Real Estate

Why Your Real Estate Firm is Losing Out…

Your real estate firm is “losing out…”   Now that is a bold statement to make…or is it? According to Entrepreneur Weekly, Small Business Center, Bradley University, University of Tennessee Research has a report dated January of 2014 that defines the success rate for real estate firms still operational after 4 years. They report that…

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Three Keys to Developing an Empowering Real Estate Marketing Plan

Real Estate agents understand the importance of formulating a marketing plan for success, but how many clearly understand how to create one?  How many real estate agents understand the niche they wish to target?  How many real estate agents understand the importance of developing a 90-day, 6 month, 1 year, & 5 year plan with…

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Is Your Real Estate Marketing Really “Out on a Limb”?

Most real estate brokers do not understand the importance of a properly developed and actionable marketing plan, nor do they market themselves in a profitable fashion.  There has long been a theory, (probably quite accurate) that 5% of real estate agents make 95% of the income.  Which percentage do you see yourself being a part…

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Developers Must Create Unique Financing Strategies

With the housing market showing signs of increasing strength, small to medium builders are having challenges getting construction financing from smaller regional banks due to regulatory changes in the Frank – Dodd bill that passed through congress.  Now, more than ever, we need to be creative and develop alternative forms of financing to help move…

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Why Google Plus Can Empower Your Real Estate Business

Google Plus can transform and empower your real estate business to a new level of success.  It is that simple.  Over the next few articles we will show you through a broad stroke view, some basic principles of how to empower your real estate business through authentic engagement on Google Plus. Recently, I attended a…

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Home Ownership is Still a Good Thing

Until recently, home ownership has been a key part of the American dream. Lately, some media outlets, academics and others have questioned this concept. I am going to propose to you some reasons why I fee that home ownership is still valuable: Home ownership is similar to the family unit.  The family unit builds relationships. …

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First Time Home-buyer Tax Credit Extended…It is Official!

The Senate voted on Wednesday of last week to extend the $8000 Tax Credit for first time home-buyers through the first 6 months of next year as part of a broader bill to extend unemployment benefits. For the first time, the tax credit program will also extend to homeowners who currently own a home and…

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Housing Rebound?…Or Are We Headed For A Double-Dip Recession?

* Nouriel Roubini: “A sustained rebound in housing demand is vital for bringing down elevated levels of housing inventories and stabilizing prices. With housing affordability at an all-time high, buyers are responding positively to falling prices, historically low rates on mortgages and a US$8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers.  Still, home sales and purchase…

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