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Meriem BenMansour

Meriem BenMansour epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Born in Tunisia and raised in Stamford, she has been a Connecticut resident for over two decades. Her excellent bi-lingual communication skills and a caring personality help to ease the process of selling/buying a property which can be intimidating at times. Meriem is very goal oriented and extremely dedicated to her profession which results in highly satisfied clients.

After graduating with an International Business Degree from Mercy College, her love for sales and business manifested in to selling real estate with Sunbelt Realty and now becoming the team leader of the prestigious Sunbelt Winning Team, a powerhouse brokerage firm in Fairfield County.

Becoming a landlord at such a young age, her investment mindset is dedicated to helping those looking to find the money making transaction, while her nesting mentality believes a family should find a home to dig their roots in. She believes the house needs to choose you. She knows what it means to communicate and will walk her clients through the transactions every step of the way.

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Real Estate Investing: Things to Consider with an Airbnb Investment

When it comes to real estate investing, it’s no longer just about fix-and-flip homes or rental properties. A growing number of real estate investors buy homes to turn into profitable Airbnb investments. According to a recent Forbes.com article, many investors realize they can often make more money with short-term rentals compared to 1-year or traditional leases. With most Airbnb arrangements, it’s a guest and host relationship vs. a tenant and landlord scenario. For investors who don’t want to worry about hiring a property manager or collecting rent themselves, the Airbnb model provides some advantages. But before house hunting for an investment property, consider whether it’s the right decision for you.

Checking out the obstacles

Before buying a rental home or an Airbnb property, check the subdivision’s HOA (homeowner association) rules as well as any county regulations. Many counties throughout the U.S. actually collect local taxes on behalf of the host. Some HOA policies require a one-year lease rather than shorter leases but could make exceptions considering guests do not sign traditional leases.

Figuring out the added expenses

When you invest in a rental property, you typically provide the basics such as washer and dryer, a running A/C unit and clean carpet. With an Airbnb, guests expect a furnished place with towels, bedding, pillows, rugs, books, décor and dishes. When figuring out your expenses, also consider tax implications such as whether to file a Schedule C or E.

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses

If you don’t have time to clean in between guests and don’t want to coordinate a cleaning service and don’t like interacting with the public, Airbnb is not likely to suit your personality. Hiring a property manager to oversee a rental property could work. On the other hand, if you have a gift for staging and entertaining, Airbnb could bring out your strong points.

To get started with real estate investing, talk to an experienced real estate agent about homes for sale that would appeal to renters or guests. If you decide to use your investment as an Airbnb, think of a decorating theme or draw. Homes with great views, access to hiking trails or with easy access to grocery stores and entertainment often generate more income. At Sunbelt Real Estate, we help new real estate investors and experienced ones find the right properties for their real estate investing goals. Talk to us about how to profit from the booming sharing economy. For more tips, contact us today.

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The Mendez Family First Time Buyer in Norwalk, CT

We are a first time buyer and Juan Carlos was the perfect match for us. We were very limited in our mortgage qualifications and had to go through three different purchase processes in order to finalized the purchase of a two family house in Norwalk, CT. He was very…

Ana Oliver Condo Purchase in Norwalk, CT

My wife and I have known Juan Carlos for around 5 years, he has helped us with multiple real estate transactions. He has been so patient and professional, we value his opinion and would recommend him to anyone looking in the area at a house.

C. Silla-Stamler Sold a Single Family home in Pound Ridge, NY

Juan Carlos Garcia and his associate, Susy Szalai helped me to find my new home in Pound Ridge, NY. Their knowledge, experience made the whole process very smooth. They both are very professional with great negation skills, good manner. I would definitely work with them again. I can…

Sofia Garcia Bought a Multi Family home in Norwalk, CT

We have work with Juan Carlos before and we have always been very happy with his service . He is knowledgeable and efficient. Knows the area well and has common sense. His negotiating skills are non plus ultra. We will continue working with him on any of our…

Vanessa Moore Bought a Condo in Glenbrook, CT

Juan, is very helpful and extremely patient. Juan helped us purchase our first home. I remember, when our mortgage didn’t go through with our first lender, Juan guided and supported us well.He negotiated well with the the seller to give us more time.  Juan worked within our tight…

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