Benefits Of Real Estate Teams

team photoIn recent years, the real estate industry has changed dramatically.

With the advent of new technology and more home sellers and buyers using the internet before selecting a real estate agent those who have not kept up with the times and technology are destined to fall behind the leaders.

Take for example the concept of real estate teams. Most industries have utilized team concepts to their advantage for years: corporate departments, sports, small businesses all utilize the team concept for growth and profitability.

The real estate industry however has historically placed real estate agents as sole entities, training them to be stand alone islands left to their own devices and abilities.

However, in recent years this ‘old school’ training has slowly been side stepped by some of the most profitable and top producing real estate agents in the country.

By realizing and implementing team concepts into a real estate agents business, these agents can provide substantial benefits to their customers’ traditional methods lacked.

Let’s examine a few of the benefits of being on a real estate team…

Marketing and advertising

Teams utilize shared expenses in marketing and advertising to a much greater degree due in part to having additional resources by way of more agents as well as an increased visibility in the communities.

Stand alone agents must pay for all marketing and advertising costs themselves with little assistance from the brokerage. It is up to the individual agent to market and advertise properties for sale using their own limited funding.

With teams, agents do not have to fund the advertising costs alone. Having more agents available to share the costs greatly decreases an agents cost outlays and increases their profitability.

In addition, sellers can be assured that their property will reach more potential buyers. More potential buyers in turn may mean quicker sales and often times better realized profit.

Let’s not forget about our buying customers who also benefit greatly from the real estate team concept. Regular team meetings to discuss customers’ wants and needs may often present opportunities missed by the solo agent.

More minds working on a task tends to produce better results!

Experience and training

Teams benefit not only from 1 agents experience, but the combined experience of the entire team.

This aids the individual agents by having insight and experience to draw on for help in problem solving and working with difficult property issues as they arise.

Having a larger ‘pool’ of experience to draw on provides agents with less experience increased training opportunities in a much quicker time frame.

Support

The real estate business experiences business peaks and valley’s through out the year depending on locality.

During the busiest times of the year some agents may not be able to provide the support and services which they normally provide due to the number of customers they’re working with at one time.

On a team, this is never the situation as there is always someone on the team that can lend a hand, provide support, show customers properties, write contacts etc.

Fun and Camaraderie

Teams tend to be much more fun!

Think about this a moment: If an agent is working alone, they may be able to visit and entertain with a few other agents in their office when not busy.

However, with a team you get the closeness of friendship and support that only a group of like minded professionals enjoy.

Team events, dinner parties, team meetings etc. all lend themselves to additional fun for the agents providing the ability to relax and share good times with others.

While many agents continue to employ the ‘old school’ traditional techniques in running their businesses, the more successful agents employ the team concept to provide increased customer services, reduced costs to team agents as well as increased profits to sellers and agents alike.

Growing a productive team is a key ingredient in running a successful real estate business in today’s market.

Rera Dubai – Real Estate Regulatory Authority In Dubai

Many people think that RERA is stand for Real Estate Regulatory Agency. However in reality RERA is stand for Real Estate Regulatory Authority in Dubai. RERA Dubai is the policy-making Dubai Land Department. It is a head agency which forms, governs and authorizes the real estate sector in Dubai.

RERA Dubai was founded on the 31st of July, in 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, prime minister ruler and vice president of Dubai. RERA is different from the Dubai Lands Department (DLD) eventhough both authorities are involved in issues to do with property and real estate purchases and rentals.

The aim and objective of RERA Dubai is to set policies and plans in the real estate sector in Dubai in order to grow foreign investments. RERA is a part of Dubai Land Resources Department. The authority has its own financial and administrative independence with full legal authority to regulate the property sector in Dubai.

RERA Dubai also tell people on regulatory acts while purchasing the realty in Dubai. State resources can be in security department until the establishing up is complete. The estate can be broken but only later a particular commendation according local planning. The land given cannot be either purchased nor traded till the scripted instruction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum is acquired. Tallying to the policy of confidentiality the Dubai Land Department don’t publish any info about its customers. Data relating the land conditions could be provided while the Dubai Land Department studies the condition of Land relations.

Associate the guidance of the declaration by RERA Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the Dubai principal plan 2015 to promote economic development and government modernization and allow substantiating growth and successfulness for all sectors, Dubai has provided great strides in placing the standard for the world in several sectors. This residential area and marketplace is the exceptional address for all the authoritative and reliable information regarding the Dubai real-estate sector.

