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Agent2Agent in Collin County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 26, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Well is the home in the MLS? If so then it should be stated the amount of commission you are getting. If not in the MLS is the seller paying it? Have you called and negotiated with the seller? Did you have a buyer's representation agreement signed by buyer? I would suggest that you talk to your broker. ... more
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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is the q and a section, customer service may not see your post. Trulia does not edit listings. You can scroll to the help center to submit an email to cust service. You can also ask Tanya to delete her ad. Try clicking your name, go to listings and click edit ... more
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Sun Feb 21, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
If you are a new agent I would suggest finding a brokerage who will support you and give you training. You can start by interviewing agents under different brokerage and ask why they like/select their broker. Be mindful of agents who want to recruit you too much as their broker may have incentives for recruiting. You want an honest opinion. If you are currently working full time I would suggest that you don't quite your job yet. Getting your business up and running takes time and being a local realtor I can tell you there are tons of realtors in DFW and many compete by slashing their commission. Some examples will be selling a client's home for free as long as the client purchase a home with them, some agents go even further by absorbing the buyer's agent fee when client select them to sell their homes. Since the housing market is really hot, there are a lot of for sale by owners as well. There's nothing wrong with that, but keep in mind that some for sale by owners are not willing to pay the buyer's agent commission if you are representing buyers. So unless if you already have a large client base or have a substantial amount of money for reserves, I would suggest not quitting your job yet.

My best of luck to you!
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
You will need to consult your broker on how to do this. If your broker or any senior agents in your office isn't willing to help you then it's a sign that you need to move to a different brokerage.

This may sound harsh, but you'll find brokerage that will take a big chunk of your commission without providing any help.

Best of luck!
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Phillip Madison answered:
Aisha,

Keller Williams by far offers the best training for agents. Feel free to call me or text me and I would be happy to discuss further with you. 254-212-9186
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you call a few agents in the area and see whether they are happy with the broker. Then go interview with the brokers. Be mindful if an agent is trying to sell you too much as some brokerage has an incentive plan if an agent is to bring in another agent.

Good luck!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Home Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
This is an old question but is still valid. In today's hot sellers market most sellers are receiving multiple offers and above list price offers. Both your buyers and you will be wasting your time big time if your buyers think they can get the home at the price they want. You can tell them about current market condition or if you have the time and patience, let them experience their technique and see how it hits them in the face. Some buyers will not listen to you and will only listen after they have experienced it themselves. Another way is to ask them a question, what will they do if they were the sellers? Of course, there are clients (buyers or sellers) who never learn and these are clients that you need to let go. ... more
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Mon Dec 1, 2014
Phyllis McArthur answered:
Treat all people with dignity and respect, and yes, listen and learn from each person. In my area there are a lot of engineers, scientists, and brilliant academics looking for homes. Many of whom have no idea what the home buying process is.

I received 12 text messages in one day from a buyer once we were in escrow, she asked basic questions and often repeated the same question the next day. My responses were swift and correct and urged her to call/text/email anytime. When we completed the transaction, she was thrilled and thanked me profusely for "being there" for her.

So I guess "Being There" is a huge customer service issue for first time home buyers.
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Fri Nov 21, 2014
Michael Brownstead answered:
No home warranty company is perfect, but some of the most preferred are Fidelity, First American and Guard.
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Scott Johnson answered:
Just go with the flow and play the long game. If you've shown them 16 houses and they may be interested in a $1,000,000 property work with them. Even if you show them 50 houses and they buy a $1M property it still comes out pretty profitable on a per showing basis! ... more
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Joseph Domino answered:
This is tough question, because it has to be a good fit for you. I worked for Zip for about 1.5 years and I thought they were a very good company. They had excellent training and the broker I worked with was one of the best I have been associated with, great support. If you are a new agent, they may be a good company to help you build a business.

I left Zip because the commission split was terrible and they focused primarily on Buyers and I wanted to work with Sellers (the market had changed). I felt I was working too hard for the reward I was getting, but it was a personal decision. By the way, Zip has changed their business model since I worked there, so it may be different now. You need to analyze your goals and see if it will work for you.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
House Doc answered:
Guess they meant Plano West. By the way Plano schools always stay on top of SAT's, Merit scholarships and Ivy addmissions. Just looked at Newsweeks best 1000 high schools and Plano West, Highland Park and Dallas Magnet were. The only ones from DFW in top 100. ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Elizabeth Morgan answered:
Hi Brad,
I have a lot of experience with condos in the downtown Dallas & surrounding area.
Are you looking for individual units or for an investment package/?
If you can call or email me the search criteria I will be happy to help.
Elizabeth
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Michael Brownstead answered:
Hello, I am glad you mentioned ZOHO, because I have never hear of it until now, so I decided to Google-it to learn more about the service. So far, ZOHO seems like a great system, but I would like to read future posts by others who may have used it. ... more
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Tue Sep 27, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Matter of developing a business relationship NOT all work

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Wed Aug 17, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Yes and close to $100 for "blue box" can be expensive

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Tue Oct 20, 2009
Asri Joda answered:
Hi Monica,

I think allied real estate school is really great to prepare your requirements and exam. They have the highest pass rate in the nation and offer 11-% money back promise. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Jul 18, 2009
Jed Lane answered:
Yes there is. But you should work with an intermediary to determine what will qulaify as the uplink from you relinquished property.
The link below is for a national intermediary company that has great information on it's site and has always been very helpful to me and my clients. The page I linked has many subject links to informative papers written by the staff. ... more
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Wed Jul 30, 2008
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