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Broker Asks for Confidential Information About Your Clients' Off Market Listings. Do You Think This is Ridiculous?
Just received an email drip from a broker just down the road from me, wants all information on my "off Market" listings....Additionally tells me to Give him all info on any "FUTURE" off market listings.....This…
What Do You Do When Someone Requests a Free CMA To Be Used For Lawyers?
I basically am curious to see how other agents work when this sort of thing comes up. I have had people call me stating that their lawyer said to call an agent for a free CMA to be used in divorce cases.…
What are your suggestions for posting a real estate ad to attract attention from clients?
Such as what key words to use, this is mainly regarding rentals
Your dream management team is?
What do you think are most important traits / habits that a sales / rental manager should possess? What do you wish your managers did?
Seller has a withdrawn contract, wants out, wants me to list. What do I do?
I have buyers interested in a home that's Withdrawn. been on the market 275 days. The woman says she would like to sell, but not with her previous agent who said manipulated her into signing a 1 year contract…
Good Morning All! I have been working with a buyer since August of last year. We have written a few offers but no luck with them sticking,
I finally thought I was going to write a full price offer today and at the last minute my buyer has changed her mind. She has done this before. I am very frustrated and have doubts that she will ever…
Found out yesterday tenants mom is at his home with a dog. No dogs allowed. What would you do?
I found out tenant has mom at his home with her dog. No dogs allowed. Do I need to serve him a cure to quit. Can I serve the notice. How does reinspection process work? Do I have to set an appt. What if…
To My Fellow Realtors: Why should the tenant pay the fee?
This is one of the things in our industry that just baffles me. When we list a home for sale, we are doing a job for the seller....getting the home sold. The seller pays our commission. It used to work…
Listing presentation for a Historical Home
I've been asked to give a listing presentation on short notice on a home that is considered "Historic". It is a luxury property as well. Are there any places to look up information on the…
Have you noticed the new spammer techniques?
In addition to the never ending s*t*r*e*a*m*i*n*g posts, the spammers have smartened up a bit and started posting questions that might just slip by. Today I found: I find a house in NY Who is best…
Do any of you get any noteworthy customer activity on the Trulia blogs, either by direct contact or referred visits to your main blog/site?
They seem really annoying to wade through, especially with so many agents "machine gun posting" multiple blogs in a row on basically the same topic (i.e. market reports/statistics.)
Has anyone actually got a quality lead from Trulia?
so far what they calls leads have been a waste of time
Is the seller liable if he didn't disclose a bad odor coming from the next door neighbor through the AC system?
A friend of mine bought a condo about 6 months ago. After moving in he realized that next door lives a hoarder, heavily smoking in the house living in filthy condition with many cats; The neighbors told…
How do you stay in contact with your past clients?
We all have past buyers and sellers that we'd like to keep as clients. But knowing how to keep in communication with them has always been a struggle for me. I send monthly newsletters or recipe cards and…
Why is TRULIA so useless??? I have emailed and called them over 10 times about a problem with a listing and they have never returned a call or email.
I am so feed up with Trulia! And they had the nerve to come to our convention trying to get agents to BUY leads from them. Really??? Buy my own leads from a company that can't return an email or phone…
Has anyone tried Listing Grabber?
I watched their video and was impressed by their stats and guarantee. My first mailings go out next week and I wondered if anyone currently on this program could let me know how it worked for them. If…
Oh my goodness! Is anyone else having trouble posting answers with Re CAPTCHA? I guess the spammers have better eyes than mine. They're
still here. But if it slows all of us at an equal pace the ratio of spam to viable Q&A will not change. Now wondering how many attempts before I can post successfully...
Anyone use Vulcan?
Thoughts on its effectiveness
Vancouver agents, what is better bang for the buck when looking for buyer leads? Advertising on Trulia or Zillow? Thanks
I'm looking to add qualified buyer leads. Which method of paid advertising works best for you? Zillow or Trulia? Or any other methods?
Do you pay for leads? Is it worth it?
Realtors, I am preparing for a presentation about paid for leads, so I wanted to reach out to you and ask… and if you answer I will share my findings with you. What pay for lead sources have you…
Can you recommend an agent for me?
We're seeking agents who are at least a bit tech savvy ready, have a bit of experience, and who are ready to increase business and be part of our expanding team, now seeking 3 new seller agents, and 1-2…
Any good route planning apps or websites?
Any good route planning apps or websites?
Do you know of any mobile home parks in Ventura County with garages?
Preferably in Simi, Moorpark, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks areas...
Any Agents having success generating leads on Twitter?
Any Agents having success generating leads on Twitter? Any tips on what you are doing. Other than using #s for your website.
Advise needed to find a real estate agent sponsor
I am currently in the process of getting my Real Estate Agent License. I submitted my application for license and waiting on that. I do not have a sponsor yet. I am looking for one now. 1) Can anyone…
What do you differently to market to FSBOs?
