Having a misdemeanor on your record shouldn't preclude you from obtaining a real estate license. If there are multiple offenses, then that may be another story. The department of real estate is predominantly concerned with moral turpitude.
Here is a link to view a questionnaire that you will need to complete when either apply for a new license or renewal of an existing license: http://www.re.state.az.us/Lic/Forms/Form_LI-214-LI-244_Disciplinary_Actions_Disclosure.pdf
As a new licensee with a misdemeanor, you will also need to complete this form: http://www.re.state.az.us/Lic/Forms/Form_LI-400_Disclosure_Document_Checklist.pdf
There is no "best" but there are many reputable companies. Some are smaller and some have worldwide and of course country wide offices. You need to go to various offices in the town you are interested in and speak with the various managers. Your choices will become much clearer after that.... more
This is not the fist episode of this scenario. I experienced the same situation about two weeks ago. It conicidentally was over the weekend and it kept me out of active trulia Q & A for over a day before it was corrected.
On the positive side, they have improver the "spam" issue. It's not eliminated but tolerable at this point.
I've read through this entire thread and I'm curious if those of you who actually tried this service created (or had someone create for you) a custom ad to upload? Or did you go with their standard ad? It seems to me the standard format doesn't feature any compelling reason for someone to click it. A custom designed ad that indicates how you're different from everyone else, or what you do that no one else does would increase clicks substantially. And of course you also need a great landing page, or you probably won't hear from them.... more
Buying is a better option than leasing especially if they intend to sell the home down the line. Many people are looking to install solar panels somewhere other than the roof when possible--easier to keep them clean and no issues when the roof needs servicing.... more
Usually the disclosures are given to a prospective buyer before an offer is written. In our area we mostly have to have the disclosures read and signed and submitted with an offer. I guess the question here is why did the seller's agent wait until after you had a ratified contract.... more
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 need to have an office close to your home or plan on working out of the office.
Note current licensing law now requires enhanced supervision for new licensees, but the level of that supervision probably varies from firm to firm. And beware of the education you receive after getting your license. A lot of clock hour courses are so bad that they are dangerous.... more
First and foremost build a strong internet presence. Do something everyday to build it--blog consistently and participate in Q & A forums like this one. It will create a pipeline of business that can't be matched any other way.... more
My advice is to not take on more hats than you're qualified for! Unless you are also a CPA, or a financial advisor that is privy to all their other financial information, I just don't see that you are in the position to advise them about flipping, when you don't know whether they have the knowledge, experience or funds to flip, especially if they're out of state. All you can do is provide a range of properties in their locale of interest and let them do their homework themselves. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a letter from them in two years complaining that their "investment" didn't appreciate to the level you said it would!!!... more
Generally I only do refreshments for Broker Opens, but have found that a nice bowl of candy strategically placed next to your supply of business cards and flyers AND the guest book works best for me!... more