Real Estate Broker can make you laugh and or Agree

As I approach my 33rd. Year in Business this September, I am reflecting at this time, and you may agree or even laugh a little. Full Story
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Since: Apr 12

Ridgewood, NY

#1 Jul 8, 2012
consider this.....
a record over a 33 year span in the Real Estate Business in Middle Village,NY.
A resident of the Community.
Former local Organization President, Kiwannis & Lions Business Club.
Winner of two awards just in 2012
A Resume on 'GOOGLE' that can not be duplicated.
Read the latest in the GREENPOINT STAR!
RE:JIM TURANO/BROKER
MIDDLE VILLAGE REAL ESTATES-DIVERSE REAL ESTATE ON METROPOLITAN AVENUE.
http://greenpointstar.com/pages/my_blogs/user...

Since: Apr 12

Ridgewood, NY

#3 Jul 12, 2012
talk ABOUT TOWN....Middle Village,NY Real Estates....One of the Agents of a local Real Estate had a conversation with me yesterday. July 11th.
I was surprised to hear that the outfit he works for is slow on selling homes right now. "Phones on not ringing' he said except for apartment rentals.
I looked up later at the companies web site, and I was shocked to that the combination of the several offices they had, had a total of 75 Houses for sale?
With so many of their signs all around, plus the site showing that many homes for sale, I was puzzled why he said,'the phones are not ringing'.
Impressive to an owner thinking of selling, but to me that is a RED FLAG.
What is the benefit of having so many homes for sale?
It doesn't help the owners trying to sell.
So is it a feather in the cap of a Realtor, to have dozens of signs around and that many homes for sale on their web site? Probably the best Tool for a Realtor to attain even more listings. But indirectly, with that many homes for sale, and that many signs around, it isn't helping the agents of that Realty.
Ergo, Pricing the Home correctly from the start is the number 1 Priority.
Otherwise the become part of a collection that sits on the market month after month.
HOMEOWNERS *Better pay attention to this, and use it to your advantage when considering Realtors.
With record low mortgage rates the last thing you want is to still be for sale until next spring 2013.
One big Real Estate with so much ammunition on hand, with No Bulls Eye being hit at all.
Or a individual like a Sniper, using the ammunition and Hitting the Bulls Eye each time.
That is the objective folks to sell as quickly as possible, not become part of a stamp collection sort of speak for the Brokers benefit just to have more signs all over the place!
SELLERS ALERT!

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#5 Aug 23, 2012
Its the job of broker to convince the people to buy property.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#7 Sep 21, 2012
update: 09/21/12 A broker can show a property, provide comps, work out a monthly cost sheet for the buyers, show dozens of homes, but 20% never buy, the 40% who are educated from shopping do buy, and the 40% continue searching for the lowest house price and the lowest mortgage rate and usually get caught in house pricing jumps and or rates hikes for the last 30 years and out smart themselves.
Info provided by broker-Jim Turano/Diverse Real Estate
Read his latesT comment on TRULIA.COM
Realtor BS

Miami, FL

#8 Sep 21, 2012
vicent wrote:
update: 09/21/12 A broker can show a property, provide comps, work out a monthly cost sheet for the buyers, show dozens of homes, but 20% never buy, the 40% who are educated from shopping do buy, and the 40% continue searching for the lowest house price and the lowest mortgage rate and usually get caught in house pricing jumps and or rates hikes for the last 30 years and out smart themselves.
Info provided by broker-Jim Turano/Diverse Real Estate
Read his latesT comment on TRULIA.COM
Yeah sure, buy right now or get left out and pay more later. More like buy now or I lose my draw and can't pay my car lease.

Since: Sep 08

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#11 Oct 8, 2012
with rates down to 3.4% for 30 years, not paying for car payments, or leasing a car makes sense. What good is owning a $30k car, making payments and living in an apartment or at your mothers home?
The above Realtor BS comment shows the true intelligence of a few.
Worried about his/her car lease payment?
Buy not buying a Car, or Leasing a New car I bought property.
Had a tax write off for years, and my home is worth 8x's what I paid for it.
I drive a beat up car, and it gets me around.
You can't live in your car, it depreciates, and the Image you had of impressing others with your new Car lease diminishes, when you invite your date over your mothers house!
Since the above poster is from Florida, there are a ton of homes you can buy for under a $100 k. And with 20% down, I think paying a mortgage of $268.00 per month, is doable even for an employee of a McDonalds vs leasing a car, plus a write off.
Another statistic it sounds like.Too Bad.

