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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Shelley Linde answered:
As a new agent you should work for a larger company, you will definitely fall on your face if you try to venture without the support and training a larger company offers. Learning from other agents via office meetings is very helpful. I have done both over the year's, currently I work for one of the largest companies in my area. I think it is important to have the strong management and legal time behind my transactions as well as the international marketing.

It depends on where you live. Much to learn in the first few years, keep your territory manageable so you know the market well and can serve your clients better.
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Wed Jun 14, 2017
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Rroberts0804 asked:
Several listings show the same group of photos for differant listings. If I'm interested in a property, I would like to see photos of THAT property, not just the best unit in that community.
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Wed Aug 10, 2016
Vickie Tracy Thomas asked:
i was told since she will be 18 soon it's not 3 consecutive years there for i can't. but she can attend school until she is 21 because of the severity of her disability she will. being…
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Sun Jul 31, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
It sounds like you have hired an agent better suited to be a buyer's agent than a seller's agent.

I usually hire an optimist to sell my houses. They can talk over any blemishes and accentuate the positives. Must be able to sell ice water to Eskimos.

My buying agents are the nit-pickers that can turn the slightest paint blemish into a gaping 75 ft sink hole and help talk down the price.
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
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Mon May 16, 2016
Robert Leuschke asked:
We also plan to have an open house this Sunday, and I see nowhere where I may put that information on my page. Can you please help?
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Your options should be spelled out in your contract. In general, a buyer has three choices when the appraisal comes in under contract price:

1. walk away
2. re-negotiate the sale price to match the appraisal value
3. bring the cash difference between appraised value and contract price to closing - this is in addition to your down payment and estimated closing costs

Hopefully you're represented by an agent who can guide you through the contract details, if not, then you may want to have an attorney review your contract and advise you of your choices and obligations.

There is usually a time limit on these choices, so don't delay.
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I am going to assume you are new to Trulia and not completely familiar with the rules. This forum, the Q&A forum, is for consumers to ask questions of professionals, or for professionals to ask advice from other professionals. It is NOT for self-promotion. In fact, if the administrators see your question, they will pull it down. I would recommend you remove the question. ... more
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Tue Dec 30, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
You cannot. Unlike Zillow Trulia does not permit property owners to post their listings. TO be on Trulia you'll need a Realtor to post it.
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Thu Jul 3, 2014
Brenda Cassidy asked:
My house is in St. Peter's, MO and I am living in VA. The tenants have been asking me for a price so they can see if they qualify.
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
The Holtzman Team answered:
Hi Diane,

Yes I have lots of ideas. But first I want to commend you for asking. Visit out blog on

Basically the more you do to shine up your house the better off you will be. This means clean, de-clutter, and update. In addition I would get a pre-sale building inspection to find any hidden defects. ... more
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Deborah Sciarrino answered:
The bank won't see the appraisal... you are negotiating the appraisal privately, the bank won't even know that it has happened.

From what I have seen in the past, they won't call in a HELOC all at once, if the bank has concerns, they can suddenly reduce the line, (portion that you haven't used) but I don't believe that they will call the used portion back.

Just my experience and I am not an expert.
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Scott Miller answered:
No company is worth 70% commissions, sorry. Personally, I think you should join a 100% commission office and never look back. This is the new (now older) business model, it works and it's successful beyond belief. If you're a self starter, then go for it. Here's a blog I wrote here a while ago about full commission brokerages. Some of the numbers have changed, our office now has over 700 agents.…

GOOD LUCK. Scott Miller Realty Associates Boca Raton, FL
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Windgate Rentals answered:
When we purchased our home our agent gave us very nice wine glasses. We loved them and still use them today. They bring back the nice memories.
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Demetria Veal Williams answered:
Hi. 1. The home on Wilmer Rd is bank owned and still Active. It is not eligible for FHA financing (cash/conventional only). Are you an investor or an owner occupant buyer? I'm very experienced with purchasing bank owned properties for your principal residence and for investment (I have several rental properties in St. Charles County). There are no interior pics of the home on Wilmer and is being sold in AS IS condition.

2. The home at 258 Josephville is also still available and it does include the Ranch home (3 bed 2 bath). It is listed at $209,900 but on the MLS it shows the square footage as 1650, so I'm not sure where you're seeing 3000. It could be an error.

If you email me, we can discuss further and set up a time to view it. My email address is You can also view my website at for more info about Buying Homes and Real Estate Investing. Thank you!
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Deborah Sciarrino answered:
I agree with Dale,

Choose a real estate agent... there will be no cost to you... and start getting the most up-to-date property information via email that meets your needs. It is current information, private, and the agent can stay in the background until you are ready to go look. It's the best way to get a feel for the costs and availability of homes in any area.

I am a real estate agent and could get you started, but any agent or broker you are comfortable with can do the same.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Stephanie Parson answered:
Both are fairly new construction and located across Ohmes Rd from each other (very near St. Charles Community College of Mid Rives Mall Drive). Bordeaux does have a building with an elevator and one unit for sale in that building. I would be happy to give you more specific information on this listing and others in the area. Stephanie Parson 314-614-9731 ... more
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