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Who we are…

MavRealty, LLC is the future of Real Estate…Efficiency through experience and technology resulting in volume and therefore savings for our clients. All the while…we are performance based…let us show you. Skip the listing appointments, photographers, signs in your yard, just call us for a few private showings and a locked up solid contract.
Your timeline, your rules, we want to make it easy for you.

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Why Meeting Your Neighbors Is So Important…

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When you move into your new home, it is easy to keep small talk with the neighbors. It all starts with a “Hello, good (morning, afternoon, evening.)” or the awkward,  “How’s the weather?”.

The path less traveled is sparking a conversation and taking the time and effort to learn about your neighbors.  

But why?

The answer is simple,

You don’t have to be best friends with them, but if an emergency (big or small) arises, having a neighbor that can help you out (and vise versa) is a good feeling to have.

A 2011 survey of 17,000 people, sponsored by State Farm and conducted by Harris Interactive, found:

  • 45 percent would help a neighbor look for a job
  • 44 percent would cook meals for a neighbor
  • 32 percent would assist in babysitting for a neighbor
  • 15 percent would lend a neighbor money
  • 10 percent would let a neighbor live with them for a short while.

— A.E.R.

 

Either way, you should always reach out and get to know the person living next to you. Who knows, you and your neighbor could hit it off and you could have just found a new friend, a new babysitter, a new carpool group for your kids to get to and from school, or someone you can trust and get suggestions about which local coffee shop has the best coffee. No matter what, it can’t hurt to be nice and introduce yourself.

 

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To be twice as efficient, twice as fast, and work twice as long is to do the work of 6 people…

Six is a very high multiplier. 3 years is 18…4 is 24…think about it. Why stick to status quo if there can be a better way to make things more efficient?
Slow is smooth and smooth is fast, get it?
If you work from 9-5, why can’t you put in an 8-midnight shift too?

The rebuttal is, well, I want to enjoy my evenings…
My rebuttal is, well, suck it up for a few years and enjoy both the daytime as well as the night.
Why move into a single-family home and have a large mortgage when you can buy a triplex and have no mortgage and start building wealth and cash flow.

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What is the point of being a slave to a desk and a time clock when you can work at 600%, take the extra revenue, buy assets that put cash in your pocket, so that you can have more years doing whatever it is your heart desires.

When you exchange your time for money you will always be limited by your time.
As soon as you have enough money from exchanging your time, you can start using that money to buy other peoples time and/or assets that make more money.
Now you have an even better multiplier.

At MavRealty we specialize in real estate investment.  I have helped build over 325 million dollars of investment real estate portfolio performing assets and a few of those million for my own benefit.

How to Use Your Homes Equity…

Money is a funny thing.  When you leave it alone it is almost like a pile of sand that dissipates in the wind.  Inflation is not a pretty thing for money, however, if you deploy that money into something that can earn interest, cash flow, or increased equity…now we are talking.

One of my favorite things to do with equity is utilized it to purchase rental real estate.  What I mean by that is, I buy a duplex, 25% down, $175,000. My rental income for two units is $900 per side so $1,800 a month.

Check out https://www.zillow.com/mortgage-calculator/  and put in $175,000 as the purchase price, 25% down, and a modest interest rate.  

Sitting at about $850 a month of principal, interest, taxes, and insurance means that you have around $900 left over monthly after tenants pay their rent.

There is still vacancy, maintenance, property management, and repair escrows, but you should still have around $400 left when all is said and done.

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That is $4,800 a year.  25% down is $43,750. You are making 10% of your money!

The principal of your mortgage goes back to what you owe, interest is deductible, so is depreciation and the insurance cost.

Do the math, you end up making around 18-22% on your money cash on cash.

Let us know if we can help explain further.

A Life Event…

Marriage, Childbirth, Purchasing a Home…a life event.

 

Purchasing a home is a pretty big life event. Everyone wants the “best” they can get.  The best house for the best price in the best neighborhood. Choosing the best Realtor is the most important part of this process.  After all, it is free to use an agent when buying a home as their commission is paid by the seller. It’s kind of a no-brainer. I mean, you wouldn’t choose McDonald’s over a 5-star steakhouse if you had a choice and both were free, right?

Here at MavRealty, we cover the full spectrum of a real estate transaction from the sourcing all the way to close and more.  We have off-market properties, in-house legal and construction experts, and overall culture of excellence and efficiency.

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Realizing you overpaid, got a lemon, or are on an endless ride along searching for homes hoping that you find something…ANYTHING because you can’t seem to get your offer in on time or your realtor seems hard to get a hold of and “SO BUSY”.  To us, any agent that claims they are too busy really means,  you have a problem with time management and team management. 

We always have time for our clients and will always get you the best deal. Guarantee.

 

To Buy or To Rent That is the Question…

If you buy a home as opposed to renting, what are you doing?  Well first off, let’s talk as if you were to own this home for the full 30 years of a mortgage and it was a $250,000 home. You put 10% down.  Your mortgage is about $1,400/month and it is a robust, 4 bedroom 2 bath home.  You love it.
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During this time you have replaced the roof twice at $10,000 a pop and the a/c twice for $5,000 a pop, so you have $30,000 over a 30 year period of major repairs…the rest is paint, carpets, etc…  That is subjective but let’s pin that at $10,000 more dollars.
You have spent $40,000 over a 30 year period or $1,333 a year/$111 per month.  OK, so now what?
Here you are at the end of the 30 years and you now own this home and it has increased to a value of $325,000, pretty cool.  Take out the $40,000 you spent over the years and you are semi-wealthy.

If you rented for this 30 year period, you would have paid $1,750 a month in rent for that 4 bedroom 2 bath home.  When you consider that in the previous scenario, you were paying a mortgage that was $350 less…but take out the fact that $111/month on average was what you spent on repairs per our calculations.
OK, so what does this leave you with in 30 years?
Your deposit back of $1,750.

There are down payment assistance programs, historically low-interest rates, and off-market inventory that we specialize in….give us a call and let us tell you about how you can buy up to a fourplex with a VA or FHA loan and start cash flowing on your first purchase.
Are you a few years into the game?  We can help you invest your hard earned cash and purchase multi-family cash flowing property.
Either way, we are here to help.

Climbing a Mountain…

Finding your dream home or listing your home can be very similar to looking up aimages mountain.

In the beginning…there you are, you and your significant other, maybe family, and you have to find a way to get up there…

But what if you had a Sherpa?  What if that Sherpa had 5 more Sherpas that were his/her assistants?

What if that Sherpa scaled that mountain 3,000 times in the past few years with a perfect record and they were assigned to your family to get you up there?
Well, if you haven’t caught on yet… MavRealty is your Real Estate Sherpa.

Let’s go climbing!

Look at the Curbs on That One

Curb appeal can make or break your home sale. 

Hiring discount real estate professionals or even worse, trying to sell your home yourself can result in disaster all starting with the presentation.

The first 72 hours for a listing is the most crucial time…the way the home is presented to the world, at what price, and how inquiries are handled…

Accepting an offer too soon only for it to be cancelled because there was no pre-approval, your agent doesn’t answer their phone after 2 pm... the photos are horrendous, or because the price is too high! Bait and switch listing! ««See last blog post.»»

Bottom line is that when it comes to buying groceries, you can handle it yourself or better yet use Shipt, but when it comes to selling real estate, use an expert.

The specialization required to ensure a completely safe, legal, and financially beneficial transaction all lies in the world of a  real estate subject matter expert. RESME for short, or simply “Any MavRealty Agent”