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Our daughter will be doing 2 - 8 week clinicals starting in January 2012. Charlotte, NC Need Temporary Housing.
I need to know a little about the areas - safety and housing for 2 locations. Carolinas Medical Center - Main - Acute Carolinas Medical Center - Main and Levine Children's Hospital (Charlotte, NC.)…
What are the various desk etc fees, a real estate agent or associate broker is charged for, at Manhattan firms these days?
I'm curious about all charges and fees including optional ones and add-ons. What's the difference if you are only a virtual agent? Thanks!
How to get certified in broker price opinions?
Has anyone taken a class on broker price opinions? Certified in BPO? I live in North Carolina and want to make sure everything I do is legal and I get the proper training. I have an active real estate…
Do Zillow's "Agent Profiles" work? This is where Zillow puts your profile in certain zips. I swear they only provide good leads when
I complain. I had a Western suburb zip and have great client reviews in my profile. Zillow only sent me buyers looking for homes under $80k in undesireable areas of Chicago proper. -- Then I complained/declined…
Fixed income client hoping to find RTO/CD $300/mo N.Mpls suburbs...tossing it out there in case anything should procure...
Fixed income client hoping to find rent-to-own/CD with payment of $300/mo. He is looking in the vicinity of mile radius from 63rd/Brooklyn Blvd. He would prefer a SFR/possibly twin home where he can…
I have completed 56 BPO reports through EVALUATION SOLUTIONS and have yet to get paid from them
I started doing reports for EVALUATION SOLUTIONS since May. I would randomly inquire about payment and have been reassured payment will be on it's way. In August, I had no choice but to turn down…
In this market where is ethic?
We as agents are supposed to ask first "are you working with a Realtor?" Now we ask with how many agents are you working with? If We don't stop this practices where are we going to end…
Would any be interested in a tool that could download parcel lines and property GIS data to a handheld GPS?
Would any be interested in a tool that could download parcel lines and property GIS data to a handheld GPS from your county's GIS website so you could walk property confidently knowing where property lines…
Amyone Using Blogger?
Recent articles say traffic on Blogger is shrinking, but since I've started posting on my Blogger blog again I seem to get better search ranking. Anyone else using Blogger or have an opinion on the…
Scam? Or Real Deal? I think I know the answer but I'd like your opinion.
Hi John Arendsen Henry found you on Trulia Voices and wanted to drop you a line: Message from: Henry Please contact me regarding the following,Am financial consultant based in Accra-Ghana my client…
Cheap "Get cash for your home!" signs are everywhere. I work with investors looking for homeowners considering foreclosure. Do these signs?
work? If they work and don't break any realtor rules, where do they stay up the longest? These guys probably buy the signs in bulk and hire people to replant them every week (since they don't…
If you guy's need a referal agent outside of "Pa" I would be more than happy to help you with sales in Delaware, New jersey or
Maryland. I'm usually traveling through the 95 corridor during the week so it just takes a simple phone call and you can have a partner agent in another state in minutes.......htdeloach@gmail.com
Investors looking for fractured projects to buy for cash. Up to 40 mill. Sub-divisions, high rise apartments, condo projects.
Looking to generate immediate cash flow by finishing and renting a few while the project is completed. Anywhere that the numbers make sense. Marvin Beninson @ Keller Williams Realty 203 438-9494
ATTN. FLORIDA AGENTS!!!! What do you think about an ONLINE REALTOR/MENTOR Program...(State wide For Florida)? Discussions? Opinions? Suggestions
HELLO FELLOW AGENTS.....We all remember how difficult those first few months with our new license was. Yes, we could go to our brokers, and those other agents in our office, but remember how hard it was?…
What's your good advice for direct mailing to generate short sale listings? Before or after NOD?
Trying to refine my direct mail marketing campaign. Any good advice is sincerely appreciated. The timing is the toughest part I think.
Realtor poll--What's your best practice with your prospects when you know they have some large cash deposits--how do you initially counsel them?
I know what the conversation is on my end but I'm never there for the conversation on your end, please share your story. I will select a best answer in twenty four hours. Infact, I'll review…
Resources/Guides to better photography for Realtors
Anyone have any links, guides or books on DIY photography for better interior, exterior photos both at the shooting and editing phases? I have a Nikon SLR camera and Photoshop, and rather than hire it…
If you have a contract with a bank to list an REO and are performing all of your duties is it legal for them to just give asset to different agent?
