Showing posts with label Development; Downtown Las Vegas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Development; Downtown Las Vegas. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2020

Dealing with an Inexperienced 'Know-It-All' Real Estate Agent

First: I will survive a 30 day All Cash Real Estate Escrow.  (That's a fact!)

Second: I am NOT sure I will ever recover from this "New" Agent's idiocy!

He works for a local real estate company that has had a nice success rate.  I'm sure there are agents there that are competent and worthy for anyone to work with.

But, on this particular transaction, this agent has tried his best -- in my opinion -- to get my client/friend to remove me so he can be the only agent in the deal.

Why?

I don't know -- 3rd Base!



Yes!  That's how confusing this has become, and we are still NOT in an Open Escrow, yet!

Here's the background:
On Sunday just past, I receive a call from a Buyer.  He saw my plex properties on a listing service.
And, it turns out, he wants to buy two of them!  Okay.

After discussing the price points, the Buyer wanted to think about it.

A day or so later, my client/friend says he is thinking of listing the two most horrible looking, lack of curb appeal, cost ridden plex properties with someone on the Multiple Listing Service. (I am NOT a Realtor and I have found as a CRE Broker, the Multiple Listing Service is great for homes -- lousy for commercial buildings)
To me that's okay because the Seller's price is retail, and the Buyer's prices have all been wholesale. (He won't accept wholesale and I thought I would just cut my losses.)

Anyway, the buyer then disappears for a few days, then I get a Realtor form offer from this agent for that particular Buyer.  A sleazy move on the Buyer;s part, but okay.

The one offer is for two properties (which the seller owns under two different entities); and, they are low ball prices.

Turns out, the buyer called me, got first hand information on the properties, then went back to the agent to write the offer.

At First I am offended, but Hey, "It's Real Estate," said Mike Sitren.

Anyway, turns out this agent does have a lot of listings, yet I have had other Buyers who worked with him in the past tell me he tried to do things they were uncomfortable with. (That's another story for later.)

Anyway, as I try to help him understand that there needs to be two offers, and I Counter his one offer for 2 properties with 2 offers for one property each, he starts to insult me, my forms, and boldface lies about regulations. (I doubled checked with the state on a few of his pronouncements that he was sure were illegal.  They are not, according to the NVRED.)

Now, I am wondering: Is my client/friend going to sign the 'new' offers (one for each property) that the agent (reluctantly) finally agreed to write? Time will tell.

After we (I am hopeful) close this transaction, I know I will be moving on to other deals already in process!

PS: In my near 29 year experience, sleazy agents will crash and burn sooner than later.
This agent needs to go sooner.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

I Will Serve You With A Subpoena!

Wow!

Never thought I'd have to be subject to being subpoenaed.

But, when you are trying to market a downtrodden building, and a tenant causes the building to catch fire, I guess other Tenants consider that a violation of their rights?

This all stems from the fire, caused by a tenant using their stove to heat their studio apartment at the Alpine Motel Apartments!

Yes, I was the broker trying to sell the property As Is, Where Is.
But this plaintiff's attorney is fishing for information.

It is my understanding that you may have represented Mr. Orozco regarding a potential sale of the
Alpine Motel in August of 2019.  At the very least, I understand that you were the broker. 

Please forward to me all images, inspections, notes, contracts, agreements, emails regarding such.

Obviously, this is just an email and you do not have to respond. Unfortunately, because of COVID, I
cannot serve a subpoena at this time.  However, as of July 1, I can.  So, either you respond this
way, or, after July 1, I will serve you with a subpoena.  Your choice. 

At the very least, demand is hereby made that you take steps to preserve all emails, notes,
inspections, letters, agreements, communications, and images related to Mr. Orozco and/or the
Alpine Motel. 

Alpine Motel Apartments

Well, I am going to talk to my golf buddy attorney to see about this.

Most likely I will co-operate because I only have a few things he's asking for. Probably best to take the high road.

"When in doubt, tell the truth!" Mark Twain

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Local Las Vegas Motel Market

With Resorts commanding top dollar, and some even falling back into foreclosure, the local Motel scene is alive!

The reason is, even though the Resorts were shut down, the local governments understood that local motels were essential to helping keep visitors to local residents open and happening.

Years ago, my wife and I decided that it was better for relative/out of town visitors to have some visitation freedom!  
You see: Las Vegas is a destination that some want to partake in as a complete stranger; and, they want to do what could be frowned upon in other (outside of Nevada) neighborhoods.

So, initially, we booked local motel rooms for them, but they soon got the hint.
(FYI: The wife & I for years would visit "them" and be offered accommodations in a relative's house.  But, we felt we needed 'more privacy.' So, we started booking stays at local motels when we visited them!)

