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I am looking for an experienced agent in Matteson, IL who is comfortable with REO transactions by tomorrow morning to handle 12 referrals.
I have 12 potential buyers who need to be taken through a listing of mine in that city tomorrow and I can't make it. I am looking for a 50% referral fee for anyone who writes an offer on this property…
Hello Fellow Realtors! What nitty gritty issues are you finding with the new RESPA rules and how are you dealing with them?
For instance, we are seeing lenders putting unrealistically low figures on the good faith estimate for attorney fees. Attorneys here are telling us to give clients a heads up that this is the fee they…
Does anyone know an AWSOME commercial broker that I can refer leads out to?
Just looking for someone that I can send out commercial leads out to. Cheers, Aaron
Is it possible for agents to break their responses in to paragraphs?
It seems like there is some good knowledge being shared here, but it's really difficult to follow along when someone writes a long response without a break in paragraph. Staring a computer screen…
What kind of activity are you seeing in your markets for the Move-up Buyer Tax Credit?
I am of the opinion until the retail seller market improves and Buyer are willing to consider something beside a foreclosure property, this credit isn't going to amount to anything.
I have lived in a house for going on 3 years, the first year i was lead to believe i would just have to pay taxes. The City insisted i fix the house
up then all of a sudden after the city put a $8000 lien onto the taxes, i could not pay and activity started on the house that had laid dormant for 4 years, all of a sudden the house became an REO, I offered…
Hello, My name is Deanna I am an agent with CB. Are you willing to co-broke on this property? Can I show it? Cell# 508-259-4346 Please let me know
-- This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/2007408155--Overlook-Dr-Marlborough-MA-01752
Does anyone have any real estate office floor plans you'd be willing to share with me? I am especially looking for a more "modern"
approach to real estate office layout. Traditional layout I see as you walk in and hit the receptionist desk, and behind her is a conference room or two, and tucked in the back is the bullpen with private…
CONDO FOR RENT
WILL ANYONE BE WILLING TO FIND RENTER FAST AND MANAGE A 2 BED 3 BATH CONDO IN ALEXANDRIA? OWNER IS CONCERN OVER LONG TIME VACANCY. PROPERTY IS PAID FOR. Please Let me know. I'LL PROVIDE DETAILS. 678-499-6065
Hi, I just passed my Salesmaker exam today and am getting ready to start with my new broker in the next few
weeks. My question is this, I want to come out of the gate as quickly as possible but spend my time generating the best leads. Any suggestions on where to look for hot sources? I am thinking of apartment…
Do any of you know a Century 21 office offering great environment, training, support, technology, and a good split?
I am in the present time at C-21 in Upland CA but I am looking for a new office. Looking for an office that don't require monthly or desk fees, provides professional environment, support, and a great…
What is your strategy when working with Short Sale Buyer clients ...now that the tax credit is about to end?
1. Make mulitple short sale offers? 2. Encourage your buyer clients to look at REO's instead? 3. Any suggestions?
Visit to Maui
I will be in Maui from Jan 18th to 24th and would like to network. Anyone out there interested in a meet and greet to exhange information between Santa Clara County, CA and Hawaii?
This new house boasts an open floorplan with Kitchen overlooking the living area. This beautiful kitchen has tons of light and many windows looking
at the community playground and pool area. Do you see this as a plus in being able to 'keep and eye out' on the kids while they play? or would you prefer more privacy? Thoughts? -- This question is…
Who has stopped using print ad and gone totally to the internet?
Just wondering how many agents have stopped print ads all together and concentrating more on just the internet. If so do you buy leads or spend more on seo and your website. Thanks for reading..
Two questions that might be of interest to us all...
What Realty company is offering the best commission splits? What Realty company is providing the most actual client leads each month?
Real Estate Pros....I need your help! How would you market this home?
I have a listing that is set up for disabled access with the wide hallways & doors, an oversized shower that is accessible by wheelchair, and a ceiling mounted multi-room chair lift system. It is a…
What training or class do you feel is the best value for your money when dealing with the distressed market?
