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#theREI360show Episode 22: Turnkey Real Estate Investing With Marco Santarelli

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The Golden Globes are picked by just 100 people, including car salesmen, real estate agents and hairdressers

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:11:56 +0000

From this Toronto Star article:

Current Hollywood Foreign Press Association members include real-estate agents, car salesmen, showbiz publicists, hairdressers and even a few journalists. All that is required to maintain membership is permanent residence in Southern California (so much for "foreign") and a mere four published articles per year, often in obscure publications that aren't freely disclosed.

The HFPA pretends to be a democratic operation, but it operates mainly in the dark, revealing only the names and the 55 countries represented by its members. (There are four Canadian members, one of whom, Ray Arco, also represents Denmark.)

I know it's mostly about the fancy dresses, but I'm always struck by how much power this group of 100 fairly random people wields. I imagine that they are buried in swag (and, no doubt, the occasional bribe) every year in exchange for their votes.

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Learn the Secrets of Probate Real Estate Investing


DesMoinesRegister.com

13 real estate projects will shape metro Des Moines in 2016
DesMoinesRegister.com
The western suburbs and Ankeny — the engines of growth for the metro area's real estate market in recent years — also have major developments in the works. And the south and east sides of the city can't be ignored. They both have major housing and ...

Anyone reached FI through buy and hold real estate investing?

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:20:29 +0000

Hi,

I know it's not the preferred route to FI around these parts, but I'm really interested to here stories of anyone reaching FI through buy and hold real estate investing. How long did it take, how many units, how did you grow your portfolio etc.

I'm interested in going this route myself so I guess I'm just looking for some motivation / reassurance that it can be done.

Thanks!

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STUDIO APARTMENT – 201 LAREINE AVE, BRADLEY BEACH NJ (New Jersey shore real estate ocean view condo)


Transactions of real estate published Dec. 27
Press of Atlantic City
Transactions are from county property records. Settlement dates are listed; deed filings may be delayed. Location may reflect address of seller rather than property sold. If your property is incorrectly listed, call 609-272-7253.

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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Robert Kiyosaki cashflow || Real Estate Investing || Robert Kiyosaki 2016


Dallas Morning News

2015 totals show North Texas real estate market is near an all-time high
Dallas Morning News
The 2015 snapshot of D-FW's real estate market takes things to a new level. At the end of the year, almost 9 million square feet of office space is under construction in North Texas — about 40 percent more than at the top of the last building cycle in ...

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First time home buyer here. Why are my mortgage broker and real estate agent discouraging me from making offers on bank owned properties?

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:06:10 +0000

Hi Guys,

First time home buyer here so I might have some questions that seem pretty obvious. So I am looking at buying a condo. I'm 25. I currently live with my parents rent free. I am seeing alot of great bank owned properties on the market and I would love to make an offer. Downside is, I don't have the full amounts in cash most of the properties are asking for. So I will be putting a 20% down.

My mortgage broker and real estate agent strongly discourage me from going after bank owned properties. They say it takes too long to hear from the bank. This annoys me because, I currently live at home so its not like I URGENTLY need to find a place. I have the time to wait it out.

Are they just being lazy because its the same amount of paper work for less commission? Does anyone have experience buying bank owned properties without the full amount in cash? How long did it take to hear back?

Thank you for guiding a newbie!

edit: Thanks for the advice guys. I just wanted to add that I'm thinking of buying a condo, and not a house. NOt sure if this makes a difference in anything. I also live in NJ.

edit 2: Wow! I just checked back on the comments and never expected to get this much. Thank you so much for taking time out to respond to me. I'm sorry If i don't get a chance to directly thank you. Please know your advice is greatly appreciated.

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160 Esposito Road, Harmony Township, New Jersey – Real Estate


Sacramento Business Journal

Top real estate deals of the year -- and what they mean for 2016
Sacramento Business Journal
Commercial real estate brokers in the Sacramento region will tell you 2015 was a pretty good year. But naming the biggest deals of the year isn't just a matter of looking at the attached dollar signs. It's also about weighing each deal's effect on the ...

