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Find resources for buying, selling, renting, maintaining and renovating property in Litchfield county with the following links.

We NEVER ask a client to sign a dual agency disclosure, because

We practice exclusive agency.


Evaluating Investment Property

Evaluating an Investment Property: You make money by buying right, one wrong move can impact you for years. Learn how to evaluate the financials.


1. Communicate effectively with investors/partners/clients/professionals
2. Recognize the importance of using professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, and so on).
3. Define the four financial benefits of an investment property.
4. Calculate cash flow before tax.
5. Calculate principal reduction.
6. Determine the effect of depreciation on taxable income.
7. Combine the four financial benefits to determine rate of return.
8. Explain the ramifications and methods of depreciation.
9. Calculate annual return on equity.
10. Explain the difference between appreciation and inflation.


How to fix and increase your credit worthiness.

October 3rd. 6-8 pm 147 Elm Street Thomaston, CT

Approximately half the country just had their credit profile hacked.

What are you doing to protect yourself? At this seminar you will:

  • Learn How To Repair, Manage & Increase Your Credit.
  • Learn Simple DIY Steps and Know When To Hire Professionals.
  • We will walk you through the steps recommended by the State of Connecticut Dept of Banking
  • You’ve been hacked, what now?

Credit governs everyone’s lives. It is what allows people to buy a house, get a car, have a credit card and generally live a life they cannot really afford. Sadly, many people get into a debt spiral that soon goes out of control. They have trouble keeping their head above water, and soon they fall under as the weight of debt drags them down.

Thankfully, credit can be managed and all it takes is having the ability to change how one lives their life. By implementing the lessons explained in this Seminar, an individual will be able to take their credit and repair it.

147 Elm Street “The BIOS Center

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Become A Landlord

Have you dreamed of becoming a landlord? Buyers Trust Real Estate is an exclusive buyer brokerage and we have others do just that. You can sign up to attend one of our investment classes or a one on one meeting with Steve Schappert to discuss your personal plans.

We won’t fill your head with empty promises, getting started is hard work. We can help you design a reasonable plan that will increase your net worth and self esteem.

Flipping Houses is for Hamsters, it’s the tread mill you can’t get off. You borrow, you buy, you fix, you max credit cards, you build the golden goose and then you sell it, pay off your debts, pay taxes, commissions, more taxes, fees etc and you have some money left over to start all over. Real Wealth is created by buying and holding.

Buyer Broker Helps You Match Your Personal Style

Looking For A Home That Matches Your Personal Style? Do you think your style is slightly unique?
Don’t change it, we love you just the way you are. The Buyer Broker can help locate, negotiate & renovate a home to match your style perfectly. Buyers Trust Real estate is an Exclusive Buyer Brokerage employing exclusive buyer agents in Connecticut. We only represent buyers and never ask you to sign a dual agency agreement because we never do less than everything we can for you.

Why Aspiring Commercial Investors Fail

Discover why some aspiring commercial real estate investors fail. In addition to all we have learned from decades of mentoring others, we also reached out to the best and brightest in the industry and asked them to describe the most costly mistakes they had seen over the years. Together, those lessons were combined in this training. You’ll learn about the following failures:
– Failure # 1: Missed Opportunities
– Failure # 2: Inability to Analyze a Property Properly
– Failure # 3: Inability to Analyze Your Market Effectively
– Failure # 4: Poorly Designed Exit Strategies
– Failure # 5: Not Knowledgeable Enough in Structuring Deals
– Failure # 6: Thinking Too Small
– Failure # 7: Quitting Before Even Starting

The Day – Buyer brokerage looks to get the best deal for those purchasing a home – Connecticut

 Published March 04. 2016 12:01AM  By Quincy Clayton Sponsored by: Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.

Buyer brokerage is one of the fastest growing real estate specialties because more and more homebuyers want the services of an agent who owes full fiduciary responsibilities, duties, and loyalty to the real estate buyer. The buyer’s agent works for the buyer-client and has the buyer’s best interests in mind. In fact, Connecticut law requires all buyers to sign a buyer representation agreement with a real estate agent before that agent can show them properties listed by other brokers.

