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Looking for a good marketing software program
I am a new broker in Chandler, AZ and have been researching real estate marketing software. I would really like some recommendations from fellow brokers and realtors. Thanks in advance for the answers!
How do you use videos in your marketing?
I like using videos more than virtual tours. I feel like I can showcase more things than can be grabbed by a series of photos. I like to do a personal tour of my own listings & my favorite builders.…
Do you think your personality at work is different than at home?
Yellow = open friendly person who speaks indirectly to avoid conflict & challenge. Green = closed individual who speaks directly to get to the point & obtain detailed, accurate information. Blue…
Short Sale approval letter has 6% commissions, MLS has 2.5%, I want 3% on the buyers side...can I demand 3%?
Whatever % is on MLS is what they offer? I've read where the commissions are split 50/50, is that if there is a reduction ?
As a company we always embrace any new technology that saves time - do any of you actually like the Instanet platform?
We are noticing more and more agents/brokers from other firms using the C.A.R. version of the San Francisco forms lately, so I'm guessing there are lots of you out there who are going back to/still…
Cash For Keys
Do Las Vegas agents know if the banks/asset managers are still offering cash for keys to either homeowners and/or tenants? This was very prevalent for a while, but I haven't heard much about it lately.…
Has anyone had a seller get a deficiency judgment during the short sale process? And if so, was the seller an investor or owner occupant?
It's my understanding some lenders are allowing owner occupants to walk away without any recourse and are only perusing investors for deficiency judgments. What have you noticed in your experience?
Other than Trulia, what lead generating sites do you see good ROI ?
We all got solicited everyday. Just wondering what you are experiencing? ZILLOW.COM REALTOR.COM LEADS TO LISTINGS.COM GOOGLE.COM YAHOO.COM COMPASS.COM OTHER/ WHOM? Need More Information?…
Is it wise for a seller to offer possession at closing, knowing that deals sometimes fall apart, and that the seller must relocate before closing?
Isn't it better to have the possession be 10 or 20 days after closing? In that way the seller can know definitively that the closing will happen, and can then make a safe relocation. For a seller…
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IN ACTUALITY ARE BETTER DAYS AHEAD !
In actuality are better days ahead? As mortgage firms ease lending standards and more qualified conventional buyers enter the housing market how will this adjustment transform our market in terms of…
Need suggestions on Contact Mgmt System for Leads already obtained
Basically I need to find a program or system to keep in contact with the leads I have already established and that need some cultivating over the next few months. I have quite a few purchasers that need…
Who are your clients using to modify their loans and/or handle their short sales?
I have a couple of sellers who could use a loan mod attorney. Thanks in advance!
Manipulating Days on the Market through re-listing?
I just came across a property that was listed and allowed to expire without selling every 45 days or so. Each time it was returned as an active listing with a new MLS number, it shows as "1 days on…
Realtor buying investment property that is FSBO
I'm considering buying a property that is FSBO and I'm a little unsure on what my options are on going about doing this, i.e. go through an attorney? Can I use the normal CAR/NAR purchase agreement…
Listing without price
I'm getting ready to list a 2 acre lot with a couple houses on it. The lot is zoned multi-family and the seller wants to list it on the MLS without a price to see it that will increase the amount…
What is your take on the real estate companies that offer a guaranteed $100k first year new agent income or they will pay the difference? Thanks
I am sitting for my UT real estate exam at the end of the month. I would like to be in a brokerage that has the best training, opportunity, support system and mentorship's available. I'm starting…
Do you think the market is firming up or is this a flurry before another decline?
I am busier than ever with lots of buyers across all price points. Seems to me there is a good bit of pent up demand. What's your experience and opinion?
Do you think Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) has changed the way of marketing for Realtors?
I see a lot of Realtors trying to use these types of outlets with little to no success. I am interested in learning more about those who have had transactions directly because of these and how they were…
Buffini Coaching agent wanted for a buyer $500-$700K. They want agents help with closing costs. -
Is anyone willing to help them who has done at least 10 transactions a year for the last 3? Please email me if you are interested. Integrity is essential. No referral fee to me.
