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Fri Jul 14, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Dtalcox asked:
My property 3494 Holly rd show incorrect listing agent as Deb Smith, why does it not show the actual listing agent?
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Thu Sep 8, 2016
Amberle Farthing answered:
Good morning!

For that information you would ask a local Realtor or Real Estate Investor who are the ones who have easy access to that information. I happen to be both if you need any help!

My email is and my phone number is 7033719574 give me a call or shoot me a text and i'll get right on it! I also have access to owner information so we can get in contact with them even if they don't live at the premises.

Have a great day!
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Terry Eikenbery asked:
Wed Jul 22, 2015
Christopher Fritts answered:
Hi. Trulia will post listings from real estate agents. Are you an agent? Is your apartment listed with an agent? If so, contact your agent to have the listing added to Trulia. If it is not listed, it will not be accepted. ... more
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Thu Mar 26, 2015
Nora Moore answered:
It's a big deal to make sure that you get homeowner's insurance. A house is a big investment and there aren't that many people that can easily bounce back if it burns down or anything like that. It's just a good idea to make sure that you're covered, just in case. How much it costs depends on your home and where you life, though. It's a good idea to get quotes from multiple places when you're looking around. ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Lee Ann Schadlich answered:
I don't know if someone answered or helped you yet but if not please feel free to contact me and I can definitely help you. Thank you!
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Fri Feb 20, 2015
Brian Martucci answered:
I can help with that if you like, we are licensed in all 50 states. But realize that on a rental property when you refinance you are typically limited to 75% loan to value on a standard Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loan. So as long as you have 25% equity in the property you should be fine to refinance it. Or perhaps you have a substantial amount of equity, more than 25%, and you want to do a cash out refinance? That is possible too, you can get up to the same 75% loan to value. Please contact me with any other questions. ... more
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
sandhillsproperties asked:
I need to add new postings for our recently purchased property 425 26th Street Virginia Beach VA 23451, but can not until it is placed under the new owner, Sandhills Properties sandhill…
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
Why would you not want to use a Realtor? It doesn't cost you anything to be represented by a Buyer's Agent. This is likely the largest transaction of your life, and there are plenty of financial and legal consequences if not done properly. You could try to give yourself a root canal too, but do you really want to??? ... more
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Kawain Payne answered:
Great question!

Part two would be: How do you tell sellers they have made a strange color choice?

I think in an effort to make their home shine, some sellers go way out. They paint and decorate the home in accord with their tastes as opposed to thinking of what buyers will like.

I guess this is better than sellers who refuse to clean up and remove clutter from their homes.

Kawain D. Payne, Realtor, Notary
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Seal Beach CA
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Kawain Payne answered:
It has been working well here in California.

Many homeowners are having their taxes re assessed, even those who find themselves underwater on their homes.
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Kawain Payne answered:
Just contact customer service. They will take care of it for you.
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Jody Crispin answered:
Hello. I can assist you. Please just fill out the property criteria form at my website at

Glad to help!

Jody Crispin.
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Brian Kurtz answered:
People will definitely look up info on an agent before doing business with them. Whether they openly admit it or not, people are looking for someone that they Know/Like/Trust to help them in the most important purchase they'll make in their lives. Doing a little snooping is natural in such circumstances.

Some will look extensively once the find someone that they like. This is because they're actually "buying" the agent's services. Sales pros long ago learned that people do not look for reasons to buy something, weigh those out on a scale, and then make an informed decision. Instead, they do it the other way around 90% of the time. They decide to buy something and then look for reasons to justify the decision enough to cross an invisible line where they pull the trigger.

In the case of finding an agent, the natural process is to open ones eyes to who is out there by not just looking online but at local signs in front of houses, postcards they may have set aside, and other places. They might trip across a video on YouTube that an agent did, then watch a few more and start thinking that they'd like to work with that person.

Once the decision has been made that they want to work with "that agent" they start the snooping to justify the decision. They'll google them up and look at their website, their linkedin profile, their facebook profile, their activity on Trulia/Zillow/, basically anything that confirms that they were right in their decision. They more they start to "tie" to an agent, the less likely they are to abandon their decision, even if they come across one or two negative reviews of that agent's service or reputation online.

After all, everyone has a bad day and not every transaction is going to be perfect and grumpy people tend to post and rant online more than happy customers - right?
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