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Reviewer's guide to SmartZip.com, the leading online destination for real estate investors to rate, compare and confirm the best places and properties to buy.

Reviewer's guide to SmartZip.com, the leading online destination for real estate investors to rate, compare and confirm the best places and properties to buy.

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    • SmartZip.comReviewer’s Guide
      June 2009
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction
      SmartZip Overview
      Independent, analytics-based ratings and research for real estate investment
      One-stop online destination for real estate investors
      Value to Investors & Home Buyers
      Research and identify the best places to invest
      Rate, compare and confirm the best properties to buy
      Acquire, finance and manage properties through real estate local experts
      Value to Sellers and Listing Agents
      Market properties to national buyer pool
      Calculate the best price for rapid sale
      Instill confidence in the value of a transaction
    • What is a SmartZip Score™?
      The first analytics-based investment RATING for residential real estate
      Peace of Mind
      Confidence
      Communities
      Rate
      Real estate investors
      Compare
      Homebuyers
      Confirm
      Properties
      Know if a property is really worth buying
    • Understanding SmartZip Score™
      Risk-adjusted return over 10 years
      Relative scale of 1:100
      80+ equates to “*****” rating
      Over 12 M properties rated in CA & FL
      Each property has 2 Scores:
      Growth: Risk-tolerant investors seeking above-average capital appreciation
      Income: Risk-averse investors seeking monthly cash flow
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    • Overview: How to Use SmartZip
      Find Your Ideal Investment
      Research, compare and identify the best places to invest
      Search re-sale & foreclosure listings based on investor criteria
      Analyze properties for monthly cash flow and long-term return on investment (ROI)
      Connect with local real estate experts to transact
      Jump-start your investment search
      SmartZip 100TM top-rated properties
      SmartZip Top 10 MarketsTM
      Learn, network and share your investment experiences
      SmartZip Quick Tour
      SmartZip TownHall – online social network for investors
    • Overview: How to Use SmartZip
      Find Your Ideal Investment
      Research, compare and identify the best places to invest
      Search re-sale & foreclosure listings based on investor criteria
      Analyze properties for monthly cash flow and long-term return on investment (ROI)
      Connect with local real estate experts to transact
      Jump-start your investment search
      SmartZip 100TM top-rated properties
      SmartZip Top 10 MarketsTM
      Learn, network and share your investment experiences
      SmartZip Quick Tour
      SmartZip TownHall online social network for investors
    • Start Your Market Research
      Select your state – CA or FL
      or
      Click on ‘Search Properties’
    • Use Visual Heat Maps to Dive into Local ‘Hot Spots’
      Start by viewing county-level heat and details
      Select your heat criteria from drop-down menu
      Find top-rated counties (red color is best)
      Zoom into the city-level using:
      Map’s zoom features, or
      Click on a county, and select ‘Zoom Map’
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    • View City-level Heat & Averages
      Click on a city on the map to review city averages
      If you like a city, you can then:
      Jump directly to search listings for the city
      Zoom into a map of the city – “Zoom Map”
      Add it to the “Compare List” by clicking “Compare”
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    • Add More Top Cities from Market Table to Your Compare List
      Sort market table by column based on Score, list price, $ per Sq.Ft., Cash Flow, etc.
      Find your cities of interest
      Click on city name – select ‘Add to compare’
      The ‘View Compare’ button will activate (if not already active) on the first compare selected
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    • Compare Cities to Assess Relative Investment Potential
      Click ‘View Compare’ to see comparison chart
      Compare investment potential based on Scores, market/economy, lifestyle, and property data
      For any city, click on action icons below city name to see the city on map, or search listings in that city
      To go back to market table, click ‘Back to Cities’
    • Overview: How to Use SmartZip
      Find Your Ideal Investment
      Research, compare and identify the best places to invest
      Search re-sale & foreclosure listings based on investor criteria
      Analyze properties for monthly cash flow and long-term return on investment (ROI)
      Connect with local real estate experts to transact
      Jump-start your investment search
      SmartZip 100TM top-rated properties
      SmartZip Top 10 MarketsTM
      Learn, network and share your investment experiences
      SmartZip Quick Tour
      SmartZip TownHall – Online social network for investors
    • Search Listings in a Chosen City
      There are 4 ways to search for listings in any city:
      Click search icon on Market Comparison chart
      (on previous page)
      Select ‘Search listings’ from city pop-up on map
      Select Search listings’ from city pop-up in table
      Enter city name in the search bar
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    • Set Advanced Search Filters
      Click on “Advanced Search” to optionally, narrow your home search using two types of search filters:
      Investor criteria: Strategy, Score, Cash Flow, Price, School and Safety Ratings
      Property attributes: Type, Bed, Bath, Size, Lot, Price per Sq.Ft.