Thus, we maintain privacy. and visitors maintain freedom to gamble until they drop without worrying about their hosts!
To us it is a Win-Win!

So, with local motels being necessary or essential, and the resorts shut down, my listings have generated a lot of interest.

Thus, the need for qualified motel persons to contact me asap while I still have two remaining.
(Another FYI: I am currently negotiating a potential sale on one of them.)

If interested in motel income....


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Be Aware of Who is in your Audience!

Years ago, I learned, via a more experienced broker than I was at the time, ALL DEVELOPERS lie!

Now, a developer can come along and adamantly state: They never lie! Okay!  I believe they believe that's true.

But, in my 28.5 years of real estate experience, developers lie -- all the time.

Once, while at a event, a developer was giving his presentation on how to buy land to develop it.
Unfortunately, for him, he didn't realize several audience members were wealthy land owners.

I was sitting next to one and I did my best to keep my lips sealed and listen to the presenter's lies.  The land owner was doing likewise.

Anyway, this developer talked about how he's able to acquire land cheaply in order to have a greater profit post sale, development and leasing up of the development.

I had the feeling he thought all attendees there were want to be developers.  It never occurred to him that maybe a handful were actually Owners(?).

Anyway, after the developer's spiel was complete, and as we were exiting, the land owner I sat near, quietly said, "I would never, ever sell my land to that guy.  What a moron!  That guy doesn't realize that half the audience knows more than he does."

Now, the developer is/was a well known builder in the Las Vegas Valley at the time; the Land Owner still has more an 100 acres to his name.  And, Yes, he's developed much of his own property.  He buys, builds and leases out what he can get accomplished in the area where his land is located. Needless to say, he makes a great living.

Moral of the Story: Know your audience!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

"You Need To Pay My Broker!"

Developers!

All of the Developers I have worked with throughout my near 30 year Real Estate Career have always been the same: Greedy!

Recently, I have been going back and forth with a S Cal Developer, who used to be licensed as a real estate agent in California, who is now searching for Las Vegas houses (to buy and flip).

Fortunately, I have a seller client who will sell his rental houses in a portfolio all cash.

After going back and forth with the Developer, and settling on the price and terms, the developer then throws in that I have to split the procuring commission with his "broker!"

What?

Apparently, this Developer wants half the procuring commission and he found a local agent -- who I know - who is wiling to pay this unlicensed person half of the procuring fee just to have some business!


Is this sleazy?

YES!

First, it never occurred to me that the "agent" actually would be willing to do this.  (He must be hard up for money.)
Second, why would an agent/broker even want to be inserted into any ongoing negotiation post the listing agent procuring the Buyer. (This doesn't make any sense.)
Lastly, this Developer never mentioned "his broker" until the terms of the deal were set and I was drafting the contract.

Now, the Seller does NOT need to sell! (It would be a different scenario if that was the case.) And, the original sales terms have been altered from the Seller's original terms and I have a feeling (knowing the Seller for as long as I have) he is most likely NOT going to accept.

We'll see what happens.

(My wife suggested I report this to the NV RED because I know that the Developer wants and probably will get half of the procuring fee IF I go along with his sleazy deed.

If you are searching for an honest CRE Broker...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Value Add Non-Gaming Las Vegas Area Motels For Sale

Are you interested in earning a 15.5% Cap Rate/ROI by owning three Las Vegas Area Motels?

If you contact me right away, I will send you the property details for each.

It's a total of 98 units from three separate motel properties in and around Downtown Las Vegas.

They earned +/-$859,000 Net in 2019.

Casa Blanca Motel
The Economy Motel
The Starlite Motel
For further information on each or altogether...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Small Las Vegas Casino For Sale!

The Owner of a Small Las Vegas Casino with 45 rooms just told me he's interested in Selling.
He said he will NOT List with any Broker, but if I bring him a ready, willing and capable buyer, he will compensate me.

So, if you can acquire an Unlimited Gaming Casino at $30 Million, contact me right away.

Las Vegas, NV

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Multi Family Plex Properties For Sale in Downtown Las Vegas!

If you have been searching for a smaller Value Add Las Vegas Investment to get started -- or, you have a limit on your available funds, there are 5 small multifamily real estate properties that are available in Downtown Las Vegas!

They are each in the $300,000 range - if bought individually; OR, you could acquire all 5 for $1.5 Million.

621 & 625 N 11th Street

208 N 13th Street

1302 Stewart Ave

610 N 11th Street
Interested Buyers should...

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Tragedy Attracts A Low Balling Crowd!

