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James Kimmons

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By James Kimmons

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    • Real Estate Listing Agreements Types - Who Gets Paid and Who Doesn't Created: Sunday, November 12, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      There are three basic types of real estate listing agreements, Open, Exclusive Agency, and Exclusive Right to Sell.
    • The Gross Lease in Commercial Real Estate Created: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The commercial gross lease is sometimes also called a full service lease. The landlord generally agrees to pay all expenses in this type of lease, including taxes, insurance and maintenance.
    • Real Estate Valuation and Analysis for Investors Created: Monday, March 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are some key elements to keep in mind when you’re evaluating a potential real estate investment. Some are quantitative (What sort of cashflow should you expect? What kind of rate of ret...
    • What Loan Types are Not Covered by RESPA? Created: Saturday, November 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      RESPA, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, covers the vast majority of residential loans. Learn the loan types not covered by RESPA and why.
    • Types of Real Estate Encumbrances Created: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn the types of encumbrances on real estate properties, including liens, deed restrictions, easements, encroachments and licenses. Real estate encumbrances can adversely impact the sale of a pro...
    • Top 10 Real Estate Financial Calculator Problems Explained w/Spreadsheet Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A spreadsheet real estate financial calculator solution. Set up to quickly calculate gross potential income, gross operating income, gross rent multiplier, net operating income, cash flow before t...
    • Commercial Lease Calculations Tools Created: Saturday, May 19, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Commercial Lease Calculations - Tools for Commercial Lease Calculations About>Business & Finance>Real Estate Business Essentials Investor Valuation Tools Real Estate Success Classes Annua...
    • Top Ten Tips for Being Successful in Becoming a Real Estate Agent Created: Sunday, October 24, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Passing the test gets you the license, but it's far from enough knowledge to be successful in becoming a real estate agent for the long haul. Learn the top ten things you can do to help assure tha...
    • An Example Rental Property Cash Flow Calculation Created: Monday, December 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Many a wealthy person got that way with real estate. A smart buy on a rental property and good management can provide cash flow for other uses or investments. Here's a fourplex example.
    • The Basics of Real Estate Wholesaling Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Real estate wholesaling is a viable real estate investment activity, even for those who have little or no cash to invest. Learn the basics of how it works and how it's funded here.
    • The Right Way to do Images on Your Site Created: Saturday, April 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Using legal royalty free images, photos and video for real estate sites.
    • Real Estate Investing - Introduction & Basics Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      Profit streams from real estate investing.
    • Grammar Dysfunction Can Hurt Your Listings Created: Sunday, March 09, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014
      However, it was nice to see this post over at Redfin.com about a survey done with Grammarly.com about home listings with grammar and spelling errors.
    • Planning Real Estate Income with the Funnel Approach Created: Friday, November 03, 2006 Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014
      Planning real estate income is accomplished by determining your needed income, planning behaviors and activities, knowing the approximate results of these activities and behaviors, and developing a...
    • Stock Market versus Real Estate Investing Created: Friday, February 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014
      Real estate investment versus the stock market.
    • Building a Real Estate Investing Buyer List Created: Friday, February 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014
      Real estate investing tools to build a buyer list.
    • Google+ Leverage for Real Estate Marketing Created: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
      Google+ for Real Estate Marketing
    • Real Estate Web Sites - Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes Created: Friday, October 26, 2007 Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014
      A real estate website is not an advertisement. When you stop building it like one, your website leads will skyrocket. Learn what most Realtors do wrong here.
    • Transactional Emails and Real Estate Created: Friday, January 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014
      The guest author was outlining in detail the many ways in which this type of email can be used to gain customer trust and build repeat business.
    • Ethics and the New Real Estate Agent Created: Thursday, January 02, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014
      Ethics for new real estate agents.
    • Planning Property Showings for Real Estate Buyers Created: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013
      If you're working with real estate buyers, you're showing properties. If you have buyers who want to view homes, here are the steps to setting up home showings for efficiency and to best serve the ...
    • The Realtors Federal Credit Union Created: Monday, December 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013
      Realtors Federal Credit Union
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Real Estate Created: Monday, December 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013
      I moved from a Galaxy S3 phone to the Note 3 primarily for the SPen. I love it for other reasons as I've learned to use it.
    • Real Estate Listings Due Diligence Avoids Problems Later Created: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
      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...
    • Using Google+ Auto-backup to get photos into your blog or website. Created: Monday, November 11, 2013 Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013
      It's never been easier to take photos in the field and have them available for use on your website or blog. Do it with Google+ Auto Backup.
    • To Syndicate or Not to Syndicate Created: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
      When some really large brokerages in Texas announced they were no longer going to syndicate listings outside of their MLS and IDX, it created another round of discussions as to the value of real es...
    • Use Metes & Bounds App to Draw Plats from Legal Descriptions on the iPad Created: Saturday, July 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
      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 parcel...
    • What Does SEO Have to Do With Business Valuation? Created: Sunday, October 06, 2013 Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013
      Think of selling your real estate business like you're working on SEO.
    • Bank Bailouts and Real Estate Professionals - Part of the Problem? Created: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013
      Are real estate professionals adding to the problems related to marginal mortgages?
    • QR Codes for Real Estate - Connect With Cell Phones From Listings Created: Friday, November 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
      QR codes are coming to the U.S. Actually, they are here, but real estate professionals just haven't realized it yet. Learn how QR codes are being used for real estate.
    • Real Estate Drip Email - A Different Approach Created: Friday, September 06, 2013 Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013
      There are millions of emails sent out daily by real estate professionals, and much of that is "drip" email. I want to suggest a different approach from the one most are using now.
    • Website Image Resource - Part 1 for Free Images Created: Monday, September 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013
      We can't always take our own photos for our real estate websites. Flickr.com is a great resource for images we can use in a commercial application.

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