Since: Oct 12

Shimla, India

#12 Oct 9, 2012
Nice post..i really like it.It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge..keep posting.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#13 Oct 10, 2012
update, Oct.10th.....Renters/Tenants looking for apartments..........
After an interview and much investigation, anyone looking to rent in Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale, or Middle Village areas, try not to use or experience a site named CRAIGSLIST, NY-UNDER BY OWNERS ONLY-NO BROKERS.
REASONS: Many Gestapo landlords, asking for the most information as if you were entering the secret service department. Giving out all your personal data puts you at risk with identity fraud. Many Landlords gather application after application and then choose who they want leaving many out in the cold.
They also ask for 2 months security when there is an economic crisis.
Lastly, they think people in general are ignorant about rents.
On this site Landlords advertise 1 bedroom apartments at $1,450 dollars.
Two Bedrooms for $2,250.00 dollars.
Using the terms High End. But this is not Park Avenue.
And here are the real facts about apartment Rents in the areas.
1 bedrooms average between $1100 -$1300
2 beds. average $1350 -$1,600 in triple mint condition.
3 bedrooms average $1400 -$1850 dollars
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NEXT UNDER BY OWNERS-NO BROKERS-Agents/Brokers do not want to pay a lousy $10 dollar fee for their ad, so they hide under by owners section.
If they commit fraud and cheat Craigslist for $10 dollars, you do not want to deal with these low life.
SOLUTIONS: GO TO ANY REALTY IN THE AREA YOU WISH TO RESIDE IN.
THEY ARE REPUTABLE, AND PROFESSIONAL. THEY HAVE MORE SELECTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM & EVEN DISPLAY THE LISTINGS ON THEIR WINDOWS.
MAKE SHOPPING FOR AN APARTMENT A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE.
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
(NO NEED TO PLAY DATING GAME WITH LANDLORDS WHO GO OVER A DOZEN APPLICATIONS, OR AGENTS WHO ARE NOT HONEST TO DEAL WITH!
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BEST OF TOPIX-MIDDLE VILLAGE,NEW YORK*APARTMENT TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS.
THANKS TO MY SOURCES FROM THE COMMUNITY OF MIDDLE VILLAGE,NY 11379

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#14 Oct 10, 2012
Geez, looking for info on Cooperstown I stumbled upon this lame thread of spammers. Outta here.
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Izmir, Turkey

#15 Oct 11, 2012
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Realtor BS

Miami, FL

#16 Oct 11, 2012
vicent wrote:
with rates down to 3.4% for 30 years, not paying for car payments, or leasing a car makes sense. What good is owning a $30k car, making payments and living in an apartment or at your mothers home?
The above Realtor BS comment shows the true intelligence of a few.
Worried about his/her car lease payment?
Buy not buying a Car, or Leasing a New car I bought property.
Had a tax write off for years, and my home is worth 8x's what I paid for it.
I drive a beat up car, and it gets me around.
You can't live in your car, it depreciates, and the Image you had of impressing others with your new Car lease diminishes, when you invite your date over your mothers house!
Since the above poster is from Florida, there are a ton of homes you can buy for under a $100 k. And with 20% down, I think paying a mortgage of $268.00 per month, is doable even for an employee of a McDonalds vs leasing a car, plus a write off.
Another statistic it sounds like.Too Bad.
I always have paid cash for nice low-mileage late model used cars, cash is king, no idea what you're rambling on about.

