Archives of real estate blog entries for May 15, 2010 (Page 6)
THE NUMBERS GAME - 07:57 PM
THE NUMBERS GAME
Real estate is no different than any other business… or is it? We are often told to look at it as business. And we do. Some agents employ different business models. One of those is so called 'Numbers Game'.
The idea is simple. If you get certain number of listings, you can create the income stream that you would like. So, the more listings you get the better…. Better for the agent? Better for the client?
I see it especially with short sales. The agent used his contacts and got several properties, and listed them as short sale.
302 Howard St W Hagerstown Md - 06:54 PM
302 Howard St W
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740
Investors, Beautiful 2 unit property, owner has done all the work for you, units in excellent condition, second floor unit just remodel, ceramic title in kitchen and bathroom owner pay for water and sewer, building can be converted to one unit if desire, rear back of property is fenced, live in one and rent the other, many possibilities.
For more information please contact Roberto Gonzalez at 301-991-0207 www.RobertosHomes.com
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Aliso Viejo 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo for Sale $320,000 - 10:11 AM
Quail Valley Approved Short Sale Big 4 Bedroom + Loft Home - 10:13 AM
Riverside 2 Homes on 1.3 Acres Horse Property - 10:15 AM
FRANKLIN NC REAL ESTATE 264 CHRISTY DRIVE - 11:41 AM
FRANKLIN NC REAL ESTATE 264 CHRISTY DRIVE
Is it seclusion but NOT remoteness that you want? Then this is it! This home is tucked away in the exclusive Fulcher Vistas area of Clark's Chapel and has EVERYTHING you could want and more! Awesome winter view (could be year round view with trim) and end of road privacy. Dynamic vaulted ceilings accented with rustic wood beams! The home has many windows that bring in natural lighting, and a large covered deck for those sitting days, plenty of storage, hardwood floors, a carport and awesome loft! Landscaped to perfection ! Best of all, this home is perfect for
World's Largest Chicken Barbecue !!! - 03:06 AM
Today in Lancaster,PA., the Sertoma Club of Lancaster will hold it's 57th annual Chicken Barbecue ! It will be held at Long's Park, 1441 Harrisburg Pike ,Lancaster from 10am to 6pm.. It is known as the world's largest chicken barbecue serving over 31,000 chicken dinners in a single day ! Over the past 56 years, the Sertoma Club has used this event to contribute several million dollars to the Lancaster community. Long's Park is centrally located in Lancaster Co., right off of historic Rt. 30 . It has a petting zoo,playgrounds, and a lake. Music and various entertainment will be
PA.'s Broker's Fee Agreement - 02:46 PM
In PA., the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors(PAR) have given us a great tool to work with For Sale By Owners. It's called the Broker's Fee Agreement(BFA). It allows us to negotiate with FSBOs to show their property with complete assurance of having a commission agreement that relieves our Buyer client from paying our Brokerage fee. It clearly states that it is a commission agreement and does not create a business (agency)relationship thus avoiding the unfortunate practice of dud dual agency !
Many times a FSBO's primary motivation to sell unrepresented is to save money. By working directly with Buyer agents
What are my responsibilities as a Team Leader/CEO ??? - 03:09 PM
Many times I hear agents at the classes I instruct talk about wanting to start a team. As I dig deeper to understand their motivation, I get all kinds of reasons why they want a team. Unfortunately some see it merely as a way to make more money , through the efforts of others. They are mainly concerned with finding more horses to pull the wagon(lighten the financial load). But is this really what a team is about ? In order to be an effective team leader or CEO you have to understand all the crucial components of a team:
You Have Exactly the Sales Staff You Deserve !!!!!! - 03:43 PM
Is that statement a complement or an annoying insult ? For years we have known that Recruiting is the "lifeblood" of any real estate organization ! But we get busy in the day to day issues of running our business and trying to make a profit ! We glance around our office or agent phone rosters and delude ourselves into believing we're almost at capacity(no room at the inn).
Many an office in 2010 have allowed themselves to become over run with uncommitted sales agents! Yes these are mere bodies taking up space with very low Per Person Production(P.P.P.)
Don't Lose Your San Diego, California Home Buyer Tax Credit - 12:48 AM
If you are buying a San Diego home and are planning to take advantage of the California home buyer tax credit of up to $10,000, don't forget to apply for the credit immediately after you close escrow.
