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Tips on Buying Arizona Real Estate

Tips on Buying Arizona Real Estate

Anyone going through the process of buying Arizona real estate is likely to become stressed over the complexities of the entire ordeal. There are a few things which you can keep in mind to make the transaction a bit smoother, however.arizona real estate for canadiansFirst, do your research on the property before you make an offer. This may seem like an obvious bit of advice, but you’d be surprised to find out how many people don’t know certain details regarding the property they are dumping their life savings into. Seemingly little things like who owns mineral rights can turn into major issues if something valuable can suddenly be mined from the property.Next, take a look at the county tax records on the properties you are interested in before buying Arizona real estate. While back taxes are commonly discovered during the closing process, you could be hundreds of dollars in attorney fees into this process before they are noticed. The best thing to do is be your own advocate and figure out what is owed on the property before you find out if you want it or not. You may determine that the house or land is worth buying, even if taxes are owed on it. Typically, it is the seller’s responsibility to pay the taxes, unless a legal agreement is made to state otherwise. You should try to get the seller to settle their own tax bill, since it is their responsibility.

Find out who owns the neighboring lots if they are vacant. This information can usually be obtained from county records or the town clerk. Getting an idea of who owns what can help you decide if there are going to be any building springing up anytime soon on a neighboring lot. If a corporation owns some land next door, for instance, this is could be an indication that they might be looking to expand into your backyard. You should also look at a tax map to see how big lot sizes are, since buildings can only be constructed on certain lot sizes in most towns without a special variance which gives permission to build on smaller plots of land.

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Yahoo Answers, A Great Tool To Establish being an Expert

I recorded a quick screencast on how you can use yahoo answers to your advantage and become an instant online expert.

Another great resource would be wikihow.com and other online Q&A sites.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors…Electronics?

It is by far the common goal of every real estate agent to generate a constant, ever-changing, and steady flow of real estate sales leads. For most agents, this once meant a time consuming and fairly labor intensive process of tasks such as cold calling, in addition to sending out mass mailings. It meant taking time away from those tasks if more drastic measures were necessary, such as handing out business cards or going door-to-door to gain business.

Technology Makes Life Easier

However, with the advent of the internet, and advances in technology that have linked people worldwide, agents can now generate real estate sales leads through other means, including those that do not require massive and sometimes non-renewable resources.

Consider the following when trying to generate any real estate sales leads:

1. Mass e-mail – instead of sending out hundreds of paper letters to potential real estate sales leads, do the same thing electronically, thereby saving resources as well as time, since the letters will reach the recipients in a matter of minutes.

2. Blog – Having a real estate blog is a great asset in generating real estate sales leads. Don’t try to publish everything – visitors will become confused, and leave quickly. Publish a few bits of relative content, and keep it updated regularly.

3. Websites – The Internet can be advantageous in generating potential real estate sales leads, especially for agents. Numerous websites offer advice, listings, and other resources that were once impossible to come by.

4. Search Engines – Search Engines are by far the best way to become noticed on the Internet. Blogs and search engines can go hand in hand, as by keeping relative content on the blog, it will be noticed by more search engines, and thus more real estate sales leads.

5. Social Networking Sites – Usually frowned upon in terms of the working world (it has been known to cause some issues for businesses), sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn can be a great asset to agents looking to generate real estate sales leads. Promotion on social networking sites, used in a positive manner and with professionalism, can only benefit an agent.

Go Green to Attract Clients

Going “green”, once considered a radical concept popular to only a few, has become a worldwide movement. It is now considered gauche to use paper as though it was going out of style, as well as to use the resource of gasoline driving around a neighborhood with what might be a fruitless purpose (e.g. looking for real estate sales leads that might not materialize.)

Using technology and other “green” means to reach potential real estate sales leads is not only a concept that will aide the world, but will make an agent infinitely popular to any potential clients. Showing a willingness to advertise and promote via paperless methods, as well as a concern for both the environment and the world surrounding everyone, will help those clients to see the agent as someone willing not only to help the world, but to help them as well.

