Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are YOU The New Guy?

I remember when I bought my first property.  I was fortunate to have a great support system and solid real estate comps to guide my decision.  It was one of the most exciting times in my life. What I love most about what I do is that I get to re-live that joy every time I deliver a set of keys to a brand new homeowner. I can see it in their eyes when they realize the home they are standing in is all theirs including the land.

Here are three reasons to take a little time up-front to plan your investments and make everything run more smoothly.

1. Reduced anxiety: There is so much uncertainty in the eyes of the first-time investor, but generally I see nervousness that can materialize in different ways. Your support and expertise that you receive from InvestorCompsOnline is incomparable!  We will help you to profit on every deal by using the most current smart data available.

2. Have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish, and more importantly, how you will accomplish it.

3. Move forward with a sense of confidence. When it comes to buying real estate. Planning goes a long way to ensure your peace of mind when you are making your first investment.

Making that first investment property purchase is only the beginning of a whole new world of possibilities.  Planning ahead is key to spelling out all of these components before you step into the market, and to your peace of mind during the process.

Are You Taking Advantage Of IT???

Internet marketing is proven to be beneficial to both real estate sellers and buyers.  Investors use it to locate real estate comps for business deals, while millions of others search the internet to look for products and services that they want and need. By using targeted internet marketing, sellers can take full advantage of this huge market of hungry buyers looking forward to finding the right homes to purchase.

When compared to traditional advertising methods, marketing your real estate on the internet is much cheaper and more flexible.  Your ads can reach a much bigger audience and will stay visible much longer. Also making changes to your advertising will be much easier and with no additional cost.              

Internet marketing can give you 24/7 visibility so your potential home buyers can still access the properties you are selling anytime. And, if you wanted, you will have the ability to expand your business anywhere in the world by targeting a much more global market.

I use the internet to make sure I am available to any investor needing expert help and Smart Data.  Its easy to show investors how they can profit on every deal by using InvestorCompsOnline.  I believe that offering solid real estate comps and expert support to new and/or seasoned investors helps them to make better profits on their real estate deals.

Since more and more home buyers are now making use of the internet to search for properties for sale, they are more likely to find the homes you are selling. Through internet marketing, you will be able to brand your business, expose it to a much bigger audience, and greatly increase your profits.

If you are in the real estate business, the best way to buy and sell properties is through the internet. So are you taking advantage of IT???

 

This WILL Make The Sale

If you have a property that needs renovation, the main goal is to increase the value in resale of course.  A good renovation can mean a big difference in the real estate comps that the property will compare to.

It is very important when renovating to sell that you keep in mind the functionality of the home design for the prospective buyer and stick with neutral colors and designs. Most people do not want to buy a home that they will have renovate themselves immediately after closing escrow.  Here are some ideas to consider when preparing to renovate your house:

The kitchen is where people spend most of their time in a home.

Let’s start at the ceiling and work our way down to the floor. Updating the lighting can make a bold statement and still be of very low cost; choose an elegant, yet neutral design for the lighting fixture.

– Choose a paint color for the walls that is warm and inviting, but still neutral enough to go with any design style.

– Check the condition of your cabinets; if they are solid wood and in good condition they can be painted or stripped and varnished. You may want to change all the handles on the cabinets as well. The paint or varnish should not be exactly the same as the wall paint, but should compliment it. As for the counter tops, check their condition to see if they stay or go. If you do need to change the counter tops, choose a granite or tile in a neutral, easy to clean color.

– Observe the condition of the appliances; you may need to update them or just give them some elbow grease. If the sink is in good condition, you may want to only change the faucet and fixtures to update the look.

– Leave window treatments minimal, the buyer can add curtains or a valance to match their own decor. If you do not already have tile in your kitchen or if your tile is chipped or broken, you will need to have tile put in; be sure to choose a neutral color that compliments the wall color without being the exact same shade. If your tile is in good condition, but not a neutral color, you will need to change it.

When you renovate the rest of the house, follow the same guidelines as for the kitchen; carpet can work well in the bedrooms. The living room walls can have a little more detail than the rest of the house while still being neutral; you can paint the top half of the wall and have wains coating on the bottom half, and be sure to add moldings.

When you renovate following these guidelines you should have prospective buyers lined up; couple that with SMART data and expert help you will receive from us at InvestorCompsOnline and  you won’t be one of those investors who ask “Why can’t I sell my property?” You will sell it so fast, your head will spin.

The Old Trusty Stand By…

If you are planning on a future in rental real estate, you are not going to be guaranteed a large return from any old property.  Many times real estate comps for an area will give you a clue as to how it would fare in the rental market.  There is a key element that can make or break your rental income.  Location, location, location!!! Let’s take a look at it shall we?

The location of your rental property is directly related to its desirability. First of all, you need to consider the town in which your property is located. Small towns usually do not provide a good environment for rental properties. Large cities, however, are the perfect place to invest in real estate. The more populated your town is, the more in demand rental properties are. College towns are also great areas for rental properties. Young people in and just out of college cannot afford a home of their own; yet still crave the independence of their own place to live. Therefore, rental properties are a perfect fit.

Beyond simply the town your property is located in, the location within town is very important as well. The closer a property is to the center of town, the more valuable it will be. If a property is located around a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, and other places of social gathering, the more people will be willing to pay to live there. Another great draw, especially in cities, is a close proximity to public transportation. If a property is easily accessible from subway or bus stops, people will be very interested in paying to rent.           

Working with your InvestorCompsOnline account to gain access to the SMART data you need to value a property; as well as the support and expertise offered when brokering a deal is a great start to a profitable business negotiation.  These help you to make sure that when you rent your property that it will always create revenue for you and your business!

 

Facebook For Your Real Estate Business

Any investor serious about his work should utilize social media to its maximum potential. Recognizing that using real estate comps and your InvestorCompsOnline access to determine value as well as understanding that you have to market yourself is key to business success.  If you don’t at least have a Facebook profile linked to your website page, you should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the growing popularity of this site. That you can customize your profile to post your blogs entries, and showcase your listings and services is especially helpful as friends and colleagues connected to you can be updated regularly.

One advantage to using Facebook to promote your business is that the social service is free: you need only to register and provide what information you choose to give. Once your work information and privacy settings are fixed, you can enhance your page with your content. Along the top of your page is a tabbed menu containing your Wall, which holds status messages you post and messages sent to you by others; this is a great place to post a quick link to a property you are currently pushing. Other tabs for Photos and Notes allow you to upload pictures of your properties for sale and to import an RSS feed that constantly updates. If you use a blog, implement it here to help your profile.

I encourage you to take advantage of this powerful FREE social media tool to make your investment business grow!  Learning to leverage your time by marketing via Facebook can turn out to be a valuable asset!  Check out my facebook page at http://on.fb.me/oIqQF6 to connect to my blog and click ‘Like’ to get my daily updates!