Agent2Agent—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 55

I just signed up for real estate school and I am very interested in learning the business but, I dont know where to start. I have a lot to offer
I would perfer a company the specializes in commercial real estate. I have 7 years of experince on the investor side but would like some training on the realtor side. I have personal contacts that are…
What is the strangest thing you ever did to sell a home?
What is the strangest thing you ever did to sell a home? I'd love to read some great stories. In 2009, I was showing property to a wonderful smaller older man that was just recovering from…
I need advice regarding the correct approach when dealing w/potential clients after a passing of a family member?
I would if course allow some time to pass before approaching the family. But what do i say so i don't come across as insensitive.
As I work towards my license, can I offer myself as an assistant to a successful broker in exchange for informal training/experience?
I’ll have my real estate license in May 2012, after completing the final required course in the Spring. Until then, I’d love to work as an assistant to a successful broker in exchange for…
Looking for a Realtor to refer a client to in Colonial Heights, VA
I'm a Realtor in FL and have a friend that lives in Chester, VA and looking to purchase a home in Colonial Heights, VA. I'm looking to refer her to a good, experienced full time Realtor in that…
I'm thinking about getting a new camera for my real estate business. Any suggestions? I need simple but high quality for on-line presence ...
I'm not a professional photographer ... but want to look professional in my presentation on-line ... whether for my slide shows, virtual tours or video. I'm looking to get a camera that is also…
What is a diplomatic way to approach the immediate family of a newly disceased homeowner. It is his sons who are of age.
The homeowners moved here 2 years ago and never quite liked it. Their mother moved back to home state and dad and boys remained behind. The father had a heart attack and passed. We think the boys would…
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE THUMBS UP BUTTON??
Maybe it is me but cannot give the thumbs up(appropriate finger) for my colleagues. What's up?
What social networking works for you? I am a successful online marketer, how about you?
Trulia? Zillow? Facebook? Twitter? Activerain? Youtube? Google I just want to see your thoughts.
Any signs that supply-side issues is starting to pressure the market in your area?
In our area, there has been very little custom home construction, and almost no speculative construction, over the past few years, severely limiting our inventory or new and newer available homes. Since…
This is a question on the development aspect. Has anyone used directbuy for small projects and how was your experience?
I was wondering if anyone has ever used direct buy to buy materials for smaller developments and renovations. If so, how was your experience and how did they stack up as far as price points?
I'm a Realtor, and I'm finding my listings are being posted on the web, falsely for RENT. What legal action can be taken? How are you?
preventing this? I am getting calls from frustrated renters & my seller(s) feels violated. My local police agency wasn't able to do much of anything. These 'crimes' beyond their enforcement…
Is there a good real estate marketing package out there that has ACT (or similiar to it), newsletters templates, excellent tracking, etc. all in one?
I am an independant broker who recently attended a very inspiring seminar. A real estate guru there suggested a fantastic marketing software package that can do everything but make morning coffee. Unfortunately,…
What is your advice to a new real estate agent with no experience?
I'm getting my licence soon (NY state), very excited but a little bit worried. Thanks.
client who already has a loan mod wife recently had a job accident now on disability - bofa loan can they get new loan mod due to change of income
only behind 1 month on payments - husband is working - home is underwater - will be on disability for about 8 months
I have a seller in my farm that wants to try to loan mod. He has recently got a pay bump and is HAFA approved.
As always, I want to do what is best for my client and he does want to avoid foreclosure to be able to regain a strong credit position. All other tradelines are strong. While we are currently HAFA approved…
Need a 8 week temporary housing place for Graduate Student located in Chattanooga, TN.
Our daughter will be at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, March 5 through April 27, in Chatanooga, TN. We need to get an extended stay hotel / furnished room for rent in a nice and safe area, hopefully…
Our daughter will be doing 2 - 8 week clinicals starting in January 2012. Charlotte, NC Need Temporary Housing.
