How to loose weight fast with real estate


This is not a joke. I actually lost 9 kg in 6 month working on my first real estate project. Here is how you can loose weight with real estate.

It´s a few years ago now, but still a really nice time to remember – my first real estate project. First, I was actually not to keen on it. It was a massively big 3-storey house in an overgrown garden. The property needed renovation works throughout. A real bargain of course, so we had to have it.

With 64 kg I was not really fat, just a bit roundish maybe.

To be honest I was not really aiming to loose weight.

Somehow it just happened during this renovation project.

Basically, we just parked our caravan beside the house and started working. We managed to get broadband connected to the caravan, so I could still have my “home office” to support ourselves financially.

Getting the hands dirty was the best

There was so much to do in this real estate project more than we could ever do. But we were so excited and full of motivation that we worked like crazy. I remember, I was really keen to make myself a nice office in the house. There was this nice cosy room in the second floor with a great view over the valley. It had to be that one. At the same time, I wanted to tidy up the garden. I believe it was this combination that triggered my great weight loss.

Every day I would run up and down the stairs

I was working in my little office like from a tower and for every little thing I had to run downstairs. Getting a snack, going to the bathroom, getting a tea, answering the door, removing some weeds in the garden… I almost didn´t noticed it. It´s quite incredible how much energy you can get with the right motivation.

After doing this for 6 month I was down to 55 kg and really happy about it. This was a really welcome side effect of our real estate project.

Of course, the project was far from being finished after those 6 months but we were able to sell it with a €10,000 profit. It´s not a lot for a 6-month work but for a first project it was perfect. We had a great time and made a lot of experiences that helped us for later ventures.

Besides to do this as a real estate business, I can really recommend this for loosing weight as well.

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Everyday people are trying to fulfill their dream of owning their own home with little money. Usually those houses come with a lot of work to do but many don´t mind to get their hands dirty. Some also don´t mind to invest a little extra to get the property exactly as they dream it. One thing is for sure, they are full of enthusiasm to make their dream a reality. And who wouldn´t be? Most people need to pay all their life to have a house.

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Real Estate Agents are still valued & in high demand

Certainly, nice to hear for every real estate agent, we just love them. Most of us can´t do without them. This is the conclusion of a survey recently carried out in Germany by INNOFACT AG (a market research institute).

We value their professionalism and expertise

The survey shows that most of private owners would rather hire a broker to sell their property than to market it themselves.

Almost 69 percent of them would hire a real estate agent even if they had to pay the fees themselves.

When searching for the right agent, they found, Internet research is ranked first. Naturally, a high revenue in the sale is priority for sellers during a quick and straightforward sales process.

57 percent of respondents said they want to ask a real estate agent to handle the sale. 36 percent want to try the real estate sale on their own. That applies with 44 per cent especially for the young age group from 18 to 39 years. 69 percent of those who want to hire a broker would do so even if they had to pay parts or 100 percent of the commission themselves.

“What if the property in question is far away?” they asked

The answers of those who would rather sell their real estate themselves are even more striking in this case. Suggesting a travel time of around one hour or more, 96 percent say that they would hire a real estate agent in this case. Even under the assumption that they would pay his fees, 84 percent say that they want to work with a broker.

Not a surprise

Answering about the order of the most important aspects in the property sale, owners answer:

1: As high as possible

2: As fast as possible the sale

3: As little effort as possible

So, to all real estate agents: we love you – keep up the good work.

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The study: Online survey of INNOFACT AG on behalf of ImmobilienScout24 among 500 private property owners throughout Germany, who plan a real estate sales within the next three years. Survey period: July 2019.

Real Estate Meaning

For everybody who is not a native speaker hearing the first time the wording “real estate” might seem odd. What is the meaning of real estate?

“Real” means “existing, true” as per the Latin origin from the root “res” meaning “thing”. Some also believe it comes from another root (rex) that means royal as in the past only the royals were landowners. However, as the British don´t use the words real estate, they would rather say “property”, I find it unlikely. But who can know for sure?

According to https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/estate Estate has its origin in Middle English (in the sense ‘state or condition’) and that comes from Old French “estat” which came from Latin root “stare” meaning ‘to stand’.

Thinking of the origins of the words real estate makes total sense to describe a property.

Real Estate Meaning – what do we usually understand?

Or better, many words relate to pictures in our head. For me, if I hear real estate, I think of and nice land with green grass and a fancy house.

