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Property Management Tip: 10 Recurring Tasks To Put In Your Calendar

Please note: John A Souerbry & Associates is now Cordon Real Estate. Please visit our new site: Cordon Real Estate.   Most of us use an electronic calendar these days, whether on a desktop, laptop, pad or smart phone. Pre-set reminders help us to never (hopefully) miss a birthday, anniversary, appointment, or other important occasion. On […]

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Homeowner Tip: 10 Recurring Tasks To Put In Your Calendar

Most of us use an electronic calendar these days, whether on a desktop, laptop, pad or smart phone. Pre-set reminders help us to never (hopefully) miss a birthday, anniversary, appointment, or other important occasion. As homeowners, there are also several recurring household tasks we should consider adding to our calendar. In this homeowner tip, we’re […]

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breaking comps when estimating value in changing real estate markets

Breaking Comps When Estimating Value In Changing Real Estate Markets

It’s been said that there is one prediction that can be made with 100% certainty regarding the future of the real estate market, the stock market, the commodities market – any free market involving buyers and sellers.  That prediction is:  the market will fluctuate.  In real estate, we often look at sales activity of “comparable […]

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Regular Inspections Of Rental Property

Regular Inspections Of Rental Property Can Save You Money

Regardless of how well we screen rental applicants, bad tenants will always be with us.  Some bad tenants are experts at covering up their past when they submit a rental application, others develop bad habits while they’re in your property.  Regardless, the best way to monitor tenant behavior is to conduct regular inspections of rental […]

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Real Estate Entitlements

Real Estate Jargon: Real Estate Entitlements

Our Real Estate Jargon term for today is real estate entitlements.  Entitlements are simply specific permissions, often referred to as a “bundle of rights,” granted to property that relate to its use.  Unlike general rights that every property owner enjoys, such as the Constitutional right against unlawful search and seizure, entitlements relate to the specific […]

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Selling Real Estate Using An Option Agreement

Real Estate Jargon: Selling Real Estate Using An Option Agreement

Buyers, sellers, investors, welcome back to Real Estate Jargon, aka, simple explanations of real estate terms.  Today, we’ll look at a very useful strategy:  selling real estate using an option agreement.  Using options in real estate sales contracts can provide several benefits, including an increase in the buyer’s motivation to complete the sale, short term […]

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Selling Real Estate With Pass Through Deposits

Selling Real Estate With Pass Through Deposits

Selling real estate with pass through deposits is very common in commercial property and land transactions, but not in residential sales.  Let’s look at what pass through deposits are and how they can be used to reduce the seller’s risk in a home sale. A pass through deposit is simply a cash deposit made into […]

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Property Management Tips: When A Tenant Breaks Something

Most rental property owners eventually face this question – what to do when a tenant breaks something?  Rental properties require constant inspection and maintenance, but some of those costs should be justifiably paid by the tenant when they are clearly responsible. Here are a few tips for dealing with the unfortunate situation of when a […]

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When A Tenant Stops Paying Rent

Property Management Tips: When A Tenant Stops Paying Rent

Most rental property owners eventually face this question – what to do when a tenant stops paying rent?  Rent problems often start with several months of late payments or partial payments, and if left unresolved may escalate to no payments at all.  Even tenants who are behind on their rent have rights, so it’s important […]

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Safety Items For Every Agent’s Open House Kit

Safety Items For Every Agent’s Open House Kit

Most real estate agents have an open house kit stocked with business cards, flyer holders, sign-in sheets and a dozen other things that help them hold a productive open house.  As attacks against agents in the office and in the field have increased over the past decade, brokers are placing additional emphasis on agent safety […]

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