Agent2Agent—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 28

Can a real estate Broker can get only lowest cost MLS service?
I like to know can real estate broker get only MLS service without paying association fee and other processing fee?
This is a BPO question...since it is a violation of the Appraiser Act and a violation of the Real Estate
License Law to do a BPO for compensation unless it is a client or prospective client....can the lender or out source company be considered a client?
What is the biggest challenge for rental agents and property managers today?
The answer I keep hearing is winning more landlord listings and building their portfolio. So on hearing this I compiled a list of 30 free marketing ideas to build your letting portfolio check it out and…
Need a 6 month lease for my sellers/buyer ASAP
My buyers are building a DREES home in Sarita Valley and just went under contract on their current home. They are going to need at the most 6 months before they can move in to their new home. Does anyone…
Getting back into real estate. Any advice on great companies with outstanding training much appreciated.?
Hey all! Before my question(s) I'd like to say thanks in advance to all who reply. Ok, a little background on my experience... I was originally licensed in 1996, and I worked in real estate from then…
Is the prfessionalism of Trulia's presentation on the decline?
I have mentioned this to the friendly customer service reps of Trulia on a couple of occassions. When answering leads, Trulia has an automatic by default closing statement at the end of the agents response.........…
Should i get my real estate license in nyc to be part time? I work full time and go to school
I only want to get it because I plan to buy a few homes in this year and when i sell them i rather be more involved than another broker/agent? I know being part time in real estate is diffcult but i only…
Trulia - you've got another "glitch"!
Well - Take a look at the list of questions and responses - only the very first response on a forum shows up on the main list - NOT the most recent response, which is what is usually posted.
How can I get another agent's listing corrected on Trulia?
It isn't my listing but it's on Trulia at $50K - MLS agent remarks: "This property, and the terms of its sale, is now under auction terms and conditions. All bids should be submitted through http://www.auction.com/,…
How would you handle a referral fee.?
We advertise to pay 25% referral fee for a lead. Once in a while we get a referrals from a webmaster or somebody who generates leads over his website. These leads are just forwarded to us without and…
Does it scare you when you encounter so-called "experience" agents who don't know basic concepts of contract deadlines and property disclosures?
Is it just me, or are you shocked (and appalled) when you encounter an agent who has been in the business a long time, yet they write poor contracts, don't understand contract deadlines, and doesn't know…
Price per square foot - finished basement vs 1st floor.
Many 1st floor condos for sale in Brooklyn include the square footage of the basement into the total SF number. It is my understanding that price PSF of the basement area is lower as compared to that of…
Can anyone help? My Trulia answer screen has gone "buggy!" It's making me CrAzY. Reported to Trulia but am hoping for an answer now.
Yesterday I gave a thumbs up vote to an agent who answered a question I had been wondering about. I also wrote a comment. The "reply" button turned to "thank" and all the boxes under every post opened…
I've interviewed w/company that explained my fees 4 a rookie agent totals $900 no desk fees 8% goes to Co/Franchise with 50% comm 4me is this
the norm Recently acquired my Salesperson license i live and plan to work in Northern NJ. 50-50 split was explained to me would go up as my sales increase until i reach 100% get to keep all commissions…
Pocket Listings: are they in the seller's best interest?
As inventory in San Diego has declined, the number of pocket listings have skyrocketed. While I understand the benefit to the listing agent, I have never taken a pocket listing approach to any of my listings.…
looking at allied school.I just don't know which package will qualify me to take the test Ex."Salesperson exam multimedia cram or the exam
cram dvd"? Allied real estate school: License packages http://www.realestatelicense.com/real-estate-license-ca/other-materials.aspx
zipform contract to offer on a commercial lease
What contract/s from zipform do I need to make an offer on a commercial lease for a client?
As a new agent, would it be better to get started in sales or leasing?
I know apartment occupancy is almost full with a lot of new renters moving here, but I'm not sure if that is good or bad for locators. Also I can go a few months without income but I would prefer…
Are any Austin agents looking for other agents to host open houses?
I host other broker's listings quite frequently and am very familiar with the process. I try to host 2-4 a week, and I do have a few requirements I look for in a property (such as distance from a major…
I'm looking for an agent(s) willing to hold some open houses. I have a listing in SW Austin ($185,000), one in Dripping Springs ($329,000) and
one in Pflugerville ($125,000) right now that I don't have the time to hold open houses for. If you're interested in holding an open house to generate buyers leads, please just let me know.
Do you use video to market your listings?
Virtual tours and automatically generated Youtube videos that use still pictures are easy. However, do any of you use real video footage to pmarket your listings and how do you promote the video to get…
Im looking to redo my website can you recommend a custom website developer??
My website is AgentBoca.com. Any tips or suggestion for new site, I would love to hear from you. Thanks:) Jen Sommers
If you're already working with another broker..
It seems like one of the major differences between real estate brokers and mortgage lenders is that lenders often have in their advertising - "even if you're in process with another lender, give us a call..."…
Would it make sense for us to agree that after X years in the profession, a REALTOR® is expected to have achieved a nationally-recognized competency?
Real estate agents are consistently listed among the least admired professions in America. Would it make sense for us to agree that after X years in the profession, a REALTOR® is expected to have achieved…
Any agents feel that Trulia's ad campaign switch was misrepresented by the Trulia telemarketers?
