Friday, March 27, 2015

Why Spring Is the Best Time to Sell Your Home

In their book, "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate," co-authors Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries calculate the best time to sell a house. For most of the United States, that season is mid-March to mid-April. Warmer climates start earlier; cooler climates end later. But why? Why is spring the best time to sell your home?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

5 Tips for Avoiding Real Estate Startup Mistakes


Every real estate investor is going to make at least a few mistakes early on I this process, but it is important to avoid the catastrophic mishaps that could cause some serious issues later on. Here is a closer look at five tips that could help you avoid some of the most common real estate start-up mistakes.

The Fall of Foreclosure Rates

Home foreclosure rates and repossessions have fallen again to a rate that hasn't been seen since 2007. All defaults and filings were down 33 percent, according to online marketer RealtyTrac. The numbers add up to 804,000 repossessions in 2014 with one in every sixty-nine homes had a foreclosure. That's down from 2010 when over a million homes were taken back from the bank.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Helping Your Company Growth With a Strong CFO

All companies, regardless of their size, can benefit from having a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A strong CFO has the ability to help take a company into the future with growth and success. Following are a few responsibilities the CFO performs that lead a company through change and growth.

Real Estate: The 'Starbucks Effect'

Living near a Starbucks coffee shop is a great perk for any coffee lover. A much bigger bonus is the fact that homes that are located closer to Starbucks tend to increase in value much more significantly than those that aren’t. It may seem surprising that Starbucks would be the key to gentrification, but the numbers back up the claim.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Millennials on the Market

Over the past several years commentators nervously observed the low rate of millenial home ownership. Industry analysts wondered whether the numbers foretold a permanently lower interest in home ownership. However, the numbers are now in and the majority of new home buyers were millenials in 2014.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Miami’s Multi-Million Dollar Boom

The Miami real estate market continues to percolate with those looking to enjoy luxury real estate in an area that has enviable year-round weather seeing their options increase with each new building that goes up.

That’s a far cry from five years ago, when the market bottomed out after the economic collapse of 2008. Real estate watchers had been dealing with a slide in real estate since 2006, but the crash landing left plenty of damage that would need an additional few years before it began to pick up.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Why Training is Not Resource Development

Training can be amazing. In a recent article, we outlined several ways in which training is vital to the continued success of your operation. However, one thing needs to be fundamentally clear. Training is NOT about resource development. Training is about developing skills and getting people on the same page. It should not be used for individual personal or professional development. Let me say that another way: training is about learning a system; development is about becoming better.