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Realtor is approached by buyer that wants her unlisted home. Does realtor have to pay employer/broker any fee?
NY State is the location. Buyer approached RE Salesperson owner unsolicited
Does Century 21 have a steady rate of buyer clients?
I do not think they do based on the real estate markets being extremely unpredictable.
What is the best way to find relo's?
I would like to focus on finding homes for people who are relocating to my area, where should I look for leads?
Looking for a home inspector who handles potential mold in the South Boardman area
Have a cabin and would like to have an inspection done. Concern about potential mold.
I am a Broker in Florida however my sister in Upstate NY is interested in getting her real estate license and
i am not sure where to begin. Does anyone have any resources for me to tell her about?
Looking for an agent/broker with a RETS compliant MLS who would like a free custom built website.
Yes, you read that right. I'm a former real estate agent in California who went back to doing development. I'm interested in a help-me-help-you agreement testing my product/service and looking for feedback. The…
How do you keep your clients happy when you haven't yet completed a deal?
If they are buyers- before they have purchased a home. If they are sellers- before they have sold their home.
What value would be reasonable to assign to a 400SF patio of an UES apartment?
I am trying compare a 1st floor unrenovated apartment with a 400SF patio with new walls and floor, with electricity and water connected with a fully renovated 10th floor apartment. How much extra value…
Are consumers looking for agent websites or do they prefer the company's website?
I have maintained a robust personal website with an MLS feed to both a map search and linear search, which ranks on P1 of Google etc for most localized property search terms but I have seen a shift to…
I received a 'Proposal to Purchase' today on one of my listings.
Within the offer was a requested increase for the Buyers Broker of 1% on top of the 3% that was already being generously offered as a co-op. My concern is that the Buyers Agent is putting his interest…
I am currently taking my 75 hr course and wanted to know which real estate company is the best to work for. I live in schenectady, ny .
I want to know which companies has the best options for first time agents. Like no start or very low start up fees, training programs, fair commission rates, and software and business card fees to the…
Great brokerages for new agents?
I'm finishing up the Principles and Practices course and getting ready to sit for the licensing exam. Can anyone provide some insight as to which brokerages are great places for new agents? Which have…
Suggestions for E&O insurance providers?
Which company do you recommend for E&O insurance? I'm an independent broker and work mostly on commercial real estate.
What is the best cell phone for active real estate agents?
I just purchased a Motorola Razor Maax and wonder if I should have purchased an iPhone.
Is a cost-effective lead source?
Has anyone signed up to be a Featured Pro and received any viable leads?
I'm ready to start a team and I want to start with a buyer's agent (don't need the admin help right now). What are some best practices you've found?
I've put it off as long as I can but now it's time to make my business a team. Any advice is greatly appreciated. What is the normal commission split to a buyer's agent? What processes do you allow them…
SB 321 proposed for NV on 3/18/2013....thoughts?
It is my understanding that this proposed bill is very similar to a bill already passed in CA. I am interested in hearing your guys thoughts on the impact of this bill should it be enacted. It was…
Soon to be college graduate considering real estate as a career and i had a couple questions before I registered for courses.
1- What is the best way to become an agent in DC, VA, and MD 2- What are the requirements to become a broker 3- How do i go about finding a broker to agent with and what should i look for as a new agent 4-…
With the increase in standard sales, are appraisers mainly using standard sales as comparables for refi's, or are they still including short sales?
For this particular loan, there are 17 standard sales within a mile and 7 short sales & REOs. If the house was listed for sale, it would be listed as a standard sale.
Does Movoto generate true leads?
Got a call from Movoto today and was wondering if anyone in the New York or the Tri State area was getting any luck with them. Only answer from your last 6 months of experience because baby websites grow…
Do you blacklist/refuse to work with certain other real estate agents?
I have had a string of real estate agents request access to one of my listings, and then not show - even though I had specifically told them it was owner occupied or that I had to go to personally open…
Any ideas on how to get on the Long Island MLS without paying these outrageous fees?
We are looking to get on the MLS in Long Island but it seems a little difficult and quite pricey. Are there ways to have an assistant account. My partner is a broker but not practicing.
Have you bought local ads from Trulia? If so, what were the results?
-Thanks, -Bryan
So I have an investor that is looking for preforclosure properties in NWI Indiana or short sale properties.
The problem is is his price range. $500K Residential or Commercial. If you have anything or know of anything can you please let me know.
I am seeing on CNBC that Cleveland has many homes that are currently being
abandened and demolished. Is this really happing now ?
How can you search for property zoning as criteria in the new MATRIX software from ABOR.?
