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So.... You Want to Be a Real Estate Agent?

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - The kids are out of the house and you’re looking for a “part-time” job. Or perhaps you’re simply seeking a career change. Or maybe you just love houses and architecture, and you want to “share your love” with the general public.


Those are all lines frequently repeated by those who’ve decided it’s time for them to “dabble” in real estate. These enthusiastic individuals are ready to sign up for their licensing courses, choose an office, and take the real estate profession by storm. No doubt, before long, they’ll be the top-selling agent in their office. First, they might want to read some of the top selling books for Realtors.


Well, sometimes things work out as planned, but more often than not, budding agents truly don’t understand the complexities of being in this profession. It takes

Pondering a Vacation Home Purchase?

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - Most Americans love going on vacation. As a matter of fact, some of us start planning the next one as soon as the previous one is complete. And these days, with the internet, it’s easy   


Many travelers enjoy going to a different destination every time they plan a trip, but many of us have favorite destinations that have become like our second home.  


Perhaps that’s you and maybe you’re tired of trying to find that ideal rental in your favorite spot (or spots) and have begun to think seriously about buying a second home in that locale, especially if you tend to visit for several months at a time. A purchase such as that is a big step and not a decision to be taken lightly. There’s lots to think about before you make that decision to buy.  


Can you really afford it?





While the nu

What you Need to Know about Homeowners Insurance and Natural Disasters

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - It’s been a challenging summer. Hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, mudslides. Almost all portions of America have been affected by a natural disaster at some point this year.


Any natural disaster is a scary thing for homeowners, who worry about losing one of the largest investments of their lifetime. Of course, your safety is paramount, items can be replaced but lives cannot.


While all of that is certainly true, replacing those things isn’t as easy as it may sound when it comes to insurance coverage and natural disasters. In this case, what you don’t know about your insurance policy may certainly hurt you or, at the least, leave you disappointed.


Coverage with a Standard Policy


 


Most people in the U.S., unless they’ve made other provisions, have a standard homeowners insura

Social Media and Today’s Realtor

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat.  


They’re all part of the fabric of today’s ultra-social lifestyle and they can be a wonderful way to connect with others.  


For folks in business or in the public eye, they can be wonderful too…or they can become a huge problem. Just ask Donald Trump  


If you are a professional – especially a young professional – it’s likely that you have learned to incorporate social media into your business. Realtors, in particular, have made wonderful use of social media to advertise homes and to promote themselves to others who have similar social media habits. For those agents who use these platforms properly, things like Facebook can be a real boon to their business.  


But, sadly, social media can also cause serious issues, especially when you cross t

Top 26 Real Estate Articles of the (Fourth Quarter of 2017)

Posted By joybender on Real Estate

https://www.luxurysocalrealty.com - We collaborate with real estate agents all across the US in an effort to analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry, promote cross country referrals, and network on behalf of our seller clients. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, we've curated the best real estate articles for home buyers and home sellers.

Buying Real Estate with No Credit or Bad Credit

Posted By erikemanuelli on Real Estate

http://wikibabylon.com - Any individual that is ever had the experience of bad credit recognizes that it is very challenging to receive a loan through a traditional mortgage company. However, this should in no way indicate that it is impossible to purchase a piece of property with a poor or low credit score.

In these types of situations, you will simply need to find other alternative options besides obtaining a traditional loan. To do so requires flexibility, and the willingness to agree to a variety of terms that you might typically not otherwise choose if you could bring good credit to the table.