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House for rent needed (Palos, Hickory or Oak Lawn)
My client (great income, great credit) is looking to rent a house in either Palos, Hickory or Oak Lawn. Let me know if you know of anything. Thanks in advance.
I need a Broker sponsor who can mentor
I just passed my RE salesperson exam. I am also a candidate for CFP and good at money matters. I been looking for an efficient and effective broker sponsor with good support system. I did my rounds checking…
There is a localized website called "Patch.com" do you have it in your community? if so, what do you think?
I was recently introduced to patch.com quite by accident. It's a very newsy localized news site, and has really caught on in the Bay Area. I have found the advertising sales rep to be overly aggressive,…
20% down, pre-approved borrower. Looking for a Townhouse or home up to $650k in Foster City. Buyer has agent. Does anyone have a property like this?
I am a local direct lender that has a well qualified buyer with 20% down looking in Foster City. i am trying to help the agent locate the home. Any help will be appreciated.
Has anyone ever dealt with a bank foreclosure, where the bank did not want to dewinterize the property
for inspections/ appraisal requirement? The seller (bank) wants my buyers to pay to have the property dewinterized and also said the buyers have to use a professional to do so. The seller's claim is…
20% down buyer, already pre-approved . Looking for a property in the $350k range. San Bruno, So. City, Pacifica or Daly City area. Buyers have Realtor
I am a local Direct lender that has the mention buyer pre-approved. He is a well qualify buyer putting down 20%. I am trying to assist the Real Estate agent locate a property. Any help will be appreciated.
Attn: REO Agents- Have any of you paid the annual $199 LAMCO
Networking fee and gotten assignments from it?
Anyone have any distressed property deals in the Temecula/Murrieta area? We're cash buyers.
We are a RE broker, general contractor (rehab) and investor all in one tightly wrapped package. We are cash buyer looking for distressed properties in the Temecula and Murrieta area. We will coop with…
I'm a real estate broker in CA. I would like to become a broker-associate in NY. Any current brokers/agts recommend the best study guide or?
book? thx I've submitted my transcripts and current education requirements to be waived from the 120 hours. I just need to study and hopefully pass the exam the first time. Your help would be greatful.…
Anyone else focusing on working with buyers that need creative transactions (like lease-options) and want to network/mastermind?
I am in Fort Collins, CO and I am looking to network with others nationwide that are focusing on working with the growing number of buyers that need some type of creative buying transaction. Anyone else…
Canadiens are slashing commission fees. Are we to follow?
The federal Competition Bureau, however, is set to change all that, which should result in lower realty commissions and fees. A landmark investigation by the Competition Bureau concluded that the Canadian…
Which company has the best training and support for new real estate agents?
I worked 30 years ago in a real estate office and am wanting to get my license out of escrow. Even though I am up to date on real estate laws, I need thorough training and support to get started. I am…
What's a GREAT real estate firm to work for, and why?
I'm a real estate professional and I have worked at various companies, several national franchises, a few that purport to be the leaders for one reason or another. However, I have seen the workings…
Why do experienced (number of years in the business) realtors feel they have to mention how long they've been realtors?
This seems like an unnecessary detail when dealing with clients and with other realtors.
QR codes and Text on one sign rider...
Also... does anyone know of a service provider offering QR codes along with their text messaging service. I am thinking it might make sense to have one sign rider with both a QR code and TEXT code. Obviously…
I'm buying a FHA short sale, the ATP letter has already been issued to the sellers and I have a contact within the parameters of the ATP letter.
Why do I have to wait for the Lender to sign off on the deal. Hasn't FHA already as the insurer paid the lender for its loss, which would make FHA the true seller as they are going to get the proceeds…
I plan to start my career in commercial real estate. Any recommendation on which companies I could contact? Large corporation or boutique brokerage?
I will obtain my Salesperson license by the end of April, and I plan to enter the commercial real estate. I have been in contact with some people in the industry, but most of them are from large corporate…
FEED BACK INFO! -How important is Buyer Agent feedback to you or your Clients? Do you find it useful?
Do you find the info. objective and relevant for your marketing purposes? Do you actively give helpful feed back? Why do so many agents seem to run from the opportunity to give a little helpful…
What was your reason for starting a career as a real estate professional?
Were you stepping into your family business? Were you in a dead end job looking for an opportunity to change your life? Were you just out of college and had an eye for real estate all along?
Anyone care to share their conversion ratio for online leads?
We're noticing an interesting trend in lead conversion ratios for the markets we serve in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lead conversions in higher value areas (Palo Alto, Los Altos/LA Hills, Orinda/Lafayette)…
Oversea property buyer is looking for an agent and advice.
