Monday, October 26, 2009

Real Estate Tip: New Flooring Product

Hello Everyone:

My friend Ann Belemy just sent me this E-Mail, so I thought I would pass it along to you for your review.

Be well.

James A. Gage

Update on the new product below!

One of my customers read last month's newsletter and tried the new flooring product I mentioned. He said it went down extremely easily and was great! In case you missed it, I've included the tip below. Thanks, Brandon, for the feedback!!

New product might make a landlord's life a little easier

Hey, I have no stake in this, but I saw a new product the other day that I thought looked awesome. It is similar to laminate flooring, like Pergo, but has a lot more pluses.

It's called Allure, and it is a solid vinyl, somewhat flexible flooring in planks that are oblivious to moisture, wear like iron, look much better than most laminate, and are cost effective for the longer term. The planks adhere to each other with a double faced adhesive strip that can be lifted and replaced at will. The floor can get soaked without any effect other than having to clean it or get the moisture up from under it.

So you can install it in a rental without worrying about moisture causing the seams to swell and buckle. No underlayment is needed.

I haven't tried it yet, but the flooring guy at Home Depot loves it. It is in stock at $1.79 per SF, and you score it with a utility knife and snap it when you are installing it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Breaking Real Estate News: Foreclosures

Breaking Real Estate News....

Wall Street Journal is now reporting that a 3rd wave of foreclosures are poised to flood the housing market as early as the end of the month!

As I have been saying over the last few months this 3 rd wave of foreclosures will drive housing prices down again, but in turn will open up unbelievable opportunities for creative real estate investors.

Stay tuned for more info as I mull through it...

Be well.

James Gage

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Why clients don’t say YES. Real Estate Investing Tip

There are only 2 reasons, other than money, why clients don’t say YES.

#1 They don’t understand the information presented.

#2 They don’t see how it benefits them.

And the only way you’re going to know is by asking questions. Becoming a powerful communicator is the number one skill you need to be successful. The best part is that this is an easy and painless way to catapult your business to the top.

You can learn how to communicate effectively with anyone, really.

To be incredibly successful, you need to realize the person who makes the most money is the best communicator. Learn the principles of communication and practice them. Perfect the principles before you worry about learning specialized techniques for your particular business.

The communication skills you need to be successful in earning money are the same skills you need to be successful in any area of your life. I can tell you for a fact that the people you’re going to be talking to don’t care if you know every little thing about your topic, they care that you care about them.

If you show that you care about who they are, and what they need, and what they want, they will be incredibly forgiving of your level of knowledge of the product, or technique or whatever you’re discussing. Right from the beginning, even if you don’t have everything all figured out, you can be very successful just by caring about the people that you’re talking to.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Real Estate News

Right now on CNN, a honesty man by the name of John Adams, a real estate broker, agrees with me, that the real estate market is on "life support"! Finally, some validation on what I have been saying for the last several months from the main stream media. As I have said, the government must extend the home buying tax credit past November of this year, and even extend it to people other than first time home buyers or we will see a reversal of the halt in the declining home prices and values we are seeing across the country.

Until next time, be well.

James Gage

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Foreclosures up in August

Hello Again:

Breaking news again!! For those who have said that opportunity has dried up in the foreclosure investing arena - then listen up! Foreclosures nationwide for Aug 09 are up 18% over last year at this same time frame according to Realty Track! August 09 foreclosure filings 358,000 - I think there maybe some opportunity there, do you?

Be well.

James Gage

Short Sales: U.S. Treasury set to finalize home "short sales" plan

Hello All:

Here is breaking news on short sales:

Be well.

James Gage