Percentage split step ladder.... If an agent starts at a 60/40 split, at what point should they ask for have their split increase?
looking for some advice in this current market on agent commission and splits. Thanks
Should agents demand the difference between what the buyer agrees to pay and the commission a seller pays?
Buyer Agency Agreement, paragraph 6d. States that the buyer agrees to pay the difference between what is agreed to in the Buyer Agency Agreement and what the seller is offering. Are you finding that…
I am an independent broker here in Austin and need a good agent I can occasionally pass off referrals to.
I typically try to work with clients in 150K price range, and a lot of the referrals I would pass off would be for someone looking under 150K. If you're interested in working in this price range and would…
Does agent must disclose to the Seller a relative relations with the principals of that LLC?
If a real estate agent in TX represents the LLC as a buyer , principals of which are his parent , while agent is not involved in any way in LLC.Does agent must disclose to the Seller a relative relations…
How do I become a REO Agent with Premier Asset Services?
What are the steps to becoming a REO Listing Agent for Premier Asset Services?
Business Card Bulletin Boards
We've all seen them...in restaurants, cleaners and the frozen yogurt parlors. They're usually cluttered with business cards and look like a complete eye sore. My question, has anyone ever received…
Can you refer me to a Buyer's agent in Payson area?
We live in Maine! Can't get out there very often to look ourselves, but plan to retire end of the year. Payson looks good, but photos don't tell the whole story......
HOW DO I DO MORE BPOs?
I am looking to get registered with banks to do BPOs and sell foreclosures. How do I break in? Roberta Kayne, Re/Max Affiliates
Instanet - Does ANYone like it? Everyone at my company is tech savvy, and always welcomes advances in technology that make our business lives easier.
However, this Instanet nightmare that has been foisted upon us has done exactly the opposite. We have yet to talk with a single agent or broker who doesn't hate it - wondering what other companies…
how should I as a recipient agent handle it if a buyer want to switch to me from another agent in my same office?
They solicited me to show them property and then after a couple of showings disclosed that they had been working with one of my fellow office agents and now wanted to switch to me as they were dis-satisfied…
If you look back 5 years from now when the market has (hopefully) changed for the better. What will you remember the most about 2011?
The reason for this question is this. I have worked with the most amazing Real Estate Professionals this year. When loan contingencies couldn't be removed in time for my buyers a listing agent was…
Anyone seeing much action with their rental listings on Trulia - or inquiries about rentals in general?
I've got a great executive rental home listed in Warren's popular Greenwood Meadows neighborhood and I'm not getting much traction here on Trulia. Appreciate hearing back on your experience…
Philadelphia Suburbs broker suggestions
Hello everyone. I will have my real estate license shortly and I am researching the different brokers in my area. I live in the western Philadelphia Suburbs and am looking for suggestions. I have heard…
TX Scenario: Wholesale flipper contracts w/seller to look for buyer, usually another flipper. Finds buyer, prepares docs, etc. Unlicensed agency?
Flipper 1 is not a licensee. Their business model is to contract with someone that needs to sell their property and is usually in some kind of distress situation, to sell their property. Flipper 1 gets…
Are the major lenders any better this year about processing and approving their short sales?
I have attended seminars by Bank of American and Citibank and both are touting their improved systems for processing short sales. I am currently in a holding pattern waiting for B of A to process a short…
How many buyers are getting turned down by the banks per month? And how much money are you missing out on because of it?
I'm asking this question to figure out just how valuable my ability to buy sell-carry-back loans in this market really is and what impact I have on real estate agents and investors concerning how…
Any advice in regards to an SSA on a HAFA Short Sale? Indy Mac Bank.
