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WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently released its “Best Places to be a Real Estate Agent in 2018” survey. Here are some results of WalletHub’s survey: Top 10 Hot Spots San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA San Jose, CA Fremont, CA Oakland, CA New York, NY Santa Rosa, CA Denver, CO Nashville, TN Vancouver, WA Highest Number of Sales for Agents Salem, OR ...
As we’ve reported here before, tiny houses are slowly but surely making their mark on America’s landscape. More and more, people yearn for simpler, downsized and unplugged lives within smaller and smaller spaces…tiny spaces… surrounded by nature. A new player in this tiny home market is Getaway, a three-year-old Brooklyn-based start-up, that exclusively rents, does not sell, tiny houses. In an...
Having trouble setting goals? Having trouble following through on them? Not only do you have to write them down as we discussed earlier this week, but you have to TAKE ACTION to achieve them! This means that you have to "do what you don't want to do, when you don't want to do it". That's one of our regular catch-phrases...
Chinese investment in US residential real estate has increased more than 150% in less than 5 years. In 2010, Chinese nationals invested $11.2B in US home properties; in 2015, those dollars increased to $28.6B. The major reasons for this increase are twofold: one, the Chinese government loosened capital restrictions on its people and two, China’s economy, and therefore its wealth...
Ever heard the term “white boxing”? Me neither. I’ve since learned that white boxing means stripping all furnishings, all amenities (even high-end kitchens and bathrooms), all everything from ultra-luxury, ultra-high priced listings. Essentially, white boxing is tabula rasa real estate to the very nth degree. One example of a white-boxed ultra-luxury listing is a penthouse on the 32nd floor in West...
This piece is a follow-up to the article “America’s Mortgage Market Still Broken” that was posted earlier this week. It used to be, prior to the nightmarish financial/housing crisis in 2008, that mortgage market kings were banking juggernauts such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup.   Today, the new mortgage market kings are nonbanks. What is...
The HARRIS Certified Coach Affiliate® program is a great opportunity to add another spoke to your revenue stream. Chances are you already use what you know as a real estate agent and a Harris Real Estate Coaching client by helping other agent colleagues discover answers and solutions regarding difficult situations, negotiations, and/or clients. Your training as a HARRIS Certified Coach Affiliate®...
It’s not about each commission check. It’s about what you DO with each check that matters. As long as you're working for your money, you're always at risk of losing it when the market changes. You need to invest & save wisely, and pick business strategies that help your money work for you, so that your riches can grow into...
Wayne Gretsky recently bought back a home he loves in Thousand Oaks, CA. The “Great One” and his wife, Janet, had lived in the house during the late ‘90’s/early 2000’s and then sold it to ex- New York Mets star, Lenny Dykstra in 2007 for $18.5M. Dykstra got into some financial trouble and lost the house in foreclosure. It was...
Ever wonder how your salary stacks up with others around the country? Here are the 10 highest and lowest annual median salaries according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10 Highest Annual Median Salaries  San Francisco – Redwood City – South San Francisco $77,360 San Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara  $77,180 California – Lexington Park, MD  $70,860 Washington...
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