All Blog Entries by Amanda C Dempsey

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However long ago, I was trying to find a way to get my Texas Real Estate License and realized that I would never be able to afford the classes. Both in person and online classes were insanely out of my price range. I had a family to feed, bills to pay, and just could not take on several hundred dollars per class. Well, that was until a friend told me about Online Real Estate Training School! Now, I know that several people have a hard time learning online and online learning is not for everyone but TrainAgentsOnline.com has worked diligently to try and accommodate all the different learning types.

As you know, online learning gives you the freedom to study at your leisure. This means that you don't have to rearrange your entire lifestyle to get the

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When you are a teen, things are always so complicated. You're not a kid anymore but you're not quite an adult so everything you do is sort of in between. You can't exactly hang out at the local "Kiddy Pizza Place", but bars and clubs are not exactly on your list of things to do either. So what's a teen in the DFW area to do on an average Saturday night? Well, let me give you some ideas.

1. Room Escape Adventures.

Ever play one of those point-and-click "room escape games"? If not, here's a basic idea of how they go...you are trapped in a room and you have to find a set of clues in order to escape. Sounds simple, right? Well, imagine that idea but in real life. There are various "room escapes" all over  the DFW area and have many themed rooms

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Investing of any kind, especially real estate, can be a daunting and confusing task. When it comes to investments, you need to consider a multitude of options; what is your budget, what kind of property are you looking for, how much will you get back on your return...but investing can and should be the greatest most rewarding decision of your life.

When it comes to investing, the goal is not to throw your money away, but to figure out the best options in order to increase your own finances. In today's market, real estate is one of the most sought after investment around. It is so appealing to so many people because no matter what you invest, you are more than likely guaranteed to get your money returned and then some. People who do decide to invest in

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So you want to get into real estate and you've heard about this great thing they call "wholesaling". But what is wholesaling? Is it good? Is it legal? How hard is it, exactly? While some questions may be easier to ask than others, it is important to remember that each situation is different and I am no layer. Before we even get started, let's go over a few ground rules when it comes to wholesaling real estate.

  1. Get your license. Seem simple enough? Always have the correct paperwork  and knowledge to do what you do at the drop of a hat. It is always better to not need it and have it than to not have it and need it so be on the up and up!
  2. Buy and sale. Of course, we'll cover this more a bit later, but before we even get started let's just make

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Real estate, much like fishing, requires a certain amount of knowledge, patience, and of course, the right bait. The truth is, if you cast your hook, sit in the same place at the same time day in and day out and you have yet to so much as get a nibble, you may have to start looking at your method. Just because you have done something the same way for a long time does not mean you must continue to do it. There is nothing wrong with changing things up and taking a chance on something new. After all, teach a man to fish...well, I'm sure you know the rest.

THE TOOLS IN A REALTORS BOX

The sad fact is, many real estate agents are guilty of making a lot of the same mistakes. Each one may be using the same listings, have the same clientele, and be using the

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When purchasing a home, a bad credit score can seem like the worst thing imaginable. As profitable as it is to actually own your own home, you may find yourself on the wrong end of renting for a very long time. But, with the market being what it is today, it is actually a buyers world out there, and, good credit or not, you are more likely to be able to purchase your very own home if you simply follow this quick and easy guideline in order to make the process go just a little bit more smoothly.
 

TAKING THE PLUNGE

The first step to buying a home is to research federal mortgage programs and search for the right property. The Veterans Administration as well as the Federal Housing Administration can be much more forgiving and provide affordable loans that…
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If you are in real estate, even just starting out, there is, at least, a slight chance the concept of purchasing commercial real estate has crossed your mind. If you ARE just starting out, you are likely dealing with the likes of homes and apartments, but there comes a time in most real estate agents lives where they sit back and wonder just how much better life would be if they were to somehow get their hands on a juicy bit of commercial real estate. If you have ever wondered if this is right for you, just sit back and see what we have to say about the pros and cons of commercial property.

WHAT MAKES A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY?

There are a few things that can constitute as commercial property. When you consider commercial real estate, you are likely

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When dealing with numbers, especially in real estate, you may find that your mental capacity of calculations tends to be tested on a semi-regular basis. The cost of spending versus the cost of repairs and marketing is a major factor that you need to and should be totally aware of at any and all times.

Love numbers or not, numbers are a part of your industry so you had better brush off that algebraic thinking cap from back in high school and get to adding.

But, do not worry.

As it turns out you do not have to be a world renown mathematician to calculate your earnings and losses when it comes to the real estate market.

What Makes Numbers So Important?

When looking at a new property, there are several factors to consider. What is the location?

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If you have properly passed all of your exams, completed all of your courses, and finally have all of your paperwork in order and ready to hit the real estate game, you likely, by this point, have already come to the conclusion: "Holy Cow! I'm going to need a broker and quick"!

Now, before you go selling the shack before the mansion (real estate humor), you are going to need a few pointers on how to find the perfect broker - not only to represent you but to guide your career.

There are dozens of options in your area, half of which have called you this morning, so how do you find the right broker for you?

First, you want to talk!

Think of it as a sort of reverse interview. Ask them how long they have been a broker, what their experience is, how

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So,here it is. You've got that promotion or raise or better job and now it's time to move. Or, maybe you're just tired of your neighbors dog doing it's business in your yard. Either way, it's time to sale your precious home! But, here's the question that weighs heavy on every home owners mind; do I REALLY need a realtor to sale my house?

Well, the simple answer is "Yes, are you crazy, why would you do that to yourself!" but before I get too caps lock, allow me to explain.

Your home is just that: your home. It has been your shelter and life and love for however long you have lived there and that means something to you. But that is the exact point we should start out at. What it means to you may not mean as much to a potential buyer. Sure, little

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