Agent2Agent—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 55

What's up with not calling back or responding Mr. or Mrs. Listing agent?
Who else is frustrated with no return calls from the listing agent or their associates? Is it too difficult to pick up the phone to return a call or send a reply email? Hell, you can even text me back,…
Anyone using an IPAD or Android Tablet for their Real Estate business?
I tried an IPAD for two weeks but found it wasn't useful for many of my real estate applications. Consider the Zoom but it doesn't quite seem like a suitable replacement for my laptop just yet.…
What percentage of your Trulia leads do you convert into actual clients? More so the ones that you send information to and set up appointments with.
I'm sure the numbers are on the lower side across the board, but I have been getting more leads lately with less response. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing? It's almost like the Craigslist…
Is Buyer Agency Free? Are your Representing your Buyers Best Interest?
I don't know where brokers say a buyers agent is free? Buyers agency contracts are between the buyer and the agent, which spell out the contractural obligations of each. Which does spell out that…
Is there any sponsoring brokerage that I can put my license on for free / low cost in socal?
Hi, I've just passed my exam and I'm not ready to get started yet. I'm just wondering if any company in socal can hold my license for me when I'm not actively selling. thanks.
How common is it for listing agents to accept backup offers in short sales? How willing are buyers to submit backup offers? What's been your
experienc It takes a while for lenders to consider applications for short sale approvals. So it might make sense to have some backup offers so if the first one is not accepted, homeowners will have a second…
How to inform neighbor about vine growing into my yard?
Neighbor has vine growing over the common wall into my backyard, it is a significant amount of foliage. It has been six months since I first noticed, thought that was enough time to allow for neighbor…
ipad user wanting to go paperless. I love the concept of the notebook and want to try and use my ipad like a notebook.
What are some good applications to use for real estate. I've downloaded the MLS app, docusign, and some others. I'm very happy so far with my ipad and have been using it more for listing presentation…
What's going to happen when the US starts defaulting in regards to real estate?
We all no the USA is in crazy debt... which, we probably can't get out of... so what's going to happen? Is their going to be chaos? Since the US is all privately funded, are we going to go…
Trulia Pro to Trulia Pro: Has anyone received any VIABLE leads through Trulia Pro?
I have received several "leads" since I reinstated my Trulia Pro account about a few months ago. Of course I respond promptly and have not ONCE received a return call or email. I find it interesting…
What is a standard lease-up fee in southern California? I manage properties but usually get paid out of rent collected.
A lso, the out of area client might hire me to oversee repairs/rehab while in transition from tenant to tenant. What might I charge for that . . . a general contractor type fee of 12% of all work performed…
I have a client who is going to be moving to the western Massachusetts area but has to sell a condo she owns in Louisville, KY.
I want to recommend a really good seller's agent to her that will offer her a fair comission fee and will be agressive on selling her condo. Are there any agents out there who would be interested…
I'm a new Broker, which board of realtors should i join? i only need assess the MLS information of Riverside and San Berandino counites.
I just got my broker license as a interest or second job to help friends to buy houses. Many angents told me that i should join a board of realtors to have the assess of the MLS information. i only need…
Green Building in Austin - cost vs traditional construction?
What is the cost differential between green and traditional construction? I've had builders quote a range (based on finish-out) of $100-150 per square foot for traditional. Is the "green"…
Pocket Listings in Sapulpa
Does anyone have a pocket listing in Sapulpa School district that has a min .5 acres, 2500 /- sq ft, 2 car attached garage, 1 or 2 stories (if 1 1/2 or 2 stories the master and aleast 2 other BR need to…
Does anyone have a phone number for Chase Loss Mitigation Department?
I have a client that completed a loan modification with Chase, was approved last October and since has fallen behind. He has a foreclosure date in July and now wants to short sale his home. I need…
Is there any reason why the listing agents on this site not to give their full information with their listings?
People that are intrested be agents or individual do not know how to contact the listing agent. This is a good site, but without the listing agent/s information, I feel the ad is not really going through.…
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.
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