10 things you do to sell more winter real estate

November 27, 2014

Take advantage of the housing shortage Less inventory on the market plus demand from motivated buyers turns into to a maximum profit for sellers. Parse expired and withdrawn listings Search the MLS for homes that didn’t sell, investigate why, if the home was inappropriately priced at the time, the seller might be open to adjusting […]


Home Warranty or Home Insurance?

November 6, 2014

Bottom line? You need both: home warranties and home insurance policies fill separate needs.Here’s a guide to the two types of coverage that can help with your home repairs. Similarities Home warranty and a home insurance policy can help replace or repair a part of your home or its contents. Warranties and home insurance policies […]


Leadership is Real Estate

October 15, 2014

Leadership and real estate are like vanilla ice cream on oven kissed peach cobbler. #PerFecTion To be in real estate you already have leadership coursing through you, and to build on the natural talent you already exhibit, there is no better guide to start with than Admiral Hyman Rickover. Who? In short, Rickover was born […]


Title Companies? Owner’s Insurance?

October 8, 2014

Title companies ensure a piece of real estate is legitimate and then issues title insurance for that property, title companies often maintain escrow accounts. What is title insurance? Title insurance protects the lender/owner against lawsuits/claims against the property that may result from disputes over the title. What is an escrow account? Escrow accounts contain all […]


Self-employment ? Can you get a Mortgage?

October 1, 2014

You already know that it may be a harder for you to get a mortgage loan than for someone who works at a big company. However, it is not impossible; Self employed borrowers use net income for DTI (Debt to Income ratio). Salaried borrowers use gross income for assessing DTI. This guide shows you what […]


Classifying Real Estate Leads

September 17, 2014

How do you know if a real estate lead is cold, warm or hot? Categorizing your real estate leads allows you to properly manage the hot, warm and cold leads. There’s nothing wrong with working cold leads. You definitely should! as the icy leads eventually turn into a lead simply on fire. Understanding early in […]


What is a SOI?

September 10, 2014

SOI = sphere of influence It’s every single connection we have with: family, friends, school/college friends, previous business associates, softball/soccer/running buddies, etc. Since you have an existing “connection” with your SOI, you can save time and effort in potentially securing business from them. Take advantage of your SOI let them know you are in real […]


Mortgage Pre-Approval

September 3, 2014

What is Mortgage Pre-approval? In the mortgage industry there are several different definitions of "pre-approval". Generally a pre-approval is a written statement from a lender stating the lender has made a preliminary determination (pre-approval) that a borrower (you) would qualify for a “particular loan amount” under that specific lender's guidelines. The preliminary determination and particular […]


What is Social Impact Investing?

August 13, 2014

Social Impact Investing, What does that have to do with real estate? All healthy neighborhoods have three vital elements: healthy people, a healthy economy with opportunities for all, and a healthy environment. Investing is becoming proactive and getting very personal. Investors used to focus on socially responsible investing, through screened indices and mutual funds. Now […]


What, Who and How : Property Wholesalers

August 6, 2014

What makes a good or bad property wholesaler? What is ahead for the wholesaling industry? What Do Real Estate Wholesalers Really Do? Just like every industry ever, wholesaling is all about buying low and selling at a discounted price. Popular business model? Costco. Property wholesalers focus on acquiring and contracting to buy homes and many […]