Agent2Agent—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 58

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?
If you have North Shore Lake Michigan, Wisconsin clients/customers, have them represented. Will pay healthy referral fee, interested? Call my cell.
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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…
I am in need of 5-10 GE supra Lock boxes blue that are deprogrammed. Email me at junior200120@yahoo.com if you can help, with the price please
I am in need of 5-10 GE supra Lock boxes blue that are deprogrammed. Email me at junior200120@yahoo.com if you can help, with the price please
How long does US Bank typically take to respond when they are the second lien holder on a Short Sale?
We made an offer on the house December 9th and the Selling Agent had submitted it shortly there-after. The first lien holder is being paid off as well as part of US Bank's second. How long does it…
Any Bulk REO buyers out there?
I have a very real 6B REO nationwide package ready to be taken down. The seller will get on the phone with the buyer if the buyer wishes. We can close this today if the buyer is real. Contact - Jeanne…
I have an investor looking to buy a package deal of foreclosures from a bank. Has anyone done this before?
Where do you get information about these types of deals? Will the banks pay the agent a commission or negotiate one? If anyone can give me some advice I would appreciate it. Thank you!
What can be built on easement in Serrano in EDH??
I'm purchasing a house in Serrano that has an easement on one corner of backyard. It is an easement for a tree in the neighbor's backyard that overhangs into our backyard and is 6' deep…
Do any of you REALTORS out there accept listing leads from ALM (Access Loss Mitigation)?
If you have accepted short sale leads from ALM your opinion of the process and if it is worth the large referral is greatly appreciated. Thanks! Jen Burns
What would you want to know about Short Sales? I am getting ready to do a seminar for agents... what would you want to know?
I am the "Short Sale Queen" as I have been nick-named in our office. I was asked to do a class for agents regarding Short Sales. We are calling it "Short Sale-Back door secrets."…
Does anyone use e-flyers to advertise your Listings? Do you think they work and who do you use?
I currently use an e-flyer company to advertise my Listings... Jury is out for me how much it works. I would love to know of other companies that agents use for eflyers and how they feel it works. Thanks
What entity, in the Houston area, assigns addresses?
I am trying to list the remainder of a property that has been split over the years. The property of interest has the same address as the most recent sold portion. So what entity do I contact to get my…
Does anyone know about the wave of the "MAPS" program sweeping through?
Does anyone know anything about the "MAPS" program that is supposedly sweeping the nation? MAPS acronym is Mortgage Assignments ??? ???? something.....
Multiple buyers for the same property - how to handle ?
Agent A and his Client #1 submits 2 offers for less then the asking price. Before accepted, the Broker/Owner of the same company has another buyer, Client #2, for the same house. Since Broker knows about…
How do I recruit another Agent?
I've focused on my business all these years and not on networking with other agents. My online presence is generating too many leads for me to follow up on. I already have an assistant. Basically,…
DO YOU USE AN ASSISTANT?
Okay, I'm going to try this again. I am considering using a licensed assistant and I'm look for some tips or pointers from any other agent who is currently doing this. More specifically, do…
How many of you agents are having success with your' Face Book pages in generating leads?
I just started a page and was looking for some encouraging news to keep me motivated. What works for you and what doesn't work for you. If you don't mind sharing.
Best way to recruit high-tech Gen Y agents?
Hello, I would like to recruit some agents that share the same long term vision to serve the "new" generation Y type buyer and seller. For brokers / agents, what is the most cost effective…
Wells Fargo Says Credit Score of 500 OK? Really?
After reading an article yesterday in Realtor magazine page 9 I got a little excited. We have a lot of bad credti in San Antonio. I picked up the phone first thing this morning to ask my go to loan officer…
What is the law regarding paying income tax on forgiven debt from short-sales? Does it vary from state to state?
I have been told that as a general rule, sellers will not be have to pay income tax on forgiven debt as long as it was associated with an owner-occupied property and a hardship can be proved, but every…
Does a cold house sell? I am hosting an Open House today and the seller has the heat down so low I am shivering cold.
I would add to the list of light staging suggestions for Open Houses and showings, be sure the home is a comfortable temperature - not too cold (in winter) not too hot (in summer). And to listing agents,…
I am hoping sombody will share their secrets! I want to hold open houses but have never had any luck! Any ideas on how to make it more successful?
I feel like I have tried a lot of different things but just nothing. I hate to ask my sellers to clean up their house to make it sparkle and leave for a few hours only to tell them I had nobody through!…
Do you agree with the administration's plan to force banks to Modifications mortgages through reductions in principal amounts?
The big 6 banks are voicing their opposition to the administration's plan to force them to modify mortgages by reducing principal amounts. At the same time, in a televisioncommercial JP Morgan Chase…
Valentines Day Dinner: phone on or off?
I feel like an idiot for asking, but last year I took my hottie to a rug joint for Valentines dinner and I overheard TWO people near our table who took business calls while they were supposed to be lavishing…
Tassles or no tassles? A question about loafers...
No, I'm not talking about loafers who sit at Starbucks or Peetes drinking coffee all day reminiscing about when they had transactions in escrow. My life partner says tassles on shoes look very professional…
Marketing tools
Hi Everyone, Let's make a list of the best marketing tools ( internet, websites and software) available today to do Real Estate. I will start with Trulia.com (of course) Craigslist.org backpage.com anyone?
Linking with other websites
I'm interested in linking with multiple other websites to raise my google ranking. I've heard the term "link farm" and "link hub" but I haven't located one that hasn't…
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