Unfortunately, we as an industry suck at communicating online. You have found the professionals here on Trulia. There is an old saying; 80% of our business is generated by 20% of our agents.
Congratulations! You have identified the 20%!
What u have to understand is this us Realtors who are internet savvy realize that you are most likely emailing multiple realtors (as that is how Trulia has set things up) and if we don't respond in the statistical 15 minutes, it is most likely you have in conversation with another, therefore, we consider it a lead lost. Further understand, that most of us arent' sitting in front of the computer 24/7, but rather are out on the road most of the time.
In addition, there are many Realtors that set their price point goal at about a certain price point. So if you are emailing the best of the best, a response to say an under $500k price point will be late in coming as the $500+ people take priority. This shouldn't be, but you have to consider that in today's market, Realtors have to gauge time spent in each price point.
Ok, I'm off my soap box. Hope my feedback will instill your confidence in Realtors.
Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate, ePro, SRES
GLORIA NILSON, REALTORS, REAL LIVING
732.606.2931 (Direct/Cell/ 24-7)
Sometimes you can be asking the right questions to the wrong agents or the wrong questions to the right agents. Trulia is a great platform for you to ask your questions and get professional answers so why not try posting your questions here first and you may even meet an agent here on Trulia that you would like to work with, develop a relationship with, and have all your questions answered by an agent who knows they are working for you.
To answer your other question, if its an owner financed deal, the realtor will still get his/her commission as long as the home is listed with a real estate agent. If its a for sale by owner then no commission is involved.
Hope that helps and good luck in connecting with an agent on Trulia in your area that, not only answer your questions but to also become your agent. A real estate agent provides so much more value than just answering your questions via email or via Trulia.
Good luck to you,
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1. Do realtors get commission on an owner financed deal? I seem to be getting no response to my inquiries about owner financing. ANSWER - YES Period.! Why Wouldn't a Realtor Get Paid if they put the deal together
2. Why don't Realtors answer legitimate questions about a home? I have emailed on dozens of homes and have received about 20% responses. What is the Question? ANSWER- If you have a legitimate question about a home, post it here you will surly get a legitimate answer.
Dawn Marie White
Crossroads Realty Inc
Crossroads Realty Sells more homes in Ocean County Than Any Other Realtor.
Sorry you are having such a hard time. Those agents give all us good agents a bad rap. Just remember who they are and steer clear of them.