Blog Archive

Commercial Vs. Residential Brokerage
Many residential real estate agents wander into commercial real estate, often by circumstance (a longtime residential client calls for advice or assistance with a commercial lease or investment). Then there’s always the lure of that BIG commission that clouds your thinking – convincing you that there’s little difference between working with first-time buyers and first-time investors, or with high-end homeowners and commercial business tycoons.
“Promises to Keep”
“But at my back I always hear times winged chariot hurrying near. And yonder all before us lie deserts of vast eternity.” ~ Andrew Marvel, “To His Coy Mistress”
Lessees Beware! A Case For Hiring A “Tenant Rep”
Selecting space and negotiating the most attractive leasing deal are complex, time-consuming tasks – laden with financial and legal pitfalls if ignored, overlooked or misaddressed. Particularly with commercial real estate, such pitfalls can multiply when a prospective tenant undertakes the process without the benefit of an experienced, knowledgeable leasing professional acting as their exclusive tenant representative.
“Last Minute” Tax Strategies
WITH MAJOR TAX REFORM, just being passed, investment advisers are urging clients to proceed cautiously but optimistically. This may be especially true for real estate investors.
“But it’s Christmas”
“There’s no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.” ~ Bill McKibben
Three Things To Know About Atlanta’s Commercial Real Estate Market
The state of commercial real estate remains extremely bright for the Atlanta marketplace – an optimistic outlook that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon.
For Real Estate Pros, Sometimes It Pays To Lose
Qualified “real estate professionals” who own rental property have special tax advantages that other investment do not.   Let’s say you’re a rental property owner and you spend more on the property than you earn during the year. You’d like to deduct your loss from any non-rental income you have, thereby...
Commercial Real Estate Outlook
CHICAGO (November 3, 2017) — Commercial prices will plateau and may fall in large markets, but secondary markets will experience sustained demand and stable real estate prices, according to Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors® chief economist.  During a commercial real estate forecast session held at...
Improving Customer Communication
Having strong communication skills is important (imperative) for your business success. Positive communication increases the number of opportunities you’ll encounter, and...
Hard Facts About Hard Money
What is “hard money?” Who (and where) are hard money lenders? Is this kind of lending helpful, enabling, or downright parasitic? Usury with a macho label? With real estate investors, money is considered either “soft” or “hard.” Soft money is readily available, easy to qualify for, with flexible terms and...