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Agent2Agent in Kansas : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 16, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor I know agents do BPO's in other states but in the New York City area including Long Island, there is no need to do BPO's. Realtors here do their own price opinions, they don't need somebody else doing it for them.

Next - as for finding a broker, understand that brokerages want their agents to close sales. It will be very difficult finding a brokerage to accept you if you do not intend to get leads, convert them and buy or sell real estate on their behalf.

If you were to do BPO's in the NYC region, don't expect to make much money. The way it works is the realtors will have to pay you out of their commission. The brokerages will not pay you. Realtors don't have the money from their commissions to pay you.

What is your PhD in? I would find a job in the field you studied for. At least you will have a secure paycheck and make more money than in real estate.
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Tue Apr 12, 2016
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Wed Dec 16, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is not the right place to look, for personal look at brokers check out Active Rain (see link below) to sign on for free. Then search your area, you can read first hand what they stand for, how they do business and if they may be a good fit for you. ... more
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Michelle Lindgren answered:
I am new to Trulia. I am hoping to get some seller leads.
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
First and foremost build a strong internet presence. Do something everyday to build it--blog consistently and participate in Q & A forums like this one. It will create a pipeline of business that can't be matched any other way. ... more
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
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Fri May 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Most of the big offices send their newbies to knock on their doors:
Not a very productive effort.
Not a good way to learn anything.
Not a good image to project to prospective clients.
Makes it harder for them to change their mind, if they might have.
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Fri May 17, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
Here's my philosophy on the use of supportive services(in house or otherwise). I place high expectations on myself and expect anyone I refer my customers to do the same. The people we recommend are held to the highest standards and are on a "very short leash."

If they let the customer down, they let me down. The result of which is that their services are no longer deeded.

In my opinion, the decision to use supportive services should go much deeper than whether or not they are convenient......

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Tue Feb 5, 2013
William Polack answered:
Well, don't forget about the loan officers too. When a person decides to buy a house and needs a loan, the first place they are advised to go to is the bank. The loan officer will request they provide the name and number of their insurance agent. You know how many times I have to refer people to insurance agents? About 3 out of 5 times.

This doesn't just play a role in buying property either. When refinancing a client, if the numbers come in tight to qualify the person, we have to look at ways to cut down their expenses: Property tax reduction, credit debt reduction and Insurance reduction. I've had numerous clients using their old company from years back and their agent never called them to offer them a lower rate. Why would they?

To me, being an insurance agent in GA, it makes a lot of sense to stay in touch with clients in case they have a new baby and need more life insurance or bought a house, a new car etc.

Other places to network with: Construction workers, roofers, divorce attorney's, closing attorney's/title companies, home owner's association's.
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Wed Jul 6, 2011
Andy answered:

I always suggest both experienced and new real estate sales to watch three movies. Now, I would like to suggest you to watch them too.

The Rainmaker -

A Civil Action -

Lord of War -

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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
US Bank and Wells Fargo. I've had great luck with both, but more luck if your clients walk in to talk instead of calling an 800 number.
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
Maria Bustamante answered:
I have a contract, house is vacant, buyers would like to have 2 days of early posession as they are also selling a home they have to move out of. Closing is done deal, papers are ready. Agent offered prior possession to begin with. She is now being difficult when asked to have sellers sign the prior possession agreement. Her words were, verbatim, "I have another buyer that I would make more money with, I am only making 1% on this deal with you so if your buyers have an issue with my sellers not signing for prior possession let me know because I'll make the others work out AND I'll get more money"

Hmmm...well...who knows. Closing is tomorrow and we had to figure something else out since she would just not work with us. Yet SHE offered it! I'll keep you posted.
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