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A favorite saying and belief from my first Real Estate Instructor and Mentor! Another Sunday Open House from 12:00-4:00, 12:00- (not much happening), 3:55 pm, 7 young people show from Slovenia, and engage in a 1/2 hour great relationship building conversation! One of them was identified later in ...
12/20/2009
During the years of private practice I witnessed the effects of many with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) sometimes referred to as "winter depression or the winter blues"! During my 8+ years of living in Florida I have become acutely aware of "psychological benefits" of waking each morning to (...
12/18/2009
In determining where a real estate professional should consider marketing and expanding their international presence the following NAR research will be useful. The following Table shows the Prefered Destination (STATE) of Foreign Property Purchases, by Buyer's Region (Continent) of origin: North ...
12/18/2009
So where do International Buyers come from? Accoriding to the NAR statistics the Top Six Countries of Origin of International Clients: Canada 23.6% United Kingdom 2.5 Mexico 8.7% China 7.5% India 6% Germany 4.5% The weak dollar and falling US real estate prices has made US real estate a baragain ...
12/17/2009
The median incomes of CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) is substantially greater than non-CIPS Realtor's. The 4th quarter issue of the Global Perspectives in Real Estate, reveals: the foreign Buyer paid more for a U.S. home than a domestic Buyer! Median price paid by foreign was ...
12/16/2009
Despite all the gloom and doom surroundingthe present real estate market and national/world economy is there any good that is NEW NEWS! In the Global Perspectives in Real Estates, 3rd Quarter of 2009 Dr. Lawrence Yun (Chief Economist for NAR) describes the Next Middle Class arrising from the "BRI...
12/15/2009
Those who have an intrest International Real Estate transactions and want to expand their marketing, should definitely consider the CIIIS (Certified International Investments Immigration Specialist) This two day class was one of the BEST educational experiences of my Real Estate career with infor...
12/11/2009
"Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. REALTORS® should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest di...
12/10/2009
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