broker: The American Business Mantra – Do More with Less - 06/07/12 07:36 AM
Feeling tired and overworked? According to a study by the National Sleep Foundation, the average employed American works a 46-hour workweek and 38% of the respondents worked more than 50 hours per week. 
You may be surprised to learn that this contributes to commercial tenants paying far too much when they renew their leases. This can happen when renewing a lease becomes a ‘check box’ item on a To Do list without leaving adequate time to consider the most important negotiating factors.
Being overworked and having too little time are not the only reasons tenants can overpay when renewing their … (2 comments)

broker: What's Your Real Estate Agent's Specialty? Should You Care? - 11/18/11 03:14 AM
Several years ago I was talking to a friend and mentioned that I had sold my house as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO).  He was surprised that it was possible to buy or sell a house without a residential real estate agent.  I was shocked that he didn't know he could trade real estate without a broker - however ill-advised that might be.
Brokers can only negotiate the sale or purchase of a house, right?  Aren't they all the same since they have access to the MLS?  Even though I've been in the real estate business for over 27 years … (1 comments)

broker: Professionals instead of Parasites....Please! - 10/03/11 11:22 AM
A strange thing happened to me today. But first a little background. 
I received a call on Friday from a woman starting a new business. She had been working with an agent at a reputable company, but she wasn't confident that the agent was experienced enough to negotiate the lease document itself. She spent a long time on the phone with me asking questions and getting advice which I was happy to give. 
But then she asked me if I would review the lease document for her for an hourly fee. That I could not do, of course. I told her … (34 comments)

broker: Broker and Salesperson Education Requirements Increasing - 09/12/11 04:01 AM
"Once I have mine, I want to make it more difficult for others to get theirs." That seems to be the mantra of most professional licensees and holders of professional designations. It makes sense. Those who have put in the effort and education to earn a license or designation want to increase the prestige of that by making it more difficult for others to achieve. This has the added benefit of making it more exclusive. 
The Texas Real Estate Commission  (TREC) has passed new regulations which do just this. In a press release dated September 9, 2011, TREC will require two … (3 comments)

broker: Top Tips for Negotiating Commercial Leases - #10 Engage an Attorney - 03/09/11 06:31 AM
You wouldn't go to court without an attorney, but you are likely to end up in court a lot faster if you don't engage an attorney when drafting legal documents. More importantly, if you don't use an attorney when negotiating the lease language, your lease will be one-sided and heavily weighted to the landlord's advantage.
Leases are generally written by landlords and you have to use the landlord's form or they won't lease you the space. Only in rare situations with extremely large companies will landlord's agree to use a lease form of the tenant's chosing.
So engage an attorney … (0 comments)

broker: What is Your Real Estate Agent's Specialty? Should you Care? - 10/08/07 03:23 AM
Several years ago I was talking to a friend and mentioned that I had sold my house as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO).  He was surprised that it was possible to buy or sell a house without a residential real estate agent.  I was shocked that he didn't know he could trade real estate without a broker - however ill-advised that might be.
Brokers can only negotiate the sale or purchase of a house, right?  Aren't they all the same since they have access to the MLS?  Even though I've been in the real estate business for 23 years now, … (1 comments)

 
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