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Wed Oct 26, 2016
Katonja Neal answered:
Awesome! Why not.? That's more exposure for the property and who knows maybe that will be the day someone walks in and says, "I've got to have this house". SOLD! That's the point right? I love it and I am all for it. ... more
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Susan Roddy answered:
Stay away from Realtor.com. I signed up in August 2015. Big mistake. I was told I'd get a minimum of 4 'quality leads' a month. The zipcode I chose cost $142 a month. I've never got more than 2 leads a month and they are no better than Trulia/Zillow leads. I first complained in February 2016. They offered me a free month's extension to catch up. I wanted my contract terminating as they do not deliver. The person said we don't give refunds.

A quick search on the internet reveals several complaints from agents throughout the country saying the same thing. You do not get the number of leads they said you would.

Once they have your money, they don't give a damn!
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Tue Nov 25, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Typically I will ask the buyers to meet me at the office prior to showing them the property so that I can sit face to face with them and learn more about them and what they want in a home. This request really seems to weed out the serious from those not so serious. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Jill Murty answered:
I'd charge cost for the credit check.

For pets, I'd add $500.00 per pet to the total deposit.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Lance King answered:
20-25% is what we normally offer. anyone wants more than that I let them give to someone else.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Chris O'Connor answered:
Have you ever had the irrational fear that one day you'd leave home and drive to meet buyers in just your underwear? Well, one day...
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Lynell Holden answered:
Thanks Dianne I did spell it incorrectly. hope to see you both there. Akil check out the link below for a nearby hotel if the other hotel is booked.We used Southwest for flights they had great prices. Akil if you go do you think that you will go to the commercial investment class? Im looking forward to learning more information and making new connections. ... more
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Bob Lowry answered:
Being in the business for over 20 years, it's just another dip in the roller coaster of this business. Having said that I am selling in the same area as Sameer, I do understand his frustration. Combining 3 cities, we have on a daily basis less than 20 available homes. One day there were only 8 active homes for under $200k. Most of our market is REO's and Short sales so we cant avoid them. We are a suburb between our Capital and San Francisco so the area is highly desirable for 1st time buyers and all cash investors. Offers are going $20k + over asking and people are paying the appraisal difference in cash. 1st time buyers cant do that so it's sad. ... more
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
Carmen Brodeur, JD answered:
I never pay for leads, but if an agent refers another client to me I am happy to pay a 25% referral fee.
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Sun Sep 11, 2011
Sameer Punjani asked:
If so, what hotel deals are you guys getting? Also, will you attend the PRE? There are some great speakers, but not sure if its worth the extra $85 to get in the day before?
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Thu Aug 11, 2011
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Sun Aug 7, 2011
Jo Soss answered:
The seller who is in a legal contract with the listing broker needs to go into the office and handle the situation. Without that you may be in violation of several of your mls rules. Presenting directly to the bank could be one. Be very careful. ... more
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Fri Jul 1, 2011
Sameer Punjani answered:
Yup, I called the legal hotline, and it looks like the 2.5% is what sticks. I vented my frustrations with the listing office, but I guess that's how it goes sometime. Had me thinking to do the same. Offer 2.5%, then if I get 6% total, then keep 3.5% for me...but then again, how is that fair? Oh wait, I'm the listing agent, so it takes more work to get the short sale approved right? Not really, maybe the buyer and buyers agent had to wait months uncertain whether or not the lender would even approve the short sale.

Oh well, we are closing next week...for all you agents out there, I'll split the lender approved commissions 50/50 if you ever work with me...
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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Janet and Erin Morrissey answered:
Are you doing this yourself or do you have an attorney's office (experienced in short sales) involved? We did a few on our own before it became common. We now work with an attorney who jumped on the boat early, not that he will do them, but hired a staff that continues to grow to handle the sale and any creditors, second mortgage holders, etc involved. Our attorney operates like us, they get paid by the primary and also works to protect our commission. If you're on your own ask other Realtors who they use for short sales. Good luck, we hope it works out! ... more
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Fri Mar 18, 2011
Sameer Punjani answered:
Yeah I know its antitrust where you can't fix the commissions...but there has to be a way to stand up against these crooks.

-Short Sales suck because of them

-REO's suck because of them

-Overall market sucks because of them.

Who's in the middle trying to fix the mess? We are...we need to stand up for our rights

I just hate it when these banks advertise on TV like everything is fine and dandy..i mean look at Chase Bank advertising about taking pictures of a check and deposit it from your home..is that all they think about? Oh, and the ones saying we've helped 250,000 families save their homes..what about the other million you didn't save? Moving forward my ass...f Chase, F Bank of America and F em all, greedy bastards.
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Fri Mar 11, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
If not try Shortsalesuperstars.com they have lots of links and help
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Tue Mar 1, 2011
Gerard Dunn answered:
Use "High Tech" Gen Y techniques. Social Media like Facebook and Twitter is a good start.

Google Coldwell Banker broker DARRIN FRIEDMAN in Washington, D.C. He is an expert - and is always happy to share his techniques....

Good luck!


Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
Serving MD/DC/No.VA
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Gina Storeholder answered:
Sameer,

After being burned by several lead generation companies promising HOT leads that never florished into any generated income, I no longer will pay for a lead upfront. It it is a genuine lead, they will be happy to take a referral fee once it sells. And I will pay anywhere from a 10% to 25% referral fee, depending on the lead and it's price point. If they are pushing for upfront fees, BEWARE!!

Gina Storeholder
704-299-5254
gstoreholder@cbunited.com
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Sameer Punjani answered:
Kamal,

Hello, nothing set in stone, I just wanted to see if I can generate enough interest to see if its a possibility. I attended some golf course tournaments where everyone puts in a small amount like $10 to $20, something for fun and we the money we generate we can purchase prepaid visa gift cards or something of that nature.

As far as the families to donate to, would be those who are at desperation mode where they have no where to turn. I've seen this situation and it hurts to see me where people just don't have any money. These are the type of families I would love to help.

Thanks,

Sameer
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