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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Jan 18

10 Reasons to Sell Your Luxury Home at a Real Estate Auction

By Ken Jones | 10 Reasons to Sell Your Luxury Home at a Real Estate Auction

Luxury Home

Thinking of selling your luxury home?

There are at least 10 reasons to sell your luxury home at a real estate auction.

And, NO!

Real estate auctions are NOT just for distressed properties.

Having sold luxury homes at auction, I can tell you from my personal experience, that selling these high-end homes at a real estate auction has proven to be the best method of selling these highly desirable homes.

Not only do they sell, in my experience, luxury homes sold at a real estate auction sell at the top market price, in the shortest time frame, and nets the seller more money in their pocket than any other method I've seen in my 45+ years of experience.

Selling a luxury home at a real estate auction is totally unlike selling in the traditional "list and sell" format, where ​you can wait months just to find a buyer; then wait months more for inspections, renegotiations, etc., etc., etc.

It could take up to 1 year to sell a luxury home using the traditional "list and sell" method. That's because, there's no sense of urgency that drives the buyer to act. This is the critical difference between selling a luxury home at a real estate auction, and trying to sell it using the traditional "list and sell" method.

In short, if you REALLY want to sell your luxury home, you should give serious consideration to selling it at a real estate auction.​

Watch this short video and I'll tell you the 10 reasons to sell your luxury home at a real estate auction, and the psychology behind these reasons.

If you'd like to know more about real estate auctions, you can leave me a voice message right now from your device by pressing the  Start Recording  button below. Or, you can send me an email, if you prefer.

Jan 15

New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals

By Ken Jones | NJ Real Estate Tax Appeals

New Jersey Real Estate Tax Appeals

New Jersey tax appeals are a very important issue to New Jersey property owners, because this state has the highest real estate taxes in the United States.

In this video, I explain the basics about New Jersey real estate tax appeals, including:

  • What you can and cannot appeal;
  • How to understand the assessment on your tax bill;
  • How to determine if you're property is over-assessed;
  • When you must file a tax appeal;
  • Where and how to file a tax appeal . . .

 . . . as well as a number of important tips.

I've been providing New Jersey property owners assistance in lowering their real estate taxes since the early 1980's. CLICK HERE to learn more about my experience.

I'd be happy to help you to determine if your real estate is over-assessed, and to help you lower your real property tax assessment, if justified.

It doesn't matter what type of real estate (residential, commercial, industrial, or special use), or where it may be located.​

My initial consultation is FREE and without any obligation.

If you have any questions or a comment, leave me a voice message from your device by pressing the  Start Recording  button below the video. Or, you can send me an email, if you prefer.

Jan 08

Real Estate Agent Business Plan – Part 2

By Ken Jones | Real Estate Agent Business Plan

Real Estate Agent Business Plan - Part 2

As promised in Part 1 of my 2 part series, the Real Estate Agent Business Plan, in this video I actually show you how to create the written documents that a real estate agent should create to complete their business plan.

The documents I create in this video are:

1. Marketing Plan Overview - This identifies your Target Market Areas (your primary targets from where you intend obtain business), and your Marketing Methods (the things you're going to do to generate that business).

2. An Itemized Business Expense Budget - that will identify what products and services you're going to need to purchase, and how much each product and service will cost you, both monthly and annually.

3. An Income and Expense Cash-Flow Projection - This is a forecast of the timetable on which you anticipate that you will produce transactions, how much commission you'll earn from each transaction, the deduction of all of your business operating expenses, and the amount of profit you expect to collect. This is calculated on a monthly basis over a 2-year period.

LEASE NOTE that I've created 2 Itemized Expense Budgets and 2 Income and Expense Cash-Flow Projections - 1 each for a 100% Commission Agent and 1 each for a Fee-Split Agent.

These are the links to each of these sample documents:

Download the Marketing Plan Overview here.

Download the Itemized Business Expense Budget for the 100% Commission Agent here.

Download the Itemized Business Expense Budget for the Fee-Split Agent here.

Download the Income and Expense Cash-Flow Projection for the 100% Commission Agent here.

Download the Income and Expense Cash-Flow Projection for the Fee-Split Agent here.

I hope you enjoy the Real Estate Agent Business Plan - Part 2 video and benefit from the information I've provided.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this video or any of the documents; I'd be more than happy to help you.

Finally, if there's a real estate related topic that you're interested in knowing more about, please let me know.

You can leave a voice message right from your device (iPad, computer, iPhone, etc.) by pressing the  Start Recording  button below.​ Or, you can just send me an email, if you prefer.

I look forward to hearing from you.