RERA is set to model a pure international real estate approach system which factors the ‘old and the new’, the ‘customary’ and international ‘best practice’ approach. RERA main goal and objective is to ensure Dubai real estate practices and practitioners are raised to the highest condition known world wide for quality service, practices and simplicity of making out business in Dubai.

The Dubai Real Estate sector is attracting top talent from around the world and millions of dollars of Foreign Direct Investment(FDI). This unforeseeable development and interest at a international scale, provides Dubai authority to present a new concept of an on-line, virtual, real estate residential district.

The RERA Dubai website is at www.rpdubai.ae but rera.ae & rera.gov.ae can get you to RERA Dubai also.

Real Estate Slow Down In India

There has been an overall slowdown in real estate industry and various industry players have been affected. Some factors responsible for this slowdown can be increase in interest rates, slowdown in IT industry, increase in property prices, and increase in interest rates loan rates because of which many property buyers have stepped out of market. But somehow this slowdown can bring happiness to those middle class buyers who have been eagerly waiting for the property prices to come down. In major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad real estate market has come down. Also because of increase in cost of raw materials like steel, iron and building material builders are facing difficulty of constructing property at agreed prices.

Real estate slow down in Bangalore

As realty business in Bangalore has been hit by global financial crisis because of this uncertain condition in Indian equity market and property prices builders have come in formidable situation .The condition is that approximately 400 flats or more are still vacant despite of advertisements .And the situation is same with may top builders of country. Many builders developers said they have faced a drop in new projects as compared to last year because of which condition has become worse in the market.

Real estate slow down in Hyderabad

Because of Realty business is facing a slow down developers have decided to launch special schemes to attract buyers like launching special incentive prices etc. Also prices which were at some time had gone up are now cooling off because of which there is low growth rate. There are many factors that have contributed to the present scenario and may small buyers have backed out from the scene because of high interest rate, increase in input cost and strict rules. Indias largest real estate company DLF which has built may commercial and residential projects has announced that they will make high end luxury apartments at affordable prices in Hyderabad after seeing IT and real estate slow down.

Real estate slow down in Delhi

Delhi/NCR has also been badly affected with this realty slow down .Some real estate developers or agents have shut down their business and switched to other business because of this slowdown as it was being difficult for them to survive in these conditions.

Real estate slow down in Mumbai

Mumbai Real estate is a very large market with many Top builders and developers under its belt. But there also Developers have to cut down their prices for new homes for sale as condition of market has still not improved yet. As Mumbai has a large market for supply of high-end apartments as compared to other cities still there is a fear that of oversupply as many buyers have backed out.

This may be the current situation of Realty business in major metropolitan cities but there was also a time when a handsome salary package of six figures meant a home in the heart of metropolitan city .But the property boom turned down this dream of many people .Now we can say that only rich people are finding a home for themselves in theses metropolitan cities. With trembling condition of sensex and liquidity scare in banking sector the real estate industry has to come up with ways for attracting buyers. But sources are saying that this is a temporary condition and real estate developers are hoping the conditions will improve soon

Delhi Residents Cheer About Third Floor Ruling

The Supreme Court has allowed an extra third floor in Delhis residential apartments. Are citizens heaving a sigh of relief and how will it impact the Delhis residential real estate market?

Delhis property market is estimated to have about 5 lakh residential plot owners and the Supreme Courts move is expected to impact at least 50 lakh Delhiites. According to MCD sources, plotted residences in the capital house over 40 lakh people and the construction of additional dwelling units would provide accommodation to an additional 10 lakh people.

The SC not only allowed construction of third-floor dwelling units but also allowed them to achieve the liberalised FAR (floor area ratio), offered under Master Plan 2021.

However, there is a rider to this order that affects residential property across Delhi. While allowing property owners to build the additional third floor, the SC has also decreed that the owners have to give an undertaking to abide by the final orders of the court when it gives its verdict on the new Master Plan and the validity of the Central government notification allowing increased commercial activity along selected streets in Delhi.

The other issue that experts are concerned about is whether this flip flop by the Supreme Court in allowing extra residential property units has actually pushed aside the genuine concern that increasing the number of residential property units on a street will lead to increased pressure on the infrastructure that has to cater to the residents of the area. The car parking, sewerage, water supply and various other back-up services to residential property units remains unaddressed.

