Tagged: MI real estate

Nov 21

5 Holiday Time Hacking Tips For MI Real Estate Pros

How can Michigan real estate professionals better bend time to enjoy the best of the holidays while capitalizing on the end of year property rush?

The holiday season seems to start earlier every year, and that’s certainly true now in 2013. The smell of gingerbread is already in the air and commercials and tantalizing storefronts beg for the holiday shopping to begin and sweet treats to be enjoyed.

At the same time the anticipation of a break before 2014 can seem like a fleeting pipe dream for those counting down the days on their calendars. While the weather is cooling, the Michigan real estate market is on fire, keeping many local professionals sucked in like a magnet, not wanting to let down clients and referral partners or miss out on the big boost in income to top of the year.

So how do you find a way to enjoy more of both worlds; freedom and quality time to relax, without burning deals and dollars?

1. Black it out

If you haven’t already black out the time off you want on your calendar – literally. Leave no way to pencil in any activity for those days, whether it is a few hours or the entire month of December off. Then book the flights and hotels and pay for it do that there is no backing out.

2. Automate your real estate marketing

Automating real estate marketing has become easier than ever so there is no excuse for being tied to your desk or mobile device for the next 6 weeks. Put all of your marketing on autopilot with scheduled ads, Facebook posts, Tweets, emails, and blogs.

3. Hire a VA

Rope in some affordable virtual assistants to handle inbound lead calls and enquiries while giving you and your team the freedom to take off to relax and recharge for the New Year.

4. Create new passive income streams

For those Michigan real estate pros concerned they might see a dip in their income or that hope they be able to take a lot more time off next year add new passive income streams. This could be joint ventures with other local real estate businesses and service providers, joining affiliate programs, running ads on your website or blog (in moderation), and of course if you haven’t already, then choose a good passive income and passive wealth building real estate investment or two.

  1. MyCoordinator

Perhaps most powerful and profitable of all; use MyCoordinator to handle your title insurance work, real estate transaction coordination, and closings so that you can get on with what you really want to be doing, while having the peace of mind that your deals are still getting fast tracked and closed on time.

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Nov 15

2013 Holiday Gift Ideas for MI Real Estate Professionals

Looking for great holiday gift ideas for a special Michigan real estate professional in your life this year?

What are the best 2013 holiday gifts for MI real estate pros?

Whether you are holiday shopping for a MI title insurance company rep, Realtor, investor, mortgage broker or appraiser here are some neat and unique ideas for any budget (even if that is $0)…

1. Tesla Model X

With so many real estate professionals relying on their cars as an extension of their brands, what could make a better gift than a new ride? Rolls Royce has rolled out a new model for a little under $300k, but while powerful and modern it looks a little too much like a Dodge Charger and something you’d actually have to drive yourself than you’d expect from the brand. Maybe the Tesla Model X is a better choice. It’s eco-friendly, oozes cool with ‘Falcon Wings’ instead of doors and can be reserved now for delivery in the New Year.

2. Sunshine

Michigan is awesome, and there hasn’t been a better time to be a part of the buzzing entrepreneurial Rock City than now. Still, while the snow is pretty, months without sun can grind on the best. So why not splurge on a vacation for both of you in warmer weather?

3. The Latest Tech Inspiration

G-Code Magazine announced it is releasing new augmented reality applications showcased in a line of ‘G-Cloud’ posters. Adorning the wall of your real estate professional’s office or even home office they are designed to beam in inspiration, trending news, and business tips on-demand. And they are incredibly affordable.

4. Galaxy Tab 3

The New Samsung Galaxy Tablet with stylus is an amazing tech gift for the real estate geek, offering plenty of handy every day practical uses to make their lives easier and maybe get them home to you earlier!

5. The Gift of Giving

It’s almost crazy how so many people have become so frugal recently. It’s good and it’s great to see that while they might have reigned in personal spending sprees they are still bullish on giving. So how about donating to their favorite charity on their behalf or giving a gift card which can be used to make donations?

6. Show Some Love Online!

Michigan real estate pros invest a ton of time, energy and resources into their online profiles today, much of which is all about giving value to benefit you. Often it comes with few visible rewards. What might brighten them up more than anything is showing some love by commenting on their blog, giving a Like or sharing something on their Facebook page.

7. Referrals

Even better, how about sending them a juicy referral to help make their lives easier and perhaps help them make a little more money to spend on your present this year? Best of all – it won’t cost you a penny.

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Sep 28

Real Estate Pros: Tips For Staying Healthy This Fall

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to come down with something. Unless real estate industry professionals act to take care of themselves and their teams the toll can be outrageous.

The CDC has warned of an early start to flu season this year with some severe cases striking in even warmer climates like L.A. This year there seem to be even more health risks with Oakland County, MI residents reporting that their ‘smart’ electric meters are making them seriously ill, and Apple users are even reporting that their iPhones with iOS7 are making them sick.

Even just a couple of days down can have a huge negative impact on Michigan real estate businesses and independent professionals. From missing out on deals to letting down clients the risks aren’t just limited to coming up a few dollars short before the holidays but seeing reputation suffer and seeing businesses completely derailed.

