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The Value of a Buyer Representation Agreement

Keeping an eye on your commission is good but it's better to protect it - by representing your clients properly. Think about the first thing you do when you get some money. When someone hands you a few hundred dollars, do you just lay it on the table and walk away? No, you [...]

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The Case For Rentals – Part 2: Cash Flow

Cash Flow is Everything I have a saying that I tell agents all the time “Rentals pays your rent and sales buy your home”. Agents that do rentals have much quicker and consistent cash flow. It just makes sense. The advantage to rent a few properties a month while you are waiting for your sales [...]

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The Spurt Factor: Why it’s a mistake to buy a property with low water pressure

When you’re inspecting a property, don’t make the mistake of turning on only one or two faucets and then deciding that it has adequate water pressure. Instead, be sure to turn on all faucets and other water outlets, including the water supplies that serve clothes washers.  Only when you have turned on and tested all [...]

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Deal Buster: The Bank Turns Down a Mortgage Application Because of Your Employment History

Today’s post is the first on a series that will explore unexpected problems that can threaten real estate deals. Today we will explore your options if a bank or other mortgage lender threatens to turn down your application because of your employment history or income level. The problem . . . Maybe your income is [...]

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How Many Properties Should You See in One Day?

Looking at properties can be exhausting and frustrating, especially if you are looking for that “perfect” first property to purchase. As one young investor sums it up, “I have now spent day after day riding around in the car of a real estate agent who drives me from home to home, and none of them [...]

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Before Buying Properties Check Out Local Employment Trends

Check Out Local Employment Trends before Buying Properties Whether you’re planning to invest in single-family homes, apartment houses, or retail or office space, you need to understand local employment conditions and trends. After all, you want to be able to sell or rent your properties to people who are employed. If you’re looking at properties [...]

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A new demographic looking to buy up New York City Real Estate

It might be good for brokers looking to close the deal of a lifetime to add fluency in Russian to their catalog of skills. The top of the market in New York City Real Estate and around the country is booming, thanks in large part to a flood of foreign buyers snapping up trophy properties. [...]

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What The Case-Shiller Numbers Mean For NYC

Home prices around the country got off to a rough start in 2012, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, released this week. But the news is less grim for the bulk of New York City. The indices’ 10- and 20-city composites saw annual declines in home prices of 3.9 and 3.8 percent respectively, according [...]

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