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Agent2Agent in Dupage County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 25, 2015
Christina Feeney answered:
I am with Coldwell Banker and do not pay a monthly fee. Please contact me for further information.
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
There is no doubt in my mind it should be Coldwell Banker. The largest and best National company. SO much technology is offered and you will be successful if you work hard. If you want more information, please contact me. ... more
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Bert Pope answered:
Jimish, you have already developed your ansewer.
see below:
"Since 2007 I have been in the real estate arena. I started out investing in fix & flips, and then acquiring rentals for long term investments.

Since I have a strong investment background and as my business grew, my friends and family starting asking me I can assist them in researching different markets for their new homes and what I can do to help them attract the best price to sell their home.

In being a realtor, it brings me endless joy and passion to assist both buyers/sellers with their homes. This can be a stressful process, but teaming up with an experienced professional like myself, can aid in making real estate transactions a smooth process.

My background also includes in earning a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, class of 2001.

I am a family man and my family is my life."

Share with that seller that you know exactly what they are looking for in trying to get as much for thier home as possible, while pricing it effectively. You do this constantly with the flips you are doing.
Plus, with the team you have built doing the flips, if any issues arise you are more equiped to resolve anything quickly to satisfy any buyers needs.
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Joan Lorberbaum Moore answered:
I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said "don't worry". Well, I don't worry because I do what I know needs to be done and I follow my instincts honed on years of this being my career.

Broker Associate, GRI
Lang Realty
9858 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Scott Hulen answered:
A construction background certainly helps but what is most important is your ability to develop leads and close transactions. This is a high risk high reward industry and is not for the faint of heart, only about 15% of all Realtors® earn a living doing real estate the rest are just hobbyist. About 90% of new agents fail in the first 2 years. The odds are not in your favor! But there is HOPE the number 1 “secret” to success is obtaining leads. There are good 2 ways to go about this the first is to have a couple of investors (flippers) in your pocket which will provide you with a base going forward, the second and I think the best way is to find an older very successful Realtor® who is considering a more limited role in real estate and become their apprentice for a couple of years. They will hand feed you like a baby bird until you can fly usually (years). They will hand feed you their business and in return you will have to share your earnings with them, this is one of the best ways to become a successful and skillful Realtor®. Also many Realtors® and brokers will go on and on about training this is NOT the most important issue, the brand is not the most important issue, developing leads is the most important issue the other stuff is just fine tuning your business model and selling skills.
FYI I am a newer Realtor®, home builder and flipper and thanks to my investor friends closed 20 transactions my first year but only made gross revenues of about 26k.
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Fri Jun 17, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
That makes it clearer, I thought the dates were the only issue. Much success to you with it.
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Sat Jan 22, 2011
Barbara L. Ouimet answered:
It all depends on the sellers, their motivation, etc. If they're in a financial position to wait, they're thinking they'll recoup their money in the future. Unfortunately, that's going to be quite a while. If people want to "go", and they're willing and able to price their home compellingly, they'll sell. Buyers are being driven by the "deal"/value. And with the interest rates already being compelling, there is action out there. ... more
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Fri Jan 14, 2011
Pattis1973 answered:
OH LOOK A SCAM! How many have gotten this???

Dear Pattis,

I am interested in establishing and operating a very viable business as a means of investment abroad. I do not know too well on how this is done in your country, so I will need you to help me in this regard.

My preference is any good profit yielding business and I would appreciate any viable ideas you could come up with. I will also need you to help me look for properties like homes and lands for sale as I am proposing to invest the sum of Fifty Million United States Dollars ($50,000,000 USD) for this. I do not know if you can and will be of help to me.

For a brief on my personality; my name is John Bredenkamp, a Zimbabwean based in U.K. I was into private Shipping Business. I am 69 years of age, married with a wife and 4 lovely kids. I dropped my Shipping business because it was not producing profitable income. I have had so much problems with the British Authority just because am a foreigner I believe.

My need for this business proposition and to acquire these properties is very urgent as I am planning to move out of this country with my family down to your country. I want you to also help in finding a good home where my family and I will live in (Mini Estate)

Please i expect your prompt reply so that we can proceed swiftly. I will need your phone and fax numbers for easier communication with you if i am unable to access my emails.

Best Regards,
John Bredenkamp
Thank you.
Contact sender:
Name: John Bredenkamp
Phone: 44 702 405 6474
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Sun Aug 22, 2010
Dianne Scott answered:
Hi Josie,

I don't know about "average" or "most" but agents in our office are seeing 9 months or more. Some are Equator "certified" and some are not. Seems to make no difference. A lot depends on the negotiator you get.

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Mon Aug 10, 2009 answered:
The owner or management company will pay the agent who works for the buyer.
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Wed May 13, 2009
Dennis Toomey answered:

Have you taken all the educational requirements and passed the state test? Give me a call and we can discuss details.

Dennis Toomey
Cell (847) 338-0180

Fax (847) 956-2844
Web site:
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Tue Apr 22, 2008
Richard Rawdin answered:
The times that I been invloved in business properties or vacant land deals,I will ask for 10%.In most cases a motivated seller will sign an agreement with you,then when you bring an offer to the table,that's when they start to chisel you down.One thing I learned early in my sales career,you can always negotiate down,you cannot negotiate up! ... more
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