The North American dream is changing, and real-estate execs are doing their best to keep up so as to sell houses. Realtors working in the outskirts must now learn how to identify and market smart expansion, and a pleasantly-rounded life-style along with the old ideals of seclusion and comfort.
Surging gas costs have made the burb commute a difficult sell, but rail lines are an inexpensive solution in several metro areas. Towns with long-established commuter rails have upgraded their routes to accommodate expansion, while towns that expanded swiftly in the mid-20th century are building new commuter lines. An area like suburban New Jersey offers well-established commuter railways, but here too the normal routes are expanded by new routes ,eg the Morristown Line which runs forty miles between Hoboken and Hackettstown. Property agents who know the rail routes in their area, and keep on top of development plans, can help more customers find an urban home suited to their requirements. The high tech bio-tech industries have brought another promoting angle to the urban home market recently. Many firms in these quickly expanding sectors operate at the edges of big metro areas, where they can develop enormous campuses and research facilities employing thousands.
High technology and bio-tech executives can live in low-density districts, and avoid a lengthy commute altogether, if they find a home near their campus.
Realtors responsive to the hi-tech market will find these home searches simple to accommodate. Other new promoting angles for suburban real-estate can include prime quality college districts, parks systems, improved inter-municipal planning, outside shopping piazzas, less expensive home costs, and a bigger new home inventory. Understanding what makes these areas fascinating to purchasers will help property pros close more deals, and promote smart expansion where they live.