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Tue Jan 26, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Try contacting Trulia's customer service department, it is doubtful anyone from Trulia will see and act on your post here.
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Tue Sep 23, 2014
Amy Arey answered:
Great question! Don't just search online. Ask friends and family for recommendations but do talk to several agents and determine whom you feel most comfortable with. You'll be working with this person a LOT over the next few months so it's important to choose wisely. Make sure you not only feel that the agent is on the "same page" but also listens to what you want and follows through. Search out what their clients have said about them and even take a peek at their facebook page to gauge their personality / behavior.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Location, Price and Condition.

That simple.


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Mon May 14, 2012
Bruce Lynn answered:
Blogs are one.... lots of places to blog.... Trulia, your company blog,, ActiveRain, your own blog. Blog not what you want to talk about, but what customers want to know about real estate. Establish yourself as the expert in different areas. Not only this, but you want a way to capture customer information when they get there.

We're having some training about this in our office tomorrow (Tuesday) about some of the free lead sources. If you would like to come let me know. 9am-12noon. This is with one of our master trainers.

One of our trainers also teaches at MetroTex about free lead sources and I highly recommend the class.

You might also real estate lead sources and see what comes up.

Bruce Lynn
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu May 3, 2012
Susan Hanson answered:
Great question. I would throw in one other thought--be careful of condo HOA dues. Both my kids have owned condos and you want an agent who will make you aware of the fees in the various Condo/Townhome Associations. I just assisted a client in finding a great townhome in Addison where values are good - the Addison Athletic Club is available to Addison residents and the area has lots of night life. Would love to visit with you. I love to work with first-time homebuyers! Feel free to call or email.
Susan Hanson
Your Home Is Where My Heart Is
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Good points, Brian!

In my experience, as a listing agent, first thing buyers would tell me (those who contacted me directly) was "Get me a good deal - because you won't be sharing your commissions!"

That's not how this works, however...In FL, once I work for both - the buyer and the seller, I become a transaction agent and have to be fair to both. I can no longer be on any particular side. I facilitate the sale - making sure that both sides are happy. Both being the key...

All commissions are paid by the seller, so buyers don't pay anything regardless, if they work with the listing or buyer's agent.

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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