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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Ueinternational answered:
Sorry to hear of the difficulties you are currently encountering in needing to make some sales.
I am an owner seller for the most part, but only because I have yet to find an agent I would feel comfortable working with, I know he or she is out there. I have properties for sale in Costa Rica in strategic and fundamental locations. I spend time in San Antonio Texas and Costa Rica. The wife and I are ready to retire, so we want to sell and just enjoy our senior years. Hopefully, we can help, lots of folks in the USA and Canada are moving to Costa Rica.

Sal Murillo
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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
Keller Williams is a great company for full-time agents as you can work behind other team members and learn from them. If you are wanting to start out, try a real estate referral company. Take a look here as you can take their free practice exams for the state exam they will also provide you with the post license course for free which you'll need to take your first 2 years. It's smart to finish that asap while the info is fresh. ... more
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Bob Motta answered:
Do not use Zurple. Rip Off. Horrible customer service.
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You agent needs to add your listing. It is not automatic unless your agent signs up to load their listing automatically or through an app that does it for them.
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Sun Aug 6, 2017 answered:
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Sat Aug 5, 2017
Ileana Esclusa asked:
My husband bought a house prior to our marriage. My name is not in mortgage, deed or anywhere. We have a prenup agreement in place.
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Wed Aug 2, 2017
Lassitermarcia answered:
how much does the average 3-4 bedroom house rent for in homestead florida
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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Lightstorm1920 answered:
Some tips for getting approved for 15k bond in florida 640 credit pays tubs bank statement w2 and if you have been renting because you probably have since ur not allowed to own a house in the last three years a VOR will need to be filled out by landlord of the past 12 month. In my case I have only rented for 8 months and 22 days I hope this will be exceptable. My lender said it wouldn't be a problem to right a letter of explanation. Does anyone know if this is accurate? ... more
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Sat Jul 29, 2017
VA loans down to a 550 fico!
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Thu Jul 27, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Typically you close 3 days minimum after you get clear to close per the newer federal laws on settlement. Get ahold of your loan officer and ask for answers
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Arturodelpaso answered:
For the past 10 years I've been searching for a reliable service, and have had trouble finding a good one. It seems they're all pretty similar...or it seemed so.
I saw in this thread people used TenantMagic, and I decided to give them a call.

TenantMagic has gone far and beyond all of the other services, because they understand being a landlord. They have free screenings for landlords, comprehensive reports providing all the information we desire as landlords, including credit, criminal, eviction, sex offender, etc, and have great customer service for both us and the tenants. Couldn't recommend another company after using these guys, they are simply unbeatable.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
Jacqueline Alvarez asked:
Could I have both a rent and sale listing for the same house. If so, why am I not able to to post for sale?
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Mon Jul 24, 2017
Nancy answered:
Hi Vanessa, i think it would be best if you contact a realtor about this question. They can look for condos at this price for you, If you would like, I work for a company that can set you up with a top realtor, you can even chat with them before you decide who to work with. This service is free and remember, buyers don't pay the commission to the realtor, sellers do. Here is the website you can use for that service: Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
I would suggest interviewing several agents who list and sell in your neighborhood/ area. There are a number of questions to ask the agents, such as:

How long have you been selling real estate?
Are you a full time or part time agent?
What marketing plan do you have for selling my home?
Do you have your own website? (Look at their site, see how homes are being marketed.)
What specific plans do you have for marketing my home?
What list price do you suggest for my home? What documentation do you have to support that list price?

Some agents tell you what you want to hear when it comes to a listing price. This is known as “buying a listing.” The agent is more concerned with getting your listing than with pricing your home properly as a part of an effective marketing strategy. Overpriced listings generally sit on the market and eventually the price will have to be reduced to attract buyers. However, by that time, your listing will be "stale" and you may find it selling for less than it would have sold for had it been priced properly at the beginning of the listing.

Good communication skills are also important, so ask agents if they limit their communication with customers to a specific number of calls a week (not the best option), will they provide buyer feedback after each showing, will they respond quickly if you have concerns that are important to you regarding your listing. You want an agent that will listen to you and communicate well with you and other agents.

Generally, the best agent is the one who markets your property effectively, negotiates the most favorable price and terms possible, knows the ins and outs of home inspections/ buyer financing/ closings and can communicate effectively with you to make the process as smooth as possible.

I would suggest interviewing in person at least 3 agents before selecting the one you think best suits your needs.
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Nancy answered:
Hi Lourdes and Tomas your best bet is to interview a few top realtors in your area. If you would like, I am part of a real estate company that can set you up with a top agent in your area. There is no cost for this service! Go to my website for more details. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Nancy answered:
Priviet Llyublin, I am part of a real estate company that can help set you up with a Russian speaking agent who specializes in foreclosures in your area. There is no cost for this service! Go to my website http://www. for more details. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
As someone else recommended, this is an issue that should be discussed with an attorney. Did you have a title search done when you purchased the home? Did you buy a title insurance policy when you closed on the purchase? If so, you may want to go back to the closing agent and start there. ... more
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Nicole Murray Chen answered:
That's a difficult questions to answer without seeing the home and how the floorplan is laid out. One has to be very careful with classifying a room as a bedroom.
I'd be happy to take a look and discuss this with you should you be interested in selling. You may contact me at :) ... more
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