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Are any agents working with ConnectRealty.com in Georgia?
Only found online responses in other States. Are they here?
I am getting a Realtor license from California and want to set up my own shop after rather that working for Remax,Century 21?
Does anyone have any experience in this area?or has anyone done this before.I am a CPA and had my own small practice and i want to do the same here after i get my California realtor license,
The neighborhood that is behind TJ Maxx on University and Orchard. Does anyone know if this is a?
transitional neighborhood? There are some scrapes but not enough to make my clients comfortable. Does anyone know anything about this area?
Who do you know that is interested in buying or selling real estate in the greater Phoenix area? We are Never
too busy for a referral from you. We will take excellent care of you, your family and/or your clients. We have a well established referral network around the country and would like to work with you. Sincerely,…
I have an investor who is seeking foreclosed or short sale in Myers Park, Eastover or Dilworth. His desire is to be extemely shart on the price, but
can close quickly. If you have anything in this cataglory, please e-mail me. Regards, Richard Roskind
Do any listing brokers give price discounts for cash offers?
I was watching one of those scripted "reality" shows about real estate recently and the listing agent was holding an open house. A buyer's agent approached the listing agent and said, "my…
What are the points to pay on a HomePath loan?
My client is in escrow to purchase a fannie mae property with a home path loan. The loan officer is saying that interest rate went down but points went up and is trying to charge 2.5 points (each point…
Needed: Realtor in WASHINGTON State, servicing area around Stanwood to assist buyer. 300 range sfh.
Annette Lawrence ReMax Leave contactinformation via email at: grd_agent@yahoo.com
Has anyone done a seller-financed deal in a Coop?
I might think this would not be allowed by the board but I'm curious to know if anyone has done such a deal and what they went through.
Limited REO Releases? Is it real?
I have been searching day and night for the actual regulations that stipulate the banks to limit the amount of REO properties to be release daily/ weekly/ monthly/ etc..... I have heard many discussions,…
How can I use my florida real estate license in North Carolina? I am licensed in Florida but I moved to North Carolina.
I want to work but I dont want to go back to school. Is there any ways to earn money from North Carolina? Assisting, telecommuting, selling etc... I do not know enough people to refer.
Hi Agents! I am looking for a property for a highly motivated buyer. I have seen everything in the MLS, if you have something not in the MLS,
Please call me, Kate Adams 858-775-0007. I need a single level, $2M price range, pool or room for a pool, ASAP!
Family photos in vacation rentals?
I manage a portfolio of properties for an investor. One of the properties is a vacation rental on a beach in another state that the owner uses one week each year. The home is filled with pictures of…
In North Carolina the Real Estate commission is deciding to use only alternative two. As a Realtor, do you believe this is a good direction?
My opinion thhat the option fee will be very minimun if nothing as in the commercial offer to purchase.
can I take money directly from tenants if i am on TN visa (status)?
I am on TN visa(status),and ready to buy a house in US.Can I take the rent money directly from tenants, or i need a property managment.Does TN status allow me to do repairs, improuvments in the house?Thanks…
Caravan or Open House? Are they worth while in rural areas? Any ideas on how to increase foot traffic in these areas?
I once offered $100 cash drawing for caravan (rural area) and not one agent came. The price was below market and the property was above average for the area. Open House seems to be a thing of the past…
What are the benefits to being a Real Estate Broker?
What are the liabilities, do you have to audit each file an Agent does? Why have th Costs (franchise fees, employees, leasing expenses)? Do you actually net more after you pay expenses than the Agent?
I am looking to become a real estate professional. Where should I go to real estate school in California?
I currently am going to Pro Schools in Oregon in preparation for my real estate license. I am now making an unplanned move to California and am looking for recommendations for real estate schools there…
When would you advise a buyer to walk away from the home?
I had to advise a buyer to walk away from a home today. There were major structural issues and some evidence of deceipt in the transaction. I mentioned it another agent and she said "I have never…
Came across this software for analyzing the homeowners choice of loan modification or short sale. http://ow.ly/1oSwP
I am looking for someone that is using this information and can give an opinion on it's value. It is recommended by Think Big Work Small on their Daily Show. And their recommendations are usually…
What impact is the newly signed "Home Buyer Tax Credit" going to provide the real estate market in CA?
