Building a Winning Team for Your Real Estate Business

The old adage “There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’” often rings true in most business environments, and it’s especially factual when it comes to real estate.

Finding a niche in competitive real estate markets can be frustrating and laborious, but it can pay huge dividends. You won’t be able to do that without a competent team of co-workers, in-house professionals and contractors at your side to assist, which means you must carefully measure how all of these components come together and function.

Here are some tips on building a winning team for your real estate business.

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Managing Financial Affairs for Aging Parents

Managing Financial Affairs for Aging Parents

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For a long time, your parents likely managed the financial aspects of your life or at least provided valuable advice that helped set you up for future success.

With that in mind, it can be incredibly difficult to institute a role reversal when your parents become older, as they become more at-risk for financial fraud. Bringing up this topic through discussion, however, might make them feel as though their independence is being taken away from them, and it might feel like you’re taking on an extra burden.

While it can be uncomfortable for both sides, sharing or taking over financial responsibilities for your parents doesn’t have to be highly stressful if you handle the process the right way.

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Tips for Running Your Own Consulting Business

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Running Your Own Consulting Business

Running a business is a tough job, but when you are doing what you love, it doesn’t seem like work at all. Most business owners work far more hours than they did as an employee of a company — but starting your own consulting business gives you the opportunity to make the rules and reap all the benefits.

When you are running a business, you need a plan to bring in clients, complete jobs efficiently and develop new revenue streams. One key to success is balancing your time between serving clients and searching for new clients. Ideally, clients will become repeat customers, and you will develop a work process to maximize your income.

These tips for running your own consulting business will help you succeed faster:

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10 Reasons Why a Real Estate Closing Date Changes

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When you sign your purchase agreement, the closing date is set — but that’s only an approximation. Your closing date will be officially set by the attorney handling the transaction. Between signing the purchase agreement and handing over the keys to the new owner, you may experience a change in the closing date.

As a buyer, you shouldn’t be alarmed if this happens — in fact, it’s best to be prepared for it no matter what. Here are 10 reasons a real estate closing date may change.

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Tips for Selling Your Home — For Sale by Owner

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Your home is one of your biggest assets, so when you consider selling it, you want to make sure you get the most money you can out of it. Real estate sales take place every day. People seem to buy and sell houses more frequently than they used to just a few decades ago.

There are several options for selling your home. When you are ready to sell, you need to decide the best means of attracting a buyer and completing the transfer of ownership. If you are considering a for sale by owner transaction, there are some ideas you should keep in mind.

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Reasons to Sell Your Structured Settlement

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If you’re familiar with structured settlements, you may already know you’re within your rights to sell your settlement. Selling a settlement, however, is dependent on a judge’s approval. Your reason for selling must be compelling, as judges approve settlement sales based on whether they’re in your best interest.

What are some compelling reasons for selling your structured settlement for cash? Find out the six common reasons for selling your structured settlement payments below.

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Can You Sell a Structured Settlement?

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If you’ve seen a J.G. Wentworth commercial over the last few years, you probably already know the answer is a resounding “yes.” Whether you sell, however, is up to you and is dependent on a judge’s seal of approval.

How Selling a Structured Settlement Works

Sales of structured settlements begin with a need or want. You want to buy a house or you need to pay off your college loans, for example, but your annuity payments can’t match your wants or needs.

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Tips to Save Money on Your Mortgage

Save Money on Your Mortgage

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Buying a house is still an attainable part of the American Dream for most people. Many choose to save for the down payment and then get a mortgage to make the purchase. For most, the monthly mortgage payment is the largest monthly expense they have.

When you’re looking for ways to save money, it’s always a good idea to look at your largest expenses first. Saving just a small amount on those big bills can make a noticeable difference in your overall budget.

To that end, here are some mortgage loan tips that can help you save money:

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How to Cut Costs in Business — 10 Tips to Start Right Now

10 Tips To Cutting  Business Costs

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Struggling businesses usually scramble to find ways to cut their costs before they go so far into debt they’ll never recover. Saving money, however, is an option for businesses that are not in financial trouble, either. No matter what your checking account looks like, there are probably ways you could cut costs, and there are several advantages to doing so.

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Things To Consider For The New Year: Updating Wills, Medical Directives & Financial Planning

Certain times of the year just seem to inspire change. For some people, springtime is the time for renewal. For others, it is the back to school season. For most people, no time to satisfy her revealed quite like the beginning of a new year.

For many people, a New Year means New Year’s resolutions. The chances are that you have made resolutions yourself. Maybe you have resolved to do things like lose weight, exercise more, finish that novel or get that promotion. Most New Year’s resolutions have one thing in common; however positive and well intentioned they may be, most people will regrettably fail at their New Year’s resolutions. Many people make impractical resolutions, knowing that they are unlikely to keep them.

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