Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Middlegate Funding - Providing Industry Support

Middlegate Funding advance commissions to real estate agents and brokers on residential resales and leases, commercial sales and leases, and other types of real estate transactions.

Most homeowners who are selling their homes turn to a real estate agent. And it’s as good thing, too: studies show that by using the services of as skilled agent, a homeowner is likely to sell a property faster and for a higher price than if they do it alone. According to the National Association of Realtors, only nine percent of homeowners for one year decided to sell their home on their own.

The numbers are only slightly higher for home buyers: about twelve percent choose to work without a real estate professional.

Real estate agents never get paid until after they have closed on a sales transaction. They might work with a client for weeks and months, researching the market and arranging for open houses. But if the property doesn’t sell they won’t get paid. They don’t have the luxury of hourly rates and billable hours.
The commission is a negotiated percentage of the final sale price, and it is typically split between the buyer’s agent and the listing agent. So when a deal is finally closed and the commission finally reaches the agent, it’s a big day – almost a cause for celebration. Because of the say the industry is structured, real estate agents and brokers often get caught up with cash flow problems. And that is where Middlegate Funding can help. They provide real estate professionals from coast to coast with the commission advances they need, and at the lowest rates in the industry.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Middlegate Funding - Experienced Professionals

Middlegate Funding is made up of a team of experienced professionals, whose backgrounds include real estate and finance. They have a deep understanding of the real estate industry and its constant ups and downs, and the issues that real estate brokers and agents are constantly faced with.

“Every day a deal doesn’t close the broker loses money with other firms,” said a real estate agent in New York. “Middlegate doesn’t take advantage of a bad situation.”

That bad situation is the problem of cash flow that most real estate professionals are faced with at least once during their careers. Since the bulk of their income is derived from commissions, and they only receive commissions when a deal is closed, their projected incomes are not always reliable.

“Thanks to Ashley at Middlegate Funding I was able to pay my bills on time,” said a real estate agent working in Long Island, New York. “His fast and professional service excels any I have experienced. I would definitely refer Middlegate to anyone who needs cash in a hurry.”

“Middlegate Funding is why I am still in the brokerage world,” said another. “Business is good, but things happen in life that are uncontrollable. Instead of changing professions, Middlegate provided me with a commission advance within 24 hours of the request. I am now able to continue doing what I love.”

The Middlegate Funding team is proud to have established itself as a popular and trusted choice for real estate agents and brokers who need to advance their commissions.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Middlegate Funding - A Customer Driven Organization

Middlegate Funding has a team of experienced professionals whose backgrounds include real estate and finance. They are focused on providing cash flow solutions to real estate agents and brokers, and are a customer driven organization.

The real estate industry is complex, and obtaining a real estate license takes a lot of education and work. It is also an ongoing process that doesn’t end once an agent becomes licensed. They must continue taking classes in order to keep up with constantly evolving and changing laws and rules in the state they operate in. Experienced agents know that there is always more to learn.

Continuing education classes take a good deal of commitment and work. Requirements vary from state to state. In some states agents must take about four hours of continuing education each year to satisfy requirements. In most cases agents have the option of taking the continuing education classes either in person or online. In some instances, especially for younger agents, it is recommended taking the classes in person. The information is not necessarily better, but they will get valuable opportunities to meet and interact with other real estate professionals, thus building or enhancing their professional network. On the other hand, online classes make it faster and easier to meet state requirements for continuing education.

It isn’t difficult to take these classes, but agents must be sure they do take them, and complete them. They could be fined if they don’t.

Middlegate Funding is a popular and trusted choice for real estate agents and brokers to advance their commissions. They serve real estate professionals nationwide.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Middlegate Funding - Low Cost Commission Advances

Middlegate Funding provides real estate professionals with low-cost commission advances, and have built their reputation by offering the lowest fees available.

The company is an affiliated member of the Miami Board of Realtors, and has a thorough understanding of the real estate industry. They know that real estate agents have many professional responsibilities, one of the most important of which is as a marketer. Marketing the properties they list is essential for real estate agents – if they don’t, then they aren’t closing deals. And closing deals is what it’s all about.

One of the best and most obvious ways to attract buyers to a listed residential property is to place a sign on the home’s front lawn. Using a real estate “For Sale” sign might seem straightforward, but like a lot of things that seem simple, it can be harder than it looks.

When creating real estate signs, listing agents should use borders and color contrasts that are eye-catching – especially your phone number. People tend to take pictures of properties with their smart phones, including the sign, so be sure the phone number stands out.

The average homebuyer visits from three to five properties a day, so they can get fatigued; all those signs start to look alike. Include an image on your sign that people will remember. Include the home’s best features, like a great kitchen or a finished basement.

Finally, keep an eye on the competition. What does some of your competition do for signs? What are they doing right, and what are they doing wrong? You can learn from it.

Middlegate Funding is an approved supplier of RE/MAX and Exit Realty.