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Sarasnow888, Home Buyer in Jacksonville, FL
Mon Dec 19, 2016
Sarasnow888 asked:
What is the best online course for the 63 hour Real Estate license? Any recommendations?
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Ashleyjohnso…, Home Buyer in Sacramento, CA
Mon Oct 3, 2016
Ashleyjohnsonsimply asked:
Prestige foreclosure cleanouts is Jacksonville's newest preservation company. We specialize in removal of household items and furniture along with thorough cleanings. From bank owned…
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Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Sat Dec 5, 2015
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Adam Silk, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Adam Silk answered:
First off, the agent shouldn't be asking for it. The loan officer (if anyone) should. Might be nothing, but look them up on
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Scott Sulliv…, Real Estate Pro in Redmond, WA
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Scott Sullivan answered:

I use a great property manager named Barbara Flannery with Walter Williams Property Management. Her phone number is 904-886-8842.

Scott Sullivan
Prudential Network Realty
3535 Highway 17, Suite 10
Fleming Island, FL 32003

C: 904-327-5676
O: 904-269-1716
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 Castle, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Fri Jul 4, 2014
Castle answered:
Yes I do in Miami. The max tier one gets is 6 per day. I used to get 15 to 20 a month .. no more. Since the last 2 months I get 1 or 2 a day if that. I'm still at tier 1. Its lousy. ... more
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Bev West, Real Estate Pro in Greeley, CO
Mon Jun 16, 2014
Bev West answered:
In Colorado you are required to work with another Broker for 2 years before going independent. Being new in the business I would highly recommend working with a company. There is a lot to learn with actually being on the job versus just taking the test and passing. That test and class room doesn't teach you the real stuff. Good luck. ... more
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Woody Sitter…, Other/Just Looking in Jacksonville, FL
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Woody Sitterson answered:
What are they asking for? They can be difficult to deal with. A good title company can out a help and have contacts that they work with at the banks. I use to work there when it was Barnett. I wish you the best of luck

REMN Mortgage
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Sat Nov 23, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
I sell a lot of probate and trust properties and what you describe is EXTREMELY common when the seller is a licensed agent. I'll leave a legal opinion to the attorneys, but as long as the demand is documented it can be appropriate. The ethical question is whether or not all the "beneficiaries" have been advised that the referral fee is being paid. If your father passed and the property - or the proceeds of the sale - have been left to multiple beneficiaries, they should all be advised that someone involved in the sale is taking a fee. Even if the widow is the executor and has full authority to make the sale, that she is taking a fee above her normal executor fee should be disclosed to all the beneficiaries of the estate. ... more
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John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Sun Oct 20, 2013
John Walin answered:
Good question because Florida is a transactional brokerage state, meaning no fiduciary care responsibility to the client. What good is it to be NAR Realtor if all you can do is ministerial acts anyway? In FL, agent can only facilitate the transaction and act neutral to all parties of the transaction. In FL, you can't place client interest ahead of your own, cannot provide advocacy, advice or consul to give advantage to one party over the other. This is the lion share of the NAR code of conduct. FL agents that behave as buyer agents without a buyer agency agreement are breaking the law! large brokerages with listings cant have agents sell in house listings of another agent, so office policy is to not have buyers sign anything. That friendly FL agent will show you what has sold and what is available, but cant give advice on offer strategy. Worse yet there is no disclosure requirement where an agent has to say what they can do for you, and what they cant. Most people in FL dont know that it is presumed the public knows so no awkward conversation about what little that agent brings to the table besides access to public information and showing appointments. ... more
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Sena Baker, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Sun Aug 11, 2013
Sena Baker answered:
Hi Liz,
I too began a recruiting drive several months ago. The best recruiting tool you have is your current success.. Be careful though.. if they are only in the business thanks to what you feed them in leads then they they are not interested in building their own business.

Newbies are great but they have be nurtured and molded. Make sure that if you go after them, you commit to being available for them.

One thing I did was tutor recents grads in preparation for the state exam... Two of them have signed on with me and one is still in contact.

There were a lot of fly by nighters before the boom ... do you really want them representing you?
God bless you and your business ... and much wishes of success
Sena Baker
Owner/ broker
First Coast Realty of Jacksonville Inc
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Tracy Marche…, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Tracy Marchese answered:
Not necessary, but very, very helpful.
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Carla Pennin…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Carla Pennington answered:
I'm not afraid to pass up a client (buyer or listing) that isn't a good one.
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Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Tue May 14, 2013
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
In the age of virtual offices..the location of a physical office no longer has the same degree of importance.
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Sat May 11, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
For me they are:
1. Dealing with wishy-washy people who keep changing their minds. I find a person what they asked for and now they don't want that anymore. I UNDERSTAND how it can happen, but it doesn't make it any easier.

2. Finding the perfect home for a client, putting in and offer, only to find it has JUST gone under contract.

3. Having a bunch of buyers ready to buy, but no homes that suit their needs.
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Carl Hanchey, Real Estate Pro in Deridder, LA
Fri May 10, 2013
Carl Hanchey answered:
75% of my business are sellers. I market myself as a Sellers Agent though. From time to time I do get calls regarding some of my listings & actually get to work as buyers agent also. I don't know if there is a perfect ratio for an agent. I would always like to have more buyers so I wouldn't be so dependent on other agents selling my listings. Not to mention the fact that I make more money by representing both sides in a dual agency role.

Good Luck & God Bless
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Suz A, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Fri May 10, 2013
Suz A answered:
Absolutely, nothing. It's a big house now that the kids have moved.
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