Happy New Year! 

As we start out 2022, it is easy to be full of ideas and lists of what the coming year will hold. Our business is full of busy and less busy seasons — frantic months in which every client we have is full steam ahead — as well as months of anticipation as we prepare for new listings and show buyers properties.

We believe you have to LOVE the process of real estate to be successful at it long-term: showing properties, writing up offers, ordering up For Sale signs, talking to other real estate agents on the phone, signing listing contracts, and all the day-to-day to-do’s. 

We love this quote from James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, because as REALTORS we have fallen in love with our craft. We get excited every day because we help home buyers get into the house that becomes home, and we help home sellers with a big decision. 

“When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.”
― James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
 
In case you missed the 2022 predictions from the California Association of Realtors Economists, here is the quick version: 
  • The California median home price is forecast to rise to $834,400, constituting a 5.2 percent increase from 2021
  • Mortgage interest rates for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage are predicted to rise to 3.5 percent
  • Structural challenges will persist as available supply is low and demand is high
  • Total number of single family home resales is predicted to go down 5.2 percent to 416,800 units 
Considering selling this year? Don’t wait! Call us today and we can talk through your options. 
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