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14 Oct

Getting into the Real Estate Game: 2

Posted in Real Estate on 14.10.09

agent 2One thing that will help you to decide if you do want to become an agent is by talking to other real estate agents. Knowledge is power in this industry, and learning about firsthand experiences can be enormously helpful.

You see, you can make good money when you work in real estate. However, it is not going to happen right away. As a new agent, you are going to have to pay your dues and make your bones, unless you are lucky enough to start out selling million dollar properties, which is not highly likely.

Thus it is important to be realistic. If your whole idea of being a real estate agent comes from one of those reality shows on Bravo, you need a big reality check.

As with any other endeavor, it takes hard work, determination, and patience to become successful in this industry. We will outline just how to go out it next week.

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12 Oct

Getting into the Real Estate Game: 1

Posted in Real Estate on 12.10.09

agent 1A lot of people love the idea of becoming a real estate agent, but they are not at all sure about what this involves. It seems fun — and it can be, as well as very rewarding. However, it is vital to remember that this is a job in an industry that is often topsy turvy at best. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, and it requires more than just hours spent in the classroom.

Education is key, of course. Not only do you need to educate yourself when studying to be an agent, but you also need to do plenty of research before taking the first step. Contrary to what you may have heard, you will not make a lot of money while doing hardly any work if you become a real estate agent.

You can be successful, though, if you are willing to dedicate yourself — as you will see.

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17 Sep

Increasing Your Chances of a Sale: 2

Posted in Real Estate on 17.09.09

real estate 2In a market like this, you are going to need to think outside of the box in order to keep buying and selling while your competitors are waiting for the housing crisis to end.  The same old tactics just are not going to work as well.

Open houses are great, but they cannot do that much if no one can afford the house you are selling.

You need to try a direct mail campaign as well.  Put yourself at the forefront with a personal touch.  If you send out birthday postcards and holiday greetings, people are going to remember you when they are finally ready to buy and sale.

Spruce up everything you can.  The more palatable a property looks, the more intrigued people will be.

Do not be too pushy.  You can be persistent without being pushy.  Don’t force anything, because that is going to scare potential clients away during a time like this.

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15 Sep

Increasing Your Chances of a Sale: 1

Posted in Real Estate on 15.09.09

real estate 1It is a hard time for real estate agents right now.  After all, although the housing market is climbing out of its funk, it is slow going.  No one is moving, it seems like, because no one can afford to buy a new home — and no one is selling because they fear their house will remain on the market in limbo for months and months on end.

As a real estate agent, you have to be more proactive than ever, in what is already a proactive industry.  It is not just enough to be a go getter.  Sometimes you literally have to go and get what you want.  How can you do that?  How can you persuade people to buy and/or sell their house?

By being persistent, of course, and exceedingly good at what you do.  Oh, well, plus there are some tips that may help you.

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12 Aug

Landscaping Your Home To Gain Buyers!

Posted in Neighborhood, Real Estate on 12.08.09

landscaping-imageNow that we have talked about the paint color for the inside and out, we now need to consider the landscaping portion of your home.  This is where you truly can get creative and I can promise that any prospects are going to definitely appreciate it.  People want to have an interesting backyard and when you provide them with a landscaped backyard, I can assure you that they are going to appreciate everything that it is about.

One thing that you need to know about landscaping is the fact that after about six to eight years, it needs to be changed on around.  This will not only enhance the home, but you will be able to get rid of anything that is outdated or overgrown – so that is going to be your first step.  Come up with a plan for your backyard and how you want it to look like.

After that, go ahead and trim and remove any dead or excessive plants, that way you can truly get a feel for what you have!

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11 Aug

Adding A Fresh Coat Of Paint Can Do Wonders!

Posted in Real Estate on 11.08.09

man-painting-house-interiorSelling your home is something that is very, very difficult – especially in this market.  So when you do make the decision to sell your home, you need to make sure that you are putting the best home forward that you can, that way you can attract all sorts of potential buyers to the home.  One of the greatest ways to attract new buyers is by adding in a fresh coat of paint to the interior as well as the exterior of the house!

Ensuring that the interior looks as great as the exterior is the very first step to making your home beautiful.  After all, paint color is very important for the inside as well as the outside.  Most of the time, white is the standard color on the inside, as you want to make sure that you leave some options for the new home buyers.  However, adding in an accent wall or two is a fantastic idea to really showcase the house itself.

On the outside, it should be a pretty neutral color, as you want to attract buyers, not scare them away by painting the house an outrageous color!

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08 Aug

Single Family Home Vs. Condominium: What’s Better?

Posted in Property, Real Estate on 08.08.09

Single Family HomeNothing in the world is as important as your first home – owning your own place is something to be proud of and I know that when I first got my home, it was so exciting!  Now the question on every first time home buyer’s mind seems to be whether they should get a single family home or a condo.  Condos – while fantastic, have some disadvantages and homes have some advantages – it is all about what you need.

One of the first things that you need to do is make sure that you take a look at the costs.  One thing that a condo has over a home is that it is usually a lot cheaper than purchasing a house – simply because you are in a building just like an apartment.  However – if you do not want to be stacked up like you are in an apartment, a home might be a better idea.

Another thing that you need to consider is going to be location and convenience – a home is very convenient most of the time as you can do anything you want to is, while a condo, you do not ever truly own it.

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07 Aug

Buying a House After Bankruptcy: The Steps!

Posted in Bankruptcy, Real Estate on 07.08.09

BankruptcyBuying a home after filing for Bankruptcy is something that many people have no idea how to do.  Filing for Bankruptcy is a serious thing and it truly does mess with your credit score – your credit score is the thing that will allow lenders to trust you enough to lend you enough money to purchase a brand new house.  Your credit score will go down immensely when you file for Bankruptcy, but that does not mean that there is no way to recover from it.

Bankruptcy is not the end of the world, however – it will mess you credit up for quite a while and the first thing that you need to do, is make sure that you make all of your payments on time.  Showing the lenders that your payments are on time every month will help your credit get back in the green instead of the red.

Also, when you file for Bankruptcy, it depends which chapter you file for, but you might have to wait anywhere from one to three years in order to purchase a brand new house.

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02 Aug

Power Washing: It Should Be Done!

Posted in Property, Real Estate on 02.08.09

power-washWhen you are trying to sell your house – there are so many little things that you probably do not think about.  One of them is most likely going to be power washing the outside of your home.  Recently, I had just the front of my house power washed and I was amazed at how incredible it looked.  It truly made a difference and if you really think about it – the very first thing that people see when they drive up to your house is going to be the front of it.

If the front of your house is really dirty, it has a less likely chance to sell versus if you have a clean front of the house.  Power washing is something that is very inexpensive too, so you shouldn’t have any problems getting someone to power wash the front of your house.

Keeping your house looking fresh and clean is just one of the many parts to selling your house – remember that!

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22 Jul

Investment Properties — The Low Down!

Posted in Investing, Real Estate on 22.07.09

investment-propertyIf you are one of the many people in this day and age that are considering investment properties – you should probably know a little bit about them shouldn’t you?  One of the first things that you should know is that they take a lot of money and you need to make sure that you read up on them.  Investing in real estate is something that is very difficult and can honestly mess you up financially if you truly have no idea what you are doing.

Now before you begin your research – where are you going to get your investment property?  To be honest, there are many different places all over the world that you can invest in, but Cancun is by far one of the most popular places.  After all, the weather is incredible feeling, the beaches beautiful and the properties and real estate out there is fabulous.

After you have picked a location, the next thing is to begin your research for your investment property – you want to make sure it looks great and the price is right for your budget!

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