Archive for May, 2014

PA Picks – A Chance to Live in Luxury

May 28th, 2014 by Ori Klein

If you’ve ever had the desire to own a true luxury home with all the ‘bells and whistles’, you’ll want to take a look at our picks this week – these properties are sure to satisfy those with a hankering to live large.

Check out Mayo Auction & Realty’s 9,500+sf residence in Lenexa, Kansas. Located in the prestigious gated community of Maplewood, this Tom French custom tudor home boasts 6 bedrooms, 6 ½ baths, double entry hall chamber and 4-car garage on the main floor with a 5th space on the lower level. Aesthetically breathtaking, this luxury property has a brick, stone and stucco exterior, showcases a circle driveway and offers an aquatic facility as well. PA digs this one for its convenient access to Interstate 35 and the downtown area. Auction Date is June 12th.
Mayo Auction & Realty

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Real Estate Can Be a Hot Market for Jobs

May 15th, 2014 by Ori Klein

With 2014 in full swing, economists and property investors are optimistic about the continuing recovery of the real estate market. The uptick is also opening employment doors for college grads as well as those looking to change careers.The bubble bursting in 2008 has changed the industry in a myriad of ways, where homeowners and business investors had to implement new strategies to buy and sell property. These recent innovations have also served to create some job opportunities that weren’t around years ago. For anyone thinking of entering this diverse and ever-changing field, you may want to consider your many options.

There’s always the tried-and-true broker route. To become a real estate broker, you obviously need to take some courses in order to obtain your broker’s license. Most start by contacting their state’s real estate commission to find out their exact requirements for licensing. You’ll also need to work with a brokerage as part of your training to practice as a real estate agent, so researching various real estate brokerage firms to find a good fit for yourself would be a prudent idea.

Even if you one day join a brokerage, being a real estate broker is like owning your own company. Since this is a commission-based business, you need to pay close attention to your personal budget as well as professional expenses that will be used to market and sell a property. A vital part of a real estate broker’s success will be based upon a client roster. Industry associations, personal networking, referrals and social media can all be useful tools in building a client base.

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Spotlight On: Marianne Sullivan, President and Lead Auctioneer, Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC

May 8th, 2014 by melissa

Spotlight on . . .Marianne

We recently spoke with Marianne Sullivan, President and Lead Auctioneer of Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC. Covering all facets of real estate with a specialty in foreclosure and municipal auctions, Marianne has more than 20 years of experience in the field. We explored several topics including the current economy and rise of real estate sales, mobile and social media marketing, and women in the auctioneering industry.

PA: How did you get your start in real estate auctions?
MS: I took a part-time position for a local auction company in Boston. It wasn’t long before I realized I had a passion for the industry and began a full-time career. Eighteen years passed quickly! In 2007 I felt I had the experience to make the leap starting Sullivan & Sullivan conservatively by renting a few desks in a real estate office. I grew to need a larger office in one year and again after three years. We recently completed an expansion to our new operations center and have settled in nicely.

PA: Tell us about your organization – what type of properties do you specialize in?
MS: We are a full service commercial auctioneering firm specializing in the foreclosure and municipal auction arena. We sell residential, commercial, and industrial real estate properties, land, and intellectual property.

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