Monthly Archives: October 2015

Commercial Real Estate Investing | Real Estate Training Video | Housing Alerts

danley-genetors

danley-genetors

Entertainment Weekly

How being a new dad influenced Real Estate's Martin Courtney for his new solo ...
Entertainment Weekly
Martin Courtney's band, the New Jersey jangle-pop outfit Real Estate, broke through last year with its acclaimed third album Atlas. But when he answers an early morning call from EW to chat about his upcoming solo debut, Courtney is pretty far from the ...

and more »

Santa Barbara Real Estate

Information and news about real estate in Santa Barbara, California and the surrounding cities [link]

How to Find Motivated Sellers for FREE in Real Estate Investing!


SFGate (blog)

Spooky real estate from around the nation
SFGate (blog)
The season of spooky has arrived, and that's certainly proven in the nation's real estate listings. Above is one example, and below, more to come. These houses aren't haunted, but peruse the galleries to tour some real estate that look a little bit ...

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?

submitted by xxcandela to photography
[link] [297 comments]

Vernon New Jersey Real Estate, New listing in Highland Lakes


SFGate (blog)

Spooky real estate from around the nation
SFGate (blog)
The season of spooky has arrived, and that's certainly proven in the nation's real estate listings. Above is one example, and below, more to come. These houses aren't haunted, but peruse the galleries to tour some real estate that look a little bit ...

Real estate dreams dashed: priced out and resigned to renting

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 05:16:46 -0700

submitted by Machzy to PersonalFinanceCanada
[link] [118 comments]

Investing Subject To – Real Estate Investor Tips For Subject To Investing


The Next Web

How one entrepreneur bounced back from a failed retail startup to disrupt real ...
The Next Web
Since moving from Brazil to Miami, French entrepreneur Olivier Grinda has been quietly growing Home61, a real estate tech startup that plans to expand across the US in the near future. These ambitions are backed with $1 million in funding from known ...

Santa Barbara Real Estate

Information and news about real estate in Santa Barbara, California and the surrounding cities [link]

17 Drawbridge Ln, Manasquan, NJ 08736-New Jersey Real Estate


Business Insider

We're seeing the first signs of trouble in San Francisco's red-hot real-estate ...
Business Insider
In a note to clients on Friday, analysts at Morgan Stanley led by Vance Edelson wrote: "The tech IPO slowdown has stoked concern that San Fran, one of the hottest real estate markets, could be ready for a pause." Specifically, Edelson and his team look ...
Is San Francisco Real Estate Losing Steam?Benzinga

all 15 news articles »

Mum telling off an idiot real estate agent.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:31:39 -0700

I'm helping my mum buy a house at the moment and most of the real estate agents have been pretty good, but today we dealt with a real idiot. First, a little set up.

There will be 4 people living in the house: my mum, my grandmother, my husband and me. I'm my grandmother's full time carer and my husband and I can't afford a place of our own with room for grandma, so we live with my mum. As a result, we're after a 3, preferably 4, bedroom place. Either my mum or I have explained our situation to every real estate agent we've contacted. Most agents actually listen to us, but this guy today was a real piece of work.

He was an older guy, probably mid 60s and a real "good ol boy". We made it pretty clear to him after he mentioned kids at the first house that they were not a factor in our house hunt, but he knew better, of course. He kept bingoing me all though looking at the first house and then at the 2nd house till I flat out told him "Just shut up about kids, ok? I'm here to look at houses, not talk about babies" to which I just got a condescending smirk before he turned his back on me to bingo my mum! The conversation went a little like this:

Agent: "Don't worry, you'll be a grandma in the next year or so. She's nearly at the age where popping out a rugrat will be all she thinks about."

Mum: "I think my daughter knows her thoughts on kids better than you do."

Agent: "Trust me, I know women and you all want babies eventually."