Since: Sep 08

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#17 Oct 12, 2012
please excuse the posters who are as bright as a 20 watt Bulb.
Their bread is half baked.
Excuses for their failures in life.
Never had toys when they were little.
No friends either.
Expect to read more low IQ posts, it makes them feel better.
Stupidity at their best!
Their parents would be embarrassed of them.
Mental illness is a problem, and most are not aware of their affliction.
Their photo should be displayed for a poster for Mental Midgets!
Realtor BS

Miami, FL

#18 Oct 12, 2012
vicent wrote:
please excuse the posters who are as bright as a 20 watt Bulb.
Their bread is half baked.
Excuses for their failures in life.
Never had toys when they were little.
No friends either.
Expect to read more low IQ posts, it makes them feel better.
Stupidity at their best!
Their parents would be embarrassed of them.
Mental illness is a problem, and most are not aware of their affliction.
Their photo should be displayed for a poster for Mental Midgets!
And you Vinny, you're so smucking fart. There, is your low self-esteem boosted now? Keep rambling on til you hit on something.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#20 Oct 23, 2012
Realtor BS wrote:
<quoted text>
And you Vinny, you're so smucking fart. There, is your low self-esteem boosted now? Keep rambling on til you hit on something.
Here is a first class low life, who must have inherited all the wonderful ignorant verbage handed down through the years from his families tree. He never had toys when he was little, and doesn't have anything better to do or to contribute to society. You live and you die. Send your photo so we can make you a poster boy for the ignorant.

Since: Sep 08

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#21 Oct 25, 2012
leaving the Avenue.......Bruno's meat market, the union above the bank,
car dealership on 79 street, mechanic shop on 79 street, and the next probable closings is the awning shop opposite subway foods(haven't seen them open in months).
Not doing well on the avenue........Newly opened health food supermarket next to Astoria bank, newly opened spanish food place next to chinese take out, by Queens wireless( closed for 2 weeks, and a handful of customers buying $2 food items????)
currently vacant stores.....4 total
vacant professional offices..........1 (2200 sq.ft. only built 4 years ago)
source: Broker of Diverse Real Estate...Jim Turano
COMMENT-Whta Landlords were collecting they can not get that rent today.
If they do not adjust the rents to current market conditions, the stores will stay empty. And if it can be a write off, then they remain empty.
Transition past 10 years on Metropolitan Avenue and most other Avenues has been a slowing downturn of major proportions due to the economy.
That hurts all the rest of the business owners too.
Now what hurts the Community in addition to the Retail Market Status is the overwhelming amounts of available apartments. Reasons why, is the following: Landlords who have 5 rooms-2 bedrooms and 6 rooms-3bedrooms, primarily do not want children. The few who do accept a family request one child only. And if you have a small pet, good luck. And yet the Landlords want $1800-$2200 rent for the apartments. The impact of this goes to a whole wider level in the coming years. Meaning this, if the majority of Landlords do not accept children, eventually children will have to be bused in from other neighborhoods. When this happens, then the families of these children want to move to the area to be closer to schools.
Unconfirmed by vicent: I overheard someone on the Avenue say in order for his brother to get an apartment in Middle Village with 3 Kids, he had to pay 2 months security and $1,000 dollars under the table to get the apartment.
Yes tough times, but people/Landlords will take advantage of situations when it comes to money.
Funny: recently.....a couple was shown an apartment. They liked it and wanted it. Everyone sat down to discuss it. The Landlord said directly to the tenants, my bedroom is below yours, and I do not want to hear any noise at all from you, do you understand! Results the couple walked out and didn't take the apartment.
Odd.....the new wave of tenants looking for an apartment request New Kitchens & Bathrooms and the apartments must have wood floors with no carpeting. My first apartment many years ago that I wanted, the Landlord said I expect you to fully carpet every room so I do not hear Noise from you.
So why do many buy 2 and 3 family homes if they have a dozen rules and regulations?
Lastly, off Eliot Avenue on the most beautiful block with Ambassador Homes,
there was a huge 5 room apartment and the owner/landlord had gorgeous wood floors. However, he decided to order and pay for Evergreen Carpeting throughout the Apartment. It was like being on a Golf course, and the Landlord said take it or leave it. In 2 months he did get tenants anyway.
Go figure?
Till next time, enjoy all the Elections! 10/25/12
Realtor BS

