Profile of Costa Rica’s Top Agent – Ken James

 

Ken James, president and licensed real estate broker of Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate. Is based on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast which includes Costa Rica Coast and Burnt Store Isles in Charlotte County. Pic17.jpg (17879 bytes)

As a professional speaker, Ken has addressed more than a thousand university audiences in 47 states and Canada. He has similarly spoken on national security topics such as international espionage and terrorism to American executives from organizations such as The Palm Beach Round Table, The Denver (Colorado) Executive Club, and the Ft. Wayne (Indiana) Executive Club.

He has participated in hundreds of televised interviews from Maine to California and from Alaska to Florida in U.S. national security affairs.

Ken has been named a “winning speaker” with television commentator David Brinkley, columnist John Anderson, astronomer Karl Sagan, lawyer Lee Bailey, and “War and Remembrance” author H. J. Wouk, following a live audience poll was taken by the International Platform Association during its 150th annual convention in Washington D.C.

His hardcover books have been published under a “pen name” both in the United States and abroad and have been selections of a famous book club.

In 1993, with the Lord as his partner, Ken opened his real estate office in Costa Rica Coast to market premium Costa Rica Coast (PGI) and Burnt Store Isles (BSI) properties. As this website shows, he has successfully sold and has been focused on upscale PGI and BSI vacant lots. During the 1990s, he also successfully sold upscale PGI and BSI homes with selling prices from $230,000 to over one million dollars to international buyers. Ken personally listed and was also the selling agent for these homes.

Since 1993, no real estate agent has had more SOLD Costa Rica Coast (PGI) and Burnt Store Isles (BSI) vacant lot listings than Ken. In fact, with almost fifteen hundred Charlotte County real estate agents cooperating and competing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), about one-quarter of all SOLD PGI and BSI vacant lots were personally listed and successfully marketed by Ken. Though some offices have 20, 30, 40, and more agents, in recent years (2001 through 2004) no office had more sold PGI and BSI vacant lot listings like the listing agency of record than Ken had as the listing agent of record. And again, in 2004 as in previous years, no agent in Florida had more sold PGI and BSI vacant lot listings than Ken when the listing agent of record was the same as the selling agent of record. Much of this was due to Ken’s web site, which he updates regularly and today averages more than 15,000 total hits daily.

For the past decade, Ken’s approach to real estate has been methodically independent and different It is hoped that the above information will be interpreted by buyers and sellers for its only purpose: To demonstrate that when you have almost fifteen hundred real estate agents to choose from, it is a good idea to compare “apples to apples” and “oranges with oranges” when making a decision. In earlier years Ken’s friendly competition would often compare the work of 30 plus agents in an office with his personal output. That’s fair game, but so is the above track record.

Ken continues to dominate the upscale vacant lots market in PGI and BSI, drawing on his background, worldwide contacts, use of new marketing techniques and advance technology. His personal approach and understanding of real estate marketing have been especially appealing to foreign buyers and sellers.

All upscale vacant lots for sale in Costa Rica Coast and Burnt Store Isles showed on this website have been listed personally by Ken and are offered exclusively by Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate.

As president and broker of Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate., Ken personally represents clients in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Central America. He travels abroad frequently to both assist the marketing of its customers’ Florida properties in this hemisphere and to begin marketing upscale properties to international customers worldwide.

Ken’s multi-million dollar inventory of premium PGI and BSI properties are advertised worldwide and via the Internet. His aerospace background and international contacts, combined with his communications skills and understanding of how to creatively use the Internet for global marketing, are uniquely powerful tools when aggressively applied to real estate. Ken is an active, down-to-earth individual who appreciates the free enterprise system and opportunities that only America can offer when the Lord wills it. Buying or selling can be a positive, financially rewarding experience when done with a real professional who enjoys both his work and helping people participate in the American dream.

