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It is easy with easy steps and you can win today

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It is easy, do the right things. It is easy, write down what you need to do. It is easy, fake it ’til you make it. It is easy, believe in yourself. It is easy eat well, sleep well, stay focused, that’s all. It is easy.

Or is it?

There is nothing easy about commitment. There is nothing easy about discipline. There is nothing easy about, faking it. There is nothing easy about, There is nothing easy about,taking care of yourself and getting things done .

Or is there?

Easy is a muscle, you have to build it.  Easy is a mindset, you have to let go. Easy is today when you get things done.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.  

Bits and Pieces from this time of pandemic, Covid-19. The plague, the dark ages the time creating butt marks in our sofa’s and couches. If this gets us at least those other things that we thought would get us, won’t. We got that going for us. Gallows humor is a better past time then blame and finger pointing. If your church is open this Easter remember God is everywhere but science tells us not to congregate. Pray alone, your God will hear you. What I know deep in my heart is, this is serious and there are serious people working on it. As I am kind of a glass half full guy I feel optimistic. Don’t hate me for that, I am also an early riser, and I am quiet.

Real estate market has not ground to a halt. In my state the Governor and Mayor are working to clear the red tape with accepting e-signatures and virtual closings. The fire certification inspection can be done as long as 90 days after the closing, so you can close without that form. The Open House as it was in the olden days is no more. Virtual opens and private showings are now the norm. Technology become even more important as a skill the Seller/Agent must have.

It is easy with easy steps and you can win today.

 

 

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Running Out of Toilet Paper and Loosing my Mind

Running Out of Toilet Paper and Loosing my Mind is a perfect description of this historic day. CoronaVirus, Covid-19 is on the upswing, the Fed just cut it’s rate to zero and there are actually agents out there who don’t know the relationship with the Fed Rate and the Interest Rates banks charge for mortgage loans.  The running out of toilet paper is this moments true craziness. For some reason people are hoarding toilet paper and the thoughts that come to mind for why are just too horrifying to consider without disinfectant.

There are still lots of buyers who are looking for homes and not near enough homes on the market to satisfy the need. On the other side of that is price, with scarcity comes increased prices, but with the threat of life altering pandemic the desire to get out makes the price negotiable.

With Stock markets in jittery free fall and the bond market being artificially propped up with federal dollars it just may be the time to put your money into real estate. While we can not predict what will happen we can look to past performance (which is not a prediction of future performance) I am just saying that it might be a very good

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time to buy good properties and get a great interest rate. It is possible the stock market will rebound after the global pandemic crisis runs it’s course. Buying real estate, choosing a longer range investment strategy is worth considering.

 

There has never been a time in history when working with a professional who understands the market and the process is more important for the best bottom line in real estate. Trusting to a person without experience and inside knowledge is sure to bring a diminished return. Running Out of Toilet Paper and Loosing my Mind

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Foreclosure King in Arkansas V1-E36 Jeff Scherrey Podcast.

Foreclosure King in Arkansas V1-E36 Jeff Scherrey. Building success in real estate is about focus and caring. Jeff developed his discipline serving our country during the Dessert Storm days. He spent time daily building his relationship with the banks well ahead of them trusting him with a property to sell. Today Jeff is considering retirement at the age of 40. Listen to him share how you, too, can be at the top of your game.

Jeff was in the Army and served our country in Dessert Storm. He spent time in Afghanistan. When he returned to his home area in Little Rock, Arkansas he started work in the real estate industry. As we remember the housing crisis in 2008-2010 was forcing hundreds of thousands of Americans out of their homes through foreclosure. The banks, through their greed and the loosing of regulations, were giving unqualified people a chance to own their own homes without the ability to pay. Jeff saw this as an opportunity to help those in need in his area, then his state. I met Jeff in 2010, my first year in real estate. He came to the Dallas Fort Worth area to the office I started in and offered to feed our office Texas foreclosures.
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Jeff built that business and sells more than 100 houses a year. His plans are to retire before he is 40 and he is on target for that achievement. Along the way Jeff built a Keller Williams office into one of the most successful in the country. Today he says that time as a Team Leader in KW took him away from the work he does. He opened his own brokerage Aspire Realty Group a couple of years ago and brought with him the top producers from that KW office. Today Jeff is ready to retire, take 30 minutes and listen to his story on today’s Broker-Talk.com podcast.  Foreclosure King in Arkansas V1-E36 Jeff Scherrey Podcast.

