Every business and industry in the world has its own patterns and trends, so that real estate business also has some trends to follow and these trends keep changing with the passage of time to accommodate people’s needs and demands. It is very easy to see the big change in this industry that is happening after some years. This change can be in many things such as buyer’s theory, mortgage rates, increase and decrease in property value and many other important or unimportant things. As every other industry, real estate trends are also based on people’s needs.
If we talk about property rates, it is said that since World War II property rates have only been increased with time but in 21century everybody know that world has faced a very drastic fall and as other businesses this has also been affected and from 2006 property rates have only decreased and the fall in the prices of houses is very big.
Buyer agencies have also changed during the time period. In the past the main obligation of the real estate agent or agency was to help a seller to sell his property with good prices, these persons or agencies were working in the favor of the seller and they used to work for a buyer or a seller but know these people or agencies are only working for buyer and it seems that they do not have any obligation towards seller. The agency will hire an agent which will present a deal with only the benefits for buyers and will have their commission in exchange of their duties. This person can also show the property to seller and tell more prices than the agency have decided and the increased amount will be his commission.
The commission system has also changed because of the pressure of increased competition in the business and the downfall of real estate market. There was a time when people were having high commissions but know they are taking only 5 to 7 percent and some of licensed agents are even having low commission from the seller than that because of the competition. it is also a fact that a seller will have more than one agents working for him and whoever will crack the deal, get the commission, this has also put pressure on agents.
Change in trends also applies to the market strategies for the business. In the past there was only print media working for these agencies. People were used to give an ad in newspaper if they had property to sell but the use of electronic media for this business was very less but know internet has become the biggest and the cheapest form of marketing. A seller can post an ad on different social media websites if he wants to sell his house or even if a person wants to buy a property he can post an ad on these websites with the details of the house and many people will contact you. This medium of marketing helps to target more people than print media.
Having a agency working for you will be beneficial in many ways, such as they would know the kind of paperwork that is required with all the rules and condition for selling as well as buying the house. Houston Home Buyers are working for many years to help people with their houses and properties.