How a Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market | MyKCM

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2018.

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. Buyer demand naturally increases during the summer months, but supply is not keeping up.

Here are the thoughts of a few industry experts on the subject:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at National Association of Realtors

“The worsening inventory crunch through the first three months of the year inflicted even more upward pressure on home prices in a majority of markets. Following the same trend over the last couple of years, a strengthening job market and income gains are not being met by meaningful sales gains because of unrelenting supply and affordability headwinds.”

Sam Khater, Chief Economist for Freddie Mac

“As we head into late spring, the demand for purchase credit remains rock solid, which should set us up for another robust summer home sales season. While this year’s high rates – up 50 basic points from a year ago – have put pressure on the budgets of some home shoppers, weak inventory levels are what’s keeping the housing market from a stronger sales pace.”

Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research for

“The dynamics of increased competition and buyer frustration are unlikely to change…In fact, the direction of the trend is pointing to a growing mismatch between the pool of prospective buyers and existing inventory.”

Bottom Line

If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strong at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really good price.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, contact San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner at or 925-400-7007.

Spring Forward Housing Market

Housing Market Springs Forward by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner

Housing Market Springs Forward

By Jason Kerner, San Ramon Realtor

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to the tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.  Windemere, Gale Ranch, Bridges and other parts of San Ramon are experiencing this shortage of inventory.  To search available homes, download my app at

Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been right.

Buyer demand has seasonality to it, which usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic temperatures and conditions.

That hasn’t happened this year.
Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows. Even with the recent increase in rates, buyers are still able to lock in an affordable monthly payment. Many more buyers are jumping off the fence and into the market to secure a lower rate.  To find out what your home is worth, let my 16 years of experience help you figure out the most comparable value.  Or, you may use my home valuation calculator at

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the top 10 dates sellers listed their homes in 2017 all fell in April, May, or June.

Those who act quickly and list now could benefit greatly from additional exposure to buyers prior to a flood of more competition coming to market in the next few months.

Bottom Line
If you are planning on selling your home in 2018, let’s get together to evaluate the opportunities in our market.  Call me for more specific information regarding your home needs at 925-400-7007.  Make it a great day!

San Ramon Realtor

Getting More Home Views is Key to Selling Fast

by Jason Kerner, San Ramon Realtor & Broker

Wondering how to sell your home quickly and for the most profit?  Jason Kerner San Ramon Realtor makes it simple.  His home selling plan includes a low commission rate, exceptional customer service program and an individualized marketing and promotion plan that gets your home more views than any other home on the market.  How?  It all comes down to Jason Kerner’s experience and investment in current home selling technologies.  Just take a look at: .  With 14,438 social media views, 963 personal website views, 8.124 views on Zillow (, Trulia, etc), 3,065 “coming soon” advertising views, and 500 hand delivered property cards, Kerner Homes does what it takes to sell your home for the most profit. 6131 Yardley Ln San Ramon CA-large-001-3-Exterior 1-1498x1000-72dpi

Jason believes the sale of your home should net the highest profit possible.  Just give him a call at 925-400-7007 to discuss his rates in person.  Free home estimates are easily available at  Just fill out the form and Jason will give you an accurate estimate based on San Ramon criteria and housing market statistics.  Jason’s estimates are more accurate and a real representation of your home sale price than any other automated system.

6131 Yardley Ln San Ramon CA-large-013-22-Family Room 1-1498x1000-72dpiJason never compromises customer service for a sale.  Just ask his past clients at and  Available 24/7, Jason supports all of your home selling needs including referrals for mortgage.  With 14 years of experience, he knows how to support and resolve your home selling needs.

Kerner Real Estate Team homes sell faster than others because they get more visibility from superior marketing and advertising programs.  It is common for a property to get 10’s of thousands views from social media advertising and promotion of individual property websites.  In addition, Jason advertises through Zillow,  the Top Agent Network, and over 100 other real estate networks.  These programs and more give maximum priority exposure to all of his listed homes.  His promotion program reaches interested home-buyers in greater numbers than any other Realtor in the area.  6131 Yardley Ln San Ramon CA-large-015-5-Kitchen 1-1498x1000-72dpi

As San Ramon’s Top Realtor, Jason Kerner has built relationships with the local high quality home vendors and repair shops in the area.  Professional home stagers, landscapers, painters, photography, cleaning service, grout repair company, roofers, and more are all hand selected to work with the Kerner Homes Real Estate Team.  If your home needs a professional inspection, Jason has the contacts to get it done at reduced prices without compromising service or quality.

