James Durkin is a skilled entrepreneur living in Boca Raton, Florida where he serves as the Founder of Property Source Investments as well as the CEO of his business Durkar Enterprises LLC.
How to Start Landing Luxury Clients in Real Estate
Real estate can be competitive and challenging, especially when landing luxury clients. Whether a new agent or a seasoned professional, the key to success in the luxury real estate market is to differentiate yourself from the competition and provide exceptional service to your clients. This article contains tips and strategies for landing luxury clients in real estate.
Build a Strong Brand Identity: One of the most important things you can do to stand out in the luxury real estate market is t...
How Buyers Can Prepare for a Shifting Real Estate Market
A real estate market shift happens when the marketplace gravitates toward a buyer’s or seller’s market. During this time, neither the sellers nor buyers benefit automatically based on market data. This situation provides some power for each side.
Markets in transition are more than lulls. They act as a bridge between a seller’s and a buyer’s market. Before setting a strategy, investigate the market and comparable properties to ascertain which direction the trends flow. If the market is shifti...
Budgeting as a First-Time Homeowner
When buying a first home, it is easy to see big-picture items like the asking price. Numerous unforeseen costs exist, not only at the moment of closing but also throughout homeownership.
Before falling in love with a house, it’s crucial to be realistic about the property for you. Your yearly gross income multiplied by 2.5 can give you an approximate price range. There are also affordability calculators online. However, your salary is one of many things to consider when making a large commitme...
Weatherproofing for Winter: Is It Necessary?
Electricity and oil prices have been rising gradually for years; this pattern is anticipated to continue. Before winter sets in, take action to reduce costs by weatherproofing your home.
The gaps around your doors and windows are where your home loses most heat throughout the winter. Airflow between window and door frames can be sealed using weatherstripping. Wood, aluminum, vinyl, or bronze are just a few of the materials that may be used to create weatherstripping. In...
Renovation Projects to Tackle in Winter
Home remodeling tends to be carried out during the summer season due to the long days and the beautiful weather. However, winter can be a great time to complete projects. James Durkin lists some projects to tackle during this season.
Best Renovations to Increase Home Value
Although home renovations can make our lives a little happier, they can also add value to our properties when it’s time to put them up for sale or refinance. Some of the most common home improvements that can get expensive are kitchen upgrades, bathroom renovations, and new decks. Before starting a project, it’s essential to know the return on your investment. This is because, depending on the project’s cost, it can impact the asking price of your home.
Install New Garage Doors
Getting a good...
Are You Ready to Buy a Home?
Homeownership is both exciting and frightening. On the one hand, it allows you to start the next chapter of your life and build a financial foundation for the future. On the other hand, it can be costly. Getting ready to buy a home can be very stressful. People must take the time to learn about the process of home buying. This will make them more comfortable with the purchase and avoid unexpected expenses. You have to ask yourself many questions before you can start planning on the purchase, ...
Myths About Startup Fundraising
Successful businesses require a combination of hard work and ambition, but money is also an essential ingredient that will make them sustainable. Getting the funding for a startup can be daunting, especially for young entrepreneurs. They may think they can outdo the competition or that their business is different from others.
Before you start fundraising for a startup, ensure you understand the truth about the various funding myths presented to you.
Founders Don’t Use Funding for Real Busines...
How to Prepare a Polished Elevator Pitch
In today’s fast-paced world, having a polished elevator pitch is very important to ensure that you are able to communicate effectively and quickly. It can help you win more business and improve the efficiency of your sales process. Having a well-written elevator pitch is also very important to ensure that the important points are communicated clearly. It can help you grow your business and improve the efficiency of your sales process. Here are three key tips to make sure that your elevator pi...
2022 Housing Market Predictions
The first half of the year has been interesting for the housing market. Many people were surprised by the rising interest rates, while the inventory of homes remained flat.
It’s important to keep in mind that the housing market will continue to change throughout the second half of the year. While it’s not always possible to predict what will happen next, here are some of the trends that we might see in 2022.
Mortgage Interest Rates Continue to Increase
Due to the rising interest rates and the...
Social Media and Real Estate
Real estate agents can leverage the power of social media to reach a wider audience. About 77% of agents in the real estate industry use social media. Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are the most common platforms among real estate agents. Here are a few tips about using social media to promote your real estate agency business.
Set Up Social Media Accounts
The first step is setting up a social media account if you don’t have one. At the minimum, you should create accounts on Facebook, Instagr...
Characteristics of an Excellent Real Estate Agent
Getting ready to buy or sell a home can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available to help you through the process. You want to work with a real estate professional who is knowledgeable about the market and can help you find the perfect home. However, what makes a good agent? Aside from being able to advocate for you, a good agent should also have the necessary tools and resources to get the job done.
Before looking for a ...
Contingent vs. Pending in Real Estate
When buying or selling a home, it is crucial to understand the difference between contingent and pending. Contingent means something else needs to happen before the sale goes through while pending means the seller already approves the sale. Knowing the difference can help you decide your purchasing or selling process.
What Is Contingent?
If a sale is contingent, something else needs to happen before the deal can go through. For example, the buyer might need to sell their current home before b...
Conferences Entrepreneurs Should Attend
Business-to-business conferences generate over 1 trillion dollars in revenue. Around one billion attendees come to these events, according to the Events Industry Council and Oxford Economics. These conferences are ideal for networking and learning from other business owners who have accomplished impressive professional goals. Which conferences are best for entrepreneurs? Here are a few events that are worth attending to further your knowledge and expand your network
Startup Grind Global Summi...
Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting a Business
How often have you heard that starting a business is one of the most stressful things someone can do? Well, if you are planning on starting your own company, it’s true. But entrepreneurs often make some mistakes when starting their businesses that add to that stress and can be avoided. Here are the common mistakes people make when they start their own business.
Lack of Focus
Most new entrepreneurs have a bad habit of doing too many things at once. While you may want to provide the world with ...