Ever since the Alpine Motel Apartments suffered it's worst day ever and a resulting six people died, there has been an uptick in real estate interest for this property.

Yes, the Low Ball Flippers have contacted me about buying the property.

Alpine Motel Apartments

All have the ability to close real fast, and they are Cash Buyers -- they claim!

The problem, aside from the legal liability the Owner is going to suffer from (alleged) code violations, is these Low Ball Flippers can buy quickly -- only if the Seller would carry back a loan!

Now, I know from my years of experience, that when you are a Buyer asking for a Seller to Carry Back a Loan, you are NOT a Cash Buyer!

And, to add insult to injury, their quick buying price is way less than what the property is worth.  Vacant, the property should sell for about $3 Million in it's "As Is" state.

But, with the pending litigation, that puts this property on hold.

In the words of the Owner's attorney, "Hold for now."

In the meantime. my heart goes out to the victims caught in this tragic event.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!


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Monday, November 25, 2019

The Redevelopment of Downtown Las Vegas is the future of Las Vegas Development!

Since Tony Hsieh started buying up lots and lots of real estate parcels east of the Downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience more than 10 years ago, land flippers have also been buying up property with the intent to flip to Tony's Downtown Project.

And, with the City of Las Vegas investing in widening the Fremont Street sidewalks east of Las Vegas Blvd, this area is beginning to become more pedestrian friendly,  Local businesses have high hopes this attempt to draw foot-traffic will help the businesses in this area become profitable.

AND, with businesses drawing more people, the City also hopes this will draw more development in affordable housing -- which is in such dire need in this area.

Now, The Downtown Project has built a 250 unit apartment building called Fremont 9 at the intersection of (you guessed it) Fremont and 9th Streets; and, they are beginning to develop another +/-250 unit apartment building at 11th and Ogden.

Housing is in such demand, that even older apartment buildings are being sought to provide housing developers the opportunity to cash in on this trend.

The Alpine Motel Apartments

One such opportunity is the Alpine Motel Apartments.  Don't let the name fool you.  It's NOT a Motel -- even though that's the name it was given when built in 1972.

It is and has been Studio Apartments all along.  It currently has the ability to rent out weekly.  But, the City of Las Vegas would like to remove that grandfathered ability with any new construction at this site.

Now, it is currently being rented monthly.  But, because of the run down state of the property, it is in dire need of renovation.

That's where the rub begins.

Some developers think it will be too much to renovate.  Others just want to low ball offers so they can do a lipstick on a pig and flip.

Even The Downtown Project made a low ball offer which was quickly rejected by the Owner.

Comparable Sales, though, indicate the AS IS Market Value to be $3 Million.  OR, at about $73,529 per unit.

BUT, the Seller will accept $2.8 Million.  OR, $66,667 per unit.

And, this falls right into what I think the cost of renovation could be: +/-$6,000 per unit or more.

Now, like I mention above, this property has had it's share of offers -- mostly low-ball offers that the Seller has continuously rejected.

Yet, I continue to strive toward a Closed Escrow/Sale for this property.

So, if you are ALL CASH with a QUICK CLOSE, there is a price that this could be acquired at!

You just need...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

SOLD! Okay, Not SOLD. But, they keep saying SOLD!

Have you ever been told a lie and you know it's a lie, but the person telling the lie insist it's the truth!

Recently, a (not so major) resort Sold in Las Vegas.  But, as far as I can tell, it didn't sell.

Okay, I am NOT going to identify the property.  Let's see if you can guess.

A small resort property announced a sale and when I investigated, I found that, that wasn't quite true.

But, the news media keeps hawking the Sold news as if it was something major.

In my investigation of this sale, the ownership name changed, but it remained the same, even though it is going to be occupied by a "New Tenant."

Everyone involved from owner to tenant were in the news saying the right things about this new (supposed) ownership of the property.

The only thing I knew was new was the tenant taking occupancy.  The old ownership still owns but under a different name.

The old ownership executives are the new owner executives.  Yet, the tenant is new.

See how this becomes confusing.  Sort of like listening to a liar who lies and then re-listening to the people who were lied to and they are repeating the lie, yet no matter how much emphasis the new liars try, the lie is a lie.

And, unfortunately, since you know the truth, it becomes exhausting trying to correct the lie.

So, to NOT be lied to... why not contact me.

I will tell you the truth regardless of whether you believe me or not.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

A-Rod Wants To Stop Athletes From Going Broke!

At first, I thought this was A-Rod being pretentious and self-serving.

But, after reading the article, I understand his plan.

With so many young men having no training in handling money, the fact they suddenly have tens of millions, makes them think it is never, ever going away.