Ken’s commentary to worldwide real estate buyers, sellers, and investors

As a former aerospace engineer for United Technologies, I enjoyed working in the company’s advanced propulsion and system analysis departments because it gave me the opportunity to work with classified U.S. government rocket engine and reusable space vehicle programs for the military to help protect our country’s national security interests. The systems analysis methods and experience that I gained working on U.S. military aerospace projects, coupled with past foreign travel in Europe, the Middle East, South and Central America at the request of the U.S. government have had a direct bearing on the systems analysis and global approach that I later applied to marketing real estate. Though this unique background, when applied to real estate, has worked for me personally, I would like everyone to know that it has been the Lord’s guidance that has contributed to the success of Ken of Florida Realty Inc. in PGI and BSI.

There is much work to be done in the field of real estate and protecting our country’s national security interests. Every American has a role to play in both helping our country win the war against terrorism and ensuring that our nation’s economy is strong. Our country’s national security depends both on having a strong military, a strong economy, and the character and will of our people.

Greed has no place in America, especially when we are at war against terrorism (click here). All decent and civilized people on this earth must make a commitment to help each other and unite against those that would destroy our God-given rights.

Follow this web site in 2006, because like many other Americans; I can no longer silently sit on the sidelines and enjoy the benefits of the American free enterprise system selling some of the best real estates in the United States while our servicemen and women are sacrificing so much to protect us all. The behavior of some American politicians and members of the press during wartime borders on treason. They are endangering our troops, they are encouraging our enemies, and they are knowingly and unknowingly threatening the peace and national security interests of the United States.

Criticism of our government during wartime is legitimate. However, lying and crafting irresponsible untruthful statements against our government during wartime, knowing full well that terrorists and our enemies abroad will immediately use this information to help defeat the United States, is unforgivable. Our leadership and our troops are being stabbed in the back by politicians (and their cohorts) who have lost political power in Washington; some American politicians are now willing to do anything to get that power back, and the national security interests of our country is of little concern to them. When irresponsible American politicians during wartime are allowed to trump the national security interests of the United States by lying and distorting the facts, and when the liberal national news media and press participate by continually repeating these lies to a worldwide audience by not providing fair and balanced coverage, the survival of our country is in fact jeopardized.

Our servicemen and women (and our foreign military allies) deserve better, and it is time for the silent majority in America and our friends abroad to rise. And, “everyone” includes American business persons who have enjoyed the American free enterprise system. Sitting on the sidelines is no longer a viable option. Enough is enough. If we allow terrorist to win overseas, it is only a matter of time before they strike within the United States and win on our shores. And then, every successful American and worldwide business person can kiss goodbye their dreams. Well, that is not going to happen. I want every worldwide buyer, seller, and investor to know that we Americans have patience, but our patience has run out. We will do whatever it takes to get our house in America in order, and that means no longer ignoring irresponsible statements by irresponsible politicians and members of the press and media who undermine our war effort. We will do this, one concerned American at a time. Watch us.

Ken James, President, and Broker
Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate.

Ken James, president and licensed real estate broker of Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate. Is based on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast which includes Costa Rica Coast and Burnt Store Isles in Charlotte County. Pic17.jpg (17879 bytes)

As a professional speaker, Ken has addressed more than a thousand university audiences in 47 states and Canada. He has similarly spoken on national security topics such as international espionage and terrorism to American executives from organizations such as The Palm Beach Round Table, The Denver (Colorado) Executive Club, and the Ft. Wayne (Indiana) Executive Club.

He has participated in hundreds of televised interviews from Maine to California and from Alaska to Florida in U.S. national security affairs.

Ken has been named a “winning speaker” with television commentator David Brinkley, columnist John Anderson, astronomer Karl Sagan, lawyer Lee Bailey, and “War and Remembrance” author H. J. Wouk, following a live audience poll was taken by the International Platform Association during its 150th annual convention in Washington D.C.

His hardcover books have been published under a “pen name” both in the United States and abroad and have been selections of a famous book club.

