What Do Baby Boomers And Millennials Share?

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you and the people you feel comfortable introducing me to.

This year there are more healthy and happy baby boomers over 65 than ever before. At the same time, there are more millennials than ever before, many of whom are well-educated, but paying the price in terms of high student debt, which keeps them living with their boomer parents longer.

Despite their financial and age differences, both these groups want the best for themselves and each other. For that reason, they appreciate the input of family and friends when choosing a product or service. Both prefer an enthusiastic introduction over the thought of working with the unknown.

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It’s important you know I skillfully work with people of many income brackets.

Whether you know a person with a lot of student loan debt or someone who could pay cash for their next home, I love helping people make good financial decisions. The next time you notice someone who would benefit from my help, call or text me immediately. I promise they’ll be delighted you introduced us.

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

July Is Family Vacation Month

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you and the people you feel comfortable introducing me to.

Outside of traveling for Thanksgiving, more families celebrate reunions in July than any other season. The availability of outdoor locations and activities is a popular choice, because the weather is so nice. And since the kids are out of school, summer is generally an easier time to travel for most.

View of the Ocean from the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk.

View of the Ocean from the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk.


If family is visiting you this summer and conversations turn to the possibility of a move that brings them closer, feel comfortable giving my time and expertise to them. I can help them weigh the options of getting a condo for the summer and holiday travel, or the best options for a permanent relocation. Also, at this time, loan programs for second properties and new purchases are outrageously favorable.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick your next neighbor and it is someone you would love to have nearby?

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

What Makes A Great Experience?

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you—or anyone you feel comfortable introducing me. Many people have a favorite restaurant, a place to enthusiastically recommend their friends because of the great experience they have there. Part of the experience comes from great food. But it’s more than just that. The experience is about how they feel there, which is a process of friendly service, attention to detail, consistency, etc. This restaurant is always hopping, and probably doesn’t do much advertising.

What Makes A Great Experience?Most of its business comes from repeat customers and referrals.

So for a moment, can you imagine that I am just like your favorite restaurant?

Like your favorite restaurant, my purpose is for you to be so outrageously happy with both the product and process—the complete experience of buying or selling a home—that you enthusiastically introduce people you care about to me so that they can have the same kind of experience.

So for a moment, can you imagine that I am just like your favorite restaurant?

Like your favorite restaurant, my purpose is for you to be so outrageously happy with both the product and process—the complete experience of buying or selling a home—that you enthusiastically introduce people you care about to me so that they can have the same kind of experience.

The next time you’re in a conversation with a friend, family, or neighbor, and they mention they’re thinking of moving, would you mind taking out your cell phone, looking up my number, and calling or texting me immediately? I’ll make sure they have an experience they’ll want to rave about.

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

101 N Central Ave, Landisville, NJ 08326

Commercial Real Estate Investment Opportunity In Buena Boro

This is a great opportunity own commercial real estate at the intersection of Route 40, Central Ave and E. Weymouth Road.  3 acre property includes a 1,200 square foot office building with basement.  It also has multiple covered car ports and a 40 x 80 garage with 5 bays.  Priced at $175,000 for a cash offer.  Contact Matt for details 609-484-9890 ext. 132.

I was at the Mercy Me Concert and ACS Music Fest a few weeks ago.  I was there sponsoring a booth at the Atlantic Christian School Music Fest on Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township and here is the winer of a Mary Kay gift set and Amazon gift card.  Thanks to all the nice people I met and for ACS for bringing great music to our area.  Matt

How To Be Up In A Down Real Estate Market

Our office numbers are way up. Here's why.

Despite a challenging seller’s market, high unemployment and lots of uncertainty our office has out performed the competition.  Why?  We treat our agents as partners and stakeholders.  We are the top training company in real estate and we study the market to be able advise our clients how to be successful in today’s new real estate economy.

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore

COMPARING…

March 2015 to March 2016

 

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore South Jersey Shore Regional Multiple Listing Service Outperforming the Market
Listings Taken Volume                         +23.28% 9.44% 13.84%
Listings Taken Units                   +46.94% 1.65% 45.29%
Closed Production List Side Volume +109.53% -6.35%       115.88%
Closed Production List Side Units +62.50% 4.54% 57.96%
Closed Production Total Volume +33.85% -6.35% 40.20%
Closed Production Total Units +18.60% 4.54% 14.06%

Matthew and Richard Haviland The Haviland GroupNumbers reported above are representative of South Jersey Shore MLS average percentages of all brokerages represented in the MLS.

