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Dennis Evans, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Wed Jan 15, 2014
Dennis Evans answered:
Im sure you will have no problem as I see the answers coming in quickly... Here is my advice to you, INTERVIEW them.... find a good one that's works well with you
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Kevin and Ju…, Real Estate Pro in Wildomar, CA
Thu Jan 9, 2014
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Brian Kurtz, Real Estate Pro in Dearborn, MI
Sat Nov 9, 2013
Brian Kurtz answered:
I've just searched through my area on the Truila Mobile site and using the Trulia app (not the agent app) and did not see any banner ads

As to that ads that show on the right side of the page, here is a tip to increase your click-through rate. It takes a little work though:

1) Create a Video Tour of one of your listings - this takes the most time. Make sure it's a REAL video tour too...not some canned one from some virtual tour company either. Create something high quality with your own iPhone or Android talking about what you love about the house. You can do this by yourself with you out of the frame but if you can get someone in your family to take clips of you talking about the various rooms, that's better because it gets you in front of the viewer to breed familiarity.

Create a page on your website or blog and embed the video. You should have some type of email opt-in box or some way for them to respond on this page.

2) Create a free account at

3) Using the "Blueprint" theme, upload a bunch of INTERIOR photos of the listing you just made the video of.

4) Produce and Play - Produce the video with StupeFlix and when it's done cooking hit the play button.

5) Screencap - the video using a tool like Snagit. Hold down the SHIFT button when you go to snap the image and it will lock it so that whatever you select comes out as a square. Pause the video where you think the BEST interior shot produced by Stupeflix shows up. Edit the picture with Snagit so that it is 300x250

Here is an example of what the initial picture should look like:

6) Edit the Image - you want to apply a video play button overlay to the image. This is really easy to do. Just google, "how to add a video play button to an image" and you'll get tons of tutorials.

Here is an example of what the ad picture should look like when done:

7) Contact Your Ad Rep - get them the image and tell them you want it to be linked to the page on your site where you embeded the video and it can be played.

Here's what happens:

Truila visitor starts looking at homes in their area. They see the INTERIOR photo with a little play button on the right instead of just some branding ad of your face. They click on the ad trying to get the video to play. They are taken to your site and can play the video of YOUR listing. It wasn't of the home that they were looking at on Trulia, but if YOU are in the video it gives you a quick chance to communicate your message. If you're good, you can get them to op-in to your email list so you can communicate with them in the future.
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Paul Watkins, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Thu Nov 7, 2013
Paul Watkins answered:
I can do a loan with 20% down, ONE DAY after a short sale or foreclosure with reasonable rates.

I am not sure if this helps you Reuben. If you would like to talk some more about this product and our company, which is based in southern California, I would be happy to chat. In case you are looking for a way into this market.

I am getting phone calls from folks mostly down in southern California. I would save I average 1 call a week inquiring about purchasing after a short sale or foreclosure. It seems like most folks have a year of seasoning under their belt but still have to wait if they want to go Fannie or Freddie.
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Ben Vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Ben Vorspan asked:
If you have a pocket listing or an investor ready to sell, please contact me.

I have a buyer looking for a building of mostly 2-bedroom units, 8-14 units in total (may have a few 1-…
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Tony Warfield, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Thu Oct 3, 2013
Tony Warfield answered:
Hi Chrissy,
You didn't mention where in Los Angeles you wanted to work.
If you are still looking for a small brokerage, please feel free to give me a call and I can share my experience with you.

Tony Warfield
Associate Broker
3 Leaf Realty
Manhattan Beach, CA
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Jason Galardi, Real Estate Pro in Beverly HIlls, CA
Mon Sep 30, 2013
Jason Galardi answered:
I own 100% of the advertising on Trulia for the zip code 90006 so I am pretty sure I can help. What did you need? If your question was, "What is Jason Galardi's average time to sell a home," well the answer is 46 days! hahaah ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Mon Sep 30, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Dear Marvin,
You will have to go out and interview Brokers with a list of questions. Do not go without the list, because you might not get all the essential questions answered.
You need to know:
1. What training is available?
2. Is a mentor provided?
3. What does the company do to help the agents obtain clients?( Open House, advertising, floor time?)
Some brokers do a lot..other do really makes a difference!
4. Commissions, and splits
5. Other expenses (E&O, business cards, letterhead, franchise fees?)
6. Requirements (meetings, production, training?)
7. Some brokers like to see the agents in the office, others feel if you are are working...find out what the office policy is.
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Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Sat Sep 28, 2013
Brad Korb answered:
Go talk to the brokers ,since you are brand new I would suggest you work with a team ( a rainmaker with buyers agents & listing agent) or mentor a top producing agent for a while .Good Luck ! ... more
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Ben Vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Thu Sep 26, 2013
Ben Vorspan answered:
Im a member of the Southland Regional Association (SRAR) and like it very much. If you're in the San Fernando Valley, that's a good one to choose.
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Ben Vorspan, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Wed Sep 25, 2013
Ben Vorspan answered:

I took the test in April and didn't have a single math question on it.

Of course, your test might be different, and regardless, you should still know the basic calculations... there's a reason they teach it! ... more
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Wed Jul 17, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
I'm afraid have to be issued the license and then hang it with a broker to start selling homes.
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Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Sun Jul 7, 2013
Connie Mitchell answered:
Phillis..... American flags not made in America..... we have sold our souls :(
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Yanni Raz, Real Estate Pro in los angeles, CA
Sat Jul 6, 2013
Yanni Raz answered:
I really like Allied Real Estate School. Easy to use, good customer service 888-925-4270.
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Lena Samigou…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Sat Jul 6, 2013
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 KWCareers, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Wed May 29, 2013
KWCareers answered:
As a former Coldwell Banker agent, I would say that the bigger question to ask yourself is, 'Do I want to be a real estate business owner or do I want a job in real estate?' If you are really committed to the process of building a big real estate career and value real estate training, education, support & technology over where is the cheapest place to start your real estate career, you definitely need to explore the Keller Williams agent-centric model. What we care about as real estate agents, is where we are going to NET the most money. There is a reason we are now the largest real estate company in the U.S. in only 30 years! This is our KW Agent Career Blog: ... more
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Phyllis McAr…, Real Estate Pro in San mateo, CA
Tue May 28, 2013
Phyllis McArthur answered:
I have a few friends in the LA area that are Realtors and I never heard a negative word spoken about the industry, not from them or anyone else.
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Mon May 27, 2013
Dorene Slavitz answered:
You will have to study for and take the California Real Estate License Test in order to practice Real Estate here. This is required for any state you might happen to move to.
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Mon May 27, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:

Congrats......and it's great that you undersatnd that obtaining your license is only the beginning to becoming a successful real estate professional.

Our recommendation is to seek a mentoring experience where you will benefit from working under the supervision of experienced agents that can guide you along the way in all respects of the Re world.

Good luck,
The Eckelr Team
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