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Agent2Agent in Honolulu : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Ed Balcerzak answered:
Do you still use Listing Grabber?

Please give me feedback?
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Sat May 21, 2016
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Tue Jan 26, 2016
Russellroseiii answered:
How do I transfer my real estate license from hawaii to Florida
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Tue Sep 23, 2014
Peter Pappas answered:
I have been a residential appraiser since 1976 and have personally appraised over 14,000 homes. The days of enjoying a rewarding career as an appraiser is over. We appraisers are no longer in control of our career destiny as that was taken away with the origination of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct in 2009. Although the HVCC was sunsetted, its regulations remained in the Dodd-Frank banking laws. Basically, an appraiser cannot market themselves to lending institutions as the AMC's (appraisal management companies) have stepped in and take 20%-35% of the appraisers fee. On top of that, they ask for double the work! Better to get into selling real estate, which I have done. It is more exciting, more rewarding as you are helping people and the only limit to marketing your business destiny is solely on how hard you work! Good luck to you in whatever road you take. ... more
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
In order to represent a client out purchasing out of state you need to be licensed in the state they would be purchasing or selling. If you aren't licensed in the state where the transaction is taking place then you would have to refer your client to a licensed Realtor there and could accept a referral fee from that Realtor. ... more
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
John Souerbry answered:
No, you must have a California license to hang it with a California broker. California does not recognize or have reciprocity with any other states.
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
cwallen03 answered:
Thanks Frank. Very kind of you to offer your help. I did call PSI Testing. It seems I can request a test location in Oklahoma City (not far from where I live). We will be visiting Hawaii again this spring in any case. CWallen03 ... more
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Sun Oct 16, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
Try, mailing to
DCCA, PVL, Licensing Branch P. O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801. or drop it off at 335 Merchant St., Room 301 Honolulu, HI 96813.
I got these addresses off an application form from the website below. You may find other answers you need there. I have a Agent friend in Maui if you need a more local assist. Send me an email and I'll connect you to her. Estate License application
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Sun Aug 14, 2011
John Sacktig answered:
Thanks Guys... I want ot put ihim in tougch with someone.. he will be there on Wednesday.

Send me an email of you want to help him find a place.
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Fri Apr 15, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
The correct answer really depends on an analysis of your business and the tools you will utilize in growing your market share. I have found WiseAgent to be cost effective, easy to learn and fully functional with multi-user access and all the bells and whistles you need. They don't bleed you every time you need to activate a new resource. As you progress you may want to take a close look at solutions such as SugarCRM for an open source options and SalesForce for truly industrial capacity with incredibly exciting cloud leveraging technologies.

Take a look at my earlier blogs on the results of validation testing or several CRMs. There are a few that are just too dangerous to use.

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Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041
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Tue May 19, 2009
Kimo Stowell answered:
Aloha Sharon,

As a Green Real Estate merchandiser, we focus on areas that traditionally comand the best return for your invest. Kitchens, Bathrooms and Siding. Our top three easy green improvements would be:

1. Use low or no VOC paint to spruce up interior and exterior.
2. Use eco friendly composite siding and fencing.
3. Install Solar Water Heater.
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Thu Feb 26, 2009
Dottie Mcdaniel answered:
The cost of becoming an agent is between $500.00 and $1,000.00 for school. Your books are an additional $150.00. I am a Broker in Colorado. I'm sure the prices vary for every area. But, before you go into real estate, realize it costs "you" very much money to practice real estate. It's certainly a rewarding career, but very expensive. Most people don't understand that YOU pay for all your advertising, which is very expensive. As a new agent, you will depend on friends, family and good fortune to have any business. Have some money in savings to get you through those lean times! ... more
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
Natasha Lovas answered:
Thanks for all the great offers, but yes, I have found someone and he's doing an excellent job for my client.

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Thu May 29, 2008
Katie Minkus, R(B) answered:
Aloha, Scotty. I own a small boutique company myself and we haven't had one agent leave for a larger company, in fact, we're finding the exact opposite. In these troubled economic times, producing agents want to retain MORE of their commission check, even if that means more out of pocket advertising expenses because the net result of joining a smaller company is bigger commission splits. We offer from 75-85% splits with our agents plus NO franchise fees, which can be as high as 7% per transaction! Yikes!

It's a back to basics market. Agents who don't know how to work or sell or motivate themselves are going to have a problem - no longer can they just wait for business, but they actually have to prospect - what a concept! Realtors now must WORK for their money! At the end of the day, we are all independent contractors and the company we work for doesn't really matter - because we work for ourselves!

Good luck to you and if you have any clients who want to buy or sell property on the Big Island, please keep Lava Rock Realty in mind - we offer GREAT referral commission fees!!

Warm aloha,
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