As a part of the Global Networking Event for Sotheby’s International Realty in Vancouver, Canada earlier this month, my networking opportunities and benefits of being involved with Sotheby’s International Real Estate climbed to a higher level. Meeting and talking with so many top agents from all over the globe, one of my takeaways is that the market correction we are experiencing right now is global, not local. Many areas are being affected by a pull-back of investment from Asian countries like China. Some cities like Vancouver have passed a heavy tax on those investors who purchase property, but leave it vacant. Locally, sellers in Marin are becoming more reasonable in their pricing. My inbox is filled with at least 30 emails per day on price reductions in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma County.
When you sell, it’s important to price your home right, present it with style and class, and of course, benefit from the Sotheby’s brand identification! As conference speaker Gwyneth Paltrow said in a discussion of branding, “When I see a Sotheby’s sign outside of a home, my impression is that it must be a really nice house.”
I have contacts for friendly, knowledgeable, hard-working agents all over the country, and all over the globe. If you or someone you know needs a couple of recommendations in another market, allow me to send you agents I have already vetted and pre-interviewed.