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Agent2Agent in Bergen County : Real Estate Advice

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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Mon Jul 4, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should speak to the broker that is hiring you to see if they work with time shares and to show you how to go about it. That is what a broker is for, to guide you, answer questions and show you the right way to earn commission ... more
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Lucy Leonas, Renter in 92562
Sun Nov 29, 2015
Lucy Leonas answered:
I have a similar experience that I am presently disputing with Weichert Realtors. I was new as a NYS Licensed Realtor with this office in NY when they told me to list my house and sell through them. Well, I sold my house and I got my commission check, but they only gave me a check of less than 1/4 of the amount they owed me. I recently moved out of state and became a Referral Associate with Weichert. I was a full time agent when I signed my contract. I have a right to residual. I am presenlt trying to get the rest of my commission and my old office manager is not trying hard enough to get me the rest of my commission refunded. I was told by my old office that I should go through my office manager and just wait for an answer. Well it's now been one month and I haven't heard anything from her. What can I do, and who can I speak to? ... more
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Thu Oct 9, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Trulia stopped sending notifications for local questions asked, AND for responses on forums where you have responded in the past........they stopped doing this MANY months ago

They claim this is "being worked on" in order to control the enormous amount of spam they were experiencing.
The notifications were going to be "restored" "soon"............that statement was made before the summer!

Don't hold your breath........

So not only will you not know if new answers are added to a forum you visited, you won't be sent new questions from your local area..........AND, consumers asking questions won't know when anyone has bothered to answer their question unless they physically go back and check the forum.

This site is a mess...............

ps who knows if you'll even see this answer!
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Lynette Brow…, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Tue May 6, 2014
Lynette Browne answered:
Hi Sgreen,

Both are good companies but I hear a lot a about Keller.
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Nena Colligan, Real Estate Pro in Ridgewood, NJ
Thu Aug 29, 2013
Nena Colligan answered:
Keller Williams. Great training, great split, great atmosphere, and moving into Tenafly in the near future. In the meantime, you could hang your license in either of our other 2 offices in Bergen County now. Where are you located? ... more
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Juli Clifford, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Sun Jun 23, 2013
Juli Clifford answered:
Hi! I have to say that I started my career just four years ago when I joined Keller Williams Realty as a brand new agent. I am now a multi-million dollar club member and the top single agent in my office. I believe had it not been for the training that Keller Williams offers (most of it free), I would not have been able to take my business as far as I have. If you want to email me, I would love to share how our company business model is different from most other traditional real estate companies. This year, Keller Williams has surpassed CB in agent count. ... more
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Fri May 31, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
A broker/owner friend in my area looked at offering healthcare, but in the final analysis she found that since the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) applied to her 200+ full time agents, it didn't make sense to cover 100% of them when only 20% were contributing enough to cover the costs. When she surveyed them to see how much they would be willing to contribute on a monthly basis, less than 5% were interested in participating at ANY level. ... more
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Maria FORSBE…, Real Estate Pro in Hackensack, NJ
Sat Jul 14, 2012
Maria FORSBERG-VILLON answered:
Well in my opinion you should wait a little longer, even if the shortsale process is long. Once you get the approval they usually only give you 30-45 days to close deal, sometimes they allow for an extension. But I think you should start looking 3 months before you are ready to buy. Good luck! ... more
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Emily, Home Buyer in 07660
Sun Apr 29, 2012
Emily answered:
Thank you everyone for the info! It's been extremely helpful!
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Wed Dec 7, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
The Benefits I've seen include Coffee, though not always.
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Mary Ann Mai…, Real Estate Pro in Cliffside Park, NJ
Wed Apr 27, 2011
Mary Ann Maiorana asked:
I have developed valuaton products for Realtors to use in solitciting listings and FSBO's. In addition we provide measuring and floor plan services. Just wondering if these services…
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Jerry Barker, Real Estate Pro in Atlantic City, NJ
Fri Jan 14, 2011
Jerry Barker answered:
Property values are coming back down to earth where they should be, Im just annoyed that it is taking so long to get to the bottom. I believe prices will return to the levels at which they were in the year 2000. I strongly believe they have no choice but to return to those levels. Short sales, foreclosures, whatever, of course they are going to be taking into consideration as comparable sales, why on earth would they not be. In about two or three years time, the market here will be about 50% or more bank owned I think. ... more
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Larry Raiken, Real Estate Pro in Montville, NJ
Thu Nov 18, 2010
Larry Raiken answered:
I have had experiences in New Jersey ib preparing and closing option contracts. What is the reason for an option contract in this matter
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Myles Garvey, Real Estate Pro in Ridgefield, NJ
Wed Sep 8, 2010
Myles Garvey answered:
Hi Irena,
I just found your question on Trulia. If you haven't found an agent, I would be happy to help. I lived in Wallington and neighboring East Rutherford for a number of years. Indeed, I now live 10 minutes away in Elmwood Park and do business throughout Bergen County. You can view my credentials on my website: I will give you a call as well.

Best Regards,

Myles Garvey
e-Pro , SRES
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Erica Ramus,…, Real Estate Pro in Pottsville, PA
Tue Mar 30, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
If you truly do know both areas and feel comfortable in both GO FOR IT.
However, if you know 1 area best and are stretching, stick to 1.
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Jody Potash,  in Plainview, NY
Tue Dec 29, 2009
Jody Potash answered:
thanks everyone, i am about to send out to a very specific area and the positive feedback gave me the encouragement i needed!
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Jack Vollenb…, Real Estate Pro in Flemington, NJ
Thu Aug 7, 2008
Jack Vollenberg answered:
Sorry I didn't see this until today, Andre. But your post above really would not give me enough to do any meaningful comp search. I hope Mia was able to help you out though :-)
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Demetrios Mi…, Real Estate Pro in Englewood liffs, NJ
Tue Feb 19, 2008
Demetrios Milliaressis answered:
Go to the sheriff sales and bid. Bergen county list is tremendous. Itt requires experience if you are to be competative. People expecting to pay 10 cents on the dollar will get nothing. Align yourself with abanker to get in on the deals they don't want to own property.

Many deals ou there it require exyensive due dilligence and the ability to move quickly.

good luck
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Kathy Carter,  in Bergen County, NJ
Tue Feb 19, 2008
Kathy Carter answered:
Crystal and Gina. BAsically that's what i've suggested to her. I know better than to get into anybody's marital business. But she sounded so frantic when she called. It broke my heart. I tried to sound positive and told her "you never know what the market might do." But in all honesty it seem like he bought at "fair market value" or just below. I think he simply underestimated what "below" market was.

I have a very good freind who's fallen prey to these "become a millionaire through real estate" seminars and it gets very ugly sometimes. She paid a lot of money to be told a LOT of flat out lies! It's a real shame!
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