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Sun Aug 14, 2016
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Bob Hogue School of Real Estate
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Sun Mar 15, 2015
law5058 asked:
Does anyone has some idea where is the good place to start real estate carrier ? I plan to work in Miami Beach or Brickell area but I don t know where is the best idea . Maybe I should go…
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Sun Mar 15, 2015
Mark's Of Excellence Team answered:
It really depends on the area. 25% is typical in Ohio, and other areas of the country it can be higher.
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Mon Aug 25, 2014
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Peter answered:
Hello, you can also give these guys a try Professional and affordable
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Mercedes Henze answered:
Hi Karym,

No I don't have any of the sort.
Good luck!.

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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Hahahaha!! Same for "agents is it really difficult to answer phone if we want to show a listing". Thanks for the Sunday laugh Marc
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Team Forss Realty Group - #1 answered:
Couldn't agree with you more. We always add a lot of photos on our MLS listings, and they all populate with Trulia, Zillow, etc. We even have some $1M+ listings in our area with 1 photo! Amazing. ... more
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Tue May 1, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
Hello Goran,
Right off the bat let me assure you "I HAVE NO FRANCHISE RECOMMENDATION!" However, what I do have is INCREDIBLY important.

What't the score? You have probably heard that 90% of newly minted real estate agents never see their 2nd anniversary. This is not a new development but has been an artifact of the real estate profession for more than the 30 years I have been involved. In my opinion, a major contributor to this melt down is the misguided idea training will make a hill of beans difference. Check you bank balance before going into the training session and check it when you leave. You made no money. It's been a flawed and unfortunately, heavily promoted model.

You entered the real estate industry to make money. You see this as a business, not a hobby. You need to commit to the pursuit of business which is designed to reward you financially.

So, what is your business plan? What resources do you have available? Do you have contacts, vertical markets, exclusive access, collaboration opportunities, specific skills, a niche you can exploit that will be the spring board for you business? A business person seeking to open a doughnut shop or sneaker store will have completed tons of research before making a commitment. Too often in real estate a person will say, "I passed my exam, now what?" The 2nd anniversary party is unlikely.

When you being interviewing brokers their is only one question to ask. It's that simple. Have the broker share the office productivity numbers. specifically, the average number of transaction per agent on a yearly basis. IF it's a team dominated office, every member of the team must be counted as an agent. Do the rudimentary math. Average home price x .03 /2 x avrg transactions
Are the agents in the office making a livable wage? The national average transactions for the 2, 3rd, 4th and 5th rated franchises are 4 to 7 transactions a year.

Find the brokerage whose productivity is 'off-the-chart!" This is the most valid evidence the training and mentoring program ACTUALLY WORK.

Your education will be the result of completing transactions with the assist of a real pro. When that training session is over, you can check you bank balance and do the happy dance.

Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Angel Calzadilla answered:
Alan Martin, check with this link please and you will find valuable information for your customer. Good luck !!! ... more
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Mon Oct 24, 2011
Dp2 answered:
Actually, you'd need an attorney who specializes in real-estate law, one who specializes in international law, and one who specializes in tax law. I've never found that combination of expertise in the same person. ... more
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Mon Oct 3, 2011
Michelle Kantzler answered:
Hello Richard, I would be delighted to assist with your Uncle's interest in a South Florida RE purchase. I am a Florida native, born and raised on Miami Beach with years of Luxury experience. My homegrown knowledge of the market and the lifestyle choices enable me to give an insider's view of the beauty of Miami and the beaches. Please call me for a personal dialogue at 772.538.4017. ... more
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Mon Sep 19, 2011
Vivian Laino answered:
Thank you all, the agreement was between listing broker and my past broke (out of business) through the MLS, so to speak, the tenant has contact me to negotiate the renew, and the listing broker will collect the full commission from landlord, I called Hot line and they suggest I contact the past broker. It does not sound fair to us agents since we have no saying if the broker goes out of business and ends our business relationship, we should be able to continue servicing our customers and get paid as usual. ... more
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Sat Sep 17, 2011
Debra Allen answered:
Sign up with This is the site that was supported with the NAR certification TRC and now has become an independent website for International Brokers to promote their listings worldwide.

Debra Allen
SEVRAR Realtor of the Year 2010
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Debra Allen
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
It is highly unlikely you can get a effective answer to your question in this way.
What is needed is an understanding regarding the dominate ways a foreclosed home is returned to the maket place in your area.
Does the bank actually make the decision?
Does the servicing company make the decision?
Does the legal firm representing the banks interests make the decision?
Who is making the decision? As you will find out,,,it varies based on who eventually takes ownership.

Now, go to the loan servicing companies such as Ocwen and Atisource websites and see if they are accepting new agents. Find out who they may be outsourcing to and visit them also.
Now develop your marketing proposition. i.e. What's in it for them? Why should they let you market this home? Do you have the resources?
Then network, network, network.

Make note of the names and numbers that appear on the short sales and REOs for the closing you have completed.
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Wed Jun 15, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
Wenceslao makes a great point.
For evaluating brokerage determine the following:
1. Number of agents
2. Total transactions / # of agents = average transactions per agent
3. Average price point
4. Number of transactions YOU need to keep your business growing based on average price point.

The results reveal there is not a close second. Real Trends Inc and Hitwise (for media prominence data) are good sources for objective data. Of course you know there is a local publication every broker has access to that tracks productivity statistics. This report is the 'holy grail' of real data regarding each brokerage. Here in Tampa it is call the Kenst Report.

Good luck and welcome to the sunshine state.
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Wed Jun 15, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
The proper attorney will return all of the deposit using the fact that the builder is not producing a product of the same value as was promised at time of deposit, which is a $1,000,000 Condo, this condo is now only $800,000 and this is for sake of financial value not the same product. A good Real Estate Attorney would be able to say the Builder has not lived up to advertised details! ... more
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