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Gerard J. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard J. Carney answered:
What is the website you use the most for real estate?
My own website of course, would any good agent be using his own website the most!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 14, 2012 Tech Tips in West Hollywood
Joe Cusumano, Real Estate Pro in Riverside, CA
Joe Cusumano answered:
We bought a house in canyon country. It has an illegal (no permits on file) 2 room additions in the back. SCBS demands permits. Can I fight.?
You can but it will be very tough. Cities are hurting for money and this is one way to get some. If you had plans then you might be able to fight ti but with out them they are pretty mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 Tech Tips in Canyon Country
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Brenda Feria answered:
Who's using QR Codes and how are they working?
Craig, I have used the QR code for tours of my listings in my advertisements, but have not really received any calls because of it. It could be that it is just too new. Here in Richm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 14, 2011 Tech Tips in Los Angeles
Scott Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Scott Miller - REALTOR® answered:
Making Business Friends (connections)?
Hi Anthony. Creating a business page on FB will give you exposure which is the most important thing on earth when people are looking for your service. Sign up for FB and find the link ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 5, 2010 Tech Tips in Los Angeles County
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
Any Coldwell Banker Agent getting good Tech Support in their office even though they are using a MAC?
I have a mac... and am CB... but I get no tech support, because our network says they don't support the mac platform. so I'm on my own.

Fortunately, the mac is pretty much plug-and- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 30, 2010 Tech Tips in Los Angeles
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
we inhered a 3 BR 2 bath house in harbor city should we sell or rent
If you don't need the money, hire a good property mnagement company, collect the rent, enjoy the potential appreciation, and reap the rewards of another potential tax write off!
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Tech Tips in Harbor City
Dyanna, Real Estate Pro in California
Dyanna answered:
craigslist had a house for rent, owner claims to be in west africa, how can find out who is the current owner?
Please be very careful. A man was arrested today for posting home for rent ads on Craigslist. He would tell the renter the property was vacant, which it was because it was a foreclosur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 4, 2013 Tech Tips in 93536
Alex, Both Buyer and Seller in 91329
Alex asked:
Who are the best (toughest, most qualified, etc) home inspectors you recommend? I'm looking for ones that will service the San Fernando Valley.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2008 Tech Tips in Valley Village, San Fernando, CA
Oscar Espino…, Real Estate Pro in Colton, CA
Oscar Espinosa answered:
if anyone knows any sites that i may go on to look up houses for rent in Pomona,Ca or know of any available
Realtors like my self have access to MLS for rent listings.
Investors who want to rent out their properties list them with MLS system.
I'm local, Pomona is next door to me so I can p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2008 Tech Tips in Pomona, CA
Oscar Espino…, Real Estate Pro in Colton, CA
Oscar Espinosa answered:
need listings for houses available to rent in Pomona,Ca have been trying to find some locations and with very
Realtors like my self have access to MLS for rent listings.
Investors who want to rent out their properties list them with MLS system.
I'm local, Pomona is next door to me so I can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2008 Tech Tips in Pomona, CA
Laarni G. Om…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Laarni G. Omingo answered:
Can a broker use a lead acknowledgment and addendum document to keep a property?
Hi Viri,
I would rather you cross your Ts and dot your Is before you sign, esp. on a probate sale because they require more legal wranglings and I would really feel bad if you loose a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 30, 2008 Tech Tips in Los Angeles, CA
Terra Bruns, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Terra Bruns answered:
How do I find the name of a property owner? I live in No Ca and need to find the info of an address in So
contact me with the addy.... i will get it for you!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2008 Tech Tips in Pomona, CA
Rebecca Cham…, Real Estate Pro in Palos Verdes Estates,...
Rebecca Chambliss answered:
what kind of improvements will affect my property assessment LA county?
Any capital improvement that requires a permit from your city can trigger a reassement. Windows and insulation can actually get you a tax break (income not property.) However a kitche ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 7, 2008 Tech Tips in Culver City, CA
Ray Calnan, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Ray Calnan answered:
Can you legally convert a 5 unit apartment building into a 4 unit apartment building?
Jimmy,
Nothing in this world is impossible, just varying degrees of difficulty. The first thing I would do is to go to the City planning department and speak to someone in building and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 3, 2008 Tech Tips in Los Angeles, CA
Karen Miller,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, Signal H...
Karen Miller, Realtor answered:
What is the best way to get honest and accurate recent sales data? I've noticed that many of the recent sales
Brian,

The best way is to contact a local Realtor who will give you a thorough market analysis of the area you're interested in buying or selling.

Karen Miller
562-756-4144
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 15, 2008 Tech Tips in Los Angeles, CA
Fred Dawson, Real Estate Pro in San Pedro, Long Beach
Fred Dawson answered:
where can i find a list of all the open houses in one area?
Realtor.com is typically a good tool to locate Open Houses. Secondly, the area Newspaper usually has most of the Open Houses for a specific area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2008 Tech Tips in Long Beach, CA
Infinity Rea…, Real Estate Pro in Saratoga, CA
Infinity Realty Network answered:
I am looking for homes for rent in altadena
i suggest www.housingmaps.com good site for rentals.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 14, 2008 Tech Tips in 91001
Kent Palmer, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Kent Palmer answered:
Where can I find a list of goverment tax forclosure in California?
The County wil maintain that list. They are also required to publish the notice of intent to forclose. If you caontact the County Clerk's office, they will be able to tell you where it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2008 Tech Tips in La Mirada, CA
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Pam Winterbauer answered:
where can I get a list of sold homes for a particular neighborhood in los angles?
A local Realtor should be able to provide you with properties that sold in the area. Are you looking to do comps for the Beverly Center area?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2008 Tech Tips in Beverly Center, Los Angeles, CA
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Pam Winterbauer answered:
can i find out the name of person who reported me to buildling inspector?
Probably not. Complaints or calls to the building department can be very anonymous.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 4, 2008 Tech Tips in Los Angeles, CA
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