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Real Estate Marketing – Telemarketing for Mortgage Leads

Real Estate Lead Generation: Using Telemarketing Mortgage Leads to Up your Results in a Down Market

Mortgage brokers seeking to stay on top in a down market need to find creative ways to generate new mortgage leads. One approach is to purchase lists of telemarketing mortgage leads from leads generation providers who specialize in residential real estate loans.

By purchasing telemarketing mortgage leads from these providers, a broker can potentially save valuable time and money. Many traditional forms of real estate lead generation are expensive and time consuming, and a broker spends countless hours weeding through thousands of bum leads before finding a “fresh” lead who wants to do business.

A good telemarketing mortgage leads list can help real estate brokers generate fresh mortgage leads without an excess investment of time and money. This is a crucial advantage in the current real estate market, where most brokers are stretched thin as they search for new customers while continuing to meet the needs of existing customers.

Telemarketing mortgage leads is a hands-free, person-to-person approach that can help expedite the pre-screening and pre-qualification process through “live person” phone calls made you’re your service provider’s outbound call center. An good telemarketing mortgage leads provider delivers only the pre-screened leads to the broker by transferring them directly to the broker’s office via phone, fax or email.

Telemarketing Mortgage Leads Providers

It is important to use a telemarketing mortgage leads provider that verifies and pre-qualifies new mortgage loan prospects according to the highest standards and criteria. Look for a provider that utilizes a system of quality control in order to weed out any non-qualifying loan or refinance leads before selling them to you. Also make sure they have a return policy for any non-viable leads they sell you that don’t meet the qualifying criteria.

Customize Your Telemarketing Mortgage Leads

Be careful to choose a telemarketing mortgage leads provider that will customize their screening and delivery methods to meet your needs. For example, once a good lead has been identified by your telemarketing call service, you can request that it be delivered directly to your phone as a “live transfer.” You can customize your telemarketing leads program so that qualified prospects are delivered to you daily or the next day for your immediate follow-up.

Shorten Your Closing Process

Phone calls are faster and more direct than most other forms of marketing and, therefore, results are faster. The real advantage of telemarketing mortgage leads over other forms of lead generation is that your qualified lead calls can be instantly delivered to you via telephone transfer so you can connect with your customer and complete the closing process in half the time it would have taken you through direct mail, advertising or Internet research

Give us a call or shoot us an email to find out how we can get your lead generation campaigns off to a rockin start.

PS. I just hired a consultant to handle our cold calling and telemarketing. I’ll send an update soon on our successes/challenges.

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Can you really buy a home with little or No Money Down?

This question comes up a lot for me from some my clients. And the question is yes and no. You have to be creative. Institutional lenders as far as I know and at the date that I’ve printed this have stopped offering 100% financing for properties.

In the past you were able to walk in to a bank and even get 105% financing. Meaning you can get a mortgage for the full price of the property, plus 5% cash back to help you out with the closing costs.

Many of my members had taken advantage of this program which allowed them to get into the real estate game. Things have changed.

You can pretty much get into a real estate deal if you and the seller agree to the terms. You just need to be creative and persistent some times. Some brief examples could be:

- Find a seller that may be desperate. You could take over their payments or ask them to do a Vendor take back (VTB). Remember you may need to get an approval for the mortgage transfer. check with a broker.
- Use a promissory note in lieu of your down payment to the seller.
- Ask the seller to do a lease option. This works better in a buyer’s market where the listing volumes is higher than normal.
- You could try a purchase option where you ask the seller to sell them the home to you for payment in the future.
- An agreement for sale or the right to purchase.
- Trade something as part of your down payment if it’s valuable enough.
- The list could go on and on..

The above are some examples and are really limited to your imagination. If the seller and buyer agree on the terms and conditions then that’s all that really matters. Remember to make it a win win situation for all parties involved and check with a legal advisor prior to entering into any agreements.

You should always look for a property that has the potential for profit. Don’t just pick up a piece of property because you want to get in the real estate game. Do your due diligence and find a network you can bounce and share ideas with.

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How Much Time do You devote to your Real Estate Investments?