In 1993, with the Lord as his partner, Ken opened his real estate office in Costa Rica Coast to market premium Costa Rica Coast (PGI) and Burnt Store Isles (BSI) properties. As this website shows, he has successfully sold and has been focused on upscale PGI and BSI vacant lots. During the 1990s, he also successfully sold upscale PGI and BSI homes with selling prices from $230,000 to over one million dollars to international buyers. Ken personally listed and was also the selling agent for these homes.

Since 1993, no real estate agent has had more SOLD Costa Rica Coast (PGI) and Burnt Store Isles (BSI) vacant lot listings than Ken. In fact, with almost fifteen hundred Charlotte County real estate agents cooperating and competing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), about one-quarter of all SOLD PGI and BSI vacant lots were personally listed and successfully marketed by Ken. Though some offices have 20, 30, 40, and more agents, in recent years (2001 through 2004) no office had more sold PGI and BSI vacant lot listings like the listing agency of record than Ken had as the listing agent of record. And again, in 2004 as in previous years, no agent in Florida had more sold PGI and BSI vacant lot listings than Ken when the listing agent of record was the same as the selling agent of record. Much of this was due to Ken’s web site, which he updates regularly and today averages more than 15,000 total hits daily.

For the past decade, Ken’s approach to real estate has been methodically independent and different It is hoped that the above information will be interpreted by buyers and sellers for its only purpose: To demonstrate that when you have almost fifteen hundred real estate agents to choose from, it is a good idea to compare “apples to apples” and “oranges with oranges” when making a decision. In earlier years Ken’s friendly competition would often compare the work of 30 plus agents in an office with his personal output. That’s fair game, but so is the above track record.

Ken continues to dominate the upscale vacant lots market in PGI and BSI, drawing on his background, worldwide contacts, use of new marketing techniques and advance technology. His personal approach and understanding of real estate marketing have been especially appealing to foreign buyers and sellers.

All upscale vacant lots for sale in Costa Rica Coast and Burnt Store Isles showed on this website have been listed personally by Ken and are offered exclusively by Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate.

As president and broker of Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate., Ken personally represents clients in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Central America. He travels abroad frequently to both assist the marketing of its customers’ Florida properties in this hemisphere and to begin marketing upscale properties to international customers worldwide.

Ken’s multi-million dollar inventory of premium PGI and BSI properties are advertised worldwide and via the Internet. His aerospace background and international contacts, combined with his communications skills and understanding of how to creatively use the Internet for global marketing, are uniquely powerful tools when aggressively applied to real estate. Ken is an active, down-to-earth individual who appreciates the free enterprise system and opportunities that only America can offer when the Lord wills it. Buying or selling can be a positive, financially rewarding experience when done with a real professional who enjoys both his work and helping people participate in the American dream.

Ken’s commentary to worldwide real estate buyers, sellers, and investors

As a former aerospace engineer for United Technologies, I enjoyed working in the company’s advanced propulsion and system analysis departments because it gave me the opportunity to work with classified U.S. government rocket engine and reusable space vehicle programs for the military to help protect our country’s national security interests. The systems analysis methods and experience that I gained working on U.S. military aerospace projects, coupled with past foreign travel in Europe, the Middle East, South and Central America at the request of the U.S. government have had a direct bearing on the systems analysis and global approach that I later applied to marketing real estate. Though this unique background, when applied to real estate, has worked for me personally, I would like everyone to know that it has been the Lord’s guidance that has contributed to the success of Ken of Florida Realty Inc. in PGI and BSI.

There is much work to be done in the field of real estate and protecting our country’s national security interests. Every American has a role to play in both helping our country win the war against terrorism and ensuring that our nation’s economy is strong. Our country’s national security depends both on having a strong military, a strong economy, and the character and will of our people.

Greed has no place in America, especially when we are at war against terrorism (click here). All decent and civilized people on this earth must make a commitment to help each other and unite against those that would destroy our God-given rights.

Follow this web site in 2006, because like many other Americans; I can no longer silently sit on the sidelines and enjoy the benefits of the American free enterprise system selling some of the best real estates in the United States while our servicemen and women are sacrificing so much to protect us all. The behavior of some American politicians and members of the press during wartime borders on treason. They are endangering our troops, they are encouraging our enemies, and they are knowingly and unknowingly threatening the peace and national security interests of the United States.

