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Training & Education: 3 Tips for Taking Good Pictures for Listings

When you list a home for sale, including pictures is vitally important. Most potential buyers will not bother to investigate a property for sale if they cannot at least get a first look via the listing. However, including the wrong pictures in a listing can scare off buyers just as quickly as not including any pictures at all, so make Read full article »

The Problem with Online Real Estate Listings

As real estate investors and other real estate professionals become more and more comfortable using the internet to do business, the volume of online real estate listings grows. However, there are still a number of ways in which online listings can present a number of pitfalls for potential buyers. As a real estate investor, you not only need to be Read full article »

Agents Listing Short Sales Work Around Bank Negotiations

In Nevada, real estate agents are reporting that they are streamlining the short sale process by listing properties on MLS far below market price to elicit multiple offers. They believe that this streamlines the negotiation process with the bank or other lending entity because it gives them many different offers to work with and heightens the homeowner’s odds of getting Read full article »

The Politics of Real Estate

Few industries are as profoundly impacted by the political machinations in Washington as the real estate industry. Whether it's old legislation like Jimmy Carter's Community Reinvestment Act or Barack Obama's massive mortgage bailouts, the U.S. political machine has a huge impact (usually bad) on the business of real estate.

Ideally, we could ignore politics. But here at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter, we insist on seeing the world with clarity - including the reality of Washington's aggressive involvement in every facet of our business, from mortgage lending to real estate sales license; from loan modification regulations to appraisal requirements... every piece of our business is profoundly impacted by politics. So rather than stick our heads in the sand and ignore reality, readers of the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter choose to be informed and prepared.

About Bryan Ellis

Bryan Ellis is an Atlanta-based real estate analyst and publisher of the widely read newsletter "The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter". With over 200,000 subscribers - including real estate investors, agents, brokers, appraisers and other real estate professionals - the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter is among America's largest sources of unbiased coverage of politics and public policy for the real estate industry.

Bryan Ellis serves as editor in chief for the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter and is assisted by an extraordinary staff of writers, researchers and editors who are each real estate experts in their own right and who assure that the news we report is well researched, factual, and highly relevant to today's real estate industry.

Bryan is very happily married and has two wonderful daughters. He makes his home in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. You can contact the team at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter here.