Agent2Agent—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 42

SOUND OFF! The real estate market has seen many changes over the past few years. What is one of your biggest challenges as an agent today?
In Fort Lauderdale one of the biggest challenges I am experiencing is finding homes for clients due to a lack of inventory. A year or two ago there were frequent news stories about a glut of bank-owned…
Hey You Brokers that Specialize in Short Sales - This question is for you...
I got a BofA HAFA Short Sale approved for a "cash deal". Here's the situation that has me pulling my hair and cussing.... The buyer for this cash deal is a "husand and wife" who are coming out of…
When's the last time you updated and optimized your Trulia Listings?
My latest blog shows you how.
Why would Realtors use Zillow and other National Internet venues to help them create local comps?
I find them all [especially Zillow] to be so inaccurate on their valuations. Your comments, please.
Low inventory - 2nd question??
Thank you for your replies to my first statement and question concerning the "low inventory" we are now facing and leading the real estate market to a "Seller's Market". It seems…
Low inventory, indeed!
Frequently, I check the total inventory in our SE Florida Regional MLS of all Broward county homes and condos. I was looking at one of my old notes dating back September 2007 when the total inventory…
What are your thoughts on a price point for buying homes to rent out for college students, especially in the Austin area?
Curious of other's opinions on what price range is best for homes targeted for renting out to college students.
What is the best way to prepare for the NJ real estate salesperson exam?
Specifically, how many hours should I study to prepare for the exam in addition to the 70 hour class? Also, does anyone know of any good books to study from?
what are the regulations under the nj real estate commission with regards to advertising and marketing yourself?
my friend has a tshirt business and i wanted to make shirts up with our team name , phone number etc...where can i find the regulations on this?
LOVE REFERRALS, DO YOU? If so leave your information! All STATES
Hi, How often do you sell a property for somebody that is moving to a different state? If you know anybody that is moving to NY send me your info - lets make money together! If you would like to be…
I am looking for an experienced agent or broker who is very familiar with Round Rock, TX and specialized is residential real estate.
I have 2 referrals for friends of mine that are moving to the Round Rock area and want to buy homes within the next 6 months to a year. I'd love to know how long you have been in real estate, your…
Hello, Looking for an agent familiar with King City, CA to send a referral to. Must know the area well and have experience with USDA loans.
I have a very special client relocating very soon to the King City area. I'd like an agent who's pleasant to work with and familiar with USDA loans. Referral fee back to me to be 25%. Interested?
I'm looking to change companies and need advice on Chicago agencies.
My broker is closing shop and I need to find a new agency and haven't shopped around in some time. I'm looking to find out each agencies' splits, marketing assistance, additional fees and…
Looking for more ideas to locate buyers for Monterey Area Beach Homes (2nd Homes/vacation homes).
I know the cities they come from typically and have marketed directly to homes - I market directly to owners of the condomininium complex on a regular basis - I have videos on youtube etc etc - other ideas?…
Bank foreclosed a property one day before escrow closing of an approved short sale. Can a buyer/seller fight a bank?
Sounds, like a pure nonsense, BofA did foreclose their own approved short sale one day before escrow could close. Of course, the seller and the buyer are very upset and want to sue the bank.....Do they…
I am seeking a licensed, non-practicing broker for a possible partnership with a lead generation company.
My husband's company, a real estate lead generation site in Texas, is wanting to find a non-practicing, licensed broker to partner with so he can accept referral fees. The broker would not be managing…
Need agent that works Poinciana Florida
I have a seller referral for that area. Agents please email me for details.
Agents: are you a Realtor or a REALTOR®?
I see a lot of agents calling themselves either a Realtor, but not a REALTOR®. If you're a NAR member, why don't you call yourself a REALTOR®? A lot of agents in my area have dropped…
how to find a good sponsoring broker.?
Im taking classes to become a salesperson and i'm looking ahead to finding a sponsoring broker. Im currently in school so im looking for a part time job. how would I go about finding a sponsor.
I am seeking a licensed, non-practicing broker for a possible partnership with a lead generation company.
My husband's company, a real estate lead generation site in Texas, is wanting to find a non-practicing, licensed broker to partner with so he can accept referral fees. The broker would not be managing…
Do you spend too much time on social media?
