How write the perfect ad to rent or sell

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Writing the right ad that will allow you to rent or sell your property quickly is no small task… Here are some tips to help you compete in the real estate market !

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How to write your real estate ad properly

Internet is full of parking, garages, or boxes for rent or sale; that’s why you must stand out from the other classified ads. Among this mass of information, a future candidate tenant or buyer should be seduced at first glance by your ad.

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How to estimate the sale price or rent of a car park ?

Knowing how to estimate the sale price or the rent of your car park is very important, but for this reason a few parameters are important. Indeed, each car park has its own specificities, which complicates the estimation and makes the study difficult. This step is essential to have a good positioning on the market in order to find the right tenant or buyer.

It is necessary to define the specificities and the advantages of your location :

You must understand that the price depends on the market, more precisely on local supply and demand. This differs according to the particularities or characteristics of the site to be rented or sold.

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Anna invests in a motorcycle parking lot in a big city

Photo parking moto à Paris

I have finally acquired my 12 spaces for two-wheeled vehicles. Ideally located in a big city district, in the basement of a building guarded and placed under telesurveillance.

Congratulations Anna, tell us about your acquisition

It all started while I was browsing through the classified ads. I saw a classified ad that had just been published about this lot of twelve parking spaces for two wheels. Interested, I contacted the owner to visit the property and the next day, I got an appointment to visit it. The visit went well. I liked the pitches, the neighborhood as well and I thought there was a possibility to do something good with this parking lot. So after some calculations and some time to think about it, I made a proposal to the owner. We managed to come to an agreement.

And on Monday, I signed the purchase of my parking spaces. However, I would like to share with you an interesting experience that took place at the notary’s office. I visited this parking lot in March and committed myself to purchase it ; by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt from the owner at the beginning of April in accordance with the instructions of the notary. On Monday 15 June, I went to the notary’s office to sign the sale. At the time of the signature, the notary turned to my seller with whom I had had a very cordial relationship for months and said to him “let’s start with the things that annoy !”. My seller immediately says “yes, by the way ; I don’t want to pay for this bill because I won’t benefit from it”. I want the buyer to pay”. Needless to say, at the time I didn’t understand what was going on.

In fact, it is electrical work voted by the trustee of the building in which my sites are located. These works have been voted since the month of March, my owner was therefore. Of course, aware of all this and was careful not to let me know and waited until the last moment because he had no choice but to let me know that the owners would each have the modest sum of $ 2,500 to give for these works. On the day of the signing, he tried to do everything he could to make me pay this salty bill.

What argument did you put forth for not paying

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The crazy project of some members of the club

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Birth of an idea, explanation of the envisaged business model

When an investor succeeds in several projects, he becomes greedy and sees things in a big way. Christopher is certainly the most specialized member in the diversification of investment strategies. The expression “not putting all your eggs in one basket” takes on its full meaning. For the past few years he has been maturing a project to diversify his assets and thus own a warehouse. The recent boom in co-warehousing companies makes you want to ride this wave ! At the beginning, we were 3 people in this project: Christopher, Tayler and myself Tony.

Unfortunately, life sometimes decides for you and you have to rethink your priorities. For my part, my wife and I have built a house to better raise our children in the country. I was out of the running, unable to add a credit on a risky project. Buying a deposit is a very daring project. You start from a virgin surface and you have to fill every square meter to get a good return. The selling price of this type of product is also a brake, very popular in the city to build large apartments or lofts. Real estate sellers know this and prefer to find a loft clientele rather than an investor who wants to park vehicles or do storage.

We can say that Tayler is too restrictive in his mind to embark on such a project which requires you to go outside your comfort zone (small reference to training how to expand your assets). He is going to tell you about some of the visits in the company of Christopher. Then you will discover Philip, a company boss who has known Christopher for several years and who has finally embarked with him on this purchase which will be his first investment in car parks !

