Why Commercial Real Estate Brokers Are Worth Every Penny

Some clients in commercial real estate are unaware that they have a problem with their property, or do not really know or can define specifically what the problem is. They struggle to find the way ahead; they do not really know or will admit that they cannot get themselves out of a property problem.

Do you think there are some businesses and property owners out there at the moment with problems? Of course there are, and you as the real estate agent or broker have to be the relief to the property pain. You can only be so when you really know what you are doing. That means a really good knowledge of property types, leases, and rents, building costs, regional demographics, and operating costs.

It is not sufficient to think you know how to sell or lease a property. That skill is not enough as most other agents will think the same. After coaching agents for many years, I know that the reality is most of your competition is very ordinary in knowledge and property understanding. That is the leverage you should work with to generate a massive real estate sales and leasing business. Serve your clients as the best choice in the industry. Is that hard? Perhaps it takes more personal effort and certainly more study, but the rewards are significant.

Let’s just look at the types of clients you could have for a moment; they are landlords, business owners, tenants, and investors. Within those groups you have differing relationships to the property improvements, rent, lease, location, operating costs, tenancy mix, and the list goes on. So what do you know about these things? What should you do?

Become an expert in every sense of the word. Supply the best and most important information about property that you can for the client. Make sure that you are better than the rest of the real estate people in the local area. Become the property strategist and not just a salesperson; know what are the real reasons for a sale or lease, and help the client understand them. Provide the best timings to use in the sale or lease processes.

The problems and challenges that these client groups have are radically different than each other. Your solutions and responses should be set accordingly. The best model for a real estate agent or broker in a client relationship is to become an advisor that is trusted. Your knowledge should stand head and shoulders above the rest. There are three stages to the process.

  1. Seek to become the clients trusted advisor from the outset. This means building the relationship before the client really wants to do something with their property. Prospecting is essential every day of your business life. Your database is the tool to progress.
  2. Get the client to agree that there is a need with their property or business. Knowledge of the property types, performance issues, lease strategies, development alternatives, tenant mix alternatives, are just some of the things to learn.
  3. Plan your solutions around the problems. When the client fully understands the problems that you have identified with the property, and that you really know what you are doing, the choice of property agent becomes an obvious choice.

Stop thinking that as an agent you must discount your commission, or pay all the advertising costs for the client just to win the new business. These clients are not the ones you want. In most cases they are the hardest to deal with because their motivation is ‘cheap’. Logical decisions are not part of their mindset and negotiations are therefore harder with these clients. More often than not the listing does not sell because the client will not listen to the market trends and choices (they think they know better). Time does invariably take care of these unreasonable clients, with no sale resulting and a distressed property sale or lease later on. You can then move back into the picture to offer your special services.

Be the best real estate agent out there and make sure your clients know it. Chase the quality listings owned by quality clients that will listen to the market trends and choices that you offer.

Are We Running Out of Room on the Internet?

A recent news report caught my eye, piqued my interest and ignited a spark to find out more about running out of room on the internet. In an interview with the co-founder of Casaba Security (a team of security pioneers who research, develop and implement solutions to internet security problems), Sam Bucholtz told viewers that reports about how we are getting very close to running out of addresses for all the mobile devices we are now using is true. Between cell phones, Blackberries, iPads, iPods, laptop computers and the myriad of other devices we want to connect with the internet, there are only about 2% of the potential addresses under the current internet protocol still available.

Internet addresses are needed for all these devices to talk with one another and are based on a 32bit value which limits the total number of devices that can “talk” or be connected to the internet to 4 billion.

The internet protocol currently in use is the Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4 and plans are underway to migrate to a new protocol, Internet Protocol version 6.

According to Wikipedia, this first publicly used version (IPv4), provided the before mentioned addressing capability of about 4 billion addresses and was thought to be sufficient in the early design stages of the Internet. It has been the unexpected explosive growth and worldwide proliferation of networks that has led to the current situation. By the late 1980′s, it became apparent that methods had to be developed to conserve address space. In the early 1990s, even after a redesign of the addressing system, it became clear that this would not suffice to prevent IPv4 address exhaustion, and that further changes to the Internet infrastructure were needed.

Now plans are being developed and a great deal of infrastructure is already in place to move to a new internet protocol that expands the number of addresses by 4 times. This is Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and will greatly expand the number of devices supported. It is estimated that every person on earth could have multiple devices and never come close to using all available addresses.