I went from paying for 100% ad placement and having zero competition on non-featured ads to having 100% ad placement and 3 other agents listed in that same ad. I swear I was told by my rep that we would…
Home inspector marketing?
Just wondering how real estate agents respond to home inspector marketing and what works, and what does not work. Does it help when you bring goodies like pens and brochures along with food to get in the…
I am looking for builders in need of a lender contact
My name is Alexandra Weishaar, I am a Purchase Coordinator Representative here at Guardian National Bank. I am looking to build contacts with builders all over the nation. Please reply back to me at: alexw@gnblending.com…
Are you having your clients sign documents electronically when meeting them in person?
I had an interesting listing appointment today. As I was gathering my accoutrement to make my exit, the client said his previous Realtor had him sign all documents on his computer. I was shocked and…
Fun client gifts?
I am looking for ideas on fun client gifts. Simple easy relatively inexpensive things that can be sent out as a client shops or as they await closing. They can also be used to reconnect with past clients.…
Have trulia help you reach the level you've been trying to reach as an agent?
Being the top selling/ buying agent in your office?
Do you think we priced this property correctly.?
www.10951CaminitoArcada.com. Pretty standard for the community, the kitchen counters are updated tile and there is ceramic tile downstairs. It's a really clean home. The back yard is small and could use…
I'm getting really disgusted with agents.....
who don't answer questions posted by consumers, but say "call me so I can tell you how I can help." This is not a free advertising site. If you want to buy ad space, buy it. If you don't have a good…
I just got my salesperson license. Are there brokers who offer part-time and/or online training in San Francisco?
I want to avoid having to quit my current job to get started. I want to sell my first home before plunging in full-time.
Best broker in Philadelphia with maximum percentage return to hang your license???
I am new real estate licensee. Like to know, which broker provide the most percentage return in selling property and I am also trying to buy a house for myself and what’s the best commission you…
Where really is De Luz? Temecula, (Riverside County) or Fallbrook (North San Diego County) or both
This question is directed to RE Professionals who farm the North San Diego County and Temecula RE Market. My family has lived and worked in the Temecula (Rancho California) market for over 5 decades. Our…
CA agents, where do you see the market in 6mths? 1yr?
With many variables and shifts that have already occurred within the last 2 years I see change happening now but what direction do you see it heading?
A client I have in Florida has a home for sale in MS. He wants to market to the New Orleans area. He had no luck with a local realtor. Any ideas?
I gave up my Mississippi license so I can not list my Florida client's home in McColm MS. He had it listed with a local realtor and received no offers. It is a very large estate home with a pool.…
I joined Trulia in the past 30 days and am getting a "sinking" feeling. Did I make a mistake?
I purchased zip codes and am trying to complete my profile, but have already had problems with listings and "half" listings appearing on the site with another agent's name. When I called customer service,…
Has any one had experineces wit taking on line Brokers classes that they would share? Good or bad either way....
I am considering the time involved in getting to and planning for a regular class room setting and thinking on line might be a better time fit. BUT I have always enjoyed a traditional class room learning…
Why is it so hard for agents to contact everybody that took the time to write an offer on their listing?
It's more than frustrating to be informed of the status of a property by having to check the MLS to see if it went pending or not. If the agent has the time to update the MLS they definitely have time…
What are Trulia member thoughts about the acquisition of Market Leader and Active Rain.?
I have some thoughts and opinions but I'd like to hear some of yours.
Jumbo with 10% Down (30 year, 15, year, 5/1 arm)
For the last few years there has been a lack of solid jumbo loan options with down payments lower than 20%. We have a new option that I really like as it is great for the borrower and great for the Realtor…
Month to Month Furnished Rental is needed for Housing & Urban Development Department inspectors here in NJ, helping out after Super Storm Sandy.
Need 3 to 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Ocean County. Do you have a furnished rental or home for sale that might be available? Call Laura Giannotta at 609-384-6121.
Looking for a lender in Napa County, CA
Working with a first time buyer with good income/credit, but $0 down. Anyone who lends in the Napa area have a program that might fit? Conforming loan limit. Please email me.
Any advice on how to recruit real estate agents or Realtors who left the business a few years ago?
I am a successful Realtor, like many of us out there, I have many more buyers than I can handle and I need help with buyers, showing properties, overcoming issues, showing them around town, I need help.…
Why do I keep getting this link when I try accessing my account activity? Also I'm missing about 40,000 points for the past several days. Anyone?
else? Is anyone else missing points by any chance? I've been missing about 40k points for several days now. I contacted Trulia and they said they were working on the problem. Also I'm not able…
Need a new IDX solution for my website. Have had lots of problems with Wolfnet. What is your favorite IDX?
Ideally: User-friendly, visually appealing, indexable, and needs to be easily insertable into my Wordpress site. Thanks!
I am want solid recommendations on the best place to go to take my real estate basic course work.
I first enroll in this online school with the thought that I would be able to complete the course work between work and home.. Well after 4 days I see that didn't work out.. The format of training didn't…
Can anyone recommend a tablet? Really just want a tablet I can carry with me, do searches and show pics. Preferably just as if I were on my laptop...
I have heard the Ipad is slow. Do any of the google or android platforms run the mls as if you were on a computer- without having to go through back doors? Do I have to use fusion? Thanks!
How do you feel about the current market?
Do you think the market is getting better or worse?
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