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

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:17:35 +0000

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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Buying and Managing Short Term or Vacation Rentals – Real Estate Investing


DesMoinesRegister.com

13 real estate projects will shape metro Des Moines in 2016
DesMoinesRegister.com
The western suburbs and Ankeny — the engines of growth for the metro area's real estate market in recent years — also have major developments in the works. And the south and east sides of the city can't be ignored. They both have major housing and ...

First time home buyer here. Why are my mortgage broker and real estate agent discouraging me from making offers on bank owned properties?

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 14:06:10 +0000

Hi Guys,

First time home buyer here so I might have some questions that seem pretty obvious. So I am looking at buying a condo. I'm 25. I currently live with my parents rent free. I am seeing alot of great bank owned properties on the market and I would love to make an offer. Downside is, I don't have the full amounts in cash most of the properties are asking for. So I will be putting a 20% down.

My mortgage broker and real estate agent strongly discourage me from going after bank owned properties. They say it takes too long to hear from the bank. This annoys me because, I currently live at home so its not like I URGENTLY need to find a place. I have the time to wait it out.

Are they just being lazy because its the same amount of paper work for less commission? Does anyone have experience buying bank owned properties without the full amount in cash? How long did it take to hear back?

Thank you for guiding a newbie!

edit: Thanks for the advice guys. I just wanted to add that I'm thinking of buying a condo, and not a house. NOt sure if this makes a difference in anything. I also live in NJ.

edit 2: Wow! I just checked back on the comments and never expected to get this much. Thank you so much for taking time out to respond to me. I'm sorry If i don't get a chance to directly thank you. Please know your advice is greatly appreciated.

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Real estate for sale in Pequannock Township New Jersey – MLS# 1515364


DesMoinesRegister.com

13 real estate projects will shape metro Des Moines in 2016
DesMoinesRegister.com
Construction crews around metro Des Moines shouldn't expect a lot of downtime in 2016. Real estate developers are bullish about the year ahead, with new apartments, offices, hotels, commercial buildings and housing developments planned throughout the ...

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

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:37:43 +0000

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.

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My first real estate deal — BiggerPockets.com First Investing Deal Video Project


Albany Business Review

How this Clifton Park real estate broker's book was (briefly) an Amazon bestseller
Albany Business Review
For a day, at least, real estate broker Willie Miranda's book hit two bestseller lists on Amazon. The book, "How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked in the Real Estate Business," was ranked No. 1 in the "Buying & Selling Homes" category and No. 2 in the "Real ...

How do I become a successful real estate agent?

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:07:30 +0000

I'm currently a 19 year old freshman at a college in the US. I've been struggling to figure out what I want to do with my life for the past couple of years, but I recently did some hard thinking and confidently chose to pursue real estate as a career. I really think real estate is the right choice for me and I want to do as much as I can now to further my goal of becoming a real estate agent/realtor.

I realize that you don't need a college degree to become an agent, but I really want to finish my college education and get a degree in economics (and possibly engineering). I think a degree would really help me out in the real world and I could make a lot of connections since the school I go to is huge and one of the more prestigious schools in the US.

I plan on graduating college when I'm ~22 and starting my real estate career right after. I've already looked up online how to become a licensed and practicing real estate agent in my state once I graduate, so I'm not really asking how to do all that. My question is what should I be doing now and in my future college years to prepare myself? Should I be reading up on real estate news? What can I do to prepare myself and get into the mindset of a successful realtor? I live in Northeast America right now but I really want to move to California/New York/Florida and practice real estate in those states once in ready. How difficult would this be?

What should I be doing at this point in time to ready myself for a successful career in real estate? If there's any real estate agents on this sub or someone who can shed some light on this matter I would be grateful. Thank you!

