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Foreign Real Estate Investing: How Much Do You Know?
I hear so much about foreign investors in the real estate industry; some agents run scared, some agents embrace foreign investors and most just don't have a clue and don't understand that part of the business. I am one of those who had no clue about foreign investors, visas, the IRS and many other questions. Where I live in Central Florida is apparently a hot bed for foreign investors, so I decided to look around for help so all of us understand more about foreign investors and what opportunities a Realtor might have.
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Moderne Ventures' Virtual Demo Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM PDT Join us to gain first access to Moderne Ventures' 2020 Passport Companies through a virtual Demo Day from our founders. These companies are recognized for leveraging technology and innovation to provide solutions to leaders in the multi-trillion-dollar industries of real estate, finance, insurance, hospitality and home services. Companies include: Aclaimant Addressable Bend hOM NumberAI Suburban Jungle A Q&A session will follow presentations. Register now!
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How to: 3 Steps to Investing in your Real Estate Business this Year
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Top 3 Tips for Agents to Build Wealth through Real Estate Investing
As a real estate agent entering the field, what prompted your interest? Real estate agents enter the business for many reasons--many for the love of working in the industry, while others for the vision of creating lifetime wealth. Looking over a span of 20 years, what I have seen overall are many real estate agents that have built wealth developed it in their everyday business. This article is meant to be an initial step to educate and place you on the path of financial success through real estate. It's about enriching your career and lifetime goals through the buying and selling of real estate.
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Market Investment Properties to Get Ahead During the Off-Peak Season
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Working with the Investor Client: 10 Tips for Success
This post comes to us from the Market Leader blog: Many new real estate agents dream of tapping into a network of investors who constantly buy and sell homes, imagining that it will provide an easy route to commissions and repeat business. But when they actually hook an investor client—or think that they have—then, it's often a different story. Here's the deal: The investment property sale is a very different process than a residential sale to an owner-occupant. With owner-occupants, you are selling the dream. You're selling the home-sweet-home, the pitter-patter-of-little-feet, the cinnamon-in-the-kitchen, hearth-and-home fantasy ideal. Tap into that dream and the client's bought it. With investors, it's a whole different ballgame. The successful investor has ice water in his or her veins. You're not selling a dream; you're selling ROI. If the number is there and it beats the investor's hurdle rate, and you get the timing right, then you should have a sale. But hitting that hurdle rate is hard—especially with an agent's full commission thrown in the mix. What's more, lots of people will blow smoke, calling themselves "investors." They will get you to do a ton of unpaid legwork for them, when in reality they're all hat and no cattle. They either don't have the capital to do the deal, or they are looky-loos and tire-kickers, or they're just emotionally unable to pull the trigger on a property, no matter how much financial sense it makes.
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The Hidden Cost of Paper Transactions
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Is That Tech Investment Worth It?
Summer is winding down and, for many real estate professionals, this means preparing for budget season. Now that we're well into the third fiscal quarter, you're probably just starting to think about how to best allocate your resources in 2013. Should you set aside money for the rumored iPhone 5, or would finally investing in a CRM make more sense? When considering a new tech purchase, it's easy to be distracted by the "wow" factor of the latest gadgets without thinking about their often high price tag. In order to preserve your bottom line, think of that new phone or software as more than just a toy--it's a tool that can help your business grow! In order to decide if a potential tool is a worthy investment, ask yourself if the benefit gained is greater than the money spent. Does it save you time? Will it streamline your workflow? Is it something that you will use frequently? If it's something that you will only use once or twice, it's probably best to just hold off. If you do decide that a new gadget or software program is a worthy investment, here are a few things to keep in mind in order to maximize its value.
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