Frank Jermusek

Lawyer and Commercial Real Estate Professional

Frank Jermusek discovered his interest in law while in college at The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. While studying Business at St. Thomas, Frank Jermusek was at the same time working for the Minnesota Investment Firm, Baker Investments. While his main work consisted of managing investments of the company, Frank began working on complex commercial transactions.

About Frank Jermusek

The Jermusek Law Firm, LLC

After studying law at William Mitchell, Frank Jermusek was hired immediately to work as an attorney at Leonard, Street and Deinard. In 2006, he founded his own law firm, The Jermusek Law Firm, LLC, which is based out of Minnesota.

The company is focused on providing sophisticated, creative, and practical solutions for clients dealing with real estate, business, and lending matters. Frank Jermusek has mainly focused his legal practice on business, real estate, lending, and golf/hospitality matters.

SVN | Northco

Working closely with his other Business, SVN | Northco, a real estate and investment firm also operating in the Minnesota area and Twin Cities, Frank Jermusek’s law firm will help individuals and companies across the greater Midwest handle legal work and strategies for real estate transactions, business transactions, and litigation for both.

In terms of real estate, Frank Jermusek’s firm will provide a practical solution to legal matters in purchase & sales, development & construction, debt & equity finance, leasing & property management, loan workouts & restructuring, commercial lending, 1031 Exchange, and, another speciality, Golf Course & Hospitality. In business, his firm will handle the legal work for business formation, contracts, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance.

In his work as a legal consultant and attorney at law, Frank Jermusek hopes to provide his clients with planning and preparation that will maximize the profit for their business or institution, and deliver the best possible results for that individual company or service.

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Ways to Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal

Ways to Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal

After investing a considerable amount of money in your home, you certainly want it to always look its best. This is especially the case if you’re thinking about putting your house up for sale. Curb appeal is crucial when it comes to conveying a sense of taste and style for your home and is conducive to supporting a more premium price tag.

 

There are a few home improvement tactics that you need to seriously consider to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Many of the strategies presented here can be undertaken as relatively easy to do yourself projects. Others can be accomplished with professional assistance in a short amount of time and within a reasonable budget.

 

Improve the Entryway

 

When it comes to curbing appeal, many people focus on the entryway. The reality is that potential buyers visiting your home will spend more time at your entryway than anywhere else at the front of your house.

 

If the door or anything else at the entryway is in disrepair or worn, the time may have come to replace the front door and make that quick fix. At a minimum, you’ll want to consider giving the entryway to your home, including the door, a fresh coat of paint. If you want to change the look of your exterior, merely changing the color of your front door can be enough of an alteration to result in your house’s facade having a whole new look.

 

Install Landscape Lighting

 

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve spent at least some time and money on landscaping for the front of your house. You may be interested in making at least some landscaping-related improvements. One of the simplest and most impactful steps you can take is to install landscape lighting.

 

Landscape lighting offers you a wide array of placement options. You can install lighting that will highlight trees on the premises, illuminate a walkway or light up the exterior of the house itself.

 

You can elect to have landscaped lighting hardwired. This may contain your efforts to some degree, but taking this route ensures steadier and more reliable illumination.

 

Add Security Lighting

 

The addition of security lighting at your residence can enhance curb appeal practically. In this day and age, people are becoming more security conscious.

 

Consider placing lighting around the perimeter of your residence itself, adding floodlights or spotlights at key locations around the property including walkways and entry points, and schedule them to turn on and off at specific times or by motion detection.

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding real estate agents. For example, many people believe that agents pocket the entirety of commission checks, but much of that money is spent on expenses to get the house sold. With the misconceptions and stereotypes, finding a real estate agent can be a daunting task. After all, you will be spending a lot of time with this person over the next couple of months. Finding the right real estate agent can be easier if you boil it down to a few tactics: asking the right questions, speaking to past clients, and trusting the chemistry.

Ask Questions

Schedule time to sit down with potential real estate agents for informal interviews. During this time, it’s important to ask them questions that will help you gauge how well the process could go and whether or not the relationship will be a productive one. Here are a few to get started:

  1. How long have you been in the business?
  2. How will you communicate with me?
  3. How many clients do you currently have?
  4. Is this the area that you normally cover?
  5. May I have three references?

Speak to Past Clients

The last question is the perfect segue to the next factor in finding the right real estate agent. By scouring reviews and researching the candidate, you have access to past clients of your prospective realtor. Many people don’t mind a quick email or direct message on a review site asking them to expand upon their experience with a realtor. Reaching out to past clients allows you to gain a deeper understanding of a realtor’s values, communication methods, and ability to get the job done. It’s a step that takes up almost no time in the present, but could save you a lot of time in the future.

Chemistry Matters

A number of real estate experts agree that chemistry plays a big role in finding the right agent. Though it may sound cheesy, a huge chunk of time is spent with a realtor during the buying or selling process. That process is often a stressful and emotional experience, so having a realtor that understands the emotional toll buying or selling a home can take is important. Angela Yaun, a member of the Forbes’ Real Estate Council, said, “Let’s face it — buying a house is a stressful task, especially if you are facing a divorce, having a baby, mourning the death of a spouse, etc. You need an agent who is patient with you and your circumstances. Interview an agent or broker and see if they have the same emotions, outlook on life, personality, as you do.”

In the end, it’s important to listen to your gut when it comes to picking the right real estate agent. You can ask as many questions as you want and interview a horde of past clients, all of which are helpful, but in the end it comes down to how that person makes you feel and whether or not you believe they will get the job done.