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Real estate for sale in Clark Twp. New Jersey – MLS# 3270234


ABC News

Real Estate Heir Durst Coming to California on Murder Charge
ABC News
Robert Durst, the scion of a prominent New York real estate family who gained new notoriety this year in an HBO documentary on his alleged crimes, has agreed to come from Louisiana to Los Angeles to face charges that he killed a friend to stop her from ...
Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Agrees to Extradition to Face Murder Charge in ...People Magazine
Fugitive real estate heir agrees to Los Angeles extraditionU.S. News & World Report
Real estate heir Robert Durst to be extradited to Los Angeles in writer's deathYahoo News

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I (24F) just received my Real Estate license. My BF (24M) is upset about who my first client (25M) is and refuses to "allow" me to be his agent.

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:18:07 +0000

I will try to make this short as possible so please bear with me! I am also on mobile so I expect this to be poorly written.

I have been with my BF for 3 years and everything has been fantastic until now. I have a friend, lets call him Adam (25), who I have known since before I even knew my BF (who we will call Andrew) Adam and I have a VERY platonic relationship. Never has Adam ever tried hitting on me, ever. Even when we use to party together a lot back in high school all the way until I turned 21 since I had fallen pregnant (With Andrew) and I haven't really seen him much since then since I am either always home or working and don't have much time to go out and party like I use to, but we have kept in touch almost every week since then.

Andrew NEVER had a problem with Adam before and even partied with us. Andrew just realized that Adam and I snapchat each other and have become "Best friends" on there and has a yellow heart next to his username. Andrew goes off and says I need to cut contact with him since "Adam is a dog" and "Only goes after girls who have boyfriends" and "Is out to sabotage my[our] relationship" The thing is, he has never tried anything with me and everything we ever really talk about is my son, work, and future goals. I like to surround myself with people who have dreams/goals and Adam happens to be one of those people. We also don't snap pictures of ourselves. Mostly things around us, but mainly we just chat instead of sending pictures. I even asked Andrew what his real deal with Adam is and he said "When we were in middle school, Adam thought I was someone else and accused me of doing something I didn't do. He later found out I was the wrong person, asked me to forgive him but I didn't like how he approached the whole situation." I'm sorry Reddit, but to me that was a stupid/immature excuse and I couldn't take it seriously. Andrew use to hang out with us and always had a great time and they got along tremendously when we would, I am NOT cutting contact with a good friend over some middle school drama.

Adam and I have recently been talking about how I was in school to get my Real estate license and how Adam was thinking about buying a house within the next few months. Well, I have completed Real estate classes and got my license! Adam happens to be my very FIRST client and I am totally excited!!!!! I went home and told Andrew and he was FURIOUS! He starts going off about how It's either Adam or him, and he refuses to let me work with him. All I hear deep down in his rants is "I am jealous, I want to control you"

Andrew brings up how we snap each other a lot, but then I brought up how I have other guys on there too, talking about nearly the same exact thing, yet he only freaks out about Adam. I understand to drop people your partner does not like, but I feel like it is totally UN-fair what he is doing. Adam has been a really great friend of mine and has never tried anything inappropriate with me and has respected Andrew tremendously to his face and has never said anything bad about mine and Andrew's relationship.

I don't want to have to drop every single client of mine just because they are "attractive" or single. I will seriously probably lose so much clientele that way, and word will probably get around that I "deny clients" and may seem snobby or stuck up. I need to make a name for myself and I kinda feel like Andrew is sabotaging that for me with his jealousy.

What the hell do I do Reddit?? Am I supposed to cut contact with Adam? Am I wrong for refusing to cut contact with someone my partner strongly dislikes (out of nowhere!)??????

tl;dr: BF jealous of longtime friend. Longtime friend wants me to help him find new house since I am a Realtor, BF refuses to let me work with him since we snapchat, now I am refusing to cut contact with friend. Bf is mad.

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Can You Show Me Where To Find Good Deals? – Real Estate Investing


Court ruling paves way for new local real estate listing service
Albany Times Union
GCAR, as the Colonie-based real estate trade association is called, until now has co-owned the listing service, known as the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service, with another, smaller trade group called the Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie ...

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

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:37:43 +0000

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.

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