Are you encountering hesitance from some potential sellers?
They’re concerned about that as a seller—”Where am I going to go?” is the question. Now, I will say this, we do a lot of business here. To date, since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve found every buyer a house. But I can still see why that would be a valid concern for sellers. ... Even if they rent, the rents are sky-high and hard to find.
What are the latest home energy trends you are seeing?
One of our custom builders that builds in Oak Alley [in Colleyville] ... he includes a generator in every home as part of his package. I’m assuming others are, at least, looking into it. ... I think that we’re in the midst of some changes, and I think houses are just slowly evolving into more energy-efficient homes. Used to be people wouldn’t pay for it. ... Now, I think that they would, because the green movement is real.
Has the working from home trend affected floor plans?
You know, at first, what we were seeing from the floor plans was that people were working from home and we had this jump in “we want big houses again.” ... I don’t think people are going to work from home, to any measurable degree, once this shakes out. Now, how long will this take to shake out? I don’t know.
Are you monitoring any trends that might surprise people?
I think that Lennar Homes got written up about ... five years ago, for coming out with the multigenerational floor plan. Now, you’d think that wouldn't happen to you? It almost happened to me ... we were a blink away from having four generations in our home. ... I’m not so sure Lennar wasn’t ahead of the curve and that we’re fixing to see more of that. You can see their [multigenerational] floor plans online and they’re really fun.
Randy White - Owner/Realtor | Randy White Real Estate Services | 175 E. Continental Blvd., Southlake. 817-865-6400 www.randywhite.com