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New Agent best training Exit or Keller Williams in L.A.?
Can an insider help me to decide, which one is better in training for a new agent, and which office in L.A you would recommend?. I have recruited exit in L.A. but found there office pretty small and couldn't…
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 acmoyseos@gmail.com
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…
Dear Agents, anyone have advice on how to handle, educate, instruct a buyer who has "champagne taste with beer pocket books?" The
situation is: I've advised on 203k loans buy cheap and renovate, I've done everything I can, but she will look at the MLS listings and pass even though they are within budget because she can't…
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!
Advice on Trulia's New Pricing Stategy...
As most REALTORS(t) know by now, Trulia will be making significant changes to marketing plans in August. As a Team, we have been with Trulia since 2008 & consistently feature 50 or more listings. To continue…
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…
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. http://agentredefined.com/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? http://portal.hud.gov/huddoc/12-10ml.pdf
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.
What are other agent's thoughts on exclusive buyer contracts? Who is using them?
I use them because I think it defines the relationship and adds loyalty to both sides
Kiddie Condo FHA Loan
Has anyone had a client use the "kiddie condo" FHA loan? Which lender did you use?
We are looking for someone to help with lead management. Must be licensed and able to work on your own schedule. See below for details.
We have leads and a system by which to generate leads - now we need someone to manage them and convert them into clients. Call Doug at 512-739-0457 if you are interested. We work primarily in south, west…
We are a bulk buyer of non-performing/performing notes and REO’s nationwide. We have a high preference for assets within the state of California
PNC: We are a bulk buyer of non-performing/performing notes and REO’s nationwide. We have a high preference for assets within the state of California and have provided a ranked zip code list…
Is this property website just a scam?
I created a profile on homes.com. I keep getting emails saying someone is interested in one of my listings and to log into my account for details, but when I do it says I have no leads. Anyone else experienced…
Has anyone been successful with using Facebook ads to promote their real estate services to a specific area or just their Facebook sphere?
The link will go to my website, however, I'm trying to determine if it will be cost effective since many people will probably just be 'curious' and click anyway. At roughly $3 to $5 per…
How 2 br ( public records and nothing changed/added) can be offered for rent as 4br house?
Why would a realtor having access to public records is listing rooms without bathrooms, or/and closets, and unpermitted rooms, converted garages as bedrooms? Can we really count almost every space as a…
Commercial lease commission split
I have a friend/client looking to lease a small retail space for cafe/sandwich shop (under 1000 sf) I never do any commercial lease. Do commercial leasing agents normally split their commission with…
What do you think about an interior BPO where the agent doing it never went to see the house?
Instead he paid a non licensed person to go there and just take photos for him to use.
Has anyone recently had any luck getting a Short-sale approved with OCWEN!?
I had a short seller that was originally with Chase (last Nov.2011) and we had an offer approved, but the buyer walked! So we put it BOM, and after just a few weeks on the MLS, we received an all cash…
Do buyer's agents in NYC use exclusive agency agreements - what is common practice?
Do buyer's agents in NYC use exclusive agency agreements or they just do all the work without any guarantee that their clients are not working with other agents as well. At a Rebny seminar lots…
What do you find are the biggest frustrations that you, as real estate professional have been dealing with in today's market?
I talk with many agents throughout different areas of the nation as often as I can. Training other agents provides an interesting perspective at how well all see things a bit differently. You could be…
POLL QUESTION: What is everyone's opinion of the distressed expert designations?
I have a few and there seem to be so many new ones popping up all the time. What designations have you earned, which ones do you like most and least, and what benefits, if any do you find your designations…
Escalation Clause
with the current shortage in stock has anyone taken to using an Escalation Clause and have you had much success with it?
To Trulia: Why don't you have a programmer make something that would detect the word 'crime' in a question?
Countless times a day somebody asks how much crime there is an a neighborhood. We are forbidden from answering these questions, as we all know. To save us time, to help the public faster, and to rid…
Boundary & Property Line Dispute In GA
I have a few questions regarding the exact property line when next to a river or large creek. This property is in the state of GA and is technically a creek but large enough to float a kayak, raft or…
SECTION 8 Units needed...
A friend asked if I could find a tenant..I said yes, ran an ad, got 15 leads for people looking to find somewhere to live using thier Housing Choice Voucher. Spent a day emailing Listing Agents/Brokers…
Is it now possibly illegal not to submit highest offer with some lenders?
What are agents are now doing with 'back up' offers if they have an offer submitted on a short sale and more offers. I was told that I should not take back up when an offer is submitted because the banks…
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