I've seen lots of info on CDPE and SFR designations and wondered what everyone's thoughts were on those designations. I am an education and training based agent and want to make sure the course…
How many active real estate agents are there in Colorado?
How many active real estate agents are there in Colorado? Is there a website or other place to find out this info and other stats on real estate agent licenses, such as how many licenses went inactive,…
Is it better to have home sellers pay closing costs or buy down a potential buyers interest rate?
Fellow agents as we prepare for the Spring Market 2010 I wanted to get your thoughts on whether you recommend paying closing costs for potential buyers and/or recommend telling sellers to buy down a potential…
Why do some listing agents never call you back?
I left messages in their voicemail, even further myself to write an email to request showings. The thing that bothers me is eventually, the status of the property do change from active to UAG. Not right…
Can anyone give me the straight scoop on foreclosure/ short sales and debt forgiveness. I thought the White House announced recently that those who
foreclosed or went through a short sale would have their debt forgiven but I read an article yesterday on CNNMoney.com that stated something different.
As a Real Estate Professional, are you just as frustrated with access to properties as I am?
After "4" days of showing properties to "potential" clients, I've literally spent hours calling, texting, and emailing to listing agents to gain access to homes. As a "Realtor",…
Onsite vs General Brokerage
I have worked onsite for several years, however have recently moved and found that the new location's market is not quite the same as my old market. I am considering going into General Brokerage…
I didn't keep track of my expenses in year 2009. Are there any suggestions on what I should do before I file my taxes online?
I have some random gas receipts (paid cash), my credit card statement (office supplies purchases), marketing expense, etc. I did not create a proper balance sheet to keep track of all my real estate expenses.…
I have a client who wants to list his condo at the Metropolis in Atlanta. Would anyone be interested in working out a referral deal with me?
I am a Realtor in Dallas and I've listed a few of his condos here, but he told me yesterday he would like his condo listed in Atlanta.
Where oh where has our little Dunes gone?
Has anyone heard from "Dunes"? Knew he was off-line for awhile. Would love to have read some of his comments to some of these negative Q&A peeps.
Real Estate Professionals: If you are an advocate of Short Sale listings; Are you disclosing to your clients the tax implications of a short sale?
Since we are not Tax Experts or Legal Experts and should not give this advice, are you pointing your short sale listing clients to these experts before lising their homes?
Should listing agents be REQUIRED to use an electronic lockbox that has been approved by the local board?
On another thread, it is being discussed as to if listing agents should be required to use electronic lockboxes to make access for the buyers agents easier. How should listing agents make accessible the…
As a buyer's agent are you getting frustrated with all the demands of the listing agent?
With the weekend approaching, I'm already getting anxiety on what's going to be in the agent remarks for the new properties listed. Will I have to call, email, text, write a letter, send smoke…
Are Prices Rising in your area? I know they are here in Souwest Riverside County, Ca!!! We have been seeing multiple offers on almost each and
every home. Sometimes there are 20 offers on the fisrt day of a listing showing up on the MLS. How are things in your area?
This is my first time writing an offer using 203K FHA. Could I please have any direction in writing my offer please?
Have wrote my offer and all paperwork but just not sure if I have to mention amount of loan for repairs on the RPA.
I'm looking to form relationships with agents in Austin, TX. Anyone interested in receiving referrals?
I'm an agent for Sotheby's in Crested Butte, CO and the vast majority of my clients come from Texas. Anyone have any clients interested in our area? Best Regards, Corey Dwan - REALTOR Benson…
Need a Lender to loan on the Geo-Dome house in South Norman! Any verified Lender Referrals?
My Buyers have 20-25% down, home to sell, good credit score, (I am told). None of the local big banks are willing to touch it, due to lack of acceptable comps in area. Any Lender who will keep it in-house…
Does print advertisement still produce any results?
I am considering investing some of my income in marketing and have heard that print advertisement is experiencing a sharp decline. I know internet is where the eyeballs are, but are direct mail campains…
When Checking your own Internet SEO - do you use your own computer? If you do you may have a false sense of security. Check it on another computer
Jane Grant - 866... Broker Temecula, CA ..that does not have any saved URL's and you may get a surprise!!!
