When we wrap our radio show each week, I find myself saying “that was our best show yet” and it’s true every time!! Each week, Harvey and Shelley are perfecting their presentations and our guests and contributors are truly top notch! The show on May 18th raised the bar even higher and we were thrilled to have our President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties, Mr. Mark Stark join us along with Tracy Ruccia of Equity Title for a spectacular show that dealt with market conditions reports, current market outlook perspectives and a spotlight from Mark on our company’s recent transition from Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada Properties.
One of my favorite parts of the weekly radio show is the recap segment that includes Harvey’s stat of the week and Shelley’s weekly fun fact. Harvey received a report from Equity Title (what a coincidence!) that showed the average price per square footage increased 24.7% from April of 2013 to April of 2014. Harvey cautioned that we can’t apply these increases and statistics unilaterally across every home in every neighborhood because larger homes get a larger price per square footage. Harvey suggests using these reports to see the general trends the market is taking however it is crucial to take a closer snapshot of the data in the individual neighborhood or community to correctly price homes to sell in this market.
Shelley’s weekly fun facts did not disappoint and were interesting tidbits of information about Mark Stark that got the whole studio laughing and left Mark a little red. Check out the video below to hear the great stories and join in the laughter!! Shelley’s other fun fact talked about the origin of the Berkshire Hathaway name; it was a textile manufacturing company started in 1839 in Rhode Island. Mark Stark added that it was actually one of the only companies that didn’t make it and he worked extremely hard to save that organization for those employees and kept the name and grew it into what it is today. Berkshire Hathaway’s first investment was in GEICO and they eventually shut down the textile operations in 1985. Today one share of Berkshire Hathaway stock is trading for approximately $190,000!!! WOW!
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