I am an oversea property buyer. I would like to buy a property which is close to school(university, secondary and primary school, etc), easy to let, low crime rate, cheap price and good return . Phoenix…
looking for approved fannie mae contractors in Sacramento Ca.
home in escrow but seller will only allow approved contractors to do any repairs on fannie mae home
What percentage of short sale listings do you turn down because the seller is not qualified, or willing, or you know you have an uncooperative bank?
Why do you turn down unsaleable listings? Or, why do you accept unsaleable listings? This is a corollary to the question: http://www.trulia.com/voices/Agent2Agent/How_many_of_your_short_sales_are_closing_-23498
Does anyone know of a national lender who will do loans for a manufactured home on 40 acres? Thanks!
We are in a rural area just outside of the Kansas City Metro area on the Kansas side. I have a client who is listing her property and have had trouble in the past with my buyers who wanted to buy a property…
Office Desk Setup...lack of privacy in real estate offices
Do you have issues with the desks being too close together, that when you speak with your clients about property and offers that the other desks are too close together? Or do you do most of your work…
I got an iPad for Christmas, what are real estate-specific apps worth buying?
I've been looking for floorplan layout, investment analysis, anything that can be useful. Can't find much that appears professional-grade. Already have all the MLS search tools I need. All…
Does anyone use an IPAD for there real estate business? If so how do you like it?
I am thinking about getting rid of my laptop and using one of these instead, but I am not sure how well it works as far as real estate goes. Any info is most appreciated!!! Thanks!
Tablet vs Ipad?
do you use either? What is the best use for these new tools? Are they worth the investment?
Can someone who has access to the NJ MLS send me the client and agent listing for mls# 1030060 ?
I don't have access. Only the GS MLS. Thanks much! Email: ihughes1970@gmail.com
I have a client who needs to rent a home for 30-60 days.
in Gwinnett. Does anyone have any ideas on a place? Death in the family.
What is wrong with you people??
"You People" being the Realtors that will put ethical behavior on the back burner while going after expired listings. Recently a Seller had a condo for sale and it (the listing) expired. The…
I need KW agent in or near San Juan Capistranio who knows horse property.
Have wonderful property to refer, but know one knows equine property.
Referrals from Short Sale Processing Center...
Has anyone received listing referrals from Short Sale Processing Center/Seven Gables Realty through Trulia (or other sites)? If so, can you comment on the experience?
Anyone jealous some agents get all the REO listings?
It just sucks that some agents in my area get all the REO listings, and the banks don't share the love with other brokers...gee isn't like 30 listings way too much to handle? Show some love…
Is this legal for a listing agent to do?
A few weeks ago, I was working with a client (buyer) who submitted an offer for a bank-owned house. He offered a price lower than the asking price, and the bank came back with a counter-offer. My client…
Do you use a credit card or a line of credit to finance your business?
I am curious how people are using credit for business expenses. Is there a method or tool that you find works best?
Any Mass brokers looking for a part time agent? I'm taking my license exam this week
I am a licensed salesperson in NH and am trying to get my Mass license. I am looking for a Mass broker. Thank you.
Short sale with a family trust buyer?
I have an offer on one of my short sale listings written with a family trust as the buyer. The deal is all cash so no concern with financing, but I'm not sure if the short sale lender (B of A) will…
Anyone noticing a slowdown in short sale listing calls in their area?
Is the short sale market slowing a bit perhaps due to "strategic foreclosures"? Saw another news cast talking about strategic foreclosure today. I really wish they'd stop putting that…
What if your broker let YOU name your terms? What would your best Agent/Broker deal look like?
Would you want 100%, no fees and print/internet advertising included? Would a franchise name be important? Administrative support, tools, qualified leads? What would your dream deal look like?
I am a Realtor with the Worcester County Board of Realtors. I am looking for access to the Berkshire County MLS...can anybody help me?
I have buyers looking to purchase in Pittsfield and I need access to the MLS for myself and for my clients to receive updates. I spoke with the local board and they say my broker needs to pay a $500 application…
Multiple buyers for the same property - how to handle ?
Agent (A ) and his Client #1 submits 1st. offer (not accepted) then 2nd offer. Before 2nd is accepted, the Broker/Owner (B) of the same company has another buyer: Client #2, for the same house. Since B…
I am considering upgrading to Trulia Pro. It is worth it?
Will I really get good solid leads by paying to be featured? Leads that will pay off? I appreciate any advice!
BPO - Arizona -
What Agents in Arizona are seeing the trend where if they are assigned a BPO do they actually get the listing ? Anyone do a lot of BPO's still in Az ?
