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Thinking about becoming a Real Estate Agent as a post-military career.
I'm currently serving in the US Navy with five years left on my contract, and I'm considering becoming a Real Estate agent at the end of my tour. I've read a lot of things online, including posts and…
Can anyone refer me to a good, inexpensive roofer?
It is very frustrating to call contractors only to get the run around. I am looking for a good roofer. If anyone has any good ones................let me know. Thanks
Has anyone had any experience with using AdWerx to advertise and promote their real estate web site?
I've been looking for reviews and feedback and can't find anything.
What happened to the quality of trulia inquiries? So few ever respond after I email them with the information they've requested.
"Hi, I found your listing on Trulia and would like to find out more about this property. Please let me know when you are available for a viewing. Thank you. " I get this a lot, but even when I follow…
Why Are My Daily Point Talleys All Over The Place From Day To Day?
Can anyone explain to me why these points vary from day to day. As you can see when I started tracking my daily Voices Activity I started out with 81,043 points and it's been bouncing around and gradually…
Anyone in the Amherst, NH area had any success with Trulia buyer leads?
I am looking into it, but hoping someone in this part of NH has had some experience and can tell me if it is worth the money or not. Thanks a lot.
Anyone looking to become a listing machine?
It's not easy being a real estate agent in this town, and there are so many methods of prospecting, and keeping accountable, but what are the best systems and programs? What are the best avenues for marketing?…
I am a new Real estate salesperson looking to hang my license with a quality and trusted broker in the Las Vegas area.
I don't want to pay extra fees and take extra training where it is not needed, I have family in the industry and have been associated with real estate for years. Im also getting my license in Utah and…
Does anyone have feedback regarding InboxRealEstateLeads.com ? I have purchased two leads from them over the last year and both appear to be dead
ends The leads cost $25 each and they gave me credit on a few other leads that did not pan out, but every time a new lead comes up it seems very questionable. When I send an email to them requesting how…
What are your thoughts on homes with solar panels?
Just looking for general agent thoughts on homes with solar panels? Do benefits of reduced electrical costs outweight the aesthetics of them on the roof - a front roof for example? They seem to be popping…
What can I expect from my broker?
Hi, I recently passed my CA salesperson exam and plan to start full time in the new year. I will be starting with Keller Williams because of the extensive training they offer. However, I am completely…
Blogging problems?
The past week Dec 8 to Dec 15 I have encountered the following error consistently. Is it local, regional, national of is it just me? This page can't be displayed. Contact support for additional information. Session…
Seeking BPO in Terrell, Texas
Seeking Agent/Broker to complete interior/exterior BPO for property under contract in Terrell, Texas. Property is occupied so I will provide tenant contact info and standard FNMA BPO form. BPO agent will…
New Licensed Agent Needs Advice
Newly licensed agent employed with a non-mls office. During the interview process I was told that trainings will be conducted on how to sell Hud homes ect. Now, I'm discovering that I'm on…
How long after passing your exam did it take to get your license?
I submitted a combination application for the test and license and it took them almost two months to get a letter and exam date. I finally got to take the exam today and I passed! Hoping that the license…
Which company offers the best exam prep for the CA salesperson's exam? Also, are the weekend crash courses even worth it if you studied the
courses? I'm looking to start at a commercial real estate brokerage in January and absolutely cannot fail the exam. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Does anyone have a good recommendation for a reliable sewer scope company in the Denver metro area?
Looking for someone affordable, but also professional: shows up on time, cleans up after themselves, and knows the difference between a slight inconsequential offset , and real problem that needs repair.
I have a few friends that are asking for my help to find finding them properties.
I'm currently waiting to take my CA real estate exam and I have two friends that want me to be their agent as soon as I get my license. (One buyer, one seller) I've been studying like crazy and am hoping…
What are some of the best questions to ask sellers prior to listing their home?
Aspiring RE Salesperson, creating a questionnaire for potential sellers in an effort to provide a standardized listing experience to all clients.
How many times do you call and/or email an internet lead that won't respond to any of your calls or emails?
I often get internet leads from the internet. I make every attempt to call/email them back immediately, unless I'm in a meeting or driving. The majority of times they do not answer the phone, return…
Has anybody else been getting bothered by Marketers trying to sell you Lead Feeds?
Last night I had somebody from somebody using my profile to contact me try to get me to sign up for some lead feed service. I told the person not to bother me again. Has anybody else gotten this?
What do you think about Hubzu, formerly GoHoming?
I have had nothing but bad experiences with this company. I can't ever get a live person on the phone when I call. And what is up with their "Buyer's Premium" fees and "Technology" fees?! It's gonna' cost…
I am a fairly new real estate agent and need help..
I recently got my license, activated it and got my MLX lots of money invested.. I signed on with a brokerage that supposedly has one of the best training's out there but all they have told me is to…
What to do? Seller dumps artwork into the dumpster, you retrieve it, he gets ticked off and tells you to get rid of it, later you discover it's value
You are getting a home ready for sale. The deceased owner has 53 years of art, antiques, jewelry, both costume jewelry and valuable heirlooms. The family member/seller spends months sifting through the…
Has anyone tried RedX or Landvoice? They both claim that they provide FSBOs, Expired, & Pre-Foreclosure leads based on their up-to-date databases.
The monthly cost doesn't seem high for either and it seems like these sources would be real time/money savers since I wouldn't need to drive around and knock on doors to prospect for new listing…
How come I see one exactly the same blog posted 10-15 times in a row?
if I scroll down the same blog/post is repeated numerous times, once I counted 20 times the same blog was posted, what is that?
Why Do Sellers Say Crazy Things Like This?
I will be speaking someone over the phone who is thinking about selling (or in person at a first meeting) and they'll saying things like, "Well houses in this area are selling for about $260k and we put…
How do I get BPO work with no BPO experience?
