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Agent2Agent in Boston : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Bill Moran, RAA/GAA asked:
Tue Sep 6, 2016
wealthychef answered:
Here is a useful link perhaps: http://www.realtor.org/field-guides/field-guide-to-multiple-offers
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:
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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Jim Weix answered:
More and more Listing Agents are offering less than a 50/50 split. A growing trend is to offer 2.9%, instead of 3%, if the total commission is 6%. That 1/10th of 1% goes only to the Broker.
This way the Broker doesn't charge the Seller a Transaction fee, in addition to the commission.
There is logic to it. Unless the Agents are paying for it, the Broker has listing expenses such as Realtor.com Enhanced Listings, signage, etc., that the Selling Agent doesn't have.
I still remember when a 60/40 split was common.
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Sat Jan 2, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
The cost has risen to more than any benefits. The best source of leads are always the ones you generate yourself. When paying for impressions, there are too many bad ones before you may ever get a real one and then they are all used up and money was wasted. I LOVE using my Active Rain blog to generate my own leads. It works very well to reach consumers. ... more
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Century21 Commonwealth answered:
Giving gift to your clients is a really nice thing to do. Its a big decision and someone trust you big. Not only an agent is professionally responsible to keep the trust and work for best interest, but also show thanks by giving a memorable gift. I would say 5% of the agents earned, will do a lot.

A good agent will continue a relationship after the transaction just in case something comes up after a few months; who else is better to advise.
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Sat Mar 21, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Frustrating as it may seem...at least you know "now" as opposed to when in contract. As we all know, that's when the real trouble begins!
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Miguel and Claudia Osorio answered:
Technology is always a Plus+ if you can afford it.
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Wed Oct 1, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
This is definitely an agent I would never send another referral to going forward. And, no I have never found this to be the case with any referrals I have made or received.
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Wed Sep 24, 2014
Paula Gunn answered:
I purchased CMA Toolkit. It makes a nice presentation. I would like to be able to personalize the pictures on it but for the price it's quick and looks pretty good. Much easier than what is in our MLS. ... more
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Connie Mitchell answered:
Amna what a great Mom you are! That is awesome you are working around your kiddo schedule and work. I kept my little one my priority and worked in an office where I could take my little guy to work with me from day one as I was breastfeeding ........ (forever it seemed)
As he got older my office changed to his needs, from bassinet to paypen to play area!
It was truly a blessing to have him with me at all times. The only babysitter I utilized was my sweet husband whom watched after work hours and on weekends.
We also found a local church that offered a "mom's day out" for about 4 hours 3 times per week.
I scheduled my real estate showings to potential clients during those days and on weekends.
My weekends were spent in the office all day, sometimes till 7 or 8 at night.
My guy is 6 years old now and still my number one priority! I have learned over and over I will not see these wee years again and all the money in the world will not give me precious irreplacable memories with my children. It can be done and you will be richly blessed for it!
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Sat Aug 16, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Look around the area you want to serve and find the highest producing agents. Approach them on a one to one basis--my guess is you'll find at least one who wants & needs help. Offer your services in return for learning from someone who is excelling in your new chosen profession. ... more
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Start with your Broker at Century21.

Call your MLS Legal Hotline.

Get in touch with an attorney.

Good luck
Perry
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Esther Wong asked:
I am an agent and I need a HUD Broker who is willing to input an offer for me -- it takes 2 weeks once an application is inputted to be assign an NAID so you can put in offers for HUD listings…
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Julie Joyce answered:
Hi David-

I have attorneys that I happily recommend to both buyers and sellers. I also have roofers, electricians, plumbers, insurance folks.

I'm a full service agent!

Julie
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Nope.

Back in 2008, when the credit markets seized and the Dow tanked, I found myself listening to CNN in the car to hear the latest news, wondering what it would mean for business. The it dawned on me I was listening on the way home after meeting buyers at the title company to close their sale.

The point? Short of an actual economic meltdown which effects everyone and everything, it's not worth the time worrying about what's going on in Washington as both sides of idiots play their games.

Focus on the buyers and sellers who still are out there, living their lives every single day regardless of whether they can take their kids to the Grand Canyon because the moose out front says it's closed.
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
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Tue Jul 9, 2013
Territory.com answered:
Yes, there are some agents/agencies that will negotiate their commissions and still provide full service (To sellers and buyer's) and there are also some agents that will offer lower commissions for a la carte service on the list side and sometimes on the buy-side. Before signing a listing agreement it is certainly worth discussing with the agent.

Territory Real Estate
Boston's Premier Destination for Home Buyer's
617 848 5407 ext 704
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Jeff and Kaye Piggot answered:
My advice starts before you actually put it on the market. When the property hits the market it needs to be presented the absolute best way it can. I have a professional stager meet with my clients for 2 hours and give them a written plan of what they need to do to have their home "showing" ready. Then I have a professional photographer take pictures of the property. I never enter a lisitng into the multiple listing service without multiple pictures and an appealing property description. This way the first time it is seen by agents and buyers it looks as good as it possibly can which generates showings. We all know that you have to have showings to sell! ... more
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