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Jason & Laura…, Real Estate Pro in Memphis, TN
Tue Jan 3, 2017
Jason & Laura Wallace Team asked:
won't allow me to sign-in and icon that I use to access listings is no longer showing.
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
All BPO's are always paid when completed, not at closing. Otherwise you may never get paid
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Mitanni Spru…, Real Estate Pro in Memphis, TN
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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Marie Youngb…, Real Estate Pro in Bruceton, TN
Thu Oct 24, 2013
Marie Youngblood-Krebs answered:
Your enthusiasm will surely carry the day! So few agents are willing to to really FARM an area anymore, unless it's from the push of a button on a computer ; p
There are rules about calling people on the phone - but there is NOTHING illegal about mailing marketing pieces to folks! Unless you are a salaried employee of a brokerage, you also don't need permission - as an independent Licensed Real Estate agent, you are working on building a career, not slugging through a j-o-b. Again, good for you for being willing to take control of YOUR BUSINESS and do what it takes to make it happen! The only thing you need to be aware of in the marketing piece you design and use, is if you use your brokerages logo you must follow their guidelines. I wouldn't suggest advertising a brokerage. Advertise YOU, your business, what YOU will do for them, and how YOU can help them sell their home! You are in business for yourself, never forget that.
Contacting expireds is a great way to drum up business, too. I suggest you design a letter, keep it simple, offer your services, give them a reason to call you or contact you and direct mail away! If you'd like more information, feel free to contact me!
All the best to you!
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Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Upper Marlboro, MD
Tue Dec 18, 2012
Akil Walker answered:
Hello Jeffrey,

Attend an REO conference to meet with agent managers. you can try to sign up with BPOs and websites that offer REOs but you will be joining a long list. These conferneces are not cheap but provide great access to the people you need to meet.

Good luck
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Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Upper Marlboro, MD
Thu Dec 13, 2012
Akil Walker answered:
Hi Allison,

I enjoying card munch. It takes a snap shot of your business cards you obtain and saves them on your phone to eliminate the paper.
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Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Mon Dec 10, 2012
Sheri Curci answered:
OK Jeff, In our past 17 years.... we go with our gut feeling with a one on one with each and every client.

I must say............. I do like to weed out the B S artist REAL FAST and Move ON to the Client that REALLY wants our help.

Enjoy the Holidays !

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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Tue May 24, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
I'm not sure if this is relevant: I understand that the "catch 22" on short sale recourse is the "destitute" position of the Seller; meaning that the Seller has no money or assets for the Bank or the IRS to attach. I just had a very successful Doctor let his very expensive home go thru Forclosure just because he was upside-down on the value. (He had the money, he could have kept it, and he has a lot of other assets!) I advised him that he could be a target for both the IRS and his Lender, and he chose to ignore me. (I haven't talked to him in six months, so I do not know what has transpired.) In your case, with the Owner in the Military, I would not be surprise that Chase see him as an example of someone who is NOT destitute and they can get some or all of their losses from him. I think we are going to hear more about this in the next 2-3 years. ... more
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Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Sun Dec 5, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Contact Assest Management Company,
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April Kass, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Wed Apr 29, 2009
April Kass answered:
As the owner of a property inspection company I have experienced many partied paying for the home inspection.

The buyer pays for it most of the time but I have seen the seller pay for his own inspection as well as the buyers inspection and I have seen both the buyers agent and the listing agent pay for it as well.

Since just about anything is negotiable in a property transaction, I assume that the buyer has negotiated a way to get out of paying for the home inspection.

It can blur the lines a bit on who the inspection is for. As an inspector we usually have a contract with whomever is paying and do the report in their name unless they specifically ask us to put the report into another person;s name. You may want to ensure that the report has the buyer's name on it and that they sign the contract with the home inspector so that they are able to take legal recourse if they ever need to.
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Tara Chisum,…,  in Angel Fire, NM
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Tara Chisum, Power of Teamwork .com answered:
I have not had a direct lead from a magazine add. I did have one Buyer walk in with an ad cut out from the newspaper...who've turned into repeat clients. We have decided as an office to continue the magazine ads because our Sellers like it and we think it helps get listings. I have had potential Buyers walk into the office with a magazine and multiple different homes circled (from multiple different offices). Who knows, it could help them decide to walk into our office rather than another. Of course, they are directed to the up agent and it's difficult to tell how much benefit I get from this marketing method. I have to say, I personally enjoy browsing through the magazines here in my market and when I travel. ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sun Sep 7, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
It has been amazing... i have met some wonderful agents from accrosss the country and it has introduced me to lots of potential buyers and sellers. I find this site much more usefull than zillow for networking and zillow is more for pricing and neighborhood values. i enjoy answering questions and helping people from accross the country, i have made some great penpals recently. ... more
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