Realty Executives Leadership Strong Presence on the Arizona Association of REALTORS® 2019 Board

Realty Executives is proud to be well represented on the leadership team for the Arizona Association of Realtors® (“AAR”) with 75 percent of the team being represented by Realty Executives. The board is elected by association members and leads AAR in its goals and legislative discussion.

AAR is the largest trade organization in Arizona, representing more than 50,000 Arizona Realtors®. The association works to better the profession of real estate and is dedicated to the protection of private property rights and best interests of Arizona Realtors® in legislation. Members meet to discuss regional and national issues and to support other real estate professionals. AAR strives to provide top education and training for its members and several other benefits.

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Buy-and-Hold or Fix-and-Flip…What’s the Right Investment for You?

When it comes to real estate investing, is it better to buy-and-hold or fix-and-flip? The answer depends on your investment goals, your personal preferences, and your local market. Let’s looks at each strategy and figure out which is the better fit for you.

What is Buy-and-Hold?

Buy-and-hold is when you purchase an investment property for the long-term. Most investors start with a single-family home or small multi-family property (2-4 units).

You simply find a property where the rent will exceed all your expenses (as a general rule of thumb, investors like to see the monthly rent be more than 1% of the purchase price), then find reliable renters for the property.

The rents collected will pay down your mortgage debt, pay all your investment-related expenses (like taxes, insurance, and maintenance), and put money in your pocket every month for decades to come!

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Realty Executives Opens Brokerage Covering Florida Parishes

 

Realty Executives International is excited to announce that Sam N. DiVittorio has opened a Realty Executives brokerage in historic, downtown Hammond, LA.

The brokerage will assist residents with residential, commercial and leasing needs in the Florida Parishes, which include Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Tammany, East Baton Rouge, Washington, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, St Helena and West Feliciana.

DiVittorio has decades of knowledge of this area having been a life-long resident. Through his profession he connects with people across the entire social and economic spectrum. He has helped recent high school graduates find their first apartment, young families buy their first home, retirees downsizing, business owners looking for commercial space, first time investors looking for their first rental property and large investors planning multimillion-dollar developments. He has also been actively involved in developments and investment ventures from beginning to end so he can provide guidance from personal experience to first time investors.

DiVittorio now serves as the Hammond City Councilman for District 4 which includes a mixture of established residential neighborhoods and commercial development. He graduated high school from St. Thomas Aquinas and earned a Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Louisiana University before being licensed by the State of Louisiana to sell real estate. After only three years of having his license, DiVittorio was the top producer of his firm, an honor that he has maintained over the years. He then became a licensed real estate broker in only three years. He has received numerous awards for his production as a real estate agent, including awards for top residential sales and top producer.

 

 

 

 

 

Realty Executives Associates Celebrates Office Opening in Sweetwater, TN

 

Realty Executives Associates Main Street in Sweetwater, TN held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony in Sweetwater on January 20. A large crowd of family, local government, business and community leaders and the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce came out for the event. Owner Scott Wilson and his wife Julia have been joined by numerous well-known local real estate professionals in this new venture. The newest Realty executives Associates office is located at 207 N. Main Street. The building was once a real estate office in the late 1800s. Continue reading

Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Coach

Originally published on dotloop.com

Real estate coaches provide objective business consulting and can even provide the catalyst for personal transformations. But who needs a coach and what’s the best way to select one?

An experienced real estate agent with a solid clientele and a steady stream of income might ask, “Why would I want to hire a real estate coach?”

Fair point. With reputable programs starting at around $500 per month and a significant time commitment, coaching is neither cheap nor always convenient. Perhaps most challenging, coaching involves giving someone else permission to scrutinize every aspect of an agent’s life and business practices.

However, both newcomers and top-earning agents who find the right coach agree that the increased business and, in some cases, the personal transformations they gain more than pay for the investment. Here’s why.

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Financing Basics for First-Time Home Buyers

 

The world of mortgage financing can be a little overwhelming for first-time home buyers.  

The good news is that there are professionals to guide you through the process of qualifying for a home loan. Lenders are happy to educate buyers on the different mortgage options. You just need to know a few basics so you can have a productive conversation with your lender.   

Here are finance basics for first-time buyers:

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Realty Executives Eagle Pass Broker/Owner Launches Comprehensive Real Estate Coaching System

Realty Executives Eagle Pass Broker/Owner and real estate consultant, Doris Salinas-Sanchez, has launched a new DSS Coaching System for real estate professionals. To kick off the launch, Salinas-Sanchez created a 90-day action planner to help real estate agents and brokers manage their business efficiently and help them stay focused on personal and professional goals.

The planner, which includes guided dialogues and tips for success, was created to be a track record for business and income activities along with a way to evaluate progress throughout the quarter.

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Best Ways to Stay Connected to Your Referrals

After a successful sale, it’s always a good idea to keep in contact with that client. But when is the best time to follow-up and when does your outreach become too much or not enough? Real estate agents grow a large portion of their business from existing clients giving referrals, whether it’s a friend telling a friend or a client posting your name on social media next to their new home. It can be tricky, but here are a few tips on how you can keep in contact with your referral network without becoming a pushy salesperson.

Keep it relevant

No one likes letters, postcards or emails that are not going to help or inform them in any way. Don’t just send something to get your name in front of them, send material that the consumer will open and use. Price updates, housing trends or holiday greetings are all examples of emails or mailings that your client can appreciate and/or find useful.

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Five Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Lawyer

 

When dealing with real estate transactions, finding a reliable lawyer presents valuable advantages especially in protecting your personal and business interests.

The practice of real estate law encompasses a variety of fields. Real estate attorneys are able to deal with more complex issues such as zoning problems and ordinances, environmental issues, or contracts and lease agreements. However, they can also offer indispensable advice and assistance to more common commercial and residential transactions.

Whether you’re buying and selling a house, investing in real estate properties, or in the middle of a simple legal issue, having a lawyer by your side makes the process easier. However, before you embark on the search for the best real estate lawyer to handle your businesses, you might want to take note of a few questions that will help you land the right attorney for the job.

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Quad Cities Business News Ranks Realty Executives Northern Arizona as #1 Real Estate Brokerage

For the fifth consecutive year, Realty Executives Northern Arizona has been voted as the Top Residential Real Estate Brokerage in the annual “Best of Business” rankings by Quad Cities Business News. The Northern Arizona brokerage has served the Greater Prescott area for over 13 years and is among the most productive real estate agents in Northern Arizona.

With eight offices and over 150 real estate professionals, Realty Executives Northern Arizona is continually recognized nationally and locally. In 2017, the brokerage was recognized by RisMedia in the “Top 1,000 Power Broker Report.” For years, they have been number one in sales volume and market share for the Greater Prescott area.

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