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How real estate agents should sell to multi-family investors

Multi-family investors are specialized clients with goals different from most buyers and even other real estate investors. To be successful, it is important to understand their needs and what to look for within your market. At Royal Empire Realty, our agents specialize in working with investors and specifically multi-family properties. Keep reading to learn some… Continue reading How real estate agents should sell to multi-family investors

How to make your South Florida income property profitable

So you have purchased a great South Florida income property. Congratulations! Now comes the task of making your investment work for you. Income properties in South Florida can be leased to someone local or rented out as a vacation property or short-term rental. Either way, they require an investment of your time and resources, beyond… Continue reading How to make your South Florida income property profitable

Safety Tips for Realtors: What I learned from my self-defense training

Recently, I completed a 10-week self-defense training course with my family through C.O.B.R.A. in Coral Springs. As a Realtor and a broker, my goal was to learn effective self-defense techniques that can keep me, my team and my family safe. I cannot overstate how empowering the experience was. It is amazing how much more confident… Continue reading Safety Tips for Realtors: What I learned from my self-defense training

Pitfalls of buying investment property in Florida — and how to avoid them

Buying property in Florida has become an increasingly popular way to invest. However, like any profitable investment strategy, there are risks and obstacles to overcome.  If you are considering a property investment in Florida, it is important to educate yourself on the real estate landscape. At Royal Empire Realty, we value educating investors so they… Continue reading Pitfalls of buying investment property in Florida — and how to avoid them

What investors need to know about renting in South Florida

As an investor, you have been eyeing real estate investments in South Florida. You are considering a single-family property or maybe a fourplex to maximize your profits.  However, as housing prices continue to climb, is a rental property in the Sunshine State still worth the high price tag? At Royal Empire Realty, we believe the… Continue reading What investors need to know about renting in South Florida

How the real estate cycle should affect your investment strategy

One helpful way to determine the optimal time to buy, sell or hold your property investments is to track the real estate cycle for your local area. (See the video)  Of course, the real estate cycle can be tracked on the national level. However, savvy investors know that local factors matter most when it comes… Continue reading How the real estate cycle should affect your investment strategy