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Productivity at Its Best: When the Work Gets Done!

Productivity at Its Best: When the Work Gets Done!

Today was a crazy day, in a long line of crazy days. I had a potential call with a new vendor, who texted me at the wrong time and then was a no-show. A surprise phone call made be a bit late for my appointment; as it turns out, the party I was meeting was […]

Stunning Vineyard Estate Near Paso Robles, CA for Auction!

Stunning Vineyard Estate Near Paso Robles, CA for Auction!

RealEstateAuctions.com is proud to announce “Hummingbird House”, a private vineyard estate in Templeton/Paso Robles, CA area, will be auctioned September 24th, 2016. Hummingbird House…magical and serene, this stunning 4.72 acre gated private retreat nestled in the heart of Paso Robles wine country offers unparalleled natural beauty, a lovingly updated 3-bd., 2-bath, 1,878 sq. ft. main […]

Take Control with Real Estate Auctions!

Take Control with Real Estate Auctions!

For best results, a savvy investor will strive to ensure that property is placed into service at its “highest and best use.” Essentially this means that revenue is maximized and expenses are minimized through optimized operations. This could mean for example rather than renting a large single family in a conventional manner to a single […]

Top Two Most Common Pricing Mistakes!

Top Two Most Common Pricing Mistakes!

Its a early Sunday morning, you wake up, and look forward to your yummy breakfast of cereal and almond milk (I don’t like dairy milk) and you sit down pour your cereal, measure out your portions and dig in. Yuck! The almond milk has expired! Its a terrible experience. When a seller’s home listing expires […]

Why Properties Sell For More at Auction!

Why Properties Sell For More at Auction!

I was conducting an auction recently with seven people bidding.  The bidding started at $700,000 and was moving up in increments of $25,000. Now can I hear, $725,000, I have $700k, now can I hear $725,000 I cried out. Slowly the hands began going up. $725k, $750k, $775k, $800k. And then the bidding stopped. I […]

Caught in a 1031-Exchange Bind?

If you’ve ever done a 1031 Exchange*, you know it can be extremely challenging to pull off. You only have 45-days to find a “like kind” exchange property. And worse, since you have to disclose the fact that the transaction involves a 1031, you may lose considerable bargaining power in the sale of your existing […]

Strategic Mortgage Default – Business or Ethical Decision?

Ever since the beginning of the mortgage crisis in 2006,  a question that has been hotly debated in the press is whether aversion to strategic default has erode over the years, creating a snowball effect of even more defaults as “social proof” validates its acceptance and reduces the social stigmatism associated with this course of […]

When Ambient Sounds Become a Dull Roar!

I was looking for a different quote/picture of a quote when I came across this one. While I don’t recall seeing it before, it seemed apropos, and reminiscent of my favorite quote:  “My centre has given way, my right is in retreat – situation excellent, I shall attack!” (Marshal Ferdinand Foch) Some days that’s how […]

52 Real Estate Closings in 52 Weeks!

52 Real Estate Closings in 52 Weeks!

I asked my sister Maureen Nesbitt, a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in the Chicago market, what her numbers were for 2015. She was reluctant to say anything because she really doesn’t like to track that sort of stuff. In fact, she hates the idea of knowing where she’s at from a sales volume […]

Using Infographics to Market Your Listings!

Did you know that having a Dunkin Donuts nearby your home can boost its value by 15%? I had no idea either until I saw it on an infographic. Now if someone had written a long article on home values or locations etc I may not have learned that little tidbit of info but because […]