Shiny Object Syndrome

  If you haven’t already noticed, there are a ton of Facebook groups out there. In fact, I am probably in about over twenty of them myself. There’s Facebook Mastermind, Facebook Lead Generation, Facebook Expired, Facebook What Should I Spend My Money On, all these real estate groups that are geared toward giving information to…

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The Magic Pill of Real Estate

  Alice went down the rabbit hole to Wonderland and found herself in any number of predicaments and situations where some magical food seemed to always hit the spot and send her off onto the next crazy scene. This isn’t far from how people have come to view life. Wherever we may find ourselves, we…

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Web Addresses Tells Your Story

  You’d be hard pressed to find, especially these days, a company that does not have a website. If you don’t have a website, well, you are really placing your business in a tiny pigeonhole. You need to provide a website that represents who you are and what you do; an Internet based presence has…

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Forced Registration: Good or Bad?

  On a recent scroll through my Facebook feed, I came across a disgruntled post about forced registration. They made a comment along the lines of “no thanks, nothing to see here, moving along” and it made me stop and think: Is a business really expected to provide a website that cost them money to…

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Is Social Media a False Positive?

  There are two schools of thought here… If you are not using Facebook and Twitter to GROW your business, and you keep pushing your real estate message on the same 100 or so friends that you have, then you are most likely not getting your message across effectively because the same people/friends are sick…

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4 Dangers in Flipping Real Estate

4 Dangers in Flipping Real Estate

  If you have recently purchased some real estate for investment purposes, you are in good company. Recent reports suggest that as many as 25% of these purchases are made by those who plan on using the property for investment purposes only. If you hope to “flip” the property there are 4 things you must…

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Under Appraised

Under Appraised

  When putting an offer on a house that is priced above market value or on a house that may not appraise, it is unnecessary to put in writing the condition in the offer stating, “based on satisfactory home appraisal.” The caveat is not useful in this case in the least, because if the home…

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Why So Much Paperwork?

  Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and…

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Another Home Sold

  Looking around on the Internet, Facebook, and other social networking sites, I seem to stumble across my peers and my colleagues whether by their advertisements or posts where the real estate agents boast, “Another home sold by ABC Real Estate!” It’s as though they are pointing at it to say that this is the…

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