As a self-proclaimed “camera hog,” I don’t have many issues with going in front of the camera. It’s the reason I have a degree in broadcast journalism, which I used for a decade before going into the real estate business.
Let’s talk about ethics for a moment. It’s time for some confessions. I’m going to be honest. Hold on to your seats. OK, are you ready? This is it: I swear. I mean to say, I have a potty mouth, and sometimes I swear like a sailor. But that’s not all. I know, what else could there be?
This nearly 4,000-square-foot luxury home has it all, and you don’t have to worry about deed restrictions or HOA fees. With a salt-water, solar-heated pool, crown molding and real wood floors, this custom home should be at the top of any Tampa house hunter’s list.
Videos, videos, videos — they are everywhere on Facebook and Instagram. And if you’re a real estate agent (if you’re reading this, you most likely are) then you know the future — wait, I mean the now — of selling homes is branding videos. And maybe you’ve started by creating listing videos. That’s awesome news.
It’s the end of yet another year for me in real estate. I’m closing in on a decade of being a Realtor now. And as 2015 comes to an end, I find myself contemplating my future like never before. I’m about to tell you why the worst year of my life was still the most successful one, for my bank account and my faith in my profession, and the takeaways I learned this year that will help you in 2016.
Having been in the real estate business nearly a decade, I’ve run across my fair share of homes with a few skeletons in the closet. Usually, it’s your typical leaky cauldron — I mean sink — or the deep dark holes under the home (I’m serious on that one, don’t get me started on sinkholes).
Oct. 21, 2015; it might not seem like much of a date to many of you, and to others, it’s a moment in time we’ve been waiting for. Flying cars, the Cubs winning the World Series and Marty McFly’s arrival. Yep — that’s right, it’s the date when Doc Brown and Marty will arrive in Hill Valley. And while that might seem like an odd segue to a real estate article, hold on to your hoover board — I’m about to take you there.
Well whether you like it or not, TRID or Truth In Lending- RESPA Integrated Disclosure is here to stay, at least for now. So once again it’s our job to educate ourselves and our customers on how these changes are going to affect them. I sat down with Steve Fingerman, president of E-Loans Mortgage and industry veteran for the past 15 years, and with his help, we broke down the new rules.