FSBO's are getting worn out by agents. What are the more successful agents out there doing that seems to have some success?
Do you believe having/driving a luxury automobile shows your client(s) or at least gives them the impression you are successful?
A real estate buddy of mine from Miami and I were debating this. I have fully paid of Jeep that has been ole reliable but he felt a new car i.e. BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc reflect that you are doing well…
Anybody have much success advertising on Craigslist?
Anybody have much success advertising on Craigslist? Or at least getting people to go to their website from it? Any creative suggestions?
How does a broker become a designated Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae listing broker? I've approached a couple banks but no luck with that yet.
There continues to be a number of foreclosures out there and I notice that many of them are represented by small independent brokers. Thanks, John
Can a listing agent request proof that the buyer's agent provided buyer with executed amendment?
After inspections the buyer's have requested(through an amendment) certain small things be addressed. Initially, seller's did not want to do any more for the buyer's(since they feel they have bent over…
I just got my salesperson license and am looking for a sponsoring broker in Houston, TX.
What are the vital factors to be considered before making a selection? Is there any co. out there that are great for rookie like me to jumpstart this career? Please advise
What is your opinion of getting into real estate P.T. while running a carpet cleaning business F.T. leveraging contacts to eventually do R.E. FT?
This is a question for doing business for the next 20 to 30 years, not just trying to get out of the first year in real estate.
With the market heating up in some areas, and still cool in others, how are you keeping busy?
Well, as obvious as this question's answer is for those of us that prospect, preview, list and sell (regularly), the question persists, not because we don't know how to stay busy, but rather,…
Anybody know why we can't break our answers down into smaller paragraphs?
I've been submitting my answers in 3 to 4 line paragraphs (Hello........Blogging 101!) like I've done since I joined Trulia. Anybody know what's going on with the run on results? Why aren't…
Thoughts on leads Groups??
What is the best type of leads group to be involved with? Have any of you started your own with success, and if so what did you do? Any new meeting ideas rather than the typical, "share a little bit…
Oops! another blooper in the MLS How do you tell the listing Agent? some are a bit sensitive and there's often a language barrier...
There is a home for sale, listing agent states the following: "Seller is Also the Listing Agent and is Related to the Owner" (really?) or: "Booty Available" (I think he meant booties for your shoes) or:…
How do you add a signature to your answers and blog posts on here?
How do you add a signature to your answers and blog posts on here?
What value does a circular driveway add?
Is there a typical figure that you would add to the sales price in the same way that you would add for a pool?
How much do I need saved up as a newbie in rentals?
I am ready to start, have passed my exams, done interviews and even chose an agency. Then I find out I have over $550 in start up costs I have to give them or shall i say fees etc, and I may not have enough…
As a new agent (3 months) is it better to be at a small firm or one of the big firms? I live in NY and have
been doing rentals at a boutique firm, and I already lost a rental exclusive because I was not with a big firm. Also, is it possible at a larger firm to be part of a team in order to have the support and…
Do you think an agent should dress for success?
I once encountered at an open house where a buyer couldn't tell if the agent was the owner or the agent.
Interview with a Broker
Hello Everybody, I am meeting with a Broker over at Coldwell Bank to see if they are the company to work with once I receive my CA Real Estate Salesperson License. I am trying to come up with questions…
what is Estate agents in enfield ?
Angels Sales & Letting agents in enfield are a team of qualified professionals, with a decade of experience in the property industry. we are able to bring sellers and landlords together with buyers and…
As anyone been following what's happening in Washington with recommendations regarding mortgage interest deductions?
http://www.realtor.org/articles/chairman-camp-releases-tax-reform-discussion-draft
New agent wonders about office location and training
I'm a new agent and torn between remax and CB to train with. Also, do you think I can grow in a high end city already saturated with experienced realtors or will I be eaten alive there?
How does an Agent choose a Broker?
Good Day Everybody, I am awaiting word from the CA DRE to schedule my real estate salesperson exam. I am currently trying to choose which broker to interview so that I can can have a broker ready as…
Househunt / Moveup
Just a heads up, I've tried just about every supplemental lead source out there over the years, and in a sea of mediocrity, these guys are the worst I have ever dealt with. Total scam. Never received…
Should I leave my sponsoring broker? New agent getting no support?
Hi am a new agent with a firm in NYC. I chose this firm after attending an open house where they detailed their training program. I have been hired and have gotten NO support. I am starting part-time and…
Do you hire professional photographers to take your listing photos?
Do you hire professional photographers to take your listing photos?
Looking for houses from 600k-700k to show this Saturday. Any suggestions? Please advice.
I have a buyers that is Looking in Rancho Santa Maria. From price range of 600-700k Do you have any good suggestions? Please advice.