I had multiple listings with a servicer including 2 that were listed and bank decided to change to new asset management co which meant they yanked listings I had put in lot's of work on is that legal?…
Looking to switch real estate website host
.....with e-mail support, customer database management, mls/idx link, bulk e-mail. Hopefully under $1 million per month. I would greatly appreciate any suggests or recommends.
I want to start a Property Management company in Kentucky with a nearly-acquired Salesperson License. How do I find a Broker of Record?
I have a background in marketing, and don't require training or desk space. In essence, I hope to run my own company (or division) and simply share the required split until I can earn my own broker's…
Does someone knows how to find an example of partnership contract?
I established some partnerships with european real estate and I need to draw up the mains lines of the contract but I haven't any ideas. If somebody has an example of partnership agreement it will…
Do you have buyers relocating to Manhattan, NYC? Please send me your referrals!
I am an experienced, licensed, independent broker and will give your buyers VIP treatment and you a 30% referral fee.. Please contact me before & if you have any questions Thanks! Jolie
Can the notice be given to a minor?
The Notice to vacate premesis was given to a 11yr old by a neighbor stating that...Here little boy can you give this to your Daddy
Has anyone else noticed many former agents who are no longer agents with the firms listed
here and/or no longer licensed and/or affiliated with a firm still having their old agents profiles here on Trulia? We had a firm here in Manhattan CBHK/Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy (aka later known as…
Anyone have any great tips on converting Trulia leads?
I'm converting about 10% of mine through quick, direct responses to their questions and trying to not sound "automated" in my responses, but would like to boost my success rate. Any tips?…
I'm thinking of getting out of the (Active) Rain...
Has anyone cancelled their Active Rain Rainmaker account and noticed a difference in their primary site traffic or general online lead flow? I've never been contacted by any prospective clients…
Seterus is Approving a Short Sale but denying the Seller a HAFA Approval
Seterus is Approving a Short Sale but denying the Seller a HAFA Approval because they didn’t complete the “HAFA Solicitation Letter” within the time frame that the letter called for.…
Whew! Finally finished 99 pages later.
How many pages are your short sale packets?
6 -9 month rental needed!
Hi all, I have clients relocating to Austin and are in need of a 3 bedroom home, 6 months for sure with the option to go MTM after that. They can pay the fist 6 months up front in cash. The tricky part…
Has anyone been contacted by topofthefirstpge.com about advertising and SEO services?
Super high pressure sales tactics designed to wear you down and drop $3500 on search engine optimization. They keep you on the phone for an hour and them tell you if you don't sign up for one of…
100% commission office in the Pacific Northwest. Which one is the best and why. I have 15 years experience
with the same company as a top producer and would like to hear what you have to say. Thx.
What are the specific steps (links?) to obtain a HI RE License if I have a CA license?
Thank you for the previous answers! I should have been more specific. I understand I have to take the HI portion of the Sales Agent license and that I can waive the general portion of the test. I have…
Fellow Independent Brokers: How many agents can you sponsor and remain home-based? Can you attract agents if you aren't a big office like ReMax?
This is a Friday night question which I am hoping to shed light on before Monday when I make some calls. I know that I can rent a desk in an office building, but would rather avoid that if I can... I can…
Often, when I answer a question from a buyer or seller, I like to see what questions they asked before. Can't seem to do this anymore.
Is anyone else experiencing this? When you click on a buyer / seller profile it shows in the title 15 questions asked. But when you go to see the detail, it show No Questions Found. To Trulia moderator:…
I want to know how to get BPO assignments in West Georgia area and the East Alabama Area.
I am looking into BPO companies and REO listings in West Georgia and East Alabama. Companies that will approve an agent with only 2 years experience and will pay or offer listings. Thank you so much! I…
Why are Active listings not showing up as Active?
I have 2 listings that are showing up as Status Unknown and not as Active as they are. When I went back through the system and claimed them they show up under the Sold and Expired tab.
I've heard a "RUMOR" that Bank of America has pulled out from backing FHA 203K rehab loans. Anyone else hear of this?
