Since the arrival of technology, the world has not been the same, as it has managed to enter into all areas of daily life, creating a world where information, immediacy and technological tools are the order of the day. At present, few areas of daily life that have not been disrupted by technology, especially careers.Real estate brokers have not been the exception, because today thanks to the technological advances the modus operandi of these professionals has changed significantly. Gabriela Cianni, a real estate broker and founder of Cianni Realty, a company based in Miami, Florida, and Coca Quiroga, president of the Association of Realtors of Puerto Rico, explain which, in her opinion, are some of the technological tools Which are more useful to real estate brokers.”For some time now web pages have functioned as useful tools for the real estate broker to know their services,” said Quiroga. Also, the President of the Association of Realtors mentioned that there are several websites, such as Point2, which serve various functions such as platform for the Realtor to market, advertise the properties that are for sale and offer you a list of properties, among others.hat “the main tool of the broker is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), through which it can perform an exact search of what the customer needs using specific criteria related to the characteristics of the Property such as location, availability and price. In the MLS you will have access to confidential information such as, who to contact to view the property, what days are available to show, among others. “Until recently, it was commonplace in Miami to place a box with a key on the door of the residence so that Realtors and Realtors could have access to it. The one who wanted to show it had to know in advance the four digits of access to open it. This allowed some Brokers or Realtors to take the key so no one else could see the property. Also, others inadvertently left the lights of the residence on or went without closing the door of the residence.Today, there is Supra iBox, a digital box in which you can open the same wirelessly through an iPhone or Blackberry. This tool stores all information from the Realtor or Realtor that visited and had access to the property. In this way, the Realtor or Corridor owner of the Supra iBox will know who, when and for how long they visited the property, among others. This technological gadget managed to reduce the mishaps to zero, explained Cianni.
Since one of our readers asked us to discuss the subject of investment in real estate, let’s talk about it in depth, explaining all the ways you can invest in real estate and some tips to keep in mind. Say first of all That although real estate investment has historically been even more profitable than equities, the fact is that it is a type of investment that requires more capital in most of its forms, or of intelligent borrowing in other cases. Then it is not buying a house asking for a mortgage in the hope that the price of the property will rise. That is strangulation financially, although it is possible that the property can be rented for a monthly price higher than the payment of the mortgage. Difficult, but possible. Otherwise, this type of investment would be considered risky having acquired a debt in a non-liquid asset. At the moment, at least in Spain, even with a fallen real estate market that does not raise its head, has arisen a business opportunity around Of the investment in garages. And as you will have seen, practically all cities are having more and more parking problems, facilitating the growth of parking, and causing an increase in the price of parking spaces. In principle, the investment in garages promises to be very profitable for the next years. REITs are companies that invest in real estate assets with the idea of generating income and paying investors in the form of dividends. They are attractive because they are often subject to very low taxation. However it is a complex investment that would require explaining it long and hard, as they also invest in mortgage loans, stakes in other REITs and shares. REITs have a daily quote, so their price fluctuates daily. Another advantage is that it is a liquid asset that we can sell quickly, but it carries risks.
In addition, many real estate agents manage rents that are introduced to tenants to the owners and supervise the maintenance of the property on behalf of the owners. In most areas you need real estate agents to be highly educated, licensed and regulated by a governing body. Some real estate agents are also real estate agents.To use the title real estate agent, a real estate agent must be a member of the National Association of Realtors who, in addition to a number of other requirements, requires Realtors to adhere to a strict code of ethics and offers Realtors educational opportunities and Additional designations.Although it is not required by the rule or law, it could be a wise decision to seek the services of a real estate agent.What do they do ?.Real estate agents bring together two or more interested parties, take the necessary steps to complete a transaction and charge a commission for their services.For sales transactions, they charge commission to the seller, while for rentals, the commission is usually charged to the owner.Real estate agents generally calculate their share as a percentage of the selling price (in the case of a sale) and as part of the rent rental units.How they do it is …People who want to sell or rent their property leave details of their property with the realtor.Along with all the data the realtor usually has house keys to facilitate the visits.The other interested party (ie the buyer / lessee) has access to this information and property by contacting the real estate agent.This is how the real estate agent becomes an information center.Contrary to some common misconceptions, real estate agents often represent the seller or buyer, but rarely both.Why should I use one …First of all, to protect yourself. Real estate transactions are highly regulated and highly paper (document) transactions are intensive.The real estate agent has a thorough knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, declarations and documents necessary to complete the payment to the satisfaction of the buyer, the seller and the law.
The purchase and sale of a home is the most important investment in the lives of the majority of citizens, so we show you find if the house carries charges or fees of the community of owners without paying Before signing the public deed The notaries remember that a private contract is usually drawn up between the buyer and the seller that must contemplate important issues such as: when a promoter sells, the administrator or the agent of the company signs. If it is a sale between individuals, all the owners must sign, and if it is a living or family home, both spouses fundamentally check if the home is free of charges, if it has a mortgage, if there are liens on it, or if there is any limitation in the Statutes of the owners’ community. You can apply directly to the registration of the property a simple informative note or do it through a notary. Sometimes you have to ask the city council for a certificate of urban legality in case there is any type of affectation that is not included in the property registration before the purchase. Make sure that the house is aware of payments and expenses, since in certain cases the Law obliges the buyer to take care of them, it is necessary to determine clearly the price and the form of payment. Do not admit the fixing of a price lower than the real or pay amounts that are not documented. This is contrary to the law and can hurt you when signing the private contract is usually given an amount as part of the payment of the total price or “signal” – known as dragging – binds both parties. The most common are penitential, which allow you to leave the contract before signing the deed. If it is the buyer who cancels the agreement, you will lose the delivered amount, whereas if the seller does, you will have to return double what was received or the parties do not agree, or if they indicate in the contract that it is “according to law” The legislation of the competent autonomous community will be applied.