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2nd homes
Hi I have clients who are looking to purchase 2nd homes. Is there a limit on the distance? I have read it has to be 50 miles, is this really the case, esp for people who have a condo in the city for…
"Is this a gang infested area?" This question was posed today for a community are in Chicago and some Agents responded that it would be
Steering.... Please help me understand how answering such a question would be steering. I do not recall gangs/crime being a protected class, please help me understand.... I am a little rusty and look forward…
E&O Policies -- What do they really cover?
I've been reading and comparing E&O policies and having a hard time evaluating their true worth. The exclusions seem endless, and the coverage seems minimal. Small brokerage owners -- how did…
Anyone have tenants living in their active listing? Advice?
Having issues getting times together with tenants and listing. Any advice?
Can you a member of both PGCAR and GCAR?
Can you be a member of both associations at the same time?
How to find out appreciation of a house in 5 years?
I have a client that wants to know how much a house will appreciate in 5 years. How can I find out? Is it even legal for agents to inform buyers about appreciation?
Is there a California Law that prohibits a seller from mandating that a buyer use only his recommended service providers?
What resource is available regarding the anti-steering of related real estate services by the seller?
I have a client who has moved here for work at Barnes Air Force Base in Westfield and is looking
to rent a house for at least a year but probably more. He is looking for a single family home in Westfield, Southwick, Agawam, Easthampton, Southampton, Northampton and Holyoke (nicer areas). He needs…
Must a broker disclose that an agent in his office is making the offer?
Hello fellow agents. I am seeking your opinions on the following scenario. My seller client received a call from a gentleman who wanted to make an offer on his property. My client told him to call me.…
How to find which schools are for an address?
I have a client that wants to know the nearby schools for one of my listings. I searched online and a few schools came up nearby so how do I know which one they have to go to or can they choose from the…
How are rental commissions handled in San Francisco?
What's a typical calculation of a small rental in San Francisco? In NYC the fee is based on a % of yearly rent, but in NJ we do it by monthly rate. Also, does the tenant pay the fee?
What would you do?
I received a call from a disgruntled client who listed a really expensive, 7 figure property for sale, but now they can't stand their listing agent and would like to list it with me and my company.…
How much do you spend monthly on marketing? Which mediums are focused on that are delivering you verifiable results?
Do you think about spend/dollars in terms of return on marketing dollars spent? Should you? We havent in the past...we just spend and hope for the best, but havent really measured the impact of dollars…
OPEN HOUSE PREPARATIONS TIPS
I have scheduled open house on February 12, 2012 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm 2 Bedr COOP $314K. 8735 Bay Parkway apt. B26 Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY. What would be helpful to sell it? Call 917-941-4447 Licensed…
Can a client cancel a listing contract?
If a client signed a six month listing agreement but decides they want out of it 1 month into the listing because they are unhappy with the realtor or the company they work for, what are their options,…
Does anyone have a pocket listing or knows someone interested in selling their duplex in SF? At least 1 unit vacant. Purchase price up to $1.2M.
My buyers are looking to buy a duplex in Noe Valley, Eureka Valley, Duboce and Hayes Valley, They are open to other areas in SF. Call me if you know anything! They need to find a place as soon as possible.…
Any one have referral sources for 203 k contractors in the Triad area?
IF so, please forward me their names and contact information. Experience with the 203k process is a plus.... thanks
How can I prove selling agent hid our bid to receive double the commission?
We offered 91,500 on a piece of land with no house and it sold for 78,000. It was a cash only offer and she will not return my agents phone calls. She was listed as seller and buyers agent, so she basically…
Any GREAT agents out there in Suisun or surrounding areas who work short sales?
I'm a San Mateo, CA Broker and have a customer who is in Alameda County who wants to sell a rental property on a short sale basis (it is already upside down -- question is what isn't?). In any…
Why do you think banks aren't releasing they're large inventories of "Shadow" properties?
It's already mid-June..... No large influx of properties from the banks "Shadow Inventory(s)" Understanding that a large influx will sabatoge the market, prices, supply & demand…
I have 5 short sales in with good offers into Suntrust for over 2 months.. Please other Realtors share your Suntrust experiences with short sales.
Marsha Montoya Mayer- Realtor Paradise Properties of Florida, Inc. Email: Marsha@mypalmbeachrealty.com Cell: 561-329-0428
Looking for an investor who buys discounted 1st Trust Deeds in Louisiana. We have an asset opportunity in Denham Springs, LA.
Our company buys and sells discounted 1st Trust Deeds and we currently have one in Denham Springs, LA...offering a double digit ROI. Does anyone know of a investor(s) who are in the note buying and selling…
Does the presence of mold automatically kill a VA loan?
I have VA buyers. They are looking at a short sale and there is mold in the garage where the water heater has leaked. It would be $2300 to remediate, which the buyers aren't willing to do before closing…
I have a mortgage co & real estate co and the board of realtors is dictating that the loan officers pay dues to the board.
They would receive no benefits as a board member. They can't be exempted as a limited function referral agent nor can I incorporate and license them under the corporation as the dues formula follows…
Anyone know where the market around Dobbins AirForce base is heading?