I think social media is a good way to prospect but what about getting out and meeting people face to face?
Experiencing alot of problems with Trulia(non responsive as well)regarding (2) listings that I claimed. Both have not been accepted and have no idea as to why. Anyone else having difficulty?
Unethical agents?
I have seen an agent list a house being sold by a family as part of an estate and the owners are out of town. Then the listing agent helped set the asking price because the owners are not familiar with…
I have a question about an expired listing's pictures.
Once a listing expires and is re-listed with another agent from another company is the new agent allowed to use the 1st agent's pictures without her permission?
I am searching for an inactive, licensed broker who may want to partner with my husband's company. He/She will get a percentage of referral
fees. My husband's company is looking for an inactive, licensed broker in which to partner. This person will receive referral fees at closing. He/She will not be expected to do any work, we only…
Agents: How many referrals do you make each year outside your geographical market?
I've received dozens of emails and a few phone calls from agents within the past couple of months asking to set up a reciprocal referral arrangement, primarily for transactions that would take place…
Thorndale Properties
Hello, Who here works in Thorndale? If anyone here does, could you please contact me? Thank you! Angele Moyseos Broker Associate Vox Real Estate LLC 512.466.8252
Agents, how many listing sources do you use?
Had a great discussion during a back-office training session with residential agents last week regarding inventory management. Some agents only watch the MLS, some add a couple hybrid sites (e.g. Zillow,…
Increase in the number of home buyers?
I am curious if anyone has noticed an increase in the number of home buyers in San Bernardino recently, please share your observation with me!
Newspaper Ads! How many think this is the best tool to market your listing? Do you see a trend that is starting to move away from this kind of ads?
Do you think newspaper ads are still effective to sell a house? How many still think this is the best tool in marketing your listing?
In minnesota can a mortgage broker offer an Exclusive Buyers representation agreement for a real estate agent?
I have come across a friend who was going to the bank to get pre approved for a loan, and the loan officer had asked him if he had an agent. The guy had said no, and the lender asked if they could recommend…
NEEDED! Free or inexpensive software to create .epub documents (e-book publishing)
The critical element is the integrated creation of the index page. (required for global distribution of e-book) Documents have become too complex to use MS Word for this purpose. The normal code jockey…
Another unethical agent or just doing his job?
True Story: I saw online a house I was very interested so I contacted an agent to set up a viewing. I travelled to the other city it was located in and early the next morning I received a call from my…
Can anyone refer a good (i.e inexpensive) onlne program for CDPE designation?
I paid way too much for mine. Looking for program for my partner
Increase in the number of people buying homes?
I am curious if anyone has observed an increase in the number of people buying homes in Brentwood, please share your story!
Question from a brand new agent
Hi, I know this is a rather elementary question, but I am a new agent, and the broker I signed up with (a friend of a friend) pretty much sent me out into the field without much training, and is pretty…
Hi, I have a Real Estate License and I am currently a stay home mom with 2 small kids. Under my circumstance, is it possible to operate RE business?
My additional questions are...... Q1. I have no leads at this time........(through families or friends). Even though I try to find somebody, it does not sound professional at all if I don't have…
Any good agents out there that speak Spanish and can help a couple of people sell a house (or two)?
Any good agent out there that speak Spanish and can help a couple of people sell a house or two who want me to work with them (I'm a Realtor in the S.F. Bay Area), but I would rather find them a local…
Hi, I am not a licenced Realtor, Can I take a consultant fee from a renter
I use be a leasing agent for a property management company and I am wanting to eventually get into real estate, specifically relocation. But currently I have a lot of friends who ask me to help them find…
Looking for new, creative, and effective ways to advertise and expand my clientele.
I am a new agent experimenting with different types of advertising to see what works best. Aside from mailings- any unique, creative ideas that you find particularly effective?
My client has a property in Riverside, CA that he wants to short sell. The county hasn't 'released' the property after his bankruptcy was completed.
What documentation does he/I need to put together and what is the process to request that the county of Riverside 'release' the property to allow a short sale?
error while blog posting?
