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pjmhello, Renter in Pooler, GA
Thu Dec 15, 2016
pjmhello asked:
I only want to see the list view
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Jonathan, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Oct 24, 2016
Jonathan asked:
Our listing at 502 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA has a virtual tour link in CREST EDG that is syndicating to Zillow as a virtual tour, but I do not see that it is syndicating to the Trulia…
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Seanallen, Home Buyer in Blairsville, GA
Sun Jan 10, 2016
Seanallen asked:
how do I edit my listing
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Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in South Pasadena, CA
Tue Jan 13, 2015
Tristam Bielecki answered:
No thanks - I get enough of those already :)
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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Fri Apr 19, 2013
Solomon Greene answered:
Hi Chloe,

These are all good points. On the other hand, postcards from agents rarely arrive in our mail box these days. Given the limited housing inventory and limited expired listings being chased by other agents, including post cards in a broader, carefully thought-out advertising campaign might be worth a try. For instance, you might consider offering something of value rather than "just sold" post cards.

Solomon Greene
Georgia Real Estate Brokers Associate, REALTOR® REALTIST®, CDPE
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
(678) 775-2677
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Mark Fleysher, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Sat Jan 5, 2013
Mark Fleysher answered:
In a typical transaction, the property owner is taxed on any gain realized from the sale. However, through a Section 1031 Exchange, the tax on the gain is deferred until some future date (e.g., the future resale of the home you will purchase with the proceeds from the sale of a current property).

To learn more, check out this post:
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Susan Ricken…, Home Owner in Jesup, GA
Tue Apr 3, 2012
Susan Rickenbaugh answered:
I am having the same issue. Do not want my friends to be advertised to because I want to list a house. I would rather pay a fee.
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Heather Paul, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Mon Dec 20, 2010
Heather Paul answered:
I use facebook heavily, twitter, activerain, linkedin, I blog a lot, and ezines, whatever you decide to do you must be consistent, there is a book that I would recommend, Social Media for Real Estate Agents & Realtors, it teaches social networking for realtors and it's very cheap ... more
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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Thu Aug 20, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Bill,

Welcome to Trulia and thank you for your question. Once you submit an XML feed to Trulia, you don't have to resubmit it again at any time in the future. We will keep it in our database and our system will read it each day to find new listings or updates to listings you already have on our site.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Mon Feb 16, 2009
There is a great short and long term rental agency downtown that I think you may want to try. They are called Stay Savannah and can be reached at 912-667-2151 and either Pam or Gina can help you out. Please tell them that Robin referred you to them. They can rent you something in the historic district and they can do shorter time frames instead of the average one year lease. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. Robin Arrow
Rawls Realty
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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Thu Aug 21, 2008
Lee Taylor answered:
Don't call Donnie Henry anymore - he's moved to Austin, Texas to build in one of the healthiest real estate markets in the country.

Karen, you seem to know what you are doing. Most of us can give you lots of specific vendors to choose from.

The new Planet Green TV channel from Discovery has some fantastic "green" renovation shows, and a resourceful website. Check out the web reference...
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Thom Abbott, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Mon Mar 3, 2008
Thom Abbott answered:
Heather...most of the types of sites you are referring to would be "internal" or owner sites where they talk about the development, issues, etc that relate to the building. One good way is to find an agent that is knowledgable in the area/buildings you may be interested in. From either working with previous buyers, or sellers of condos in that particular building, they would have first hand knowledge about the building and any "issues" there maybe. All that being said, I do recall a site I ran across once, and there was so much wrong information on it, I've never visited it again. And remember, just because one person says a building is bad, does not always mean that for everyone! ... more
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Lee Adkins, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Fri Feb 1, 2008
Lee Adkins answered:
Paul -
You've had some great answers here and I realize this post is from September of last year, but I thought I would add my two cents (per click).

PPC is great IF you:
1) Consider it a tool in your box - not as a sole focus of business
2) Link it to useful content - not just a home page
3) Follow up immediately (I use autoresponders, then a manual follow up email)
4) Use keywords that are concise and specific - "Atlanta homes" will costs you $10 per click and you will get no one who will become a client - I like Andy's example of Hazard county Georgia, but it has to take them DIRECTLY to info on hazard county AND a (tasteful) means of capturing their contact info

Additionally for keywords:
1) Use variations: Hazard GA, Hazard County GA, Hazard county Georgia, HaZZard county, etc.
2) Put yourself in the users shoes - if all first-time buyers Googled "First Time Buyers," we'd all be rich!

I also recommend Google over Yahoo - I made a slight misstep with Yahoo (after using Google for a year) and they just started pulling $ from my credit card, well over my monthly/daily budget which I entered correctly. No more money to them!

Finally ...
Google has an amazing tool called Google Analytics where you can actually get all kinds of statistics on your visits - you will have to insert code into your website - so it doesn't work for all sites - but it's relatively simple (and free) - stats will show you how long people visited, how many pages they clicked through, their geographic region, etc. - Google also allows you to select certain regions (via ISPs) to only display ads in - so people in Hazard County, China aren't driving up your budget.

Feel free to contact me directly if you like - I can't give away all my secrets here! - you may have gathered I am somewhat of a fool for Google. They should be paying me for this!

Best of luck to you all!!
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Lee Adkins, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Thu Jan 31, 2008
Lee Adkins answered:
excellent point, Cheryl! thank you - Charity, my answer was in response to the deed (which is your "ownership" for lack of a better word). ALSO check with the mortgage company, you can probably just change your name with them - again, as long as it's the same social security number.

SO the short area is, consult the professional in each field to get professional and accurate answers - lawyers regarding deed and mortgage company/customer service regarding name on mortgage.

Best of luck to you!
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James Dudley, Real Estate Pro in Suwanee, GA
Mon Oct 1, 2007
James Dudley answered:
Mrs. Herbert,

So far the answers you have been given are correct. The multiple listing service will not indicate how many days a property has been on the market. This is to protect the seller.

A realtor has many ways of finding out this information. One way is to look at expired and withdrawn listings to see if the property has been listed before and for how long.

Another way is from the property disclosure statement. This is usually filled out by the seller when the home is listed to disclose information about the home. This document is usually dated by the seller and can give you a good idea of when the home was listed. Many listing agents are aware that buyer's & Realtors see this dated material and ask that their seller not date this document until someone requests a copy of it.

Some websites such as and Zip realty have posted days on market for properties in the past. I'm not sure how accurate the data is, but I have had clients use these resources to find out that information in the past.
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Paul Renton &…,  in Atlanta, GA
Sat Sep 22, 2007
Paul Renton & Terri Schrews answered:
We work the Carroll county area if you contact us and give us your specific requirements we can best serve you. Look forward to speaking with you.
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