Does anyone know of a resource out there for loans post-short sale?
Does anyone know of a resource out there for loans post-short sale? That is, I have someone who bought when the market was high - her property is now down about 50%. She wants to short sell it and buy…
I recently passed my real estate exam and am eager to begin my real estate career. I have a number of paths and ideas as to which way I would like to
ideally go, although I know those paths often change. Nevertheless, I was wondering what advice could be provided as to where would be a good place to hang my license? I have read time and again, "The…
How versed do you consider yourself on Short-Sale & Foreclosure "Lender Recourse?"
That is, how informed are you in determining if your client will owe money to the IRS if they sell their home short or if their properties are foreclosed upon? Do you refer such questions to a CPA, entirely,…
I am a new agent in need of some direction , Please HELP if you can.
I started about 4 months ago right after getting my licence. I started with Remax loved the people and the office. My biggest fear was to start and be left on my own without knowing what I was doing. I…
Have new listings and price changes become like breaking news? Does it not matter any more what day or time you enter them?
Since most home buyers are popping online all day and night to check what's new and whats changed has it also changed the way we make those additions and changes? The information now goes directly…
Has anyone seen any benefit from being VIP on trulia?
Just curious what the VIP will actually do for an agent?
FURNISHED dble wide mobile home on rented lot - $14,900, 2bd/2ba. GOOD CONDITION. Why no interest in this property??? How can I change my marketing?
I have a FURNISHED mobile home listed for an UNBELIEVABLE price - $14,900 (owned by a non-profit organization) 1248 sq.ft. - 2 bd/2 bath - New wood laminate flooring. MLS #98405845. No offers yet and very…
What do agents look for when they want to refer their clients to an agent out of their area?
I'm curious as to what other agents look for when they need to refer their clients to an out of area agent. Is it the percentage referral fee? Is it the quality of the agent? Is it the credentials…
I am a recently licensed real estate agent in Jacksonville,Florida looking for a non-realtor real estate brokerage to hang my license with.
I am a former investor with considerable contacts and also do a lot of networking on the social sites, plan to specialize in investment properties, which I have bought and sold in the past. At this…
Hi Everyone, I'm looking to establish some relationships with agents in Dallas, Houston and Austin. Anyone have clients wishing to purchase in?
CO? These locations are our top areas where Crested Butte's investors and homeowners come from. Anyone interested in receiving referrals? Best Regards, Corey Dwan - REALTOR Benson Sotheby's…
How successful are you in getting meaningfully unconditional commitment letters from your client's lenders?
In this market, I'm getting really nervous with financing contingency periods that are anything less than the estimated closing date of the transaction. Of course, sellers don't like that, but…
Real Estate agents in order to better serve my clients I don't force a short sale until we've explored all other options.
For loss mitigation cases where we can negotiate new terms I use www.mortgagereliefcounselors.com I'd like to know how do you better service your clients?
Has anyone had short sale experience with Wells Fargo?
How long did the approval take? Do they pre-approve a sale price? Any other advice?
If you were asked what indispensable marketing software is needed for real estate success, what would you say?
What would you say are the most indispensable software products out there for your real estate success?
What is the best day to send out mailers?
I've heard some days are better than others. Please advise if you have success with mailings on certain days. I do believe content is the most important factor, but what about day?
Keller Williams Family Reunion
Who all is going to the Family Reunion? I would love to set up a meeting with anyone going that is not from my immediate farm so we can assist each other in the future as each other's referral agents?…
A month into the new year and I'm wondering if anyone has had or forsee any problems closing their escrows due to the new RESPA guidelines?
What problems have you run into, what steps have you taken to make sure everything has gone smoothly?
Virtual Tours- Do I really need to pay for them?
I am trying to decide whether to continue paying for previsite tours or not. Our MLS does offer a free one and I am just trying to figure out if it is feasible to continue spending extra time and money…
How can I bring the right product to the right buyers across the country traveling to Chicago IL?
I have a listing with 100 units available but most of them are studios which have been totally updated with new kitchens and baths. They are in the heart of the Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods close…
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