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Agent2Agent in Lancaster : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 28, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Unfortunately I learned from another landlord on Zillow's Q & A before it was shut down that tenants (renters) abuse the emotional support dog certificate - either getting a doctor to sign it or fraudulently claiming they are entitled to an emotional support dog when they are not. This is part of the reason for the difficulty.

Another issue is homeowners insurance for landlords. Standard insurance policies do not cover liability or damage from tenants pets. Since landlords do not want to be sued, it's easier to either have a "no pets" policy or to accept small pets by weight. There are specific breeds which insurance companies do not cover period. Pit bulls are one of those breeds.

If you are renting, it is your responsibility to buy pet insurance with liability and damage coverage. Once you show proof of insurance, landlords will be more willing to accept you. The issue is if anything happens because of your pet, you will be sued - not your landlord.
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Tue Dec 24, 2013
Phyllis McArthur answered:
Choose a company that has lots of training, even after being in the business for 13 years, I still take All the training classes available, why? Because the laws change yearly and you must keep up with all that is happening in this industry. ... more
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Sat Jun 27, 2009
Vicki Trembly answered:
I talk.... to a lot of people.
I do things in my community and keep my ears open.
Then I talk some more.
I facebook
I twitter
I blog
I talk
I wear my name badge.
I listen
I ask
I talk
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Mon May 25, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
Justin some Realtors love to work with investors, it is what the specialize in, a field they know and love. Other Realtors may not be experienced to deal with investment properties, they may specialize in another field of Real Estate. I love working with investors, they know what they want, they know what they expect and i know what they expect from me which makes it easier to send them potential property listings, getting them inside and getting them the information they are going to want before they even ask for it. An investor should find 1 realtor they like, trust and works well with them. As an investor you will get a Realtor to work harder for you and look out for you as opposed to use many realtors where no realtor will then give you their full attention and time as the chances you will buy from them are limited. You may also end up with a lot of duplicate information. Good luck with your search. ... more
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Tue Feb 17, 2009
David Chamberlain answered:
Disclose that you are a liscensed Real Estate agent(salesperson,Broker etc..), nobody is a licenced Realtor. There is no such thing as a Realtor License.
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Sun Feb 15, 2009
LD BLACK answered:
Hi Justin. For me...the positives outweigh the negatives (even though it comes with a hefty overall price tag).The positives.... first let me say I adore this industry. I like the ability to take control of my life, my finances and my future. I can do absolutely anything with my life. It also makes us grow as a person...makes us realize just how resilient we are as human beings. We also help others get through something as emotional and challenging as buying or selling the largest investment of their personal life (and often during their times of sorrow: sickness, death, divorce). Overall...It is the best sense of accomplishment you could ever, ever imagine. This industry is incredibly, incredibly rewarding...for me it outweighs the NEGATIVES:... Real Estate is not for the thin skinned. It's not for someone that struggles to keep a good attitude and sense of humor. It's not for someone unable/unwilling to work *incredibly* long hours and that can not "bounce back" continuously. It an industry that forces a "never say uncle" attitude. It's emotionally draining... one minute up the next minute down. One day you'll have worked with several terrific agents...the next you'll work with some agents with different standards *ENTIRELY*. It's a little frightening at times when you generate ever penny to feed your children and nothing is scheduled to close (it happens...give up? or work harder!!) Lastly... Being a Realtor is incredibly, incredibly financially draining. If the general public realized how much we pay out...and to whom and for what and our level of expertise.... they would appreciate more when they do come across a hard working, educated Real Estate Agent ...instead we are often viewed as over paid, slackers and less educated than a door .... it's unfortunate, unfair and certainly not true.... but that's just the way it is. Like anything else in life... it is what YOU make it. Hope this helps. ... more
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Mon Mar 10, 2008
Kimmie Hauver answered:
Hello Jennifer, I'm a Realtor in Myrtle Beach, SC, alot of our buyers come from PA. I would appreciate working with you if you know of anyone moving this way. (843) 602-5674
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