Monthly Archives: February 2015

2015 Five Star New Jersey Real Estate Agent Maria Certo


5 places to find a stellar idea for your next real estate blog post
Inman.com
Writing content is for your real estate blog is great; everyone is doing it. And if you stick with it long term, it can help pick up long-tail keywords on Google and drive more traffic to your website. What everyone is not doing (yet) is writing ...

I am Joshua Hunt. My company, TRELORA, has created the first home search site that lets buyers see the commissions being offered to their real estate agents. Now, the local MLS is trying to stop us. -- Ask Me Anything!

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:32:41 +0000

My company, TRELORA, is a full-service, commission-free real estate brokerage.

Our mission is to make the home buying and selling process more transparent by allowing buyers and sellers to see exactly how much money is being allocated to agent commissions on each listing. We launched www.search.trelora.com this week and, within hours, received a cease and desist letter from the local MLS, REColorado. They are stating that the commission being offered by the seller to pay the buyer’s agent is “content developed by others” and therefore should not be visible to the buyer. We believe, because a buyer’s check at the closing table actually pays for everything (including commissions), that all buyers deserve to know where their money is really going.

I would love to answer your questions about transparency in real estate transactions, broker commissions, or a commission-free brokerage model.

I’ll begin answering questions at 7 PM Eastern, and continue for about an hour!

EDIT: Thanks for all your questions, this has been a lot of fun! If you have other questions, we are easy to find and you can call the office at any time!

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Budget & You – Investing In Real Estate #BudgetForAchheDin


$49 Million Penthouse Breaking San Francisco Real Estate Records
CBS Local
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A massive penthouse condo atop a luxury high-rise in San Francisco's South of Market is being offered for a whopping $49 million, shattering local real estate records. The Lumina high-rise project is a couple of years away from ...

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Gallup: Poor Americans think Gold is the best long term investment, other Americans think it's real estate

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:03:10 -0700

This gallup poll asks Americans "What is the best long term investment?"

That real-estate-as-top-pick view largely applies to upper-income Americans, living in households with incomes of $75,000 and over. Gallup found that 31% of those in the lower-income bracket — living on less than $30,000 — believe gold is the best investment option, followed by real estate, at 28%, and stocks, at 13%.

In between, those on incomes of $30,000 to $74,999 give gold, stocks and real estate equal billing at 26%

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/21/poor-americans-pick-gold-over-stocks-as-the-best-investment/?link=sfmw_fb

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cash management strategies for real estate investors


Bloomberg View

Real-Estate Agents Ride High Again
Bloomberg View
This is turning out to be a pretty nice time to be a residential real-estate agent. As the housing market recovers, average income has been rising faster than sales largely because there are fewer agents planting for-sale signs. It's mostly the result ...

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FAA has banned the use of drones for real estate photography

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:35:50 -0800

The ban is still in effect... and it might be for another 2 years. Currently the FAA has banned the use of drones for commercial use, which includes the use of drones to take aerial photos and videos of real estate for marketing and advertising of a listing.

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/12/24/faa-issues-drone-warning-again-real-estate?om_rid=AACu9j&om_mid=_BUmu2NB8$fm-rf&om_ntype=RMODaily

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Rumson, NJ — a Real Estate Town Docu-Mentary℠


TechCrunch

Real estate startup Opendoor is expanding
azcentral.com
In looking to expand, Opendoor, which employs three full-time and 13 part-time workers in Phoenix, searched for markets with 10,000 or more real estate transactions annually , Wu said. The company also looked at the number of days houses were on the ...
Opendoor, With $20M In Hand, Hopes To Remake Phoenix's Real Estate Markettechrockies.com

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Horrendous interview with a real estate agent. I'm still in shock. Venting...

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:55:48 -0800

This nutcase wants to pay $50 flat for 50-100 images for each property... uploaded within 24 hours... in an area where the homes go for Millions of dollars. She also wants all of the photos to be uploaded to a website she wants me to build for her, needs all of her social media to be updated with each property, and wants me to do some videography for the properties as well. Then she went on about how many international Asian clients she has... and apparently according to her, "Asians love blondes and the color blue. So always wear blue when you are in front of the clients, since you are a brunette." After that she made a comment about how unprofessional my bangs are. My bangs aren't edgy or unprofessional, they're more Zooey Deschanel. I'm so disgusted!! Are all real estate agents insane like this?? This is the first agent I've met with. Previously I've worked with clients who were privately selling their homes... wth?

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Fix and Flip Chicago Real Estate Investing


Wall Street Journal

Boosting Returns with Commercial Real Estate
Wall Street Journal
“We're in a low rate environment, so in this quest for yield, commercial real estate has hit a lot of radar screens as people are looking to enhance their income,” says Cliff Caplan, president of Neponset Valley Financial Partners in Norwood, Mass ...

Gallup: Poor Americans think Gold is the best long term investment, other Americans think it's real estate

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:03:10 -0700

This gallup poll asks Americans "What is the best long term investment?"

That real-estate-as-top-pick view largely applies to upper-income Americans, living in households with incomes of $75,000 and over. Gallup found that 31% of those in the lower-income bracket — living on less than $30,000 — believe gold is the best investment option, followed by real estate, at 28%, and stocks, at 13%.