I know that other large institutions are still backing this program but with a powerhouse like BofA, it raises the question.... "why?"
Do retirement communities work with listing agents to sell their units or do most use their in-house staff?
As baby boomers get older, I would think that this will be a great niche. I see that the higher end communities have brokers that they work with, however, there are many that may need help selling units.…
What do you guys (Pros) know about earthquake insurance?
If you don't know an answer when you present the Hazard Report and Insurance issues when buying or selling, read my blog about it. It'll surprise you.
Agents, what’s the most creative (or crazy) marketing technique you’ve used to generate interest in a listing?
From free TVs, vacations and cars to contests and buyer sleep-overs, we want to know what you’ve done to get attention and expedite a sale. Have you found these techniques worked?
Carlsbad Agents - Have you seen this home?
Just listed this past week - shows great! Perfect for buyer who want: move in ready remodeled kitchen, bathrooms 4 bedrooms ocean view (peaks) In the 500k range Needs Carlsbad school district Wants…
Listing REO's
Any agents have any suggestions for a reputable company to contact about listing REOS in my area. I know most of them cost money up front. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks for your time
I am looking at a lot of different web site packages for my Brokerage. I am starting to hire agents and expect to have 25 soon. Any suggestion?
I have checked out a ton of website packages for my brokerage. We are starting to expand quickly and I need a good setup for the sales side. Any suggestion???
I am having the most difficult time with Chase on short sales. Is anyone else feeling this?
Other lenders have stepped up their short sale processes, but Chase seems to be stuck in a big rut.
With the plethora of lead generating services and companies like byownerdaily, etc... which has given you the most bang for your buck?
I have a very limited budget and don't want to start with direct mailing target markets until I have the funds to do it in a systematic and through manner. Any advice will be greatly appreciated…
About Referral fees
If you weren't a Realtor, but had a website that gathered leads, is there a limit on the refferal amount or percentage that could be given to the non-realtor?
What is the cost difference between a mixed-use building appraisal compared to 4-Family residential building appraisal?
I guess I was unaware how much more a mixed-use property appraisal cost compared to a residential 4-family appraisal. I was quoted $1600-2500 for a mixed-use (4-family with a commercial space below) from…
HOA restriction for owner occupants only. Is this enforceable and legal?
My cash buyer wants to become a landlord and buy several units in a condo complex. The HOA is saying only owner occupants are alowed to buy in this complex. How can HOA prevent the buyer from purchasing…
Does anyone know about the loss of USDA Funding this week? Any idea when congress will authorize new funding for this program?
I have several buyers under contract that now have no financing options for 100% financing!
What is your opinion of the IPad? Do you find it useful for your real estate business?
I have a newer laptop that I use at home for my business, but I find that it is too big to easily tote around with me when I am out doing showings or sitting open houses. I am toying with purchasing a…
Would you recomend an IPAD for a real estate agent?
I'm thinking about buying an IPAD but I wanted to see if any realtors have found it useful in their business or is it just for fun and games? I see people playing games, watching movies etc on the…
What service do you recommend for a transaction coordinator?
Who have you used successfully? Are there any you don't recommend?
We have a Listing in Westlake Village. Today a "local" agent dropped off a package to our seller, thinking the listing was about to
expire... They left a note about our Seller Hiring a "local" agent. Is there a different method of operation by Realtors in Westlake Village?. Westlake Village is About 30 miles away, where…
Do you perform a final walk through with your clients at the end of the sellers temporary lease?
I know walk throughs before closing is a MUST but lately I have had several contracts with Sellers Temporary leases whether it is for a few days or even several weeks to a month. I like to do a walk through…
Who do I contact to become an REO contractor?
I want to become an REO contractor for the Maryland/DC/Virginia area. Who do I contact?
I had an agent tell me as long as the appliances are pluged in they automatically come with the sale, it doesn't have to be disclosed in the
contract. Recently sold a property and the washer & dryer were removed by the seller. This was not part of the agreement, but her buyer is very upset because she (buyers agent) told him they were included.…
The new managment company supervisor I now work with does not have a broker license. She said she does not have to have it to be the managment com.?
The managment company Vice President does not need to have a broker license in order to run the company? Because they are now the new managment company to the apartments I work at. I just ask if she had…
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