The last blocks of free IPv4 addresses were assigned in February 2011, although many free addresses still remain in most assigned blocks and will continue to be allocated for some time. While IPv6 has been implemented on all major operating systems in use in commercial, business, and home consumer environments, IPv6 is not backwards compatible with IPv4. As an example, when a new version of a computer program comes out, it will be able to use files developed in the older version. This is not possible with IPv4 and Ipv6. Ipv6 creates what amounts to a parallel, independent network. Exchanging traffic between the two networks requires special translator gateways. However, modern computer operating systems are capable of implementing dual-protocol software for transparent access to both networks

What needs to happen now as we run out of room on the internet is that the content about the new internet protocol needs to be communicated. To facilitate that, the Internet Society is supporting World IPv6 Day, an event organized by the Internet Society and several large content providers to test public IPv6 roll out. The main motivation for the event is to evaluate the real world effects of the IPv6. The event is also known as Test Drive Day and will be held on June 8, 2011.

Facebook, Google, Cisco, Verizon, Yahoo and Bing will be among some of the major organizations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test drive”. The goal of the Test Drive Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

Changing over to IPv6 could be expensive and complicated. A similar situation recently occurred with the transition to digital television. For years digital TV was available along with analog although with limited content. As interest and content grew, TV stations began simulcasting both analog and digital programming. People began buying digital TVs. The move to all digital required new TVs, converters, adapters, etc., and while it was expensive, the move has been made. This IPv6 Test Day will offer similar simultaneous broadcasting in both protocols.

It looks like we can expect a move over to the new protocols in the near future as we run out of room on the internet. A crisis does not appear imminent, but there are not sufficient internet addresses to support the expanding mobile communications we are now demanding.

The new protocols will eliminate the problem, but will likely present new challenges, costs and opportunities to running out of room on the internet. Stay tuned.

Benefits Of Future Technology

In this write up, the readers will get information on future technology and learn to what extent modern technology has been developed to assist the growth of human civilization.

Technology of the Future would be more sophisticated and user friendly. The rapid technological advancement will make technology more convenient and usable. New technology should be used for the benefit of the society. Now, it is better to say to what extent science and technology have been acceptable to the present generation. In comparison to conventional devices and equipment, future technology news states that ultramodern devices are more workable and powerful in their functionality. According to scientists and researchers, modern technology can make modification and upgrading of common things for their proper usage applying modern methods. The world will be more glamorous and attractive with newer technology and without any trace of carbon footprint.

If you check future technology news, you will find that there are newly launched products and technical accessories which have multifunctional features. For instance, recently Kevin Cheng invented Solar Planter which protects the natural green resources of nature. Plants will be highly protected using the Solar Planter which artificially creates solar energy to preserve green plants in a perfect way. The device is also equipped with powerful exhaust fans to clean out stagnant air from within the Solar Planter. Air will be circulated well inside the planter for the safe keeping of trees and plants. The Solar Planter is also energy efficient and environment friendly. According to future technology news nature will be completely protected from pollution using these new technologies as it will not produce any lethal or hazardous chemical solvents or gasoline products into the air.

In the sphere of the telecommunication, future and modern technology is very powerful and has contributed extensively for the betterment of the communication system. The invention of the humanoid robot is a burning example. Future technology news say that this robotic structure will be sent to out of the planet to strengthen the communication system. Experiments are still going on the upgrade of this robot.

Concept Cloud Blackberry is a sophisticated mobile phone which is both eco friendly and pollution free. This mobile is activated by liquid fuel which doesn’t disturb the peace of nature. Future technology will bring a lot more inventions and accessories to upgrade human lifestyles. The scientists believe that modern science is very effective to make the world green. Future technology must be more user friendly and should not hamper the natural growth of the human race. It must not disturb nature or the society.

Science is a boon and man needs to utilize this for the overall development of the world. Future technology these days not concentrated only on the benefit of humans. Scientists are trying to create technology that will be beneficial to the earth as well.

Conclusion: To get updated information on latest technology, you can check future technology news on the Internet. There are new discoveries and upgrades available every day.

Student Loans – Also Known as Plus Loans

Loans are a type of financial aid that must be paid back. There are three types of student loans. Federal Loans given to students, federal loans given to parents and private loans.

