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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
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 2, 2013 General Area in Bethpage
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
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…, Other/Just Looking 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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Voices Member answered:
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
EmpoweredBuy…, Real Estate Pro in Bethany, OH
EmpoweredBuyer.com Buyer Rebate 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?
EmpoweredBuyer.com rewards internet home buyers while helping agents grow their business. We're filling a growing niche for savvy agents and savvy buyers. Feel free to check us o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 14, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Richard L. S…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Richard L. Sanderson answered:
Where can I find commercial real estate that has not been on MLS or is either in foreclosure or short sale?
Ed:

Back when I first started appraising commercial and industrial property in the early 1970's we didn't have listing services like CoStar and Loop.net. We used to just d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 1, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Ed Hodkinson, Real Estate Pro in 11714
Ed Hodkinson answered:
I'm putting together a neighborhood newsletter. Can anyone out there suggest any FREE clip art sites to get some graphics?
Thanks Arlynn! This is going to be a newsletter via mail. When I have the finished product I will be sure to email you a copy.

Thanks again for the ideas!

Ed
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 30, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Century 21 P…, Real Estate Pro in 11758
Century 21 Prevete/Bastone answered:
I need some ideas on where to pursue for sale by owners, Where is a good place to look?
I am sure that your broker/owner/manager will have all the answers you need. They probably are the local FSBO experts and will give you all you need.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 24, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn 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?
Good Luck!

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Serving Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia
301-651-8600
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 15, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn 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?
Ed -

I use BLOGGER for my website. It is free - and easy to use. Blog is in left column and links and info is in the right column. Down side is it does not have an IDX feature fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 15, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com 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
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 14, 2010 General Area in Bethpage
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