Present chief Secretary of Delhi, Rakesh Mehta, in his former stint as the Municipal Commissioner of Delhi had evolved a radical new solution to addressing the problem of infrastructural facilities to rapidly urbanising areas. His team had come up with the notion of local area planning where the occupants of the area determine its residential property profile and penalties for unauthorized use would be used to upgrade facilities in the area.

The present Supreme Court order only seems to indicate that the Supreme Court is aware of the acute residential property shortage that the city faces and the need to think out of the box for solutions. But if it does not address issues head-on there may be further trouble in store.

Property Investment Vs Property Speculation

Property photoMost people get Real Estate wrong for two simple reasons.:

1. They don’t understand the difference between an asset and a liability
2. They don’t understand the difference between investing and speculating

The broke majority live under the misguided belief that their family home is an asset. An asset by definition is Something valuable that an entity owns, benefits from or has use of, in generating income. The key is the words generating income. By that definition your home is not an asset, it is a liability. It does not generate income, it costs you money.

The broke majority will borrow as much as they possibly can, to buy the most expensive home they can afford, in the mistaken belief that this is a good investment. In fact they are are burdening themselves with the worst kind of debt. Long term, expensive, non-deductible debt that produces no income in return. The same kind of debt that lead to the housing collapse in the USA.

Successful investors understand this crucial point. Your home is not an investment.

The Business Dictionary defines an investment as Money committed or property acquired for future income. Now some will argue that an investment doesn’t have to produce an income and cite as an example gold bullion, collectibles or share futures contracts. By definition, none of these are investments, they are items of speculation. They can go up in value or, just as easily, go down. You are speculating on the future trade-able value, not investing in the inherent value of the income an asset represents. Tens of thousands of homeowners around the world discovered in 2009 that home values can fall and can fall dramatically and disastrously.

If you buy a house to live in with no income return expected from it, but in the hope it will increase in value, you are speculating not Investing.

If you buy a house to rent out, you are investing. The Australian government has long recognised the difference and that is why they allow you to claim the expenses relating to a rental property, including interest payments, as a tax deduction but do not allow any deductions for expenses incurred in buying a house to live in. In other words, the government is willing to share the risk of investing in income generating real estate because the risks are lower than tying up your money in your home.

Smart investors have a small or no mortgage on their own home and the majority of their borrowings are for rental property because that is the lowest risk strategy. They also get the best advice they can on quickly reducing the mortgage on their home.

The Upcoming Property Market Of Ranchi

Ranchi is the capital of a decade old state, Jharkhand. Jharkhand is known worldwide for housing first private Iron and Steel Company of India, Tata Steel. The most industrialized cities of the state include Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Ranchi and so, they attract a lot of migrant population from various regions. This migration has cultivated growth of real estate in Jharkhand.

Ranchi, being the capital city, is witnessing huge growth in its real estate sector with high investments pumping in. Real estate in Ranchi is soaring high with property prices growing almost five times in last five years. The investments by real estate developers and land owners are already bearing fruits with reaping of such great returns. Depending on locality, the rates of property, today, varies from Rs. 1,200- 1,700 per square foot in comparison to Rs. 400-500 per square foot five years ago. The hike in prices is proving expensive for locals but government is taking steps to ensure that they do not face the brunt of these developments.

Jharkhand State Housing Board is planning to develop various residential and commercial space establishments jointly with private builders of the area. The construction of various multi-storied apartments and commercial complexes is in pipeline across the state with Ranchi alone in possession of 19 plots. Since, government plans to develop Ranchi real estate in collaboration with private players like Parsvnath Builders, huge investments in this sector can be foreseen. The most interesting feature of the city is its natural beauty full of surging hills, little streams, calm lakes and brooks that together form a picturesque sight. It has retained its traditional touch in spite of moving towards modernity swiftly with large number of developments taking place. Beautiful waterfalls and rich tribal culture are among its other major attractions.

The tremendous growth in Ranchi has led to a boom in retail sector as well with leading retailers such as Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar, Spencer, etc. opening up their outlets. Malls, five-star hotels and multiplexes are also under construction indicating the growth rate of hospitality sector. There is also a proposal for industrial expansion on 350 acres of land along with setting up of SEZs, educational institutions and healthcare facilities. The growth in IT industry and tourism activities has high potential for bringing in the economic boost in the city.