That really pissed my mum off. She looked him dead in the eye and said "You know, if you actually listened to your clients instead of being a condescending dick, you'd probably have made enough commission to have retired by now." and we walked out.

submitted by Aetra to childfree
[link] [99 comments]

Back to Basics Bookkeeping For Real Estate Investors and Business Owners


TechCrunch

The Realities Of The Real Estate Technology Sprawl
TechCrunch
The Federal Reserve values U.S. real estate at an estimated $40 trillion, making it the largest asset class in the country. So it shouldn't surprise us that, as TechCrunch recently reported, in the last quarter of 2014, venture funding of real estate ...

I am a 20 year old US Soldier with plans to begin a career in real estate after I leave the military.

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 03:27:22 -0800

So I am about a year away from the end of my service. I have served honorably up to this point, including currently being on my second deployment. I am an infantryman and unfortunately that includes not having an actual skill outside of the military. Before joining the military I had aspirations to have a career in real estate flipping houses. I put that aside, joined the military first and served like I planned. Now that I have achieved that goal and served our country honorably, my mind is back on track to my next goal.

So the question is where do I even begin? Where should I look for help? What should I read? Who should I talk to? What should I research? What should I not get caught up in? Where did you begin? Where should I network?

I have the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill available to me after I am out. The benefit is designed to help servicemembers and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. So I could go to school and get educated in Real Estate.

I am looking to begin my career in my hometown of Bradenton, FL, with the little researched knowledge I have, I would like to say that it is a decent market to begin. I am willing to begin elsewhere but not too far that my children will grow up with little relations to their grandparents. I forgot to mention I have my first son on the way in a few months. That much more reason to be determined.

If anyone could help me out in any way, that being advice, tips, opinions etc. Thank you kindly. 🙂

Edit 1: I didn't mean to sound like my only intention is to flip houses. First and foremost I have zero experience in real estate, I have only what I have read and researched. I need a place to start and who better to ask than someone who has done that already. I would like to maybe someday be experienced enough, and then flip houses.

Edit 2: For anyone wondering, my mindset before was to not go to school but rather jump into an investment group with one of my best friends in Jacksonville, FL. Now I can see more than just my intentions, this thread has only helped shape the plan to my future and I will take as much as I can into account. I would like to thank everyone who had positive input, I have read every single comment and saved the ones I believed to be the most helpful to my development. To all the debbie downers, I appreciate your concern, but if I had any I would give up on the dream. Any further opinions would be helpful and appreciated. Thank you

submitted by armyranger319 to personalfinance
[link] [162 comments]

Lessons from Real Estate Millionaire Mogul


Real Estate Mogul Peter Kalikow Gives $10M to Hofstra
ABC News
Real estate mogul Peter Kalikow has given $10 million to Hofstra to fund a school of public policy. Newsday reports ( http://nwsdy.li/1PJo6dE ) the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs will incorporate 19 ...

and more »

My listing agent will not market my house on Zillow, the largest real estate website!

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:37:43 -0800

I just put my house up for sale, and it's shown on realtor.com and a few other websites. I checked Zillow and it wasn't updated to show my newly listed house. When I asked my agent why my house isn't shown on Zillow, her response was "It will not automatically load to Zillow. Our company policy does not allow that since there is so much erroneous data on that site and we have no control over what they do with your data once it has been uploaded to their site."

A quick Google search brings up lots of articles about agents getting away from using Trulia and Zillow. As someone who is paying an agent a lofty commission to sell my house, it angers me tremendously that they are refusing to use such a popular tool to market my home. What's up with agents doing this, and how can I get around it? I considered creating my own listing on Zillow, but that's the kind of thing I'm paying her to do!

EDIT: Cool, looks like I struck a nerve with you agents out there. Here's the thing: Nobody gives a shit that agents hate Zillow and other sites. Bottom line is that buyers looking for homes use Zillow more than any other website to find homes. I agree that the Zestimate is a joke (and everyone knows that), but Zillow gets twice as many views as realtor.com. When I'm selling something I want views and Zillow delivers.

Why not do it myself? Well, I did it myself on the last house I sold with tremendous success. Flat fee MLS. It's gotten to the point that anyone can sell a house online. This time it's a relo and my commission is covered and I've already moved away so I'm stuck with an agent.