I asked a question similar to this a few weeks ago and two RE agents recommended REO prep.com and Equator. Both of these sites require a fee for each zip code you would like to cover. Is this the best…
Oregon Real Estate Broker exam
In regards to the Oregon Real Estate exam, has anyone bought/used the PSI National Affiliate Broker Practice Exam=$20 and was the practice exam questions pretty similar to the real exam: http://lea…
Does anyone know Trulia's algorithm for the order the list agents in an area?
It doesn't seem to be transactions # or Trulia user rating or PRO or VIP or even the alphabet.
I represented a client leasing a property from another broker. I have not yet received my commission check, it's been over 30 days. What can I do?
Well over 30 days since the lease/contract was executed Broker won't respond to emails or phone calls Listing agreement was for 30% commission on lease
Transportation in NYC (specifically the UWS, Morningside Hts & Inwood)
Hello all, Does anyone have experience utilizing Uber as a means of transporting clients to and from showings? Also, please feel free to share details regarding any other car service which you've…
Is Anyone Having Any Difficulty Navigating Trulia Nowadays?
Since Trulia no longer sends notifications to its member/contributors I'm finding it exceedingly more difficult to navigate the platform. Can anyone explain to me how to find new questions. I've…
Tenant Screening Vendors
Looking for additional vendors for screening tenant applications in California (credit, criminal background). Anyone have a good vendor to recommend? (Currently using Transunion SmartMove and CBA)
What is your biggest challenge with blogging on here on Trulia?
What is your favorite blogging platform for real estate and why?
How reasonable is it to make 100-200k in real estate, what time frame can you expect to get there?
In the past year I've worked in telephone sales and have done pretty well for myself. I'm young and in my first year working will probably make around 50k this year in overall income. The 2nd…
Very Disturbing Situation, would you have done the same thing?
I had an interview/listing Presentation with a person that was selling her home in a highly desirable area. Bottom line: she made racist statements about certain potential buyers. When I cautioned her…
Property manager/Listing Agent
I have a client with property in Sedona that they are looking to sell and/or rent. Any recommendations?
Referral fees?
When you give a referral, do you ask for a percentage of the gross commission or a percentage of that particular agents commission? For instance, if I'm giving a referral and asking for 25%, what…
What Characteristics Do You think Makes For A Good Agent? Listing Agent or Buyers Agent...
Where your office is located doesn't tell the whole story, where you live doesn't ensure that you know the city, just because you may spend thousands a month for advertising doesn't mean…
Any agents having trouble getting credit for Buyer side transactions on Trulia?
Are any of you agents also having difficulty being given credit on Trulia for the homes you represented the Buyer on? Yes I've entered in the address of sold listing however 80% can't be located and I've…
Any tips, for someone who just passed the state exam, on how to go about finding a broker to affiliate with?
I just passed my state exam this morning! Whew, glad that's over! Now i'm in the process of moving from Savannah, Ga to Smyrna, Ga. I know there's probably a million brokers in the Atlanta area so how…
Have any of you had any luck using zbuyer to get listings?
I have been getting calls from zbuyer wanting me to sign up for their monthly home seller leads. Has anyone used them??? What were the results???
What green or eco-friendly changes improve the value of a home? Share your top 3 tips and interesting stories.
Any 'hands-on' experiences? Interesting tips that seem a bit quirky yet eco-friendly? Share!
Do you have a favorite pest inspector that you like to use?
I saw about 10 different pest inspectors this year. The range it quality was disappointing. Any pest inspectors in the greater Walnut Creek area or Lamorinda area that you would trust to do your mother's…
Does anyone have a good commercial lender that they would like to refer me to ?Thanks in advance!
Looking for someone responsive, and I no longer have a good commercial lender to refer out to. Have a client currently looking to do a SBA loan. Thanks !
property taxes that more than doubled.
Does anyone know of a program for folks that cannot afford their mortgage payment ?
as an licensed agent do i have to join the realtors association of mass where i live in order to work in real
As a licensed agent and working in a real estate office do i have to join the realtors association of mass where i live. It just does not seem like they do very much for you and the cost is down right…
Realtor(R) in Scottsdale, Az will be hanging my California Lic with Homesmart in HB, which OCAR membership is for?
I plan on referring my California leads to an agent in the area, I need MLS access for my RE website in California, will not show or write contracts on properties. I do plan on moving to the area later…
I'm interested in becoming a hard money lender primarily with rehabs, flips, etc...I've done a lot of reading
on the subject and am looking to get my feet wet starting small( $10,000-50,000) until I feel comfortable with larger amounts. Can anyone direct me to any brokers, real estate attorneys familiar with this…
exam help in new jersey. i have taken it three times so far:
I have taken the exam three times now, and have come extremely close to passing. 3 points away. It's very discouraging to be so close and not get it. I study a lot, what else can I do to pass?
Why am I not receiving all my points for all the views I'm getting on my blogs?
When I log onto my "Your activity points to-date" and Receive blog page views 55,851 55,851 pts I'm clearly not Manage My Blog Date Title Comments Status Views 11/26/2014 “Is Anyone Having Any…
Is anyone having difficulty getting only one page of answers on the Q/A platform?
For some reason I'm only getting the same few answers I've been getting for months. When I hit the prompt to advance to the next page nothing happens.
Some REALTORS work from home, some REALTORS work at the office which is better?
For me, I prefer being in a big office Prudential CA Realty. The reason why is that no matter how many years I have been in this business...the market always changes...and I like the feedback I get from…
MY company advertising my listing and charging a referal fee for the leads???
I have been an agent for a year. I recently got my first couple listings. I went to put my listings on Craigslist and noticed they were already on there but not with my phone number but rather my broker/owner…
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