Study kindergarten – sixth grade enrollment statistics (also available from the school district). Try to go back as far as ten years. You’re looking for growth in elementary school enrollment. Lots of growth equals desirable neighborhood.
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.
By not getting in touch with a professional broker, you miss a lot more than you think. Brokers are useful sources of information. They are in the industry for a long time and can assist you with tips, suggestions and ideas. They also know the market trends better than you.
Example: the Seller signs a new laundry cotract and take k up front as a Bonus and agree to laundry income split 80% to the laundry company and 20% to the owner … instead of a more favorable split arrangement.
Raise your retails – Do some comparison shopping and raise your prices. You’re in business to make money. Provide good service and customers will pay a little more.
Grants are usually awarded to people with a solid business plan. Develop your strategy for success and be ready to prove it when you apply for the grant money. Determine what skills you have to offer and why people will want to use your business. You should decide if your business will be based from your home or if you will need to rent a commercial property. Include all of these details in your business plan so you will be ready for action when your first grant money arrives.
Tell the reader about numbers of properties sold or leased in the local area over the last month. Quote some rents and prices to give an indication of what the market is doing. Include with this a summary of time on market for different locations and property types.