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    • Review, Sort & Filter Home Search Results to Finalize your Choices
      Re-sort list based on other preferences
      Narrow your results using search filters
      Review investment data by hovering over a listing
      View Foreclosures or re-sale listings
      Show (or hide) map to see listings on a map
      Click ‘Details’ to view property details
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    • Review Property Snap-Shot
      Listing price and property attributes
      Property’s Growth & Income Scores
      Investor SmartFacts on the property
      For more details on listing, go to listing website
    • Review Property’s Investment Facts
      Star-ratings compare property’s investment value against other properties in its city, metro and state
    • Overview: How to Use SmartZip
      Find Your Ideal Investment
      Research, compare and identify the best places to invest
      Search re-sale & foreclosure listings based on investor criteria
      Analyze properties for monthly cash flow and long-term return on investment (ROI)
      Connect with local real estate experts to transact
      Jump-start your investment search
      SmartZip 100TM top-rated properties
      SmartZip Top 10 MarketsTM
      Learn, network and share your investment experiences
      SmartZip Quick Tour
      SmartZip TownHall – Online social network for investors
    • Analyze Property’s Cash Flow
      Default cash flow based on SmartZip analytics on rent, vacancy, maintenance expense, etc.
      Assumes 20% down, 30-year fixed loan
      Customize cash flow by changing parameters
    • Analyze Property’s Return on Investment (ROI)
      SmartZip forecasts 5, 10 and 15 Year appreciation
      ROI based on total income and expenses over the holding period
      Customize ROI by changing forecasted appreciation or commission at sale
    • Rate & Analyze ANY Property
      We have rated all properties (in CA & FL, two of the most opportunity-rich states)
      Enter address of ANY single family home (includes 1 to 4 units homes, condos and townhouses) to get its SmartZip Score and evaluate its investment potential
    • Overview: How to Use SmartZip
      Find Your Ideal Investment
      Research, compare and identify the best places to invest
      Search re-sale & foreclosure listings based on investor criteria
      Analyze properties for monthly cash flow and long-term return on investment (ROI)
      Connect with local real estate experts to transact
      Jump-start your investment search
      SmartZip 100TM top-rated properties
      SmartZip Top 10 MarketsTM
      Learn, network and share your investment experiences
      SmartZip Quick Tour
      SmartZip TownHall – Online social network for investors
    • Contact Local Real Estate Experts to Acquire, Finance & Manage
      Pre-qualified network of:
      Local buyer’s agents
      Lenders & closing services
      Property managers
      Other home service professionals
    • Overview: How to Use SmartZip
      Find Your Ideal Investment
      Research, compare and identify the best places to invest
      Search re-sale & foreclosure listings based on investor criteria
      Analyze properties for monthly cash flow and long-term return on investment (ROI)
      Connect with local real estate experts to transact
      Jump-start your investment search
      SmartZip 100TM top-rated properties
      SmartZip Top 10 MarketsTM
      Learn, network and share your investment experiences
      SmartZip Quick Tour
      SmartZip TownHall – Online social network for investors
    • Analyst-Picked Top-rated Investment Markets & Properties
      Jump-start your home search with top-rated markets and properties hand-picked by SmartZip analysts
    • Overview: How to Use SmartZip
      Find Your Ideal Investment
      Research, compare and identify the best places to invest
      Search re-sale & foreclosure listings based on investor criteria
      Analyze properties for monthly cash flow and long-term return on investment (ROI)
      Connect with local real estate experts to transact
      Jump-start your investment search
      SmartZip 100TM top-rated properties
      SmartZip Top 10 MarketsTM
      Learn, network and share your investment experiences
      SmartZip Quick Tour
      SmartZip TownHall – Online social network for investors
    • SmartZip Quick Tour
      Learn more about SmartZip Score and site features
    • SmartZip TownHall: Online Social Network for Investors & Buyers
      Share, Learn and interact with other investors, home buyers and local real estate experts
      Create your own personal blog page
      Ask questions and help other people with your insights
      Subscribe to content with RSS
    • SmartZip TownHall: Personal Blog
      Create and syndicate your personal blog page
      Build your personal brand
    • SmartZip TownHall: Q&A Forum
      Ask and answer questions
      Sort activity based on date and popularity
      Search articles using keywords
    • SmartZip TownHall: Blogs
      Read other blog articles
      Search blogs by date, popularity or keyword
      Contribute your own article
    • Thank You!
      For more information or feedback
      Email feedback@smartzip.com
      or
      Click the ‘Feedback’ button on any page