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Agent2Agent in Alexandria : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
While I do not work in the area you are exploring, I think you are doing your due diligence in the correct way. I would recommend, if you haven't already done so, to google established agencies in your area, as they would have a solid training program, and continue to do what you are doing-speaking with head broker. In the meantime, if there is any way you can get feedback from the realtors in the different offices, you will get a sense of the personalities and perhaps some other useful info. ... more
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Brian Kurtz answered:
I think that it's fine. Seriously. The Zillow team seems to have site integrity, fuction, and flow down better than Trulia. Perhaps some of that will rub off over here.

As to all the agents running around swearing that the sky is falling and that T & Z are going to become some broker or find a way to press down commissions by becoming some major FSBO portal...that's not something I'm worried about AT ALL.

There are inherent financial realities in this business that "the internet" is not going to change. Those bedrock realities will preserve the role of the real estate agent for the foreseeable future and the realities of running a real estate business will keep commissions pretty much where they are today.
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Sat Nov 17, 2012
Delaine Campbell answered:
I don't like them. I think they look unprofessional and are confusing. It would be much easier to simply have a 1 page Buyer Agency Agreement or make the new form more professional looking and easier for the consumer to understand. I've gotten more push back and nervous people from the new form than I have had over any form in 10 years. ... more
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Thu May 26, 2011
Martin H. Thomas answered:
WOW...the responses here have answered some of my own questions about BoA's short-sale process. I've done a few with GMAC and it was rather fast. I was very pleased.

With Equator, at lease one thing the bank cannot say is that they "don't" have this or that file, like they use to before. In one case, I had to resubmit the same documents 6 times to 4 different fax numbers.

Good Luck!!
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Thu May 26, 2011
Irene Morales Ward answered:
I live near Quantico and considering the very low cost per listing, it certainly is worth a shot. There are always those military buyers out there who will jump on it first - even before considering a more popular web site for an IDX feed. I never regretted it but can't say I got any significant leads from it that I didn't already have in place with conventional sources (Trulia, Zillow, etc). I wouldn't recommend you invest for a long term until you see results, though.

Good luck!
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Tue Jan 25, 2011
Patricia Contreras answered:
I'm getting ready to put a condo on the market for rent, 1 bed, call me if you would like more details
Patricia Contreras
Century 21 New Millennium
(703) 981-1690
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Betty,

Trulia has many benefits and I would say that receiving direct leads from Trulia is not on top of my overall Trulia's benefit list.

I answered a related question this morning:
http://www.trulia.com/voices/Using_Trulia/How_have_you_successfully_used_Trulia_this_year_-257508

I hope it helps-
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Tue Oct 19, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Another thing to consider is what type of lease the tenant has. If the lease isn't up for awhile the buyer pool could be a little smaller. Make sure your tenant is cooperative, and find out what actions can be taken if a new buyer does not want a tenant. ... more
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Delaine Campbell answered:
Since you need a Buyer agent the best place to start is to look for an Accredited Buyer Representative and someone who is mostly dedicated to helping Buyers. REBAC is the council who gives the designation and on their web site you can search for Buyer agent's by state. They are especially trained to help buyers and to work with buyers, 1st time buyers, invesment buyers and took the additional coursework to receive the designation.

I'm in Alexandria and am an ABR and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) if I can be of help. There are a lot of good agents, pick one that knows the area in which you are searching and who is very familar with the areas, prices, and what's available in your price range.

Delaine Campbell, Realtor
ABR, CRS, e-Pro
Long and Foster Realtors
Alexandria, VA
(703) 518-8740
delaine@lnf.com
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Wed Feb 10, 2010
Amy Stanley answered:
Hello Aaron,
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has a property management division in the Alexandria area. Along with the property management, as a listing agent for the subject property, we market the property for rent. In Alexandria, the average days on market is 67 days at an average market price of $1,682. In Alexandria at this time, there are 100 active 2 bedroom condo's listed For Rent, starting at $1,100 up to $2,750. I would recommend the owner be flexible with the terms, to attract the most interest and stand out from the many available rentals. Please contact us, if you have further interest.
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Mon Jul 28, 2008
FrankyRealty answered:
You should have told the bank NO. That was your fault.

It is not legal to require 3rd party approval for the commissions.

Remember that compensation is BROKER TO BROKER and you can NOT hold a gun to their head to require them to cut the published commission rate.

Watch VAR's Lem the Legal Eagle talk about short sales and commissions.

Next time, tell the bank no, and watch them fold their deck of cards. Nowhere does it say that we have to work for free. We have our rates and it the bank doesn't want it, they can reject the offer.
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