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Agent2Agent in Massachusetts : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 15, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Do you mean photos of your listings? In the upper right corner go to "Listings" then "edit". But if you have listings in the MLS and they are syndicated here, those pics will likely override whatever you manually add here. So it's best to have your MLS listings up to date. ... more
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Mon Sep 26, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
YES til this day i get them almost daily. A complete waste of money to buy leads. The answer is to generate ones own leads and most often using a blog daily works great. Active Rain offers a free blogging platform and then you can really get exposure by choosing to be a Rain maker which is way less expensive than buying worthless leads. I put my link below ... more
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Tue Sep 6, 2016
wealthychef answered:
Here is a useful link perhaps:
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us your email address by replying to this email and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for using trulia!

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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Jim Weix answered:
More and more Listing Agents are offering less than a 50/50 split. A growing trend is to offer 2.9%, instead of 3%, if the total commission is 6%. That 1/10th of 1% goes only to the Broker.
This way the Broker doesn't charge the Seller a Transaction fee, in addition to the commission.
There is logic to it. Unless the Agents are paying for it, the Broker has listing expenses such as Enhanced Listings, signage, etc., that the Selling Agent doesn't have.
I still remember when a 60/40 split was common.
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
There are study guides you can buy. There might be resources on
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Fri May 20, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
In a lot of situations in life, I think it's helpful to assume other people are clueless and meant no harm.

With new construction, some people mistakenly assume they don't need an agent. They don't get that while the issues are often different than wish existing homes, there is just as much negotiation. For all you know, maybe your friend didn't even realize you could and should have been involved.

This will happen to you again. You might be stellar at your job but it's a crowded low-barrier industry and most people know more than one real estate agent. The average person doesn't know how to vet "Ok" from "Great". Aside from the aforementioned privacy issues of discussing personal finances with a friend, sometimes you just lose out because your friend's spouse's cousin just got their license and they want to help her out.

I don't think you should be overly helpful to those who don't use your services but want free advice but you should try to balance that with maintaining a good relationship because when your friend's cousin fails like the other 90-some percent of new agents, your friend's refferals will have to go to someone.
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Tue May 10, 2016
Isabela Bennett answered:
Just read your post from 2013. If you are ever in need of a Portuguese speaking Realtor, I am here to offer exceptional services and give you a referral. I am licensed in New Hampshire and work with the Brazilian community as well.

Please contact me so we can exchange referrals.
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Sun Mar 27, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
I would think as she is Licensed and registered in MA as a Broker, gets bonded and clear to do business by MA RE commission, than they can hire agents under their brokers license. As a lawyer they should know the regulations in MA. You can call the MA RE commission for their exact laws and regulations. ... more
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Sun Jan 10, 2016
Drivermark answered:
If you dont leave a message then you aint getting a callback!
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Sat Jan 2, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
The cost has risen to more than any benefits. The best source of leads are always the ones you generate yourself. When paying for impressions, there are too many bad ones before you may ever get a real one and then they are all used up and money was wasted. I LOVE using my Active Rain blog to generate my own leads. It works very well to reach consumers. ... more
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Fri Dec 4, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
I would call Trulia directly to set up your account. Best of luck
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Mon Nov 23, 2015
Lol answered:
This is a really tough requirement, and something that buyers can have some apprehension over, for obvious reasons.

You could always build protections into the deal for the buyer, but it's just better to avoid this stupid clause. ... more
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Dan answered:
I'm about to quit using Trulia because of this.
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Mon Sep 14, 2015
Doug McNeilly answered:
You can't pay a referral fee to someone that does not hold an active Real Estate license. That said, you should recognize it. A gift certificate to a nice restaurant that would cover a full Dinner for two would be appropriate. Building your business is important, but jeopardizing your License stops the business you are trying to build. ... more
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Sat Aug 29, 2015
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Century21 Commonwealth answered:
Giving gift to your clients is a really nice thing to do. Its a big decision and someone trust you big. Not only an agent is professionally responsible to keep the trust and work for best interest, but also show thanks by giving a memorable gift. I would say 5% of the agents earned, will do a lot.

A good agent will continue a relationship after the transaction just in case something comes up after a few months; who else is better to advise.
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Wed Jun 10, 2015
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