The unfortunate scenario of this is it's like being on a diet.
You start a diet and once you stop you find that losing the weight was slow and difficult; but, once you stop, the weight is re-gained faster than ever -- it seems.

Also, as Kobe Bryant said during his interview with Jim Hill, when Hill asked him what was the first lesson he learned when he signed his first million dollar contract?

Kobe's response was, (paraphrasing) when a relative asks for a million dollars and you give it to them, they come back the next year and ask for another million dollars.
Instead of doing that, Kobe said, if they earn $2,000 a month, give them an income of $2,000 a month.

Which leads me to one of the things A-Rod mentions in the article about renting houses.

If you don't have enough monthly income from retirement, etc, the athletes needs to consider acquiring a long term income from a portfolio real estate properties.

That's where my expertise is needed.

There are solid, long term investment properties all around us.  You just have to be aware of what's available and what's good and bad.

Enjoy the article.

ARod wants to stop Athletes from Going Broke!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The End Is Near!

For a few years now, I have been coming across ads where a home Owner, considering selling their property, can do so without the aid of a local real estate professional.

It's a sad, sad day when another career is doomed by the Internet.

Below is just the latest I have come across that makes it sound super easy to sell your house and save big time on that nasty Sales Commission.

The End Of The Real Estate Professional!

But, since most of these sites will only offer you a low ball price, you are risking losing that sales commission in a lower offer and acceptance.

So, is selling your house (supposedly) hassle free worth it?


Real Estate has in the long run become the same as selling your car.

You want the most money you can get for it, but are you getting the most?

These "hassle-free" sales tactics, are just that: tactics.

When you "trade-in" a car at a dealership, the dealership usually only will value your car at about 65% of Low Blue Book value.

Why?

Because they want the equity -- if any!

The same applies to these hassle free real estate sites.

Hey, I will give you cash right now for your house!

(But, it's the cash amount I want to pay you, not the cash amount your house is actually worth.)

So, go ahead.  Sell your house to one of these sites.


Sure, you will be saving money you weren't going to receive anyway.

But, it's a deal! -- To the Internet buyer!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

It Escapes Me Why Investors Pass on This Steal of an Opportunity!

It's a 10.969% Ca Rate!

There is plenty of room within this investment to see a very good Return On Investment (ROI).

So, why are investors so determined to low ball and steal equity from an Owner?

It boggles my mind!

The Owner has already given in to losing some of his earned Equity; but he is mindful to keep some.

The Three Motels can be acquired at a 12.9% Cap Rate!

Starlite Motel
The Economy Motel
The Casa Blanca Motel
Yet, the Studio Apartment property is the one property ALL of the Investors want; but they keep low-balling even when presented Comparable Evidence their offers are way, way too low.
Alpine Motel Apartments
I'm flummoxed.

So, I will keep trying to obtain a Market Value Offer and Close on these properties anyway I can.
It's a Steal either way it is bought; and a loss to the Owner, still.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Low Ball Express of Downtown Las Vegas Motels!

For more than a year, I have had four Downtown Las Vegas properties listed for sale.
They are three motels; and, one is a studio apartment building.

They range in price from $1.5 Million to $3.2 Million.  And all are priced to sell.

The problem is one property has garnered most of the inquiries.  (More than 7,000 inquiries!)
Yet, every investor I've spoken to has claimed they are cash buyers, can close quickly, and they are looking for a deal.

Then, when I offer them a deal, they immediately start demanding a steal.

One investor from Northern California said she'd wouldn't pay $1 Million for the most sought after property.

My reaction?  Okay.  Thank you for wasting my time!

Here are the properties that can be acquired individually or altogether.

Alpine Motel Apartments
213 N 9th Street
Comparable Sales indicate an "As Is" Market Value of $2.9 Million

Casa Blanca Motel
2401 N Las Vegas Blvd
Selling Price: $3.2 Million!
The Economy Motel
1605 Fremont Street
Selling Price: $1.5 Million!
Starlite Motel
1873 N Las Vegas Blvd
Selling Price: $2.5 Million!
AND, all four can be acquired together as a portfolio for $10 Million or at a 10.969% Cap Rate.

For property details, email me!

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Stealing an Owner's Equity

It's NOT illegal.

Just wanted to say that at the top.

But, I think it should be given that when an agent buys an Owner's property at way under it's value, there should be some form of punishment for the agent when they do that.

Because, basically, even though its NOT illegal to buy a property way under market value, I think its unethical -- especially if you are a real estate professional.

Essentially, all this is, is you are stealing the Owner's equity.

