Someone’s noticed U.S. real estate is a great buy – investors! And many of them are coming from outside the U.S. to purchase our homes and condos. In fact, Inman News has posted back-to-back articles about international buyers.
Article #1 on March 28 noted a new Inman report, “10 Hot Spots for Global Homebuyers,” and cited Canadian buyers as one of the top 3 countries of origin for foreign buyers. Erica Muller, recently profiled as a FrogPond.com Rainmaker/Agent, said nearly all of her buyers are from Canada, Great Britain, Brazil and Australia.
Article #2 by Inman cited a report from real estate search company Trulia, listing the 15 nations sourcing most of its international searches, with Canada again topping the list.
So we’ve established there is business for real estate professionals who want to work with investors, especially those from outside the U.S. But how do you tap that business?
We’ve profiled Greg, talking about his monthly Fox Business segments where he shares news about where the great real estate investment opportunities are. Greg is the real deal, and we are fortunate to be able to share his expertise to get new business. On April 4, Greg will teach you how to “Dominate the Residential Investor Market” with cutting-edge tools-of-the-trade
Do you already have too much business? If your answer is “no,” then you must say “yes” to this engaging and informative Webinar. Take one hour and learn how to tap this market, already credited for 23% of all U.S. home sales.
The Webinar registration link is https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/759650974 See you next Wednesday!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
Sometimes the hardest thing about working at home is getting uninterrupted time in
which to take care of business. Here are some five tips for setting up some boundaries to increase your productivity.
Make your office your office only. Don’t take your work into your home or bring your home into your office. Set yourself up for a block of time by preparing your coffee, water and snacks prior to going to the office. Remember to recycle coffee cup or water glass.
Schedule your office hours and stick to them. Publishing them on your website and advertisements keeps you on track. Make sure your friends and family know these hours and encourage them to support your success by honoring them. A “Do Not Disturb” sign for your office doorknob can be helpful as well. Designation specific work times eliminates leaving your office equipment plugged in and waiting energy.
Do not allow yourself to be interrupted by a doorbell. Pretend that you are not at home when a solicitor rings the bell and do not even check to see who it is unless you are expecting someone. Conserving your energy is important to your concentration.
Make a communication space at your front door so people can leave messages. A small box with a notepad and pen can work just fine. Use recycled paper.
Resist the temptation to take calls when the phone rings. Screen your calls on both your land line and cell phone if you use either for both personal and business purposes. Remember to unplug your cell phone charger when not in use.
Google Maps is a where you go when you need to find businesses or locations. The satellite imagery is incredible when you think you can view satellite images of locations all over the world.
Here’s a new twist on the traditional greeting card. http://www.GeoGreeting.com lets you type your message and the letters are snapshots from Google Maps of aerial views of buildings from around the world. The site has an email function to send your message. Try it and have fun!