Jason Kerner Homes Have More Exposure

NextHome-Premier-Realty-Group-Logo-Vertical-WebAre you considering selling your home in 2017.  As you know, homes that sell fast with multiple offers and for more money are the homes that have the most exposure.  The Kerner Real Estate Team listings create more buzz and have more exposure than any other home on the market.  Why? How?  It is all in my numbers…

Check out the marketing campaign for 6131 Yardley Lane at:   *SOLD in 7 Days, multiple offers, over asking price.

  • 487 Personalized website views in less than 7 days
  • 6,309 Social media marketing views
  • 7,925 San Ramon Patch ad views
  • Posted on over 800 websites
  • 2,968 views on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and more…
  • 2,500 Emails sent to agents, investors, and relocation specialists
  • Coming soon campaign ran for 14 days
  • Expertly staged and professionally cleaned all complementary included.
  • 255 Open house visitors in 1 week
  • 12 Agent showings
  • 500 Direct mail cards
  • Broker Tour, Twilight Open House and weekend open house
  • 3D Tour, drone photography, power-washing, and window cleaning

JasonHere is another example of my listing of 1715 Wycliffe Lane at:  Check out the drone video tour!

  • 963 Personalized website views
  • 14,438 Social media marketing views
  • 8,124 views of home on Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and more
  • Posted on over 800 websites
  • 2,500 Emails sent to agents, investors, relocation experts
  • 3,065 Coming soon social media ad views
  • 19 Agent Showings
  • 188 Open house visitors
  • Expertly staged and professionally cleaned all complementary included.
  • 500 Open House invites distributed
  • Broker Tour, Twilight Open House Event, Multiple Open House Weekend Showings
  • 3D Tour, virtual tour, realtor commercial video, and drone photography

If you want your home to have more exposure than other homes on the market, give me a call.  I believe in providing full service brokerage services at low, attractive commission rates.  Contact Jason Kerner, realtor/co-owner/broker of NextHome Premier Realty Group at 925-400-7007 or

Snow on Mount Diablo – The Views From San Ramon Are Incredible

Guru Shetti Jordan FenwickSan Ramon residents enjoy the beauty of Mount Diablo from every corner of the valley.  The mountain range is visible from driveways, windows, hilltops and while driving around the neighborhood.  It is a focal point of our incredible valley and home to a variety of birds, mammals, insects and more.  Free docent tours are available to our students learning about geology and animal biology.  Mount Diablo also offers exceptional biking, hiking, picnicking and overnight camping.

Right now, Mount Diablo is showing off her beauty with snow capped ranges. has the best posted photographs at: by our own San Ramon photographers, Guru S and Jordan F.

Kerner Real Estate Team 2017 Housing Market Forecast

IMG_2502What will the housing market look like in 2017? Should we sell or not? Where should we move? Where is the best area to purchase investment properties. Depending on your financial situation, housing needs, and available cash, 2017 could be your year for investing in a home.

According to research by the California Association of Realtors and Forbes Magazine, many different factors are influencing the house market.

  1. New home builders have not increased their productivity enough to make an impact in the shortage of housing.
  2. Mortgage rates are on the rise, but still affordable.
  3. Research show that more Millennials are beginning to buy homes.
  4. Home prices will rise slowly.
  5. Existing home inventories will not satisfy demand.
  6. Homes in California are still expensive. Home sales will increase in less conveniently located areas. Home prices will increase in the more desired locations.
  7. Renting homes has increased in popularity. If you are looking for investment properties, this could be the right time to buy.

To discuss the San Ramon Windemere or Gale Ranch housing market outlook, investment properties or relocating, give me a call at 925-400-7007.

For additional information, visit the Forbes Magazines article “Housing Outlook 2017- Eight Predictions from the Experts” at  and the “CAR 2017 Housing Market Forecast” at

San Ramon Tree Lighting Dec. 2

imageSan Ramon’s Bishop Ranch Annual Tree Lighting is Friday, Dec. 2 from 5:30-7:30.
Come play in a snow park (with real snow!), listen to live music and watch the ceremonial lighting of the 70-foot tree. Santa Claus will make a special appearance for photos.  So, bring your camera!

Snacks, warm refreshments and a variety of kid activities will be available. This year, the San Ramon Rotary Club is accepting donations for One Warm Coat. Bring your family and friends, your cozy attire, and help spread the holiday spirit!

Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting Celebration


Jason Kerner, Local San Ramon Realtor Expert Recognized by Patch San Ramon

3 Minutes on a Park Bench with Jason Kerner of NextHome Premier Realty Group

We spoke to Jason Kerner and he shared advice for people looking to sell or buy a home.

Patch partner Jason Kerner of NextHome Premier Realty Group told us how he’s stayed on top of the real estate industry and told us the best thing about selling homes in the San Ramon area.

