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How can I find good agents to refer leads in Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield, Grand Prairie and other local cities for a fee?
I'm receiving too many leads and thinking on sharing them for a fee with a local agent that can work them, that way I can benefit other agents and myself at the same time.
Has paying for a foreclosure info. site (i.e. Foreclosure Radar) been beneficial in get listings?
Any suggestions on how to market short sale properties from these sites?
Have you ever recommended a Seller obtain an Appraisal prior to Listing their property?
Share your experience with using appraisals, and how this may have worked to your clients advantage or disadvantage?
CDPE - How many agents find this designation worth while?
Do you find that it is helping you obtain listings? Is the education aspect of it all that?
What solutions are Agents using for storing and sharing disclosures online?
Does anyone have any effective/favorite solutions? Any horror stories?
....representing a client looking for a 3/2 pool home in the Cocoa area with an Owner Financing Option.
Client interested in depositing $10k down and making monthly payments up to $1.2k per month. Balloon in 5-7 years. Pool not absolutely mandatory but would be nice. If you have a listing / owner interested,…
What do you know about Texas state legislation regarding removing HOA barriers to solar and other alternative building products?
I am interested in being more involved politically to fighting HOA controls over exterior improvements such as solar panels, roofing products, etc.
I am looking for some local advice. I have been wanting to team up with a local agent and Co-op some marketing. I am open to ideas and suggestions!!
I am looking to expand my marketing ideas and figured I would see the interest level in doing some marketing with an active Real Estate Agent. I am open to suggestions and ideas. Also any insight from…
Wachovia Short Sale Fast Track Program reps claim they can help us REALTORS close Short Sale Listings faster and much easier. Pls Update. Los Angeles
I will be listing a Short Sale Listing in Los Angeles. Wachovia as the lender. Does the Wachovia Fast Track program work?
To replace the frig or not to replace the frig... That is the question.
Gorgeous house in a desirable neighborhood, priced just under 400K (225K above avg. sale price for the area)... Lots of negative feedback on the refrigerator, which is in an otherwise lovely kitchen.…
Realtor who has a qualified buyer, looking to match up with a condo seller in Danvers.
My buyer is interested in buying a condo in Danvers. His wish list is as follows: --Danvers --2 bedrooms --1 bathrooms --800 SF He's looking to move now.! If you or someone you know has…
I still have a client looking for a 3/2 pool home in Merritt Island with an owner financing option.
Client has $10k to put down plus make payments of up to $1.2k per month. Please let me know if you have any listings/owners that may be interested in this. Thanks
Att: San Diego Agents, what is your take on our SD Market?
In the following article it is saying that the housing market is weak. These articles have allot of potential clients I know holding out on their decision to buy, Yet the past couple of deals I have closed…
If a buyer wants to pay a broker cash payments in a transaction, the broker: a) may not accept any more
than $5000 in cash in any one transaction. b)must report the event to the IRS within 15 days after receiving more than $10,000 in cash for a single transaction. c)must report the event to the IRS…
Need a realtor in Durham NC. to help my babysitter find a rental.
My babysitter is moving from Austin to Durham to attend medical school. I'm not concerned with a referral fee, I just want her taken care of. Please email or call me if you can help. Phillip Bai…
Agents - Question regarding adjustments in BPO comps...
Ok, guys...I'm stuck! Do BPO's for a couple companies, but doing my first for ClearCapital. What a nightmare. This is for a REO property that has been TRASHED! Seriously, like, $250k-$300k depreciation…
I have a Main Line Mansion for sale. What is the best way to let buyers know that this home, while on a?
smaller footprint of land, is larger by 2-3 thousand square feet, and therefor is a bargain at the list price?
In your opinion what is the best real estate firm to work for in Fresno or Clovis?
I'm looking for an office that has a great feel to it. Of course I care about commission structures, fee's, etc. but what I'm really looking for is a friendly, supportive and very social…
What are the benefits of hiring a real estate coach?
Just wonder what experience that you have working with a real estate coach. I know a few high producing agents that swear by them. I am a bit skeptical. I was given the pitch by a local coach and he…
Short Sale with ING Direct
Getting my short approval with ING was just sooo stressful, negotiator just don't do their job. Did you had the same experience with your short sales with ING direct?
How long after bank foreclosure does it take to get a federal tax lien removed from title?
When I list a property, I always pull preliminary title just to check for surprises. Unfortunately, not all listing agents are as diligent. I am in escrow representing a buyer on a bank owned property…
Concerned my buyer's offer isn't getting presented. Can I request to present the offer with the Seller in attendance?
A seller's agent doesn't like me (we went to school together 13 yrs ago!). My buyers submitted an offer on one of her listings, and I got a rejection via email. I requested written/signed rejection…
I'm in the process of completing classes to become a real estate agent in MN. What's the next step after I complete the classes and pass
the test? I understand that I need to be backed by a broker, but how do I make that connection?
Is anyone using YouTube for real estate?
- other than placing a typical visual tour ? If so - please send your channel - would love to view some.... I am really interested in some of the creative - out of the norm - ideas to promote both properties…
Received an e-mail inquiry - looking for a 3/2 pool home in Merritt Island, Fl. Buyer looking for owner holding a first w/$10k down and monthly
payments up to $1.2k per month. If you have a listing or owner that may be interested, please let me know. Thanks, Phil Rotondo, Realtor ERA Showcase Properties and Investments Merritt Island,…
What is a good mother's day gift?
just seeking some new ideas or thoughts for this mother's day weekend
Does anyone have experience with Buyer's Remorse?
Some states offer an "out" for buyer's who suffer from buyer's remorse when entering into an agreement of sale. Does anyone have any reliable information to share about their experiences…
I am looking for a fellow Broker to place one or two HUD bids until I receive my NAID number. Is anyone interested?
