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Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary L. Krismer answered:
What are some of the better Real Estate Companies in Seattle for a new agent to join?
One thing to consider is whether the firm allows you to transmit documents to be submitted to the firm via email, fax or an online service like Skyslope. If you can't, then you will ne ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jul 11, 2014 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Jay Taylor, Other/Just Looking in Santa Ana, CA
Jay Taylor answered:
Did where you received your pre-license education make a difference in starting your real estate career?
I would suggest you to go for a mix of both- online as well as regular classes for the course. Apart from these you will need to learn from other agents and gain knowledge and experienc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Christopher Watkins answered:
I am a Realtor in the Houston area, and my husband and I were considering moving to Seattle. I was wondering how is the RE market there?
Charlese,

I hope all is well in Texas today! If you do make it out here...WELCOME! On the lenders side I can tell you that business is picking up quite a bit. I am sending out Pre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Bill Dunger, Real Estate Pro in Tacoma, WA
Bill Dunger answered:
Who knows of a lender who can do conventional, non owner occupied loans on condos in Seattle?
here is what we look for

1. Strong borrower. 700+ credit usually
2. Strong property. Need to know why non-warrantable
3. Income – Low DTI – need to be under 45% back end
4. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Agent2Agent in 98133
Carmen Brode…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Carmen Brodeur- Top 1% Realtor answered:
What are your strategies and scripts to get visitors to open houses sign the guest log?
There are some great approaches on here.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Agent2Agent in Seattle
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
Does anyone knows how to get in contact with a Fannie Mae Asset Manager ?
FNMA generally does not manage their own assets. At least they didn't when I was doing REO a few years ago. Look to some of the larger asset management companies that have contracts wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 26, 2013 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Fun client gifts?
The "fun" element takes the topic of client gifts to a whole new level. We try very hard to offer meaningful gifts that people can relate to. The standard bottle of wine, champagne, or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 22, 2013 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Mel Wagner,…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Mel Wagner, Principal Broker, ePRO answered:
Does anyone have suggestions for an email signature implementing social media links?
Hi Aaron,

Sorry it wouldn't work with Godaddy. Good to know as I have quite a few things with Godaddy. The other place I am having issues with the Retaggr is getting it to wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary L. Krismer answered:
I just passed my exam and am now debating how to select a broker to sign with as a new agent ... windermere or john l scott. Any advice?
This is a very old question from 2010 which got bumped, but I'll add my two cents for someone else looking in the future.

For new agents this task is a lot harder than for agents wan ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 22, 2013 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Becoming a real estate agent - Seattle, WA
Robert,
It seems you have an excellent 'critical' mix of skills that can prove to be overwhelmingly beneficial in the development of a real estate business. Be fully aware, you WILL BE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 16, 2012 Agent2Agent in Seattle
The Cascade…, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
someone recommend a small boutique office or attorney's office where a realtor can hang their license and pay lower fees?
Come see us at www.TheCascadeTeam.com

Real Estate Employment Opportunities
With The Cascade Team

Your invited to take part in changing the way residential real estate is being ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Karen Mcknig…, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Karen Mcknight answered:
how long do I have to wait after getting a new job before I can be approved for a home loan?
Hi Mimm,

In general, you need two pay stubs. However, you must be working in the same career / type of job for two years. I can refer you to an excellent, very knowledgeable lender ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 12, 2012 Agent2Agent in Seattle
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Where should I advertise for hiring a field agent who works on an hourly basis?
In our area we have many brokers who are attorneys and have offered combined sales and legal services for many years. Best of luck!
Best place to advertise for hourly agents is on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
B of A short sales...are they still requiring sellers to be on the market for 60 to 90 days before they will accept a less than full price offer?
I've never known BOA to require a property to be on the market for that long to consider a less than full price offer. The important thing is to get that offer -- and if it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 9, 2012 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Vkhomes, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Vkhomes answered:
The revised 22SS: what would be a better buyer strategy since the Seller continues to market and take other offers?
You've all been very helpful. Thank you. Now if you can help shed light on the most recent event: my buyer made an offer for $30K under the list price, because that's what com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 21, 2011 Agent2Agent in Seattle
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Voices Member answered:
I've heard a "RUMOR" that Bank of America has pulled out from backing FHA 203K rehab loans. Anyone else hear of this?
I believe the root of this may be tied to select correspondent lenders both locally and on the national level.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 11, 2011 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Patrick Beri…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Patrick Beringer answered:
Has anyone tried www.realestateschool.org for classes?
RockwellInstitute.com

Since this thing wants 25 characters or more, let me repeat. Rockwell Institute. dot com.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 28, 2011 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Natasha Ande…, Real Estate Pro in 98004
Natasha Anderson answered:
I am starting out in Real Estate Investment in Residential and Commercial Properties and Looking for experienced Realtors who can work with me .
Hi Joni,

If your interested in investing, there is an event that I think would be really valuable for you to attend. There will be other investors there and Real Estate Brokers who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 10, 2011 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Craig Blackm…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Craig Blackmon answered:
Buffini Coaching agent wanted for a buyer $500-$700K. They want agents help with closing costs. -
I have no idea what a "Buffini Coaching" agent is. However, I am a lawyer as well as a real estate broker. I provide true, exclusive buyer representation in my capacity as a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 25, 2011 Agent2Agent in Seattle
Geoff Hill, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Geoff Hill answered:
Fellow real estate pros, I need some advice about work/live properties.
Jirius, I agree completely and Chad, thanks so much for the info on the West Seattle projects; embarrassed to say I hadn't noticed them, considering my brokerage is within a a few ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Agent2Agent in Seattle
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