I am working on the transition from MLXchange into MATRIX. After several days of looking around and testing, I still have not found a way to search through properties by their level of zoning. Has anyone…
I have a listing that I'm trying to short sale. The 2 loans are both with Countrywide. I have an offer
submitted and they won't assign a negotiator because the amount owed is too high given the offer (a really good offer!). Seller is willing to carry promisary note on the entire 2nd leaving only $6,000…
Any positive or negative feedback on
Seller leads? How do they work? How much do they charge?
Homepath or Homesteps offer exeriences you have had. Good? Bad?
Just curious about any experiences you have had using ( Freddie) or ( Fannie) when you make offers for your buyer clients.
What commision am I entitled to as a commision only 1099 property manager after being severed by a broker?
I was employed through a broker and brought fourth serval properties from friends and clients who were told I would be there sole property manager. I was a 1099 independent realtor property manager I had…
Can a new mortgage broker make money in this economy part time ?
I work full time and I know how hard it is to start in this business! I wish to start off part time and gradually build my business. I plan to be in this business for the long time .
Builders and what they can and cannot say????
So I met with a listing appointment tonight and we were talking of course about why they wanted to move. Basically they are looking to upgrade and have been looking about at new construction. They have…
Should agents be charging Buyers or Sellers a transaction fee to cover E&O insurance costs or desk fees charged by their Broker?
I say NO! If Errors and Omissions insurance is purchased by the broker and charged to the agent, same for desk or franchise fees, it shouldn't be passed along to the client. In the day of hidden fees…
Does anyone know if short sales are going to be affected by the lawsuit filed last Thursday against the banks from Freddie Mac?
Freddie Mac filed a lawsuit against over a dozen banks for a 1 trillion dollar loss for fraudulently manipulating the Libor index. This is probably the biggest news in my career that can be a real game…
what do you know about Titanium solutions home retention consultant?
I received this recruiting letter yesterday to become a home retention consultant for them, basically giving people advice on how to save their home and listing the property when possible. anybody else…
I have been working with several renters but seem to be having trouble finding them rentals due to imperfect credit. How can I streamline the process?
Most listing agents require a credit report for each adult in the home and with 4 adults living in a home this can get costly, especially if there is no guarantee that they will get the rental with less…
Can agent list properties on Trulia to obtain new buyer leads if the listing states its ok to advertise in the mls. Since trulia says you are.
they say if this is your listing check here technically it isn't but in the mls they say its ok so would that go for trulia or only like craigslist or does it not matter since they gave advertising…
In the MlS system they state it is ok to advertise the property as well. Does that make a difference. See below for more details.
Like for instance you can find one property represented by various agents from different brokerage firms. And sometimes on trulia i notice they show more than one agent as well as a choice for contact.on…
What is the best real estate firm in Brooklyn?
I would like to start my real estate career in Brooklyn just because it seems to be more laid back than Manhattan and more profitable as it has more work in sales than in rentals. Also I just moved in…
Looking for an agent to take listing in the tampa area.
Primarily the "Mondalay on the 4th".
Now that we're in a seller's market, it's all about getting listings especially when there's very low inventory.
So what are you doing differently, or doing more of to get more listings? What do you find most effective?
Is Anyone Noticing a Reduction in Inventory?
I listed a property that went live at 9:00 p.m. on a Sunday evening and I had three messages by 8:00 a.m. on Monday. One agent asked if it was still available. When I explained that it was unlikely that…
Who Pays The Water Bill?
Water pipe broke on the outside of the house. (Underground. No negligence.) As soon as landlord was notified, (2 weeks) landlord takes immediate steps to repair the pipe. Tenant wants landlord to pay ENTIRE…
Real Estate Job Market!
Hi! I am 23 and have my Florida Real Estate License. I have been with a company for 6 months now and have had NO leads or anything. They signed me up and told me to go out there and get it. I have no experience…
How do YOU deal with the multi-personalities of some agents?
Have you worked with agents that speak poorly, act unprofessional, and are down right rude when one on one, but in front of clients sweet as can be?
What's the best turn around time you've seen from start of foreclosure process to house-on-the-market as REO?
Is the turn around time getting better? I've heard that the pig is through the python and things are moving faster, but what does that actualy mean in terms of time (6 months? a year?)
Looking for PREP course that would help me PASS the Florida Broker RE TEST
Just looking for any advise on the FL Broker RE test . Going to take it in April or May . Any good online prep to help with the questions or any tips on what to study. Been a long time since I took the…
Were you scammed by BankerREO? BEWARE!
Many are claiming that Banker REO has reformed as FootprintsRE and are doing the same thing as before!
I'm becoming a real estate agent in montgomery county pennsylvania and was wondering which broker would offer me the best training?
I'm currently conduct retirement plan seminars for a top 5 gov't retirement plan administrator in NYC, but recently purchased a home in PA.
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