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Wed Aug 9, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
You can do whatever you want. You can interview brokerages before taking your license and determine which one that suits you OR you can take your courses and pass the test and interview brokerages OR half way through your courses go and interview brokerages. There's no right or wrong answer its whatever that suits you. ... more
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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Maurnice.henderson answered:
I have a question. I am near the closing date but i haven't heard from the lender or anybody in a couple of days. After they verified employment. Is there a possibilty that i will be turned down? If i was going to be turned down would i know by now. Ive already paid for insurance, inspection, and paid earnest money before they verified employment. ... more
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Tue Apr 4, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
To obtain a brokers license in NY, you need 2 years as a sales agent and you need to have made some sales. As a guideline, the objective of getting a brokers license in NYC is to either lead a team, be an Office Manager or open your own brokerage. If this is not your objective, then why are you getting a brokers license.

As for "what activities may I do to support a broker" - the ONLY activity that your broker wants to see is closed sales. Nothing means more to a broker or Office Manager than closed real estate sales. This is what makes money for the brokerage and all the brokerage is interested in is making money to survive.
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Unfortunately 3rd party real estate websites (Zillow, Trulia, etc.) are limited with search filters and cannot separate condos from co-ops. Zillow does have a search filter to separate them but it's not 100% accurate. I have seen listings that say condo when I know the building is a co-op and vice versa. Even listings from agents have it wrong.

The best method as a former realtor that I told buyers is: You need to know that co-op units are about $100K + cheaper than condo units. Therefore, when setting the price minimum / maximum that you can afford, under "Minimum" price - put a higher amount and under "Maximum" price - put down the highest amount you can afford.

Example: let's say you can afford up to $2 million condo. Your "Minimum" price is $1 million and your "Maximum" price is $2 million. This will eliminate all listings under $1 million which will likely be co-op buildings because their prices are under $1 million.
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
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Mon Jul 18, 2016
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Mon Jul 11, 2016
Ross.c.teach asked:
My only response for the mortgage processor is that we will receive an update from the underwriters tomorrow. Her supervisor will not return my phone calls. The last I spoked with him,…
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Mon Jul 4, 2016
Frank Konarski Rios answered:
John, you should check--rather, more appropriately, your tenants should check--with an attorney in NY. Really, I don't think your problem is with the other landlord who was to lease to your current (and-soon-to-be-former) tenant; instead, your problem lies with your tenant. The tenant seems to be making her problem with her new landlord your problem. You have to come to kindly explain to your tenant that your arrangement to have her move out is between you and her, and although you are sympathetic to her plight, that plight of hers is outside the realm of your dealings with her. In general terms, it has been my experience that ... more
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Mon Apr 25, 2016
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