Bolingbrook is a village in the southwest Chicago suburbs. Located just south of Naperville, this town offers a suburban locale with all of the necessities one could want in a location. Although designated as a village, Bolingbrook is quite large in size. According to the 2010 census, this town had a population of 73,366. Whether you live here, work (more…)
You know the old “Shell Game” . . .
Where they put the pea under one of three shells and you have to keep your eye on the right one.
Let’s talk a little about Lender shell games we are seeing a lot more of in the current cool financing climate.
These are tricks lenders are using very frequently in the last 6 months. Tricks that can radically lower the amount of money (more…)
Community Board Meetings can be challenging in terms of overcoming logistics. As always, the key is time invested in preparation and organization. Please consider the “professional meeting skill tips” provided below that might assist your Community in conducting a successful Open Meeting.
Seat all your Board members at a head table. The table should be arranged in a semicircle with (more…)
Have you ever wondered if property management companies are worth the investment? Renting out that extra couple rooms in your house may seem like something simple that you can do to make a few extra bucks, but unfortunately nothing is that easy. There is a great deal of paperwork that goes along with anything and unfortunately this is no exception.
When renting out a property you must consider insurance, how trustworthy (more…)
The other day, I noted an extremely awesome mansion for sale on the hill in Malibu California, and it had the most magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and coastline, unfortunately it was about half a mile from the beach up a canyon and on a hill crest. The price was quite reasonable I am told, a cool $25 million and yes, it is owned currently by a celebrity that you’ve no doubt heard about and have (more…)
In commercial real estate brokerage, your market share will always be of concern and focus especially if you want listings and commissions in a competitive town or city. For that reason you do need to have a distinct plan that can move you forward and grow listing opportunities over time.
It is a fact that the agent that controls the listing also controls the deal. When you list a property exclusively, (more…)
When you work in commercial real estate sales or leasing, it is important to put real effort in with each client of an exclusive listing so you really are providing a real point of difference in your services.
It is a fact that not all properties will sell or lease easily and on that basis they need to be specifically marketed to the target audience. There are far too many (more…)
When a new neighborhood or apartment complex is constructed, the building company is usually pre-occupied with several units that are still under construction and is trying to sell the residences that have already been built. Not surprisingly, these companies often do not have time to manage the community, so that responsibility falls on the first residents. These residents (more…)