The National Association of REALTORS®‘ (NAR) 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that 88 percent of all buyers in purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker. Just as a seller’s agent is hired to obtain the price and sale terms sought by the seller, a buyer’s representative is hired to get the best possible price and terms for the buyer. In buyer representation, a real estate professional is paid to represent the buyer in a real estate transaction. The buyer’s representative and the buyer negotiate the fee for service. The buyer representation agreement sets forth how the buyer’s representative will be compensated. Compensation for the buyer’s broker is paid by the listing broker, the seller, or by the buyer directly. The fee is negotiable.

NAR recommends that consumers entering into a buyer representation agreement consent to the terms of compensation and sign a written agreement based on these terms before they start to view properties. The agreement should spell out the responsibilities of both parties throughout the real estate transaction. Buyer representation goes beyond just negotiating prices for homes. A buyer’s representative might negotiate with the seller for a smaller deposit, for all closing costs to be paid by the seller, or for other contract terms more favorable to the buyer.

Buyer brokerage assistance may include helping the buyer obtain third party assistance, such as legal counsel to review proposed contracts, or an inspector to conduct a structural inspection of the property. A buyer’s representative is loyal to the buyer’s interest. Clearly, the service and expertise provided by a buyer’s representative are what the home buying public wants and values. Buyer representation services begin with needs assessment, leading to a search for the right property and continuing to negotiations for the best price and terms, right through to completion of the transaction and beyond.

Visit our web site at easternctrealtors.com or our blog at ecarvoice.com to learn more. Quincy Clayton is president and state director at the Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS®.

Source: The Day – Buyer brokerage looks to get the best deal for those purchasing a home – News from southeastern Connecticut

Top 100 Multi Family Properties In Windham County

Here are the Top 100 Multi Family properties In Windham County according to the Connecticut MLS. This page is updated instantly so keep checking back. Contact “The Buyer Broker”, Steve Schappert at Buyers Trust Real Estate & Investment. 203-994-3950 Top 100 Multi Family Properties In Windham County

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent in Windham County, CT.  Browse photos, see new properties, get open house info, and research neighborhoods on Buyers Trust Real Estate.

Buyers Trust Real Estate helps you find the newest Windham County Connecticut real estate listings. Buyers Trust Real Estate uploads thousands of for sale listings in Connecticut zip codes each day. Including condos, bank owned homes, short sales, townhomes, duplexes, land and luxury listings. If you’re looking to rent in Windham County CT, check out our extensive list of luxury apartments and townhomes.

Buyers Trust Real Estate & investment makes it easy to find your dream home by filtering home types, price, and size. Filtering with keyword search is also possible, like “waterfront” or “full kitchen” homes in Windham County.

By analyzing information on homes that have sold in Windham County, Connecticut, we help you determine a reasonable offering price and we work to negotiate the best deal for you.  We never ask you to sign a dual agency disclosure because we never represent the seller.  We are totally committed to you every time, all the time.

Buying a home is a huge investment. Before you jump in with both feet make sure you are prepared with these 6 steps.

6 Simple Steps to Buying a House

  1. Check & strengthen your credit score
  2. Work with a financial planner to figure out what you can afford
  3. Save for your down payment and closing costs
  4. Build a healthy savings account to cover unexpected expenses
  5. Get preapproved for a mortgage with a reliable lender
  6. Work with an exclusive buyer agent to buy a home you like

Call The Expert: When Kiplinger’s Financial, Woman’s Day Magazine, The New York Times & The BBC wanted to learn more about buying real estate, they called Steve Schappert and you should too!

* Exclusive Buyer Broker
* Land Use Consultant,
* EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovation Contractor
* Building Analyst

Steve Schappert, Broker, GRI

14 Questions to ask a Realtor

• What is your guarantee?

• Do you personally answer all phone calls on the property?

• Can we cancel the listing if we’re not happy?

• Do you have a personal assistant?

• If you don’t call me back within 24 hours will you take $50 off the escrow?

• May I see your personal Internet web site?

• What systems do you have in place that will keep you in constant contact with me during the listing and the transaction?

• Are you fully automated with your own personal computer, FAX machine, copier, pager, voice mail, etc.?

• What is your average market time vs. other agents’ average market time?

• What professional designations do you have?

• I want to give my home the advantage of the latest marketing strategies. How much time & money do you invest each month in professional training?

• Can you give me a list of your clients who have closed escrow and can I call them?

• Why are you personally motivated to sell my house?

• Why should I list with you rather than any other agent who is calling?

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