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Investing
Posted
May 23, 2024

Exploring the Profitability of Tiny Home and Shipping Container Home Rentals

HGTV has or previously had at least 8 shows on air about tiny homes. In the last decade the obsession with tiny homes has grown exponentially and has been hailed as a cheaper option to address affordable housing concerts through minimal space and a budget that is a whopping 87% less than the national average for a home.

Investing
Posted
May 15, 2024

10 Things to Know Before Investing in a Condo

In major cities, investing in a condo can be seemingly attractive, especially those that are located in high-rise buildings and prime-time locations in metro cities. For investors, having an asset that has a remarkable view and located in areas that are popular and convenient is a perfect recipe for a short term rental property.

Brokerage
Posted
April 25, 2024

How Secure is Your Rental Agreement? 5 Leasing Contract Loopholes to Avoid!

Rental agreements were created to outline legal expectations from both sides of the contract. It is a written document that specifically states what a tenant should expect from their landlord, as well as what can be expected of them while living as a resident in the rental space.

Property Management
Posted
April 12, 2024

The #1 Misconception About Property Management Companies And The Truth

In the time of social media, fact checkers are having a battle in identifying and correcting the sums of misinformation that run rampant on the web. No industry or topic is exempt from a tale or two parading as truth. In fact, real estate is one of the most heavily discussed and misconstrued topics on the net.

Property Management
Posted
March 27, 2024

Squatters Are An Issue - Here’s How To Prevent It

Squatters are a growing problem nationwide. It is when a person, other than the owner or an authorized occupant, takes up residence in a home. This action was typically common among obviously abandoned homes but has become a burdening problem for even the most lavish of neighborhoods.

Investing
Posted
October 19, 2023

Navigating A Slow Market: The Impact On Real Estate Investors And The Value Of A Realtor

Quarter four has begun. It's time to run inventory on goals, set new goals, and take account of the current state of the market. The real estate market runs in cycles and if it didn't, the market would be one-sided and potentially lead to larger concerns. A season of rapid growth is often followed by a slower period, similar to the current state of the market.

Investing
Posted
June 15, 2023

Understanding Buyer Psychology: Tactics for Maximizing Income in Real Estate Sales

The real estate market is powered by buying and selling. Regardless of the side of the table, you may find yourself in a transaction, the goal is to always maximize your position. This post will specifically look at the seller’s side, however, considering the importance of understanding the buyers in the transaction, knowing how to use historical data to your advantage and the benefits of partnering with market experts.

Investing
Posted
April 13, 2023

The Top Emerging Real Estate Markets: Why Now is the Time to Invest

How often do you hear, ‘The market is unpredictable’? Probably more times than you can count. It’s true, and it's partly why emerging markets can vary from one quarter to the next. But, staying abreast of the market is key to keeping up with the trends.

Investing
Posted
December 23, 2022

3 Real Estate Investing Resolutions for the New Year

As the new year approaches, many people reconsider their investing strategies. Whether you're just starting real estate investing or expanding an existing real estate business, you may wonder what to do or change in 2023.

Investing
Posted
December 23, 2022

Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

Time is something most of us wish we had more of - time off from work, time to relax, time to be with loved ones, time to travel, and time to pursue hobbies or creative interests. One survey found that 80 percent of adults wish to spend more time with friends or family. But work or other obligations often get in the way, leading to "time scarcity," which usually decreases happiness.

Property Management
Posted
April 12, 2024

The #1 Misconception About Property Management Companies And The Truth

In the time of social media, fact checkers are having a battle in identifying and correcting the sums of misinformation that run rampant on the web. No industry or topic is exempt from a tale or two parading as truth. In fact, real estate is one of the most heavily discussed and misconstrued topics on the net.

Property Management
Posted
March 27, 2024

Squatters Are An Issue - Here’s How To Prevent It

Squatters are a growing problem nationwide. It is when a person, other than the owner or an authorized occupant, takes up residence in a home. This action was typically common among obviously abandoned homes but has become a burdening problem for even the most lavish of neighborhoods.

Property Management
Posted
November 6, 2023

How Property Management Companies Can Help You Navigate the Evolving Landscape of Rental Laws and Regulations

The rental market is constantly evolving, with new laws and regulations being enacted to protect both landlords and tenants. Staying informed and compliant with these changes can be a daunting task for property owners and landlords. This is where property management companies can make a significant difference. Property management companies offer a wide range of services that can significantly simplify the property ownership and rental management process.

Property Management
Posted
October 5, 2023

Navigating The Evolving Landscape Of Rental Laws And Regulations: How Can Property Management Companies Help?

