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Agent2Agent in Alabama : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 3, 2016
Jrutledge asked:
Thu Aug 18, 2016
Sharon Butler and Paula Byrd asked:
I work for Realtor Paula Byrd & Sharon Butler in Hunts. Al. We took new photos for home at 11029 Everest Cir., Hsv. Al 35803. We need Trulia to reflect the most recent MLS 1040231 listingwith…
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Ger.loza answered:
I just took the IL prep course test a couple hours ago... It's def not easy, particularly if you are new to the industry... lots of legal wording and full of tricky and gotcha questions. ... more
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Fri Apr 29, 2016
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Fri Oct 24, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
If the chandelier is 'low hung' meaning the opportunity for a real connect with the noggin of a citizen, there MUST be a big table beneath it.

No table? Have prospective buyer wear the yellow hard hat AND sign a waiver. I did this on a foreclosure and the results were unexpected.

If a house is of such quality to be chandelier worthy, it WILL be staged.

Just left such a house yesterday. Those chandeliers were MAGNIFICENT!

I have greater concern with the 8 ft ceiling and the paddle fan.
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Wed Sep 24, 2014
Jeff and Kaye Piggot answered:
We had a website with them for several years and it worked well as a place to send our existing clients for information. You have the ability to somewhat customize it for your needs. We did not depend on it for a lead generation source, which was good because it didn't produce leads. I know they have different plans for different amounts per month and maybe we weren't spending enough to get the leads. ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Chuck Douglass answered:
Molly, there is some inventory, but homes are selling. Of course the homes with more updates are moving very quickly. Like Harold, I too have seen buyers looking for a deal without needing upgrades before move in. I do have some buyers looking for fixer-uppers and those are selling quickly also if the repairs needed aren't too significant. ... more
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Aaron Sims asked:
Roughly 36Acre lakefront parcel(private lake) in Alabama being divided. Once divided, one parcel will have the only road(dirt) from the paved road that leads to a peninsula with a dock already…
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Michelle Omenski answered:

Give Trulia a call. They are easy to work with and eager to provide accurate real estate information to our community.

Kind Regards,

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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Robert DiAlberto answered:
Great discussions in this link. Thanks to all who participated.
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
Thanks Becky, I'm somewhat aware of that as well as it certainly isn't going to hurt having Market Leader and Active Rain in the parade. I've been very happy with my relationship with Active Rain for many years and look forward to some of the positive changes I think they will bring to Trulia's table. ... more
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
Most of my clients aren't leaving but are relocating to Portland Metro.
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Tue Jul 26, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
Please give me a call
Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
727. 420. 4041
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Sat Jul 23, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
Sat Jul 23, 2011
Jo Ann Doyle answered:
I use Visual Tour, checked them out at
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Fri Jul 22, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
Buyers looking for new construction should be encouraged to use licensed inspectors. Of critical importance here in Florida is verification of soil compaction before pouring the footer. Other items of concern are termite conduits such as full bay add-ons or porches that are frame construction on an otherwise block constructed home. Of course the inspector will confirm the roof tie downs are in place as well as other hazard provisions of recent code changes.

After the home is built, the benefits reduce significantly. Yes, this is a more expensive service but the significance for the long term resident will be immeasurable. If the builder has a reputation of high quality and they are still building homes in the community, the home buyer can feel more secure. You don't want to be the buyer of the last home. Follow up on your concerns may never occur.

Code Inspectors in my area, are not held accountable for anything. Where no accountability exists, great vigilance should be exercised.
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Sun May 1, 2011
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Trulia - 100%

I use both to promote listings but the place I spend time and money is Trulia.
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Jan,

As other agents highlighted it is not about the number of websites but the amount of traffic (quality traffic) one can generate consistently to those sites.

If you can generate a consistent high volume traffic to many websites then it is great but it is going to be extremely challenging and costly as driving traffic is almost a part time job (PPC, SEO, Social, Linking...).

At the end it is a number's game, the more quality traffic the more leads and the more converted business.
It all starts with consistent quality (targeted) traffic...

To provide a cost example, with Google PPC we average less than 50 cents per Visitor. With Facebook PPC we average higher around 70 cents. Facebook is more costly but more targeted (from our experience) as we can define more criteria such as Age.
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
Jan, I look forward to your call. You'll be glad you did.
Phyllis, it is those with vision like yourself that value based marketing is ideally suited. The genesis of value based marketing is research. As Ron states, develop or find the story of the home, know your potential buyer and write to them. What attributes of this home are most appealing to the potential buyer..etc.

I previously had a 1br/2ba listing in a 5 -6 bedroom estate community. This would have been an unsellable home but research revealed the history of the owner who was also the designer. This home's value increased by 300% and was marketed with the following appeal, "Are you qualified to be a guardian of history?"

Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Tue Feb 22, 2011
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
I wasn't going to respond because everyone else already gave you such great answers, but I had to tell Paul publicly that he made my evening!

Thanks for the LOL! I gave you a big TU (along with the rest), even though you slaughter me in the "thumbs" ratings ratio according to Jim Walker! Kudos for clever! ... more
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