The first type of loan is the loan given directly to students. They include Stafford loan, Federal Family Education Loans, Ford Direct Student Loans, and Federal student loan consolidation. These loans are directly available to the students and are available as subsidized or unsubsidized loans.

These loans should be paid after graduation. The grace period for both kinds of student loans is 6 months that means that a student has a time of six months after graduation during which he is exempted from paying anything.

If a student’s credit hours are less than half then his grace period is over and he has to start paying the loan. The main difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans is that one is exempted from paying an interest on a subsidized loan until after the graduation.

The credit limit for undergrad freshman is 3500$ and it reaches the limit of 8500$ for graduate students. This limit increases to 12500$ per year for unsubsidized loans.

The second type of student loan is the loan given to parents. These are also known as PLUS loans. These loans have a much higher limit. This helps in meeting any gap in the education cost but the payments start immediately as there is no grace period. Parents are solely accountable for the payment of the loan. The interest rate on the PLUS loans is 8.5%.

The third type of student loan is the loan given by private banks and finance corporations. These loans have a limit higher than any federal loan. These companies provide the best financing terms and condition. Some companies even provide a grace period of twelve months. There are two types of private loans: direct to student/parents or through school channels.

The direct to consumer loans have a higher interest rate but are quick to process while the loans borrowed through school channels are slow to process but have a lower interest rate. The loan rate for private loans is higher than federal loans. The overhead charge depends upon the credit scores of a person.

One added advantage of private loans is that foreign students are also eligible for the loans but an American resident co-signer is also needed. They also charge a fee for the loan. If the credit score of a person is high then the fee charge can be omitted and the interest is also low. A statement of APR (Annual percentage Rate) contains all possible types of fees and it is provided when the loan is granted. It should be used to compare the overall interest and fee when comparing the loans. Some federal and private student loans can be omitted if a student declares himself bankrupt and meets some conditions but these conditions are hard to meet.

Nowadays strict laws have permitted the loan companies to impose heavy fines on a bankrupt person. They are also punished in different ways like withholding of professional degrees or imposing heavy fines on them.

The Good and Bad of Home Schooling

As is the case with just about anything in life, with the good also comes the bad, and while the benefits of home schooling definitely outweigh the negatives, there are certainly two sides to every story.

Here are both ends of the spectrum, both the good and the bad sides, so you can make an informed decision that will be best for your precious child and your household.

The Good Side of Home Schooling

School can often be a rather stressful place for children, which doesn’t exactly allow for an environment that’s conducive to learning. If a child is having trouble with bullies or similar stressful occurrences and other solutions have been exhausted, home schooling may be an option to definitely consider. And, stress rears its ugly head in other forms for teens and school aged children who have homework and negative influences from their peers to also deal with on a regular basis.

Beyond the safety, security, and having an environment that facilitates learning, it also creates the opportunity to learn not only better, but faster than their traditionally schooled peers. It is certainly not unheard of for a child to complete four years of high school in only two or three years, allowing them to continue on to higher education classes much sooner. And missing a class because of injuries or illness won’t ever be an issue, nor will trying to get any of the work missed or worrying about making up tests.

Children who are home schooled are able to move past the constraints of the public school system, and its curriculum, by studying a diverse number of subjects and topics. In addition to the usual language arts, math, history, geography, and science, these children can also be taught the languages of their choosing, or explore electives like dance, music, or drama, for a few examples.

The Bad Side of Home Schooling

Home schooling your children will, obviously, require that at least one parent be there full time to teach and be completely involved in their child’s education. Because of this, two income families may find it to be a bit difficult to manage.

It requires many things, but one of the most vital is patience. Having plenty of patience will be extremely important throughout your home schooling endeavors. It takes careful planning and consideration as well as the motivation to persevere, and remember that sacrificing your personal time will also be necessary. Even children who are independent learners need monitoring, structure, and guidance to succeed.

Socialization is another down side of home schooling not that it isn’t possible, but rather it must be actively pursued. Parents can use group settings, sporting activities, and be creative in their home schooling endeavors in order to introduce children to people of all walks of life.

When it comes to home schooling your children, the hands-on approach is definitely recommended. If you aren’t willing to give one hundred percent effort toward your child’s education, then it may not be the best choice for them right now.