The vision set for Ranchi is to make it a model capital city and 6Rs (of Redevelopment, Rejuvenation, Rehabilitation, Restoration and Preservation, Restructuring and Reforms) have been set in this line. The population of the city is expected to reach 15 lakhs by next year and the government seems to be all geared up to word towards making Ranchi a symbol of progressive Jharkhand. It has come up with a City Development Plan (CDP) that identifies land for new sub cities which would require 6400 hectares of land in order to accommodate growth till 2021. In addition to this, strengthening of management systems for urban planning, disaster mitigation, environmental management and management area also needs attention according to CDP. The government is also focusing on improving other amenities related to water supply, sewerage and sanitation, solid waste management, storm water drainage and urban transport. It is also chalking out plans for heritage conservation and tourism development, disaster management, effective urban governance, basic services to the urban poor, sustainability of investments and various other important issues.

With such commercialization of the city and improving living standards, Ranchi is gaining its position as a lucrative investment option. The positive push to both residential and commercial sectors has largely benefited the real estate of Ranchi.

Investing In Commercial Real Estate

Real estate is often termed as the safest investment avenue. In fact, real estate investments done with proper evaluation of the property (and its true value), can lead to good profits. This is one reason why some people pursue real estate investment as their full time job.

The talks of real estate are generally focussed towards residential real estate; commercial real estate seems to take a back seat. However, commercial real estate too is a good option for investing in real estate.

Commercial real estate includes a lot of different kinds of properties. Most people relate commercial real estate with only office complexes or factories/ industrial units. However, that is not all of commercial real estate. There is more to commercial real estate.

Health care centers, retail structures and warehouse are all good examples of commercial real estate. Even residential properties like apartments or any property that consists of more than four residential units are considered commercial real estate. In fact, such commercial real estate is much in demand.

So, is commercial real estate really profitable? Well, if it were not profitable I would not have been writing about commercial real estate at all. So, commercial real estate is profitable for sure. The only thing with commercial real estate is that recognizing the opportunity is a bit difficult as compared to residential real estate.

But commercial real estate profits can be real big in fact, much bigger than you would expect from residential real estate of the same proportion. You could take up commercial real estate for either reselling after appreciation or for renting out to, say, retailers. The commercial real estate development is in fact treated as the first sign for growth of residential real estate.

Once you know of the possibility of significant commercial growth in the region either due to tax breaks or whatever, you should start evaluating the potential for appreciation in the prices of commercial real estate and then go for it quickly as soon as you find a good deal. And you must really work towards getting a good deal.

If you find that commercial real estate, e.g. land, is available in big chunks which are too expensive for you to buy, you could look at forming a small investor group with your friends and buy it together and split the profits later.

In some cases e.g. when a retail boom is expected in a region, you might find it profitable to buy a property that you can convert into a warehouse for the purpose of renting to small businesses. So commercial real estate presents a whole plethora of investing opportunities, you just need to grab it.

Where to look for Melbourne apartments for sale

Melbourne has been ranked as one of the best cities to live in in the world and it has headed up the nation’s growth for years in a row, as its population has grown by almost 25% in only one year. Consequently, the housing market has expanded significantly and a recent trend among consumers has put apartments in front of houses, as apartments are more affordable, but also they prove to be a better investment than houses. Up until recently any individual looking into Melbourne apartments would simply go online and search for listings or go to a real estate agency and have a broker find the best apartment for him or her, in both cases the available properties being usually pre-owned apartments. However, lately, a new trend has emerged and many real estate agencies have acknowledged the benefits of working with residential projects when it comes to Melbourne apartments for sale, as this type of projects bring several advantages to both sides.

For those who have never even considered the possibility of investing in residential projects and don’t know where to start, the best thing they can do is resort to the services of a real estate agency that collaborates with the developers in the field, as they will be able to provide detailed information. Obviously, one can also make full use of the World Wide Web and search for Melbourne apartments for sale online, carefully browsing through and selecting among the current residential projects. The great benefit of choosing this type of apartments is first and foremost the fact that they are new constructions, most of them enjoying the latest building techniques, with the highest quality fixtures and fittings. Not only that, but these residential centres are usually developed in particular compounds that include certain amenities, such as indoor pool and gym, private car park or business centre. As mentioned above, one can find plenty of resources and information about these projects online, but the wisest thing would be dealing with a real estate agency that can take you step by step through what it means to invest in such an apartment or the entire building and what the benefits are.

