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Warnings to Real Estate Investors in 2009

Michael Gwynn is a student of real estate. Although he holds a California Real Estate License and multiple investment properties, Michael is currently immersed in the world of online marketing solutions that connect real estate agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers as the Sales Director at

In today’s world there are many financial casualties associated with the failing real estate market. There are many homeowners who purchased properties and had little knowledge, experience, or insights into the real estate market. But, there were also a number of real estate investors that could have and should have known better. These good investors had experienced bad outcomes with their property purchases because of the lures, pitfalls, and hazards associated with the world of real estate. These lessons are important to learn because there are many new and experienced investors jumping back into real estate in 2009.

Those who do not learn history are destined to repeat it.

There were several factors and causes for these bad outcomes for these good investors. Some were lured by the gains reported in many publications. Others succumbed to the attractive sirens of the real estate Guru’s.

There were those who did not understand the order of purchasing investment property because they purchase equity growth properties before income properties.  Many purchased at the peak of the price points. Other wanted only to stay in their local markets. Miscalculations were made on the costs for holding properties.

The potential issues of holding property were never realistically expected or prepared for by the property purchasers. Methods to truly analyze a real estate market and economy were not effective.  Technology and available information was not used to its best potential. Real estate professionals were seen as the enemy and not used appropriately in the transactions. Many did not understand the cycles involved in real estate. Continue reading this post


Posted by: Michael Gwynn on February 18th, 2009 under Buying or Selling a Home, Market Trends


Service Oriented, Not Sales Oriented

Vikas Pawa of Prudential Hills Real Estate in Tucson, Arizona, has only been in real estate for two and a half years, but has already experienced success that some agents never come close to.

We spoke with Vikas to get his take on what’s happening with the market, and how agents might be able to overcome any hurdles they are facing.

Vikas comes from a family of realtors, real estate investors and developers. So, naturally, when he was faced with a career decision, he felt it was a clear choice to get into real estate.

“Anyone just starting off in real estate can expect to work hard, and deal with new and unfamiliar situations on a regular basis. Just because you may have a website, and maybe signed up for a lead service online to help get more business (like HomeGain), doesn’t mean that you can take a back seat and let it happen. It takes work to see results.”

Vikas adds, “Too many buyers ask me how I’ll get paid for my efforts! They don’t realize that we represent them for free.” Continue reading this post


Posted by: Jessica Gopalakrishnan on March 14th, 2008 under AgentEvaluator, Success Stories

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