real estate: How to Profit in Buying Foreclosure and Short Sale Property in Boise Idaho - 11/10/10 03:27 PM
Profiting in Pre-Foreclosures  
The best place to find the deepest discounts in real estate is purchasing properties in the Pre- Foreclosure stage. The Pre-Foreclosure period begins when the homeowner first misses a payment and continues through to the time that the house goes to auction. Included in the timeframe, is the point at which the lender makes public their intentions on foreclosing on the homeowners.  
In many cases, the best opportunities you find occur after the lender has started the foreclosure process. This is usually after the homeowner has missed at least three consecutive monthly payments. Feel free to call me for more information.  To search … (0 comments)

As if mortgage fraud was not bad enough, this market brings a whole new host of problems.  Real Estate Scam Artists are luring already hurting homeowners into all sorts of murky waters.  Use caution and keep a watchful eye on those claiming they can save a home from foreclosure.  If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is!
Agents, you should beware of the "slick crooks" looking to use you and your services as a middleman to lure Sellers to their trap.  The savvy cons will pose as an "Investor" or "Buyer" and use you to locate their … (2 comments)

real estate: Virtual vs Brick & Mortar - Let the DEBATE begin or continue! - 05/10/09 04:20 PM
Ok... I really need your help!  My wife and I have been apart of both models, virtual (Connect Realty) - Brick & Mortar (RE/MAX), currently independent or boutique... hugh, maybe I'm not sure of the current model we co-founded.
Anyway, I have been apart of both and have read or frankly been involved myself in some debates … (0 comments)

real estate: Should agents represent themselves in the Short Sale of their own home? - 05/07/09 07:50 AM
A week or so ago I received a couple of great questions from one of our readers.  That led to further reader questions and interest on our experience and advice in representing yourself in the Short Sale of your own home.  I have included the readers original comment below... because I type so slow.  
"I have been reading all your info on short sales and I find it very helpful.  I have never sold a short sale because I have been told by several seasoned agents and brokers to stay away from them if you can.  But I am faced with selling … (66 comments)

real estate: Another Short Sale Secret Revealed! - 07/09/08 04:21 PM
Are you having trouble getting a hold of the banks Loss Mitigators?  Here is another great Short Sale secret revealed, most bank offices are now open 7 days a week.  Try calling them on Saturday or Sunday, don't be surprised if they pick up the phone or even call you back during the weekend.
Although, the best way to communicate is via email... that way you have a written log for your records, your clients and the selling agent as a record of your communication with the bank. 
TIP:  Purchase an email confirmation software such as  This is much more complex than your outlook read receipt and has … (8 comments)

real estate: Another Short Sale Secret Revealed! - 07/06/08 03:30 AM
We all want to increase our listing exposure, especially our Short Sale exposure.  Many real estate professionals openly omit to not showing Short Sales.  Why is this?  Is it because they do not want to waste their clients time with an offer that may never close.  Although that is probably the #2 reason they avoid Short Sales, it is not the #1.
If you want to increase your exposure and close success rate... GUARANTEE the Selling Agents commission.  I know you think I have completely lost my mind... and I apologize if you just choked on your morning coffee.  I know … (5 comments)

real estate: Top 5 Secrets to closing Short Sales - 06/28/08 10:27 AM
We are going to reveal what our experience tells us are the Top 5 Secrets to closing Short Sales.  Before providing these secrets I want the readers to understand that this will help you... but in no way is the solution to your Short Sale "whoos".
The real solution to "Getting Paid in a Short Sale" which is an upcoming post on why you should refer your Short Sales to a Short Sale Pro.

real estate: The Formula for Pricing Short Sale Properties. - 06/26/08 06:03 PM
I would like to thank all of you for the great feedback.  I will now reveal the simple formula for pricing Short Sale Properties.
By the way we have a winner... or close.  Eric Reid from Lawrenceville GA with Renaissance Realty Group is pretty close.  Please join our group if you haven't already.  If anyone has a Short Sale that you need help with in GA or a referral I'm confident from his response you would be in good hands with Mr. Reid. 
What you do not want to do with a Short Sale is price it to high and risk sending your clients home … (14 comments)

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