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Fri Sep 4, 2015
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Hello David,

I would love to be in the video. Maybe I could meet with you on Sunday.

Best Regards,
Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending Inc
720 Second St Pike Suite 104
Southampton Pa 18966
Office 215 953 0800
Fax 215 953 1706
Cell 267 992 7276
Voted Best of Bucks 2010
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Brian Kurtz answered:
Ann, in response to your question about Adwords vs. Trulia & Zillow advertising, I have to be upfront and say that I don't get many leads from my Trulia Pro plan. I also don't have a big buy-in either, so I kinda expected that. As to whether or not I would give Adwords priority - it sort of depends.

Adwords is probably best used in conjunction with content marketing. Again, you could actually buy display ads on Trulia/Zillow/Realtor.com (and I've seen agents that do that) but you are not going to get the concierge service that you get from Trulia's built-in lead system...so you have to build that part on your own website.

For example, if you created the 365 blog posts and created the associated images, you could set up a campaign that rotates though those in the sidebar on these major real estate sites. The visitors wouldn't see the same image over-and-over again like I see the Capital One Mortgage ads and the Auction.com ads. They might never see the same ad twice and with 365 different bits of info, you have a big chance of hitting a chord with them and getting a click-through to your site. Once you do that they are tagged for Remarketing everywhere.

Also, if you've bought an ad package with Trulia and the prospect converts to a lead through the standard system here, they might just uncheck everyone's box except yours because your face is most familiar.The trick is building the content.

As to my BEST method to earning leads...without any doubt it has to be networking. I've going to real estate investor meetings and participated and built relationships and earned more deals from that than anything else. I'm switching from that to content marketing because I want to sell higher-end homes from here on out.
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Amanda Christiansen answered:
We really haven't had too many issues as of late. The big problem over the last year or two has been low appraisals. Other than that, we are good.
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Tracy Robinson answered:
You can find the answer in your MLS...you add all three counties then divide for your %. There is enough work to keep you busy working the expires. Good luck.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
I agree with Annette--the question is not whether the system will work, it is--are YOU willing to work the system for the desired outcome. And perhaps the most important question of all is do you really need to pay for a system to do what you know needs to be done to grow your business? Each time I think I need a "system" I am forced to evaluate what I'm doing and often find that I have grown lax in doing what I know works. ... more
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Thu May 10, 2012
Scott Hulen answered:
Do a couple of transactions per year without trying to hard? Wow! I’m sure many of the brokers out there are loving this, grab Khizraji’s sphere of influence then be done in 2 or three years. Not to be rude but blunt, this is exactly whats wrong with the Real Estate Industry “take an online course and the exam” and poof you are a licensed agent. I’m not even going to rant about downsides to the consumer about this practice, which is actually a glorified business model in many areas of the country endorsed by Warren Buffett. Professional Full Realtors need to start to bring pressure on this this type of business model / mentality, this example is one of the main reasons I have a problem with the Keller-Williams business model since it encourages this type of agent since everyone gets a piece of the action of the newbie agent. Texas may be on the right path to solving this problem by requiring 210 hours of training and education, Pennsylvania only requires 60 hours of training. Khizraji, my advice to you is to do some more research and find out the statics for failure in this industry and the actual cost you will incur. You may find this may not be as lucrative & glorious as it looks. ... more
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Thu Feb 23, 2012
Frank Dolski answered:
well, I am with you that some changes are required. I am not going to comment on your question as I am not a Broker or lender. I can only hope that through Par and BCAR, if Realtors/Brokers take the time to do it, we can get some change. ... more
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Thu Feb 24, 2011
Belinda Spillman answered:
I print the QR Codes out for all of my listings and tape them to the outside of the brochure box with a note to say scan this with your smart phone. Many buyers would rather do that than take a flyer. I find it to be a helpful listing tool as well. Once you enter your listings in Ttrulia, you can print the qr code. ... more
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Mon Jul 12, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Say, Jenet, is there some sort of formal process, something to distinguish between a phone call (will the seller's take less?) and a genuine, if verbal, offer?
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Mon Jun 28, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Jim,

Your question was duplicated on our site. You can thus find an additional answer to your question at the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Mon Oct 26, 2009
David answered:
I got into real estate when i was 33 and have been full time every since. If i would have known what I know now, I would have became a real estate a lot sooner.

However, working for Fortune 100 companies provided me valuable training, experience and the importance of being a professional.

At 18, i would wait.. if real estate interest you, find broker you can respect and emmulate.. Have him show what it mean to be a real estate agent. You might prefer being a sales rep for title company or another vendor.. for sure it will open doors if you get in sooner than later...

My broker started when he was 24... 24 years later... he still looks like he graduated high school..
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Jrw asked:
brokers? starting a new office backed by a smaller nat'l franchise: lots to offer an agent but need to find them then get my pitch across in a meaningful way
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