Achieving multiple professional certifications and surpassing customer expectations has propelled Keyes Company Sunset Office Vice President Carlos Garcia to become Dade County's top producing real estate leader within The Keyes organization. Garcia's cumulative sales volume is more than $575 Million since he launched his Real Estate career in 1995. In recognition of his exceptional success, Garcia was appointed to The Keyes Company's prestigious President's Council. Garcia is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), a Certified Relocation Specialist and Luxury Homes Member. In 2010, Carlos Garcia was named Vice-Chairman and Communication Chair for the Master Brokers Forum (MBF) representing the top 250 agents in Miami-Dade County. To better serve his customers with Short Sales and Foreclosure guidance, Garcia obtained his Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation. Prior to launching his career in Real Estate, Garcia served as Vice President of Operations for a major electrical Company in Miami. Carlos has achieved the Number ONE position again in Sales for Miami-Dade County and was awarded the President's Council Award in January 2014 for the 15th consecutive year at the Keyes Annual Awards and has always been ranked amongst the top FIVE sales associates in The Keyes Company which employs over 2,500 sales associates.(press release 2014)
HOMESTEAD AND THE REDLANDS
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- 1060 Brickell
- 500 Brickell Avenue
- Axis on Brickell
- Blue & Green Diamond
- Brickell Key One
- Brickell Key Two
- Bristol Tower
- Canyon Ranch
- Courts Brickell Key
- Courvoisier Courts
- Emerald at Brickell
- Grand Bay Tower
- Grove Isle
- Grove Towers
- Grovernor House
- ICON Brickell
- Icon South Beach
- Infinity at Brickell
- Key Colony
- Murano Grande
- Murano Portofino
- One Tequesta
- Santa Maria
- Skyline on Brickell
- St. Louis
- Ten Aragon
- The Mark on Brickell
- The Plaza on Brickell
- The Setai
- Three Tequesta
- Two Tequesta
- Valencia South Miami
In the Inland Empire there are13,588 active propertiesfor sale.11,242are single family homes with an average listing price of504,500and1,799are condos or townhome with an average listing price of274,250.
If youre in the market to buy a new home then the most beneficial thing you can do is start working with a real estate buyers agent. As a buyer, youragents commissionis free of charge their pay comes out of the home sale and with their dedicated help in the home search you will secure the right home without wasting your precious time on a long and labored search.
You can view homes for sale this weekend at an open house or any time by appointment with a First Team Real Estate agent. Call or email us now and well connect you with a top agent in your area.
Email us atclientservices [at] firstteam.com
Call us at 888-870-1142
This weekend March 8thand 9ththere are9 First Team open houses in the Inland Empire7 in Riverside, 1 in San Bernardino County and 1 in the Desert Areas. Weve chosen our top 3 must see homes for the weekend. Each is a spacious single family home, take a look
For even more options, check out all of First Team Real Estates open houses going on this Saturday and Sunday:http://www.firstteam.com/openhouses/
Attendee Tip:Bring your agent with you to an open house. Its not necessary to have them by your side but it can be a huge help. With your agent in tow you wont be bothered by the listing agent and you are in a powerful position to make an offer if you love the house. If youre a serious buyer looking to land the perfect home then having your agent with you at an open house is crucial.
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This is probably one of the biggest kept secrets in the real estate industry:8 out of 10 home buyers do not realizetheycan legally get thousands of dollars back from their real estate agent at closing. As a former top producing banker with over 100 million dollars in sales per year this is something that I didnt realize until later on in my career: When I asked my real estate agent how much she usually gives back to the buyer, her answer was Only one client has asked me for a cash rebate in 12 years I found this astonishing since asking that one question can easily get you thousands of dollars back at closing.
Cash rebates are encouraged in 38 states to help home buyers save money:TheUS Department of Justiceeven recommends real estate agents give cash rebates to buyers, and files lawsuits against states that ban rebates because these states are discouraging fair competition. The 12 states that do not allow a buyer to get a cash rebate are: AK, AL, IA, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, NJ, OK, OR, and TN.
Now I realize my fellow agents may not like me giving this information, and some may not even realize it is completely legal. When I posted a similar article on My Blog an agent left the following comment:
ah, legally, unless you are licensed, an agent cannot give you fees, it is illegal and considered kickbacks, sorry bad idea
She apparently must have missed the part about the Department of Justice encouraging cash rebates, and is more than likely referring to referral fees. However we are not talking about referral fees here. I am talking about cash back to the buyer. Keep in mind many agents help buyers with closing costs, but buyers can also request cash back at closing.
HOW MUCH CAN I GET BACK?
If you pre-approved, know what you want, and are not going to take up much of the agents time you can request more back. A common objection from agents is, You get what you pay for. This is partially true; you get what you shop around for
There are plenty of great full service agents that will offer you part of their commissions back. If an agent does not want to give you cash back they can simply decline to work with you, and you with them.
Remember the point is you want a GOOD agent. Some agents may try to imply that they arebetterbecause they dont offer rebates. Keep in mind there are many factors which enter into the professionalism and skill of a real estate agent, and whether or not they offer you a rebate is not the only factor.
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE
When I purchased my first home at which time I was not an agent the agent showed me four houses over the course of a few hours and he earned over 9,000 in commissions. If I would have known I could have gotten cash back at closing you can bet I would have asked for a few thousand back.
BE RESPECTFUL TO THE AGENT
To get an idea of how much you can get back please see myCASH BACK CALCULATOR. The thing to keep in mind is not to be greedy. Real estate agents work hard for their pay and can go months without selling a home. In addition to that agents may have to split their commissions with their broker. The broker is the company or person that the agent works for. So commissions are often split four ways. To be fair to the agent I recommend asking for a .5 rebate of the purchase price of the home. So for example: if you purchase a home at 500,000, it is fair to ask for a 2,500 rebate 500,000 X .5 = 2,500. At Bargain Agents I make it easy for you as a buyer to get cash back from your agent by using the Name Your Price feature of the website.
For more information and to get cash back from your agent seethe How it Works Page. AtBargain Agentsmany agents will give you a cash rebate, AND provide you with the Full Service VIP treatment you deserve.
Article Written By Tony Dosanjh
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There are a total of11,227active properties in Los Angeles County. Of those listings8,335are single family homes - average active listing price1,268,000, and2,777are condos and townhomes with an average active listing price623,500.
If youre in the market to buy a new home then the best place to start your home search is by reading about the buying process. Check out our First Team blogHow To Buy Your Dream Home In 7 Stepsto get a step-by-step guide on home buying with tips for each part of the process. This week we wentover how to secure a home loanincluding all of the tedious and unexpected things home buyers need to do to stay on top of the game.
Are you ready to start looking for your dream home? You can view homes for sale in L.A. County this weekend at an open house or by appointment with a First Team Agent. Call or email us now to set up your appointment to view the hottest Los Angeles real estate.
Email us atclientservices [at] firstteam.com
Call us at 888-870-1142
There are10 First Team scheduled open housesthis weekend March 8thand 9thin Los Angeles County. Weve chosen our top 3 must see homes for the weekend. Our 1 pick is a beachfront peninsula retreat with a 50,000 price reduction Take a peek
Interested seeing some more properties this weekend? Take a look at the 117 differentFirst Team Open Housesthis Saturday and Sunday across Southern California.
Attendee Tip:Before you visit an open house, team up with a buyers agent to help you through the home buying process. The truth about buying a home is that its a long and complicated process but with the right help, youll breeze through it and end up with the home of your dreams. Its not necessary to have a buyers agent with you at an open house but they could be the go-getter you need to when its time to make an offer on that perfect house once you find it.
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