Patch: You’ve been a full-time Realtor since 2002. How has selling homes evolved for you over the past 14 years?

Jason Kerner: Experience breeds success and as such, has made me a more highly desirable realtor. Over the years, I’ve been able to refine my approach through experience, gaining the knowledge and skill necessary to excel in all situations, and close successful deals in every type of scenario. Real estate transactions can be complex; they require a seasoned professional with a proven track record in all market climates. I understand what’s important to my buyers and sellers, and tailor my service to ensure that they always come out ahead. 1715 Wycliffe Ln San Ramon CA-print-005-2-Exterior 1E-2892x1992-300dpi

Patch: You use a lot of innovative technologies to sell homes including social media marketing, 3D tours and drone photography. How do you make sure you stay on top of the latest technology?

Jason Kerner: Staying on top of technology has always been in my DNA. Coming from a high-tech background in Silicon Valley before entering real estate taught me to keep a close eye on the latest trends, and capitalize on cutting-edge technology to research, communicate and market properties most effectively. My command of technology has given me a distinct edge. Besides traditional marketing techniques such as home staging and cleaning, professional photography, direct mail, open houses, etc, I love using social media, 3D tours, drone photography, and other such marketing vehicles, which are constantly evolving, to showcase my properties and optimize exposure; yet my clients just as much appreciate the vital areas of real estate that have not changed – that is, the personal attention, custom service and negotiating skill that I bring which is so important when someone’s greatest asset is involved.

Patch: What’s the best thing about selling homes in the San Ramon area?

Jason Kerner: I’ve lived in San Ramon for over 11 years and I love the area. Selling where you live and where you know best is a dream for me. San Ramon is one of the best places to live for raising a family, with its wide-open spaces, beautiful parks, golf courses such as Bridges, mountains for hiking, and convenience to SRVUSD award winning schools, shopping, restaurants and everything else you need. It’s easy to promote and be enthusiastic about a place you live in and enjoy so much with your family. It’s my privilege to specialize in San Ramon, and my pleasure to turn my buyers into my neighbors. 727 Clifton Ct San Ramon CA-print-003-13-Exterior 1C-4200x2800-300dpi

Patch: You’re a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which represents the elite top 4 percent of the industry. How have you managed to stay at the top of your field?

Jason Kerner: I’m proud to have earned the elite CRS designation which puts me in a unique category in terms of my status and expertise. I believe in always looking for ways to advance my real estate career and further my industry knowledge, as that is how I can best serve and educate my clients. Taking continuing education courses in all facets of real estate and being the best you can be no matter what field you’re in puts me at an advantage, and makes me a more highly sought-after resource for my buyers and sellers.

Patch: What sets one Realtor apart from another? And how are you unique?

Jason Kerner: I’d say one of the main things that set me apart is my style, which is collaborative and consultative, not pushy. People consider me more of a partner and advisor rather than a salesperson for that reason. I like being viewed this way and operate with a soft touch because it puts my clients at ease, knowing that I have their best interests at heart and would never push them into a decision that doesn’t feel right. My role is to provide information that empowers people and helps clear the path to what they really want. When they do decide, that’s when I become aggressive, to get them the best value and negotiate the right terms for their unique situation.

Patch: What advice would you give to someone looking to a buy a new home right now?

Jason Kerner: Buying a home is an emotional undertaking, not to mention a major financial investment. My suggestion is to try to find a realtor who is professional, is expert in the areas you’re interested in, and knows how to navigate the current market conditions. Your realtor should position you for success, whether there is plenty of inventory or there is a multiple offer situation. Relationships with other brokers and experience in structuring the most appealing offers go a long way. I have lots of expertise and a high success rate in multiple offer situations, and know how to give my buyers the competitive advantage they need to get the house they want. 5222 Fioli Loop San Ramon CA-print-004-1-Exterior 1D-4200x2800-300dpi

Patch: What advice would you give to someone trying to sell his or her house?

Jason Kerner: When you’re selling your prized asset, you need a local San Ramon realtor expert you can trust to price your property accurately, market it aggressively, and create a buzz around your home that will generate offers. I have a strong understanding of the current market and the high points of living in San Ramon. My focus on protecting my clients’ best interests, whether managing multiple offers in a seller’s market or strategizing when there’s room to negotiate. Communication is also key so you know what’s happening with your sale at all times. There simply is no comparison when it comes to working with a realtor who has the connections, experience and track record that I do when it comes to getting my sellers results.

Patch: How can readers contact you?

Jason Kerner: Call or text me at (925) 400-7007 | Email: | Twitter: @KernerHomes| Instagram: KernerHomes | Facebook: KernerHomes  NextHome-Premier-Realty-Group-Logo-Vertical-Web