August 23, 2019
I recently had the incredible opportunity to visit the country of Norway with my family. We traveled to Bergen and smaller towns such as Laerdal, Flam, Loen and Geiranger – all on our way to our final destination in Trondheim. While we were visiting, we had the pleasure of being led by highly knowledgeable and local tour guides. On each of these tours, including the free time we had on our own, I had yet to find one real estate sign and only two real estate offices. The homes I did find posted for sale ranged in price from $250K to $650K. With what I thought to be little marketing for these homes, I needed to ask one of our tour guides more about the Norway real estate market. She is a lovely and quite knowledgeable woman who has lived in Norway her entire life. From what we discussed, I found it interesting that hanging a for sale sign or hosting a broker open were not typical. The industry seems to rely more on local Realtor professionals to conduct the sale, purchase and investment of real estate. Typical Realtor contact with one another is almost all virtual other than hosting a private showing or an occasional public open house. After this trip and seeing all the beauty in the architecture, history and landscapes this country has to offer, one could understand why simply passing by a for sale sign can be rare. So if you ever find yourself in Norway and in the market for a home, enjoy the rare moment & send my team a photo of your new home!
Best, Chelsea K
The Better Living Group/Avenue Realty
Realtors- GRI, ABR, CDPE
email@example.com or 612-710-1378