My seller/buyer was to close this week on his property & purchase another property and backed out for no reason. Can i sue him in small claims?
court? As a real estate agent has anyone ever been sucessful in taking clients to small claims court for not performing as agreed? I was to close on my listing & my seller was under contract to purchase…
Website Critique
So Im on a kick on getting feedback from my fellow peers and would like some critique on my website ! www.cashbackrealtyaz.com Just looking to see if there is something you would add or take…
How long do I wait before going after a contractor?
February 9th a lady came to my house and gave me a quote for new blinds. I took her offer and gave her half the money (by check). I have not heard from her since. She told me it would take about a week…
E& O Insurance
This is more of a question to Real Estate Brokers - Looking to switch E& O coverage - Who do you use and why do you like them !
Frustrated Realtor! Looking for new ways to find buyers in a buyer dominated market. Help!
Any advice or ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. I love being a Realtor but having trouble supporing my family and making a living.
BOFA equity line of credit short sale package..anyone have a link?
Hey fellow agents, I'm doing a One West Bank 1st Short Sale with BOFA as the 2nd / HELOC, I got the number for them to call, 1-866-413-3757, tried equator, but it won't take the loan #. Does…
Commercial property for sale in Alachua FLorida
I would like to see all commercial property for sale in Alachua FLorida
We have 650 fabulous acres in 11 legal parcels in estate community ready to develop - tell your developers
that are still looking for future projects.. In southern California and 45 min. to San Diego International Airport. Underground utilities are right up to property - gated community - views stht go on…
Want to become a PA real estate broker... how does commission verify the number of points collected?
In PA, to become a broker, one must collect 200 points and be in real estate for at least 3 years. I've been moving from brokerage to brokerage over the years and was selling homes in every office. When…
What are your thoughts on 'Showing/Previewing' feedback to listing agents?
I have found many buyers agents unwilling to give feedback. Do you find value in providing the listing agent with good and detailed feedback. Do you feel any obligation to the feedback process as a buyers…
Have you had any response to Reality Times' - Why Buy This House Webcast ?
I saw this today and was thoroughly im[pressed. Clean, informative, profesional and $299. Need More Information? Please visit us @ http://topvaluesinorlando.com/ Mike Luzzo Charles Rutenberg Realty 933…
Does anyone know of any income properties for sale in the Denver area that yield a 10% cap rate?
I have investor buyers looking for 4 plexes and/or commercial properties in the Denver area that yield at minimum 10% capitalization rate. I have done a few MLS searches yet would love to hear if you…
Anyone having trouble with ShowingSuite? Love their product but, inexplicably (to them and to me), they disconnected me Monday. Still not back up yet!
I migrated from HomeFeedback to ShowingSuite last Fall and am current in payments for my upgraded package. It is a complete mystery as to how/why my account would get deleted from their system. Of course,…
for Nj agents. Am I the only agent fed up with having to join multiple mls systems and associations to do business in NJ? why cant we have 1 mls?
doing business in central NJ we need membership in atleast 3 different mls systems. rules vary and some are very quick to fine you for missing extraneous paperwork (not required by others) feels like extortion…
Hypothetical situation for a Real Estate Professional
Agent shows property to client. Client wants to put in offer Agent talks with seller's agent starts to write offer. (at this point nothing is signed) Client switches agent to make offer with other…
Has anyone gotten real results, such as increased closings, using Trulia?
I am a newbie and am taking the time to fill in all the information asked and just wondered if this is a unique way to gather e-mails to sell.
When faced with foreclosure, which option is the best choice, short sale or file bankruptcy?
A home owner is faced with the main provider losing his job, depleted savings, illness and facing foreclosure. The foreclosure date is approaching and considering the timeline of a short sale which would…
Are you using QR Codes?
Are using QR Codes in print or online marketing, and what are your results?
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Can a short seller really strong arm the bank into providing a copy of the BPO on their home?
Just wondering if anyone has had success with the tactic. Thanks, Sandy
Retainer fee's?
How are retainer fee's holding up with buyers these day's? Is anyone in the Texas market still charging them?Just curious.
explain attached homes
Let’s try a little test for all you Chicago area REALTORS, ready? Explain what a Townhome is Manor Home is Quad Home is Cluster is Coach house is
It's TIME to revamp our Short-Sale MLS forms! We need a specific MLS form on-line for Realtors/Agents which will address our biggest concerns!
Currently our MLS/BAREIS system does NOT have a specific form for Short-Sales-We have LITTLE information in the Confidential Remarks sections. Very few agents "attach" a document explaining…
If I, as an agent, have shown a client a home that they then end up writing an offer to purchse with another agent, am I entitled to legal action?
I have a client that I've been working with for a few months and our agency relationship is clearly documented through emails but we have no agreement signed. She has been receiving property notification…
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