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How do I get a month to month tenant to allow showings on a short sale?
The tenant has ignored agent phone calls and text messages for showings and won't return their calls. They have refused to provide specific hours for access (dogs, grandma, teen age kids). The tenant…
What's the quickest way to become VIP?
I assume it would involve getting people to view my blogs, but I was just curious what other agents had success with.
Has any broker or agent actually inked a contract or listing agreement as a direct result of their contributions here on this medium...?
Just curious to know if there have been many success stories and to what price range....
Is this "Spam" or is this ok? Is this something the consumer wants to see, or would they rather just get straight answers to their?
questions? This came up within an answer on another thread. Is there too much solicitaion, email, phone numbers, website addresses and such within the answers to questions posted by the consumer? This…
Which is a better opportunity for seniors, Fox Hills at Rockaway or Greenbriar at FoxRidge?
Will Greenbriar ever be finished? Will the legal troubles at Fox Hills ever end. Great location and amenities at both, but, are they the best option for seniors in Morris County?
Is it a surprise to real estate agents that housing sales dropped in July?
The news media announced that housing sales dropped to their lowest since the 1960's in July(?) I'm more surprised that they writing about it now. This was so predictable in our area. When…
Real estate inspections and Buyers and Sellers.
As a Realtor, I am curious how other agents handle the inspection. If you represent Buyers, do you encourage them to attend? Do you attend? If you are the listing agent to you advise your Seller to…
Looking for a reliable experienced loan officer who can do CAL HFA loans. In the Los Angeles area. Please send your referrals.
Preferably at a major bank. But I understand BofA (who I do most of my loans with) does not do this program. Thanks!
How long is long enough to wait for a short sale to be approved?
How much longer will we allow the lenders to play this screwy game? Isn't the NAR strong enough to lobby for change and get heard? Are Real Estate practicioners too passive?
I have a buyer looking in Leominster.......
If anyone wants a referral send me an email. Christine.moran@realliving.com
If seller doesn't respond to Request for repair (CAR RR form) within time period specified in RPA 14B(1) than should buyer wait beyond deadline?
Dealing with a bank with 10 day inspection. Sent RR#1 over the weekend. 14B expires over weekend. Should the buyer wait for seller to respond and run the risk of no response? In that case is it wise to…
Isn't the NAR strong enough to lobby for change of the short sale process and get heard?
Aren't we Real Estate practitioners being just a little too complacent? We need a Ralph Nader.
How do I handle a HOA lien in a AZ Short Sale?
I'm a listing gent doing a Short Sale in Arizona with Bank of America. I would appreciate to hear experiences and advice from other AZ agents. The seller does not have money to pay it off. It's…
If Denville Township limits open house signs, and puts other restrictions on promoting real estate in place, do you think other towns will follow?
Are you ready to make your voice be heard? If you for you, for your clients! Get involved and let everyone know how these elected officials plan on limiting everyone's ability to market their home.…
Broker Price Opinions!
Can any Brokers/Agents help guide me a little... I saw the new Court Issue "Effective June 1, 2010 Foreclosure Mediation Rules Allow for Use of Broker Price Opinions", but how do I get on the…
Looking for a lender or mortgage company that can lend in all 50 states.
I have a website at http://getprequalified.com that gets a lot of mortgage traffic. We are getting daily inquiries for mortgages that we don't do anything with. We would like to refer them. If…
Hello! I am just getting some BPO's from companies I applied to and do not know a thing about how to do
them!! My Broker will help me but at times there not available and busy. Im the kind of person who learns fast and need as much help I can get...I am new to the game (had my license 2 yrs / working for…
i am fathima- wanting to open my own Bpo in Medical Transcription.So i need your help. i need some files from
the US so who can i contact,which are the main hospital,where i can get the files from.i want to open it at trivandrum, kerala.so i want you help pls
Hi... I'm a Realtor and looking to do BPO's in South Florida. Are there any Realtors out there who work in?
Are there any Realtors out there who work in South Florida doing BPO's. My Broker understands that it's only done by appraisers in South Florida.
Can I work for a BPO company as an individual agent?
When I go sign up on a BPO company website to do BPO orders, it asks for my company information. Are they referring to the brokerage firm that I belong to? My own company (which I don't have my own company)?…
How do I get involved in BPO's and listing REO property.?
I am interested in working with various banks completing BPO's and listing REO property. Should I buy a list of bank contacts, or should I go another direction? I am just getting my business up and running.…
Anyone doing BPO's familiar with the terminology (under an assignment description) BPO Exterior "80"? I
know that it has to do with taking pictures, but don't know what the "80" would stand for.
Why free BPO's has no value.?
Why would you waste your valuable time and professionalism on something that the lenders are taking advantage of, so they MAY in the furture give you a LISTING? If it ever happens, Doing so is lowering…
I'm just getting started with BPO's and I was wondering what an average fee is for the following:
Exterior BPO (with and without comps) Interior BPO (with and without comps)
need help completing bpo
Bank wants details such as neighborhood data, crime rate, supply, REO, etc., Where can I get this information?
Whats the best way to get REO listings?