Posting Rentals in the MLS and Craigslist
I've noticed that some real estate agents only post their clients' rental listings on Craigslist and not on the MLS, even though they've sat there for over a month. One listing agent even made a note that…
Any opinions on RedX?
I am interested in using it, to see if it's something that works for expired listings, but the initial cost is so high for something that may not work at all.
Hello, Longmont Real Estate Agents.....!
More and more leads are coming to our branch that are in the NOCO area! Are there any agents that are in the Longmont, Loveland, and Ft. Collins areas that excel at handling online purchase and seller…
What are good ways to find Expired listing contact info?
My local MLS does not give the opportunity to get any contact info for sellers. I want to try and dip into this market, but I can never find accurate info through internet research. Does anyone have suggestions…
Calling all Fort Collins Real Estate Agents!?
More and more leads are coming to our branch that are in the NOCO area! Are there any agents that are in the Fort Collins area that excel at handling online purchase and seller leads? I would love to…
My buyers are interested in FSBO that does not work with buyers agents...how to proceed?
I have buyers that I have shown numerous houses to and on their list is a FSBO. I have called the woman and she is completely irrational and thinks by me asking if she works with buyers agents and pays…
300-400k client without an agent need to find her one asap if any buyers agents are interested.
If interested please email me or go to this link complete it and our broker will email you details. Thank you!! https://thelendersnetwork.com/realtor-referral-program/
Professional Photography for listings
Hello everyone, This may get flagged as inappropriate but I will take my chances. As a real estate broker, I have been photographing my own listings since day one. Since I have always enjoyed photography,…
Do email Blast to Realtors really work? I receive almost about 50 of these flyers per day and they come in
all shapes in sizes and so do the prices! I personally have had little success but if thats the case why do agents pour money into something with sub par results.. So do they work? www.renter2buyer.net
What your answer when someone asks if they should buy their first home?
The American dream of homeownership is not for everyone. When people ask if they should buy or rent my first response is to tell them "if you are renting you are investing in some else's future." I then…
Best tenant screening service - applicant with no email
Any recommendations for a tenant screening service that doesn't require the applicant to have email? I'm running into more applicants that don't use email and many of the credit/eviction/criminal reporting…
Should I leave a voice message?
I am a young agent, 26, with one sale under my belt. I have recently began cold calling for leads for the past 2-3 weeks and as expected, not many people pick up between the hours of 9am-12pm. My question…
Any advice on finding a sponsoring broker?
Hello! I submitted my application for a salespersons license yesterday and had my finger prints taken today. From what I understand, I should have approval to take the exam shortly. I have two…
I would like to know how much I should expect to spend to get my Real Estate license. All associated fee's. Only looking to be an apartment locator
I have found someone who let me work under their brokerage company for a flat monthly fee. I am looking to be a part time apartment locator. Can someone list out all of the fees I should expect to…
Has anyone had much success getting listings Trulia?
So far I have noticed trulia is great for buyer leads, but has anyone had any leads asking for you to come list their house?
Getting Started as a part time rental agent?
I was recently hired as part-time real estate agent at boutique firm in NYC. This firm wants me to start out as a rental agent before moving into sales since I am a new agent. I have heard nothing but…
How to remove strong smells from a house?
I've recently encountered several homes that had a smell of curry in them. In a few cases the smell was enough to convince someone to move on to the next house. What are some strategies to remove…
Hey Agents & Brokers! In what way do you prefer to be notified in regards to broker's open houses?
I LOVE feedback. How do you like to be notified of broker's open house events and do you still caravan to tour homes?
I am a new Loan Originator, I am looking to meet real estate agents in the area!
I am located in Roswell, GA. I am bilingual (Spanish and English) I am looking to meet more real estate agents and gain feed back on better way to serve my clients. Any advice or tips to establish and…
How do you activate listings?
Presentations, flyers, e-mail flyers, FSBOs, expired listings, cold calling, etc? How do you do it?
What to do if sponsoring broker refuse to sign brokers application form?
I accumulated enough points to apply for a brokers license in my current company, but sponsoring broker refuse to sign the application. What can I do?
OK, So a side ad from trulia says "meet the VIP's".... I click on that ad for my area and none of the agents are VIP, I am, and I's way down the page?
How does this happen? If it's meet the VIP's and Im the only VIP in this area, Why wouldn't I be number one? so strange....
need door knocking letter/script suggestions
Im helping my clients sell their house, and we have multiple offers (yay!) Problem is, the house they were going to buy, and were in escrow on, fell through and is now under contract with another buyer.…
What do you do when you can't find your buyers a home?
I have buyers that are ready to buy immediately. And there are absolutely no homes that match their criteria. We've even expanded into cities way out of where they originally wanted with no luck. They…
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