Why Entertainment Companies Gravitate to Social Networking

The groups that gravitate to social networking for business success are usually the businesses that deal with entertainment. In fact, if the client has the right amount of fame, then it is very easy to build up a client base. However, most entertainment companies love to use social media because their product fits right into the platform. Social media is mostly about entertainment and there are no better experts at entertainment than those who work in the industry.

Word of mouth is the driving force of a lot of businesses. This is especially true in the entertainment business. Entertainment relies on this form of marketing once the original push of advertisements has run their course. Entertainment relies on the strength of the product to drive higher revenues and more viewership. This, of course, can be greatly enhanced by the use of social media. Companies will pay people to talk about their products and they will spend money to give things away to get more people talking about their product on the social media platforms.

These businesses may also encourage their clients to use the social media systems themselves. This is because the actors and actresses in the entertainment business generate fans who want to hear more from their favorite actress or actor. The ability of the client to use the social media platform gives the movie further advertising. This is all pluses for an entertainment company that looks to grab whatever advertising it can especially when it is cheap advertising (or free in this case).

These businesses may also petition for new actresses or actors to work with them through the social media profiles. It is not unusual for an agent to try to convince a person to leave their current representation for another competitor through a direct message or social media post. This allows a company to gauge the interest of an actress or actor before they commit man-hours or money into swaying the mind of that prospective client.

Another underused resource that entertainment companies are good at using is the testing a movie’s trailer before releasing the movie. This lets the company know if they are spending their money in the right place before needing to spend the money. Market research is always important in any business. This is especially true when the amount of investment needed to make the asset can be over 4 million dollars.

In closing, most entertainment companies are on social media outlets. These outlets allow them to work quickly and find new prospects to work with on a daily basis. They can also see what is hot in the market and make plans to monetize those trends quickly. They also use their employees existing networks of fans and followers to advertise their products (movies).

Every business can learn a lot from the practices of entertainment companies. There are many uses far beyond what the normal businesses use them to do. A business could recruit new employees through the system, they could also test new products before allocating funds for those products, and they could also pitch their services or products there (this is a standard practice). Every business needs to look at the way entertainment businesses use social media and implement it into their own practices.

Using Business Management Courses To Snag A Promotion

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your career is go back to school. Unfortunately it is not that simple for a lot of individuals. One way it is possible to get your next promotion is to use business management courses to further your education and make yourself a more valuable and desirable employee.

Taking extra training help you get a promotion in several ways. It can show commitment and loyalty to your company. The only people who are interested in learning more about the business or those who care about the business. In the business world there is nothing more important than loyalty. It will get you further than any other trait you may have.

Furthering your education for the good of the office will also show you are committed to making the company the best it can be. Only someone who is committed to making the company a stronger entity would spend their spare time and their own money to make a better employee.

Most companies love an ambitious employee. This type of employee has an energizing effect on all of those around them, which tends to make everyone work harder to be the best. This type of energy translates into more profits as well as a better place to be employed.

By taking on the extra work of educating yourself, you also show your employer that you have plenty of responsibility. No one wants to promote someone who is not responsible for themselves, let alone for the company. For an employee to go out on their own in this manner shows dedication to the company as well.

As you can see there are several reasons why business management courses are a good idea if you want to grab a big promotion. Initiative is something which business management looks for in possible candidates for promotion. This is how you can make yourself a valued employee which would be impossible to replace.

6 Tips to Help You Find Your Personal Style

Get to know how to add your character to the latest fashion trends and be stunned with discovering a new you.

1. What tickles your fashion persona?

It matters to know what your persona is when it comes to fashion. Some value comfort over the hot fashion trends, and some really go for what is the latest. It’s either you are the sporty gal or that lady who enjoys floral. One’s personal fashion style does not need to just be on the safe side. You can always explore, but make sure that you wear what you want.

2. What kind of fashion inspires you?

For sure you have seen models, celebrities, or even your prom queen in high school strutting around with their own personal fashion style. Did you like what they wore? Having social media around makes it a lot easier for you to find your fashion icon. Being online means you can easily browse fashion websites or even do your own research on Google and pin those pictures with fashion styles that you prefer. Set a time for some fashion soul-searching and when you know what kind of fashion inspires you then you’re on a good start.

