Heavy Breather, Line One

That header/title is a favorite line stolen from a long ago friend, signifying that someone really important was on the telephone… but that heavy breather was usually just a salesperson making a cold call, trying to sound as if there was an existing business relationship. We have all been there.

Also, I have had lofty intentions of recasting the Absorption Rate spreadsheet “Page” into separate sheets for each price range, instead of cramming all on one page. That would allow me to effectively show more data in each range. More data usually means someone might make a more intelligent decision. ..except in housing, which is famous for emotionally charged decision-making… someone falls in love with a home, or a seller is torn to pieces in selling the old family homestead.

It is, presumably, the pricing of a home this information is most useful for. In a spreadsheet full of numbers, there are no evident emotion and no visible bloodletting. There are, however, “stories” each individual home could tell; from the original owner’s questionable taste in lime green shag carpeting to the potential new owner’s design sensibility in their plans to remodel the kitchen.

So please come back by the 10th of each month  (hopefully sooner and I promise no later…) to view or print the updated charts and always feel free to leave a comment.

And I always welcome suggestions and constructive criticism. The intent here is factual data presented clearly and objectively. Comments that I have somehow single-handedly placed a spell of gloom on our area’s real estate market do not need to be repeated as they have been proven false. If you believe that to be true, I am sorry for your loss.

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The writer is a 68 year-old young man engaged as an active REALTOR (associate broker) with Keller Williams, in real estate sales and management in the Santa Fe NM market area. My career has been in and around the real estate industry for more than 35 years, ranging from mortgage lending (interim, commercial, residential); residential property management and leasing; shopping center development and leasing; real estate sales; sales training; title insurance as an executive and an escrow officer; various management positions; consulting and other related activities. That plus a bunch of banking experience including our family-owned Bank of Santa Fe in the 1980s. Where has the time gone?
My background means you have my working knowledge of the entire transaction process at your disposal. That comes with honesty and no bullshit.