Now, investors who buy and sell real estate  (also known as flippers) want to do this on every transaction.  They think it's their duty to steal the equity for their own profit.

Alpine Motel Apartments

Currently, I am dealing with an apartment building listing I have in Downtown Las Vegas.  I get at least one inquiry a day on it by Investors who can "take this property off my client's hands."

What these investors don't realize, is the owner is also an investor at the same time he is an operator.
So, he isn't in need of having the property taken off his hands.

And that's the rub.  Since housing is in short supply in this area of Downtown Las Vegas, this property -- even though it's in need of renovation -- is mostly full all of the time.
Yet, they keep trying.  They keep making offers to buy low and flip.

But, since I know it's my fiduciary responsibility to protect my client, I tell ALL of these investors that the only way they get this property at a steal is to buy all four of the properties in a portfolio my client owns.

Interested in netting about $1.1 Million a year?
Email me.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

To all Moms out there.




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Friday, May 3, 2019

Lesson Learned! Never accept a Bond as an Earnest Money Deposit!

The motel escrow that I have been in for about a month has gone sideways!

I had a bad feeling about accepting a Bond as an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD). So, I contacted Escrow asking if it was okay.

Once they gave it an approval, I gave it a thumbs up for my Seller client, and we submitted the Executed Offer (PSA) to escrow and then waited.

A week later the Buyer's agent showed up with the Bond that was described in the PSA. He made the deposit.

Then, about a week after that, I get a call from the Escrow Holder.  She explained that the Title Company's attorney slapped her on the wrist for allowing a Bond to be accepted as EMD.

She said we needed to change that to a Cash Deposit, or by the end of the Buyer's Due Diligence, the Title Company would be resigning from the Escrow.

SIGH!

What type of mess did I get myself into?

The Escrow Holder said it would be best to cancel the current escrow, open a new escrow, and make a cash deposit.

So, I encouraged the Buyer's Agent to convince the Buyer to cancel; the Seller agreed and for once quickly signed the Cancellation Addendum.

But, the Buyer is now taking her time.

Oh, well.

She might be upset, but it's her own fault for trying to force a square peg into a round hole.

I did write a NEW PSA and included an additional property that was NOT available that she wanted when the first PSA was written.  BUT, now I am thinking she probably didn't have the cash to move forward in the first place.

That is just my gut feeling.

So, we are in limbo until the Buyer signs the Cancellation Addendum; AND, signs the new PSA.

If the Due Diligence date comes before that, the title's escrow will resign.  The Buyer will be in a legal limbo, but the out for the Seller is they never truly made their EMD according the the Title Company's attorney.

Since this hit the fan, I have learned that back in the 1980's Buyers would put up bonds as EMD's.  Then, the Bonds turned out to be worthless; and, it would tie up properties until there was a (legal)  resolution.

So, lesson learned.

All I want to do is help my Seller client sell his property for the most money to a willing, able, and capable buyer.

Nothing new there.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Invalidation doesn't work

Very recently, a so called prominent Las Vegas Real Estate agent and I were working on a large Resort property sale.

My Buyer has already made accepted offers on three of my listings.

We were discussing the potential sale of a Resort property when my Buyer asked me if I would find out if some conditions of a potential offer for the Resort property would be acceptable to the Seller IF he included them in an offer.

Being the customer's always right type of Real Estate Broker, I said I would ask, but I told him that O didn't think they would accept what he was proposing. BUT, he insisted that I ask.  So, I sent an email to the Seller and Seller's Rep with an outline of what the potential Buyer wanted to offer.

The Seller replied quickly with a firm, "No."

Okay!  I passed that response on to the Potential Buyer.

A short time later, the Seller's Rep sends me a reply -- just to me -- with the simple question: "Do you have a Nevada Real Estate license?"

Now, I know who this agent is.  And as far as I am concerned, he's an ASS!  (I capitalized it because he truly is a big ASS!  And, if I mention his name to any other CRE agent or broker in Las Vegas, they will usually sum him up also as an ASS!)

And, I know all of you know someone who is like this.  They are the big boy/girl on campus and if you don't measure up to the way they think you should be, they treat you badly.

Well, I didn't respond to his invalidation because I know all about this ASS!  Just because you think you are better than others, doesn't mean you are.

And, unfortunately, for him, I am the type that if I am bullied, I bully back.  And, even if he turns around and says he was only joking, we don't know each other well enough to be on friendly terms.

Just so you know: Tough love doesn't work.  It's just a form of bullying.

In the weeks.months ahead, we'll see what transpires about this transaction.

But, I plan to stay the course.

In the meantime, if you are interested in any Las Vegas CRE Property -- even a Resort one...

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