I have a client who is looking at a couple 3/2s in the area around $40k or under and they are planning on selling it in 2-4 years. We were talking about how some of the Dobbins personnel might want to…
I am an active Realtor in the state of VA about to buy 14225 Orinoco Avenue, zip 44112. Need a fellow realtor's advice and guidance on the
following: This seems to be a 4 unit property. From what I have gathered a fair bpo for this is about 60k. Is that correct? Not being from the area, I need to have your imput on weather I should resale…
How to DENY a showing because the buyer is not qualified to buy but the buyers agent has no idea.?
We have several listings the buyer and his agent wants to see, but a close contact and very trusted source we have knows for sure that the buyer has not even half of the sum available to purchase and will…
I am curious to know if any realtors had luck getting their seller's the Bank of America Florida Incentive $, up to 20k, for short selling their
home It seems like not many people have been able to receive the promised "Florida Incentive" for short selling their property. Anyone been successful?
Short sale and 1099 question.
I have received conflicting information as to how the lenders that forgive a debt in a short sale handle the forgiven debt. Some claim that the lenders will still issue a 1099 and then it's up to the taxpayer…
I have a Fannie Mae short sale and a buyer with a good offer. But, Wells Fargo will not STOP the forclosure next week.
The banks were bailed out but are they helping distressed homeowners and the real estate market ? NO
Effect of Short Sale Legislation in California and Oregon?
Both California and Oregon have apparently passed legislation which would limit the time a bank would go after a deficiency on a short sale. Washington is considering similar legislation. The concern…
I'm considering investing in an iPad. Is it worth it for Real Estate?
I would love to know how agents are using their iPads for Real Estate purposes. Is it worth the investment?
Lack of communication and executed contract from sellers agent, should I be concerned?
My buyer placed an accepted offer for a property that was a foreclosure. Initially it was a multiple offer but the deal fell through so the listing agent called us and asked if we wanted to make an offer…
Mortgage backed securities are rallying this morning to all time highs and this brings the potential for the lowest rates we have ever seen.
You may want to advise your clients who are floating their rate to get another quote today and consider locking.
Lender's Appraisal Value came Lower than the Offer Price.. Please help..
Hi, We made an offer to a REO property around $7K higher than the asking priced to get it. The property was listed for $150, I made an offer of $162K asking Bank to pay 3% of closing costs. Bank accepted…
Has anyone here purchase in Barton Place?
If so, how was your experience? So far, it's been pretty good but I'm about to write a contract on it and wanted to ask. Thanks!
can you tell me the agent or agency that sold this home?
-- This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/homes/Georgia/Lawrenceville/sold/315181-1877-Doverhill-Dr-Lawrenceville-GA-30043
Why am I getting email verification validation issues when posting a blog?
I can do everything but post a new blog. I clicked the validation button and received a confirmation number, but when I then click the link and enter the validation code it is saying the code is incorrect.…
Would any listing agents be in the sarasota /SW florida area be interested in being represented at property shows in europe and asia.?
I have managed to get an editorial article highlighting the benefits off owning a property in the Sarasota area into the largest overseas property in the uK which is backed by a successful show and tv…
In NYS, what are the rules regarding an individual purchasing a co-op sight unseen? I have someone from out of state making an offer on a unit that
he saw on the internet and wishes to purchase (seemingly, this is a real buyer and most likely not a scam). Are there any laws that state that the purchaser must physically view the property prior to…
I need to know how/where to access BA's HAFA site to use its email, as they ask me to. But they don't tell me how to get there! Can?
anyone help? I have emails from a BA rep telling me they are rejecting the 3rd party authorization I uploaded to Equator because it lacks seller inititials--she did cross out a formerly designated agent…
What is your favorite website server?
Initially I built my own website through VistaPrints and HomeStead. It was a long arduous process but in the end it got lots of traffic. It was extremely unique and people loved it. Last spring I was notified…
Has anyone done this?? Really? Using Drones for Photos????
I just recieved an email from the California Association of Realtors, forbidding Realtors from using unmanned aircrafts (drones) to take pictures of arial shots of high end homes. Frankly I have seen shots…
Open House Sign In Sheet...what information is best to ask for?
Of course we would all like the complete package of correct information to stay in contact with but in most cases that just will not happen with people casually coming through. Does any one have any tips…
What is your current experience with RealtyTrac? Did you find the information actionable? Did they tag you with add-on fees? Were you able to cancel?
From what I read on Truila regarding the experience of others, I feel the need for comments from other pros. Thanks for all of your comments.
Electronic lock box or combo which one would you rather open on your showings and why?
which one is more practical , Pros and cons on both combo and electronic ?.
How can I get BPOs?
Is there a better way or best way to stand out so I'm not in line frever?
Have a house listed for sale with renters in the property? What are you doing to ensure showings? Joanne LaFleur,... Agent Fort Myers,
FL . Myers, FL It's been very frustrating trying to show houses with renters the last few weeks, they won't let you in regardless if you gave them a one week, 24 hour or short notice as listed.
Looking for East Dallas, North Dallas, White Rock Agent to do MLS searches for referral
Quite simply I do not have time to learn the area however I am very aware that there are good flip opportunities available for clients in this area. I have a personal friend who is wanting to look into…
Agents ... When you see a friend or acquaintance on the NOD List ... do you approach then to help? What do you say of do?
Just saw an old friend on the new NOD list ... I have no idea they were in trouble! I'd like to call and offer to help them with a short sale but don't want to make them feel bad!
Which is the best packers and movers in Delhi to shift my bike from Delhi to Ambala?
I want my bike shifted from Delhi to Ambala quickly and safely.So can anyone suggest me a good packers and movers.
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