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Agent2Agent in Murrieta : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Dec 14, 2015
Derek Jones answered:
Before you go out and look for re assistant job you should first go and interview a few of your local brokerages and see what they offer in terms of training and leads. Leads is going to probably be your biggest issue as a new agent unless you have a good SOI already. I wouldn't worry about splits until you start closing deals consistently.

I'm biased (like most agents) but you should look into
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Blogging is the gift that keeps on giving. Doesn't cost much and the time investment pays huge dividends in terms of SEO, name recognition, and establishing you as an expert in your field. ... more
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Wed May 22, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
In my opinion the best trainings come in the form of real estate designations that should begin with the GRI. One of the benefits of these in depth training programs is that you gain knowledge, earn a designation, and it is something that can be accomplished on you own schedule.

Another often overlooked educational piece is the role that websites like trulia and Zillow play. There is no doubt in my mind that agents that frequent these sites and follow as well as contribute to, don't gain important knowledge from their effort.


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Wed May 22, 2013
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
At the end of the day, the strongest supportable evidence of what sets one agent apart from another is their track record.
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Mon Sep 5, 2011
Melissa Zavala answered:
It sounds like the short sale negotiator is going to have to take it up a notch with the second lien holder. The first needs to approve the short sale and they may not approve the change in commission. The second wants that extra 1% of the purchase price. But, what happens if the first does not want the second to get that 1%? At this point, I would escalate to the president's office at the second lien holder. Good luck. ... more
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Mon May 23, 2011
Stephen McKee answered:
Hands down, the one tool that changed the way "tech savy" agents do business. It allows you to go truly paperless. It's difficult for a lot of agents who have been using programs that are not optimized for the Pad. If you are willing to relearn a few things it's an invaluable tool. ... more
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Sat Oct 16, 2010
Tammy Hayes answered:
I get the same type of scam messages on a daily basis. They come into my spam folder and I never open them. I just immediately delete them.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Ryan Smith answered:
Yes you can, found out by calling Veterans Affairs. They are willing to work on a short sale as long as a true hardship exists.
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Mon Sep 27, 2010
Jo Rossley answered:
Everyone is correct that title can help. They are online and very easy to navigate their websites.....
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Fri Aug 20, 2010
Stefan West answered:
I am trying to do a little work here and there and figure it out. But overall, I am pretty impressed with Trulia. Just need to have some time to further explore it.

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Wed Jan 13, 2010
Jamie Curtis answered:
Hey Chris,

Sorry to hear about your circumstances as I can completely relate.... Had this happen myself recently. I had several deals in escrow and a couple that were not yet in escrow but written up with that brokerage. In order to close and still get paid, all escrows demanded a "letter of release" from the "closing" Broker on all claims. We were given 3 days notice - just showed up and there was a "note" on the door.... I got all of them except one deal released as it was closing within a couple days. I've yet to get paid on that deal. Since you're not IN escrow yet, it hopefully won't be as complicated but you will still have to get a release as far as escrow is concerned. I can go into further detail if you want to contact me.

Main thing though is to make sure to inform your clients/all parties as you will at least need to do an Amendment to the contracts. Keep in mind that even though they (broker) are closing the doors.... they may still want to retain as many commissions as possible as they still have debt to pay. Also as another agent mentioned below, if your broker is continuing to hold their license you may be able to complete everything through them.

You definitely can call CAR if necessary. I should have called CAR but I just decided to walk and let it be for reasons I can share if you contact me. Good luck to you Chris!

Jamie Curtis
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Mon Oct 13, 2008
Victoria Always Realtor Green answered:
Please call me or email me. I live in the area.
Thank you,
Victoria Always
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