This week on the Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Lisa Chinatti, and Tom Toole kick off the episode with their reactions to a Logan Mohtashami article on HousingWire: “The Savagely Unhealthy Housing Market Is Back.” 

Related to that was the issue of housing inventory reaching its lowest level since 2012 and what it will take to finally turn the tide and allow construction to begin catching up with buyer demand. 

Next was builder confidence, which climbed into positive territory in May, marking the sixth month of improvements. 

And finally, Byron, Tom, and Lisa present their top six book recommendations—with a surprise twist. You get six recommendations for agents and six for team leaders. 

Stay tuned to the end to hear them all, along with a few additional favorites to add to your list. 

Click on any of the timestamps below to watch: 

00:0000:37 Intro 

00:37 Reactions to “The Savagely Unhealthy Housing Market is Back” (HW) 

08:00 New construction isn’t coming close to meeting demand 

13:53 You can count on less demand over the next six months 

17:20 Builder confidence is in positive territory after improving for six months 

19:02 One out of four homes are new construction; builders are in a power position 

23:09 Hot button issue: Conservation land 

27:40 The commercial real estate crisis (big companies walking away from loans) 

33:17 The top six book recommendations for real estate agents

41:15 Top book recommendations for team leaders

46:08 Other favorites (more for your book list!) 

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