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August 03, 2007

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie

Six_percent Would You Buy A Condo From This Woman?

Formula For Calculating the Profitability of a Rental Property

How to handle real estate agents

Ted Truitt, Real Estate Ethics Guru

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Regarding the formula for calculating rental profits, I cannot understand why a family would pay $900 rent for a place they could buy for $575 a month. In my family's experience, the only renters who would agree to pay so much are the ones who never intend to pay anyway.

Posted by: Miss Cellania at Aug 4, 2007 12:14:40 PM

Jesus, realtors are total fucking assholes. Glad I never used one to buy property.

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Posted by: michael jones at Aug 22, 2007 4:28:04 AM

In the past few years I've been researching who are the successful agents, tried to figure out why top agents are top agents.
Do they have a common educational background? No. Good ones have high school diplomas, masters and doctorates. No correlation.
Similar previous careers? No. One of the best agents I know used to teach baton twirling. I doubt if I could find a lot of those if I tried! I've had waiters, teachers, high powered executives and stay-at-home Moms who were all very successful.
Common interests? No. Other than eating, (which we Realtor-types seem to do exceptional well) the interests are widely diverse.
After 13 years in real estate sales and management, I've only found a few constants.
1. Successful agents treat the real estate business as a business. They actually have a business plan and a budget. They understand that you have to spend money to make money. They know how many sales they need to make the income they require and then they figure how they'll get from here to there. They plan in advance and execute the plan.
2. They actually work when they work and play when they play and take a day or two off every week. (Just like a "real job!")
3. They have fun and enjoy selling real estate but know that it won't be forever.
4. They buy a lot of real estate for investment when they see good deals because they know that no one gets rich selling the stuff. You get rich owning it! Financial independence gives one a lot of freedom, autonomy and a certain air of confidence that smells like success.
. . . And people like to do business with successful people so they do more business!
That’s why I choose this realtor http://www.realtydirectorymakers.com/ for my future

Posted by: Successful Agent at Sep 14, 2007 6:30:30 AM