5 Critical Tasks for Top Agents in 2023

5 Critical Tasks for Top Agents in 2023
A new year opens up new opportunities. At the end of last year, the real estate industry saw a downturn, illustrating the importance of planning and knowing your position. Have you invested the time to set your goals for 2023? Do you have a clear understanding of what direction you want to take?
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Unique Strategies And Opportunities For 2022

Breakthrough Broker President, Eric Sachs and guest speaker, Jeff Lobb, Founder and CEO of SparkTank Media discuss in detail, creative strategies that can help agents focus on finding new sales opportunities and build a better funnel for listing inventory now and in the future. This power-packed session gives you the insight, the tools, and ideas that can take your listings and your business to the next level. Here's what else you can expect from this workshop: Unique strategies for finding more leads Tips to build a network in your community with creative suggestions Video marketing strategies How to use a mobile business card to level up your networking And much more!
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Negotiating CAM Provisions in Commercial Leases: Standard Inclusions, Capped CAM, Fixed Costs, and Gross Leases

Commercial leases often require tenants in a multi-tenant development (such as a shopping center or office building) to pay CAM charges in addition to monthly rent. These lease provisions often are misunderstood or taken for granted by landlords and tenants and, as a result, are frequently violated, knowingly or otherwise. Sophisticated tenants require CAM charges to be "actually paid or incurred" or "expended" by the landlord to be reimbursable, and they are careful to prohibit landlords from passing their overhead on as disguised CAM charges. To guard against this practice, tenants should negotiate (and then review) their leases carefully, require landlords to deliver "reasonably detailed statements" of CAM charges as often as the lease requires, and should scrutinize those statements to ensure that all charges are allowed by the lease. CAM charges often include property management fees. In addition, most leases permit the landlord to estimate CAM charges and force tenants to pay their share of those estimates monthly. Generally, they require the landlord to reconcile or justify the actual CAM charges to its tenant after the end of each year. Commercial landlords that also manage the project themselves often charge tenants, in addition to CAM expenses incurred, an arbitrary, "industry standard" percentage of the rent as "a property management fee," even though the lease does not expressly provide for that, and no third-party management fees are paid or incurred by the landlord. When the CAM charges are based on actual costs, a tenant might want to negotiate a cap on how much they will be required to pay for their share of common area maintenance. Putting a cap on CAM charges helps protect the tenant from their lease expenses increasing outside of their budget or sudden surprises at the beginning of the year. In turn, this adds some risk to the landlord to cover additional expenses themselves. With fixed CAM charges, property owners set a flat fee for common area maintenance and usually add small annual increases to that fee to cover the cost of inflation. Tenants may still want to review the property expenses to ensure their CAM charges aren't significantly higher than they should be. Fixed CAM charges can either apply to property taxes, insurance, and actual maintenance costs or only to maintenance costs while leaving the property taxes and insurance adjustable. Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the best practices in negotiating CAM provisions, what types of provisions to include, and when to choose between a capped or fixed cost CAM provision.
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The Contractor's Perspective on the Construction Industry: Q4 2018 Update

Dodge Data & Analytics

This webinar looks at the latest findings from the USG+U.S. Chamber of Commerce quarterly Commercial Construction Index (CCI) report series. The report is based on research conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics and captures the unique perspective of contractors about the health of the commercial construction industry.
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Land Use and the Comprehensive Plan

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Comprehensive plans along with zoning and development regulations form the bases for land use decisions. Before there can be thoughtful land use decisions there has to be a plan. The implementation of the plan has a direct bearing on the development regulations and the land use decisions in a community. This information will cover the different levels of comprehensive planning, the topics covered in comprehensive plans and most important their implementation and impact on land use decisions. Gain an appreciation for the importance of comprehensive plans as both guides and directives to land use, the relationships among master plans, zoning and development, and why a successful land use practice needs to begin with an understanding of the relevant comprehensive plan or plans.
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