Pending home sales drop 1.7% in October after two months of gains

National Association of Realtors | November 27, 2019

Pending home sales fell in October after two months of gains because of a shortage of properties on the market, the National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted index measuring signed contracts fell 1.7% from the prior month, NAR said. It’s a frustrating data point for economists, who expected mortgage rates near multi-year lows coupled with a strong labor market to translate into a higher level of contract signings.

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Spotlight

In this video, we are discussing a very important topic and that is online real estate websites and deals, how can you be better than your competitors and secure the lead. You may have lots of people interested in your deal or your advertizement, but these people are likely to see many others too and scroll through multiple sites before making a decision. The key indicator that will make you stand out is that you reach out to them as soon as possible, if you have their email, email them back right away. Even better, if you have an option to add a phone number and they have added this, call them back to discuss the deal further.

REsimpli is an intuitive, all-in-one real estate software built for real estate investors that require little to no customization, so you can have your CRM up and running in minutes. REsimpli empowers your business with real-time data, allowing you to close on more deals while worrying less. Benefit from Calling, Texting, List Stacking, Driving 4 Dollars, and more all built within REsimpli.

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