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Tue Oct 24, 2017
Kenanerol asked:
I dont even remember I had regoster on your website but my home and pictures and details everything on your website which is not available anymore and I dont feel personally comfortable…
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
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Sat Jun 4, 2016
Josh Cazares asked:
I'm lowering my price of my listing.
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Mon Feb 29, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
If you are selling by owner you cannot list or edit your listing directly at Trulia. You will have to wait for the Zillow correction to be updated on Trulia.
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Doug Hornsby answered:
I have the same question. No one answers my question. The Trulia estimate of my home is only 850,000. This is ridiculous.

I want to list my home for greater than 3 million. The house to the west with only 70' of wide bay view sold for 2.55 Million in July. I have 120" with a better view.

The house to my east was demolished and rebuilt @ 7 million.

What is wrong here?

There is no one to call or protest.

It don't make any difference in changing the description of the property.

I am yet looking for an answer
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Fri Aug 1, 2014
Joshua Perkins answered:
I assume you are talking about a rental? No credit doesn't mean bad credit. Do you have rental history that can be verified through a current or past landlord? Canceled checks perhaps? -Sometimes the Corporate owned apartment complexes are more flexible than private landlords. Let me know if I can help. 561-818-2551. ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Annett T. Block answered:
Hi Martha,

the Florida Real Estate Recovery Fund is established to receive moneys if you have been a seller or buyer in a real estate transaction where you have been wronged by the licensee in real estate. If you are a licensed real estate professional you will not be able to claim money from this fund.

Is that what you are looking for than you should start by consulting an attorney. There could be a different procedure for different scenarios.

Most likely you need to engaged in civil litigation. I agree with James Loftis and go to the FREC information page to start and get an overview on the procedure.

Annett T. Block
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
marc jablon, new harbor realty answered:
To get the answer to any questions you may have about obtaining a mortgage, contact a reliable mortgage broker. Try or call 561-329-0075.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Sheryl,
You will need to download a QR barcode reader to your phone in order to access the information on the codes. I use The Jared Company application which is free. I suggest "googling" QR code readers for mobile phones to see what others are available.

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Wed Dec 14, 2011
Curious answered:
Sorry I can't figure out how to reply to your replies, but want to say thank you for the links - very helpful since I'm not in Florida. I know this becomes second nature when you're local, so thanks for your help! ... more
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Thu Dec 8, 2011
Beatriceiris987 answered:
Thanks for the info I hope people looking will read this. people like us who don't have a lot of money and is looking for a half way decent place to live . always get mistreated. but God is watching. I am 68 and I see what have been done to us hard working. they steal our 401k and told us we lost it. Let me stop here I see so much injustes ... more
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Mon Nov 1, 2010
Keith Sorem answered:
Here are some things to think about:
Your main job is Lead Generation. You need to develop a business plan that will help you budget your time and money. For a great plan read "The Millionaire Real Estate Agent" by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan, Dave Jenks.
You can download the plan at for free.

Plan on spending 3-4 hours a day generating leads, then the rest of the work day follow up on leads and setting up your systems.

Here are some benchmarks that will help you.

If you are starting cold, then first off estimate how long it will take to find your first buyer that will be willing to work with you - that is qualified and motivated. If you did an open house once a week and had 10 buyers come by, let's say that it takes two weeks to find one client who meets your crtieria.

It takes another week to have them prequalify with a lender, then two weeks to find a property that they like.
On the fifth week you write an offer, three weeks for contingencies, four weeks to close - that is a total of12 weeks.That means that you will receive your first paycheck during week 13.

Depending upon your budget, you figure at a median sale price of $143,000, 3% commission, 70/30 split, your gross will be about $3000, then there are probably other expenses that you'll have to payout of that, so let's say your net is $2,500.

If you can close two escrows per month, that means:
If it takes 12 weeks on average to find a buyer, find a home, and close the sale, you will need to be working with at least 6-8 buyers at any one time to manage one escrow closing every two weeks. Depending upon your budget that might be workable, plan for some ups and downs in the first year to two years of your career as you figure things out.

Good luck
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Sat Jul 24, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
If you're talking about a board member for a condo association or Homeowners Association, you need to look in your governing documents. You will have at least 3 documents:

1) Declaration
2) Articles of Incorporation
3) ByLaws

If you do not have a copy of these documents and all amendments you can usually find a copy online at the clerk of circuit court for Broward County.

It usually spelled out specifically how a board member can be removed. For instance my community automatically allows for a board member to be dismissed if they miss 3 "consecutive" board meetings. So as long as a director shows up every 3rd meeting, the only way he can be removed is by a majority vote of the homeowners. Your docs will spell it out. Also the state statutes come into play and may override certain provisions in your governing docs. For example I believe condo laws have recently changed so that a Felon can no longer serve on a condo board. Also the "quorom" requirements for the annual meeting may be lower according to state statutes that your governing docs allow.

Here is an interesting web site about the problems of governing/living in a Condo or HOA:

Hope this helps.
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
This is at George... condo's usually require an approval but HOAs in Florida don't usually require approval of owners or tenants. It would be a good idea to have those restrictions, though. I wish our HOA restricted ownership! ... more
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Thu Feb 26, 2009
Lisa Reeves answered:
Commercial Real Estate how? Contact me directly and I may be able to help you regarding getting into commercial real estate.

Lisa Reeves
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Tue Jan 27, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
The HOA board of directors are normally elected positions. If you are interested in making a replacement, run for the board yourself and make a difference.
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