Thursday, May 17, 2012

Training is good but not the magic to success….

Training is good but not the magical button for success…. I read similar words in a response to an internet comment recently.

There is a lot of truth contained in that statement.

Training is indeed good whether formal classroom, online, independent reading, or whatever.

But training without experience is not always a sufficient teacher.

To be successful at anything one must practice it continuously.  Even the best golf teacher can’t make you a pro unless you practice.  An instructor may very well provide the expert instruction like head down, focus, follow through, etc but it takes putting the knowledge to work for success.

With the real estate business (with a goal of making a profitable living for the practitioner) there are other skills (the intangibles) that go along with the mechanics (knowledge).

The intangibles like personality, ability to reason, communication skills, and lest I forget, common sense.  Long term success is achieved when one combines them all.

When you are ready to sell your Brevard County, Florida  home you want someone who knows more than just the mechanics of the process.

But you also need someone who has the experience, communication skills, integrity, and, yes, even common sense. 

Thinking about selling your Viera, Rockledge or Suntree, Florida home?

Give me a call at 321-693-3850 or email me if I can help in any way.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Why I won't show rentals in Palm Bay or Titusville, Florida.

I had to deal with the same issue a couple of weeks ago.  The issue is working with those looking to rent a home in Brevard County, Florida and the limits of where I will go in that search....

Brevard County is 75 miles or so north to south.  There are beach side locales as well as very rural areas.  And within that wide area are a lot of rentals  - 995 as of this morning.

This is only a guess but I would say the average rental on the market is probably about $900-$1000 a month.  If I place a tenant in a rental I will typically make about $100 after expenses are subtracted (and this does not include gas or any out of pocket incidentals).  Usually a person seeking a rental will want to look over the course of several days... the math does not ad up.

So I limit myself to working with folks seeking to rent a house or condo in the Viera, Suntree, Rockledge areas of central Brevard County.

I try to assist by providing listing information with the listing agent contact information. And I explain the reasons presented above.

If you are looking for a home to rent in Rockledge, Viera, or Suntree, please give me a call. or send me an email.