The Agency is Acquiring Triplemint

The Agency is acquiring Triplemint the software powered independent brokerage based in New York City.  The partnership brings together the innovative luxury brand in real estate with the most revolutionary technology platform in the industry.  The Agency will leverage the data platform which includes predictive analytics to provide real estate agents with information and cutting-edge tools to become better advisors to clients.  “It is entirely rare that two companies can come together and provide everything the other needs to grow and thrive,” said Philip Lang, Founder of Triplemint. “The Agency and Triplemint share the same vision that a brokerage should be more than a place for an agent to hang their hat. Through this partnership, we’re providing real, tangible value and resources so that agents can better advise their clients.”

“We are expanding our global reach while maintaining our boutique, collaborative culture by obsessing over experience at every touchpoint and quality in everything we do. Our integrated technology experience will save agents time and provide valuable solutions so they can remain focused on what they do best—advising clients and selling real estate,” said President Rainey Hake Austin.

The Agency will be opening a corporate headquarter in New York City later this year. With the development of cutting-edge technology and continued commitment to first-class service, The Agency is the fastest-growing boutique, luxury real estate franchise brand in the world launching 11 offices in 2021 and six in the first quarter of 2022.

Read more about The Agency acquiring Triplemint here.  For other questions or help with your real estate needs, please contact Michelle Sarocka here.

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The Market: Housing Market Update for 1Q 2022

The Phoenix Housing Market continues to lead the nation in year-over-year home price increases according to national and local housing market economists. The Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index for February 2022 showed Phoenix led the nation with a 32.9 percent year-over-year increase in home prices leading all cities in 33 months in a row. This level of price growth indicates broad strength in the housing market although inflation and increasing mortgage rates may start to impact home price appreciation.

The Cromford Report, which follows housing trends in Maricopa county indicated home prices continue to rise. The average price per square foot rose 8.9% in the 1st Quarter of 2022. Home prices are projected to continue to rise at least through June 2022. The increase is driven by investors and less by “owner-occupier” home buyers. The combination of higher home prices, competition from investors and rising interest rates reduce the purchasing power of valley residents.

The Market Update provides a closer look at the 1st Quarter of 2022 key statistics for Phoenix and neighboring cities in the Valley of the Sun.  Read more publications here.

Thinking about selling? Maximizing the value of your real estate investment requires local market expertise and a thorough understanding of how to prepare your home to sell it for the highest price. Contact me today for a private consultation and property valuation while the market is still strong.

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