Criticism of our government during wartime is legitimate. However, lying and crafting irresponsible untruthful statements against our government during wartime, knowing full well that terrorists and our enemies abroad will immediately use this information to help defeat the United States, is unforgivable. Our leadership and our troops are being stabbed in the back by politicians (and their cohorts) who have lost political power in Washington; some American politicians are now willing to do anything to get that power back, and the national security interests of our country is of little concern to them. When irresponsible American politicians during wartime are allowed to trump the national security interests of the United States by lying and distorting the facts, and when the liberal national news media and press participate by continually repeating these lies to a worldwide audience by not providing fair and balanced coverage, the survival of our country is in fact jeopardized.

Our servicemen and women (and our foreign military allies) deserve better, and it is time for the silent majority in America and our friends abroad to rise. And, “everyone” includes American business persons who have enjoyed the American free enterprise system. Sitting on the sidelines is no longer a viable option. Enough is enough. If we allow terrorist to win overseas, it is only a matter of time before they strike within the United States and win on our shores. And then, every successful American and worldwide business person can kiss goodbye their dreams. Well, that is not going to happen. I want every worldwide buyer, seller, and investor to know that we Americans have patience, but our patience has run out. We will do whatever it takes to get our house in America in order, and that means no longer ignoring irresponsible statements by irresponsible politicians and members of the press and media who undermine our war effort. We will do this, one concerned American at a time. Watch us.

Ken James, President, and Broker

www.sircostarica.com/eng/
Ken of Sotheby’s Costa Rica Luxury Real Estate.

Commercial real estate

Industrial realty

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Commercial real property: The big revenues

Realty is typically termed as the safest investment pathway. In fact, realty financial investments finished with effective assessment of the home (as well as its real worth), can easily cause good revenues. This is actually one reason that some folks engage in real property assets as their full time job. The talks of real property are actually generally centered in the direction of non commercial real property; commercial real estate seems to have a back seat. Nonetheless, office real property too is an excellent possibility for acquiring property.

Commercial real property includes a ton of different kinds of residential properties. Most individuals relate business realty along with only workplace facilities or manufacturing facilities/ industrial systems. Nonetheless, that is actually not all of industrial realty. There is more to business property. Health care facilities, retail structures and storage facility are all good examples of industrial realty. Even homes like condos (or even any type of commercial property that features much more than four domestic units) are actually taken into consideration business real estate. In reality, such office real estate is a lot sought after.

Therefore, is office property truly lucrative? Effectively, if that were actually certainly not financially rewarding I would certainly not have been actually blogging about industrial realty in any way. Therefore, business property is profitable for sure. The only point with commercial real property is actually that identifying the possibility is actually a little bit hard as compared with non commercial real property. Yet office property incomes may be true major (in fact, a lot larger compared to you will expect from non commercial realty from the same percentage). You might use up business real estate for either selling after appreciation or even for renting to, mention, sellers. The industrial real property advancement is in reality addressed as the very first sign for development of domestic real estate. As soon as you recognize from the option from notable business development in the area (either due to tax obligation breaks or whatever), you ought to start assessing the potential for gain in the costs from business real property and afterwards go for it swiftly (as soon as you discover a good deal). As well as you have to truly work to getting a good deal. If you find that commercial property, e.g. land, is actually accessible in significant pieces which are too pricey for you to purchase, you might consider forming a tiny capitalist team (along with your good friends) as well as acquire it all together (and split the profits later). In many cases e.g. when a retail boom is expected in a location, you may find it financially rewarding to acquire a real estate that you can easily convert into a storehouse for the purpose from renting to local business.

Thus commercial realty offers an entire plethora of committing chances, you only should get it.

