base my presentation on the home, area and seller. 

Jun 05, 2016 09:41 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Jun 05, 2016 09:10 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would never include it. My presentation is area specific and home specific. 

Real estate is local, isn't it? 

Jun 05, 2016 04:49 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lise Howe - people like stats - any kind of! As long as it is on Internet.

That's why they believe in Zillow!

Jun 05, 2016 03:50 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, I show what has sold in the area

Jun 05, 2016 03:18 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

NAR's stats have little bearing on my market...

Jun 05, 2016 12:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I study my market and regularly reference my local market stats. I did it twice this weekend. Real estate is local.

Jun 05, 2016 10:44 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I don't reference NAR or Lawrence Yun unless someone is considering going FSBO or using a limited service agency.

Jun 05, 2016 10:41 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have to say they dismiss them.

Jun 05, 2016 07:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't feel the national stats are relevant for my market, so I like to use the local MLS or Core Logic data.

Jun 05, 2016 06:16 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Local reports work better for this market.

Jun 05, 2016 04:58 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I prefer local stats since they are more pertinent to the area.

Jun 05, 2016 04:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't think anyone pays any mind to NAR.

Jun 05, 2016 04:56 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I may mention national market information as an opener sometimes and then concentrate on local market data. 

Jun 05, 2016 04:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

NAR is a joke. National numbers DO NOT apply to my local market. 

Jun 05, 2016 04:36 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lisa,

I would only use local stats...do you remember when the nations' economists made the statement that the recession was OVER, and it was getting worse?  

Jun 05, 2016 03:51 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'd try to  find the same stats somewhere else - maybe Case Shiller.  In DC an industry lobbying group of any kind in more likely to be perceived as biased.

Jun 05, 2016 02:50 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I never ever, ever, ever mention NAR or their stats except to create mockery.

And the brush is sufficiently wide to cover those who do quote NAR stats.

I encourage citizen to accept they ARE smart enough to not fall for the shill or those in the shill choir..

Real estate is LOCAL.

My recommendation to others is if you can not explain the origin of every number you quote, you should remain silent or assume the tactics of Zdevil. There deceptions and misrepresentation is expected and accepted.

Jun 05, 2016 12:36 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I use the MLS combined with NAR/CAR/SDAR/Inman stats to make my point/set expectations. They are not dismissed by the public, they wouldn't have any reason to dismiss them typically. My MLS research, experience in our market and local news typically are my smoking gun though because CA sets the pace so typically we're seeing different markets than NAR is reporting, they seem to fall behind on what we're seeing in real time.

Jun 05, 2016 12:24 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I do not listen to Mr. Yun, nor his dribble. Kind of like the latest unemployment statistics from the Department of Labor. 3.7%? Sure! And if you beleive that, I will sell you some waterfront in the Sahara.

Jun 05, 2016 12:07 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jun 04, 2016 11:55 PM
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1,083,602
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Focus on neighborhood.....

 National Rifle Asso? Laurence Arabia who?

Jun 04, 2016 11:42 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lise Howe No, a National average doesn't represent our local area.

Jun 04, 2016 11:41 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

No as it is another group using numbers for their own good!

Jun 04, 2016 11:17 PM
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3,064,654
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We don't use them...

Jun 04, 2016 11:00 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Laurence Yun and he is a no spin guy. NAR stats are the same and it gives a good overall idea of the market but should be combined with local stats.

Jun 04, 2016 10:49 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

'market shill' .... that's what most of their presumptions are. I'm not sure that I believe a word that comes out of the guys mouth now since the market crash. I used to.

I do not reference national news or stats, I stay local. We have a program that lets me do that (Broker Metrics) working thru the MLS. That gives more in-depth info. Besides, who cares what CA is doing when I'm in IL.

Jun 04, 2016 10:11 PM