I need to know a little about the areas - safety and housing for 2 locations. Carolinas Medical Center - Main - Acute Carolinas Medical Center - Main and Levine Children's Hospital (Charlotte, NC.)…
What are the various desk etc fees, a real estate agent or associate broker is charged for, at Manhattan firms these days?
I'm curious about all charges and fees including optional ones and add-ons. What's the difference if you are only a virtual agent? Thanks!
How to get certified in broker price opinions?
Has anyone taken a class on broker price opinions? Certified in BPO? I live in North Carolina and want to make sure everything I do is legal and I get the proper training. I have an active real estate…
Do Zillow's "Agent Profiles" work? This is where Zillow puts your profile in certain zips. I swear they only provide good leads when
I complain. I had a Western suburb zip and have great client reviews in my profile. Zillow only sent me buyers looking for homes under $80k in undesireable areas of Chicago proper. -- Then I complained/declined…
Fixed income client hoping to find RTO/CD $300/mo N.Mpls suburbs...tossing it out there in case anything should procure...
Fixed income client hoping to find rent-to-own/CD with payment of $300/mo. He is looking in the vicinity of mile radius from 63rd/Brooklyn Blvd. He would prefer a SFR/possibly twin home where he can…
I have completed 56 BPO reports through EVALUATION SOLUTIONS and have yet to get paid from them
I started doing reports for EVALUATION SOLUTIONS since May. I would randomly inquire about payment and have been reassured payment will be on it's way. In August, I had no choice but to turn down…
In this market where is ethic?
We as agents are supposed to ask first "are you working with a Realtor?" Now we ask with how many agents are you working with? If We don't stop this practices where are we going to end…
Would any be interested in a tool that could download parcel lines and property GIS data to a handheld GPS?
Would any be interested in a tool that could download parcel lines and property GIS data to a handheld GPS from your county's GIS website so you could walk property confidently knowing where property lines…
Amyone Using Blogger?
Recent articles say traffic on Blogger is shrinking, but since I've started posting on my Blogger blog again I seem to get better search ranking. Anyone else using Blogger or have an opinion on the…
Scam? Or Real Deal? I think I know the answer but I'd like your opinion.
Hi John Arendsen Henry found you on Trulia Voices and wanted to drop you a line: Message from: Henry Please contact me regarding the following,Am financial consultant based in Accra-Ghana my client…
Cheap "Get cash for your home!" signs are everywhere. I work with investors looking for homeowners considering foreclosure. Do these signs?
work? If they work and don't break any realtor rules, where do they stay up the longest? These guys probably buy the signs in bulk and hire people to replant them every week (since they don't…
If you guy's need a referal agent outside of "Pa" I would be more than happy to help you with sales in Delaware, New jersey or
Maryland. I'm usually traveling through the 95 corridor during the week so it just takes a simple phone call and you can have a partner agent in another state in minutes.......htdeloach@gmail.com
Investors looking for fractured projects to buy for cash. Up to 40 mill. Sub-divisions, high rise apartments, condo projects.
Looking to generate immediate cash flow by finishing and renting a few while the project is completed. Anywhere that the numbers make sense. Marvin Beninson @ Keller Williams Realty 203 438-9494
ATTN. FLORIDA AGENTS!!!! What do you think about an ONLINE REALTOR/MENTOR Program...(State wide For Florida)? Discussions? Opinions? Suggestions
HELLO FELLOW AGENTS.....We all remember how difficult those first few months with our new license was. Yes, we could go to our brokers, and those other agents in our office, but remember how hard it was?…
What's your good advice for direct mailing to generate short sale listings? Before or after NOD?
Trying to refine my direct mail marketing campaign. Any good advice is sincerely appreciated. The timing is the toughest part I think.
Realtor poll--What's your best practice with your prospects when you know they have some large cash deposits--how do you initially counsel them?
