4 seller negotiation tactics that might kill the deal

It’s well know that today’s inventory-lite market has created ideal conditions for sellers to get the best possible deal on their properties, but they should not become

Top 10 Tips for Real Estate Buyers

Buying a home can be an emotionally challenging task for many people. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first home or your fifth, buying a home is a major under taking. What follows is s list of tips to make it a little easier. Find the right real estate agent. If you call on a […]

Subject to Deals – Answering Seller’s Questions

When you make a subject to existing financing offer to purchase a home, it’s important to make sure the seller understands how this type of deal works. First, the seller needs to understand that his or her mortgage is going to remain in place but you’ll be taking over the payments. You’ll also be making […]

Will The Zillow-Trulia Merger Bring Much Needed Innovation To A Stale Real Estate Industry?

The traditional real estate industry, like book publishers before them, think they are too powerful to be run over by upstarts like Zillow and Trulia. But the reality is, the internet long ago changed the playing field for the real estate brokerage industry.

What Makes A “Great” Real Estate Agent?

In response to several comments and requests I’ve had recently, I’m going to address a topic that is a big issue for real estate buyers and sellers. Specifically, what – beyond the generic answers – what makes a particular real estate agent “great” and therefore a premier choice for a buyer or seller? photo credit: […]

Skip the Prelisting Appraisal; Hire the Appraiser as a Consultant

Should a home seller get a pre-listing appraisal? Only if its usefulness is kept in context, otherwise, it’s likely to be a waste of money. As both an active certified appraiser and associate broker I always try to find why the question was asked before answering it. Many times, having an appraiser as a “consultant” is far better than having them complete just an appraisal.

IRS 1031 Exchanges Explained

One of the largest expenses real estate investors incur when they sell their properties is the capital gains tax. This is a tax on any profit you made from the sale price of the property minus the purchase price of the property, also known as your “basis” in the property.

Why Is a WDI Report Necessary?

The Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) report, which may also be referred to as the NPMA-33, is commonly ordered during a real estate transaction, and is an essential part of any prospective buyers checks to ensure that the home in question isn’t suffering from any infestation problems.

Master Suite: Make Your Lack-Luster Bedroom Buyer Ready

Certain areas of a property are more important to buyers than others. Most people want to see a spacious kitchen with good storage, an open concept floor plan for entertaining and sometimes an office or work space. But one space that is important to most any buyer is the master suite. A lackluster master can be the make-or-break room in your home.

CREC Brokers Sale of Florida Condos for $5.22 million

Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC) recently sold 79 units of the Caribbean Isles Villas Condominium in Homestead, Florida for $5.22 million.  With this sale, CREC sold 30 percent of the property’s 252 units. The condo units cover a total area of 96,000 square feet, averaging 1,200 square feet in two and three bedrooms condos. The property […]

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