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Praise for Realtor? Magazine's BROKER to BROKER «By providing best practice management tips with thought-provoking ideas, Broker to Broker offers invaluable guidance on virtually every aspect of our dynamic industry. The book's easy-to-read format, with in-depth supporting material available online, is an innovative approach to helping the country's brokers and managers find effective solutions to today's challenges.» –Ron Peltier, President and CEO, HomeServices of America, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota «This compilation of the latest Realtor? Magazine articles on real estate brokerage management could be of help to brokers and managers looking for practical ideas to boost their operations. The book quotes extensively from veteran brokers and managers who are trying new ways to build sales and tackle problems. Within the book's range of articles could be helpful ideas for you.» –J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO, John L. Scott Real Estate, Seattle, Washington «The editors did their homework. The pace of change in our business is a constant challenge. Even if you don't want to lead the charge in industry change, brokers would do well to study the innovative concepts (such as the employee-agent model) illustrated here. The section on operations is particularly useful for brokers of a multi-office/multi-region operation.» –Steve Brown, ABR?, CRB, Vice President and General Manager, Crye-Leike, Realtors?, Memphis, Tennessee «The editors of Realtor? Magazine do a fantastic job of keeping Realtors? on top of all real estate concerns. No issue is more timely or essential to building good business than brokerage practices.» –Blanche Evans, Publisher, Agent News, and Editor, Realty Times, Dallas, Texas
Everything you need to know to succeed in the real estate business, as an agent, broker, or seller Make More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster illustrates why and how real estate agents need to change the way they do business to better serve their clients, spend resources more wisely, and make more money. The real estate industry is notorious for eating up a real estate agent's time, energy, and money, but many of the inefficiencies are of their own making. As a result, the client suffers from poor and uninformed service. This book provides a new business model for agents that shows how to sell more property, in less time, and develop client relationships that will continue over time, as well as a model for the broker, who can increase the brokerage's revenues through the use of professional development strategies from the book. Shows brokers how to provide better customer service, improve profits and return on investment, and take full advantage of social networking to advertise and attract new clients Written by Claude Boiron, coauthor of Commercial Real Estate Investing in Canada One of the few guides to the subject written particularly for the Canadian real estate market Make More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster is of value to real estate boards educating new members, academics, as well as agents, brokers, and sellers themselves.
HOW TO BUY U.S. REAL ESTATE WITH THE PERSONAL PROPERTY PURCHASE SYSTEM If you are thinking about buying real estate in the United States, either as a vacation property or an investment opportunity, this book provides you with comprehensive yet easy-to-understand information. Kimberley Marr, a Canadian real estate broker, has teamed up with a group of cross-border legal and tax professionals, mortgage specialists and U.S. real estate brokers each with years of experience. The Personal Property Purchase System outlines processes and considerations when purchasing property in the United States. U.S. destinations, especially in the Sunbelt, are popular choices for Canadians who are looking for a vacation/second property or investment opportunity. Statistics show that Canadians have been among the largest foreign groups of buyers of U.S. real estate. Price, accessibility, strength of the Canadian currency and similarities in culture are the primary reasons. But, you must keep in mind that the U.S. is a different country, with different laws. You need to be aware of these laws and comply with them. How to Buy U.S. Real Estate highlights important considerations in deciding what you want in a U.S. property, in what location and at what price. You will learn about Canadian and U.S. mortgages, titling options, foreclosures and short-sale property, medical and other insurance needs, currency issues, and much more. «Put the Personal Property Purchase System to work for you. It will provide you with valuable information and help you make the decision that is right for your personal or investment strategy.» —PAMELA ALEXANDER, CEO RE/MAX Integra Corporation «Kimberley Marr has demonstrated outstanding cross-border knowledge as a real estate broker, and has written a terrific primer that is a must-read for all Canadians looking to buy U.S. real estate.» —DAVID ALTRO, Attorney, Managing Partner, Altro & Associates, LLP «A well-written and thoughtful guide to purchasing U.S. real estate. The tools and checklists are so helpful that I plan to use them for my next home purchase.» —SUSAN INEZ POSKUS, President, Thomas C. Roberge & Company
Canada's bestselling author on real estate draws back the curtain on real estate investing Investing in real estate has often been viewed as the poor second cousin to the stock and bond markets. The misperception that investing in real estate is somehow difficult has cost Canadians the opportunity to increase both the quality of and income from their investment portfolio. To help provide a new perspective to Canadian investors, Canada's bestselling real estate author speaks about his relationship with real estate as the asset that has consistently delivered value for himself and the Real Estate Investment Network community across the country. Author Don R. Campbell is Canada's most recognizable face in media on matters to do with real estate Offers readers a unique glimpse into Don R. Campbell's views on real estate as an asset class, the opportunities and challenges, and the essential characteristics of a successful real estate investor People want to learn from the best. Investors have no better role model than Don R. Campbell—either to be introduced to the world of real estate or to take away lessons that will embolden success.
