Top Five Brokerage Deal Killers

I was on a recent real estate M&A’s panel discussing the usual stuff like, how’s the market; what to look for in deals; what are the pricing multiples today, etc., when someone asked a refreshing question: “What are the top deal killers?” Price and terms are usually the first thing out of someone’s mouth when

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Is it Possible to Buy a Contingent House?

Is Buying a Contingent Home Possible? It can take a long time to find your perfect home, but just when you think your search is over, you might discover that it is listed as a contingent house. So can you still offer on a contingent home, or have you missed the chance to buy your

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Second Mortgage | 5 Important Facts to Know About

If you find you need a source of extra income, the equity you have in your home could be the solution. A second mortgage will release some of the money you’ve put into your home when you need it the most, but there are some negatives to consider. There are some common mortgage questions to

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How to develop a valuation for your real estate brokerage?

I am often asked, “what is the multiple for valuing my company?” Most are generally surprised and somewhat annoyed when I respond simply with — “it depends.” There are numerous factors that impact value, no single, simple and accurate multiple is applicable. Even within the same market, comparable brokerages may vary greatly in value. Multiples

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Luxury Real Estate Agent Jaime Brown Explains Why The Reimagined Stovall House Revives More Than Bayshore’s Architectural History

The Stovall House is being transitioned from a dusty historic residence to a lively modern-day social club. But the transformation revives much more than iconic architecture; it also marks the emergence of Tampa as a mecca for community innovation.  The gorgeous Gulf Coast city of Tampa continues to rank as one of the leading cities

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Will COVID-19 kill the handshake for good?

Shaking hands has been customary in business meetings for as long as we can remember, but some experts believe the tradition could soon die out as a result of COVID-19. In 2019, a study published in the Journal of Personality of Social Psychology concluded that handshakes are perceived as an intent to cooperate, and lead

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Kevin Hobbs, Toronto executive, comments: intersection of real estate and blockchain tech

You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that has not been influenced by technology. Cryptocurrencies have made a strong impact on payments, ICOs are challenging stock investing and even real estate is being disrupted by the use of blockchain technology. From the way property owners receive rent payments to the way blockchain can provide an

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How will no-deal Brexit impact the Proptech market?

As we loom at the tipping point of the Brexit saga, the economic consequences of which are still not fully apparent, the sector at the intersection of London’s tech scene and property market may have some unexpected gains.  London is Europe’s leading city for Proptech in terms of adoption and the city, with a historically

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On Crete – Success and Profit Follows Smartness and Boldness

SeaScape Luxury Residences will be expanding for 2019 owing to the successes of 2018 in a competitive Greek market of luxury accommodations.

Maine and the Delicate Sustainabile Developmental Situation

Twenty years ago the primeval forests of Maine were endangered by investors aiming for short-term wins. Today, these same forests are once again in danger.

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