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John Weber, Real Estate Pro in Levittown, NY
John Weber answered:
I see alot of foreclosures. Do you need to have any special training to get involved with the foreclosure market?
There are many differences associated with foreclosures that you should be aware of. Any training that you can obtain will make you a better agent. As an attorney who defends foreclos ... more
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Janet M. Nat…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin, NY
Janet M. Nation answered:
I don't have alot of experience with Condos. My question is which are more expensive upper units or lower? Is there a difference?
Not only the view, it's also going to depend on the condition of the unit; a judgement call like everything else in real estate.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 General Area in Bethpage
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
I'm sort of used to mortgages taking 6 to 8 weeks to go through. I'm hearing from a few peolle 3 weeks to close. Is this possible?
It's absolutely possible. But it depends on several things. I often run into scenarios were a homebuyer was unable to obtain a loan from their previous mortgage company. By the tim ... more
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Darrell D. D…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
I'm sort of used to mortgages taking 6 to 8 weeks to go through. I'm hearing from a few peolle 3 weeks to close. Is this possible?
See my answer in your duplicate question.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 11714
Lynn.pisani, Real Estate Pro in 11530
Lynn.pisani answered:
Hey everyone, It's been a while since my last post but I have a hypothetical question for anyone who cares to advise. If you leave a real
Your broker owns all the listings not you so when you leave....you leave them with the broker. You can always explain the family relationship and request a release from your broker. Sel ... more
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Ed Hodkinson, Real Estate Pro in 11714
Ed Hodkinson answered:
I was looking at getting involved in some bridal expo's in my area. My question to this gallery is first, what are some of your thoughts on that.
It's funny Gail as that is exactly what my wife said! That side of the argument does have it's points. Thank you very much for the kind words as I am always looking for new wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 18, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 11714
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
Does anyone out there know where to get the plastic door hanging knobs? I live in Nassau Country so anywhere here would be great!
Try contacting Sherri Gillespie, I am sure she can get them for you. I assume you want them custom printed. Here is her contact info:
Sherri Gillespie 516.623.5883...........te ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 2, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 11714
Joni Van Sta…, Real Estate Pro in 11237
Joni Van Stavern answered:
How long does it take to have the town of hempstead show in public records a change from 2 family to 1 family home once all issues have been resolved?
This varies by task, but usually mapping can process a simple split or combine between 1-4 weeks depending on the workload. It may take 3-6 months to be processed by the whole office. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 1, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 11714
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
How much value would you say an above ground pool and new PVC fence add to the value of a home?
You're an agent and you are asking us? Each market is different and it is hard for us to know your market. I know places where an above ground pool is looked at as almost offering ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 15, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 11714
Audrey Allis…, Real Estate Pro in Fairlawn, OH
Audrey Allison, Abr answered:
With the spring months coming up as a new agent I'm gearing up and getting ready to PROSPECT PROSPECT PROSPECT! Right now I'm very active
Ed, everything that you are doing works, I love the fact that you are using the social networks and the internet. Sending out e-cards has been very successful for me. If you need any ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
What else besides a inspection from a termite specialist can a person do to make sure that there has been no damage done to the insides of the house?
In our area, homeowners do not fill out the Property Condition Disclosures.

Absolutely bring in a home engineer inspection service; if you need a referral for some really good ones ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2011 General Area in 11714
Audrey Allis…, Real Estate Pro in Fairlawn, OH
Audrey Allison, Abr answered:
If I'm approaching an expired listing by phone. How do I check or should I say where do I go to check the Do Not Call List? Ed
www.donotcall.gov. This web site is very helpful. Do not become discouraged, expired listings are the greatest if you stick with them. Good Luck ED!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Ralph Windschuh answered:
I see alot about contacting FSBO's by door knocking and phone. Is there a forum to contact FSBO's via email. Ed
Hey Ed, Welcome to the biz and good luck! Face to face is always the most effective way of prospecting for FSBOs and/or expireds. Keep it up! Learn your scripts! Have a plan - i.e., ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 21, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in Nanuet, NY
Allan Erps answered:
I keep reading that I should focus my marketing toward a certain group of buyers (ie first time home buyers). Should you not market to everyone?
Anyone and EVERYone! You need to meet and greet all. This is a people business and you learn many things from diverse cultures, ages etc. Best of Luck!!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 19, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in Nanuet, NY
Allan Erps answered:
So far in my few months in real estate I've had 3 buyers that I'm working with. My question to everyone is when looking up school districts
Good answers below, Anna's answer is entirely accurate. Unless the Buyer tells you specifically what they want tell them you can try to arrange meetings with any administrators the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 19, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
I was thinking to myself what our business is all about. I always come back to one word...REFERRALS. I wanted to see what the opinions are out there
I believe it is a % of a Realtos practice HOWEVER I would never "bank roll" on it

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michae ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 19, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Joseph Brown, Real Estate Pro in Nassau, NY
Joseph Brown answered:
Well this weekend I'm taking my 1st client to see a house. They really like the house and Im hoping that they want to make an offer on it as I
You did say "client" so I will assume you entered into a buyer broker agreement with the buyer. Do come prepared and show comps to negotiate the best price for your buyer.
If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 22, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
So as I sit at home and finish my FSBO direct mail campaign I was trying to think of other ways to potentially add to my SOI. I was thinking about
Rather than asking such a question on this forum, have you considered a discussion with your broker owner... if not consider the idea, that's what they get paid for, and he/she ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 17, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
Tom Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Tom Ryan answered:
Can anyone give me some good ideas on trying to tap the FSBO market? What are some good "ice breakers".?
Ed, there is no magic bullet. The best way is to knock on the door and introduce yourself. Ask if you can bring a buyer to see the home. See if you can get a phone number with permi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 16, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
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What kind of training in NY do you need to be a MLO or a mortgage broker?
Hey Ed,
In answer to your question now that the Nation Wide Mortgage Lisc. System is in place it makes it easy to see what LO's are qualified and what the necessary qualifications ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 9, 2011 General Area in Bethpage
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