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Agent2Agent in Lee County : Real Estate Advice

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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…
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Bonnie Miller PA CDPE asked:
My contact email on my Trulia profile has the Wrong email address. My email is just like on Zillow. The one you have posted is 5 years old and does not work.…
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Sat Sep 24, 2016
Cindy Cyrus asked:
My listings in Zillow do not populate in Trulia correctly
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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!
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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!
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Thu Apr 3, 2014
Amanda Christiansen answered:
I got the same email and had to laugh! Great April Fool's joke!
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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.
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Thomas Moser answered:
It really depends upon the complexity of the situation. Some have been as short as 60 days. However, I had a closing a couple of months ago that took over a year to achieve.
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Wed May 1, 2013
Anthony Cincotti answered:
Hi Natasha,

I worked for another brokerage before I switched to Blue Water and I couldn't be happier. Aaron is a great guy and very knowledgeable about our profession and is always willing to answer questions or mentor an agent on how to further their business. (Plus, being on 100% commission is great but he does have other options available.)

If you would like me to arrange a tour or have any questions feel free to reach out to me.

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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
Doctors and lawyers do not charge for their E&O in addition to their fees. Real estate agents are no different.

P.S. Nice plug at the end.....
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Agnes Tabor asked:
Have client looking for annual rental, 2000 square feet, bony to Estero. Please call me f you are interested.
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Dan Colofranson answered:
Barb, there are several ways to handle this. First I must congratulate you on being conscientious enough to have the house in order when it was left a mess. If the house was tenant occupied, what happened to the security deposit? There should have been a claim on the deposit. If the house was a second home then have the sellers pay to have it cleaned if they are not going to do it themselves. You know the condition of the house when you listed it so have a clearing company come and give you an estimate at the beginning of the listing. Have the seller send you a check so this is handled before a contract and before a closing. If the seller is doing a short sale they may not care so the buyer should realize this especially if they are getting a good deal. Everything is negotiable and you will be the key in this. I am surprised your broker has not helped you in this matter. If you like to come and speak with me I would be please to have an agent as conscientious you work for me. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
John Walin answered:
I googled it, and might be great idea for an evening exterior photo with interior lights on when shooting at infinity distance where a flash wont work. A kitchen though? Nah
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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
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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.
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Wed Feb 1, 2012
Carolyn Giandonato, Realtor answered:
I was confronted by an REO agent in my office this AM, so I need to clarify my prior remarks. There are still some good REO brokers out there -- I just have a difficult time finding one around here. How can an agent out of Orlando list and sell foreclosures here in SWFL? They never visit the house, no pictures available, know nothing about the house, have no information -- everything in the MLS is "other/see remarks" -- this is what I am talking about.
Thank you.
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Sat Jan 21, 2012
John Souerbry answered:
I like Gloria's approach and use the equivalent legal notices here in California. To take it a step further, however, I recommend that owners terminate the lease of any tenant who doesn't co-operate with a sale. This can't be done willy-nilly, tenants have rights, too. The conventional wisdom is that selling a home with a good tenant on a long term lease is optimal when the buyer is an investor, but a tenant who won't co-operate with a sale is likely not a very good tenant in other ways. Terminating the lease allows for easy entry while the property is between tenants and gives the owner the opportunity to find a truly good tenant.
As a buyer's agent trying to show someone else's rental listing with tenants that won't permit entry, I'd write a formal letter to the listing agent saying that you have qualified buyers but you won't be able to show the property without reasonable access. The listing agent can use your letter as evidence to convince the owner to do something about the tenant. After all, the agent has no power over the tenant - it is completely the owner's responsibility.
I recently had coffee with an agent who made an appointment to show a rental condo. Upon arrival, the tenant refused entry and actually called the cops when the agent stood outside trying to reach the listing agent by phone to find out what the hell happened to her appointment. The cops arrived immediately (must have been a donut shop around the corner...) and informed my friend that they could not support her right to show the property, that was for a court to order. The cops could, however, order her and her clients to leave the premises and stop harassing the tenant, which they did. Go figure...
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