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Agent2Agent in Long Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jan 11, 2015
Cheryl Pellettieri answered:
Mon Dec 29, 2014
I am not aware of any real estate companies that are doing a much in the way of training. I would say be prepared to invest in the training yourself. Also I have some great lending programs that can help you attract buyers and justify listings.
Feel free to give me a call. I may be able to help you make some money.

Sophisticated Financial
Rich Littlefield
Mortgages / Business Funding/ Real Estate
9555 Warner Av. D Fountain Valley Ca 94708
office 714-968-2500
cell 714-421-1037
Fax 714-844-9202
Licensed by the CA Department of Real Estate License 01080071 NMLS License 287206
Equal Housing Lender
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Hi Peter,
Have you tried Angie's List for service providers? It's a good unbiased source because the reviews are given by members who use the service and you cannot pay to be on the list. They are on line. ... more
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Jerome Hodge answered:
As an Agent, I will share factual data. As to my opinion, I hesitate to share it because I may color someone's view/perception/analysis of a situation. In fact, my opinion is worth less than what I am paid to share it.

The buyer does have a responsibility to complete a search and due diligence of an area or home they are considering. The buyer needs to accept responsibility and perform some leg work.

During the Buyer consultation, the Buyer advised the agent of the areas they wished to search for a new home. I ask why they selected those areas so I may offer some additional areas they may wish to search. It is not my place to tell them one area is 'better' or 'worse' than another.

This is a great question! It causes all of us to think about what we do and say.
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Fri Nov 18, 2011
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Teresa:

Hope this is helpful, go to

type in your State and County and you will get the list.

Good luck.
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Tue Jul 12, 2011
Gene Scott answered:
1. Conventional loans are loans that are eligible to be purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Government loans such as FHA, VA and USDA are not conventional loans, nor are loans that exceed the current loan maximum of $729,250 set by Fannie and Freddie for Los Angeles and Orange counties.
2. Conventional loans for more than 80% loan to value (less than 20% down) require increasingly better FICO scores, mortgage insurance and may have other requirements such as lower total debt coverage ratios. While most lenders will handle loans with 10% down, not all lenders handle loans with 5% down.
3. When you are looking at loans with 5% down, you really need to compare those loans to FHA loans and see which is a better deal for you client.

At Mark1Mortgage, we work with 30+ lenders and can help your client obtain the best possible deal. Call if I can help.

Gene Scott
ERA Buy America Real Estate Services / Mark1Mortgage
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Mon Dec 27, 2010
Desari Jabbar answered:
It's best to call the Texas Real Estate commission. When I moved from Louisiana to Georgia, I had reciprocity. I didn't have to take another tests or any additional classes. Perhaps, its the same from California to Texas.

Best of luck to you!
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Fri Nov 12, 2010
Daniel Sandoval answered:
We use highschool kids..$10 dollars an hour for 2 hours per day only. We give them 200 flyers to pass out. per day....if we can do that they can if not...then we dont pay..
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Lou,

In addition to what Ian has provided, members of the military and certain other federal employees serving outside the U.S. have an extra year to buy a principal residence in the U.S. and qualify for the Federal Tax credit. The Buyer must enter into a binding contract to buy, a principal residence on or before April 30, 2011. If a binding contract is entered into by that date, the taxpayer has until June 30, 2011, to close on the purchase! See:,,id=215791,00.html

Best, Steve
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
I usually meet for the first time at the first house. I rarely meet in my office first. Then we see the first house, and I get a feel for the buyer and ask them if they'd like to continue working with me... and then we go somewhere like a coffeehouse to set a strategy for looking at houses. ... more
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Fri Jan 29, 2010
Jeremy Lehman answered:
Hi Philip,
Because you are using the SoCal MLS, you get a CRM that is very similar to Top Producer for free! Top Producer is a great program that costs $39 per month and up. I used and trained agents how to use Top Producer for over 8 years.

MLS-Office is a web based contact manager that has contacts, email (and email drip campaigns), action plans, calendar, PDA sync, letters, labels, and has some extras like being able to import agents from your office or other members of CARETS. You can also view listings within the system and schedule activities for them like a showing or open house. Also, a new feature, The Market Report, will be available soon. FREE to ALL SoCal MLS Members!

Free classes are taught at the local board offices, or also online through webinars. or log in through the MLS in the My Tools tab.

Good Luck,
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Fri Jan 29, 2010
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Show potential clients what you are doing for your current listings. If you are really going out of your way in marketing your listing you'll have a lot to show them...
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Coming back to this question, I remember a study that was done by Zillow on this type of Ads. The outcome was that advertizing properties was bringing more clicks that agents advertizing themselves.

Philip, whichever ads you chose I hope it is live by now....
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Thu Jan 7, 2010
Michael Magaw answered:
I can't imagine going all the way from writing the offer to closing the escrow, and never having a conversation regarding who gets what. And this was your friend, so that conversation should have been easy.

What did the escrow instructions state? What did the commission instructions state? You need to review this with your friend and your broker.

Lesson learned.
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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Annette Lawrence answered:
It a VERY GOOD tool. The add-on features have not proven to be of any value but the core product is exceptional.
And the price is extremely competitive. However, it only works if you use it. If you already have 10,000 tools it this may be an opportunity to lighten the load and give LB a close look.
There is robust statistical data for my VERY GOOD rating. Works with zero care and feeding. Priced right.
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Sat Dec 26, 2009
Daniel Sandoval answered:
philip, dont spend your money on ebay for realestate. Ebay is good for products not real estate. Try make a flyer and get a code and add it to craiglist for free. its cool site...check it out. ... more
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Fri Dec 25, 2009
Betina Foreman answered:
Dear Phillip,
I jetisoned my print ads/postcards last year, very little ROI. I do send postcards to neihbors after I close a deal in that specific neighborhood. Good luck!
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