Real estate has long been the go-to investment for those looking to build long-term multi-generational wealth. In red-hot real estate markets, a property’s time-on-market is often single-digit days, and a “fix and flip” investment is fast becoming a tempting strategy.
But as with any business decision, you must take some precautionary measures before diving in.
A “get rich quick” attitude to flipping a home could have you ending up in the poorhouse, and your project turning into a bottomless money pit.
Read more “How to make sure your House Flip doesn’t Flop”
There’s a whole lot of house moving going on right now, as worldwide property sales reach levels unseen in decades. With this brings stiff competition amongst brokers, causing some agents to go above and beyond – even after the deal is done.
So how can agents think outside the box when it comes to building long term client relationships, and leaving that all important lasting impression?
We’ve all heard about that agent who remembers their client’s birthdays, sending cards, flowers or baskets of chocolates. It’s not rocket science, but it’s the little things that can really count.
Read more “Housewarming gifts that’ll guarantee you repeat business”
By Deepthi Nair for The National News, UAE, 6 June 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has hastened the technological transformation of various sectors and Dubai’s property market has joined the bandwagon.
Cashing in on the need for change and operational efficiency among brokers in the industry, property technology platform OVERWRITE.ai was set up in the UAE in the third quarter of last year.
Read more “OVERWRITE.ai – An Origin Story”
Covid-19 has shaken the confidence of an endless list of businesses around the world. But when it comes to PropTech, Founders and Investors aren’t worried. Are we about to witness a bull-run on PropTech and if so, how can real estate companies, startup founders, and investors, position themselves to seize the gains that lie ahead?
Read more “PropTech is on the verge of a Bull Run. Are you ready?”
Name any real estate agent on the planet who would turn down a brand new wardrobe full of tailor-made suits 👔🔥… We couldn’t either.
But it can become an expensive habit. And it doesn’t take a fashionista, or financial advisor, to tell you that blowing every commission cheque on a fancy new suit probably isn’t the wisest decision.
So, for the broker who wants to “look the part”, without breaking the bank, check out these Suit Shopping Hacks.
Read more “Suit Hacks for the Fashion Forward Realtor”
We’ve found a shortlist of 12 of the most important things you should avoid doing on social media in 2021.
By Jeff Lyons writing for The Close,
Social media is still a mystery for a lot of agents. Unfortunately, this means even the best agents make mistakes, blunders, and faux pas that could easily be avoided.
Read more “Social Media Mistakes All Agents Should Avoid”
Having a home designed for sustainability is no longer something “nice to have”. Boosted by the longer term impact of Covid, a new-found focus on health has rapidly raised the profile of eco-friendly homes, with sustainability and green tech getting wrapped up into a broader sense of overall “wellness.”
And emphasis on wellness features, or eco-luxury, to boost property profiles, is sweeping across property markets world-wide.
What was previously considered an added expense or after thought, is now expected, among many buyers, (particularly in the luxury market), as part of the pitch.
Read more “Wellness trend sweeps through property market”
As a real estate professional, you’ve got to be prepared for everything.
Dashing between viewings. Meeting with sellers all over town. You’re always on the go, spending hours behind the wheel.
You need a car kit that’s going to get you through anything the job can throw at you.
Read more “The things every agent NEEDS in their car”
By Ayman Alashkar – Founder & CEO – OVERWRITE.ai
At the start of 2021 I made an economic prediction about the Dubai real estate market and where it’s headed during the first half of the year.
Four months later and the market’s on a roll. Transaction prices have been appreciating and volumes are at record levels. So is this the best time to invest in Dubai property?
Read more “WRONG reasons for NOT making that home offer”
In the latest move from the UK’s fierce property portal wars, Zoopla, the market’s second largest player, has just launched a red-hot 🔥 new app feature ‘My Home’, backed by a multi-million pound marketing blitz. And it’s all designed to make your job easier.
Read more “The Battle of the Portals”
By Reeves Wiedeman writing for CURBED
Last week, a deeply confused swath of the real-estate universe had a chance to get an answer to a long-running mystery: Is Compass an industry-disrupting technology platform, or just an old-fashioned brokerage with good branding and a lot of cash?
Real Estate Agency can provide some of the best incomes you’ll ever earn. You know it. You’ve probably been having bumper months. It certainly explains the recent surge of new recruits joining the industry, all seeking a slice of that commission-based dream.
But it’s important to remember that the only time success comes before work, is in the dictionary.
So to help you with your daily graft, we’ve put together some light-hearted GIFs depicting what it’s really like to be a real estate agent. Because what good is life if you can’t laugh at it?
Read more “The Life of a Realtor, in GIFs”
The global property market hit the brakes when Covid-19 struck in early 2020. Since then drops in lending rates, fiscal policy initiatives, and new demand trends created a resurgence in activity; led initially by people trading-out of cramped apartments into larger homes offering more space.
For particular property types, prices are back at pre-covid levels, with many even selling above their asking price. Their landlords are seeing their prices bid upwards, and they’re riding that gravy train.
Enter: Bidding Wars! But how can you emerge as the victorious broker?
By Charles Currie from team OVERWRITE
There’s a common myth that all agents are the same. For many, the estate agent is a money-driven animal. Untrustworthy. Even unethical. But whilst some agents might give validity to this not-so-favourable reputation, there are equally some very good agents, representing some of the most hardworking and honest characters in the industry.
Read more “What type of Real Estate Broker are you?”