Many would define it as land and anything immovable on it, such as buildings. Often, it would include air rights above the land and underground rights below the land.

In the past real estate meant a lot to people. It was their livelihood. That´s where they would live and grow their food, raise livestock etc. In todays modern live things have change a bit. A family no longer need to have a big estate to support themselves. Nevertheless, real estate is still very important for us. Naturally, everybody needs a place to live.

In addition, many people work in the property sector. The real estate industry is estimated to give jobs to at least 4 million people worldwide. However, his is just an estimate as many countries have no real estate license laws.

Above all, the biggest question can only be answered by yourself.

What does real estate mean for you?

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In our lists it will display 3 additional thumbnails below the main picture. This a very good way to place even more eye-catchers to attract customers. As a result, showing additional thumbnails also create a bigger list entry which also makes your ad more present.

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The best time of the year to buy real estate

Of course, nobody can predict the future and tell you exactly when is the best time of the year to buy real estate. But there are few indicators we can analyse from past years.

Naturally, prospective buyers would see more properties for sale when the weather is nicer, and this leads to more deals during the summer months. In fact, the weather has a huge impact on the real estate market in countries all over the world.

That´s why statistically you would get better prices on real estate in the winter month as there is less demand.

But make no mistake, that´s just the statistic.

If you ask a real estate agent when is the best time of the year to buy real estate, he will tell you “NOW”. And it makes sense. If the perfect home comes up on the market, you will just go for it, right? Nobody will wait till the winter month to try to get a better deal. And that shows another thing that should be considered.

The “Where” and “What” in the real estate you like to buy.

If the “Where” is in a popular location with high demand or the “What” is a house where usually only apartments are available… then there is no time to waste to ask for the “When”.

Make sure you have your financing in order. Like this you can tell the seller that you are ready to go. Some homeowners would give a small discount for a quick sale.

This of course might be a different story if you are an investor and you don´t look for something specific. You may simply look for good real estate deals, then yes, probably the winter months will be a good time to look.

Why not have a look today on www.all-real-estate.com

Can a real estate agent have tattoos?

If you are self-employed as a real estate agent, sure you can have tattoos, you can have or dress whatever you like. The question is if it is beneficial in your business or may even draw away some possible buyers.

Although having a tattoo might be a good way to strike up a conversation and meet new prospects, keep in mind that you will deal with all sorts of clients – maybe even some who don´t like tattoos (yes, they still exist).

Having your appearance as neutral as possible will help your customers to focus on the property you are showing them.

When it comes to an agent who works for a real estate company or represents a certain brand this might be a different story.

What kind of tattoo real estate companies allow or not depends on each individual case. They may require employees who deal with customers to reflect the character of the company in their outward appearance. Important are the policies of the real estate brand, as well as the expectations of the clientele.

The company may specify what its employees should wear and how they wear it. For example, they may forbid to wear jeans, sneakers, or to go without tie or jacket when meeting customers. They may also instruct employees to always remove piercings or cover tattoos when in contact with possible buyers.

One thing is certain: Large and visible tattoos are a no-go

Having a monster tattooed in your face might not be a good idea when you are trying to sell a luxury villa to some conservative clients.

As a real estate agent, you should draw attention to the property you are selling. That´s why your appearance in general – having a tattoo or not – should not be too intrusive.

5 reasons for less technology in real estate

New buildings nowadays seem like technical centres. It makes all sense as it serves both, protecting our environment and comfortable living, right?

Well… Let´s consider a few things here.

All these technical equipment didn´t pop out of nowhere. It was produced in factories. If you are concerned with the environment, make some research to see how much energy was needed or how much CO2 was produced in the making process.

With our effort to reduce energy consumption by using sophisticated technology in real estate, we have increased the cost of our construction.

Not only that. The additional costs for maintenance and service for those technologies will need to be paid for as long as the building is in use. Unfortunately, in many cases those maintenance costs exceed the amount you saved in your electricity bill.

Technology in real estate – here are five reasons to consider why less can be more

1 – High construction costs
Today, building technology is one of the biggest costs in a new construction.

2 – Short lifespan of the system
Unfortunately, many built-in technologies are less and less durable. In complex technical systems, there are many things that can break.

3 – High power consumption for unnecessary comfort
Whether timer-controlled lighting, sensors that measure the presence, automatic irrigation systems or the simple operation of complex technology chains – the “modern living” costs more electricity than some people think.

