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McNellis: Trumped Real Estate Industry

By John McNellis I have been a real estate developer and landlord since the early 80’s. Even then, Donald Trump had a reputation within our...
Unicorn, Residential Real Estate, Compass Real Estate

App-Maker Unicorn Tries to “Disrupt” Residential Real Estate

The idea didn’t include anyone in real estate. By Melissa Terzis, Realtor, City Chic Real Estate, Washington, DC: Here we are, 15+ years post-dotcom bust, and...
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McNellis: The Back of a Napkin

Making it in Real Estate (Part Fourteen): The Back of a Napkin By John McNellis If you begin analyzing sales packages, you will soon encounter properties...
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McNellis: A Little Help From my Friends

Making it in Real Estate (Part Thirteen): A Little Help From my Friends By John McNellis Lighthouse keepers can do it by themselves. Developers can’t. That said,...

McNellis: Selling vs. Holding

[vimeo 163992298 w=640 h=360] Making it in Real Estate (Part Twelve): Selling vs. Holding By John McNellis Some decisions in life are easier than others. Deciding whether...
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McNellis: Buying it Right

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-MBA4mS9rQ] Making it in Real Estate (Part Eleven): Buying it Right By John McNellis In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy begins: “All happy families are alike: Each unhappy...
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McNellis: Decked by City Hall?

Making it in Real Estate (Part Ten): Decked by City Hall? By John McNellis “If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women,...
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McNellis: The Politics of it All

Making it in Real Estate (Part Nine): The Politics of it All By John McNellis Rents and occupancy rates are tumbling today in North Dakota because...
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McNellis: Autographing the Deal

Making it in Real Estate (Part Eight): Autographing the Deal By John McNellis It seems we all lie. Depending on which lying study you choose to...
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McNellis: Fickle Shades of Green

Making it in Real Estate (Part Seven): Fickle Shades of Green By John McNellis “Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and...

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