Draft project and first visits with Christopher

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How to fight against moisture and humidity in a garage

Comment lutter contre l'humidité dans un garage

Do you have a waterproofing or humidity problem in your garage ? First, if you are a tenant, we recommend that you install a moisture absorber. Count only about twenty euros to absorb some of the moisture and protect your boxes.

Moisture is in the walls

We note on the real estate market that garages built in the 60s to 80s are generally semi underground. At the time, builders did not systematically apply a layer of tarred plaster to protect walls in contact with soil.

First, you must remove dust and then wash the walls with bleach to remove mold. Then use expansive foam to fill any holes and cracks in the walls. We recommend that you drill a hole in the wall to add a ventilation grid communicating with the outside to encourage airflow. Apply a first thick coat (about 2 mm) of waterproofing plaster to cover the humidity of the blocks. Allow to dry for 24 hours before applying a second coat on the wall.

In the event of a major storm, water can enter your garage and cause residual moisture. One solution to this problem is to use an adhesive sealing strip around the garage door.

Comment lutter contre l'humidité dans un garage

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You too will know how to invest well !

Warren Buffett

The name Warren Buffett certainly doesn’t ring a bell. Did you know that at more than 80 years old he is known and recognized as the biggest investor on our planet? We are going to present you his method to help you better invest on a daily basis.

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The man of a thousand accomplishments

In his personal professional life, everything works out for this businessman and investor of American origin who is nicknamed “the oracle of Omaha”. He has been one of the richest men in the world since the beginning of the 21st century. The most cited example is the purchase of his family home. Purchased $ 31,500 in 1958, it is estimated today at more than $ 265,000. The advantage of real estate is that the value of a property will change over time according to several parameters, it is a bit the same with parking lots and garages some will increase in value and others will not. His company Berkshire Hathaway after 50 years is now worth billions of dollars. Mr. Buffett is involved in the finances of very large, world-renowned companies (Coca-Cola, IBM, American Express, Apple, etc.).

A method within the reach of any contractor

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A real estate investor turns to car parks

Discover the presentation of Andrew, a new member of our community, an experienced investor in residential real estate and housing by investing in several investment properties. He explains to us why he is now turning to parking and garage real estate.

Andrew, a new member of our club introduces himself

Before introducing myself, thank you to Christopher for taking the trouble to call me as a new member that I am. We can see that we are not here on a “cash machine” commercial platform (I know one on the subject of garages precisely…). But rather on a collaborative site with members and not customers to exploit.

I worked as a professional (psychologist) until mid-2016, but I also did many other things; university lecturer, beekeeper, book author, manager of a tourism residence… More than half of my working time has always been self-employed. Whether it was the pension scheme for employees or the self-employed I did not expect to be able to keep my income. And now that I’m retired… I can confirm it ! And it could be worse for those younger than me.

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Earn money with your internet purchases

The Internet commerce sector is still growing. You are certainly part of the majority of French people who make online purchases. But are you familiar with the principle of cash-back? Some sites offer you to earn money as soon as you make a purchase on the web with discount coupons, promotion codes or by refunding part of your purchases.

How a cashback website works

Online shopping sites use many methods to sell more and more. From advertising to increase traffic, to promotions and discount codes. It is in this last category that a cash-back site comes into play. By offering discount codes or refunds on purchases made. To explain in detail, a merchant site will pay another site for any registered sale. Cash-back sites make money from your purchases on the internet. They give you some of it back: it’s a win-win principle ! Nobody forces you to buy on the net, if you are an online shopper, cash-back can be very useful for you ! We advise you to register for free on iGraal, you will even receive a welcome gift of $ 3 :

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Real estate scam : avoid being a victim

You are a tenant

Fake landlords may ask you to send money by money order to reserve or pay for a rental. You should not give money without signing a rental contract. Prefer to pay by cheque or bank transfer, ask for a receipt if the landlord asks for cash. In any case, never send money by cash money order !

You are the owner

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