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Agent2Agent in Scottsdale : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 12, 2017
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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
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Sun May 1, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
The costs will vary brokerage to brokerage for signage, advertising, and E&O insurance. Some will want you to purchase signs while others will loan them to you for a fee. Some brokers will include your listings under their advertising umbrella and others will charge you for that too. The cost of Error and Omission insurance will also vary but even if not offered - you MUST carry this on you own. Lock-boxes may or may not be offered and fees or expense will be paid by you.

The non-variables are: board membership, MLS dues, and a lock-box key which (I'm thinking) will run $900 to $1,100. Why don't I know exactly??? Because first year fees are pro-rated, and after your first year you pay them when due - and they are spaced throughout the year.

Make sure you ask about ALL of the fees associated with "employing" yourself with any broker.

Good luck to you!!
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Wed Aug 19, 2015
anonymous asked:
I'm interested in becoming a licensed real estate agent, but I have a stable career as an accountant, so I would like to do this part-time on the side. I would love to someday build…
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Thu Jul 2, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Don't look for "handy." Look for knowledge, experience, and the ability to clear conditions if and when necessary. No one company does everything, and as you "move" through this business take notes. You will learn - for this deal, I need XYZ company, and Jane Doe.

Will XYZ and Jane be located in 85260? It doesn't matter. They will arrange a mobile notary.
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Sun Feb 1, 2015
Rick Macosky answered:
A great attitude, sense of humor, and always be fun to work with. I know not everyone is that laid back, but when they are, it's exceptionally rewarding!
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
Phyllis McArthur answered:
In California I understand that if you have committed a crime that is in direct relation to any kind of theft/robbery/burglary the answer would be no.

Several years ago a California State Congresswoman was trying to change that law because a convicted felon, whose crime was burglarizing homes wanted to become a Realtor! Really!

The Congresswoman had said that the young man was in her district and appealed to her to try to help him. (I can't make this stuff up!)
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Bev West answered:
I have worked for a National company for 10 plus years and now currently own my own. There are a lot of very very reputable agents that are independent that far out way some agents that work for a national company. Too many agents that work for a National Company tend to let the Broker do all their thinking and assume that the company holds all the liability. Not true. Keep in mind that it is the agent working for you-not the company. ... more
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Tue Aug 16, 2011
Carmen Brodeur, JD answered:
Long story short, call an attorney as soon as possible. your client MUST get proper legal advice!
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Tue Jul 5, 2011
Patrick Jorgensen answered:
Cobalt Mortgage has a great program for Canadians purchasing in Arizona. It must be a true second home purchase though, no other properties mortgaged in the state.
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Tue Jun 7, 2011
William Snyder 480-768-7030 answered:
YES! All indications scream a very favorable message to sellers. If this trend continues we will soon be at 50% of the high mark in properties for sale over the last decade. The high mark was 58,334 in October of 2007. Today it's 30,239. Now add to that monthly sales at more than 4 times the low mark of 2518 in January of 2008.

The trend is all green 'go lights' for sellers, with the exception of Pending Listings being off from last month--reflecting the seasonal trend, as sales typically slow in the summer months. But I would suggest this is not a summer for would-be sellers to go on sabbatical for several timely reasons.

Our market is bucking the national trend of a double dip in housing (as per Case-Schiller). Can it last?
Continued 'artificially low' interest rates are keeping houses at a 30-year high in affordability. How long can they stay this low with inflationary and money-supply issues?

Supply and demand numbers have clearly created the best opportunity to sell that we've seen in years.

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Fri May 20, 2011
David Burnham answered:
Some of the apps I find most useful are:
- Keynote
- PDF Expert (if you want to fill out a form and sign it)
- MileTracker
- Dropbox
- Penultimate
- Docusign
- iMovie (I shoot basic videos and iMovie allows me to cover for YouTube with a voiceover and background music)

I also use the mobile Zip Form, but that is not an app, just a link to the website.

In my opinion, one of the best uses in a listing presentation is to create an online link to the homes in your CMA. This way, you are not showing just one picture for comparison, but rather all the pictures and virtual tours. It really helps clients get a sense of how they stack up against the competition.
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Tue Mar 15, 2011
scott farmer answered:
Victoria, like you I would never knowingly engage or risk my license in this type of transaction/behavior. I've also declined to help people who were contemplating doing this type of transaction. Sadly I think a lot of this is going on in all markets and it really hurts everyone which was my earlier point.


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Wed Mar 9, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
Strong arming rarely gets the results you want in any circumstance. Taking such 'mono-brow' actions breeds real contempt. However, it is critically importtant to understand that controlling the BPO is the most important part of the short sale process (even more important than keeping the buyer committted). Just as you would with an appriasal, don't leave these critical functions up to chance. Should the BPO be completed without your important supporting data, your only recourse is providing your own BPO along with offer or counter offer. This the better approach, unless one has great confidence in their 'mono-brow' persuation techniques.

The last three BPO's completed on my listing were completed by individuals who could have easily been mistaken as members of our homeless community. Not sure what's happening in the BPO/Appriasal industry, but it certainly doesn't 'look' good.
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Joan Congilose answered:
I rely on e-mail to send weekly reports, market updates & feedback to my clients as well. However, for those that prefer not to be e-mailed or are just not tech savvy I just call them often & mail them personal notes to keep them up to date & happy. ... more
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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Doug McVinua answered:

Thank you for the comment. The Arizona Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) works very hard to provide the best data possible and the agent community is a significant contributor to the corrections needed.

ARMLS does look at each and every Report a Violation notice that it receives and does its best to get the information corrected as needed.

I encourage all of us in the agent community to check and double check our listings for accurate information.

Disclosure: I serve as a Director at ARMLS so I may be biased! HA As Directors we often speak of the importance of data integrity as we make decisions effecting the MLS.

Thanks again for your comments.

Doug McVinua
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Wed Oct 6, 2010
Carmen Brodeur, JD answered:
For any high end community it is important to get the most internet exposure possible. There are many buyers in the luxury market that do not live in Arizona. In this case the sign really doesn't matter because they will not drive by the property unless they are in town and want to view the home in person because it impressed them online.

It is important to have lots of good photos and a full description on the mls. Also, as others have stated make sure it is listed on all of the real estate search websites, if you have a website make sure it is featured there, blog about the condo and feature it on the social networking sites. Basically anywhere online that you can place the listing do.
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Sat Sep 25, 2010
Laura Myers PLLC GRI, CLHMS answered:
Send a text with your information and ask if they can ring you. If the previous transaction is not yours and you are soliciting I would not. I would wait until Monday if the matter is about getting in to business vs already being in business together.
Laura Myers
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Sat Sep 25, 2010
Laura Myers PLLC GRI, CLHMS answered:
I still love Oreganos for a family or friend family night. Family style or on your own there is NOTHING I haven't enjoyed at this place. There are several in the valley and all are great. South Scottsdale or at Shea and Scottsdale Rd. MMMM ... more
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