Dakota Timm — The Top Pros and Cons To Being A Real Estate Agent
Dakota Timm — The Top Pros and Cons To Being A Real Estate Agent

Real estate is a growing field as people continue to need to buy and sell houses. While for some a career in real estate is their first career, others choose to switch careers to become real estate agents. Before deciding to take the plunge, here are some pros and cons to being a real estate agent.

Pro: Real Estate Agents have Flexible Schedules

One of the best perks of a career in this industry is that real estate agents have a flexible schedule. Agents can design showings and meetings around their own needs. This can especially be a boon to working mothers and fathers, as it allows…


Dakota Timm — The Four Best Travel Destinations For Foodies
Dakota Timm — The Four Best Travel Destinations For Foodies

There are many reasons to go traveling from simply wanting to see the world or hearing about a new attraction. People with a love for delicious, fine cuisine also have a reason to travel. These places are the best cities in the world for foodies to experience.

Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico is a top city for foodies to travel because of its traditional Spanish twist on Latin cuisine. Compared to other cities in Mexico, it is easy to see old Spanish influences in the cuisine in Guadalajara. The famous sandwich, torta, in the city includes pork that is covered with a spicy…


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Traveling on a budget is exciting and an adventure in itself. A few pointers to keep in mind when one is on a budget.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DESTINATION

A trip to the Alps or a visit to Paris is a dream for many tourists, but the world is big and offers a vast plethora of options. Most Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, and India are a hit among tourists on a shoe-string budget. European countries like Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain are great alternatives to pricey countries like the UK and France. …


Dakota Timm — How AI And VR Technology Are Changing Real Estate
Dakota Timm — How AI And VR Technology Are Changing Real Estate

AI-Based Analysis

Risk continues to be a major factor in multiple areas of real estate. From understanding how well a property or building type works in the current market to working with the right tenants, data can show a lot of details that are unseen in meetings.

One point of caution for all AI is to avoid giving total trust and control. Just because computers have a mainstream veneer of being logical and lacking the mental follies of humanity doesn’t mean they’re immune to bias.

The one fact that debunks computers are infallible logic machines is that the data can have human-introduced…


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There is an assumption that real estate investments are expensive ordeals that are only for those to have a substantial amount of money. It is still possible to invest in real estate on a budget.

Fixer Upper

What people on a need to look for are the fixer-upper homes that are available. This is one of the best ways to quickly get started with real estate investments even if there is not a lot of money available. It is true that these are going to be homes that require a lot of sweat equity, but this is going to be the best…


Dakota Timm — Tips For Traveling Green In 2020
Dakota Timm — Tips For Traveling Green In 2020

People can reduce their negative impact on the environment when traveling locally and abroad. Beyond following common green travel recommendations, such as investing in reusable metal water bottles and recycling whenever and wherever possible, most people can easily do the following to travel green in 2020:

Skip Big Hotels and Resorts

Many top establishments are run by companies that don’t care about greenhouse gas emissions, energy waste or overflowing landfills. Although travelers can find destinations that have been constructed primarily with environmentally friendly, recycled materials or that have renewable energy sources and recycling programs, they can truly travel green by picking smaller establishments. Owners of…


Dakota Timm — The Perks Of Investing In Residential Condos
Dakota Timm — The Perks Of Investing In Residential Condos

The real estate market is great for investors that have an interest in residential condos. This is a great way to acquire a return on investment. More investors have become familiar with this type of investment opportunity because it has several perks.

Easier To Manage

It is typically easier to manage investment properties like residential condos because tenants can be managed through property Management organizations. This provides a lot less of a hassle for anyone that is worried about collecting rent from tenants. Investors simply collect money. They are not responsible for handling convictions, implementing late fees or collecting rent.

Multiple Sources of Income

When investors put…


Dakota Timm — The Best Accessories To Have While Traveling
Dakota Timm — The Best Accessories To Have While Traveling

At its best, travel can be exciting and adventurous or at worst, inconvenient and annoying. Here are some of the best accessories to make traveling more convenient, comfortable, and safe.

Packing Cubes

Packing cubes compartmentalize belongings to prevent wrinkling whether clothes are folded or rolled. And no hunting through a jumble in a suitcase to find that one item. Everything can go directly from the suitcase to a drawer. Amazon’s best-selling Bagail Packing Cube Set comes in a set of six cubes.

Travel Umbrella

Pack this travel umbrella and be prepared for the weather. The Repel Windproof Automatic Travel Umbrella is 11.5” long and…


Dakota Timm — Podcasts For Travel Addicts
Dakota Timm — Podcasts For Travel Addicts

Many people dream of traveling the world, but at times the thought of packing a bag and exploring the world can seem a bit daunting. Travel podcasts offer some of the most insightful information for individuals considering the life of a world traveler. Below are just a few of the myriad podcasts out there that aim to assist aspiring explorers in their quest to seek adventure across the globe.

The Thought Card

Those who desire the life of a traveler but are unsure where to start with their financial situation should start their journey with The Thought Card. This world-traveler podcast is operated…


Dakota Timm — Podcasts For Those Interested In Real Estate
Dakota Timm — Podcasts For Those Interested In Real Estate

Podcasts provide a great way for those in the real estate industry to find motivation, commiserate with fellow real estate agents and professionals, and learn new techniques for sales. Some of these podcasts are hosted by well-known agents and coaches, such as Tom Ferry, and provide a wealth of tips, tricks, and motivational stories. Others present a lighter side to the industry, with stories from agents and other Real Estate professionals, who have experienced things that only other agents and professionals could understand. …

Dakota Timm

Dakota Timm is an entrepreneur and world traveler based in Virginia. He is currently pursuing a MBA from William and Mary’s. Be sure to visit DakotaTimm.net.

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