I know what the conversation is on my end but I'm never there for the conversation on your end, please share your story. I will select a best answer in twenty four hours. Infact, I'll review…
Resources/Guides to better photography for Realtors
Anyone have any links, guides or books on DIY photography for better interior, exterior photos both at the shooting and editing phases? I have a Nikon SLR camera and Photoshop, and rather than hire it…
If you have a contract with a bank to list an REO and are performing all of your duties is it legal for them to just give asset to different agent?
I had multiple listings with a servicer including 2 that were listed and bank decided to change to new asset management co which meant they yanked listings I had put in lot's of work on is that legal?…
Looking to switch real estate website host
.....with e-mail support, customer database management, mls/idx link, bulk e-mail. Hopefully under $1 million per month. I would greatly appreciate any suggests or recommends.
I want to start a Property Management company in Kentucky with a nearly-acquired Salesperson License. How do I find a Broker of Record?
I have a background in marketing, and don't require training or desk space. In essence, I hope to run my own company (or division) and simply share the required split until I can earn my own broker's…
Does someone knows how to find an example of partnership contract?
I established some partnerships with european real estate and I need to draw up the mains lines of the contract but I haven't any ideas. If somebody has an example of partnership agreement it will…
Do you have buyers relocating to Manhattan, NYC? Please send me your referrals!
I am an experienced, licensed, independent broker and will give your buyers VIP treatment and you a 30% referral fee.. Please contact me before & if you have any questions Thanks! Jolie
Can the notice be given to a minor?
The Notice to vacate premesis was given to a 11yr old by a neighbor stating that...Here little boy can you give this to your Daddy
Has anyone else noticed many former agents who are no longer agents with the firms listed
here and/or no longer licensed and/or affiliated with a firm still having their old agents profiles here on Trulia? We had a firm here in Manhattan CBHK/Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy (aka later known as…
Anyone have any great tips on converting Trulia leads?
I'm converting about 10% of mine through quick, direct responses to their questions and trying to not sound "automated" in my responses, but would like to boost my success rate. Any tips?…
I'm thinking of getting out of the (Active) Rain...
Has anyone cancelled their Active Rain Rainmaker account and noticed a difference in their primary site traffic or general online lead flow? I've never been contacted by any prospective clients…
Seterus is Approving a Short Sale but denying the Seller a HAFA Approval
Seterus is Approving a Short Sale but denying the Seller a HAFA Approval because they didn’t complete the “HAFA Solicitation Letter” within the time frame that the letter called for.…
Whew! Finally finished 99 pages later.
How many pages are your short sale packets?
6 -9 month rental needed!
Hi all, I have clients relocating to Austin and are in need of a 3 bedroom home, 6 months for sure with the option to go MTM after that. They can pay the fist 6 months up front in cash. The tricky part…
Has anyone been contacted by topofthefirstpge.com about advertising and SEO services?
Super high pressure sales tactics designed to wear you down and drop $3500 on search engine optimization. They keep you on the phone for an hour and them tell you if you don't sign up for one of…
100% commission office in the Pacific Northwest. Which one is the best and why. I have 15 years experience
with the same company as a top producer and would like to hear what you have to say. Thx.
What are the specific steps (links?) to obtain a HI RE License if I have a CA license?
Thank you for the previous answers! I should have been more specific. I understand I have to take the HI portion of the Sales Agent license and that I can waive the general portion of the test. I have…
Fellow Independent Brokers: How many agents can you sponsor and remain home-based? Can you attract agents if you aren't a big office like ReMax?
This is a Friday night question which I am hoping to shed light on before Monday when I make some calls. I know that I can rent a desk in an office building, but would rather avoid that if I can... I can…
Often, when I answer a question from a buyer or seller, I like to see what questions they asked before. Can't seem to do this anymore.
Is anyone else experiencing this? When you click on a buyer / seller profile it shows in the title 15 questions asked. But when you go to see the detail, it show No Questions Found. To Trulia moderator:…
I want to know how to get BPO assignments in West Georgia area and the East Alabama Area.
I am looking into BPO companies and REO listings in West Georgia and East Alabama. Companies that will approve an agent with only 2 years experience and will pay or offer listings. Thank you so much! I…
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