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Today we’ll give a recap of how our real estate market fared in 2021.Hopefully your 2022 is already off to a great start! Today we want to recap how our market fared in 2021 and share some data and interesting things that happened during the year.Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Fe…
 
Meet Adam Doyle, a dedicated and passionate inside sales agent.Today I’m super excited to interview Adam Doyle, one of our inside sales agents. He’s a really great guy, and I can’t wait to learn more about his story.Why did you go into real estate, and why this team?“I joined the team in October 2020. I went to college for marketing and got a full …
 
Here’s my list of the seven habits of highly effective homebuyers.What are the seven habits of highly effective homebuyers? My favorite book is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey, so we wanted to take that format and apply it to your home-buying process. Let’s get into it:1. Get pre-qualified. It will give you financial peac…
 
Here’s a message of prediction and peace as we begin a new year.Today we’re talking about what’s coming up in 2022. I have had so many people ask me over the last few years: “Are we gonna have a crash?” “What’s happening with the real estate?” “Are prices going up?” “Are prices gonna drop?”I heard an awesome explanation of what happens before a rea…
 
You’re invited to attend our sellers’ workshop on January 20. There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers. If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here. Are you th…
 
Today I talk about taking risks and not getting swamped by analysis. Last week, we talked about the word commitment, what it means, and how it shows up in our daily lives. This got me thinking about the phrase “paralysis by analysis.” We want the most information we can get to make the best decision and reach the best outcome. While it’s nice to ha…
 
We have another agent interview with Karen Agar, our Transaction CoordinatorWe’re back once again to have a conversation with Transaction Coordinator Karen Agar, who is here to share her story and talk about why she chose to join the Dave Hooke Team.Why this career, and why this team?“I joined the team in October 2018, so a little over two and a ha…
 
The main reason why the real estate market is staying strong.Traditionally, we’d expect the market to slow down over the holidays, but it’s still very active. Today we’ll talk about why that is and what it means for you.The main reason why the market continues to be strong is that the conforming loan limits for Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, a…
 
Here’s a look at 4 myths you’ve probably heard about selling a home todayYou’ve heard the stories: Maybe your neighbors sold their fixer-upper as is for $100,000 over asking price. Or your friends were flooded with crazed homebuyers engaged in a bidding war within 24 hours of putting their house on the market.It’s no secret that today’s seller’s ma…
 
Here are three things to know about the brand-new Bennington development.Here are the three updates you need to know about the upcoming Bennington housing development with 134 brand-new homes:1. The model home is completely finished. It’s ready for you to come in and design your dream home. Check it out at 0:35 in the video above.2. CJ Longenecker …
 
We’re hiring; could you be the person we need at the Joy Daniels Group? There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers. If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here. …
 
Does your insurance policy detail unoccupied/vacant exclusions?Today’s topic is for people who have seasonal homes in the area and are leaving or have already left. While I was going over the insurance renewal for my home, I stumbled across an exclusion in the policy for vacant and unoccupied residences. Today I’ll share what that exclusion is and …
 
Here’s our conversation with a fantastic member of our team: Connor Line.Today we want to introduce you to Connor Line, the home advisor at the Dave Hooke team. We’ll talk about how he got into real estate, what he does for us, and what makes this team different. Dave: Connor, why did you get into real estate, and what made you decide to join this …
 
Here are the three steps to starting your home-buying process.“I want to buy a home, but where do I start?” Let’s answer this question because a lot of people start their home-buying process the wrong way. Many look at properties online and window shop without taking the right steps first. This could get you in a bit of a bind. Here are three steps…
 
Here’s what buyers and sellers need to know about rent-back agreements.Today we’re going to talk about renting a home back. Typically, renting is something that you want to avoid as a seller, but when you rent a home back, you’ll be renting it from the buyer. This gives you more time to find your new home and transition smoothly into it. Let’s go o…
 
From our team to your family, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.Happy holidays to you!The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories.We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, s…
 
If you are trying to sell your property, it’s important to avoid these three cardinal real estate sins.1. Winging it without a proper pricing strategy. It’s very important to have the correct pricing strategy right from the start. The price is not just about location, location, location and the strengths and weaknesses of your property. We have to …
 
From our team to your family, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.Happy holidays to you!The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories.We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, s…
 
From our team to your family, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.Happy holidays to you!The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories.We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, s…
 
Here’s the answer to whether it is a good time to sell in winter.Today we are talking about the wintertime market. The question we often get is: “Is there a bad time to sell? Can I sell in the wintertime? Is it a good time to sell?” And my answer is always, “yes; it’s a great time to sell.” There is actually never a bad time to sell. But for exampl…
 
From our team to your family, we want to wish you a happy holiday season. There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers. If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here…
 
Here’s a story of how Amy’s Guarantee helped a client get out of a pinch.You’ve probably heard about Amy’s Guarantee for years through our ads: If we can’t sell your house, we will buy it. What does that mean, and do we really do it? I wanted to share a recent story with you so you understand what we do here and what makes us so different.We were w…
 
Here’s why I think interest rates will gradually rise in the coming months.Today I’m going to talk about why rates are poised to increase. In the last year, we had to deal with an extreme economic event: COVID. To keep the economy from falling off a cliff, the Federal Reserve took extreme measures, the same measures they enacted during the 2008 rec…
 
From our team to your family, we want to wish you a happy holiday season.Happy holidays to you!The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories.We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, s…
 
Here are 10 ways you can succeed in real estate without raw talent.If your real estate career isn’t going how you planned, it’s easy to chalk things up to a lack of talent. However, every great agent knows that the most important ingredient in a successful career is hard work, not raw talent. That’s why we want to give you 10 ways to succeed withou…
 
