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7 Inspiring Quotes For Young, Aspiring Highland Beach Realtors

7 inspiring quotes for young realtors

It's tough out here! Especially in a market full of legacy Realtors with ironclad relationships and decades of experience, it's not easy to get your feet wet as a new Realtor. These 7 quotes might not be the practical solution to your early-stage woes, but they are wellsprings of encouragement that we should all hold dear when the going gets tough. Keep these in mind when you're questioning yourself, your future, and are in need of a shot of wisdom to keep your chin up and head held high!

lao tzu quote - the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

"The Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step": - Lao Tzu

Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu is best known for his numerous quotes in Sun Tzu's The Art of War and for writing the Tao Te Ching, the foundational texts of Taoism. This quote is quite simple and reminds of the iconic depictions of ancient Eastern temples at the apex of a seemingly unending staircase into the misty heights of the Tibetan and Himalayan regions. Perhaps these temples were secluded and elevated for such a purpose - to show their adherents that wisdom and virtue are not always easy to attain. This quote is key when you feel...

Key Tips For Buying Out Of State Homes

tips for buying out of state homes

For Highland Beach homeowners, it's likely that they may be occupying a second home. Despite the city being in close proximity to both Delray Beach and Boca Raton, the lack of schools, grocery stores, and local businesses within the city's vicinity makes it a less-than-popular locale for young families and budget renters. When looking at the city's demographic data, housing inventory, and average income, it becomes more apparent that this tiny town is more of a beachfront retreat than a place to sit down and set up shop. With a median income well over six figures and a median age of just a few months under 70, it's clear that Highland Beach caters to the "second home" demographic. Though Florida has long been a place where northerners and successful foreigners choose to invest in real estate, this effect is magnified in a place like Highland Beach. For anyone looking to invest in a beautiful Highland Beach waterfront property, here are a few tips for concerned out-of-state home buyers!

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What Are Common Types Of Rental Agreements?

what are common types of rental agreements

Highland Beach, though one of the smallest towns served by Champagne & Parisi Agents, is one of the most lucrative markets in the state. Thanks to its single main road spanned by both our Atlantic beachfront and the Intracoastal waterway, every day is beach day as a Highland Beach homeowner. Highland Beach also experiences one of the most significant expansions and contractions of population during the fall and winter seasons. Many high-end renters are attracted to the tailor-made beachfront condos that Highland Beach is renowned for, enjoying beach resort-style living in a private residence, enriching the fortunate few who rent these units. As a general rule, it's good to know how, and what you're renting, including the nature of the agreement you're signing. For those looking to learn something new and rent in Highland Beach, read today's blog for an overview of some of the most common types of rental agreements. 

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Annual Or Long Term Agreement

The most common form of a rental agreement is a long-term agreement. Usually, these are annual contracts...

How Renters Insurance Helps Landlords and Tenants | Highland Beach Rental Properties

how rental insurance helps tenants and landlords

Rentals are a rarity in Highland Beach, where many move to enjoy the soothing sand and lapping waves as part of their ultimate destination. However, for those who are seasonal residents, or those looking to create an income property from their Highland Beach condo, renters insurance is practically a must. In today's Highland Beach Real Estate blog, we review some of the most compelling and simple reasons that renters insurance benefits both renter and landlord and why you should demand it as part of your income-producing property, especially in a place as upscale and costly as Highland Beach, Florida.

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Protects The Tenant's Personal Property

The first and most important consideration is the protection of personal property for your tenant. This not only creates peace of mind but also easily sorts through any property damage situation as it stands without confusion. Even a younger, less wealthy tenant will likely have thousands of dollars of personal property in your rental at any time. This could include but is not limited to:...

5 Profit Killing Mistakes Highland Beach Landlords Make With Their Rental Property

5 profit killing mistakes

As a boutique, upscale Highland Beach Real Estate brokerage with extensive experience with investor clientele, we've seen all manner of profit and loss from landlords we've sold homes to and advised in the past. To narrow our list of ill-advised landlord mistakes to five was difficult, as there are many examples of poor choices cutting into profits and depreciating the quality of the rental property. For current and future rental owners, we're here to get in front of what could be your biggest mistake yet. These five landlord mistakes shown below are the most common and expected from landlords just about anywhere, and a cautionary tale to anyone looking to cut corners and save now. It may cost you big later!

neglecting essential appliance maintenance

Neglecting Essential Maintenance On Major Appliances

The inevitable breakdown of the washer, dryer, or other major appliance is the bane of a landlord's existence. Save for major disasters like flooding, fire, or a full HVAC overhaul, the repair or replacement of significant appliances can wipe out profits for a month or more. The extension of life on these pieces of equipment is one of the most important roles local handymen play when servicing rental homes, but their upkeep is often ignored...

