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Tue Oct 17, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Typically when you're hired by your brokerage and first sign the independent contractor agreement, at that time you either give your brokerage the routing number for your bank account (where your commission checks are to be deposited) OR you tell your brokerage who to make the check payable to.

At the closing of a real estate transaction, ALL commission checks are payable to the brokerage itself - NEVER the individual agent / realtors. The brokerage deposits the check into their account, then cuts a check payable to you depending on the split between you and your brokerage. Because of the split between the realtor and the brokerage, this is why commission checks at a closing are payable to the brokerage. Your brokerage takes their split upfront.
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.


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Fri May 4, 2012
Lynne Hagopian answered:
Yes it can vary. I recently was looking at an Ashland property with a client and was quoted between 6000 and 12000 by the broker to hook up to town sewer. As stated above, there are a lot of variables so you need a professional to quote. Most towns have a list of approved contractors to quote and do the work necessary. I hope this helps. ... more
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Mon Feb 18, 2008
David Botelho answered:
It depends on the area you live. Ask a local realtor to give you a list of recents SOLDS in the area, they mean much more then assessments. http://housemenus.com/
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