Summary of Sections
Section 1: All About Agents
This section will cover who agents are, what they do for buyers and sellers, and
how they get paid. It will give the reader tips on how to find a good agent, and the best way
to work with an agent to maximize their real estate experience. It will describe real estate
agency and how it affects their transactions.
Section 2: Show Me the Money
All aspects of financing a home will be covered in this section, including how
lending works, what lenders look for, the loan process, the types of lenders, and types of
loans. It will give the buyer tips on how to select a lender, how to decide which loan is best
for them, how much down payment to make, and how to analyze lender loan proposals.
Section 3: Short Sale Anatomy
More and more people are being affected by short sales. The section will explain
what a short sale is and how sellers and buyers are affected. It will give the reader tips
and suggestions on how best to handle a short sale, how to get the best price for your
house and how to steer clear of trouble.
Section 4: Spotlight on Foreclosures
According to Barkley’s Capital, the number of bank owned properties is expected
to rise over the next 20 months. They expect it to peak in early 2012 and slowly decline
over the next 3-5 years, so foreclosure are going to be with us in a big way for a long
time. This section will cover how foreclosures work and how they affect homeowners. It
will give tips on how to handle the foreclosure process, the best time to buy a property
in the foreclosure cycle. and how to minimize problems while in foreclosure.
Section 5: The Art of Buying
Buying a home in the current market is a minefield. Financing is difficult, prices
haven’t yet stabilized, and economists are predicting another 3-5 years of turmoil
This section will give the buyer tips and reveal insider secrets about where and when to
buy, whether they should consider short sales or foreclosures, what types of offers to
make, how to minimize problems after going under contract, what type down payment
they need, how to handle inspections, what type and how much title insurance they
need, and how to save money on the whole process.
Section 6: Selling Lessons.
Selling a home in this market is problematic. Prices have not stabilized and the
future Is uncertain. Foreclosures are still on the rise. This section will give the seller tips
and reveal insider secrets on the topics of how to determine a listing price, the best time
to sell, the type of listing agreement to use, how to handle marketing, what to do about
offers and counter offers, how to handle repairs, and what disclosures to use.
Section 7: Investment Primer
Buying investment property can not only provide a monthly income, it can
serve as a retirement vehicle as well. But it does require a certain amount of knowledge
to get involved in real estate investing. This section will explain how to get started, what
types of properties to buy, including commercial property, how to finance and manage
them, and will provide many other tips on investing.