Here’s what you need to know about the future of San Diego’s condo market. Downtown San Diego is one of the great landmarks of the west coast, but the last few years have been rough. The pandemic shut down the city’s vibrant social scene, and things have been slow to open back up. Now that more people are vaccinated and heading back to work, are th…
 
With inflation being so high, investing in real estate is a great idea.Have you seen gas prices lately? I practically have heart palpitations every time I fill my car tank with gas. Today we’re going to talk about what’s going on with inflation. Everything is getting more expensive, but there’s always a silver lining.Lately, many people are taking …
 
From our team to your family, we want to wish you a happy holiday season. Looking for a San Diego home? Click here for a full home search Selling Your San Diego home? Get a free home price evaluation Happy holidays to you! The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories. We w…
 
What trends emerged from 2021 that will predict the market next year? It’s hard to believe, but we’re nearing the end of 2021. This has been a pretty crazy year in real estate, so today we want to take a look back and wrap up 2021’s market for you. It’s hard to remember at this point, but even before COVID in 2020, we had low inventory. Once the pa…
 
Here are three questions you should ask when you interview listing agents.So you want to sell your home; how do you choose a real estate agent? This is a crucial question I want to answer because there’s nothing worse than calling an agent, entering a binding contract with the brokerage, and then realizing two months later that it was the wrong cho…
 
Here’s how you can help your client overcome an overpriced listing.How do you overcome an overpriced listing? Even in this market, overpriced listings can happen. If a home is sitting on the market for a while, things could get tense with your client. That’s why today I want to go over three steps we can take to turn an overpriced listing into a sa…
 
Here are the five things to consider when hiring a listing agent.I’ve been selling real estate for more than 20 years, so I know what I’m doing. Today I’m sharing five things you need to consider when hiring a listing agent:1. Get an agent with a digital marketing strategy. Many people are under the impression that the current market is just taking…
 
Here’s my recent Q&A session with the owner of Greystone Insurance. There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers. If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here. Toda…
 
Here’s the latest news that proves just how inaccurate Zestimates are.Some of you may have heard the recent news about Zillow. I’ve made videos about their various online services in the past and how they affect the market, but I wanted to talk about this most recent one.Zillow had been using their Zestimate to make offers on homes the AI told them…
 
Selling your Massachusetts home? Get a home value report Buying a Massachusetts home? Click here for full MLS access Friends, The 2021 holiday season has officially begun! We hope you are as excited as we are. We’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you this Thanksgiving. We have met some truly wonderful people, and we’re prou…
 
Here are the top three reasons why homes fail to sell in our market.We’ve seen a crazy change in the marketplace over the last two years. We went from March 2020, when everyone stopped buying homes, to June and July, when everyone went right back to the market. In 2021, we’ve seen one of the biggest increases in home values that I think any of us w…
 
I sit down and talk with one of our amazing agents: Sinjin Martin.I’m excited to interview Sinjin Martin. He’s been on the team for some time, so I wanted to have him share his story with all of you.When did you start on the Dave Hooke Team and why?June of 2018. Back then I had been an independent agent, and I just knew that I needed a bit of help …
 
Here are all the latest numbers from our residential waterfront market.Today I’m sharing our third-quarter real estate market report for 2021. All our numbers are reflective of an extremely strong market. However, there’s very little for sale across the board, whether you’re looking for a home or vacant land. You can watch my full market update, or…
 
Since I began work in originating loans, I have reviewed tens of thousands of credit reports, mortgage states, income documents, and so on. I rarely find people in their 40s or even their 50s who have paid off a majority of their mortgage. Why is that? The reason is that most people don’t stay in their mortgages for very long, and when they choose …
 
Here’s what we at the Joy Daniels Real Estate Group are thankful for. There are a variety of opportunities in the Central Pennsylvania real estate market for both buyers and sellers. If you're a prospective buyer click here for a full home search, or if you're considering placing your home on the market, get a free home value report, right here. Wi…
 
Cal Yoder of Waymark Property Management joins me to discuss his business.In our Brand Ambassador videos, we like to talk with business owners in our community and share what they do for us all. Today Cal Yoder with Waymark Property Management is joining me again to share what the last year has been like for them and what they’re looking forward to…
 
I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your support.Thanksgiving is here! I hope you are as excited as I am.I’d like to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of you this Thanksgiving. We’ve had a wonderful year with wonderful people who have made me laugh and love. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your support, and we are…
 
This is my grateful Thanksgiving message to every one of you.Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve almost made it through 2021, and what a year it has been. Today I just wanted to say a very special thank you to the clients that we’ve been able to serve this year, those who have put their trust in us, and those of you who have sent us referrals. I hope that yo…
 
Having great photos of your home is a great way to start the home sale process. Here’s why. In today’s competitive market, you need to do everything right to sell. One of those things is capturing the best photographs of your home. We look at bad real estate pictures every week, and that’s not where you want to be. We’re joined by a real estate pho…
 
Probates are up, so here’s how you can deal with and prevent them.Today we’re going to be talking about an unexpected consequence of COVID: Probates are up. But first, what’s probate, and why are they increasing? Probate is when a will has to be proved as a true document in court. Due to the pandemic, people’s family members are passing away in une…
 
Here are a few things to consider the next time you say you’re committed.Today we want to talk about a word that will send shivers down some of your spines: commitment. You’ve probably heard someone say they’re committed to something only to not live up to the expectations. We see this all the time across the real estate world in classrooms and eve…
 
Here are the basics about what buyers will pay for in closing costs.What do buyers have to know about closing costs? In addition to the down payment, buyers need to factor in closing costs of 1.25% and 2.5% to pay for prepaid items, lender fees, escrow fees, and title fees. Here’s an example of prepaid items: If you’re closing on your purchase in J…
 
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