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Staying Current as a REALTOR®

Tuesday, March 19, 2024   /   by Annie Junker

Staying Current as a REALTOR®

Staying Current as a REALTOR®
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Staying Current as a Real Estate Broker

What does it mean to stay current as a Real Estate Broker? As a consumer, you probably don't think about that. You may think we are all alike, but we're not! The real estate market changes like every other market. Take Wall Street and how it's watched every day - it goes up and down. That all happens in real estate, but people don't talk about it because there's no real transparent way to measure it like the Dow Jones average or something similar.

But the real estate market also goes up and down - it's a fiduciary market like the stock market or the bond market. It changes every day and it's also affected by a bunch of different things, but consumers generally don't think about how these things relate to what's going to happen to the value of their house or if they are getting ready to sell their house -- how is it going to affect the market for their house right now? But they are also very generally unaware of all the things that change in real estate moving forward into the future. Technology has been a massive thing that affects the real estate market. Simply put - it helps us do a better job.

Unfortunately, a large portion of the real estate community does not really keep up. They show up occasionally, but they don't keep up with what's going on in our industry. And there are all these tools that help make the experience better and help the seller get a better sale for their home, help you get your home exposed to the right market, etc. And if you don't keep up as a REALTOR®, you're not doing the right and best job for your client.

One of the things that we do here at Small and Associates, and something I am particularly proud to push at my office and within my team, is "keeping up". Recently, I attended the Inman News Conference in New York which I enjoy going to every now and then. If you've never heard of Inman, they are essentially like the Wall Street Journal for real estate and their conferences are a roundup of what's going on the real estate world. By attending these and other conferences, it allows me to stay current and find out what's going on outside of Richmond in various markets and apply what I learn to our market. It also helps me see how I can use the most current information to help things be better for my clients, for my team's clients, and for my agents at Small and Associates so that we can all deliver the results that you need us to.

If you have questions about how I am staying current as a Real Estate Broker and how this can help you in the sale of your home or if you want to know how this can help you as a buyer, please reach out! 

804-350-0879 | chris@smallre.net | chrissmallgroup.com


It is my responsibility as your REALTOR® to ensure that when others around you are lowering their expectations, that this becomes the time for us to switch gears and discover how to leverage the market effectively to achieve your goals.

If you would like to know more about the current market, or if you have any general real estate questions, call or text me on my cell phone at 804-350-0879 or you can email me at chris@smallre.net.

If you are looking to begin a home search, visit my website to get started!

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612 West Franklin Street #UB11
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13213 Edmonton Drive
6 South Arthur Ashe Boulevard

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Additional resources
We are select partners with REALM and Leverage Global Partners. What does this mean for you as our client? If you are looking to relocate or buy a second home in an entirely different city (or on a different continent!), Small and Associates has you covered. As a member of these exclusive networks, we work with other like-minded agents and to put you in touch with the right REALTOR® outside of the Central Virginia area. If you or someone you know has been considering a unique move, let us be your guide.
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In addition to being a partner to two exclusive global networks, I am a proud member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and am a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. This means that I will market your property to the highest standards with access to the latest trends in the industry. I am the only Real Estate professional in the Central Virginia area with this designation!
Are you interested in buying a second home but, aren't ready to fully commit to another property? As a part of our partnership with REALM, we can direct you to properties all over the world with Pacaso. Pacaso is Luxury Co-Ownership where you have the ability to  own a second house for 1/8 of the cost. Click here to learn more and to start shopping!
Are you looking for your own slice of "La Dolce Vita"? Small and Associates has the connections to make it happen. We have personal contacts with firms in Italy and would be happy to help with your home search and make an introduction!
Client Testimonial: Click the link below to hear from Sarah Merriman, a client of Chris Small. Thank you for your kind words Sarah! It's always been an honor to help you with your Real Estate goals.
Client Testimonial from Sarah Merriman
The Chris Small Group at Small and Associates
At The Chris Small Group, we embrace today's dynamic Real Estate market with fresh and strategic approaches to deliver optimal results. Our mission is to craft customized marketing plans that align precisely with the current market landscape. We commit to delivering exceptional outcomes that resonate with trends and buyer preferences. With our unmatched understanding of market dynamics, we ensure our clients' homes stand out and captivate potential buyers. Trust our expertise to maximize your property's exposure and generate genuine interest. Choose The Chris Small Group and experience the transformative power of our innovative and market-savvy approach in today's evolving real estate landscape.
A Story of a Sale: 3301 West Franklin Street
Chris Small, Broker | Owner
Luxury Real Estate Specialist

804-350-0879 | chris@smallre.net
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