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Jim Weix, Real Estate Pro in Stuart, FL
Jim Weix answered:
Listing Agent will not split commission equally with Procurring Agent. How do I approach l.a about a fair and equal split?
More and more Listing Agents are offering less than a 50/50 split. A growing trend is to offer 2.9%, instead of 3%, if the total commission is 6%. That 1/10th of 1% goes only to the Bro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 14, 2016 Agent2Agent in 02125
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Fellow agents, do you like to advertise on Trulia or Zillow and why?
The cost has risen to more than any benefits. The best source of leads are always the ones you generate yourself. When paying for impressions, there are too many bad ones before you may ... more
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Sanjeev Jha, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Sanjeev Jha answered:
As an agent, do you give gifts to your clients after a deal closes? If so, what? If not, why?
Giving gift to your clients is a really nice thing to do. Its a big decision and someone trust you big. Not only an agent is professionally responsible to keep the trust and work for be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2015 Agent2Agent in 02132
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
REO listing agent will not return calls or emails to discuss an offer. Any ideas on what I should do?? (She is a broker/owner so no "boss")
Frustrating as it may least you know "now" as opposed to when in contract. As we all know, that's when the real trouble begins!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Agent2Agent in 02132
Miguel and C…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Miguel and Claudia Osorio answered:
What are your thoughts on homes with solar panels?
Technology is always a Plus+ if you can afford it.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Agent2Agent in 02132
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Is it common practice for an agent who receives a referral to pump up the commission in order to compensate for the 25% loss?
This is definitely an agent I would never send another referral to going forward. And, no I have never found this to be the case with any referrals I have made or received.
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Paula Gunn, Real Estate Pro in Lindale, TX
Paula Gunn answered:
What platform/software do you use for comparative market analysis? How do you do differently for a free CMA and a full one for listing presentation?
I purchased CMA Toolkit. It makes a nice presentation. I would like to be able to personalize the pictures on it but for the price it's quick and looks pretty good. Much easier than wha ... more
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Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
A question for RE agents who are also moms to young kids
Amna what a great Mom you are! That is awesome you are working around your kiddo schedule and work. I kept my little one my priority and worked in an office where I could take my littl ... more
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Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Any really busy, top producing agents in the Greater Boston Metrowest region looking to mentor a newly minted licensee?
Look around the area you want to serve and find the highest producing agents. Approach them on a one to one basis--my guess is you'll find at least one who wants & needs help. Offer y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 16, 2014 Agent2Agent in Boston
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Tenants without leases
Start with your Broker at Century21.

Call your MLS Legal Hotline.

Get in touch with an attorney.

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Agent2Agent in Boston
Esther Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Esther Wong asked:
NEED A HUD BROKER --- HELP!!!! I am an agent and I need a HUD Broker who is willing to input an offer for me -- it takes 2 weeks once an application is inputted to be assign an NAID so you can put in offers for HUD listings…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Agent2Agent in Boston
Julie Joyce, Real Estate Pro in Dorchester, MA
Julie Joyce answered:
How many Agents recommend a Real Estate Attorney when either working with a Buyer or Seller Client?
Hi David-

I have attorneys that I happily recommend to both buyers and sellers. I also have roofers, electricians, plumbers, insurance folks.

I'm a full service agent!

0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Agent2Agent in 02125
Jonathan Dal…, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, AZ
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Are you finding that the government shut down is affecting your sales and open houses?

Back in 2008, when the credit markets seized and the Dow tanked, I found myself listening to CNN in the car to hear the latest news, wondering what it would mean for business. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 8, 2013 Agent2Agent in Boston
Jaime Becker, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Jaime Becker answered:
Why is the refrigerator not written in a standard offer/p.s. It plugs in just like an electric stove and it has its own defined space.
In CA we now have the ability to include the refrigerator in the contract.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Agent2Agent in 02125
Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in MA, answered:
Is it standard practice for agents to have a different set of commission rates depending on the type of business the relationship requires?
Yes, there are some agents/agencies that will negotiate their commissions and still provide full service (To sellers and buyer's) and there are also some agents that will offer lower co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Agent2Agent in Boston
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
John Souerbry answered:
What's your strategy for handling multiple offers for your listing?
I was in total agreement with Mack until his last sentence. I also have seller's sign off on the offer procedure by documenting it in the listing agreement.
But I'm one of the crazies ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Agent2Agent in 02135
Jeff Piggot, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Jeff Piggot answered:
What are your most effective marketing tools when selling a home?
My advice starts before you actually put it on the market. When the property hits the market it needs to be presented the absolute best way it can. I have a professional stager meet w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Agent2Agent in South Boston
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
What are the 3 hardest elements about working as a Realtor or Broker in todays market?
Having given this much thought . . .

1. Putting up with the second most common material in cat boxes.

The real estate brokerage community gets absolutely hammered in the press an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 28, 2013 Agent2Agent in Boston
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