I've tried REOTRANS but have gotten no results. I have noticed that that the same agents keep getting all the listings in my coverage area. Does anyone know what the deal is with that????
How do I get in touch with banks to represent their REO properties? Does anyone have any solid advice?
I'm sure I could beat my head against the wall in contacting any number of the large U.S. banks but sitting on hold for hours and hours not knowing who to speak with doesn't sound like a good use of my…
Short Sale Approval's and Deficiencies, share your personal experiences
What lenders are you having the best OR worst luck with in getting short sales approved? Are your 1st or 2nd mortgage approvals coming back with lien release where the lender pursue's a deficiency…
As the amount of work one does to conduct the real estate business has increased, how do you manage to do it all?
As the economy and the real estate market changes and with that so does the amount of work the typical real estate transaction requires, (especially short sales and "REO"), many are becoming…
Prompted by another Trulia subscriber agent's comments, do you believe the Agent2Agent forum should be eliminated from Trulia? If so, why?
I found Trulia to be not only a good source of invaluable insights and information for the consumers, but a great place to get insights from a broader perspective. Imagine agents from Texas, Florida,…
Question for BPO Fee's / Cost
Okay, so I have a number of questions but for now I will narrow it down to a few. I am attempting to venture into BPO and have somewhat of a wealth of information, I'm trying to sort it all out! Any…
Can FHA make buyer make fixes before close?
My elderly neighbors opened 40 day escrow on a bank owned SFR in Southern California. Half way into the escrow the lender, same bank as the seller, could not qualify on a conventional loan even though…
Is it a conflict of interest for a building manager who chooses outside brokers to receive a percentage of commissions paid to these brokers?
Is it appropriate for a building manager to have in his contrct a provision that he receivie a percentage of payments made by the building owners to outside vendors for such services as renting space,…
Would you release loan approval contingency before seeing the appraisal report?
Both loan approval and appraisal contingencies are due to be released. While following up with an out-of-area lender whom the buyer is working with, I asked about the appraisal report which we haven't…
Who are the local Palm Beach REO listing agents?
I have potential buyers for deal properties and need more 'deal' properties to offer them. Please provide contact info or email listings. marsha@mypalmbeachrealty.com
How Much Would You Pay for a Lead?
If you had a "hot" lead where the person was ready to list with you, how much would you pay upfront for the lead? Also, what % referral would you pay out?
Realtors: I have a Blackberry Tour and use it daily. Will an iPad be a good addition to my business in your opinion?
My birthday is coming up and I have a funny feeling it's what I'm getting but questioning whether I truly need it. For those of you who have one, how are you using it differently from your Smartphone?
What is the deal with a relocation company trying to get a referral fee when they did not refer you the client? Isn't that illegal?
I was referred a client by another agent. His relo company said he could use whomever he wanted and that the agent just had to register. When I went to register, they said they want a referral fee.
Short Sale With First Franklin
Does any agent have experiance working with First Franklin on Short Sale? Any Advice?
I am a real estate agent and I am considering leaving the company that I am with to go with Crye-Leike. I
took the agent profiler and feel that I can be really successful. The company that I was with uses old tactics and wants you to do floor duty but I have did this for 9 months and never got a client.…
Is GCAAR the best board near DC?
Looking to become a member
Short sale refferal in Milaca MN
I have been trying to contact Brokers in Milaca directy with no luck, 4 of them have not returned an email in a week. Does anyone know of an agent who is good at short sales in or near Milaca? I normally…
I'm wondering if it's still effective to present offers directly to the seller - is there any benefit to that?
I suppose in this market in can go both ways. There use to be a time when we requested to present offers in person to the seller (along with their agent of course). Often times I think listing agents just…
How can I get into the REO Market? I am willing to partner with a seasoned agent with contacts. Is this a potential avenue?
I am a Sacramento, CA agent who has signed up for every REO and BPO company with a name on the internet, and has still not received an REO listing in a VERY HOT REO market. I am frustrated! I would be…
Agents, have you noticed a general reluctancy in Loss Mitigation departments to negotiate the price of short sales recently?
I have had very good experience with short sales up until recently when all my new short sales started having problems with negotiators going "my way or the highway" when askingfor a price that…
Why are you working for your current Real Estate Company?
Why are you working for your current Real Estate Company? 1. Commissions 2. Training 3. Costs 4. Work Environment 5. Technology 6. Other Comment below with your reasons in order of…
Trulia Agents, I am getting requests from foreign buyers requesting to purchase homes in the US, or Colorado, usually for $400-$800. The emails
seem to be from Asian origin. There usually seems to be another contact or 'financial advisor' from Canada that is a middle man. I am told that there is a scam going on that follows this scenario…
I am a broker in Austin, Texas and looking for an agent to represent my sister with purchasing property in Denver for her son to live in.
I would like to interview 3 or 4 agents and would require a referral fee. Please let me know if you are interested. I would prefer someone who has there GRI and experience with property near the University…
Have you heard that judges can elect to foreclose on properties even if the lender says not to?
Recently I have encountered instances where the South Florida foreclosure judges are electing to auction properties rather than issuing postponements. Have any of you experienced this with your short…
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