4 – Lack of workforce
At the first maintenance of the installed system, you might face a problem. No expert is available. Or maybe no one who is familiar with the complex system in your real estate. This not only leads to long waiting times for maintenance and repair, but also to increased prices for services requested.

5 – Increased electrosmog
Whether electrosmog can make you sick has not yet been scientifically clarified. Although, if a certain level of electrosmog can make you sick is still in question all agree that it is probably healthier to live with as little electrosmog as possible.

There are so many good reasons to pause and consider our approach to modern construction. We should ask ourselves how much technology we really need for comfortable living.

Keep in mind: maintenance-free systems will always save you time and money, in the construction process and beyond.

Are real estate agents paid on commission only?

The answer is: It depends.

If real estate agents are paid on commission only depends if the real estate agent is self-employed or not. If not, he would get a monthly wage from his employer plus his share in a deal when he sold something.

Being employed

Any real estate agent who does not own a business is usually an employee at a bank or at a real estate office.

This can be lucrative. Although in this case the commission is not particularly large, he receives a fixed salary each month.

The commission varies greatly with the performance of the broker. In most real estate offices the performance-related salary would be between 20 to 50 percent of the commission.

Being self-employed

An alternative to an employment with a monthly salary is being self-employment as a real estate agent.

There is no fixed income, but the commission per sale or rental is higher.

Real estate commissions are based on the price of the property. The commission for a real estate transaction is negotiable. It tends to range anywhere from 1% all the way up to 10%.

But don´t forget, as a freelance real estate agent you also have more expenses, such as costs forrunning your office and possibly paying staff. These costs will lessen your profits. In addition, self-employed need to look after their health insurance and Pay taxes (income tax, trade tax, etc.).

Real estate agents carry a high economic risk, because they are responsible for the accuracy of their statements. Basically, they work for free until they sell something. Some properties may not be sold because of unrealistic price expectations of the seller. Also, some may sell only after many months and countless viewing appointments. In addition, buyers who contact the seller directly to bypass the commission pose a commercial risk to the real estate agent.

Real Estate Investment and the Rate of Return

Once upon a time there was a gingerbread house. It was lovely decorated with lots and lots of candy…

How often we have heard it. “If something looks too good to be true, it probably is”. Unfortunately, a real estate investment is no fairy tale with a happy ever after. Especially when it comes to profit, we must be careful with promises of an unrealistic high rate of return.

But to know if something looks too good to be true, we first need to know what is a realistic rate of return for a real estate investment? And how is it calculated?

The rate of return shows how much profit in percent is made per year in relation to the money spend. Like this it is possible to compare one real estate investment to another or even compare it to other types of investments.

When a percentage value is mentioned as a return on real estate, a serious investor should first ask what return is meant. A distinction is made between gross and net return (or some also call it “cap rate” meaning Capitalization rate).

The gross return covers purchase costs and additional purchase costs, but not ongoing expenses such as administration and maintenance costs or taxes.

It is calculated like this
annual income divided by purchase price x 100 = gross return in %

The net Return includes the current expenses except taxes, so the net return is always lower than the gross return.

It is calculated like this
annual income minus all expenses divided by purchase price x 100 = Net return in %

These are just the very basic types of return – of course there are others, more complex (price return, money-weighted return, time-weighted return…).

Let´s see an example.

You bought a house for 150,000 EUR and you rent it out for 700 EUR a month. Your expenses for the house are 2,000 EUR per year.

This means that your gross return is 5,6 %.
(700 EUR x 12 month) / 150,000 EUR x 100 = 5,6 %

Your net return on the other hand is only 4,26 %.
[(700 EUR x 12 month) – 2,000 EUR] / 150,000 EUR x 100 = 4,26 %

As a result, to get a good idea of your profit it is always better to look at the net return.

What is an average rate of return?

Depending on your country and the type of real estate (residential or commercial) your average rate of return would probably be something between 4% and 10%. Of course, the bigger the rate the better. But again, if the rate of return is very high in a real estate investment you must be cautious. Also look out for the wording “possible” or “potential” yield of …. Meaning you will need to do something to achieve that – maybe even investing more money.

So, if the rate of return in a real estate investment looks too good to be true maybe take a closer look at the tenant of this nice “gingerbread house” or bite marks on the walls….