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  • "2018 in review: What mattered for affordable housing in WNC" - MountainX.com"With apologies to Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a resident of Western North Carolina in possession of little fortune must be in want of affordable housing. In 2018, governments and organizations throughout the area tried to tackle the problem with a range of creative solutions... Asheville officials considered putting up the city’s own land as an inducement for developers to create affordable rental units. At City Council’s Dec. 11 meeting, Council directed staff to continue plans for properties on Biltmore Avenue and South Charlotte Street, with next steps in come in January..."
  • "Downtown Greenville's wealth is in apartments, and there's room for even more" - GreenvilleOnline.comA Charleston developer is turning the old BB&T building into apartments with plans to remake the Buncombe Street gateway into downtown. Those properties are among the most valuable in the downtown area, but an analysis of property data by The Greenville News shows that the real money is overwhelmingly in apartment complexes, which make up seven of the 10 most valuable properties downtown..."
  • "Redevelopment agreement approved for Pete’s, senior living development on Madison Street in Oak Park" - ChicagoTribune.com"The Oak Park Village Board has approved a redevelopment agreement with developers proposing a new Pete’s Fresh Market grocery store and a senior living facility along Madison Street. In approving the agreement, the developers will now begin a public process that is expected to include neighborhood meetings and testimony in front of the village plan commission, officials said..."
  • "Project in the works to transform concrete jungle into renewed Upper Downtown Denver" - TheDenverChannel.com"More development is planned in our Colorado, this time in the beloved area near Denver's Brown Palace. The Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) is in the beginning stages of a project called a “Renewed Focus” to transform upper downtown from a concrete jungle to a friendly neighborhood hangout. “We want to put some renewed emphasis and renewed energy into this space and make it a more exciting and interesting place for the community,” said Randy Thelen, the Vice President of Economic Development for the DDP..."
offrs Review: How to outlast your RE competition (and survive a bear)

offrs Review: How to outlast your RE competition (and survive a bear)

When it comes to real estate farm strategies for 2018, 2019 (and let's face it... any year), it ultimately comes down to who can survive the long haul. Let's review what this means for you...

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Spoiler: RUNNNNN!!!! If you read that in a bad Arnold Schwarzenegger voice, then kudos to you, ma’am/sir! So what does this have to do with best practices in real estate? Quite a bit, actually. Let us make the case here (albeit dramatically)… real estate is largely about outlasting your competition. Afterall, if you were the last agent on the planet, and you were the only surviving soul that could help a homebuyer or homeseller client fulfill their impending life transaction… you’d fair pretty well. The problem is that the industry keeps pulling in fresh talent (more peeps) and this is watering down the opportunities. Fair enough. But, the flip side of this is the churn.

Ahhh, yes. The trapdoor that few who venture our path see as they prance doe-eyed through their RE courses. Like any bear attack (oh yeah, there are bears in this best practice tip), you really only need to outlast the sprint next to any other poor sap in line sight of impending doom. Note: you really shouldn’t run from bears… they’re like super fast. So, if you don’t have a head-on survival strategy to outwit a big-spender in town, then your best option may simply be to outlast them. Because this business is a bear and those that burn out fast will naturally thin out (that kinda got a little dark there, but you get the gist). Keep in the race, buckaroo.

Of course, if you can get your hands on lead generation for real estate, then you're going to fare much better out there in the wild. Get your hands on it today and don't just survive... thrive!

 

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