In between, those on incomes of $30,000 to $74,999 give gold, stocks and real estate equal billing at 26%

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/21/poor-americans-pick-gold-over-stocks-as-the-best-investment/?link=sfmw_fb

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Real estate for sale in Saddle River Boro New Jersey – MLS# 3005912


cleveland.com

Forest City Enterprises hopes to unload more real estate on road to REIT ...
cleveland.com
Forest City Enterprises, Inc., which owns much of the Tower City complex in downtown Cleveland, is preparing to become a real estate investment trust next year. The company reported fourth-quarter earnings after markets closed Tuesday. (Plain Dealer file).

Real estate agents of Brisbane, why does all your outdoor advertising have a picture of your stupid face on it?

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:31:56 -0800

Seriously. Is it a law or something? I have never seen some picture of a real estate agent and said wow, that's the insincere smile that is going to sell my house.

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Hire an Architect? – Real Estate Investing Made Easy #5


Wall Street Journal

Boosting Returns with Commercial Real Estate
Wall Street Journal
“We're in a low rate environment, so in this quest for yield, commercial real estate has hit a lot of radar screens as people are looking to enhance their income,” says Cliff Caplan, president of Neponset Valley Financial Partners in Norwood, Mass ...

I am Joshua Hunt. My company, TRELORA, has created the first home search site that lets buyers see the commissions being offered to their real estate agents. Now, the local MLS is trying to stop us. -- Ask Me Anything!

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:32:41 +0000

My company, TRELORA, is a full-service, commission-free real estate brokerage.

Our mission is to make the home buying and selling process more transparent by allowing buyers and sellers to see exactly how much money is being allocated to agent commissions on each listing. We launched www.search.trelora.com this week and, within hours, received a cease and desist letter from the local MLS, REColorado. They are stating that the commission being offered by the seller to pay the buyer’s agent is “content developed by others” and therefore should not be visible to the buyer. We believe, because a buyer’s check at the closing table actually pays for everything (including commissions), that all buyers deserve to know where their money is really going.

I would love to answer your questions about transparency in real estate transactions, broker commissions, or a commission-free brokerage model.

I’ll begin answering questions at 7 PM Eastern, and continue for about an hour!

EDIT: Thanks for all your questions, this has been a lot of fun! If you have other questions, we are easy to find and you can call the office at any time!

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Real Estate Investing Tips-Equity Finance vs Debt Financing


Real estate lobby to press agenda in Albany today
Capital New York
The real estate lobby will press its agenda in Albany today, calling for the renewal of a major development subsidy program, warning lawmakers not to strengthen rent-control laws and arguing for the renewal of an initiative meant tot spur cleanup of ...

denver_realtor here. Let's talk about the Denver real estate market. AMA!

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:01:31 -0700

Hi Reddit! denver_realtor here.

I’m a Realtor with a real estate brokerage firm in Denver (I’m not going to mention them, but you’ve certainly heard the name), and I’ve been helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes throughout the Denver metro area for the last 9+ years.

Here are some stats for the Denver market in 2013:

Number of sales: 62,256

Average sold price: $303,621

Median sold price: $251,000

Average days on market: 52

Average sale price to original list price ratio: 98.5%

Let’s talk about the Denver real estate market. AMA!

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EDIT:

Wow, lots of responses! First off, I should have noted that as a Realtor I focus primarily on buying and selling – not renting. I’m not very familiar with the rental market so I may not be much help for those questions. I’ll answer what I can though.

I'm working my way through your questions as quickly as possible. I’ll be in and out today, so please be patient. What I can’t get to in the afternoon I’ll try to get to tonight. Thanks!

EDIT2:

Signing off for a few hours but keep posting questions and I'll be happy to answer them as quickly as I can when I return this evening!

EDIT3:

Thanks Reddit! This has been a lot of fun! Signing off for the evening, feel free to PM me with any additional questions! Let's do this again sometime!

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Real estate for sale in Hillsborough Twp. New Jersey – 29…


Consumers optimistic about 2015 real estate market
WDBJ7
33% more people told Roanoke College researchers they feel good about the 2015 housing market as compared to the end of 2014. Local real estate agents said consumers have reason to feel optimism and it's neither a buyer's nor a seller's market.

The Nexus 4 actually has more screen real estate than the Nexus 5

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 02:31:30 -0700

Guys, look at the first 2 minutes of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QHkv-bSlds

Like all 5 inch 1080p devices, the Nexus 5 reports to the Android OS to be a 480PPI device while it is truly 440PPI. This actually means that the Android OS thinks these displays are physically smaller than they are, and UI elements on 5 inch phones are needlessly large (by UI guideline standards).

As a consequence, the actual screen real-estate available to apps (expressed in density independent pixels) is 640x360 compared to the Nexus 4's 640x 384. So the Nexus 4 has just as much vertical real-estate while having more horizontal real estate.

tl;dr: Because of the way Android works, the Nexus 4 can fit more stuff on its screen at once compared to all 5inch phones out there.

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Earn Money in Real Estate Investing


Inman.com

Real estate brand wars and the future of homeownership
Inman.com
Forget the portal battle, there is another conflict brewing: the real estate brand wars. Who is winning? Keller Williams is like army ants — nature's Mongol Hordes — devouring anything big or small in its path. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is ...

What's the most messed up thing you've seen a real estate agent do/say?

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:17:35 -0700

Last year when i was looking for a pet friendly place in Somerville, I had not one, but three agencies seriously suggest that I put my dog down to help find me a place. Joking or not that's still messed up right? What are your real estate stories?

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