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James Kimmons

Updated Articles and Resources

By James Kimmons

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • News for Real Estate Investors 7/21/2014 Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Real estate news for investors for the week ending 7/21/2014
    • Before You You Choose a Real Estate Career - Know Why People Fail Created: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Assure your success in a real estate career by knowing the reasons others fail and taking action to overcome them. Competition, variable income commissions, burn-out, and unrealistic expectations are all important contributors to failure in the business.
    • Top News Items for the Busy Real Estate Professional Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Top real estate and mortgage news for 7/15/2014
    • Working with Real Estate Investors Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Real estate agents can grow a successful business working with real estate investors. The key is to understand how they operate and what they want.
    • Real Estate Document Sharing with Google Drive Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Real estate transactions are complicated, and a great many very important documents are involved, and Google Drive helps me to store and share them.
    • Government Violations of Real Property Rights-Stay Informed Created: Thursday, July 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Real estate professionals should be constantly vigilant as to new laws, rules and regulations that have an impact on real property rights. New EPA rules expand the agency's powers significantly.
    • How To Calculate After Tax Cash Flow (CFAT) for the Real Estate Investor Created: Thursday, December 28, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      After Tax Cash Flow CFAT - Real Estate Investment After Tax Cash Flow CFAT About>Business & Finance>Real Estate Business> Real Estate Investment> Know the Math> After Tax Cash Fl...
    • What Is Involved in an Internal BPO or Broker Price Opinion? Created: Monday, December 03, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The name Internal BPO would imply going into the home. This is definitely the case, however there could be much more involved. Learn the general requirements of an internal BPO.
    • How Real Estate Agents are Compensated - Commissions and Different Models Created: Monday, June 14, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      This update on how real estate agents are paid addresses the real estate agent commission model, as well as other and newer ways in which real estate professionals are being compensated."
    • The Sales Comparison Method of Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation Created: Saturday, December 16, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Appraisers and real estate professionals use the sales comparison method, or similar comparisons of recently sold properties to value a subject property. Several comparable properties in the same ...
    • Specializing in Real Estate Property Types, Areas or Client Types Created: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Real Estate agents work as buyer agents, with sellers and listings only, investment clients, as well as specializing in certain areas or subdivisions and farming them for prospects.
    • Real Estate PPC, Pay Per Click, Marketing That Really Works Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Stop listening to the negative comments about PPC, Pay Per Click, marketing by real estate professionals who just didn't do it properly. Learn here every step you need to take to generate leads fo...
    • Using a Music Background for Real Estate Video Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Music, if done properly, can be a nice background for your real estate videos. This is especially true if you are not going to be doing a voice over and the option is just silence. Learn how to d...
    • Be Clear with Your Client as to Whether It's a Survey or Something Else Created: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Don't let the client's lack of knowledge and terminology carry over into your work with them. Most clients will think they're getting a survey in a property exchange. In many cases, they're getti...
    • Keyword Search Strategies for Real Estate Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Created: Sunday, November 19, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Pay per click (PPC) web advertising is one of the most focused and cost effective marketing methods ever conceived. But you need to do it right, and that starts out with a thorough knowledge of th...
    • The Appraisal Replacement Cost Method Created: Saturday, December 16, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Real estate appraisers also estimate the value of a property by the appraisal replacement cost, or estimating what it would cost to replace or re-construct the property, disregarding the value of t...
    • How To Calculate Return on Equity in Subsequent Years of a Real Estate Investment Created: Saturday, March 17, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      After the first year, or as a projection for future years, a real estate investor might want to calculate the return on equity formula for years after the first. This could be to determine if the ...
    • Use Metes & Bounds App to Draw Plats from Legal Descriptions on the iPad Created: Saturday, July 03, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Metes & Bounds app for the iPad really made my day. The first test after I installed the app, I entered the calls from a legal description on a deal for my buyer. It turns out that the pa...
    • The Loan Origination Fee on the HUD-1 Settlement Statement Created: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Pretty straight forward, the HUD-1 settlement statement, in the 800 series items, will show an item for the loan origination fee. This is a fee, usually based on a percentage of the total loan amo...
    • Stop Feeding Trulia & Zillow & Market Your Better System-IDX Created: Thursday, November 01, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Too many real estate professionals are feeding Trulia and Zillow with their marketing dollars instead of marketing their far superior listing resource, the IDX." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • The Variables of Real Estate Proration Created: Friday, May 18, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There are variables in how proration is accomplished in a real estate transaction. The numbers can vary considerably, so you should know how it's done.
    • Requirements of a Valid Lease for Real Estate Created: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A real estate lease is a type of contract. For that reason, certain things are required for it to be considered legally valid. These include capacity to contract, legal objectives, offer and acc...
    • As a New Independent Broker Do You Need an Office Location? Created: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Just got your real estate broker's license and about to do your own thing? Does a real estate agent or broker need a physical office location, particularly if you don't plan on sponsoring agents? ...
    • New Real Estate Agent Marketing Budget Created: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Get experienced advice and specific plans for setting a real estate agent marketing budget for your new real estate agent business the first year or so.
    • Top Real Estate Lead Base Paint Disclosure Tips Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is dead serious about enforcement of the regulations concerning real estate lead base paint disclosure. These regs specifically make the real estate agent...
    • Daily Responsibilities of a Buyer Agent Created: Thursday, December 14, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Buyer agency or buyer representation has been increasing in importance and use for a number of years. Even if a real estate agent works with both buyers and sellers, this description of some of th...
    • Should "Bury St. Joseph" Be On Your Listing Task List? Created: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The St. Joseph Statue for real estate sellers is quite a popular strategy, with increasing use during slow real estate sales periods. What's it all about, and should real estate agents advise that...
    • Real Estate Agent Commissions & Brokerage Business Models Created: Friday, December 05, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      With real estate marketing changing, and pressures from Internet and discount brokers, is the old real estate agent commission and brokerage business model in danger of extinction?"
    • How to Plan and Hold a Real Estate Open House Created: Saturday, September 30, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      When an open house is appropriate for a residential property, learn the steps to properly plan, market and hold it.
    • How To Calculate Return on Equity for Real Estate Investments in First Year Created: Saturday, March 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Return on equity, as calculated in the first year of a real estate investment, is the cash return after taxes divided by the cash invested in the property.
    • What to Include in a Commercial Real Estate Resume Created: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Commercial real estate resumes can be thin on actual commercial real estate experience, but should highlight some skills and types of experience that can benefit a commercial real estate firm. Read...
    • Real Estate Listings Due Diligence Avoids Problems Later Created: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      When a real estate professional lists a home or other real estate for sale, it should be normal procedure to do a lot of due diligence and document gathering to be sure that the property can be sol...

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