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Century 21 P…, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Century 21 Prevete/Bastone answered:
Closing process in New York State
Check with the agent you are using Upstate. They will give all of the details.
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier 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
Comps are key. See what percentage of asking price they sold for and come up with an offer based on that. But if your buyers are asking for seller concessions (like closing costs), then ... more
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Lisa Branden…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Mitchell, KY
Lisa Brandenburg 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
most local companies have an agent they work with- in KY- there are several Realtors that have most of that business- but it can't hurt to ask- and maybe the first few deals end ... more
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Century 21 P…, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Century 21 Prevete/Bastone answered:
What kind of training in NY do you need to be a MLO or a mortgage broker?
Ed - do you want to sell houses or mortgages? Remember the phrase: Jack of all trades - master of none!
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Gita Bantwal, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal 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?
Yes you should market to every one.You should also try to find a niche to specialize in like first time buyers ,seniors etc. When you have a listing you market the property by describin ... more
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Nirmala Cara…, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Nirmala Caraballo answered:
Are there any places on the internet to prospect? I realize having a website can achieve this, but is there anything else to pursue?
Dear Ed,

Beside Trulia, I have also found that more buyers are utilizing other tools to locate properties and agents such as Facebook, Twitter, ActiveRain, Blockstopper, Zillow, Redf ... more
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Ed Barski &…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Ed Barski & Michele Katinsky answered:
Where can I find commercial real estate that has not been on MLS or is either in foreclosure or short sale?
You can start with loop.net or costar.com
These are the two main sources for commercial listings. Short sales generally will be on the mls as well as foreclosures.
-Ed
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Arlynn B. Pa…,  in Roslyn Heights, NY
Arlynn B. Palmer answered:
I'm putting together a neighborhood newsletter. Can anyone out there suggest any FREE clip art sites to get some graphics?
Hi Ed,

Try:

www.1clipart.com; www.free-clipart.net;
office.microsoft.com/en-us/images;
www.free-clip-art.com;
www.free-graphics.com;
classroomclipart.com
These should be ... more
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Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
I need some ideas on where to pursue for sale by owners, Where is a good place to look?
Hey Ed....there are a dozen websites set up for FSBO's, as well as "on-line" newspaper ads. Also, make sure to use different streets to go to the same places...look for ... more
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Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
To piggyback my previous question, are there any real estate business plan FREE how to's on the web?
You profile doesn't list your Broker affiliation. I'm with Keller Williams and our company has an annual business planning meeting with excel spread sheets. We just finishe ... more
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Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
As I start my real estate career at C21, what is the most important thing I shoild be doing? Also, any suggestions on how to do it?
Take advantage of C21's online training programs, tell your friends/relatives/sphere of influence that you're a Realtor, and select a farm area to prospect. And a good Spell- ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can anyone recommend a FREE place for me to create a website? I want to include links on it as well as my blog. Any thoughts?
Try the online Wordpress at http://www.wordpress.com or Blogger at http://www.blogger.com. Both are primarily blog sites--at least they started that way--but I know plenty of people who ... more
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Lucy Korzeli…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Lake, NJ
Lucy Korzelius answered:
Can anyone recommend any Twitter pages to follow in regards to real estate?
RealEstateLu has real estate news, area information and other interesting tidbits about real estate and home living.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Discount Rea…,  in Murrieta, CA
Discount Realty answered:
I see alot of foreclosures. Do you need to have any special training to get involved with the foreclosure market?
Are you asking as an agent or buyer? Either way, the asnwer would probably be yes. "Training" may not be the ideal word here. I would replace that with "education.&quo ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How effective is print media vs internet media in marketing?
The question's too broad.

Depends on what you're marketing. It depends on how well you can target your audience. It depends on what the message is.

It also depends on ho ... more
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Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
What are some ways that I can check out my neighborhood before I become a real estate agent? Open houses?
What exactly is it that you want to check out that would impact becoming a Realtor?

I am a broker and would be happy to discuss the topic with you...it is an investment of time and m ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I noticed alot of real estate agents (at least the very sucessful ones) are very involved with there communities. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Why not consider joining any local civic group, such as the Rotary, Lions, Elks, etc., they are a force for good in all communities.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 16, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Robert Suarez, Real Estate Pro in Toms River, NJ
Robert Suarez answered:
If I'm begining my real estate career on a part time basis, how many hours a week should I put in?
The answer is not how many hrs but how many leads. Put in as many hrs as you need to generate leads or appointments . If you do 1 Hrs every day calling fsbo or expired listings you will ... more
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Cathy Catale…, Real Estate Pro in staten island, NY
Cathy Cataletto answered:
Should I begin focusing my prospecting mostly on my own town at first or spread out to all towns. Where should most of my efforts be?
Sorry Ed, would love to give you my opinion, but what is it that you're trying to accomplish. Are you a buyer, seller or agent?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 9, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Affordable House in decent areas of LI?
Yo have many great choices, feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to send you any information needed and customized to suit your needs at no cost or obligation.

Anna
... more
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