Archives for July 2012

Tips for Building Your Brand New Real Estate Business



Buying investment property isn’t rocket science, but when you are just getting started it can seem overwhelming. It’s hard to know just where to start. There are definitely some tried and true things you can do that will help ensure your success. Here are a few tips to get you started.

5 Styles of Chicago Condos



If you are house hunting in Chicago, chances are that you are looking for condos. They are easy to maintain. And you only have to look after the interiors of your condo. But before you start looking for condos, you need to identify which kind of condo is best for you.

Getting the Most Out of Website Content



Now that we’ve established that content is king in terms of good search engine optimization for your website, it’s important to know how to use content to your advantage. Anyone can write a few paragraphs on their local real estate market, but to do so in a way that will benefit their page is another story altogether

Using Craigslist to Sell your Home



You can sell real estate on Craigslist.org. It is completely legal and it can be a better way of selling a property than using a real estate agent. Even if you have an agent, you can still use the power of Craigslist to promote the sale, just be sure to list your agents contact information in the ad instead of your own

Independent Foreclosure Review Extended To September 30, 2012



If you are or were a homeowner who had a foreclosure initiated, pending or completed between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010, you may be eligible for compensation or damages related to your foreclosure case IF you act to file a request for review before the September 30th 2012 deadline.

Uncertain Times Require Uncommonly Resourceful Business Strategies



There is no doubt, no equivocation – we’re living in tough economic times. Unbiased unemployment figures show that unemployment is as high as 23 percent! Our debt is in excess of our GDP – in fact, it’s more than 100% of our GDP – not a good place to be.

Is ‘Now’ Really a Great Time to Buy Real Estate?



Make no bones about it, the world economy right now has been beaten and battered. All you have to do is turn on the news for 2-3 minutes and you’ll almost certainly hear a story about a country defaulting, banks going out of business, bailouts being handed out, and the real estate market being the ugliest it’s been in many, many years…

Harness The Power of The Visual – Using Your iPad To Showcase Your Business



Now available – yet another cool app for realtors – if they use an iPad. The Portfolio App, created by KnowledgeView, offers real estate brokers an opportunity to harness the power that visuals give to their business.

Chicago.com, Inc. Offers Simplistic E-Mail Solution at a Price



I came across an interesting concept today and thought it was worth sharing. Many real estate agents today have their own website and are highly involved with web- and search-engine marketing. In fact, it isn’t uncommon anymore for some real estate professionals to even have several real estate websites in today’s tech-savvy marketplace

June Home Sales Drop Exposes Weakness In Fundamentals



In the housing sector, a drop in home sales in June is as unexpected as congress voting themselves a pay cut. It simply never happens. Traditionally June is one of the best months of the year for home sales, but the fact that June sales numbers are down after several months of increases, tends to reinforce the fact that the underlying economic fundamentals continue to weaken.