Beth Butler and the Real Estate Genome

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Beth Butler - Big Mouth Consulting
The study of real estate practices and related organisms.
Thank you Neil Bloom who asked me to take on the task of Active Rain Week In Review.  It is a daunting task as those of you who have done it before know. This week the membership of Active Rain crossed the 40,000 member mark - so there was a lot to read- 457 pages of no ad blogs to be exact.  One...
Have you noticed the static cling in your business lately? Those pesty balloons stuck to you all day? The shock you get when turning on the lights of new ideas? No idea what I am talking about? Static, by my definition, is the not so white noise that is surrounding us everyday. We all recognize t...
Traditionally, the hunt for foreclosures would seem like a worthwhile pursuit for anyone looking to make a buck in a dreary real estate market. However, it is important to note that not all foreclosures are created equally. Going back a few years with the rush of frenzied buyers who were getting ...
"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. Its been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But, baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once w...
Something has been puzzling me about the South Florida Market stats in the last few months. There is a lot of noise around town about affordable housing and yet the properties under $250,000 are still on a free fall in the wrong direction.                                                  So after...
How wonderful is Miami that we have not one but two Project Blogger Apprentices?  It is my goal to meet every AR blogger in Miami so what better way to start than with our apprentices?Ines Hegedus-Garcia is no stranger to Active Rain.  Ines insists on keeping an updated picture for her business.....
One of the first things I do when I have out of town company, clients or guests is take them down the street to have cafecito or cuban coffee.  I think of it as a caffeine social.  Let me explain...Cuban coffee can be found at a "coffee window".  At many Cuban restaurants, there is a walk up wind...
Just when I thought I had heard it all, up pops the latest twist in the mortgage fraud game - The Lien.Since there are many eyes looking for mortgage fraud in our market, the scams to deal with the cashback payoff get more and more creative.  One of the first lines of defense when confronted with...
As the cranes come down and the buildings go up more and more new condo listings appear everyday.  Whether you are the flipper or the real estate broker involved you want to make sure you get what's due- your payout.  In order make sure the dollars make sense, here is how a new construction condo...
One of the great benefits of my job is that I get to meet some really terrific real estate agents.  Kevin Tomlinson and I were discussing blog ideas and I came up with the "interview" idea.  Since we both love Inside the Actor's Studio -we have duplicated their format- blog style.  I hope to be a...

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