3. What’s inside your closet?

When was the last time you checked your wardrobe? You may be too busy to take time and smell the fashion trend inside your closet, but it’s time for you to compare and contrast. Do your present clothes match the ones your fashion icons wear? To have a great personal fashion style, you should exert effort in sorting out your clothes to really know what you actually wear, to those you have to let go.

4. Shop and replenish

Now that you have cleaned out the outdated part of your wardrobe, it’s time for you to do the most exciting part of it all – shopping! Don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be costly. Creating your personal fashion style does not have to be mainly signature clothing. You can also try thrift stores or set aside money for seasonol sales here and there. Get the fashion that inspires you without spending too much. ‘

5. Ramp and Roll

Now that you have a refreshed personal fashion style, it’s about time that you gauge your lifestyle with your fashion sense. You have to know how to apply your chosen fashion trend to your daily activities. There can be many versions of your style whether you are a home based mom, an entrepreneur, or a busy office girl – you must have the right accessories for your clothing to match your lifestyle.

6. Be your own fashion guru

Even if you have fashion mentors that inspire you, your personal fashion style should still be coupled with a lot of confidence and uniqueness. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Business Management Certification Program – Become a Business Leadership Success

When looking to jump-start your career in business, you have several options. You want your resume to stand out from everyone else’s. Credentials and education help to accomplish this. Aside from landing a plum management job that you naturally excel at simply from luck, the best ways to set yourself apart from those with whom you are competing is to gain real world business knowledge. There are two kinds of education that can offer you that opportunity: a specialized MBA degree from a highly rated university or a business management certification program.

To be honest, most people who want to get into management right away already have their MBA. You probably do too, or are on your way to earning this degree. If it is assumed that most applicants have the same degree qualifications, something else must set you apart. The MBA program you attend being very well-known for the amount of practical experience or success rates of graduates is one way, but this could move you away from your home, cost an arm and a leg, and take years to accomplish. In contrast, a business management certification program is typically a six to twelve month course that leads to a certification exam. Some people complete it less than six months, and it costs a tiny fraction of the amount highly rated universities do.

The business management certification program can supplement an MBA beautifully or help those who might have a less specialized business degree but want to move into management. The beauty of the curriculum for a business management certification is in its ease of application. The whole focus is giving students skills and information that they can apply immediately to become better leaders and project managers. A range of proven models and processes that work in a variety of business settings are learned in a good training course.

In addition, through a business management certification program you can become thoroughly conversant in the business leadership lingo, facilitating the networking and interviewing processes. Certification credentials make a resume stand out and look great on a business card. The best training courses are lead by people who have legitimate experience as a successful business leader in a well-known company. They also provide support and resources after the completion of the course for your continuing success. Valuing your future is as simple as ensuring success in leadership by checking out a business management certification course.

Promote Your Business Online With Tactics That Are Highly Profitable

In this article I am going to share with you one of the most practical ways you can promote your business online with tactics that are highly profitable. If you are running a small business then you don’t need me to tell you the importance of profitability. Although I don’t know you personally, I am pretty sure your costs are always under pressure, and no matter what you do there is always a point below which you can’t drive your costs any lower. Am I right?

Which is why you and I both know it is vital to squeeze every possible bit of profit out of your sales and marketing efforts.

The internet is the largest business opportunity in the world, and if you can maximize the opportunity and learn how to promote your business online with low or no-cost methods then you can make a lot more profit.

Article writing is one of the very best ways to promote your business online with no need to spend any money at all. Because article marketing is 100% free, and enables you to obtain free search listings within Google, Yahoo and other search engines.

How does it work? Since you are running a business then you already have expert knowledge in your own area of business. And the internet is the number one place people look when they are searching for information about something. So you can combine both of these factors to create a highly profitable way to promote your business online with article marketing.

Here is how it works:

1 – Think of a product or service that your business offers, which solves a problem.
2 – Write an article about the problem and how it can be solved.
3 – Submit your article to the online article websites which will publish it, and it will get listed in the search engines.
4 – When someone does a search on the internet looking for the solution to the problem which you have written your article about, then they will find and read your article.
5 – By writing a helpful article then you can easily direct people from the article to your website for them to find out more.

Article marketing when it’s done properly works really well, and can be one of the most profitable ways to promote your business online with no need to spend any money. Hopefully this short explanation has been useful in helping you to realise that you don’t need to spend a fortune to use the internet to make money for your business.