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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Wed Jul 27, 2016
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Thu Aug 27, 2015
Mike Simpson answered:
I looked around at many schools before I choose Lumbleau Real Estate School. A lot of the school's offer a series of questions, many of them generic to real estate. Lumbleau only does California, so that sparked my interest.

Amazingly after going through the 3,200 questions.. a good handful where on the first 100 question state exam! I was very impressed. Check out
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Francis Somsel, SRS & Kate Tomassi, SRS answered:
Tue Mar 10, 2015
dstewart answered:
That sounds like a difficult setup. There are many web based solutions that would make your life much easier. I'm not sure if that is an option for you. My construction business uses for our CRM... I don't think it would work for realtors, but there is probably a similar program for that niche. ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Gerald Vonberger answered:
I've heard that there are some benefits to timber-constructed homes. It sounds like they use this same method in both the framing and in the flooring. I would first consult a timber expert to see if it would be a good option for the area you're planning on buying/building a home. They should be able to give you a straight answer on whether or not you should get a timber house and what the requirements are. ... more
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Wed Jan 25, 2012
Joe answered:
I do too. I saw them last year at the Fillmore. It was a double bill: Timber Hollow Floors, with Douglas Fir Softwood opening for them. Great show, sponsored by PineSol.
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Fri Apr 22, 2011
Lamont Stephen Duncan Jr. answered:
Corey is on it....If this is a do it yourself project and you are thinking of incorporating a suspended floor system check out the pros and cons here:



Lamont Duncan
Duncan Real Estate Group
CA DRE Broker #01817410
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Rudi Hofmann answered:
Posted in 2007, but I'll respond.

Trulia is primarily focused on Real Estate Purchases. I'm a Mortgage Professional. I consistently receive notices from Trulia to increase my standing, I need to upload my listings. That's not my job.

The financing of property in escrow, is the main ingredient for Agents to earn a living. Trulia, doesn't understand that. After all, it's not sold, until it's funded.

Zillow has Forums for both mortgage professionals & agents. Trulia, does not. But, the level of the questions & responses on Trulia are much higher and far more professional. .... Happy funding, Rudi
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
Cheryl Bower answered:
As Jed pointed out, depending on one's Inet connection there can be loss in audio/video quality. You offer a nice product.

As mentioned, sure agents can handle the dozens of details that are involved in marketing a property but a better use of our time is delegating some of these tasks to the specialists so that we can be spending either more direct time with clients or developing new business. I rarely take my own photos but hire it out & I'd very likely hire out video.

You may be hearing from me for my next listing.
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Tue May 27, 2008
Debt Free Dave answered:
I have a friend who has done very well in Commercial. He just hits the streets and talks to owners. He basically just walks and talks.
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Tue May 27, 2008
Owen Geronimo answered:
I have used vFlyer...

I create my own with Widgetbox to broadcast my feeds:

Essential widgets would be Technorati and Quintura, for tagging your related categories .
For mini-feeds : Twitter, Friendfeed and MyBlogLog are awesome.

Regards -
Owen Geronimo
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Wed May 21, 2008
Realtor answered:
Elia, I'm not sure of anything like that, but you could possibly go to the contractor board website and see if there are any complaints. Here is their website: Good luck. ... more
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Thu Apr 3, 2008
Diane Wheatley answered:
San Jose Mercury News is a large publication and San Fransisco News are your best bets. Good Luck!
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Wed Apr 2, 2008
Christine.woods32 answered:
Yes, Trulia definitely can help you with that. But if you want your listing appear on this website, you need to post it on Zilllow. After that your ad will be syndicated to other sites, Trulia is among them. I know other rental platforms, for instance, Rentberry do pretty much the same thing. ... more
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Mon Jan 7, 2008
Gregory Hayes Garver answered:
Ask an agent to call their title rep. You'll have it within an hour.
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Sat Dec 22, 2007
Melanie Narducci answered:
You can go to City Hall to inquire, or you can speak with you Realtor who can look it up via access to title records. Good luck!
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Fri Dec 21, 2007
Sally Rosenman answered:
Hello Chris,

Contact a realtor (like me) and I can email you the information from the Assessor's records.
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Tue Nov 13, 2007
Pierre Calzadilla answered:
trulia launched rentals yesterday, so now you can just click the rental tab at the top and get amazing local data as well maps, and the largest inventory of any apartment website. Along with the rentals we have some great features like keyword search, amenity filters, as well as multiple location search - a great way to compare listings and pricepoints. As usual we have awesome map searches too. The listing pages also have info from Yelp about local restaurants, nightlife and more. It really is something to check out. ... more
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Wed Oct 3, 2007
Mike Kelly Allison Norman answered:
Web 2.0 is more interactive(blogging), intuitive aspect of the web. An example is when you go to Amazon and sign in and it says,'Hey Mike, here's a great book you might like!" And sure enough it follows your recent purchases and recognizes YOU when you sign on to the site. Web 2.0 recognizes the “threads” of your searches. If Realtor/Agents employed web.20, when someone revisited their web site, the site would know what "themes" they had studied last time they where there or what price point, type of home they searched via their IDX. Being in a chat forum like this is very basic web 2.0. A marvelous speaker on the subject, if you can keep up with him, is Dustin Luther. If you ever get a chance to hear him speak do so.

You can see his work at:

Here’s a quote about his work: “Dustin Luther has created a must read real estate blogging resource, Rain City Guide, which includes his tireless and insightful observations, with a dash of fun and neat technology. He has also enlisted the help of a group of seasoned real estate experts to add to the already rich content.” ~January 7, 2007 Jonathan Miller, President/CEO, Miller Samuel Inc. and author of the Matrix
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