Miami, FL

#22 Oct 25, 2012
vicent wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is a first class low life, who must have inherited all the wonderful ignorant verbage handed down through the years from his families tree. He never had toys when he was little, and doesn't have anything better to do or to contribute to society. You live and you die. Send your photo so we can make you a poster boy for the ignorant.
Rambling Retard, you are a prime exxample for Retroactive Abortion.
Realtor BS

Miami, FL

#23 Oct 25, 2012
vicent wrote:
leaving the Avenue.......Bruno's meat market, the union above the bank,
car dealership on 79 street, mechanic shop on 79 street, and the next probable closings is the awning shop opposite subway foods(haven't seen them open in months).
Not doing well on the avenue........Newly opened health food supermarket next to Astoria bank, newly opened spanish food place next to chinese take out, by Queens wireless( closed for 2 weeks, and a handful of customers buying $2 food items????)
currently vacant stores.....4 total
vacant professional offices..........1 (2200 sq.ft. only built 4 years ago)
source: Broker of Diverse Real Estate...Jim Turano
COMMENT-Whta Landlords were collecting they can not get that rent today.
If they do not adjust the rents to current market conditions, the stores will stay empty. And if it can be a write off, then they remain empty.
Transition past 10 years on Metropolitan Avenue and most other Avenues has been a slowing downturn of major proportions due to the economy.
That hurts all the rest of the business owners too.
Now what hurts the Community in addition to the Retail Market Status is the overwhelming amounts of available apartments. Reasons why, is the following: Landlords who have 5 rooms-2 bedrooms and 6 rooms-3bedrooms, primarily do not want children. The few who do accept a family request one child only. And if you have a small pet, good luck. And yet the Landlords want $1800-$2200 rent for the apartments. The impact of this goes to a whole wider level in the coming years. Meaning this, if the majority of Landlords do not accept children, eventually children will have to be bused in from other neighborhoods. When this happens, then the families of these children want to move to the area to be closer to schools.
Unconfirmed by vicent: I overheard someone on the Avenue say in order for his brother to get an apartment in Middle Village with 3 Kids, he had to pay 2 months security and $1,000 dollars under the table to get the apartment.
Yes tough times, but people/Landlords will take advantage of situations when it comes to money.
Funny: recently.....a couple was shown an apartment. They liked it and wanted it. Everyone sat down to discuss it. The Landlord said directly to the tenants, my bedroom is below yours, and I do not want to hear any noise at all from you, do you understand! Results the couple walked out and didn't take the apartment.
Odd.....the new wave of tenants looking for an apartment request New Kitchens & Bathrooms and the apartments must have wood floors with no carpeting. My first apartment many years ago that I wanted, the Landlord said I expect you to fully carpet every room so I do not hear Noise from you.
So why do many buy 2 and 3 family homes if they have a dozen rules and regulations?
Lastly, off Eliot Avenue on the most beautiful block with Ambassador Homes,
there was a huge 5 room apartment and the owner/landlord had gorgeous wood floors. However, he decided to order and pay for Evergreen Carpeting throughout the Apartment. It was like being on a Golf course, and the Landlord said take it or leave it. In 2 months he did get tenants anyway.
Go figure?
Till next time, enjoy all the Elections! 10/25/12
Medication time! Open your mouth, little Vinny!
Realtor BS

Miami, FL

#24 Oct 25, 2012
vicent wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is a first class low life, who must have inherited all the wonderful ignorant verbage handed down through the years from his families tree. He never had toys when he was little, and doesn't have anything better to do or to contribute to society. You live and you die. Send your photo so we can make you a poster boy for the ignorant.
You are a first class example of why Retroactive Abortion should be allowed.
Moses

Kenya

#25 Oct 25, 2012
The challenge is knowing what to look for in a Realtor.Here are some tips.

REF:http://www.realtypin.com/n ews/Story/726-Buying-Your-Firs t-Home-Heres-What-to-Look-for- in-a-Realtor

Since: Sep 08

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#26 Oct 27, 2012
realtor bs, miami,fl. is proof positive of a complete waste of life.
same shoes, same pants, same bs
same pay, same everything and has no friends but like a homeless man, he found a home here on topix.
excuse the the weak minded, they must speak even if it is to no one but an internet site like topix.
you notice not much in their minds.

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