252 – 2020 Market Forecast with Boomer Foster
Larry “Boomer” Foster is President of General Brokerage for Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 residential real estate brand (by sales volume). His territories include North Carolina, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, the suburban and Montgomery County areas of Maryland, and the Charlottesville and Northern Virginia regions. Foster brings a wealth of business experience and leadership skills to Long & Foster. He is a trial lawyer by trade, with nearly eight years of experience in that field practicing in South Carolina. He is licensed to practice in the Circuit Court, Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of South Carolina as well as the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
His background made it natural for Foster to succeed in the real estate business. After becoming a sales associate with Long & Foster, he quickly rose from a promising rookie to top producer in just his first year in the business. In 2007, he was appointed as the branch manager of the Long & Foster Kingstowne Centre office in Alexandria, Va., where he further honed his skills in management, recruiting, coaching, training and business development. Known for helping real estate agents grow their businesses, Foster more than doubled the number of agents at Kingstowne Centre during the time he managed the office.
In 2010, he was tapped to take over as regional vice president for the Northern Virginia region, responsible for the management of 16 branch sales offices. In 2011, he was appointed senior vice president heading Long & Foster’s Northern Virginia and West Virginia region. He was appointed as president of Long & Foster Real Estate in 2014.
Foster is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received an English degree in addition to his J.D. As a sports enthusiast and a four-year letterman for the South Carolina Gamecocks football team, Foster brings a competitive edge to everything he does. Foster is committed to providing Long & Foster sales associates with tools, information, and support they need to help them best meet the desires of today’s buyers and sellers.
Boomer is a licensed broker in Virginia. He and his wife reside in Virginia and have two children.
In today’s episode, we cover some market predictions for 2020, based on current political and economic developments.
In this episode, you’ll learn..
- Effects of foreign policy and trade on the US economy
- Foreign Investment
- Mortgage rates
- Number of transactions and inventory pricing
- Effects of immigration policy
- Downsizing for ease of living
- Millenials relationship to the real estate market
- Additional trends in 2020
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