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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Realtor's and technology go hand in hand for clients

Realtor's today have to have all the tools in technology and understand them, to be able to inform a clients on a moments notice. Just yesterday I was with some foreign investors that were looking at a home they were offering on. There was another home close by that they had seen and wanted to get the price and see it.

I immediately went to my apps and looked up the price and got the code in 2 minutes. They decided to offer on that home as well. That created a time saver for them and another home that might fit their portfolio.

Technology plays a big role in getting deals done faster and easier. Another great tool is YouTube, making update videos for out of town buyers is a very easy way to keep them informed. I have personally did 1000's of videos for clients. Click here to view my YouTube Channel If the client has face time on their cell phone that can also be used. I carry a camera with me at all times on my cell and backpack.

Having a listing that is seen by a ton of potential buyers needs technology! I use Onlywire and Symphony to link up my listings to many social sites.  I also have the #1 Real Estate Blog on that I keep all my listings updated on a weekly basis.

Century 21 creates personal websites for each listing also. this is one of my listings. As you can see you can print flyers, request information, Watch a video on the home, Request a showing or even email the home to anyone that has an interest. These are the tech tools needed for the mass to see homes for sale. You never know when the right buyer will look at your home on line and it needs to be there.

I receive calls all the time the time from out of town potential buyers that want information on my listings.

Technology is crucial in today's new real estate market. Having an agent that understands them gives buyers a big benefit.

I'm Brett and I love Technology and how it benefits my clients....need a Up to Date Realtor? Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Under the Roof News Letter: Real Estate news eXPLAINED 11/17/17 Edition

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7 Reasons to Buy a House in Winter


For some reason a lot of real estate professionals fell a need to slow down and take time off in the winter. This article has some great advice for the savoy home buyers looking for home.  The article is from by Diane Schmidt. She mentions some obvious reasons and some that you may not have thought about.

"Fewer Buyers to Compete With

The most obvious plus of buying and moving in winter is exactly because real estate wisdom says to shop spring and summer. As a result of this popular piece of real estate advice, there will be fewer buyers in competition during the winter months. It's simple economics - the low demand will work in your favor. So for the investor looking to find a good deal in the housing market, the winter can be prime time."

There are fewer buyers to compete with because buyers take time off too, at the wrong time. The demand is perceived to be in low gear, but it is really not. Most people like to attend and enjoy Christmas, Hanukkah. and new years. You can still look at some homes and get a great deal in between the parties and celebrations. When all the celebrations are over guess what? More buyers to compete with and we all know the inventory is already low.


 Fewer Chances That There Will Be Multiple Offers on the House You Want

Another reason that winter can be such a buyer's market for real estate is that the fewer number of buyers competing for homes means that the chances of there being multiple offers on a single property are greatly reduced. This again translates to buyers having the upper hand over sellers in the negotiations."

There area a lot of areas that have a lot of potential buyers bidding on the homes. I can think of many areas that homes get the multiple offers. During the winter the buyers are less due to all the celebrations and so are the offers. This gives you a better shot in getting the home you want without all the stress.


One thing that is not mentioned is the foreclosed homes. As a owner or investor there is a larger selections of homes and less bidding. me and my wife were bidding on a home that had been on the market a while. When we placed our bid 4 other offers came in YIKES! Buying that home in the winter would have had fewer bids for sure if any. 


If you thinking of buying a home now is a great time to do it. Our company deals with all different types of listings and we will get you a great deal on your home, and we have all the services you will ever need for your home as a bonus!


I'm Brett please call me 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul. 

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Wanting Some Affordable Real Estate Updates????? Doesn't Have To Be Hard


Tired of the old worn out look of your home? Want to sale your home for top dollar? Need a extra bathroom, New Kitchen or updated colors in your home? Look no further we have the services to do just that.
Our kitchens are very affordable and include all the items for a brand new kitchen. Cabinets, Counter Tops, Appliances, New flooring, Recessed lighting, Back splash, New Plumbing and electrical. 
We can add a bathroom to your home also or update it. We are licensed and insured, and work in all the cities. Check some of the work we have done and call 216-703-5740

How to Brighten a Dark Home and help make it perfect

Getting a home to peak shape and creating your perfect environment takes some planning and updating of certain areas in a home. This article can assist in some creative ways to spruce up the dated rooms in your home. The article is from by Steve Asbell.

"Paint it light and bright
Colors and values are nothing more than the light that reaches our eyes after bouncing off objects.
The amazing thing about white is that it reflects most of the light that hits its surface, creating the illusion of light. Case in point: that glowing ball in the sky we call the moon.
Paint colors that are saturated yet light in value create a similar effect, while lending their own distinctive personalities to a space. "

Colors can have a awesome effect on how your home fells and getting you mood bright. That is why I always get an interior designer to choose the right pallet of colors for my clients. It is about a 2-3 hour process and it does make a major difference in how the home looks. Painting the right colors can also make the home look more spacious. 
"Replace doors
Doors present a great opportunity to let in more light, improve the view from inside and make the entry more welcoming.
Since your front door is a reflection of your home’s personality, as well as your own, pick a style that’s appropriate to the architecture. If you’re concerned about privacy, choose one with stained glass or small windows at the top. Even a small amount of natural light will make a huge difference."
I was showing a $500,000 home this week that had mismatched door hardware. It made the home look cheap and not well done. When your asking a premium price for a home it needs to look like it deserves that price. 
When you are want to sell a home or just update it. The key is paint, Kitchen, flooring and updating the bathrooms. Leave any part of that out and it will hurt the look and fell of a home. 
Our company can get all  this done at reasonable prices and get your home sold in the process. If you can't find the perfect home, let's look at some homes that need rehabbed
You are at your home more than anywhere else, why not make it what you like and enjoy. Having a updated home also creates more entertainment and having friends over. Brighten up your home and it will do the same for your life.
Our company specializes in finding great homes for you and your family. Our unique system can get your a better menu of homes and help create the perfect environment for living your life. 
I'm Brett and I have done over 1000+ transactions and assisted in 100's of rehabs. Get your perfect home call 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere

