Matthew Ferrara, Philosopher

All posts tagged baby boomers

The first Baby Boomer officially hit 65 on January 1, 2011. Thereafter, 10,000 Boomers in the U.S. will turn 65 every day for the next 19 years. What will that mean for real estate?  Read more

Here are seven secrets to making social networking one of your most powerful prospecting tools with today's modern real estate buyers and sellers.  Read more

The recession holds answers to the real estate industry's troubles - if it's willing to listen. Otherwise it might just find out who's buried in Grant's tomb.  Read more

According to a new survey by NAR, by a factor of 4, most buyers think open houses are far more useless than they were just a year ago.  Read more

Are social network games just for fun - or powerful sales tools. Matthew Ferrara explores the Gen X / Gen Y sales potential of Farmville and other social media fun.  Read more

Here’s a question you’re unlikely to hear asked in real estate companies these days: Is the stock market drop a GOOD or BAD thing for the housing industry’s current slump? At a time when nobody seems to have the answers – not the Fed, not Congress, not the Detroit auto makers – to turn around the economy, could it be that the market itself has found a way to revive the housing industry and jump start the economy. And all it takes is a good, old fashioned market crash?