Real Estate Dangers and How to Avoid Them: A Guide to Making Smarter Decisions as a Buyer, Seller and Landlord

Real Estate Dangers and How to Avoid Them: A Guide to Making Smarter Decisions as a Buyer, Seller and Landlord

by Andrew Trim


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Real Estate Dangers and How to Avoid Them is a must-read guide for anyone thinking of buying or selling property, or becoming a landlord. Whether you’re looking for your dream home, to sell a property, or to invest, flip or rent out an existing investment, this book is packed with the insider information you need to avoid getting ripped off. By shining a light on the flawed and unnecessary aspects of the real estate industry, this book will help you make smarter decisions based on knowledge rather than “advice,” saving you time, money and headache. Stories of those who have seen the dangers highlight the ways in which this outdated system takes advantage of first-timers and experienced investors alike—and expert guidance shows you how to steer clear of the traps and pitfalls lurking around every transaction.

Nearly everyone will have their hands in real estate at some point, and the real estate industry can be intimidating—after all, you rarely make financial transactions this large. But the truth is that the industry can be quite simple and can go quite smoothly, if you eliminate the distractions and focus on making smart decisions. This book shows you the real truth about the industry, helping you:

  • Avoid the traps that rip off buyers and sellers
  • Make smart decisions, minimise financial risk and let the system work for you
  • Identify unnecessary add-ons and bogus charges
  • Learn the tricks of the trade so you can save your money
  • Become a smarter landlord and attract quality tenants.

With clear, no-nonsense advice for buyers, sellers, landlords, and flippers, Real Estate Dangers and How to Avoid Them arms you with the knowledge you need to succeed in the property business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780730359203
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 545,843
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ANDREW TRIM is the managing director of award-winning business, The Johnson Real Estate Group, a former Olympic athlete, and a keynote speaker with a passion for ethical business practices.

Table of Contents

About Andrew Trim xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction xv

Part I: Becoming a smart seller 1

1 The importance of pricing 3

2 The two lies 19

3 Choosing an agent 31

4 The method of sale 49

5 Smart marketing decisions 87

6 Presentation and renovation 105

7 Negotiation 115

Part II: Becoming a smart buyer 129

8 Purchasing dangers 131

9 Negotiating the right price 135

10 The purchasing process 143

Part III: Becoming a smart landlord 159

11 The smart investment purchase 161

12 Being a landlord 171

13 Selling an investment property 195

Conclusion 201

References 203

Index 205

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