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    Realtors- Can You Show Me How To Find Great Deals? – Real Estate Investing

    Joe: Hey, it’s Joe again. I’ve got another question here. “I have a lot of investors who tell me that they’d buy property from me if I can find them a good deal as a realtor, but when I go into the MLS, the best deals sell in minutes. The rest of them aren’t all that great, especially in this market with the prices dropping. How can I find good deals for my investors?” – James P. in Madison, Wisconsin. Joe: You’re right. If you go into the MLS, you can probably buy properties all day long, 10-15% under market value in just about any market except in a really,…

  • R.E.S.T. Listing Presentations. What should you be asking a Realtor® before you list with them?
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    R.E.S.T. Listing Presentations. What should you be asking a Realtor® before you list with them?

    Hello everyone, it’s Jeff Miller with the BGM Team. We’re doing another video on the R.E.S.T. series and I just wanted to talk to you about listing presentations and I was at a listing presentation last week and the people that were there were really prepared and got me thinking about how people just aren’t asking the right questions all the time. So I pinpointed a couple of questions that I thought were important to ask and just wanted to kind of let you know how they work and what it is. First one is production where lots people will ask kind of how long you’ve been in the business…

  • Realtors- I Want To Get Rich Quick. Can You Help Me? – Real Estate Investing
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    Realtors- I Want To Get Rich Quick. Can You Help Me? – Real Estate Investing

    Question: “Are you one of those get rich quick guys from late night TV? I want to get rich quick.” Joe: (He didn’t put a name on there). Joe: This is not a get rich quick scheme. I don’t know if I have to tell you that to most of you. It’s a business building program. If you don’t do anything, you don’t make any money. If you follow through with the process, though, you can do very well and its very likely that you will get rich, but it takes time. Joe: I tell everybody, ‘Give yourself time to make this happen.’ I think I mentioned that in a…

  • Ellen’s Got Real Estate Tips
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    Ellen’s Got Real Estate Tips

    – I love real estate, and I think people know that. I love to buy houses, I like to sell houses. When I order a drink, I’d like it to be on the house. And– [laughter] I always want to know what houses are out there, so I’m always looking at the real estate listings. But you have to know how to read them, because they use these secret codes, and they put in things that seem positive, and they’re not, so since I know a few things about homes, and as the creator of HGTV’s “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” Mondays at 9:00– [cheers and applause] Oh, thank you. Oh, thank…

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    Realtors- How To Get 27 Buyers To Call In One Week – Real Estate Investing

    Hey, it’s Joe. I’ve got another question. “I was reading your article on building a buyers list and I think I understand how to build a database and use the autoresponders and the web pages but I don’t know which of your buyer marketing strategies work best. Could you tell me how to get started building my list and which of the ways would be the least expensive to start using?” – Illona, Alberta, Canada. Illona, there’s a couple of ways. One of the basic, down to earth, really organic ways is that we use these ugly signs that you see around town that say, ‘Rent to buy – no…

  • Realtors- Make Money In Real Estate Without Doing Rehabs – Real Estate Investing
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    Realtors- Make Money In Real Estate Without Doing Rehabs – Real Estate Investing

    Joe: Hey, it’s Joe. I’ve got another one here. Question: “Hi, Joe. Investing is a great idea but I prefer to be a realtor because I just want to make income. I don’t want to be a landlord. I did that a few years ago and it was a nightmare.” Joe: Boy, I can tell you some nightmare stories about being a landlord myself. I had a situation in one of my houses where a guy changed the oil of his motorcycle on my living room carpet. I had some people rip out their electrical plugs and call the health department and I had to put them up in a…

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    Ottawa Real Estate – 43 Silver Aspen Crescent – Blackburn Hamlet, Ottawa – $544,900

    Hi everyone! This is Christine Bussieres at the BGM Real Estate Team and I welcome you today at 43 Silver Aspen in beautiful Blackburn Hamlet. You all know it’s one of my favorite neighborhoods. Today I have to show you this house here. It’s a 3-bedroom side-split. It’s one of the favorite models the Tamarak by Costain. Please come in! Now we are standing in a large foyer and on your left side you have the combined living room and dining room. Directly at the back of the house the whole span of the house is the renovated kitchen and the family room overlooking the backyard. On the second floor…

  • How to Negotiate with a Realtor on Commission in NYC (2019) | Hauseit®
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    How to Negotiate with a Realtor on Commission in NYC (2019) | Hauseit®

    It’s much better to negotiate the listing agent commission vs the buyer agent commission because buyer agents represent 90% of all home buyers, which means you’ll want their full attention if you want your home to sell. It’s easier to convince a listing agent to take a haircut on their commission because of ancillary benefits from having a listing, such as enhanced branding and additional referral opportunities. What Is the Typical Realtor Commission? Realtors will always tell you that there is no standard commission that sellers must pay; however, in practice real estate commissions have always hovered around 5-6% of the sale price in the United States. Average commission rates…