Our MissionTo teach people how to consistently implement the Keller Williams models and systems so they can transform their lives and businesses.

Our Vision:  We are a passionate team of real estate leaders that attract extraordinary talent and wealth building opportunities.

When you’re choosing a real estate agent and company to work with consider Me, Matthew Haviland, and Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore.

Best wishes, Matt

P.S. For Great Articles and fun facts download and view my May Newsletter here:  May Newsletter – Matt

Is Age 60 The New 40?

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you—or anyone you feel comfortable

It seems like every day you hear a story on the news about how people are living longer.

And as people get older, many are staying active, working well into retirement, eating

healthier, exercising, traveling, and generally not “acting their age”. In fact, many people

consider age 60 as “The New 40”.

Another thing this age group has in common is rediscovering themselves. For the first

time in decades, empty-nesters no longer need to consider square footage and school

districts as a driving force to be in the right place to live. One of the rewards of living a

long, healthy life is being able to afford life on your terms.

The next time you’re talking with a friend, family member or neighbor and they mention a

move to accommodate a lifestyle change, stop, take out your cell phone, look up my

number and immediately call or text me. Together we will make sure they get advice that

keeps them financially healthy for many years.

Matthew Haviland

Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

P.S. Congratulations to Stan Wiley winner of this month’s Funday Monday contests.  Watch our drawing video to learn how to enter.

Clever Household Cleaning Hacks

Here are some clever household cleaning hacks from my April newsletter.

 Steam-clean your microwave. Cut a lemon in half and
put it in a microwave-safe dish filled with water. Zap it
until the water boils. Let it steam for another minute
before opening. The gunk can now be wiped away with
less effort.
 Speed up dryer time. Throw one clean dry towel in with
your wet clothes before starting the dryer. 10-15
minutes later, take it out. The dry towel will absorb some
of the excess moisture.Clever Household Cleaning Hacks
 Clean scorched pans. Fill the bottom of the
pan with water and a cup of white vinegar.
Simmer. Remove the pan and add 2
tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and
scrub lightly to remove burn marks.
 Dust lamp shades with an adhesive lint
remover roll.
 Dusting magic. Use “used” dryer sheets to pick up dust on your computer keyboard
and screen, wipe the TV screen, buff out water spots on the bath mirror, clean murky
car windshields, and pick up dirt from your baseboards.

For more great articles downland and view my April Newsletter:  April Newsletter – Matt

Best wishes, Matt

Encouragement Succeeds Greater Than Criticism

Here’s a story that reminds me that simple encouragement can have a more dramatic effect on performance than criticism.

Decades ago there was a group of brilliant young men at the University of Wisconsin who had amazing literary talent. They were would-be poets, novelists, and essayists. These promising young men met regularly to read and critique each other’s work.

IMG_4749The men were merciless with one another. They dissected the minutest literary expression. They were heartless, tough, and mean in their criticism. Members of this exclusive club called themselves the “Stranglers.”

Not to be outdone, the women of literary talent at the university started a club of their own. They called themselves the “Wranglers.” They, too, read their works to one another. But the criticism was softer, more positive and encouraging. Sometimes, there was almost no criticism at all. Every effort, even the feeblest, was encouraged.

Twenty years later an alumnus of the university was doing an exhaustive study of his classmates’ careers. He noticed a vast difference in the literary accomplishments of the Stranglers as opposed to the Wranglers. Of all the bright young men in the Stranglers, not one had made a significant literary contribution of any kind. From the Wranglers had come six or more successful writers, including Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling.

Talent between the two? Probably the same. But the Stranglers strangled each other, while the Wranglers highlighted the best, not the worst. The message we can take from this is that next time you’re tempted to “improve” someone’s performance with criticism, perhaps simply offer a few encouraging words instead.

Sincerely,

Matt Haviland Your Real Estate Consultant For Life

P.S. I need to take this message to heart when giving myself feedback, too! Let me know what you think.