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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Jim Weix answered:
More and more Listing Agents are offering less than a 50/50 split. A growing trend is to offer 2.9%, instead of 3%, if the total commission is 6%. That 1/10th of 1% goes only to the Broker.
This way the Broker doesn't charge the Seller a Transaction fee, in addition to the commission.
There is logic to it. Unless the Agents are paying for it, the Broker has listing expenses such as Realtor.com Enhanced Listings, signage, etc., that the Selling Agent doesn't have.
I still remember when a 60/40 split was common.
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Thu May 22, 2014
Kevin Vitali answered:
Megan it certainly is a great question. Unfortunately Trulia is a site that is very popular but very poor on providing up to date information. Their purpose is to make money selling leads and services to agents. They do so by trying to capture buyers. Usually Trulia is updated in 24 to 48 hours of a change. ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Julie Joyce answered:
Hi David-

I have attorneys that I happily recommend to both buyers and sellers. I also have roofers, electricians, plumbers, insurance folks.

I'm a full service agent!

Julie
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.


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Wed Aug 21, 2013
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Territory.com answered:
Try TD Bank and First Republic. Another option is to go local (i.e brookline savings, etc). Look for portfolio lenders.

Good luck!
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Sun May 26, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.


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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Yes. In my opinion it is part of "Best Practices" and an integral component of a Professional Working Relationship with my clients. It outlines our duties and responsibilities to each other during the sometimes many months long, Buyer Relationship. ... more
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Are you referring to required CE courses for our license or??? If you are I have to say they are important for the obvious reason but don't really contribute toward building my business. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Sherrie Younie answered:
Crime is definatley what the person is used to....I refer to city crime reports and to go after hours to see what the neighborhood is like at diffferent parts of the day.
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Wed Nov 2, 2011
Marc White answered:
Your comments seem to be out of place, and make little sense. You might want to try another forum.
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Sat Oct 8, 2011
Robert Clifford answered:
Simply enter your zip code into this site for crime statistics. You can even have the site sent you updates.

Also, a visit to the local poice department is a very good idea.

https://www.crimereports.com/ ... more
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
William Patterson answered:
Hello Shahidur,
I suggest that you visit the closest bank to the property that you are looking at. The local, smaller, banks have slightly looser lending regulations and are more comfortable making loans in their market (area).

Good luck!!!

Cheers,
Bill P
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Sun Aug 30, 2009
Erin Rowley Stoner answered:
You would probably be best served speaking with a lender. You might want to speak with more than one. IF you don't A-S-K, you don't G-E-T!!
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