The Franchise Tax Board requires an application for the credit to be faxed within 2 weeks of closing escrow. The available tax credits are given on a first-come first-served basis, so the sooner you get the application in, the better. There is a limited amount of money that California has allocated to this program, and once the funds are gone, you can no longer
Beautiful Scripps Ranch Home in Quiet Neighborhood For Sale - 11:28 PM
Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part Two...REPAIRS - 06:06 PM
Sellers and Realtors: Staging Education, Part Two, Repairs
Part of my role as a professional home stager is to educate Home Sellers and Real Estate Agents about the realities of Home Staging. Watching home staging programs on TV frequently misleads viewers and does not often impart the details of how a professional stager works and how the staging process plays out.
In the Fresno, Clovis and Madera foothill and mountain communities the housing market remains a very strong Buyers market. I have heard many stories of buyers getting homes for 40-50% of the value that was established for them 2-3 years ago. Many sellers are
Should I call 911? - 06:55 AM
It was a quiet residential street in Kew Garden Hills/Flushing, there would not be many walking traffic normally.
If you saw more than 20 people gathering on the street, yelling, pushing each other, would you call 911?
After one or two minutes, cars stopped and they still didn't move. I didn't want bad thing happened before it was too late, so I called 911.
After few minutes they left liked nothing happened.
But that is not the end of my story. The worst thing happened was no police ever showed up. After the Crowd left, I
Going Bi-Coastal:A Long Island Realtor in Sacramento - 06:23 AM
I'm visiting Sacramento, California for a law school graduation and wow, what a beautiful city. There seems to be a lot of commercial construction around the Capitol area, the Napa Valley area is gorgeous, and Monday I'm off to San Francisco.
With the relatively affordable prices of real estate and the great colleges, this would be a great place to live. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a New York guy, but California is really working on me. Maybe I'll go Bi-Coastal ?
A wise person (must have been a Realtor) once said we are shaped by the people we meet,
Uniondale, New York Real Estate Trends - 08:57 AM
Uniondale, New York Real Estate Trends
Uniondale, New York 11553
The Uniondale, New York Real Estate Trends report covers Uniondale New York real estate that is available for sale and homes that have closed over the 12 month period ended May 14th, 2010.
The hamlet of Uniondale is located in The Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, Long Island. Uniondale is the home of the NHL's New York Islanders who play at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It is also the home of Museum Row, the Reckson Center Cradle of Aviation, and the Long Island Children's Museum.
Saint Albans, New York Real Estate Trends - 10:13 AM
Saint Albans, New York Real Estate Trends
Saint Albans, New York 11412
The Saint Albans, New York Real Estate Trends report covers Saint Albans New York real estate that is available for sale and homes that have closed over the 12 month period ended May 14th, 2010.
The residential community of Saint Albans is located in the southeastern part of the Borough of Queens in New York City, NY. Saint Albans was part of a land grant to Dutch settlers from New Netherlands given by Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1655.
Saint Albans New York Homes for Sale
Rocky Hill 2010 Maximum FHA Mortgage - 08:25 PM
What is the Maximum FHA Mortgage Loan in Rocky Hill:
The maximum FHA Mortgage Loans is different for each county and also for a 1, 2, 3 or 4 family/unit house. So here are the current maximum FHA Mortgage Loan limits for Rocky Hill:
Single Family Home $440,000 Two Unit Home $563,250 Three Unit Home $680,850 Four Unit Home $846,150
The loan limits are similar in Middlesex and Tolland County. They are lower in Litchfield, New London, New Haven and Windham Counties. The loan limits are higher in Fairfield County.
What is an FHA Mortgage?
An FHA Mortgage loan is a loan
RIVERFRONT HOMES FOR SALE, SEBASTIAN FLORIDA, LIVING ON THE WATER - 08:45 PM
RIVERFRONT HOME FOR SALE, SEBASTIAN FLORIDA, LIVING ON THE WATER
SEBASTIAN FLORDA offers some wonderful riverfront homes.....
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR SEBASTIAN RIVERFRONT HOMES HERE! (Click on the link above to view available homes)
RIVERFRONT HOMES FOR SALE, SEBASTIAN FLORIDA, LIVING ON THE WATER
Bank Owned * Gulf Access Pool Homes in Cape Coral Florida ! - 08:53 AM
Here is an example of a bank owned gulf access pool home in Cape Coral Florida for under $190,000
I was out yesterday showing gulf access pool homes in cape Coral Florida from 160,000 to 200,000 price range and thought I would share a couple pictures of a home we looked at. This one was little under 1,800 sq. ft. with 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a brand new Kitchen !
You can email me today for a complete list of waterfront homes including bank own by clicking here
I look forward to talking to you
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