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Agent2Agent in Cincinnati : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 27, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, this is where it pays to have a strong background in sales and marketing. You need to have the ability to make cold calls, talk to strangers, advertise yourself to everybody you know. Start contacting people you know whether they are ready to move or not. They may know somebody who is. Talk to people in the grocery store while waiting on line. Ask the manager if you can set up a booth in the store to advertise. Visit rental buildings and give out your business cards to tenants. You need to work with buyers too.

One thing you need to learn - it's expensive if you have to pay for leads. You don't get paid until you close a deal so expect to spend months without any income. Hopefully you have plenty of savings. My advice - DO NOT SPEND YOUR SAVINGS QUICKLY.
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
Grace Louie answered:
you can create a CMA in your MLS. There should be videos on that topic as well.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Ron Krauch answered:
Congratulations on considering a career in real estate!

I entered the business in the fall of 1991 as a 29 year old part-time agent. My previous sales experience was selling tires and automotive services at Sears (also part time).

You will find this business is a relationship business. The more people know, like and trust you, the more successful you will be.

For someone as young as you, it's unlikely that you have a list of people who are capable of buying a home, but you have all the people you went to school with as potential clients in the next few years. That's a start on a list.

I'd recommend you get licensed and try to get hired by a franchise brokerage that has at least a few dozen agents. You may be able to join a team within a brokerage or offer to do open houses for other agents within the company. Maybe you can establish relationships with builders or mobile home parks to be in their office.

I'd like to know how it is going for you. Contact me at . I'd be happy to talk with you.

Good Luck!

Ron Krauch
Managing Broker
Emerald Estates Realty, Inc.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Wed Mar 26, 2014
Dopevisualz asked:
I am 18 and really interested in real estate please be my master and teach this young grasshopper! Lol
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Thu Apr 28, 2011
J Mario Preza answered:
Probably. However, the strategy of letting go of an upside down house is coming under more and more scrutiny because some people are taking advantage of the system while keeping a house under questionable pretenses. Be careful what you do to aid people in this regard -- check with your broker for further clarifications. ... more
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Thu Feb 3, 2011
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Lindsay almost everything available, and there is a lot is listed. Lenders may be sitting on some inventory but they need to make sure that they have a marketable title before they put the property on the market. THere is a home in my neighborhood that has sat vacant for a year. The owner died and he had tax liens on the property. The property had to enter probate, get forclosed on, then for 90 days after the transfer of deed the lender has to sit and wait to see if the IRS is going to invoke their right of redemtion. Just because a property is vacant does not meen that the lender can sell it. Some of the big commercial stuff may not be listed Bridge Water Falls transfered from the reciever at 44,000,000.00 with a forclosure of just about 100,000,00.00 on it. I did not see it on loopnet so that may have been a direct sale. ... more
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Sun Jan 30, 2011
Drew Meyers answered:
For that that don't believe social networking can generate leads, look at what Jay Thompson has done with his business.
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Stephanie K answered:
Hi Trent, You need someone that has your best interests in mind. They need to be knowledgeable enough to help you and know where to get the answers if they don't know them. A rookie may be able to serve well. It is not guaranteed to be a smooth transaction with a seasoned pro, but the chances are probably greater that it will be. There are people with and without designations that are not in our business anymore, so I don't really understand that part of your question. There are so many designations and some of them really are so much alphabet soup, but the ones that really do mean something require quite a bit of time and effort in education and I like to think they have made me a better educated agent. I agree with Donna that the NAR designations are the best. ... more
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Donna Stott answered:
I have one I can send you or your can request on my website - link below. It's in Excel and it's easy to use for Real Estate professionals.
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Keep the walkway and front stoop clear of ice and snow, if summer, fall or spring photos are available have them lay out in the kitchen or sign in area to give the buyers a good idea what another season looks like!

And how wonderful showing a home in the winter, when there is a fireplace going (if possible), or some popcorn and hot coffee is available to the visiting buyers and their agent....

Edith YourRealtor4Life and Chicago and Northshore Connection
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Jim Basquette CRS, CNE answered:
Luxury homes is a specialty of mine (although I work in all price ranges) and I have been trained by and a member of, the Instutite for Luxury Home Marketing. Luxury homes are marketed differently than other homes. It's more about lifestyle than bedrooms and square footage. The motivation of luxury buyers is different. I also advertise my luxury listings on additional ways like Wall Street Journal and certain other luxury websites.
Since I use premium marketing (staging, professional photos, premium ad placement, single property wensites with many photos, virtual tour/video etc.) for the luxury homes, I also use it on homes in any price range.

When the downturn in the market started, luxury homes were not affected, now they are. We are seeing more short sales and motivated sellers resulting in more luxury listings and lower prices. The supply has increased and the demand, although there, is reduced.
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Sat Dec 11, 2010
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi Kelly, Initially I will look at the sold data in the area and hopefully get what I need. That is the obvious answer, but we have to be alittle more creative these days. I also invite my colleagues to the home for their opinion. one of them may point out something that I missed.

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Sat Oct 16, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
Trulia is another resource for buyers to use in their search. Some buyers like this platform - some prefer Zillow or Redfin.

They are all good, and I encourage them to use whatever online resource tool that works best for them.

Good Luck!

If you like the answer - please consider making it a "Best Answer" !

Gerard Dunn
Associate Broker
Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Assisting Homebuyer's and Seller's for 28 years
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Rainey Delotell answered:
Patty -
I can't answer that specifically because I use Realist with both the NKY and Cincy MLS systems. I believe that condos still have an individual tax i.d. number (for property tax purposes) whether they are a PUD or not.
But, when I go on Realist, it tells me if that particular condo has a lot with it or not. If it does, then it's okay for FHA financing and doesn't have to meet the new FHA requirements for condos.
I'm fairly certain that the only condos that qualify are townhomes and landos that sit on property with no unit above or below them. Stacked buildings (with units sitting on top of each other) won't have lot numbers and would have to fall under the new FHA guidelines.
Sorry I can't be more help.
Rainey DeLotell
RE/MAX Affiliates
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Tue Aug 19, 2008
Nancy Peebles-Moore answered:
If you do not have a Realtor yet please call me may name is Nancy Peebles-Moore a Full-time Realtor.
My cell number is 513-319-9680. I am with Coldwell Banker West Shell. I would love servicing your needs in finding a small multi family, or what ever you desire.


Fabulous Nancy Peebles-Moore
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Wed May 14, 2008
Polly Hamilton answered:
Hi Tim,
I'm glad to know about you, since there is a lot of moving going on between Columbus and Cincinnati. I will keep your contact information!
Polly Hamilton
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Tue Apr 22, 2008
Timothy Osborn answered:

I have a couple of complexes in Norther Kentucky with more than 100 units near the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio airport (within 10 miles of airport). Any interest, give me a call or email.

My email is or call. Thanks - TIM
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