Maria Rekrut

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    • We Need To Change The Landlord & Tenant Board Rulings

      Calling All Landlords, Landowners and Real Estate Investors We need to change the Landlord and Tenant Boards. Landlords & Investors need our voices heard by the people who are making decisions about our properties. These people are not landlords or real estate investors nor have they suffered through going to a hearing, nor have they had to pay for repair and damages that “Unhappy tenants” felt it was their right to do, and we can’t collect for damages!!I’m asking all the landlords, landowners and real estate investors and real estate professionals, lawyers, paralegals, mortgage brokers, insurance brokers and banks to please…

    • Top 10 Reasons For Joining A Real Estate Club Association!

      I have joined a number of Real Estate Investment Associations since 1987 and that was one of the best things I did for both myself and for my real estate investing company. It’s been my honour and pleasure to be a member of a number of REIA’s, and I’m also honoured to have been on a number of Boards of Directors for various investment clubs for a number of years.Let me explain why I think every real estate investor, property owner, developer, other Association member, contractor and supplier should join Real Estate Investment Associations. Whether you are interested in strengthening your investing network, educating yourself, furthering your…

    • Airbnb and Short Term Rentals

      The fastest moving growth market for real estate investing is the area of short term rentals. It’s becoming more popular because of the popularity of the listing site Airbnb. Some of you may have remembered when I shared with you guys in the blog post, Successfully Investing in Short Term Airbnb Rentals , what a short term rental was and how & why this form of investing is making it easier for investors to be able to charge higher rates and still keep vacancies at a minimum.I’m happy to share my experiences with short term rentals with anyone who may be looking for an alternate way of…

    • Branding Your Real Estate Business

      What is branding and how can it work for business owners? How can effective branding help businesses reach out to the tech-savvy Generation X?Brand Advertising is essentially the process of making the public aware of a particular brand, so that consumers will continue to buy it. With that being said, it has changed drastically since the start of the 21st century.The start of this era began when technology came into play and declared its importance. Digital and online advertising are important in this new era because mostly everyone nowadays is in front of a computer screen for endless amounts of…

    • Why Women Need to Invest in Real Estate

      Why Do Women Need to Invest in Real Estate?Some women today are looking forward to starting their own business. Among all of the excitement of starting any new business venture, many women still have questions in regards to what important things that they need to be informed about.There are many things that you need to think about when starting your own business. Some of these things include:Would you like to be a rich woman? Are you looking forward to making more and more money without having to get stuck in a routine?Do you believe in your abilities and really want…

    • Successfully Investing in Short Term Airbnb Rentals

      How to Successfully Invest in Short Term RentalsThe fastest moving and hottest growth in real estate for 2017 is investing in short term rentals. Why has this form of investing becoming so popular you may ask? It’s becoming more popular because of the popularity of the listing site Airbnb.Airbnb.com is a listing site that has become popular with the travelling millennials who are looking for both long and short term rentals. Because of this increased demand for both the long and short term rentals, there has been a rise of real estate investors providing rooms, homes, condos, vacation rentals and very unique living arrangements that cater to…

    • The Changing World Of Vacation Rentals

      It’s going to be tougher to find a unique experience when you visit Vacation Rentals. Once upon a time guests enjoyed the unknown and were willing to discover and experience new people and places while traveling. There was a sense of adventure, which seems to be missing now in the “new” guests.Now everything is so mundane, and there’s so much sameness in both the hotel and vacation rental experiences.Once upon a time guests would want to get to know the owner of the vacation rental and actually would read up on who owned the vacation rental and what they did…

    • Self Promotion Using Social Media

      Maria Rekrut here from Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rental. I came across a great Blog on Self Promotion on Social Media that I wanted to share this Blog with all of my Baby Boomer/Zoomer followers on my Social Media networks.As a Baby Boomer/Zoomer, this concept of self promotion goes against the very grain of how we were taught to view and do business marketing.Business Marketing was in the “We” verb not “I” and the actual owner of the business was promoted by other forms of advertising and people. Now all of the business strategies that I learned are changing over into…

    • Student Interns – Why It’s A Win Win For Every Business

      I have my first international student intern’s placement with Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rental coming to the end of her “virtual internship” Brianna is from an American University and she’s done exactly what I always wanted my interns to do.What I always mentored to my student interns is that they get accustomed to work “virtually”. Brianna, is doing her 2nd internship placement, she didn’t need to do this she wanted the “international” experience. Brianna understands that she needs all that extra training in order to become competitive and she looked at us to give her the competitive edge.I had…

    • Baby Boomers Investing In Bed And Breakfasts

      Yes you can start your home based business from your own home today!!The smart way of doing it is start to rent out rooms in your home if you want to get a feel if you like his type of real estate investment. Why spend a lot of money on a hunch that real estate investing is for you.Buying and selling real estate is easy. What makes the difference between having a successful real estate business is the management and marketing of your business.Everywhere I go, once people hear that I’m a real estate investor, or that I own a…

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