Does anyone experience that? I sent trulia help few emails, but nothing changed. Few blog posts i tried to publish are saved as Drafts. I constantly receive trulia emails with all updates, and anything…
Sponsoring Broker: How do I get one when starting up my own real estate investment/brokerage company?
Hi, I'm looking to start my own real estate company focused on undeveloped land ownership with some brokerage, but it will primarily be focused on ownership with brokerage really more ancillary to the…
When's the last time you updated your Linkedin Profile?
Your LinkedIn profile should be a Marketing Page that tells potential clients what you can do for them and not be your Resume online. Check out my Realtor Training Blog and optimize it now. htt…
I have had a few calls asking if I wanted to purchase a zip code in my area and I was wondering if that is actually you or it is a scam.
I have had a few calls asking if I wanted to purchase a zip code in my area and I was wondering if that is actually you or it is a scam. Pam Wagner pw209 480 518-2425
Does anyone know what's going on with Verano in Cathedral City??
It looks like the community pool area is all closed up and every other house is either a short sale or a foreclosure. Is the HOA still active or is the whole subdivision going down the tubes??? I have…
Need advice on landlord listings
Good Day everyone, I am mostly a Buyer's agent with access to alot of listings in manhattan but not enough in brooklyn. We don't have alot of agents working in brooklyn i think i'm the…
How did you get into real estate?
What was your first year in real estate like? What got you over the hump?
Differences of opinion between inspectors; what to do about disclosure (I say disclose disclose disclose) BUT is it really a problem?
From my client who flips houses: (his buyer walked away) The issue is that the home inspector says we have a twisted "I" beam in a house that is 11 years old. That sounds SCARY!! I went to…
Which blog sites are best? Is it worth it to pay monthly fees on some for better exposure?
I've done mostly traditional marketing (direct mail, door hangers, etc.) which are expensive and not very effective. I'm networking in my community which is working and would like to blog…
Your most unusual commission?
I was surprised recently when speaking to a large group of agents to find that only one or two had ever accepted anything other than cash for a sales commission. I've taken a week in a deluxe Lake…
When's the last time you updated your Trulia Profile?
If you need help updating and optimizing your Trulia, Zillow, and Social Media profiles check out my Realtor Training Blog.
someone recommend a small boutique office or attorney's office where a realtor can hang their license and pay lower fees?
I'm an agent currently with one of the local, larger brokerages, who is tired of paying an outlandish desk fee; and receiving so little in return (support, leads, etc..). Does a brand name in the real…
Sale in Wesley Chapel
Looking for agent to handle sale of home in Wesley Chapel. Please contact me and tell me why I should recommend you to my customer.
Agent Beware & Buyer Beware
Have you ever submitted an offer with gohoming/Altisource ? Be prepared to wait 3 months for closing because most of there foreclosure deeds are not recorded until after they are sold and ready for…
Someone posted a website that allowed me to look at crime statistics by neighborhoods. I can't find it again!
I've Googled for it and looked around Trulia - it showed the various crimes and how much time the police department spent on them - little colored points that were broken down by property, death,…
When you list a property for a client who wants to lease their home,?
do you check for the property code items like keyless locks, door viewers, appropriate smoke alarms, etc? I inform them of the rules, but do you take the listing and put it on the market before those…
Real estate broker
I have just passed the Broker exam last Friday(6/15). Wiuld you please advise me what brokerage furm is the best one to help me to succeed in the real estate market in Rancho Santa Fe, CA area?
I just found my new favorite Real Esate app, Card Munch. Any other great apps?
You take a quick photo of a new business card and voila! It instantly goes into your contacts with a click of a button. Genius! Anyone know of other tech savvy apps that are free worth trying???
Thoughts on FHA Mortgagee Letter 2012-10?
What are your thoughts on the FHA rescinding Mortgagee Letter 2012-03 Guidlines regarding credit dispute issues and collection issues?
Relocating agent
I am a Realtor in Pgh., PA looking to relocate at some point to SC. I just took and passed my exam for SC and now need to affiliate with a broker, but wondered what is the most cost effective way to do…
How important it is using a real estate agent who lives in their market place?
Most important. A real estate agent living in their market place, knows all the ins and out of areas, beaches, side rides, history of the area.
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