We’ve hit the top 3 hot buttons on why homeowners are better off with a short sale as opposed to a deed in lieu of foreclosure. In today’s market, there are really only 3 types of real estate transactions: retail sale (a rarity!), short sale, and an REO (bank owned) sale. Learn more about HAFA & Bank of America’s cooperative short sale and how it equates to money in the homeowner’s pocket as assistance to move.
I truly enjoyed catching up with Herman Chan, TV Personality & Real Estate pro from the San Francisco bay area. Once you get past the background noise from the end of the Sacramento Real Estate Association of America (Sac AREAA), held at the Sacramento Association of Realtors, it’s a great interview that spotlights a real & entertaining Herman.
Just dropping in to share with you a quick real estate tidbit for the week: yet another lending opportunity just discovered….watch here!
Hey Guys! Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas. I’m here with Chris Thompson & Tabatha Marie and their successful strategy TODAY that’s working in the Las Vegas market is doing residential short sale and OWC (owner will carry) deals.
That is the question, in a market where lending is so tough & strict, let’s chat about real estate syndications, for your commercial project. So which comes first: the chicken or the egg, ie, to find the deal or to fund the deal? Watch to find out…
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Commercial Lending. Commercial who??!!!
Exactly. In a world where lending is so hard to find, or even non existent nowadays, I’m going to share with you a few lending sources for your commercial deals. But first, let’s catch up on a quick update in the commercial real estate market today…so watch on, fellow investors!
Hey Everyone! It’s 2012…& going to be a great year! Cheers to that & stay tuned for more of the latest & greatest on commercial ( & residential) real estate, from me, RED, the real estate diva!
Hi Everyone! Since I had a lot of requests from last week’s group coaching calls to post my segment on my blog, and here it is! One of the best things that I took from the Mega Partnering event in Chicago (megapartnering.com), was Francis Ablola’s social media session. If you guys have seen one of my first initial vlogs, I had uploaded my first interview with Frank, back in the day, and let me just say, not only is Frank a fabulous social media coach, his presentations get better and better, packed full of great tips, for all types of audience, whether you’re a beginner at this or looking for advanced tips, there’s HUGE value in what Frank presents. So, let’s get to it, shall we!?!
This first part is a quick review of Frank’s first presentation from Mega Partnering back in February 2011; still some amazing stuff:
1. weebly.com -
The best way to get started if you’re looking for any type of online presence. If you do not have a website yet, this is the best site to start one….for free!
2. knowem.com -
This site gives you the ability to set up website presence on multiple sites; this kinda goes hand in hand with protecting your brand….
3. animoto.com -
One of my fave sites: let’s you create photo and video slide shows. You can use it at the free level; I found that for $30/year, you get a lot more.
4. textbroker.com -
This site allows you to create articles for as little as 2 cents per word – imagine that! Great deal, if you’re looking for more web presence and building credibility, because they have writers who can create fast articles on the subject of your choice at a fairly great bargain!
5. createspace.com -
This site allows you to create a book or other form of online media presence; this is what Frank says one of the greatest tools for building credibility.
6. Last on this list…
Frank’s fave (and mine as well!). Hire someone to do anything and everything for as little as $5 bucks! From creating a singagram to social media projects, there’s nothing that’s impossible on this site!
This was from Frank’s last presentation…
Now it’s time for the recent stuff, the good stuff that I took away from at mega partnering in Chicago.
1. wix.com -
Once you have a website, use wix to take your site to the next level by using flash-based online sites, using their templates for free!
2. pagemodo.com -
Here, you can set up to 3 facebook fan pages. So for those of you who like to have a seperate facebook business page, be sure to check this site out!
3. unbounce.com -
If you’re looking for a site to do autoresponders, squeeze pages, landing pages, this is the site for you! Here, it’s all about capturing lead generation.
4. tinyletter.com -
Let’s you create online newsletters. Yet, another great way for building credibility.
5. tadalist.com -
It’s about getting things done and this site not only allows you to create simple to do lists, but it let’s you share your lists among co workers, friends, family, whomever you may wish, all for free!
6. ning.com -
The idea here is to create a page similar to facebook. Try it out for free or for a low monthly subscription.
Lastly, we have….
7. ustream.com -
Always wanted to be on tv? Well, here’s your chance to create FREE online tv shows.
So, there it is, the latest and greatest stuff on social media. So, here’s my challenge to you guys. Take these great nuggets and give them a shot at what they’re all about. Apply it to your social media aspect of your real estate business and when you have, drop me a line to tell me your feedback and commentary, because after all, we are all here to learn!
Until then, my friends, happy investing and happy blogging!
Imagine a hotel banquet room filled with , let’s say, just shy of 2 dozen round tables, each with 10 chairs. Then imagine a cow bell going off every 15 minutes. Before the awful siren of the bell, this grand meeting room is roaring because you have about a little under 2 dozen real estate coaches, one at each table, presenting their chosen topic to a crowd of students, absorbing a tremendous amount of information, in an intense short lease of a time frame. Then imagine the bell going off, and the coach quickly wraps up, gathers all their handouts and name tag, and swiftly wisks off to the next table of hungry real estate knowledge driven students.
Actually, it would not be surprising if you got exhausted, just reading the paragraph above. Welcome to the coaches’ speednetworking event, on Day 1, of this 4 day Mega Partnering event (MegaPartnering.com). For the next 4 hours, we talked and taught, pretty much nonstop, except for one measly break, that seemed to have flown by in time at that moment. What started out at a leisure 15 minute-increment presentation, soon got chopped down to 10 minutes, and then finally, to desperately finish in the nick of twelve o’clock noon, got chopped down further to a hasty, down and dirty 5 minutes, in which we coaches literally ‘showed up and threw up’! By the time, I got to the last table, the students’ eyes were glossed over, some with a daze out into space, while others were just nodding their heads, probably not knowing what was being taught at the moment, but just nodding anyways.
My topic for that speed networking event was on direct mail marketing using handwritten letters and postcards. We all had our own handouts; some coaches had everything written down for the students; some had fill-in-the-blank strategies. As for mine: it was all visual, baby; I provided them with visual samples and as for as the content went, it was all in my notes and not one word typed out on paper. At the end of what seemed to be like a herd of students with the coaches being the sporadic sheep thrown into the bunch, it was quite an exhausting experience. Nevertheless, it was such a worthwhile experience, because I truly enjoyed teaching and spreading the knowledge of valuable nuggets of information that these grand students can take with them and implement what we coaches taught, and apply them to their real estate business, whether it’s commercial or residential.
Overall, this session was probably one of the best nuggets that I took from the Mega Partnering event this past weekend. One thing’s for sure: I will definitely remember what I did for Halloween in 2011 because it wasn’t your typical Halloween celebration with wild and crazy costume parties; instead, it was about one giant, spooktacular networking event, where celebs such as New York city’s former mayor Rudy Giuliani, the inspirational Nido Qubein, or ABC’s hot television host of the Secret Millionaires star, James Malinchak, stopped by to give amazing presentations that will inspire and motivate our lives and improve our businesses indefinitely.
Wow! What a great conference that brought out some of the biggest talents the industry has seen, including former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, motivational speaker Nido Qubein, and speaker celebrity James Malinchak, among the many amazing stars featured in this event…
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