So how can MI real estate pros prevent this?

It starts with being proactive. Keep your immune system rock solid by taking in safe sun, getting regular exercise, eating right, taking vitamins and avoid overdoing it. Vaccination can be a smart move for some too. In fact, when it comes to the flu, getting a shot isn’t just for old people, it has been recommended for everyone over 6 months old.

Many put off seeing a doctor or taking anything in order to let their body do its job of fighting back. However, it’s important to recognize the point when your body isn’t fighting it fast enough alone and medicate or get help.

Don’t make your employees work sick or go into the office sick yourself or everyone can go down. Instead actively discourage them from coming in. Today there isn’t much that can’t be done from home if you really want to push that hard.

Of course despite best efforts most Michigan real estate professionals will come down with something for a few days this fall. This is when it really pays to have MyCoordinator helping with your title work. MyCoordinator can do a lot to help fill in the gaps when you or your staff are down, and ensure transactions keep moving forward and deals are getting closed.

If you have tried us out yet, it’s time to find out what you have been missing and how you can avoid giving your competition the edge over the coming months…

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Jul 25

Why $50k & 82% Profit Margins Are Only A Secondary Perk Of Double Closings

If $50,000 and earning 82% returns is just a perk of flipping houses with double closings, what could possibly be even better than that?

According to a new 2013 Home Flipping Report flipping houses is only becoming increasingly profitable in 2013. Data from RealtyTrac shows an array of housing markets where real estate investors have turned around hundreds to over 1,000 homes in the last six months. One even boasts an average profit of over $51k and 82% gross returns.

MyCoordinator, your investor friendly title service in MI makes it even better with double closings.

Legit double closings mean eliminating risk, shaving thousands in holding, borrowing and closing costs, and of course delivers immediate cash back in your pocket.

Yet, some investors and entrepreneurs might consider this mountain of money they are stacking up simply a side benefit or perk of flipping homes in MI.

How could they possibly?

Yes, this kind of income and wealth building might come with some serious bragging rights, can be great for massaging the ego, and the toys it can buy can make you feel great for a while, but…

Once you hit a certain level of financial freedom and security, the happiness quotient more money brings you really starts to decline. That doesn’t mean slow down or you shouldn’t turn all the houses you can to fulfill your maximum potential and utilize the gifts you have. But, nothing really trumps or even touches the feeling that really helping others in needs brings.

Helping struggling homeowners and families should not be overlooked or dismissed, and the money that real estate transactions put back into the local economy in supporting local businesses, creating more jobs and enabling more people to give back more to build up communities and neighborhoods is priceless.

So MyCoordinator is here to help MI real estate professionals and investors with buying, selling and flipping houses and can accommodate double closings, but more than that we’re here to help all local professionals and business owners to lift up Southeast Michigan to new heights.

Looking forward to helping you with your next transaction soon!

 

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Jun 26

7 Power Packed Resources for MI Real Estate Investors

Check out these power packed resources for boosting your real estate investing returns and volume…

Whether you a local real estate investor or international investor just looking to capitalize on the many incredibly appetizing investment opportunities in Michigan right now making the most of the market, and realizing the best possible returns, with the least amount of stress relies a lot on who you know and what resources you have at your disposal to leverage.

Whatever your strategy and wherever you are at with your portfolio or business the following could prove priceless to your success at investing in MI real estate.

1. Distressed Pro

DistressedPro.com offers real estate investors access to the behind the scenes data on all of the REOs and non-performing mortgage notes that U.S. banks and servicers are holding, as well as direct contact details to top decision makers for cutting great deals.

2. Best Transaction Funding

For those looking for extra working capital for flipping houses and acting as cash buyers Best Transaction Funding offers access to transactional lending which can be used to finance 100% of acquisition costs, without needing good credit or jumping through the hoops other lenders demand.

3. G-Code Magazine

G-Code Magazine is a hot new magazine for entrepreneurs and real estate investors. Here MI real estate investors will find the inside scoop on the best marketing strategies, emerging trends and tips for investing for better returns.

4. John Graham, Inc.

The Wall Street Journal has recognized this firm as one of the very top in the U.S. and is a great resource for out of area investors looking for turnkey rental property solutions. Visit the website at InvestInRentals.com for local housing data and to view the latest property listings.

5. Sharp Legal Group

Sharp Legal Group offers incorporation, tax preparation and tax planning services for Michigan real estate investors to help them limit liability and maximize investment returns. It’s a great place to start if you are planning on investing in the state or the U.S. for the first time, or just want to increase your net returns.

6. Fotolia

Fotolia is a stock photography website that provides high quality licensed images for real estate websites to maximize performance. This means original photos to help your website and listings stand out, eliminates any potential lawsuits later for copyright infringement and is extremely fast and affordable to use.

7. My Coordinator LLC

Of course those looking to maximize their time, get help streamlining transactions and get expert title help with their MI real estate transactions will also find the services of MyCoordinatorLLC.com absolutely priceless for pulling it all together and actually being able to enjoy their returns.

 

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