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Thursday, September 10, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

WTF you can do to survive WFH

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.

Many of us have been working from home (WFH) for over six months now. Work seems to spread into every corner of our lives, whether it’s responding to late-night emails, scheduling Zoom meetings around kid’s lessons or keeping current on company issues. Throw the inconveniences of pandemic protocols into the mix and you’ve got a toxic formula for burn-out.

Aside from taking a week off in Cape Cod (which I just did and highly recommend), there are a few things you can do to avoid mental burn-out and lessen the impact of working from the kitchen table.

Establish a business strategy.

When you set up a strategic model, you’ll be able to make room for needed extra time in the future, or can appoint someone (your husband/wife/partner/ can come in handy for this,) who can take over parts of your business operations. Strategic thinking will allow you to focus on the parts of. ...

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Friday, July 3, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Real estate investing goes digital with blockchain-backed bond offering.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.

Do you fancy investing in a group of vacation villas in Phuket? Or a particular prime piece of residential real estate in London, and have your investment protected by blockchain technology? London Chelsea Limited, a UK investment firm, has partnered with SolidBlock to offer one of the first digital asset funds that invests in real estate, announced Crowdfund Insider on Monday.

London Chelsea advises on the buying and selling of residential investment properties in London and the Home Counties. Its partner, SolidBlock, is a primary issuance platform that intends to facilitate the tokenization of assets which can then be traded on an exchange or alternative trading system (ATS). This is the first digital asset to be offered as a security in the UK facilitated by SolidBlock.

What all of that gives to an investor is the ability to buy into a cross-border residential real-estate investment and ha; ...

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Thursday, April 9, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Hands Free Real Estate? Been there. Doing that!

April 9, 2020
By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
We’ve been watching as real estate brokerages up and down the Hudson Valley and across the nation are ramping up their technology to offer virtual real estate transactions. They’re figuring out how to take clients through the entire process of buying and selling real estate as a way of practicing social distancing, especially since the state has designated real estate as “Essential”, yet forbidden us to conduct face to face transactions. Try working that one out!
Pardon me, but here at Global Property Systems, we’ve been conducting virtual real estate transactions for years.
As a real estate brokerage with a focus on international business, we learned very early how to do business without a physical handshake at every stage of the process. All our agents work in home offices located in regions where they are local area experts. Clients can consult with them virtual. ...

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Thursday, January 30, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Are Realtors the next dinosaurs?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems

I recently attended a real estate conference in New York sponsored by Inman News, the nation's largest online real estate news publication. I met a lot of old friends, made some new ones, and heard some interesting discussions. But the discussions I heard at Inman this time weren't about best practices and how to service clients better. Many of the attendees - brokers, bankers, techs and yes, agents - were discussing one thing: Are real estate agents soon to be extinct?
The reason so many were talking about this dystopian view of the real estate profession is that the handwriting appears to be on the wall for REALTORS® as we know them. Sean Black, a long-time real estate expert, Co-Founder & CEO of Knock.com and a founding team member of Trulia summed it up this way in a recent article in Forbes: "This arcane, inefficient structure is the way residential real estate has been done for the past 50-plus. ...

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