EDIT 2: We're talking to other agents right now and will likely cut ties with this one and move on.

EDIT 3: Well, our agent just gave in and put us on Zillow. It's only been a couple hours but check out my view stats. Yesterday's uptick was people going to Zillow to learn more about the property and there was nothing but old info and nothing about the house being for sale. Now they see the whole listing. I just cannot understand how this can be a bad thing.

submitted by SmellyFinger to RealEstate
[link] [336 comments]

Central New Jersey Real Estate for sale: 45 Wall Street, Cranford Twp, NJ 07016


Business Insider

We're seeing the first signs of trouble in San Francisco's red-hot real-estate ...
Business Insider
In a note to clients on Friday, analysts at Morgan Stanley led by Vance Edelson wrote: "The tech IPO slowdown has stoked concern that San Fran, one of the hottest real estate markets, could be ready for a pause." Specifically, Edelson and his team look ...
Is San Francisco Real Estate Losing Steam?Benzinga

all 14 news articles »

Real Estate

[link]

Partnering For Profit: Finding Real Estate Investors and Creating Partnerships


How to hook a luxury real estate client
Inman.com
How to hook a luxury real estate client. Top takeaways from the exclusive Luxury Connect event in Beverly Hills. Gill South · gill@inman.com Oct 22, 2015. Key Takeaways. Luxury homebuyers are valuable clients because they tend to buy more than one ...

and more »

I am a 20 year old US Soldier with plans to begin a career in real estate after I leave the military.

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 03:27:22 -0700

So I am about a year away from the end of my service. I have served honorably up to this point, including currently being on my second deployment. I am an infantryman and unfortunately that includes not having an actual skill outside of the military. Before joining the military I had aspirations to have a career in real estate flipping houses. I put that aside, joined the military first and served like I planned. Now that I have achieved that goal and served our country honorably, my mind is back on track to my next goal.

So the question is where do I even begin? Where should I look for help? What should I read? Who should I talk to? What should I research? What should I not get caught up in? Where did you begin? Where should I network?

I have the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill available to me after I am out. The benefit is designed to help servicemembers and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. So I could go to school and get educated in Real Estate.

I am looking to begin my career in my hometown of Bradenton, FL, with the little researched knowledge I have, I would like to say that it is a decent market to begin. I am willing to begin elsewhere but not too far that my children will grow up with little relations to their grandparents. I forgot to mention I have my first son on the way in a few months. That much more reason to be determined.

If anyone could help me out in any way, that being advice, tips, opinions etc. Thank you kindly. 🙂

Edit 1: I didn't mean to sound like my only intention is to flip houses. First and foremost I have zero experience in real estate, I have only what I have read and researched. I need a place to start and who better to ask than someone who has done that already. I would like to maybe someday be experienced enough, and then flip houses.

Edit 2: For anyone wondering, my mindset before was to not go to school but rather jump into an investment group with one of my best friends in Jacksonville, FL. Now I can see more than just my intentions, this thread has only helped shape the plan to my future and I will take as much as I can into account. I would like to thank everyone who had positive input, I have read every single comment and saved the ones I believed to be the most helpful to my development. To all the debbie downers, I appreciate your concern, but if I had any I would give up on the dream. Any further opinions would be helpful and appreciated. Thank you

submitted by armyranger319 to personalfinance
[link] [161 comments]

Central New Jersey Real Estate For Sale: 3 New Dover Avenue, Colonia, NJ 07067


Sun Sentinel

Ask a Real Estate Pro: Utility work disruptive to property owner
Sun Sentinel
Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/business/realestate each Friday. To ask him a question, go to SunSentinel.com/askpro. Q: I just received notice that the utility company needs to work ...

Real Estate/Estate Agents, what are the questions buyers SHOULD be asking you, but aren't?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:27:27 -0800

[edit]: These answers are awesome. Also, RIP my inbox =)

submitted by firerosearien to AskReddit
[link] [4882 comments]