Sunday Brunch: Dogs and Your Home


Dogs become part of the family when you have them and they add a lot to your life. My dog Flo was no different than any other dog, she was part of my family. She was a great companion and loved to go out and look at all the sights around Cleveland. She would also catch a couple of movies with me as long as a biscuit was involved.

She made the 3000 plus mile journey from Phoenix to Cleveland with me and Lori when we moved here. During her 7 year run here she learned home to create Flo angels in the snow and kept Moose (Doberman) and Lacy(Cat) occupied. Snow was nothing but a fun white substance to play in for our Flo.

When we would have guest over she was the first to go greet them and welcome them to our home. Not once did she ever not welcome someone and be excited about the new bodies roaming her domain.

Tuesday Nov 7th we had to make a very difficult decision about our 16 year old Flo. She had a large tumor on her back that she had braved for a year. Never did she complain, but it was time for us to not think of ourselves like Flo never did. We will miss her dearly.

Today I want to remember Flo and all the other pets out there that help make our homes a great place to live. They are always there when no one else is and ready to go have some fun!

Dogs and Cats can make everyday a great day because they are almost always happy. Taking them on a long run across town or just being with them at home. I loved Flo and all her impressions on my life and I will never forget her.

She like to go look at real estate also.....If you need a Realtor I'm Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul. We find pet parents homes that the whole family can enjoy!
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Why do buyers think twice before buying a fixer upper?


Buyers that look at real estate sometimes over look fixer uppers they are sometimes the best deals, the key is to understand the cost of new updates.

HGTV fixer upper shows always over emotionize that they run into extra cost on the already exceptional cost of rehab. The key is the real cost of rehab and should you rely on those shows to have the correct cost on projects. NOPE

Let's look at a property before and after the rehab and the cost. I think you will be shocked at the rehab and the cost of the rehab.




We replaced everything including adding a new bathroom, HVAC, Roof, Driveway, and windows. This property was under $100,000 rehab to finish.


The key is was the rehab worth the money.  Click below to verify the sale numbers. On 3/31/16 we purchased the property at 17329 Long Meadow Dr, Chagrin Falls Ohio for $150,000. Add the rehab numbers in at $100,000 and the total investment would be $250,000. We sold the property on 9/16/16 for $304,900. 


That is $54,900 equity position on a fixer upper. This home is on the second hole of the Tanglewood Golf Course. Imagine getting a home in a very high demand, rehabbing to your perfection, and have great equity! 


Fixer uppers can be a great way to buy the real estate and save money. The awesome factor is they are rehabbed and like new.


If you are looking for real estate consider buying fixer uppers and creating your perfect home. I have done 100's of these types of homes and I have the staff available to assist you in getting your dream home finished. 


I'm Brett call me 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul. Giving you another option to consider in this tight inventory real estate market. 


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

What To Expect From Real Estate Tech and Companies In 2018

Real estate is changing a lot faster in the marketing arena these days. Gone are the days where no one could see a home before making appointment to view the property. There are many different internet sites that give information and pictures of the interior of each property. Zillow, Trulia,, just to name a few.

This year a lot of new players came into the real estate brokerage with a different format for agents. I always watch what new real estate companies are doing different for agents also. EXP Realty, they take 20% up to $2,500,000 , you get stock incentives. They also offer a share of commission for everyone you bring in the business. There are other companies that are reinventing formats for Realtors and their business also.

Next year you will see Real Estate companies that work more with the agents and get their information to a even larger audience. Real estate companies that do not adapt will shrink in size and agents will go to where they get assistance and marketing help.

Marketing cost money and if you are an agent you have to budget as much as 25% of your commission to keep business coming in.

Then you have the Hybrid Real Estate companies one is Real Estate Express that sell real estate and charge for their services. They basically pay the agent to do open houses, Show house etc etc. The key is that these companies are helping the agents make more money. These type of companies also do the traditional real estate.

There are also monthly fee Real Estate companies that are for the more seasoned agents. These companies charge a monthly fee and let the agents keep all their commission. Their are companies like West USA Realty in Phoenix and Transaction Realty in Cleveland.  These companies allow the agents to keep more money, and therefore have a larger marketing budget that benefits their clients.

Lastly the flat fee brokerages are growing. These are companies that charge the agent a flat fee per transaction. They are almost like monthly fee companies except they do it per transaction. For example I have a $999 Listing package in Phoenix Az. 

The key to growing in today's modern internet as a Realtor and Real Estate company. The agents need more money to live and market on. Real Estate Companies will change a lot in 2018, and for the better. The service and expertise will also grow with these new ways for agents to service their clients.

Need Real Estate Call me I'm Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty and Playa Azul

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Realtor's and technology go hand in hand for clients

Realtor's today have to have all the tools in technology and understand them, to be able to inform a clients on a moments notice...