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Agent2Agent in Colorado : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 7, 2017
Jax69on answered:
I just happen to have 10 open house signs that I am trying to sell for dirt cheap if interested. I have the metal open house signs as well as the sign holders (2 different styles). If you are still in need please give me a call at 602 885-4589. thank you ... more
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Sun Jul 30, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
I think it starts by knowing you will need some savings to get started and weather the storm of not getting paid for a few months until sale start closing.

1. The market is hot, there is a lack of listing in some markets but sales are strong and steady. When sales slow, an agent has to keep attracting new clients from others by doing something that gets them recognized, such as provide great service.
2. You can do either, interview with small, big, local and franchise companies. Some have their own re classes and others you will need to take on your own. Ask what they charge to work there, what they pay to work there and do they give you leads. Bigger is not always better as some smaller companies will give more hands on training
3. Part time is near impossible. You have to be available when your clients are free. Some best part timers partner with a full time agent and work hand and hand with them as a team.

Being an agent is about getting experienced, choosing a company that supports and trains you, making yourself stand out and promoting yourself on sites like Active Rain,
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Fri Jun 30, 2017
John Chrisbens answered:
There are 26,067 active agents in the state of Colorado.
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
I think you're putting the cart before the horse. I assume you don't know what brokerage you're going to hang your license with yet? The state real estate commission and national association of Realtors has very specific rules about what you can and can't do in your advertising. For example you MUST include the company you're with and relevant contact info. If you don't have that yet, you can't really promote yourself yet. Be patient, grasshopper. That will come in time. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Jan 18, 2017
Kenny answered:
Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA).
80/20 means they must have 80% at least 1 person of 55+ living in each residence. The remaining 20% is discretionary and can be zero % under 55. Annually updated By-laws for each community will dictate their allowances. The 20% usually is used as a buffer, allowances for inheritances due to deaths and things like that. If you are renting in one and under 55, the Home Owners Association can tell you to leave, after your lease expires. If an owner is renting to under 55 and then in the future the HOA suddenly doesn't like you, those "Condo Commandos" could find something in their by-laws that can be used for force you out. Other laws may prohibit or delay such actions... get an HOPA Lawyer for more info! ... more
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Fri Oct 28, 2016
Ross Blahnik asked:
Hi there - I have a client looking for a work/live in space in Denver, open to rent or purchase. Do you have a preferred resource to find these types of listings?
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Veryspicy88 answered:
I wentered with VanEd online program because they seem to have a reputable program and also a guarantee that if you do not pass your test on the first try you will get a full refund of your tuition which was around $600 or $700. I took my test recently and passed the state but failed the national by only a couple of points.... which was very disappointing. t I reached out to them and to ask about the guarantee refund and they told me that that was only if I took the test 7 - 11 weeks after I enrolled.... the fine print ! Ih yeah ! ....the school was not all that great to begin with.... the live seminars were a joke. There was only ONE live seminar the entire 12 weeks that I was taking their online classes and THAT one was cancelled due to "technical difficulties". The other videos with slides and spoken word were so convoluted it was hard to follow... The narrator had problems pronouncing words with more than three syllables and kept forgetting to switch the slides once that section was over. I'm not sure how I got through any of it. So.... the moral of my story is: choose someone other than VanEd in Boulder, CO. But that's just my humble opinion. Onward and upwards ! ... more
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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You need to determine if your MLS syndicates to this site. If it doesn't then you can manually add it!
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Thu Sep 29, 2016
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Fri Aug 14, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
You're under contract, right? So what does your contract say?? If you want to change the contract, you'll need to do an amend/extend saying Seller will select and pay for title insurance. (to which all parties will have to agree). But I wouldn't if I were you. It seems like Seller is $%^& outta luck and probably just going through a difficult time and mad about the hoops they need to jump through. If I represented the buyer, I'd tell listing agent..."sorry not changing title companies at this point. Sellers have to suck it up and provide the necessary docs (which any other title company will likely require). And..we have a contract that says buyer selects title company and is paying for it." Bye bye. ... more
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Sat Aug 8, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Pretty sure you need at least two years under a Managing Broker before you can branch off on your own.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Coldwell Banker and Keller Williams are two good companies for newbies. Fees are reasonable, and they have good mentoring, education, and marketing. Doing it part time is tough. It really takes a full time commitment to really get your business going.

Good luck to you!
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Chihair answered:
you may want to try www.SkySignature.com if you're looking for a free alternative to major online document signing software. It is free for personal use and got some cool features.
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Albiecardew answered:
I would suggest asking friends or clients of companies you're looking at for recommendations. They should be able to provide helpfully biased reviews, so you can better understand the company's services. This way, you can find the best company for your project. http://www.emeraldroofing.net/ ... more
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Fri May 29, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
If you serious about commercial, try to team up with somebody who is experienced and specialized in commercial.
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Mon May 4, 2015
lynnnchase9 answered:
I would try calling around to family and friends in your area. Everyone has to replace a window every once in awhile and they should know who to go to when they do. I would call them and ask for their suggestions. My guess is that they would know exactly where to send you. I would definitely start here! http://www.newjerseywindow.com/morrisplains.php ... more
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Thu Apr 30, 2015
Kyle Foster answered:
John,

I am an agent here in Denver/Aurora, CO. I'd be happy to talk with you about school and finding placement in the best local Denver Brokerages. Feel free to give me a call anytime or email is just fine.

Mobile: 303-507-1403

Email: Kyle@OurDenverHome.com
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
Have you spoken with your family and neighbors in the area? There are a lot of good ways to go about finding a reputable business. Word of mouth is one of my favorites because it tends to be reliable. Nobody who likes you will refer a business they hate to you. It just wouldn't make sense. http://www.elitepestcontrol.com.au/pest-control ... more
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Sat Apr 11, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
The BEST source of leads should be your sphere and past clients. If you're a new agent, then you should try working open houses, expired/withdrawn listings, and farming a neighborhood. You shouldn't have to pay for leads. It's a waste of money and most of them aren't very good. ... more
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