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Tips on Using Screenshots & Cropping for Better Property Photos

Here are some tips and tools for adding the ideal photos and images to your lot and listings to help you sell. These computer tips can help you both improve bad photos and create new images — like aerial photos — for online listings when you don’t have any property photos at all. And while we think these tips are especially useful for selling land and lots, they also can help you enhance listings for finished homes too. Property Seller’s Dilemma – What if You Have Bad Photos…Or No Photos At All? Photos sell real estate. But many lot and…

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Photos Sell Real Estate: Tips for Great Photos for Lot & Land Listings

Whether you’re selling doodads on EBay or property via a real estate listing website like LotNetwork.com, it’s well known that photos will dramatically increase your ability to both connect with a buyer faster and attract a higher price. And with real estate, pictures not only are worth more than a thousand words…for a Seller they can be worth thousands of dollars. Yet it is amazing how many people that desperately want to sell a property do not include any photographs in their online listings. Zero. These blank property listings fail to get the attention of buyers, delay a sale and…

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Sell Land, Development Projects & Portfolios of Residential Lots with “Project Listings”

A frequent question we hear at LotNetwork.com is from sellers and their brokers asking how they should create their listings when selling residential development projects, land for development or multiple residential lots in bulk. Because LotNetwork.com was created to meet the needs of professionals in the homebuilding and residential real estate development industries, we have just the tools that are needed to help sellers market – and help buyers find! – these types of multi-lot and development property listings. A Common Need — Selling Multiple Lots or Development Projects It’s common for residential developers and homebuilders to need to sell…

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Analyzing Housing Markets: Hot Spots for High Income Homes

There are all kinds of information and data that you can use when evaluating housing markets for homebuilding and real estate purposes. A Washington Post article provided some interesting insight about where the highest earning citizens live in our country. You can use the related color-coded map tool to quickly identify the wealthiest US Counties based on the most recent Census data, and also to search by county to see the breakdown of high income households in each county. Click here for the Map Search Tool. We like it because it is easy to use and a very visual way to compare this information…

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Finding the Right Business Partner to Improve Your Game in Real Estate, Homebuilding & Development

Most people in real estate and home building will consider at some point whether to team with a business partner. Let’s face it, sometimes it just does not make sense to try to do things on your own. And whether you’re embarking on a large-scale development project, building a single home or investing in your first real estate venture, the right business partner in the right situation could be the key to help you improve your game and your likelihood of success. Building partnerships can be a very broad topic (entire books and courses teach the subject), with a variety…

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Donating Land to Charities…and a Charitable Offer from LotNetwork.com

Charitable giving is big business in the U.S. It is estimated that $316.23 billion was donated in 2012 by American individuals, corporations and foundations. Americans donate money, clothes, food, their time, household items, cars, boats, homes, and…land. In fact, 2-3% of charitable donations involve land, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Land, whether a residential lot or large acreage, is often donated: 1)      to help a greater cause, 2)      as part of a family or corporate legacy, or 3)      for tax benefits or other financial purposes (or a combination of these motives). Land owners with unwanted property sometimes decide to…

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Flood Insurance Changes Could Drown Housing Markets

A new federal law that is intended to overhaul the nation’s flood insurance system could have devastating effects on homeowners, homebuilders and others in the housing industry in coastal and flood-risk areas. President Obama signed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act into law in July of 2012, and it is being phased in over time. Much of the nation is not even aware of this legislation and its potential impact on American consumers and the housing markets, but the changes have many homeowners, homebuilders, real estate agents and government officials in coastal and flood-prone states scrambling. The Biggert-Waters Act seeks…

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Reach More Lot & Land Buyers: Upgrade Your MLS Listings on LotNetwork.com

Real estate agents…if you’ve got residential lot or land listings on MLS, do you find that they’re lost in a sea of listings for homes? Homes with beautiful bathrooms and updated kitchens?  LotNetwork.com’s “Auto-Upgrading” feature makes it easy for you to more successfully reach active lot and land buyers – because MLS may be great for selling homes but it’s not so great for selling lots and land. With the Auto-Upgrading feature you can automatically upgrade any of your syndicated MLS listings that are on LotNetwork.com to Premium or Featured Listings. It takes just seconds and you do not have to…

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