Indeed, residential projects don’t address only Australians who are looking for Melbourne apartments for sale, but also investors and developers who are looking for a great business opportunity. If the residential building is located in a good area, the rental returns on those apartments can be excellent, so investing in the project can be greatly profitable, not to mention the tax benefits. All things taken into account, the process of looking for Melbourne apartments has definitely changed with the arrival of residential developments. Whether you are an investor, an owner-occupier or a financial advisor, it is important to gather all relevant information before making any kind of purchasing decision, which is why it is essential to show your interest to the right people, meaning the real estate agencies that manage the sales.

To learn more about Melbourne apartments or to find Melbourne apartments for sale, please follow the links.

Guidelines In Acquiring Property In Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

Everybody wants to have a successful acquisition of property in Fort Lauderdale real estate. There are things that you have to keep in mind in order to make a successful purchase and will not regret it in the future.

Before you go to Fort Lauderdale you have to set a perfect plan. With this you are avoiding any problem in the future. You have to carefully plan everything in order to put everything in the right place.

Planning includes

Location of the property that you want to purchase. It is important that you have to follow your plan on which specific location that you want. And it is also important to check on the facilities that are found in the area such as recreational and business establishment that you need as you stay in the place.

You have to consider also your financial resources that you will be using for the acquisition of the Fort Lauderdale real estate property. You can use your personal savings, mortgage loan and so on. If you are going to use a mortgage loan it is better to prepare all the needed requirements beforehand so that you will not encounter any problems in having your loan approved.

And once you have a well planned acquisition of the Fort Lauderdale real estate, it is time to put your plan into action one at a time. There are two ways on how you can do it, one is to do it on your own or hire an expert agent to do it for you.

If you plan to do it on your own you have to be ready with all the effort that you need to exert. You can start making inquiries on those real estate companies about those available units that may meet your specifications. You can also check on the yellow pages and call them after.

Another better option is the use of the internet. If you are looking for real estate property to acquire it is better to check on the internet so that you do not have to go else where just to make inquiry. But if you think that you cannot do it alone better hire someone that can help you with your quest in Fort Lauderdale real estate.

Real estate agents are expert when it comes in the real estate fields. They can look for a property that would be perfect to your needs and wants. They can also help you with the legal matters in real estate acquisition and will act on your behalf with the seller in order to give you the best deal.

Eliza Maledevic Ayson
Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

What’s Keeping You From Getting Started In Real Estate Investing

It’s not uncommon to see TV commercials starred with a real estate guy offering his winning “How-To” packages in real estate investing. If it is “that” easy to make money in real estate, then everybody must have jump on the wagon and start investing. But why do people still remain cautious about investing in real estate?

That’s a fair question and the answer is rather simple. Like you, those people are afraid.

People are afraid of making tremendous amount of money; that’s ridiculous you might say. However, the thought of added obligation and the thought of making blunder is what people are afraid of. You know that choosing a house to live is already stressful enough; you’re thinking how much more if you’ll buy one with the prospect of reselling it.

But you’ll be glad to know that buying a house for investment is far remove from buying your own dream home. You can leave behind your prejudices and your preferences when you buy a home for resale; you ought to if you are to think like a businessman. This frame of mind makes buying a real estate for profit easier than scouting for your own dream house.

Debt is one of the primary hindrances to getting started in real estate investing. The thing about debt is that it will make you do things that you don’t want to do just to keep debt from taking over your life. Most people wake up every morning and go to jobs they don’t like just so they can pay their debts. Get rid of as many financial obligations as you reasonably can so you can be free to pursue real estate investing as a source of income.

Lack of direction will also keep you from investing in real estate. Real estate is a large industry. There are a lot of different tactics and strategies for investing in real estate. So many that it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how you can start.

There is an easy solution to this dilemma, however, and that’s through learning as much as you can about the business. You can ask help from seasoned investors mentoring new comers like you and you can read information from the Internet or library. After you get this head-start, starting in real estate investment should be easier.

Another obstacle you can encounter when you’re trying to make it in real estate investing is the people that are only out to milk your money. They are those that act like your angel ready to help you achieve your goals but hide an agenda that could hurt your business: they are the scammers. The best strategy is to start asking help from your most trusted friends and meet people along the way through interaction and referrals.

At the end of the day, the fact remains that there is no single strategy you can implement to be successful in real estate investing – it’s solely the investors discretion which path to follow. All a rookie real estate investor has to do is to identify the hindrance that’s stopping him from investing in his first acquisition. Once that has been found out, you can start eliminating this hindrance first so that you can start your lucrative income-earner soon.