Investing in real estate doesn’t have to suck the life out of you. In fact; if it’s done properly you don’t even have to spend much time at it at all. Using a team and leveraging technology is a great way to keep your time manageable and working on the greater tasks at hand such as.. Looking for deals.

It really depends on how far you really want to take it. If it is your full time business. Well.. then you’ll be spending a lot more of your time doing things like finding JV partners, structuring real estate deals, setting up websites, networking, placing ads etc. But if you’re like the majority of investors out there you don’t have much time to spend on your business. Buying and selling homes is usually a side business for most.

By using simple systems and leveraging technology you really don’t have to spend a lot of time and effort managing your investments. Some of the ways to do this include:

- Using 800 Hotline systems allow you to automate prospecting and filtering out bad applicants.
- Using a lead capture website or a “Squeeze Page” is an effective way to generate leads.
- Use an autoresponder to be able to follow up with your prospects to keep them educated.
- Outsourcing the tedious tasks such as: call backs, appointment scheduling, sign installations etc.
- Using an automated property management system that sends invoices and receipts to tenants.

These are just some of the ways you automate your investing efforts. One of the keys to investing is to have a network or as I call it a Million Dollar Rolodex. Give the list of all your service providers to your tenants and have them call them directly. Rather than spending the time making the calls yourself and being inundated with needless tasks. For beginners this might not be an option. But when you have multiple properties it will make sense. Just be sure to negotiate the rates with your providers in advance and delegate certain responsibilities to them.

There are numerous ways to cut the hours you put into your investments. It just takes a little bit of set up, some education and a network that you can trust and rely on.

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BC’S Housing Market Update October 2010

Check out Cameron Muir’s, (Chief Economist) of the BC Real Astate Association Podcast giving an update on the BC housing market.

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Choosing a Real Estate Investment Program. Things To Know..

Investing in real estate is not as easy as it sounds. You may hear of friends making amazing sums of money, turning a profit every time and attracting unbelievable rental income from their homes.

But, the truth is, when it comes to real estate investment, the risks and profits are directly proportional to knowledge. This is the difference between real estate investment and the stock market. In the latter, even education cannot guarantee success. On the other hand, real estate investment has a steep learning curve. So, to be successful in real estate, you need to invest more time and resources in it.

Anyone expecting to make steady returns from real estate investment must be willing to develop the necessary skills and expertise. Unfortunately, too many investors jump into the bandwagon thinking that they will learn as they go. If you’re one of them, know that you can earn good returns, but the stakes are certainly higher.

At any point of time, most major cities hold these seminars to guide prospective investors through the steep learning curve. Real estate investing seminars aim to dispense important and relevant information on real estate investments and associated issues. That is why attending real estate investing seminars is an excellent idea for those interested in real estate investment. Besides, real estate investing seminars offer a wonderful opportunity for investors to meet other investors in the same area.

Before you attend one of these seminars, it is important to know that the nature of these in-house discussion forums vary with the source offering the seminars. They may run the gamut from useless to helpful and from expensive to affordable. The best way to get value from these seminars is to attend a few reasonably priced ones. This will help new investors assess and evaluate the usefulness of these seminars.
When choosing a real estate investment seminar, keep the following factors in mind:

Cost: Be wary of seminars that cost too much or too little. Expensive seminars may not deliver the quality they promise. Free seminars may be sales pitches in disguise.

Size of the class: If you choose a free or low cost seminar, expect a large group. Such seminars need a large attendance to make them cost effective for the people holding the seminar. But a large attendance means that you will not be able to get the individual attention that you need.

Expertise: Although it is difficult to judge the expertise of a speaker before the seminar starts, reputed agencies generally deliver loads of information.

Refund policy: If it is legit, they will have a refund policy. Ask if they have a refund policy before you enroll.
A number of real estate investors make the folly of falling for extremes. Either they jump into real estate investment without any awareness of what it entails or they spend millions of dollars on education without investing any money in real estate. The right path to follow would be to learn a little and start taking action. Then learn more as you go along; because in real estate investment, you need to learn more to earn more!

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