Investing In Real Estate InvestorsWritten by John E. Roush
With never-ending changes in our Real Estate Markets real estate professionals are starting to pay attention to sound of new commission streams of income. Some realtors have either shied away or ran-away from such terms as "Cap Rate," & "Cash-on-Cash Returns." Terms that only 'savvy' and 'numbers-oriented people use to determine if a Real Estate purchase is a "Good Deal", or not. A majority of realtor brethren attended real estate school because they are excited and passionate about promise of selling real estate and making a fantastic living. That being said "Times are a Changing." Even if you live in a Hot Market where residential real estate sells in 2-3 days there is an old approach to real estate that is growing faster by day?..Residential Real Estate Investors.
This deft group of real estate investors is taking real estate and real estate investment world into a new era! No longer accepting wild volatility of Dow Jones and NASDAQ families, and unwilling to accept investment practices of their fore-fathers, these Investors throw caution to wind for returns above traditional 5-6% in their Roth or IRA accounts. These Investors are bold and oftentimes aggressive. Today's Real Estate Investors are all about fast fix-n-flip, high appreciation, and rock solid monthly cash-flows. Cutting their teeth on investment in their own home-towns is only beginning as Serious Investors turn to points outside their own back-yards to other regions that demonstrate greater promise and higher returns.
You may say well how does older adult view these investment opportunities? For starters age of these stealth hunters ranges from 28 to 68. From "Rich Dad-Poor Dad" book series to Trump's magical presence on "The Apprentice," young real estate entrepreneurs are making their dreams happen to tune of 3-5 acquisitions a year! Got your attention now? The typical Investor has good to great credit scores, excellent cash reserves or hidden resources of partners with cash, and a willingness to make deal happen at nearly any cost. The best kept secret of all is that these investing beasts travel in packs. Where you see one, another is very close behind. In other words they know people that you need to know to grow your investor database even larger. If real estate professional does a good job happy clients are likely to refer many of their fellow-investors. Not just investor clients but their regular every-day real estate business. Face it, if you can demonstrate to your clients how adept you are with their investment portfolio, then wouldn't you suppose they would carryover this trust in looking to you in buying a basic home, condo or beach house?
So what if you haven't been focused in real estate investment sector, and you are thinking this all sounds pretty good, let's give it a try. First question to ask yourself is who have your clients been working with or exploring their options of real estate investing with over past 3-4 months. Statistically 6 out of 10 clients have considered investing in real estate or have already begun doing so before their realtor even has a chance to blink an eye. Got your attention now? How about fact that in less than one year I increased my annual commissions by 30% by just positioning myself within my primary data-base of clients. All I did was let them know that I was ready, willing and able to begin assisting them with their "Investment Realty" needs. What I learned during first year was that if I could create an environment for my clients to learn more about real estate investing that they would thank me in a variety of ways?most importantly they would call me before writing a contract and would make sure that I was involved in every contract where they wanted to make a real estate purchase. Before long 30% went up to 45% and further.
“Remember the Brakes….!”Written by Maricon Williams
“Remember brakes…!” that’s what my father always reminds me whenever I go out for a ride on my Yamaha motorcycle. And I always reply with a smile and a shrug. I thought my father must probably think that most motorcycle accidents are result of drivers forgetting to hit brakes. And then it happens… BLAG! - I hit a SUV in front of me and guess what? I forgot to hit brakes. So my father was right. But still, even after that incident I simply just ride my motorcycle without any care. It’s always fun to ride around town racing with friends on busy streets or beating red light. That was then, when I can still walk and ride my motorcycle but now I’m stuck in my wheelchair although I still do racing with my co-paralyzed friends.
Sad, isn’t it? However, no matter how many stories like this are published or written still very few people do actually care to stop and read and then learned from mistakes of others. This article may not contain new ideas regarding traffic and safety tips since I, for one thinks that there are really no other way of stating these tips. This article aims to increase awareness on how to avoid motorcycle accidents.
Here’s list of safety road tips:
1.Obey all traffic rules and signs.