With Governor Schwarzenegger signing the new "HBTC" into effect, and the State of CA in such financial distress, do you think this is going to stimulate the real estate market enough to counter…
How much extra will a $50,000 pool and backyard landscape bring to an appraisal? This is a very nice canyon home in North Mira Mesa.
Top of the line kitchen as well. Without the backyard, it would easily comp out at around $600,000. What can we expect with the beautiful yard and private canyon lot on top of that?
Need an Agent that is in both the Lakeway MLS and Knoxville Area MLS. Have a listing referral in Caryville Area.
Looking for someone who is a full time agent and has atleast 5 current listings and 5 closings this year at a minimum.
Does anyone have suggestions on good 'Search Solution' companies for company web sites in Chicago. And any
thoughts on IDX vs. VOW right now. I've heard that nearly 97% of companies opt in for the IDX, is that correct?
Being fairly new to the world of social media I am wondering what you all find most useful in your real estate business.
What do you think of Trulia vs Active Rain vs Blogs (i.e. Wordpress) vs facebook fan pages? I am doing them all but it is a lot to aborb and learn about, and it is taking a great deal of time - do you…
What home warranty companies do you typically recommend to buyers?
Right now I typically provide the First American Home Warrany Brochure but wanted to know a couple other good options so I could provide a choice for buyers.
Help! I need a painter in Austin to paint the interior of a garage apartment. I need it done quickly and for a reasonable price.
Help! I need a painter in Austin to paint the interior of a garage apartment. I need it done quickly and for a reasonable price. I take possession Wednesday afternoon and need it finished by Saturday morning.…
New Agent
I passed my sales agent exam! I'm looking for a good broker firm to start as part time agent. Is there any good broker you can recommend in north/central NJ?
Has anyone been involved with RE Advocate? RE Expert program?
I had signed up for the program and feel that I have been totally duked. Was wondering how many other agents fell into the same trap and if there is anything that we can do about it. Bobremax@cox.net
What action should I take when a seller changes their mind about completing repairs?
I am representing the buyer. Both parties agreed to terms and the contract was receipted by title. During the option period, the inspection was completed and a list of repairs was sent to the seller's…
NYC - I am a "pending" Real Estate Sales Agent looking for advice on "a great place to start" my new career. As a mid career
changer I am seeking a Co. that provides training, mentorship and professional development. I want to build a career in the industry. Residential Sales is my starting point. All advice, guidance, direction…
Any ideas on how to best work expired listings?
Ive tried to work expireds in the past with little success. I have much better success with FSBO. Its seems like the opposite should be true.
What are the best ways to attract new agents to your company?
Five years ago as a new agent, I didnt really know what to look for in a company. I love the independent company Im with, but its difficult to persuade new agents to join. They tend to go for companies…
Where do I learn more about Section 8 in Illinois?
Can someone plese help me learn more about Section 8 in Illinois. Where do I go or who can I talk to about helping clients with Section 8 vouchers to find rentals and how can I get a rental section 8 approved?…
Does anyone know which banks are buying the paper for 203K loans?
I've been told that Chase is the only one that does them, that Chase is very picky, that Chase no longer does them, that B of A does them, and that Wells Fargo does and I just want to hear it from…
When a short sale marked "Pending BU offers" MOVES to "Pending' what does that mean - or what CAN it mean?
Does this mean its a done deal like any other regular sale, or can it only mean the bank has approved it and the seller has still not agreed to any 'contributions' or deficiencies.
Buyer's agents: do you present offers to the listing broker in person? Listing agents: do you accept in-person offer presentations?
Before the days of cheap fax machines and scanners, offers were usually presented in-person. Does anyone still do this anymore?
disagreement with my broker
Hi, I have a verbal agreement with my broker for our split. I have a business with investment properties and sell them through his office. Now he claims that when the commission comes from another office…
What has worked for you?
I want to know what has worked for other agents in keeping their Buyers motivated?
Need a approx. 20 unit apartment building for a client.
Email me directly for more details. PA & NJ properties acceptable. We've seen most of what's on the market. If you have a building owner considering a sale, please get in touch.
I am new to Trulia, so I am curious if you are getting leads from this site. If so, what are you doing. I do not expect any answers from realtors in
the DFW market, but perhaps from another state or TX area. I just targeted one city and paid less than 100 for the month, but I am thinking that might not be enough. Thanks!!
