Practicing What We Preach: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 1)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part one of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

As agents and brokers, we believe real estate is the best investment we can make. And we act on it by embracing homeownership. For many real estate pros, there’s also a natural progression onto real estate investing.

I grew up in …

Who Are Today’s Landlords?

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By Erica Christoffer

If you’re looking to get into property management, you’ll want to research your potential clients. And property owners who are considering becoming landlords will be looking for a real estate professional who’s familiar with their needs.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 landlords conducted by TransUnion, 44 percent are age 34 and under and 66 percent …

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Your Goal of Making ‘X’ Amount of Money Could Be Self Destructive

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By Dave Robison When the Focus is On Getting More Money: Recently, I talked to an agent who, unfortunately, didn’t quite know where their focus should be. It can be really tough to know. If more agents did, they would be selling a lot more homes. If you can learn these secrets, though, you could be consistently successful.  As John …

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Finding Income in the Downtime

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By Jessica Hickok Although selling real estate can be a very lucrative career, there can be some downtime when listings are hard to move, ultimately casting a negative cloud over that whole lucrative career thing. That’s where residential property management can swoop in and save the day.  Property managers typically charge a monthly management fee, which is usually a percentage …