COVID-19 Economics

“Nobody knows their local community better than real estate agents and I think even if you’re not a data-driven person and you don’t instantly know what composition of your local economy is made up of particular sectors, intuitively you know that … Look at your local market and think about who is getting hit the hardest right now.” ~ Meghan O’Brien

In this episode of How They Won, trainer and coach Robert Burns dives into a complicated conversation with Meghan O’Brien of RE/MAX Concepts about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meghan is both an economist and a real estate professional. She’s a top-producing real estate salesperson in Des Moines, Iowa and a Professor of Economics with Des Moines Area Community College. During the conversation, Meghan and Bob discuss:

  • the underlying economic factors that drive real estate, no matter the market;
  • good sources of data to help you make your own decisions about COVID-19’s effect on your local real estate market;
  • the data points that are perhaps given too much weight in the overall economic conversation; and
  • what Meghan is doing differently in her business during the pandemic.

Remember to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Stay informed, not inflamed, and put the energy out into the world that you would like to receive back.

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