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RYAN MASIELLO | April 11, 2018
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Article | March 23, 2020
The whole of the real estate sector has definitely changed, going through a thorough digitalization first, then moving into far more technologically advanced features, like hyper targeting and, recently, data-oriented features. Is data, therefore, the new trend for the real estate sector? Let's find it out in this guide for the real estate professional who's looking to add a powerful and useful technological flair to his/her business. Data may be perceived by a lot of people as an extremely complicated matter but, in the end, it isn't really. Data within the real estate sector can be covered from 2 precise points: processing and acquisition. With data processing, we intend the data which is used for automation, marketing, audiences targeting and similar. This data is the one which is generated via cookies on websites, by online surveys and so on. This form of data is used, also, for risk management when approving mortgages or other forms of loans and it's the more technical part of what's known as the modern "credit score". Companies like Paypal, Amazon and similar are using this very data for these purposes.
Article | March 9, 2020
A 1031 exchange is used by savvy real estate investors to defer paying capital gains tax on the sale of an investment property. This is allowed by exchanging the first property for a second property the investor wishes to purchase. To put this in perspective, you would rolls the taxes of the sale of first property into the new property, deferring it until the sale of second property. Effective use of 1031 exchanges allows investors to leverage the proceeds of an investment property sale to build bigger real estate portfolios. Essentially, if you sold a building for $500,000, you would lose, say, $150,000 to taxes. With a 1031 exchange, you might be able to use the entire half a million dollars to purchase one or more properties. Normally, you would have $350,000 after paying taxes on a sale of your investment property which it would put a limit to potentially buy property in the future. By implementing a 1031 exchange, your purchasing power goes up almost 30%. That sounds like a pretty good deal—and a deferred 1031 exchange is one way to potentially help you achieve it. We use 1031 exchange with majority of our real estate investors. It's a great tax strategy for any real estate investor.
Article | February 12, 2020
If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, the first decision you will need to make is if you plan to go it alone or if you decide to hire a real estate agent. There are many reasons why it makes sense to have a licensed real estate professional on your side. We won’t get into them in this article, but stay tuned to The Cyr Team Blog for more helpful real estate tips and information. Assuming you decide to hire a real estate agent, the next step is to determine who you want to work with. Selecting a Realtor® shouldn’t be about picking the first name you see on the nearest bus bench or shopping cart. It’s a decision that warrants a fair amount of thought and consideration. Hopefully, the tips below will help you in finding the real estate agent (or team) who is right for you.
Article | March 24, 2020
As we come to a close on the first week that most of us in the US are self-quarantining due to the COVID-19 outbreak (also known as coronavirus), we’ve already begun to feel the effects on the real estate industry. Direct marketing, physical face-to-face meetings are very much being put on hold. Not all agents are making this switch, however. As we discuss in today’s episode of In The Lead, there are agents who are still very much taking the business-as-usual approach when it comes to their marketing efforts. One agent we spoke to is still conducting open houses, but has made it a policy to keep all the doors propped open, in an attempt to keep people from touching doorknobs and spreading the virus. Other agents are limiting the number of visitors they allow into a home at any one time.
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