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Rent America The Show Michael Thomas Broker-Talk v 1 E 33

 

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Rent America The Show Michael Thomas Broker-Talk v 1 E 33, was just published this morning on our Broker-talk.com real estate podcast.  Michael Thomas is an innovative, seasoned loan professional working across America creating affordable rental home projects. Rent America The Show is where you can view one of the completed projects.

Finding affordable rental housing has grown more difficult. Rent costs have gone up over the last 10 years while most wages have been stagnant or grown at a much slower rate than rental costs. It used to be a renter/owner would spend a third of the income on rent/mortgage and now that percentage is pushing up to fifty percent. With gas, food, insurance and all other costs going up the average American is struggling in this economy no matter what you are hearing from Washington. American families are struggling to make ends meet.

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Michael Thomas, a VA-HUD certified lender through Gershmann Mortgage, has started actively looking for development partners across the US and particularly in the West and Southwest to finance projects. Taking existing rental units or starting over from the beginning the process is longer than traditional lending because of the HUD process, but  the projects get done and the communities are better served because of this opportunity to have a lending partner on your project.

Broker-talk is a weekly show discussing all matters of real estate. The rising costs of housing is staggering for many people and this is particularly true in places like San Francisco, Boston and New York. New York is trying to get rid of the rental commission fee which will take out agents wanting to spend time with renters. Boston is also considering this measure as well as rent control in Somerville and a transfer tax paid by both the buyer and seller of a property in the Boston area. If you like this show please share. This is Rent America The Show Michael Thomas Broker-Talk v 1 E 33

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Raising the boat for all Broker-Talk with Kate Lanagan MacGregor

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Raising the boat for all Broker-Talk with Kate Lanagan MacGregor.To be a licensed real estate agent is simple, take the courses, pass the test and voila, you are an agent. Being professional at this career is a wholly different and more rigorous process.  Our guest today on Broker-Talk.com is Mattapoisett, MA Realtor/Broker extraordinaire Kate Lanagan MacGregor of Bold Realty, Inc. Kate is a social media savant. She demonstrates on a daily basis how much she cares.  Starting with her daily posts on RITUALS to Rise (a private Facebook Group dedicated to starting each day with power, focus, strength and love).

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Listen to this episode of Broker-Talk.com and find out how to be the best agent you can for your community.  Find out how to be one of the best people you can be with Kate showing the way. Kate has been elected, appointed  and chosen to so many posts in her career. Realtor of the Year is well deserved because of her relentless caring of her community and her profession.  I have been privileged  to sit on the MAR (Massachusetts Association of Realtors) Communications Committee for some time following her as the chairman.

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Kate is impressive in many ways, especially for her caring for others, but what is really exciting is to watch her morning videos discussing the ways in which we can act in ways that raises the boat for all. Real Estate is filled with people who are of differing backgrounds, education, experience and skills. There are A students and there are C students and below, Kate is one of the top agents who know what needs to be done, does it with flair and makes the path easier and more direct for others. This show may provide you with an insight you missed. An understanding of how to work, how to be professional is what she demonstrates. I am blessed to call Kate a colleague and a friend she is truly one who is Raising the boat for all Broker-Talk with Kate Lanagan MacGregor

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Selling your home strategies and tips

Selling your home strategies and tips, search with this term and you will get a plethora of choices. They all are necessary steps in the process, but they just may not be in the right order. What is important is what you want to get from the sale and how are you going to wisely use those proceeds. These are always significant transactions. When large sums of money are exchanged many tax implications are part of the deal. Considering the long term benefit to be preserving and protecting your cash, the first step in selling your home is to know what you are doing with those funds and how you are going to do it.

Then of course look on line and see the competition in your neighborhood, see what the prices are, if there are open houses, go to those open houses and see how they are being marketed. A good agent will always have open houses to gage the market, a great agent will do so knowing exactly who their target is and how they behave.  Just like school, there are A students and there are C students. The A student will look to streamline their process to only those tasks and marketing efforts that work. They can describe that person in detail and tell you specific steps they will take to target that demographic using technology.

You should always get your property as neat and clean as possible. Everything should be working and if there are surface blemishes, repair them. That is the minimal step. From there consider what you are spending and what you expect to get from the market. There will be time and money spent before the sale if you go that route and that may not get repaid in the sale. There are a lot of strategies you will only hear from the best agents, the rest you can use the search term, Selling your home strategies and tips