At DMAR we’ve been witness to Greg’s extraordinary ascent as a top-producer, and the incredible success of his brokerage. He proves daily his passion for DMAR, being involved in multiple Committees and Task Forces. With his upcoming chairmanship, we wanted to know a little bit more about Greg. He has an edgy and charismatic energy. He is hard-working, determined, and dedicated to all that he takes on, and he definitely welcomes a good challenge!
When and why did you decide to pursue a career in real estate?
G.G: Like everyone else, by accident. I got my license when my father, who I was working for at the time, suggested it. I did some brokerage for one of his longtime employees and things started falling into place. There was a fateful day that a long time real estate agent whom I knew very well told me that I could never have a career selling real estate.That challenge started the whole thing.
What are three positive things your colleagues would say about you?
G.G: They would say that I keep my word.
They would say that I never stop working.
They would say that I don’t take no for an answer.
Tell us about your proudest achievement so far in your career.
G.G: Vision Real Estate has grown up and has its own identity apart from me.
What is your ultimate career goal?
G.G: To know when it’s time to end it and retire.
What is your ultimate personal goal?
Ultimate personal goal. Make the most out of every minute of every day. Life is short. I want to stay fearless.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you?Read More...
Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR) released its “September Denver Metro Real Estate Market Update” today, highlighting key data and market trends for the month of August 2014. DMAR’s report indicates Denver’s market conditions remain strong despite slowing due to seasonality adjustments. Now is a good time for buyers, as evidenced by lower interest rates, down to 4 percent last month, along with trending data showing an increase in home affordability and continued rise in consumer confidence.
The slowing trend is apparent though, as last month, single-family residential listings experienced an 11.35 percent dip in homes sold compared to the month prior, and the condo market experiencing a 7.87 percent decline as well. Notably, the average sold price for single-family and condos is up 5.77 percent year-over-year, and median price has increased 7.71 percent.Read More...
Every week we bring you a handpicked collection of hot topics and industry news. This week we focused on a variety of hot real estate industry issues. Here is what we learned:
1. 5 Tips for Increasing Rental Profit
2. The Reasons Why Sellers Really Do Need a REALTOR® to Price Their Home
3. What it Takes to be a Successful Sales Manager
4. 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Naming Your Company
5. Knowing Your Online Audience is the Key to Successful Content
We encourage you to join us for a conversation. Answer the question below in the comment box at the end of this post.
1. 5 Tips for Increasing Rental Profit via Bigger Pockets Blog
Closing on a property that meets your investment goals is merely the first step in a long-term process of maintaining profitability.
The second step is to stabilize the property by way of removing bad tenants, making necessary repairs, and then adding great tenants to your lease contract.
Many landlords have made the not-so-profitable mistake of thinking their efforts end there. Here are 5 tips to increase your rental profit:
- Keep your leases current and at market by tracking expiration dates
- Budget for and monitor expenses by looking at what you have paid for in the last year
- Set aside capital for improvements
“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Harper Lee
NETWORKING EVENTS AND EDUCATION
Here is an updated calendar of upcoming networking events and education for this week.
EDUCATION: 2014 Annual Commission Update
WHEN: September 17 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: DMAR North Office | 13648 Orchard Pkwy #900, Westminster CO 80023
WHY: The Colorado Real Estate Commission requires all real estate licensees to complete a Commission Update course annually. The current 2014 Commission Update class will provide you with the latest informaton on legislation and regulations.REGISTER NOW
EDUCATION: HUD Training
WHEN: September 18 | 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: DMAR Central Office | 4300 E. Warren Avenue, Denver CO 80222
WHY: This class will cover Effective Bidding, the HUD Homestore, and HUD Contracts Today.
EVENT: DMAR Inaugural
WHEN: September 19 | 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: The EXDO Hall | 3545 Larimer Street, Denver CO 80205
WHY: Join us as we welcome our incoming Chairman and give out prestigious awards!REGISTER NOW
Thank you for being a member of the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®. Your membership is a crucial part of what makes us a powerful community. With more than 5,000 members, DMAR's goal is to support you in your pursuit of success, and to passionately protect and advance the real estate industry. Read More »