Ep 66: Emerging Behaviors During Pandemic

How is the pandemic changing the way buyers and sellers are behaving? A recent study found seven different trends emerging due to COVID-19 and they could impact real estate over the long-term. Let’s find out whether Colleen agrees with each of these behaviors and how they’ll impact Oregon.
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We’ve talked quite a bit over the past few months about how the coronavirus has changed the real estate industry and the processes we have in place. Now let’s look at how it could shift behaviors over the long-term.

The National Association of Realtors recently published some observations and findings about trends that they’ve seen over the past few months. They listed seven behaviors that have emerged during this COVID-19 pandemic and we want to get Colleen’s commentary on each one. Is she seeing the same things around Oregon?

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Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to hear a specific segment.

[1:26] – Buyers are rushing

[3:51] – Shifting wishlists

[5:47] – Less concern over commute time

[6:35] – Multi-generational homes becoming more common

[7:35] – Pets could drive purchasing decision

[9:12] – Prepare for a first-time buyer wave

[11:28] – People might stay in their homes fewer years

Colleen Quotes:

When we list a home that is priced right and has a beautiful presentation, we will list on a Thursday and have multiple offers by Saturday.

– Keeping It Real Estate Podcast

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Colleen Benson

Colleen is a licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor and has helped build the top Keller Williams team in Salem. Her tremendous team now serves buyers and sellers throughout the Willammette Valley and the Oregon coast. She is the host of the Keeping It Real Estate radio show on 104.3 FM KSLM. The show plays Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and has been on the air since January of 2019. Don't hesitate to reach out to Colleen if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in the area!​

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