Understanding An Escalation Clause In Real Estate | Highland Beach Real Estate

what is an escalation clause in real estate

An escalation clause is a contractual stipulation that enhances or otherwise changes depending on counteroffers from differing parties. It defines certain conditions that, when met, allow the outstanding offer to be elevated to a certain stated amount. In real estate, escalation clauses are one of the best ways to ensure you get the slice of Highland Beach Real Estate you're pining for, strengthening your offer and showing your prospective seller you mean business. In today's blog, learn the ins and outs of a real estate escalation clause and whether you should consider adding one to your next offer.

what is an escalation clause?

What Is An Escalation Clause?

Partially defined above, an escalation clause in real estate often means you are willing to match any competing offer to a certain stated price. This ensures that you stay in the running for the home in absentia, with your offer doing the work for you. In theory, the concept of an escalation clause is simple, but in practice requires greater attention to detail and includes...

5 Modern Gadgets To Help The Busy Realtor | Real Estate Technology

5 modern gadgets to help the busy realtor

Real Estate is changing. Technology has influenced everything we do. From how we call our leads, to how we show homes, and how buyers search for them, everything is new in this now centuries-old profession. Despite the fact that Real Estate still includes a significant emphasis on direct marketing, physical ads, and referral discourse, technology is affecting every aspect of the industry. For the on-the-go, quick-thinking Realtor, these 5 simple and sometimes inexpensive gadgets will amplify your productivity and mobilize you in ways you can't on your own. Read today's Highland Beach Real Estate blog and get your list ready! 

quality tablet computer

A Quality Tablet Computer

A tablet computer is not a necessity but can add a level of technological dynamism to your career. Tablets are handheld, easy to move, affordable compared to laptops, and often include display options that are excellent for modern presentations. Tablets allow for sleek, quick movement from app to app, render beautiful high-quality images, and can record leads at an open house. Tablets allow for the mobility of a cellular phone and the...

The Best Highland Beach Condos For Every Purpose | Find Your Perfect Highland Beach Condo

the best highland beach condos for any purpose

Highland Beach condos are all luxurious, all beautiful, and all in one of the most desirable slices of land on planet earth. However, not every condo will thread the needle and check every box that you're looking for. While there's not a single unit in Highland Beach we wouldn't mind living in, there are considerations for citizens young and old, pet lovers, and empty nesters, that we organized in our blog below. For questions beyond what a simple few words can answer, rely on our Highland Beach experts to find your perfect waterfront condo. 

privacy and security

Privacy And Security 

Highland Beach condos are predominantly behind locked exterior doors, with many featuring a doorman and 24/7 security in conjunction with its existing surveillance protocols. For this and other reasons, there is nothing to fear regarding the safety and security within your Highland Beach condo. However, for the very best in safety, look no further than the likes of Toscana, Boca Highland, and Ocean Grande Place.

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Real Estate Content Ideas To Get More Clients

real estate content ideas to get more listings

Real Estate is growing ever more digital, but as a reputation-based industry with long-term transactions, creating your niche and becoming successful is more than just marketing a product at the point of sale. Agents and brokers know that content of all types is crucial to projecting your expertise and attracting the audience you desire. Here are some terrific content ideas that work online and on paper. Bring these to life and watch your business grow!

neighborhood guides in highland beach

Neighborhood Guides

There’s no better endorsement for a neighborhood than living there yourself! Yet for all others in the area, you can easily visit, compile, and put together guides that will provide your clientele with the latest and most crucial information to hone their decisions. Highland Beach condos are a specific niche that are unique even amongst its neighbors. Neighborhood guides can include things like pricing guides, amenity lists, local restaurants, shops, beautiful photography, and adjacent schools,...

Highland Beach Home Tour Etiquette Guide | HighlandBeachRealEstate.com

Home Tour Etiquette Guide

When it comes to Highland Beach house hunting, sooner or later you’re bound to find yourself confronted by a question of proper home touring etiquette. After all, you’re an invited guest in somebody else’s Highland Beach home for sale—someone who you don’t know, who isn’t around, and whose house rules are a complete mystery to you.

As you’d expect, the normal rules of courtesy still apply—except when they don’t. For instance, if you are visiting a friend’s home, it wouldn’t be very polite to go about opening up the bedroom closet doors—when touring prospective homes for your next HIghland Beach real estate purchase, unless you are instructed otherwise, that’s a behavior that gets a green light. You might be treated to a “peek and shriek” if the seller has resorted to some last-minute decluttering via haphazard closest-stuffing, but house touring etiquette says that closet inspection is acceptable and even expected. Closet space, after all, is a valuable part of the home’s layout and an important consideration for many when buying a home.

Less clear are any number of gray areas. When your house hunting leads you through an extensive...