Friday, August 27, 2021

Mike Explains: Listing Price Strategies
Imagine, if you will: you list your home in a hot seller’s market, and you expect a bidding war. But when it goes on the market, all you hear is crickets. Or worse, you get one offer at full asking price, yet you were counting on getting more.You were advised to “list... read more >>

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Mike Explains: Rental Scams (And How To Avoid Them)
Imagine, if you will: you pull up at your appointment to show a vacant home you have for lease. To your surprise, you find a strange car in the driveway. Then, someone is standing in the living room with their moving cardboard boxes. You have no idea who this stranger is but, the... read more >>

Monday, July 26, 2021

Mike Explains: Listing Price
Imagine, if you will: you are thinking of selling your condo, which you love but have outgrown. But then you hear all this talk from other sources about properties “selling over list.”You wonder, what does “list” means? And other terms you might hear like ... read more >>

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Mike Explains: What Is Included in the HOA Dues?
Imagine, if you will: you find that perfect place and you are ready to make an offer. Then you see the homeowner’s association dues and they seem high. You wonder, what is included in those HOA dues?One of the most common questions people ask real estate brokers is: What is... read more >>

Friday, June 18, 2021

Mike Explains: Tenant HOA Violations
Imagine, if you will: you are happily receiving rent every month from the tenants leasing out your Ocean Blvd condo you used to live in. Everything seems great.Then you receive a violation notice. Turns out your tenants threw a crazy party resulting in various noise violations an... read more >>

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mike Explains: Return of Tenant Security Deposits
Imagine, if you will. You spent the last month getting this property ready for the new tenants. Not after much work and expense, it’s ready to rent.  To your surprise, you get served to go to small claim's court. But, your old tenants trashed the property, and... read more >>

Monday, May 3, 2021

Mike Explains: Homeowner's Association
Imagine, if you will: you have a building with over a hundred units, all independently owned. How do you operate that building? Who decides when it gets painted, in what color? Who decides what temperature to have the pool? Some people might want it cold to save money. While some... read more >>

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mike Explains: Lockboxes
In real estate, we have everyday situations of granting access to properties with various potential buyers, tenants (some may or may not have agents), and vendors. You need to accommodate different, conflicting times. It can often be too much to meet them all in person every time... read more >>

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mike Explains: Escrow
Imagine, if you will: you're offered $500,000 for a piece of property. You accepted the deal, and then, you told the buyer: "give me the $500,000, and I'll sign over the property." Then, you said: "how about this, you sign over the property, and I'll gi... read more >>

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mike Explains: Renter’s Insurance
Let's picture this: Sunday evening, end of a relaxing weekend... And, you get a phone call. Turns out, there's a fire at your rental property.The good news is: the tenants are OK. You agreed to accommodate them in a hotel. What's not resolved is: who pays for their ac... read more >>

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