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Stephane Cha…, Real Estate Pro in 85085
Stephane Chartier answered:
What of type is vendor list and/or resources do you provide for your clients?
I usually provide access to a few of my best contacts, mortgage, appraiser, inspectors, etc like most agents do. Trying to stay impartial.
I also provide a link for utilities service ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Agent2Agent in 20815
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
since most agents are self employed would it be a good idea to incorporated themselves as a LLC?
Chat first with your attorney and discuss asset protection.
At some point you WILL be acquiring real estate creating greater need for this shield.

If your future involves working cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Agent2Agent in 20815
Lisa Foster, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Lisa Foster answered:
Because banks will hold large check amounts, how do agents deposits their commission checks without it being on hold for a extended period of time?
Certainly check with your bank, depending on the balance you carry in your account is more than likely the determining factor.
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2014 Agent2Agent in 20814
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Greenwood Village, CO
Christopher Crosby answered:
P/T Oppty Suggestions?
Lots of marketing opportunities if you have experience in that! Also doing lead follow-up, farming, etc.
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Agent2Agent in Silver Spring
Pat and Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat and Steve Pribisko answered:
How do local real estate agents feel about using out of state lenders? Even ones with a good online reputation.
We recommend that our Buyers use loan officers from local banks. If they have any issues before or after the loan has closed, they have the opportunity to meet directly with a local l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Agent2Agent in Bethesda
Wayne Christ…, Real Estate Pro in North Bethesda, MD
Wayne Christopher answered:
I'm looking for useful websites to add to my monthly newsletter that my clients may find helpful. Any suggestions?
This is the best one. Let them know I sent you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Agent2Agent in 20832
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Do you get alot out of broker opens?
Dear Al,
I love broker open for giving the property as much exposure to the buyer agents that are active as possible. It is also helpful to get the price feedback and suggestions the o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Agent2Agent in Silver Spring
Greg Myers, Real Estate Pro in 21771
Greg Myers answered:
How's the market in your part of the world (Townhouse in Gaithersburg MD)?
J. Mario Preza,

Our market bottomed out this spring and prices are rising. Townhomes that show well in most area's
are selling in under 1 week and if the home is located in a desir ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Agent2Agent in Gaithersburg
Jo Soss, Real Estate Pro in Bremerton, WA
Jo Soss answered:
Can seller or seller agent call your buyer directly?
I would discuss this with your Broker in Charge. This could be an ethics violation if it was the agent, if the seller - well, they are not bound by our rules and regs. Was nice you bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 26, 2012 Agent2Agent in 20877
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Should agents demand the difference between what the buyer agrees to pay and the commission a seller pays?
Demand. I'm not sure I would use that term.
However, I need the buyer to understand if they are tempted to purchase one of the many $30,000 condos in this area that a new set of r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 25, 2011 Agent2Agent in Montgomery County
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Is there any reason why the listing agents on this site not to give their full information with their listings?
Marty, that a excellent response. You've captured the relationship and association between the exploring home buyer and real estate agent in a beautifully comprehensive manner.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2011 Agent2Agent in Silver Spring
Brian Gormley, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, MD
Brian Gormley answered:
I would like to open a discussion with DC-Metro agents regarding their success on short sale listings?
Ay! So sorry to hear of your experience. Escalating files to a VP or other senior manager is usually the way to go when the negotiator you have tells you no. The value and specific f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 13, 2011 Agent2Agent in Bethesda
Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Brent Mendelson answered:
Expanding on a question another lender asked. Do realtors have a preference for either a mortgage banker or a mortgage broker? Pros and cons to both.

Generallly meant a local loan officer but direct with say Wells or Suntrust. Or one of the smaller banks like me.

Agreed generally. Five years ago that wasn't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 7, 2011 Agent2Agent in Rockville
Manu Kapoor, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Manu Kapoor answered:
Can a Realtor/Real Estate Agent refund a portion of their commission from a closing back to their client that just closed?
A realtor may reduce his commission at the clossing reflecting on the HUD1, but i agree with JOE that no other individual than a licensed professional can recieve a real estate commiss ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Agent2Agent in 20904
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
Do you schedule your open houses around local sporting events like NFL and College Basketball games? Do you believe your traffic is affected by NFL?
Thanks for all of the GREAT answers.

Good Luck -

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia

0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 9, 2010 Agent2Agent in Potomac
Daniel Johns…, Real Estate Pro in Mitchellville, MD
Daniel Johnson answered:
What impact do you think the ICC will have on area home values & rental market?
Definitely think the backyards that have the ICC running through it will see the biggest decline. I do think however that it could cause an influx in development as things become more a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Agent2Agent in 20866
Nancy Doyle…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Nancy Doyle 239-209-2237 answered:
SARASOTA, FLORIDA REFERRAL A neighbor in Potomac, Maryland has asked me for a referral to a Real Estate Pro in Sarasota.
Best of Luck Gerard! Keep me in mind if they decide to go a little more south. We moved here from Maryland, my Husband grew up in Potomac Falls.

Have a great day,

Nancy Do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 9, 2010 Agent2Agent in 20854
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Under what circumstances is it acceptable to release (Fire) a client that you have been assisting.
Well, sarcasm is a great invitation to get fired by anybody. I think that falls into Annette's, "Respect and Honor."

While the official policy of the Real Estate Profe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2010 Agent2Agent in 20854
Imogene Thom…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Imogene Thomas,CRS,GRI,ABR answered:
I have a two bedroom condo thats been listed since Oct. 2008. The owners relocated out of state and they're
Hello, I have sold and closed several short sales. The owner contacts their Lender and requests, in writing, a short sale package. They fill out all of the paperwork and include a very ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2009 Agent2Agent in Montgomery County
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