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Agent2Agent in Louisiana : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 16, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Based on your reply it seems you learned a harsh lesson. Going forward your listing contracts MUST have a clause that states "upon the expiration date of this contract between XX brokerage and XX seller, the brokerage will be entitled to a commission fee for a period of 3 months after the expiration date. This post expiration period (holdover) is to compensate the realtor for marketing expenses." ... more
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Fri Nov 20, 2015
Gerald Feenstra answered:
If it's not allowing you to make changes, your best would be to remove the existing listing and resubmit the listing again with the proper information.

Good luck!
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Mon May 18, 2015
Nathan Lipsi answered:
Wow extremely unfortunate. I hope that you give an update in the future as to what the final outcome was. I think we would all be interested in knowing.
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Sat Feb 14, 2015
Jill Murty answered:
If you haven't already found a suitable agent, you might head over to to locate and read about agents there. Select a few to interview and choose one to assist your nice clients. ... more
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Sun Feb 16, 2014
Akil Walker answered:
Yes, you can! in person or online. Just use your time wisely and study.

Best of Luck
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Brian Kurtz answered:
You can get started in this business on a part-time basis. Especially with the hours you outlined.

One thing that will be key, though, is to work with a partner who you trust to split deals with you. Some buyers are demanding and it's better to be able to tell your clients that you can get them into the house this afternoon but you just need them to take a look at the home with your "partner" because he/she is free and you're booked up. That way the customer knows you're there for them and working to get them into their home even in spite of the fact that other commitments in your life do exist. ... more
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Karen Melillo answered:
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Robert DiAlberto answered:
I find their site very helpful and interesting. I have gotten a few contacts and hope to continue to comment and post. Time will tell.
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Fri May 3, 2013
Scott Hulen answered:
We often stage our homes in the living / great room areas & kitchen. This really helps buyers envision living in the home and when they start thinking of living their lives in one of our homes we are on our way to a completed contract. The only downside is you have to be prepared to negotiate or throw in the staging items as part of the transaction because they want it all. ... more
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Corinneb1010 answered:
1016 Robin Run is for sale 318-792-9319 call Gary Meisner
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
John Souerbry answered:
I agree with Mack - if a house is properly marketed BEFORE it is technically placed on the market, which we do 100% of the time - then selling in 1 day is common for good properties. In my area I see about 5 or 6 For Sale signs in yards that have the "Coming Soon" rider on top of it. Often the "Coming Soon" rider is replaced with a "Sold" or "In Escrow" rider in only a day or 2. ... more
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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
1) Your agent should have submitted your written offer if that's what you instructed them to do. Agents are only representing you, they are not calling the shots.

2) If your real estate agent and the listing agent are both Realtors, then they should know what the Code of Ethics states about offers and the submission of offers which are covered in the Standards of Practice.1-6 an 1-7.

When I represent my clients, I don't shirk my fiduciary duties -- one of those affirmative duties is that of "obedience." If you didn't instruct your agent to submit an offer, it's on you.

Doesn't sound like the used car business to me at all -- and unless you can justify the blanket remark and actually correlate references to substantiate that, it's meaningless. It does, however, sound like everyone involved in this are clueless on how to practice real estate.
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Mon Oct 3, 2011
ian cockburn answered:
That statement by the buyer agent is riduculous and has no basis. If anyone should take care of the issue is the buyer agent....the washer/dryer is a movable..and commonly becomes very movable when buying/selling a home.

The washer/dryer should have been clearly stated in writing on the purchase agreement or clarified on an addendum.

...but really, is your seller that poor that they "need" used appliances? Seriously?

Each party needs to go back to their sand box for a time out, and evaluate an hourly rate to fight for used appliances and come to an amiable solution. In the meantime, the agent needs to avoid huffing and puffing to make a the rest of us a bad name.
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
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Wed Jan 5, 2011
Troy Jowers answered:
Hi Michelle! I do business in 70117. Currently have 1 listing there are 2 more signing up. Sold 4 there in 2010. I'm with RE/MAX Real Estate Partners and a full time agent. Call, email, or text anytime if you like!

Troy Jowers
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Sat Nov 20, 2010
Annette Lawrence answered:
What Ian said...ESPECIALLY #6 - Put yourself where people are. There are very few homeowners or buyers in a cave or under a rock or in your office.

As a consumer, I have no interest in chatting with anyone who hasn't sufficient respect to dress appropriately, groom properly and dress themselves with a smile. As a citizen whose life is passing by with each ticking second, I don't what you to waste my time! Be prepared to leave me in a better situation than before I encountered you. When I approach a well dressed, groomed and smiling real estate agent (I know because you are wearing your name badge, right?) and ask, "How's the real estate business?" I don't what to end up talking to 'Chicken Little."

Be proud of the service you are able to provide. Be confident in the information you have at hand. Be prepared to transfer something of value with each encounter you make, whether it is material or ephemeral.

As a whole, real estate agents spend an unimaginable amount of money on marketing. Most citizens will state they don't have a real estate agent. It is the face-to-face that matters most.

Have fun and shake some hands, get some names.

Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor FL
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
David - Appraiser answered:
Basically what you (or the seller) are saying is the furniture (which is considered personal property) is adding $10,000 to the market value of the property based on comps. The furniture may be worth $10,000 to the seller, but even if it were brand new the resale value most likely be less. However, personal property does not figure into the determination of appraised value, or market value.

As the listing agent you should inform your client of this, along with an accurate condo market analysis (sold - active - pending comps, market adjustments for differences, LPSP ratio, days on market, time adjustments, etc) to determine a realistic selling price based on the market conditions and trends where the condo is located. If you are unsure, or the seller is some what set in their way of thinking, you could always consult an appraiser to assist in providing an unbias realistic view.
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