Before you contact an estate agent it is a good idea to know exactly what you want. For example, if you know you want to buy a property in Spain it would be helpful to know as much as you can about your needs. This includes whether or not you want a property to rent in Spain, something to buy, or if you need to sell.
Even the best Real Estate Offices have a pecking order and exist on a currency of THIS FOR THAT. If you want decent leads, you are going to have to put in some phone, desk and office time. You’ll be expected to cover for other Agents who are too busy for their own Open Houses. The worst part will be driving around your share of people who just like looking at pretty houses, cannot seem to make up their minds about anything and probably have no intention of buying from you anyway. In short, any Broker worth their salt will try and squeeze as much money, time and effort out of new Agents as they can. The more experienced and successful people know better or go on to be Brokers. You have to learn quickly and focus on the money, not being the most popular person in the office.
As to how much money should be spent on marketing, it is really a subjective question to the property and the local area. The media channels that you use should be the right ones and the timing of promotion should be suited to the local area property investors and business community.
Home buying tip — Home inspections average between 0 and 0. This will depend on the size of the home and other factors. The cost of a home inspection is nominal when you consider the peace of mind it brings, but you still need to ask about the cost in advance. You don’t want to be surprised by an outrageously priced inspection after it has been completed.
The first 4 weeks of a property coming on the market are the most important to optimise the enquiry that could come in. A good percentage of your advertising funds should be directed into this window of time.
If you have a commercial property with a ,000 monthly mortgage, and two of your tenants move out, can you afford to be short ,000 a month in rent? Make sure you have enough cash reserves to cover that ,000 while those units sit vacant.
Cleanliness of the home. If we are going to ask a real estate agent about what usually turns off buyers, he will answer a “cleanliness problem”. One thing associated with this is the bad odors that the home has; bad odors may come from a stale tobacco, animal pets, and comfort rooms.