Don’t Take My Word For It ….
Take a look at what some of my clients and associates have to say:
“Hi highly recommend Paul to anyone interested in making money. Paul has proven time and time again to be a highly successful and ethical businessman in the field of real estate and marketing!”
Michael Thompson, Co-Founder, S.W. Florida Real Estate Investors Assoc.
“Paul has proven effective marketing experience and aggressively strives for excellence. I have enjoyed teaming up with him to create profits.” February 5, 2008
Courtney Smoot, President, Simply Solved, Inc.
“Paul is a not only a man of character and integrity; but a great guy as well! His background, experience, and business savvy, really make Paul an asset to any business relationship. When it comes to marketing, Paul is at the top of his game. We know that the most successful businesses have an effective system in place. Paul knows how to harness the power of system for effective target marketing! “Two Thumbs Up for Paul Forsberg! February 4, 2008
Dr. Arian Kelley, DC, Owner, Choice Chiropractic, Orhtotics, & Acupuncture/Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc
“Paul is a quality individual whose years of experience can be incredibly valuable to small business owners. Paul knows what works and what doesn’t and he teaches his clients so that they can save both time and money.” February 2, 2008
Kyle Burke, Owner, Plainfield Financial LLC
“I have known Paul for over seven years. He is a very energetic, detailed orientated and very hardworking. He is a man of his word. He has been and always will be very successful. I HIGHLY recommend him.” February 2, 2008
Kristine McMahon, Sr. Loan Consultant, The Manhattan Mortgage Company
“Paul really helped my company out. He explained all the different type of marketing that I could use and which ones he felt would work best. The results and how Paul tracks the results was great. Thanks Paul” February 2, 2008
Paul DaCosta, DaCosta Marketing and Consulting, LLC (941) 716-2597
“Paul is a sincere and exceptionally intelligent person. His marketing skills are excellent and I am glad to have Paul as a resource and friend.” February 2, 2008
Ray Higdon, Speaker, ForeclosuresDaily.com
Incredibly Creative. I had an investment home is Georgia I wanted to sell, and I was living in Florida. At an investors meeting, I announced to the group my wish to sell the home in Georgia, and buy investment property in Florida. At the end of the meeting, Paul came up to me and mentioned he had a couple that wanted to sell their home and move to Georgia. I gave him the information, and within a week, I had an investment home in Florida. We traded my home in Georgia for the home in Florida. We all won in the deal, and I saved thousands in commissions, closing fees, and taxes.
Jeri Lucas Jerico Property Solutions
Paul, I really appreciate you taking your personal time to help me with what my business. By implementing just a few of you strategies, I have seen a enormous increase in my business and fully expect to double my bottom line profits for this year – amazing in this economy – My only regret … not meeting you sooner! Your knowledge and expertise are so valuable to me.. Thanks for EVERYTHING you do!Stacy Olney – Englewood, FL
Way to go. Hey man just wanted to put it on record that I really appreciate you helping me out when I was starting Ci. If I hadnt met Taylor, I would have never known Mel and never got to know you well. Because of you, things are BLOWING up in a good way for my online business. Over 500 premium members! I paid the HUGE upfront fee and joined TWC’s mastermind. If you ever want to get back into real estate info business let me know.
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What Others Say About Buyer’s Agents
The following are excerpts from various publications and postings from media resources inline and in print. They have to do with residential and commercial real estate buyer representation. Because business brokerage has to do more with entrepreneurs and business, there is very little media exposure, but you will get the idea of buyer representation as a whole.
Buying A Home
By Elizabeth Razzi
Exclusive buyer’s brokers work only with buyers and don’t take listings. They’re obliged to help you find the best deals and lowest price. Unfortunately, agency standards have changed so much in the past ten years that real estate agents themselves are likely to be confused about their obligations to buyers and sellers, even though in most places they are supposed to give you a disclosure form explaining your relationship. Bottom line: You don’t truly have an advocate in your corner unless you both sign a contract saying so.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
HOUSE HUNTING? SAVE BY HIRING YOUR OWN BROKER
By Carla A. Fried
If you ever doubted the value of real estate agents who work solely for home buyers (as opposed to traditional agents who report to sellers, consider this: A recent study by U.S. Sprint found that 232 relocating Sprint employees who hired buyer’s brokers paid an average of 91% of a home’s list price. People who use traditional agents typically pay about 96%. On a house originally priced at$150,000, that’s a difference of $7,500.
SMART MONEY: A PERSONAL SHOPPER FOR YOUR DREAM HOUSE
By Pam Black
When Sallye and Jim Ryan wanted to move from their Tampa apartment to a three-bedroom home this spring, the busy couple used a buyer broker, Beth Tansey, to help. Within a week, they had bid on the house they now own. Sallye liked being able to delegate the house-hunting. “With both my husband and me working, it was a lot easier,” she says. “I don’t think I would have found this house that I really love without her. There are so many homes for sale here, I would probably still be looking.
Because Tansey is a buyer broker, who exclusively represents the home buyer’s interests, the Ryan’s trusted her to find the best deal on a house that suited their needs. By contrast, a traditional real state broker is legally bound to work for the seller who pays the commission and therefore may be more intent on selling listed homes than finding your dream house. Even Realtors who don’t hold the listing on a given house act as subagents to the seller. So unless a broker says that he or she is working for you — brokers are now legally obliged to disclose who they represent — you can assume the broker is working for the seller. Such agents must pass on information such as the buyer’s income to the seller, who then has a better idea of what price to hold out for.
Because these brokers are obliged to get buyers the best deal possible, they approach houses with a critical eye for apparent flaws. You’ll still need an inspector to uncover hidden defects, however. Buyer brokers also show properties sold by the owner, which can be cheaper because the only commission is what you agree to pay your broker. Sellers’ agents usually won’t show these homes because they don’t make commissions on them.
Brokers representing buyers should also appraise the value of the house, negotiate the price, and pre-qualify you for a mortgage, sometimes at a better rate. Buyers’ Agent brokers, for instance, narrow mortgage bids from 15 lenders nationwide to the three best offers — and then get those three to rebid. “A well-trained, experienced buyer broker is a great asset,” says Peter Miller, author of How to Sell Your Home in Any Market ($12, Harper Perennial) and other real estate guides. “You won’t do any worse, and you may do a lot better.
Usually, the buyer broker splits the sales commission with the seller’s agent, just as a subagent who didn’t have the listing would with the broker who did. So the fee still comes out of the sale price. Some people might assume that buyers’ agents have an incentive to keep the price high. But again, the broker must get you the best deal. “In my experience, all of them do,” says Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America.
A conflict of interest is more likely when a real estate firm that represents sellers assigns you one of its brokers as a buyer agent. That’s why many people believe an “exclusive” buyer broker is preferable. If there aren’t any in your area, and you have to use a listing broker, “make sure they disclose when they are showing you properties they have a financial interest in,” says Brobeck.