Maneuvering the real estate terrain can be tricky for investors, especially multi-site investors who have operating assets in multiple states. The laws can differ from one state to another, along with the specific county ordinances and regulations. In these cases, it's the best interest of the investor to be aware and operate within the respective laws and regulations to avoid any compliance challenges.

Property Management
Posted
August 24, 2023

The Economic Impact of Rental Vacancy: Strategic Solutions for Property Management

Rental vacancy is a critical issue that affects both property owners and the broader economy. The economic impact caused by rental vacancy can be substantial, leading to financial losses for property owners, reduced tax revenues for local governments, and decreased economic activity in communities. This essay aims to explore the economic consequences of rental vacancy and propose strategic solutions that property management can employ to combat vacancy loss.

Construction
Posted
March 13, 2024

How To Choose The Right Contractor For Home Renovation

Home renovations and new construction properties share one very important element - they require a well-structured and organized contractor. Depending on the size of the job, it could possibly require multiple contractors.

Construction
Posted
November 26, 2023

Navigating the Complexities of Investing in New Construction Affordable Housing Communities

Real estate is a huge industry for a multitude of reasons. The most dynamic is because it's literally the business of shelter, one of the most important aspects of life. So understandably the industry that provides housing, something that everyone desires to be invested in, is a hard-hitting money maker.

Construction
Posted
August 10, 2023

Post-Construction Profitability: Managing And Leveraging Completed Projects

Have you ever heard the phrase (or something similar): Real estate is a long game? If not, we will explain the meaning. Think of real estate as a plant. You research the types of seeds you would like to plant, prepare the soil (whether it's directly into the ground or a pot), plant, water, and feed. Even if you have never personally planted a seed, you can attest to the fact, that it will not sprout by the next morning, and you may spend quite some time nurturing the seed before anything happens, but still, you trust the process and when it finally sprouts, it may seem like it was overnight, but you know first hand the work it took.

Construction
Posted
July 12, 2023

New Construction vs. Resale: Which Provides A Better Profit Potential?

Real estate investing has the potential to be a wealthy venture. Whether you are looking for a long-term or short-term earning opportunity, it’s there. It’s also one of the oldest and most proven avenues for building generational wealth, both short and long-term, making it obvious as to why.

Construction
Posted
March 21, 2023

Maximize Your Real Estate This Spring With Onsite Maintenance

As we transition into warmer days and shorter nights, spring is the perfect time to take inventory of the 'things to get done' around your property. Winter storms are behind you, and right before the rainy season and high temps come in, there are a few maintenance concerns that can be handled to keep your property in tip-top condition, preventing further problems and maintaining tenant satisfaction.

Brokerage
Posted
April 25, 2024

How Secure is Your Rental Agreement? 5 Leasing Contract Loopholes to Avoid!

Rental agreements were created to outline legal expectations from both sides of the contract. It is a written document that specifically states what a tenant should expect from their landlord, as well as what can be expected of them while living as a resident in the rental space.

Brokerage
Posted
February 29, 2024

Cold Calling Is Challenging, Here’s How To Warm Them Up

How often do you tap into a real estate tips video or read a real estate related blog to get an answer to a question or challenge you’ve run into? For most real estate agents, the answer is likely a couple of times a week and if you are highly active, possibly multiple times daily.

Brokerage
Posted
January 1, 2024

Exploring The Most Researched Real Estate Topics in 2023

Knowledge is the fuel for a better life experience. This accounts for all areas of life, especially professionally. As you may already know, knowledge is powerful in the ever-evolving real estate space. So, it's necessary to utilize available digital and physical resources to increase industry knowledge. Whether you're a seasoned investor, a prospective homebuyer, or a curious enthusiast, staying abreast of real estate topics is crucial. As we make our way into 2024 let's reflect on the past year's most researched real estate topics as many of the key themes are dominating the inquiries and discussions within the real estate sphere.

Brokerage
Posted
December 15, 2023

The Future of Commission Splits: Predictions and Adaptation Strategies

One aspect that plays a pivotal role in an agent's financial success is commission splits. When partnering with a new brokerage, one of the more significant questions is: What is the commission structure? This is an essential question, but it is often discussed in a rather hushed manner. It is also important to remember that the structure can vary from one brokerage to the next, based on performance or similar.

Brokerage
Posted
September 22, 2023

Enhancing Negotiation Skills for High-Value Transactions in Real Estate

Salespeople get a tough rep for a specific skill that their very business is built on: negotiation. It's often viewed by the consumer as haggling. The two are very different. Haggling is more the insistent act of bargaining for the sole purpose of price. Negotiations on the other hand create value through communications. The goal is to reach a conclusion that delivers a result beneficial to all parties.