Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Agent2Agent in Fort Myers : Real Estate Advice

  • All1K
  • Local Info92
  • Home Buying454
  • Home Selling26
  • Market Conditions49

Activity 17
Tue Aug 1, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I would not do it because family members will get preferential treatment over you. It also means you will have to produce more closings than the family members do.
1 vote 1 answer Share Flag
Mon May 1, 2017
Lee Van Der Heyde asked:
How do I get Trulia to correct property sales history. The sales history for the home with address 9216 Calle Arragon Ave #203, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3626, Lee County is incorrect. the home…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 24, 2016
Cindy Cyrus asked:
My listings in Zillow do not populate in Trulia correctly
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Fri Aug 14, 2015
Gerald Feenstra answered:
Depending on exactly what you're looking for, Realty Juggler is a good basic CRM. A more advance system with great lead organization is follow up boss. We currently use both are quite happy with each.

Good luck!
... more
1 vote 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Feb 23, 2015
Celine Sanderson answered:
Isn't it just astounding how powerful mother earth is? I've had experiences in the past of rocks being kicked up by massive wind and rainstorms cracking our windows. I see that you're from Florida, so you should definitely think about hurricane shutters. I would get the number of windows you have in the house that need the protective shutters. Then you can start asking for quotes to see how much it would be to get the shutters installed on each window. Good luck during those wild storms, Pam!
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Thu Nov 20, 2014
Jill Murty answered:
I find the virtual presenter odd. I don't like it. Elizabeth's point about anything that starts up with sound not being cool cannot be overstated.
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Absolutely you can use a HUD to show proof of funds if the funds are coming from a pending sale.
0 votes 16 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 9, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
What Sarah said.
Let the client dictate what is of importance to them.
However, I do make a point to share with the client all the amenities the communities they are about to visit have in common. If they made golf course, pool and exercise facility a 'must have' then every property shown will have those amenities.

Time management and the need to respect the schedule and those effected by it, I must keep them aware they have only 30 minutes for the initial tour of a home. The purpose of visit one is to determine if the home is a candidate. On visit two they can open the doors, measure the window and see if the attic has usable storage and yep, that's the time to visit the community center and chat with all the happy residents and review the green fees and procedures.

Very often, citizens moving from NY to Fla have little appreciation for the year round activity this climate provides. The access to parks, trails and beaches may be under appreciated. For theses folks, I will plan a 'chamber of commerce' tour of the areas best kept secrets, attractions and facilities. Each situation, as we know, is different.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence
ReMax Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Thu Apr 5, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
BNI is like graduate school for networkers, and it is pretty much closed to real estate agents, since it is rare for one of us to give up our seat.

Dr. Ivan Misner has written or co-written several books on networking, and they are well worth reading and following.

It is as difficult for most people to separate a networking event from a sales fair as it is for a smoker to quit in mid-morning. Ivan Misner offers a hint - when you go to a networking event, would you like to meet someone who is looking to buy from you? Now, look around - do you think there's anybody there who came to the event hoping to buy something?

A networking event is an opportunity to meet people to begin a relationship with. It's like dating with the intent to marry. If you're willing to start with the idea of meeting people that you'd like to form lasting networking relationships with, you have a chance of being successful.

If you go into a room, talk to five people, exchange cards, go home and think, "that was a waste," then you need to learn more about networking.
... more
1 vote 8 answers Share Flag
Fri Jan 20, 2012
Julie Butler answered:
Yes, I have encountered this. I find it odd that someone would go into real estate and expect to take weekends off. That is when most clients will be able to view homes. We all need to take time off, but we have to be avaible to answer our phones all the time unless we are meeting with a client, or if we have taken a day off during the week. ... more
1 vote 14 answers Share Flag
Fri Jan 20, 2012
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Joanne:

A service will be better of course if you have good assistants used within your
office and come referred, I would go with them.

Have a wonderful weekend.

0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu Jan 19, 2012
Jennifer Blanchard answered:
I like Rob's answer - especially the point about consumers just wanting to be served effectively and immediately. However, I prefer the team approach - I think it safeguards future business for me. Once you refer, all future business from that lead goes to the agent to whom you referred ... if you stay a team, the add-on business comes back to you. If you set it up correctly.... ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Oct 3, 2011
Pam Wittenauer answered:
I have a seasonal rental 2/2 townhome in Cape Coral for $1600/month. Furnished. $800/Annual.

Please call me if you are interested.

Thanks, Pam
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Thu Feb 10, 2011
Reojohnny answered:
It really varies depending on the quality and price range of the comparables. I have worked BPO's for multiple agents which have made adjustments for bedrooms ranging from 2k-8k adjustment for properties in the same area/price range. The truth is, all you have to do is stay consistent with reasonable adjustment amounts and they will rarely ever QC your order for having wrong adjustments. The higher adjustments are probably slightly more accurate but the lower adjustments don't fluctuate the adjusted values as much and amke it easier to keep them within 20% variance. ... more
1 vote 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Feb 28, 2009
Scott Riddle answered:
You can get a questioneer filled out by the HOA. There are about 3 factors that will rule out any FHA/VA lending, that is how we do it on questionalble deal.


Scott Riddle, (CSP) Certified Short Sale Professional
Sand Castle Realty Group
239-390-0027 fax
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Nov 26, 2008
Jane Buzzell answered: Hi Julie, me again. I just checked the site and the public access it still there, go to this site and scroll to the bottom of the page okay?

Jane Buzzell
RE/MAX Realty Group
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Search Advice