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Agent2Agent in Dallas : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 14, 2017
Faironlinereviews answered:
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-find your contact the next time I need your service.
-use the extinguisher if my wife no longer multitasks optimally between cooking and the rest
-expose the fire extinguisher so it is an accent piece in my kitchen.

I think they are the coolest closing gift ever because they combine function and design.
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listings, you can log on, click on your name, listings then edit to go to pictures
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
inbox answered:
Monthly dues to my Broker: $60 (includes E&O)
Monthly electronic key box access for showings: $20 per month
Yearly MLS fee approx $400
Continuing Education (first year $145) after that 14 hr continuing education per year online is $20
License renewal per year with state: $64

You don't have to join the MLS but it is hard to get information if you don't.
Monthly cost without any advertising, cards, signs, etc. = $122
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Wed Aug 3, 2016
Leo Sussan answered:
Real is an excellent choice. Instead of giving up 20-50% of your referral income + fees, Real's commission split is 85%-15% (as in, you keep 85%) and we don't charge brokerage fees.

That said - there are ton of excellent options here. Any brokerage would be lucky to have you :). ... more
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Tue May 24, 2016
Kim Coombs answered:
This is a great question. As a new realtor I was in your same position and eventually ended up changing brokerage. All of the information that you need can be found in Netris BUT as sooooo many others have said your broker should be helping you with this....they may tell you it's your business figure it out...but if that is the answer you get I would suggest finding another brokerage that offers step by step training. ... more
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Sun May 22, 2016
Danielle Arreguin answered:
Hi Kim- In the past I've done open house for other agents that were not in the brokerage and myself and also had realtors from other brokerages hold my listing open. Long as all marketing material clearly states listing agent as the realtor. I was never a fan of teams. I'm aure there are pro and cons to it. ... more
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Sat May 21, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Hi Sandy. You could join the HelpUBuy Network. It's $25/month and you keep 90% of the referral feel. Give me a call and I'll help you sign up or visit the site. ... more
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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
You can take on line or at school whichever works for you. I haven't seen one school (or online) that is superior than the other. I think the benefit of going to school is that you meet people and can benefit from their questions and their network.

Good luck!
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Dallasagentaj asked:
Hi Everyone!

I am in the process of obtaining my license and looking to join a real estate team in Dallas metroplex as a Listing/Buyer agent on a commission split basis. Do you know of…
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Thu Sep 24, 2015
Jeff H answered:
Make sure whoever you use is FCRA compliant. Alot of these cheap internet based ones are non compliant and don't have up to date information about people. Some of them are using databases that are 3-5+ years old!

Not to mention it is actually illegal to make housing decisions based on a non compliant service. This rule is in place to protect both tenants and landlords.

We recommend using but there are plenty of other FCRA complaint services out there!
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Fri May 29, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you contact the property management company or the owner if the property isn't managed.

Good luck!
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Tue May 5, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Agree with Alan. You need to ask your broker.

Good luck!
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Ou81y answered:
So, I can't really answer your question because I just started school for my real estate license. However, I will say that I went with Kaplan over Real Estate Express just because Kaplan seems more reputable, i.e. I've actually heard of Kaplan in other regards and I've never before heard of Real Estate Express. These two were my top two contenders because of the passing rates on the TREC website. Technically, Real Estate Express has a slightly higher percentage than Kaplan, but the difference is not significant enough to represent Real Estate Express as the better school, in my opinion.

I will say that my husband (who signed up for Real Estate Express before I started) chose to get his education from Real Estate Express. He's just started also so I can't really tell you how well the school is. I think one difference between his and mine is that his learning materials are all online whereas the option I chose from Kaplan, which is the cheapest (home-study option), I believe I will receive hard-copy textbooks by mail (still not sure because I literally paid for it today). For a couple hundred more you can choose to get video lectures from Kaplan as part of your course material. He said he liked Real Estate Express because it was one of the cheaper schools, you can get your education done faster, and because they accept his degree in place of a few classes (He just received his undergraduate in Real Estate). Kaplan is the same rate as Real Estate Express if you choose the home study option like me and you can also complete Kaplan as quickly as you want.

Sorry I don't have a definitive answer but I hope this helps!
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Ellen Rubino answered:
This is an old thread. How has Trulia been lately for generating leads?
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Sun Dec 21, 2014
Bruce Lynn answered:
Sun Dec 21, 2014
Bruce Lynn answered:
Could be a discount broker....and sometimes agents don't always know what their clients are doing. Is your client looking at other homes too? Are they shopping lenders? Are they still visiting open houses or builders without you? Is mama whispering in their ear while you're not around? Probably happens less with sellers, but occasionally you get the rogue cowboy who wants to wheel and deal and screw things up. All too often they end up with no one or a horrible deal in the end. 1st buyer can't close and all the other ones disappear in that 30-45 day period. Especially when they have the seller calling them directly and trying to outsmart the current buyer.

Hopefully you got it closed by now and a happy buyer.
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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Mike Lintro answered:
There are many places online where you can do online courses. Not just for real estate, but most other courses as well. Recommendations are very important. But there are websites that uses rate other sites.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Yanoska Diaz answered:
I don't know if this option is available in TX but miraculous, please find out. If you fail the test, ask for a review then retake the test as soon as possible.
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Sun Mar 16, 2014
Blake Harrison answered:
Andrew, I just decided to add to my team, and in fact am looking for a licensed assistant. Give me a call please on Monday, 214-603-7087
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Susan Hanson answered:
Hi Randall,
I responded and have also called you. Did you find an agent? I see a number of agents have offered to help.
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