Staying on top of things

If you’re going to be the “World’s Best Real Estate Agent,” you have to stay on top of things.  For those of you working with first-time home-buyers, be advised that the New York State government just shut down the state’s first-time home-buyer tax credit.  As we predicted in the Market Intelligence blog a few weeks ago, the program was severely underfunded. 

Make sure your clients know, if they were planning on taking advantage of the credit.  My guess is that not a lot of you were working with people who were relying on it, since it simply wasn’t around long enough.

The larger point is this: the cornerstone of our business is knowledge about the real estate market. It’s incumbent on all of you to subscribe to information sources that update you about what’s happening, and provide avenues to push that information out to your sphere.