I am working with a few investors who show interest in these type of properties every now and again.
I am looking for Transaction Program software that completely integrates Short Sales as well.
I have a transaction program I love for Sales but I want something I can use from beginning to end with short sales
Cash buyer looking for luxury short-sales in LA area
Hi, We are looking for reliable agents in LA who can work with us on acquiring luxury short-sale properties in the LA area and see the transaction through to closing on the ground. Our team is taking…
Short Sale Scam: I need someone at Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Countrywide (alias) and/or GMAC to respond
to the offers (some homes with 4 offers pending) to respond. These banks are letting solid offers go without ANY response. It is a scam as banks want the Insurance monies and they are letting the offers…
Is sitemap useful for Seo?
why the site maps are important for any website?
Scam artist advertising my for sale listing all over internet as for rent for a fraction of the price. What can I do?
There is a scam artist advertising my luxurious for sale listing as for rent for a fraction of the price using my photos (copied them from my advertisements). I receive several phone calls every day (and…
What do you think is most important for a client in determining who to use as an agent when they need to do a short sale?
Looking to take a poll as to what other agents feel is the single most important trait for a client selecting an agent to perform a short sale.
I received a call from a Lender today, stating all Cleveland County Bond Program loans are being delayed/postponed, or on-hold, AND for an unknown...
Time period. It was stated as ANY/ALL FILES, regardless of the current “progress” of the contract and/or loan. It was not stated as “all future loans”, or “he/she is the…
WHO HAS A HOME EXCHANGE located in the SE COAST Region of the US trade FOR ATLANTA, GA CONDO walk to big box stores and on the bus/marta line?
ALPHARETTA, GA CONDO TRADE BY ELLEN SMITH @ TREND ATLANTA REALTY; contact me with your clients that may have AN INTEREST in A HOME EXCHANGE located in the SE COASTAL Region of the US. Their trade-for…
Selling home in Santa Clara county, looking for local disclosures. Any agents have a copy?
Need local disclosures for Santa Clara County / San Jose. Any agent, please send me a link for this. Thanks
Does your MLS system offer long term rentals?
Our MLS does not offer long term rental information, at all, and I am wondering how typical that is around the country. I have worked several other MLS systems and all offered rental listings. So I am…
Multiple Offers on the Westside
I've been seeing more and more multiple offer situations her on the Westside. It seems to be signaling 1. Pent up demand 2. Lack of good inventory 3. Buyers reacting more quickly and getting…
Any opinions or suggestions of holding a lottery or sweepstakes for a prize to create leads? What is the easiest and best way to go about it?
Was thinking of holding a contest for a prize of maybe some local sporting events or home openers to create lead generation. any ideas or input as to the best way to go about this which is easy and anyone…
How do you feel about answering consumer questions outside of your marketplace?
A consumer brought up the subject today and the comment was not positive. This consumer was especially troubled when the answer came from out of state.
Are there brokers holding licenses for inactive salespersons or functioning as real estate license holding companies in the Cincinnati area?
I am considering obtaining a real estate license. I do not absolutely need it now where I currently work in property management, although it would be helpful and I believe it would open up additional…
Listingbook vs. IDX...
Any opinions on whether Listingbook is truly any better than most of the latest IDX systems? I can't tell the difference and my renewel date approaches.
When working w/ client in the $1 million price range, what is your approach to getting a proof of funds letter? I've had some buyers act
offended...? I know some buyers are liars, but I think even those with the funds are sometimes offended by having to present this information. What are your experiences? What works best for you?
Wondering how most Agent and Brokers are doing with any services(upgrade) above and beyond PRO status?
Would like to hear about Agents or Brokers buying "Local Ads" as well!! Any input greatly appreciated! Allan
Do any Realtors have a need for valuation products for listings and FSBO's? We can customize them with your information.
I have developed valuaton products for Realtors to use in solitciting listings and FSBO's. In addition we provide measuring and floor plan services. Just wondering if these services are of value…
Advice needed about real estate schools.
Good Morning needing some advice about real estate schools..... Giving serious thought to pursuing a career in real estate, it has been a desire of my mine for 30 plus years. My life over those years took…
Looking for an experienced property manager to work with.
I have recently started working with several investors who are looking for a "hands off" investment in real estate and I have suggested to them that property management would be their best option.…
Anyone has an expirience with REDC ( Real Estae Disposition Corporation ) auctions ? They are held in about
30 states. I was planing to go to the one in Illinois on August 9 and 10. Any comments?
Any new agents out there?? Exam Practice Guide?
I am preparing for my salesperson exam which is coming up next week, I have been told by so many people that I should get an exam practice. Has any new agents recently passed and no longer need their…
I am studying for my real estate salesperson exam, how would i study or do to increase my odds to pass?
I am studying for my real estate salesperson state exam; however, i have trouble retaining everything i read from these books. Are there any agents that can give me advice on studying or how to go about…
Are there any financial incentives for banks to reduce principle amounts and interest rates for existing homeowners seeking a mortgage modification?
I read that NJ has a 'shadow inventorty' equal to 5 years home sales. The highest in the nation. It seems to me that one way to solve this problem is for banks to offer principal reductions…
Which real estate school do you recommend?
I am planning to become a real estate broker and take the course and test in May. Has anyone had an exemplary experience at a particular real estate school in the Chicago Area? Thanks for your help
WordPress/IDX help...
Thinking of using WordPress with IDX, but my market straddles two MLS system territories. Is it possible to get service from both systems through one IDX provider? If not, anyone recommend a solution…
What are the top five reasons people buy homes?
This may sound like a basic question but it is one that we must know the answer to.
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