Posted on January 05, 2012 by Corey Hart
Jan

05

2012

Don't beat yourself up - you can still save   

While the discount has dropped a bit from the December sale, rbiEXPERT is still being offered at an exceptionally low rate - those interested in the yearly subscription can still purchase it for $299.90. That's 12 months for the price of 10 - two months free!   

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Current rbiPRO customers

rbiPRO subscribers can upgrade to the annual rbiEXPERT option to take advantage of this great discount. While the current monthly rate for rbiPRO is $19.99, this $299.90 offer for rbiEXPERT averages out to $24.99 per month - only 5 bucks more per month!  You’ll now have smartphone access to Stats Where You’re At with rbiMOBILE and be able to compare up to 5 areas on a single Interactive Chart.  And coming very soon, rbiFOCUS, a new feature exclusively for rbiEXPERTs will give you the ability to combine multiple criteria (year built, house type, beds, price, lot size, zip, waterfront, etc.) to get the specific trend you’re looking for.

Once you confirm the upgrade, you will be credited a prorated amount for whatever is left on your current month's subscription and charged the remainder of the $299.90 (plus tax for DC customers).

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Fret not existing rbiEXPERTs, you too can still take advantage of these savings. To switch over to the annual plan and get your 2 free months, be sure you're logged in and click the link below. Once you confirm the change over to the annual subscription, you will be credited a prorated amount for whatever is left on the current month's subscription and charged the remainder of the $299.90 (plus tax for DC customers).

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Posted on December 14, 2011 by Corey Hart
Dec

14

2011

Act now to save in 2012!

RBI is pleased to announce a discounted Annual Subscription option for rbiEXPERT. The standard rate for the Annual Subscription will be $299.90 (12 months for the price of 10) starting January 1st, but for the rest of this year the price is $269.91. That’s 12 months for the price of 9 -- 25% off!.

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Current rbiPRO customers

rbiPRO subscribers can upgrade to the annual rbiEXPERT option to take advantage of this great discount. While the current monthly rate for rbiPRO is $19.99, this $269.91 offer for rbiEXPERT averages out to $22.49 per month - a difference to you of only $2.50!  You’ll now have smartphone access to Stats Where You’re At with rbiMOBILE and be able to compare up to 5 areas on a single Interactive Chart.  And coming very soon, rbiFOCUS, a new feature exclusively for rbiEXPERTs will give you the ability to combine multiple criteria (year built, house type, beds, price, lot size, zip, waterfront, etc.) to get the specific trend you’re looking for.

Once you confirm the upgrade, you will be credited a prorated amount for whatever is left on your current month's subscription and charged the remainder of the $269.91 (or $286.10 with tax for DC customers).

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Current rbiEXPERT customers

Fret not existing rbiEXPERTs, you too can take advantage of these savings. To switch over to the annual plan and get your 3 free months, be sure you're logged in and the link below. Once you confirm the change over to the annual subscription, you will be credited a prorated amount for whatever is left on the current month's subscription and charged the remainder of the $269.91 (286.10 with tax for DC customers).

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Posted on September 15, 2011 by Corey Hart
Sep

15

2011

9/15: Tweet from (Brian Block, Managing Broker, RE/MAX Allegiance): 

"had client thought they could take 10% off listing price because that was their market in midWest. 'scuse me. Not in NoVa!"

 

One of the reasons we dig Twitter is the insight it provides into the interactions between top producing agents/brokers and their clients. The tweet above is a good example. Thanks to a strong jobs market, thousands of homebuyers flock to NoVa each year from a variety of different real estate markets. This can inevitably lead to some naivete in their expectations of the local market that can potentially require some kid gloves in order to not damage egos. One thing the tweet didn't provide visibility into (not that it could in 140 characters or less) is how Brian handled the initial offer ideas of his relocating client. I can guess, though. Brian is one of RBI's earliest adopters, so he likely had a chart like this shown on his iPad in a matter of seconds:

 

Even in the "dark days" of early 2008, the Northern Virginia market didn't see seller's agreeing to 10% off their original list price very often. Let's assume, hypothetically, the client still doesn't want to inch back toward a realistic offer. "But this is a distressed unit, that has to be worth knocking something substantial off of the offer".  Well, no...

 

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Posted on May 14, 2011 by Corey Hart
May

14

2011

Courtesy of a rainy day and a "No TV Week" policy from my kids' Kindergarten class (thankfully this is the last day - Tremé and Game of Thrones tomorrow!), I had a few idle moments to play with RBI's interactive charts. Thought I'd share a quick analysis of what I looked at - I'll leave out the ZIP level stuff, considering that even these 5 counties are not entirely relevant to the wider MRIS customer base!

First I took a look at sales totals for the 5 most active RE markets in Northern VA:

 

I then looked at the Median DOM for these sold units...

 

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Posted on May 10, 2011 by Corey Hart
May

10

2011

Around the 8th of each month, I get an email from Betsy (our resident data geek) with a first look at the previous month's data. I then start bugging Porter (data visualization geek) to push them into our staging environment so that I can take a look at the new Interactive Charts.  A little perk from working at RBI - getting a sneak peak at local RE stats while the finishing touches of QA are applied (and before we update our site on the 10th!  Being a Loudoun resident, I usually jump right to the LoCo page to see how the market is trending and how my ZIP code is looking. Though unlikely since I've been in NoVa for decades, I occasionally toy with the idea of selling my place and moving to Maryland (2-hour commutes like yesterday makes it all the more tempting!), so obviously I like to keep tabs on recent trends.

 

Diving in this month, something jumped out at me when looking at the townhouse segment - the average Days on Market before sale was somewhat higher than I'd expected, given what I've seen from neighborhood signs changing from "For Sale" to "Under Contract" as I drive around (can't get much more anecdotal than that, but hey, I'm not a REALTOR®).  The chart below shows the Average Days on Market for the 225 detached sales (in purple) and 134 attached sales (in red).

 

I realize most agents (and home sellers) in counties outside of the MRIS region would love to see such relatively low figures, but the 45 day average for townhouses and 92 day average for detached homes still was higher than I'd expected. I flipped the Interactive Chart over to Median DOM and found a picture that better fit my preconception:

 

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