How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make?



How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make?
It’s a common question for consumers, students and real estate professionals: How much do real estate agents make? The answer can vary wildly depending on where you’re working, how many hours a week and with whom. The following infographic will explain some of the variables. Whether you’re an agent, a potential buyer or just someone thinking about getting into the real estate business, we think

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Benefits of Hiring Real Estate Consultant :


26Mar 2014

Benefits of Hiring Real Estate Consultant  :


Since, real estate investment is an important decision to take; thus, everyone seeks for a professional consultation before taking any crucial step. This is where job of real estate consultants start. To understand the role of consultant in buying, selling, or renting property, it is important to understand the difference between real estate consultancy and commission job. A person who does the job on commission basis exhibits and sells the property in general. On the contrary, consultant guides its clients and does not impose his choices to buy property. His job is way beyond being hired and finding properties; he negotiates and handles problems for its clients and is paid in return. Taking consultation from a property guide is similar to taking advice from a property expert, who makes sure that you get benefited that most while buying property.

It is very profitable to hire a real estate consultant as they offer well-researched information and create more leads or options about thriving properties in the market. It is always good to hire a consultant rather than just believing on convictions based on half information. Consultant supplies clients with the information that help them make an effective decision about property while buying. It is important to note here is that information must come from reliable and trusted resources; in addition, consultant experience and knowledge of the market matter to make the best possible decision. There are various jobs related to the profession of a consultant that he gets fees for hourly/ weekly/ monthly basis.

The activities of real estate consultants job include providing information about locality such as schools, health centers, malls, shopping arcades, safety graph, etc. He involves greatly in negotiating including other activities, which demands deep and thorough knowledge about properties. The trustworthy agents provide a platform or portal where sellers or buyers can go online to view the property rates in their area for comparison, It is very helpful to quote the right prices of the property they are about to buy or sell. An authentic agent always provides exact figures or data that allow sellers/buyers to evaluate the property rates under the facts light. The clients are always willing to pay more for the comparable data provided by a counselor.

Property consultancy is of great assistance if you live outside the city where you want to buy your flat or plot. Without any hassle you would able to get your choice of property in an enviable area – all you have to do is hire a great consultant. A real estate agent not only helps in landing on a right deal, but also makes sure that you do not face any sort of inconvenience after the deal is over.

By Dumont Valentin 

How to Pick a Great Property Manager


How to Pick a Great Property Manager

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Find your agency's next rock star by following a few easy steps. (Flickr/Nicole Compton)
Find your agency’s next rock star by following a few easy steps. (Flickr/Nicole Compton)

Finding great property managers for your property management company is not an exercise in guesswork. When looking to engage a property manager, you should consider these key elements:

Enthusiasm for the industry. Property Management is a very demanding (but extremely) rewarding career, and you need the right candidate on your team. Ensuring the person has enthusiasm for the industry and property management is one of the first things you’re looking for. Attitude is everything. The right attitude, coupled with that collective spark of enthusiasm, will make the difference between having a great property management business with repeat clients, referrals, and growth and a stagnant department with endless drama and little-to-no growth. You can train people, but you cannot change the wrong attitude.

Detailed,  focused, and organized. You should be looking at choosing a personality that is organized, systematized, and consistent in their work performance. The successful candidate really needs to be able to stay on target, generally autonomously. Property management requires diligence, focus, and consistency. The right person will need to be particular in their work ethic and be willing to handle multiple tasks in a very organized manner. Your interview questions should cover time blocking, including daily and weekly planning.

The right personality type. There are many personality types out there and many different ways to test this. I have used DISC, Myers-Briggs, and a few others. I’m not suggesting using any one of these in particular, but using personality testing in your property management organization will not only help you to find the right candidate, but will also help you to get the right mix in your office. You want to try to obtain the right balance of personalities and skill sets in your company — too many of one type or the wrong type for the work can cause major problems.

Your job ad is crucial. Your job ad must reflect your culture, vision, and what type of personality you need in your business. Describe what a day in the life of your company is like, the benefits of working with you, and so on. It cuts down on time wasted with people you don’t want.  Make the job application applicable to your company — add some questions you want answered in the application that are unique to your organization. This will ensure that applicants are paying attention to the job ad and considering how they are best suited to you and your business. Even think about a survey that they need to complete before they get to the interview — this will answer some of those really important questions for you before they get to the interview. This will save you time and also get the right applicants through your doors.

These ideas are really only a sampling of what you can do to pick a great property manager.

Three Unconventional Advertising Strategies for Real Estate Professionals


topStories Friday, March 28, 2014
Three Unconventional Advertising Strategies for Real Estate Professionals
By Burke Smith, Chief Corporate Communications Officer at HSA Home Warranty
The best way to grow your business is with a consistent marketing strategy that includes both online and offline tactics. Just because you started blogging or using Facebook doesn’t mean you should …Read More >

How Will the Winding Down of Fannie and Freddie Affect Homebuyers?



Thursday, March 20, 2014
How Will the Winding Down of Fannie and Freddie Affect Homebuyers?
A bipartisan proposal seeks to wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and completely overhaul the nation’s mortgage system. According to Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of Mortgage Professionals), “A change in the mortgage …Read More >

Off Market 3 Properties 8 Units Total



Off  Market  3 Properties  8 Units Total

Properties have been updated and fully rented with positive cash flow.   Based on a 10% deposit and you get a 30 yr Mortgage @ 4%    ROI   100%   in first yr.       Check The Numbers in the spreadsheet


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