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Real Estate Potential - 05/31/07 05:54 AM
A Man With a Plan... but Will It Work? By Michael Masterson DB, a two-year ETR subscriber, is a 27-year-old, three-year employee of a Fortune 500 financial services company. The work is fine, he says, but he has a desire to "crack into real estate." In the past year, while keeping his day job, DB took classes and acquired a real estate license. DB also signed on "with a major real estate brokerage as a referral associate." His idea is to use the referral associate program to learn the business and then branch out on his own. He says he doesn't have access to (0 comments)
Key Business Start-up Factors - 05/29/07 06:10 AM
"All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws." - Voltaire 5 Key Points to Consider Before Incorporating Your Business By Darius M. Barazandeh Whether you're a real estate investor, an independent contractor, or a small-business owner, you may want to consider establishing a corporation, a limited partnership, or a limited liability company (LLC). These entities are designed to make your business less risky and more financially rewarding. An LLC, for example, can provide its owners with personal liability protection. But many people believe they can create an LLC - or file a corporate charter with the state (0 comments)
Company Expectations and Cutting My Learning Curve - 05/27/07 11:24 AM
Being a self employed licensed agent in the state of michigan has all the freedoms a "sky is the limit" attitude could ask for. I am naturally an early riser so I am always ahead of the majority and running even with the local competiton. Being a buyers agent for Michigans Premier real estate investors is no easy task. Starting off in business as a licensed agent is daunting enough. But with the many years of buying and the confidence of having the buying power backing my negotiations it is my best source to advance rapidly in the business. However, being a (0 comments)
Make real estate your passion - 05/24/07 09:06 PM
Many people categorize passion with objects such as companionship, love or even righteousness. Well I happen to be passionate about real estate. I have heredetary work-a-holic within my family. My father still is one, my grandfather was one and my great grandfather was even more of one. So half days are the norm for me. I am a work-a-holic, but I am very passionate about what I do. I cant get here early enough and it takes phone calls from my son to get me away from structuring my business, analyzing my days productivity and generally helping people (maybe TOO much of (0 comments)
Time Managment - 05/24/07 06:06 AM
Thers is no doubt that becoming a professional in the real estate businesses takes strategy, teamwork, structure and a strong discipline of time managment. Most people who have been in the business over a decade seem to look at real estate as a full time hobby not a career. Finding your niche within this market can be spanned across many preferences but once found systems need to be in place that put your day on autopilot and free up your time. The money in return is very rewarding but the real return real estate has to offer is your return on (0 comments)
Retail/Wholesale - 05/19/07 09:43 AM
With the amount of retail buyers looking to get great value in todays home purchase, many retail buyers prepare to get involved with bank owned properties and get financing in order to pounce the day a move in ready foreclosure hits the market. Working wtih retail buyers who look to capitalize on todays buyers market is a great way to earn refferal retail business, only if you can totally separate the emotion when going into a home purchase.Investors buy with the end result in first consideration. Most retail market buyers cannot put off Dream Home ownership until the turn off the market. If (0 comments)
Ability To Do Business - 05/15/07 08:41 PM
Being an agent who submits 5-20 offers on a weekly basis I am just antagonized at the amount of effort I have to put forth to find a deals current standing or to see if it was even submitted. With banks losing homes in record numbers and agents looking to get easy commissions, agents need to be in contact with me and my team of professionals to get deals done. We pay cash and close within 14 days of acceptance, so any die hard go getter agents looking to make it big in the REO world, be in contact with our team and (2 comments)
Those Guys On TV - 05/12/07 10:09 PM
I am enjoying the free marketing those guys are doing for us down in South Carolina at Trademark Properties. While talking to clients who view our homes, they see what the REIA of Macomb Team puts in to each renovation and responds back with comments such as "Just like those guys who do it on tv" and " Do you have a camera crew that follows you around". We help provide realistic options to allow all interested families and individuals the rewards of home ownership. We are aggressive in our negotiations to help future homeowners capitalize on todays buyers market. We even locate, negotiate (0 comments)
Pro-Active Offers - 05/12/07 09:25 AM
A couple weeks ago I attended a meeting and observed new tactics to getting more offers accepted whether they be private or REO homes. Upon taking this knowledge into application over the next week or so I noticed a direct correlation of falling perfectly within the guidelines and the banks countering back over what the home is currently listed at. Now this advice came from some of the biggest REO agents in our marketplace. So I would be thinking that even though these agents dont need my deal to survive, they would be entertaining thier asset managers to the thought of accepting (0 comments)
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