Monthly Archives: July 2011

Top 3 Misconceptions About Working With a Real Estate Agent

Posted by JD Esajian // July 31, 2011

Whether you’re buying a home or thinking about selling for the first time, you’ll probably want to work with a real estate agent. Unfortunately, there are so many myths and misconceptions about real estate agents that have been passed down through the years that many people are wary about hiring an agent. Many of these “facts” are just plain wrong. Here are 3 myths you may have heard – and the truth:

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Buying a Home in San Diego: Kensington

Posted by JD Esajian // July 29, 2011

Are you looking for a fantastic home in a community that’s perfect for raising a family? Stop your search, because the Kensington community in San Diego is just the ticket. Kensington is a charming neighborhood with a healthy respect for tradition – just attend one of their annual Fourth of July or Memorial Day festivals to see for yourself. In addition to the larger community-wide celebrations, individual streets within Kensington hold their own block parties each year. Families fill the winding streets and pour out of the Spanish Revival homes in droves to celebrate together.

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Buying a Home in Connecticut: Woodbridge

Posted by JD Esajian // July 28, 2011

Buying a home in Connecticut is a smart move for families and singles alike. Whether you’re looking to raise a family or you just want to live in a quiet city with a rich history, Woodbridge is an excellent choice for you.

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Real Estate Flipping Tips: Structure 101

Posted by JD Esajian // July 27, 2011

Rehabbing properties is a fun way to get involved in the world of real estate, but it’s not all decorating and open houses. Sometimes, a home needs major structural upgrades to become liveable again. Don’t get stuck with a home that’s in need of serious repair. Read these real estate flipping tips and learn how to find a structurally sound property:

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Real Estate Flipping Tips: Advanced Cleaning 202

Posted by JD Esajian // July 26, 2011

Avid readers of real estate flipping tips are surely aware of the near-magical properties of baking soda and vinegar. When mixed, they do everything from removing stains to obliterating odors. Still, sometimes you need something a little stronger. If you’ve already mastered the art of cleaning homes with baking soda and vinegar but you need a few extra real estate flipping tips for making your property sparkle, read on:

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Is Flipping Real Estate a Solid Investment?

Posted by JD Esajian // July 25, 2011

When many people think about real estate investing, they think about flipping real estate, and with shows like Flip This House dominating the airwaves, it’s no wonder. But in today’s market, is flipping real estate still the solid moneymaker it was in the past?

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Finding Financing for Flipping Real Estate

Posted by JD Esajian // July 24, 2011

Flipping real estate is a huge investment, both in terms of time and money. If you don’t have cash to back up your deal, then you’re going to have to find it somewhere. There are a variety of avenues for flippers who are looking to finance a deal, from wholesaling to fixing up a foreclosure. Here are a few options you should consider for your next flip.

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3 Things Sellers Do to Irritate Their Real Estate Agent

Posted by JD Esajian // July 22, 2011

Working with a real estate agent to sell your home brings lots of benefits. Agents are experts at what they do, and they’re motivated to do it well. They’ll even help you come up with ideas for your open house. But agents are only as useful as sellers allow them to be. Many sellers decrease the effectiveness of a real estate agent by making one of these common mistakes.

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5 Improvements Real Estate Flippers Can Make Today

Posted by JD Esajian // July 21, 2011

If you’re already a flipper, you know that rehabbing properties can net you tons of money – if you’re willing to sink time and cash into a project. Of course, there’s always the potential for even bigger gains through flipping real estate. Make one of these simple changes today to increase your profits.

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Do You Need an Office to Be a Real Estate Agent?

Posted by JD Esajian // July 20, 2011

Whether you’re a newly-licensed real estate agent or you’re making your first foray into independent agency, there are many factors to consider as you’re first getting started. What types of clients do you want to find? Are you going to specialize? Where will your office be located? These days, many agents eschew an office altogether in favor of working from home – or entirely online. Before you decide whether or not you need an office, there are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself:

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