How do I get foreclosure listings?
Another question that those who know, probably won't tell, but it's worth a try! I would appreciate any advice... how do I get in with the banks to list a few foreclosures?! The market…
Need a broker
I have a salesperson license in PA. Now I am moving to Malvern, PA. I need a broker, prefer a small company that can give me a good split for my investment properties or a good fixed fee per house. I will…
I am a real estate broker in Michigan and looking for a seasoned and proven professional in the Benton County (preferably Corvallis) area to refer to.
To elaborate, I have a buyer who will be moving there for doctoral thesis work and I want to be sure they are sent to the right real estate professional. Feel free to email me at Derek@DoorToDreams.com…
Anyone out there have experience working with Agent Machine??
Just wanting to know how the process went. How well screened are the leads??
How does one tactfully but effectively "break-up" with a well-liked client? I've had a couple that have fallen into this category -
shame on me! Usually buyer clients-that have little urgency (i.e. looking for an investment property or can easily continue high-end lease month-to-month because its nicer than what they can afford to…
How is everyone else dealing with agents who are giving lockbox combinations to buyers??
How is everyone else dealing with agents who are giving lockbox combinations to their buyers who in turn illegally trespass on the property for an unsupervised showing?
Booties or Bare Feet?
This question may sound silly, but out of curiosity what are your feelings about homeowners requiring buyers & agents to not only remove their shoes but wear booties provided at the front door before…
I am curious how many agents in Denver would find an FHA 203K and mortgage credit certificate class as beneficial for their business this year?
We feel like now that the tax credit is gone, we need to help you understand what benefits you can offer buyers to earn their business.
Where can you go on Trulia to see what other Trulia users are saying about you?
Where can you go to see what other users are saying about you? I just got a call from a user wh said she called because several other users said good things about me "Betina is honest, Betina wont…
I want to move my license to SFV and join a real estate team.
Have willingness to enter the REO arena. I know that the REO business is completely different than non REO. REOs are very hard work and the best way to learn is by doing.
Hello, I’m schedule to take my salesperson exam at the end of May. If all goes well and I pass the exam, does anyone have any good pointers on how
to get started in the San Francisco or Bay Area real estate market? What should I do or say when interviewing with a broker? Should I be worried about commission splits? Should I try to work with a mentor,…
what is the best real estate company to work for in Mesa, AZ?
Im just starting school to get my license and am looking for the best place to learn the job and start my career.
Does anyone know why asking the altitude of a city is such a common real estate question?
I noticed that a lot of people on Trulia ask about the altitude of specific cities and I'm curious why this is such a popular question. Any ideas?
Need the list of BPO company's in US especially in california.
Hi friends , i have running an BPO company for last three years . at present i am searching for the better projects for my concern.can you please help me to find out the list of company's in which…
I just went into escrow on an interesting listing and I'm curious how other agents would handle this situation. Property was listed slightly
above appraised value, multiple offers were received over listing price. Most were about 5% above, one was 10% above. Sellers originally wanted to accept the highest offer and requested an extension…
It's time for a new car. . .What do you think is the best car for a real estate agent and why?
It's that time - My caddy has seen better days and I'm not sure I want another one. I want decent gas milage, comfort for my clients and I mainly work with mid level to upper mid level buyers.…
Anyone here who knows City of Houston Building Codes for Businesses?
I Volunteer with a 501C3 Non Profit Animal Rescue Group. Earlier this month another volunteer put a contract on a house in a commercial/unrestricted area that we hope to turn into a boarding facility…
Trulia Pro and spam
Is anyone else getting bombarded with spam and telemarketing calls since becoming a pro? I get called constantly from companies wanting to 'sell me a zip code'. After asking one company over…
This is just an informal agent survey.
How many of you are still getting drive-by shopper calls from buyers looking to take advantage of the tax credit, but still unwilling to engage your services to find a home?
A friend asked me if she should consider becoming a RE Agent in Las Vegas at this time - I told her no, not at this time . What do you think?
I told my friend I think she would also be better off in another market (region) with more non-SS's and REO's since the Vegas market seems to be over 95% REO/SS homes at this time. I'm…
So if your listing isn't getting any showings?
perhaps it's time to revisit the comparables situation or tweak that marketing plan. Buyers are coming "out of the woodwork"!
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