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Successful real estate investments play an essential role in Canadian investors' portfolios. The growth in wealth in real estate markets has presented investors with tremendous opportunities to capitalize on and expand their range of investments, and has moved real estate investing from a niche product to a pillar of smart portfolio diversification. In Making Money in Real Estate, 2nd Edition, Douglas Gray demystifies the Canadian real estate market for novice investors and presents new strategies for veteran investors. Learn to: Understand the real estate market cycles Find a property and assess its investment potential Build a trustworthy real estate team Arrange financing on good terms Use negotiating tactics that work Understand tax and legal issues Manage a property Avoid the pitfalls that many investors fall into Examine the pros and cons of non-residential property investment options Readers of previous editions will appreciate the vital changes to mortgage rules, taxation and legislation, and the inclusion of information on commercial real estate. Thorough coverage in plain English makes Making Money in Real Estate, 2nd Edition the next logical step for investors who want to begin or expand their real estate portfolios, and is a critical and indispensable tool in investment decision making.
All the fundamentals of accounting and finance of the real estate industry-made easy Providing both the theories and practices of real estate from an accounting and financial perspective, Real Estate Accounting Made Easy is a must-read for anyone who needs a thorough and easier understanding of the real estate industry. Walks you through the audit processes, including how to prepare the audit and the different kinds of audits Helps new auditors, the company being audited, and users of audit reports understand the fundamentals of the financial aspect of the real estate business Includes forms of real estate ownership, sole ownership, partnerships, joint ventures and real estate investment trusts (REITs), including the advantages and disadvantages of these entities covered in detail A practical guide to the field of real estate accounting and finance, this easy-to-understand introductory and intermediary book on the field of real estate begins with the elementary and basic aspects of real estate to ensure that those that are new to the field are comfortable with this often-complicated subject matter.
This study appraised service quality delivery in real estate agency and examined the factors affecting the provision of quality service in Lagos metropolis with a view to enhancing service delivery in real estate agency market. Data were collected using two sets of questionnaires. The first set of questionnaire was administered on real estate service providers and the second set of questionnaire was administered on real estate service consumers. The study showed that agent's reputation was the most important factor that real estate service consumers considered in making decisions on the choice of estate agent. Also, consumers perceived estate agents to have performed fairly well in terms of consistent courtesy and regular neatness in their appearances. The study further showed that the consumers were of the opinion that real estate agency services needed to be improved. The study concluded that real estate agency service delivery in the study area was above average but could be improved upon with proper regulations to govern the practice of estate agency, improvement in real estate firms' reputations and more continuing education programmes.