Have a client who applied for a HAMP. Denied. Then offered a HAFA. BPO was done. SSA was sent out and received only 2 days before they required it to be signed and returned. The numbers on the SSA…
Finally, the scammers have reached Zillow.com. Now brokers are being reached by fake clients after damage to other RE sites!!!! Be CAREFUL!!!!
Please be careful out there!!! I have already received many copy and paste style emails looking for nothing but an answer. Then, they will try to send money in the form of a check!!!! These checks are…
Do open houses really work?
If the buyer is really in the market, isn't he/she already using a Realtor? What is your success tips?
All inclusive trust deed?
Anyone out there have experience listing and/or selling realty under an all inclusive trust deed? Would you please clarify what this is, and how it works? What are the benefits to the buyer and seller?
Fellow Realtors, if any of you are currently using "Showing Desk" or any similar product that books appointments I would like to hear from
you! This product or type of product has somewhat been used in my area with some degree of sucess. My largest complaint is that when I show a property using this tool I am asked for feedback IMMEDIATELY…
Experienced agent from NJ just got FL. license would like to work for a high end luxury RE broker in Miami, any recommendations?
I was a multimillion dollar producing agent in NJ and then owned and operated a RE company that dominated our market. I was subsequently involved in RE as an investor, developer and builder. Just received…
If someone puts down 200,000 on a million dollar condo, what is the maximum the seller may keep.
Client buys condo in 04 for 1million. The condo is now worth @800k, the builder has finally finished the building and wants to close. If the buyer wants to pull out, what is Florida Law on maximum deposit…
What is the cost for insurance on a condo in Brickell sold at $200,000. 1/1 around 800 sq feet. Built in 2006. Hurricane impact glass. zip 33131
I would like to give a client of mine the most accurate answer without having to get an actual quote from an online company.
What is the best "System" for mailing out cards, etc?
I'd like to send to farm, just listed, just sold, database, BDAY, Anniversary, etc? If their was a database/CRM that could do it all that would be great too...
I'm a 24 year old Rookie Realtor looking to partner up with a Vetran and successful Reator, anyone out there?
I've been doing Real-estate for almost a year and half and worked for 2 great companies with awesome people. I started off doing leasing and I was very successful, then I decided to make a change…
Financing options for client with current mortgage.....
Good afternoon! I have a client that’s interested in purchasing; The down side is she currently has a mortgage in her name for a relative…..Is financing still possible under this condition?…
Why do Buyers (who already have a Realtor) try to negotiate a purchase price with the listing agent?
At my open house today, a gentleman tried to negotiate the sale price of the home. When I asked him who is Realtor is, he told me, and I said "He is very good why don't you ask him to contact…
Do you think the Banks are going too far when they are trying to control how, what, & when someone is going to use a property they are buying?
I recently closed a sale for a Cash Buyer and the Bank dictated what they could do with that property, how long they had to keep it and what they could sell if for after the minimum time frame they set.…
how much would realtors pay for a custom slide show with narration on a listing over 1/2 million? Something
like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QE85M7VPaU Thanks for your time!
Just got my FL. RE lic. was an active broker in NJ. Would like to work for a high end luxury broker in Miami hold a GRI CRS CIPS CLHMS E-PRO RCC?
I was a a multimillion dollar producing real estate agent and then an active broker in NJ for 10 years. Owned a high producing real estate office that dominated our market area. Shifted my focus to real…
Commercial lease do ask for a renewal coomission?
On a commercial leae that the tenant only wants a one year lease to start do ask for commission if he renews for a longer term in the future?
Condo HOA Boards not negotiating past due dues and forcing homeowners to foreclose instead of HAFA short sale.
Bank of America has approved 2 loans for a HAFA short sale. The HOA Board is holding up the sale, because they will not negotiate the HOA past due dues. The monthly dues are $315 and the property is poorly…
From the research I have done it seems that an FHA loan would require a pool to be filled and in good working order. How about a conventional loan?
Are there conventional loans that would allow a buyer to purchase a home with an empty or green swimming pool?
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