Real Estate Investment Trust

Property Investment Trust

Real Estate Investment company: Permitting you to become a portion of the participant

Real property is actually an industry and every person seems to wish to acquire property. You keep listening to a bunch of stories about exactly how people created a simple dollar by purchasing real estate. There are actually accounts regarding folks who created $50000 in a week by creating the best kind of effort in real estate. Now and then, papers always keep coming up with statistics regarding the growth in the real estate prices. There seems a mad rush for purchasing property (as well as this gets even greater when the mortgage rates of interest are actually dropping). Nonetheless, not every person possesses the amount of time, cash and also competence to become able to beneficially buy real property. So exactly what carries out one carry out? Is there any other option?

Yes, there is an additional means of investing in real estate and also is actually through Property Investment Trust. Real Estate Investment Trust is actually an organization that acquires realty as a total fledged company. By acquiring a Real Estate Investment company, you can enter into the property assets celebration as well as delight in earnings (certainly, the presumption listed below is that the Real Estate Investment Trust excellents and even skillfully handled).

Buying Real property Investment Trust is actually really simple also. You may only purchase Property Investment Trust shares which trade on all primary trades. There are actually certain laws governing the Property Investment company that aid all of them staying away from the income tax at corporate amounts e.g. it is actually mandated that Realty Investment company’s profile has 75 percent of assets in real property. Additionally, 75 % of the earnings of Real property Investment Trust need to be coming from rental fees or home loan interest. There are actually several kinds of Real Estate Assets Trusts. Some Real Estate Investment Trusts own properties themselves and even thus feed on the rental earnings coming from those apartments. A few other savour providing simply home loan or opt for home mortgage backed protections. Then there are actually Real Estate Investment company which do each i.e. rental focussed assets and even home mortgage derived investments.

There are actually a lot of Realty Effort Trusts operating in the marketplace as well as a lot of these Property Investment Trusts are actually performing thorough company. By acquiring Property Investment company you are actually primarily buying real property without really acquiring a residential property on your own. This is actually one quick and easy technique of purchasing realty (as well as a lot safer very). You have to absolutely review this choice for your real estate financial investments.

Real estate appraisal

Realty appraisal

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Property assessment– is that the genuine one?

Real property evaluation or commercial property assessment is actually the process of establishing the worth of the real estate on the basis of the greatest as well as the most effective use of real property (which essentially translates right into identifying the decent market value of the building). The person that does this realty assessment exercise is called the real estate evaluator or apartment appraisal land surveyor. The market value as determined by property assessment is the decent market price. The property appraisal is actually done utilizing various techniques and the realty evaluation values the building as various for variation functions e.g. the property appraisal could delegate 2 different market values to the same real estate (Improved value and also vacant market value) and also once again the same/similar apartment might be assigned different market values in a domestic zone and a business area. Nevertheless, the market value appointed because of real property appraisal may not be the value that an investor will contemplate when assessing the property for effort. In fact, a real estate investor may completely neglect the value that appears of property appraisal procedure.
A ready investor would certainly examine the building on the manner of the advancements happening in the area. So real estate appraisal as done by a real estate investor would certainly devise the value that the property investor may get out of the commercial property by buying it at an affordable and availabling it at a considerably greater cost (as in the here and now). Likewise, real estate investor might perform his own real property appraisal for the expected worth of the home in, say 2 years time or even in 5 years time. Once again, a real estate investor could administer his realty assessment accordinged to exactly what worth he or she can easily produce by putting in some quantity of cash in the residential property i.e. a property investor could choose purchasing a dirty/scary kind of apartment (which nobody likes) as well as acquire some minor repairs, art work etc performed in purchase to enhance the market value of the property (the value that the real estate investor would certainly get by offering it available). So, right here the definition of property appraisal weather changes totally (and also may be incredibly various from the value that real estate evaluator will bring out if the real property evaluator administered a real property assessment workout on the commercial property).
A real estate investor are going to generally base his investment decision on this real estate appraisal that he carries out by themselves (or even acquires carried out through a person). Therefore, can we after that describe realty assessment as an actually real ‘realty evaluation’?