#1 Advantage: A Brand Name People

RE/MAX. It’s a brand name that buyers and sellers know. A brand name that stands out in a competitive industry. A brand name that helps productive, skilled agents build their business. And a brand name that elevates the real estate experience for everyone involved. Can a brand name make a difference? You better believe it can!  

State & Local Tax Deductions

The rule caps “SALT” or state and local tax deductions at $10,000, when before those deductions were unlimited. Those include real estate, and either income taxes or sales taxes. For wealthy people who itemize deductions, income taxes alone exceed that amount, let alone property and sales taxes. If they also live in a relatively high tax state such as New …

The Introverted Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Networking

Are you the type of person that is “shy until I get to know somebody?”, then you might be an introvert. Introverts might not be the best at commanding the attention of an entire room, but they are experts at building authentic relationships with their potential clients. If you are an extrovert, some of these tips may offer perspective or even give …

My Lifeline to Success!

MY “LIFELINE” TO SUCCESS! When I transitioned from a successful Real Estate sales career in Rochester, NY area to Vero Beach FL, I wanted to affiliate myself with a national company with great Brand recognition. Since, “Re/Max sells a home every 30 seconds”, I wanted to be part of THAT!  When Re/Max Associated Realty opened their new office on the …

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Home Buying Tips: Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious problem that can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning can cause reproductive problems, high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorder, memory and concentration problems, and muscle and joint …

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Home Buying Tips: Environmental Issues

When purchasing a piece of property, it is important to be aware of any environmental liabilities associated with it. For example, you should find out if there are any registered underground tanks within several miles of the property, known contaminated properties in the neighborhood, or property owners who have been fined by the government for failing to meet environmental safety …

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Condominium and PUD Ownership

Builders, in an effort to combat the dual problem of an increasing population and a declining availability of prime land, are increasingly turning to common interest developments (CIDs) as a means to maximize land use and offer homebuyers convenient, affordable housing. The two most common forms of common interest developments in many states are Condominiums and Planned Unit Developments, often …

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How Should I Take Ownership of the Property I am Buying?

Real property can be incredibly valuable and the question of how parties can take ownership of their property is important. The form of ownership taken — the vesting of title — will determine who may sign various documents involving the property and future rights of the parties to the transaction. These rights involve such matters as: real property taxes, income …

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How to Sell Your House: What is a Short Sale Anyway?

An increase in foreclosure rates will inevitably bring with it an increase in short sales. But what is a short sale? A short sale happens when you sell your house for less than your remaining mortgage balance, the proceeds of which go to the lender and in return the lender forgives the remaining balance. Selling your home as a short …

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How to Sell Your House: Setting the Price

The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home. Several factors will contribute to your final decision. First, you should compare your …