Praise for MAVERICK REAL ESTATE FINANCING «Once you start reading, you won't be able to put the book down. You will feel you are part of the deals that industry leaders have put together. This is a real book about real people and how they address risk and reward.» –Bruce S. Schonbraun, Managing Partner The Schonbraun McCann Group LLP «Bergsman applies a journalist's logic to the complex world of commercial real estate, making it easier for outsiders to understand. He writes with the authority of a true insider.» –Brannon Boswell, Managing Editor Shopping Centers Today «Congratulations. Finally, someone has written a book that reflects real estate finance in the twenty-first century. With the growing proliferation of real estate education in university business schools today, this book should be required reading!» –James D. Kuhn, President Newmark Knight Frank In Maverick Real Estate Financing, Steve Bergsman–author of the widely acclaimed Maverick Real Estate Investing–describes the various financing methods you can use to achieve real estate investment success. Maverick Real Estate Financing also introduces you to an innovative group of real estate professionals who have used these methods to build substantial fortunes. By listening to some of the world's most successful real estate Mavericks–includingWilliam Sanders, W. P. Carey, and Stephen Ross–you'll discover what sets them apart from the rest of the pack and learn how to apply their proven principles to your own real estate deals. Each chapter examines a different real estate financing technique and the Maverick who best exemplifies it. Some of the strategies and products discussed include: * Equity financing * Public and private REITs * Agency loans * UPREITs * Commingled capital * Retail site arbitrage * Conduit loans * Sale-leasebacks * Distressed mortgages * Low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs)
Investing in commercial real estate can provide excellent risk-return opportunities for both the large and small investor. Unlike equity securities, commercial real estate often generates a substantial and predictable cash flow over time–and the compounding effect of this cash flow can significantly enhance the performance of most investment portfolios. Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, The Real Estate Investment Handbook is an essential tool for current and aspiring commercial real estate investors looking to develop and evaluate commercial real estate properties. Throughout the book, experts G. Timothy Haight and Daniel D. Singer offer careful examinations of the various types of commercial real estate available, the measures within the markets used to evaluate their performance, and the intricacies of the markets in which they are traded. The discussions of breakeven analysis, present value, financial leverage, loan packaging, and practical real-life situations found in The Real Estate Investment Handbook will help you make better-informed decisions when investing in properties such as: * Apartments, condominiums, and time-shares * Single-family homes * Self-storage facilities * Office buildings * Industrial properties * Parking lots * Shopping centers * Hotels and motels Successful real estate investing is not just about net income or cash flow; it's about the fit between an investor and an investment. With The Real Estate Investment Handbook as your guide, you'll learn how to choose properties that make sense–and money–for you.
Canadian real estate investors often hear about real estate cycles, yet very few people can describe what they are and how to actually use them to one's advantage. The Canadian Investor's Guide to Secrets of the Real Estate Cycle will show Canadian investors the ins and outs of the various phases of the real estate cycle, such as boom, slump and recovery, in order to equip them with the knowledge to make practical and informed decisions about their portfolios. Written by Canada's top-selling real estate investor and author Don Campbell and Kieran Trass, a leading expert on real estate cycles, the book will drill down into the various causes that affect real estate trends, such as local and global economics, population migration, employment levels, affordability of rental housing, real estate listings and other factors, to provide a scientific basis for assessing current trends and where those trends are heading. Complete with charts, checklists, and real-life stories, The Canadian Investor's Guide to Secrets of the Real Estate Cycle will be an indispensable guide for all investors.
51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors chronicles the incredible successes – and near-misses – of Canadian investors who employ strategies designed by Canada's best-selling real estate author, Don R. Campbell. In his first two best-sellers, Real Estate Investing in Canada and 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors, Campbell shows what it takes to succeed in real estate investing. In his third book, Campbell casts a spotlight on the success stories of investors as well as exploring examples of occasions when investing initiatives do not go so well. In his assessments, Campbell illustrates how to avoid these circumstances and what to learn from them. The end result is further proof that Campbell's time-proven techniques and in-depth knowledge are essential reading for every real estate investor in Canada.
This guide from bestselling real estate authors de Roos and Kennedy shows you how to use tax-free retirement funds to invest in real estate. Using real estate IRAs, you can combine the tax benefits of retirement funds with the high rates of appreciation in the real estate market, growing your retirement investments by leaps and bounds. This handy book shows you how.