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Agent2Agent in Oregon : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 2, 2017
Sbufforn2000 answered:
Thu Nov 16, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Your listing agent can easily log on and edit the listing adding pictures. If you are selling yourself, you do not have the same options.
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Fri Mar 3, 2017
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Sun Jul 17, 2016
Terry Stewart answered:
Hey Russ. Just came across this question. Did you already discover that they are very similar?
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Mon Feb 15, 2016
joyceli777 asked:
I used to work as a real estate agent in New York before changing my career. I just got accepted into a grad program in OHSU in Portland, Oregon and will be relocating there. My impression…
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
lewisremington19 answered:
I don't think there is a national exam, just one set by every state. I would visit with a realtor and see what requirements there are. They'll be able to help you pass the test. ... more
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
Tom Inglesby answered:
Price is determined on how hard it is to get to and dig and repair it. Get some bids from companies. I have some names that I have used in the past just email me. Thanks Tom Inglesby, RE/MAX ... more
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Sun Oct 19, 2014
Melissa Polce answered:
holy crap...that is tough..I googled it for you...everything I came up with is that Under TIC deeds, the tenants all equally retain the right to access and possess the property, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
so to me that always starts out as equal...good luck!
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Sat Oct 4, 2014
Phyllis McArthur answered:
I NEVER have an unlicensed assistant to do an open house, ever.

If somebody trusts me enough to list their most valuable possession for sale, their home, the very least I can do for them is to have myself and another licensed person there to field questions.

Yes I always have 2 people at an open home, for safety, first, and if the home is owner occupied it is wise to have a second person there to watch over the seller's possessions.

In our area and unlicensed person cannot open his or her mouth about anything regarding the home. I went to an open house a few months ago in Foster City and asked (trick question) the unlicensed high school student hosting the open, "How much is the city transfer tax in this town?" She said to me "It's not much, but I'll find out for you"

There is no city transfer tax in Foster City
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Mon Aug 4, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
"Trust me, I'm from the government."
It's creepy.

Examine North Korea, Cuba, China, Turkey, most middle east countries and observe how a society can be distorted by controlling the information they consume.

When there is only ONE SOURCE of real estate information available to the consumer, TRANSGRESSION WILL OCCUR.

But not against the real estate professionals here. "Trust me, I'm from the government."
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Jill Murty answered:
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Sun Jan 12, 2014
ryateslenders asked:
My client has good credit ready to start looking please email me or go to our site for more information. Check my recommendations we are the real deal have several clients without agent…
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Jonathan Dalton answered:
Not particularly. And as far as I'm concerned, the IRS can stay closed. Ain't no one going to miss them.

Seriously, for me, it makes more sense to focus on the buyers and sellers who still are out there, living their lives every single day regardless of whether they can take their kids to the Grand Canyon because the moose out front says it's closed.

Haven't seen any indications that lending's going to freeze because of the shut down; didn't happen when the government shut down in 1995, at least not to my knowledge.
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
If I lived & worked in Portland, ME as their Realtor®!!
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Kirista Trask answered:
We have a sign up in our office and it says,

"Remember that in order to be successful, you must always be taking care of your clients, but also more importantly.. you must always be looking for new business."

When I was first in the business my foresight was very limited I was looking only a couple months ahead. Now I have business strategies that are long term as well as short term.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Failure to communicate
Injecting drama
Failure to keep commitments.
Missing the dates
Ending over budget
Excessive rates.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
"If you are serious, it's worth a call."
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Company tracks alot of that for me through lead generation. Making this a working part of your overall sales is fine but I depend mostly on referrals!
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
dlh_hai answered:
I'd recommend you hold on to your money.

I don't know anything about the current real estate program that Richard is selling. From reading some of the other posts I'm going to assume it's much the same as his past endeavors.

I worked for Richard in a senior-level position for several of his previous endeavors over a four-year period. The companies were called Rainbow Capital, Edgemont Capital and NuSmile Corporation. I worked telemarketing with Richard on his first company before we were even in a business office. We were working out of something like a garage addition in his backyard. The company grew and I moved up to a management role. I was considered a confidant, even a friend. I've had dinner at his house on several occasions and I know his wife and children well.

Richard is a very smart guy. He is able to compile information on just about any subject in such a way that he can create a product to sell.

The problem is that none of his stuff is really that innovative and Richard isn't really in the business to make you rich but more in the business to make Richard money. Don't get me wrong, I think many times in the past Richard has had best intention, and at first blush some of his business models seemed like good ideas. But none of the businesses I worked with him on panned out and failed to made clients any money, some of them didn't even make Richard money. We sold everything. Anything we could telemarket and make money. I can't even remember all of the stuff. It was a long time ago and I think I've tried to block out that part of my life as much as possible.

There have been many lawsuits. One I can think of offhand was a group of 50 clients that bought into a territory agreement for a company Richard created to market dental imaging to dentists. Remember, this is the early 90s. The idea was a doctor could be sent a Polaroid camera which he would use to take a picture of a patient's smile. That image could be scanned and manipulated using a very early version of Photoshop. A print could be made on a very early version of a color printer and sent to the dentist.

There were so many problems with this business model I won't even go into all of them but no one ended up being happy. The dentists didn't like the final product because Polaroid just doesn't take a great picture and the Photoshop process was very dependent upon the skill of the person manipulating the image. The biggest problem was that the territories were sliced up by Richard and his partner Michael so small that none of the licensee's would ever succeed. This was just pure greed. They wanted to carve the United States up into LOTS of tiny areas and sell these based on the number of dentists in a particular area.

The lawsuit went on for years and was eventually settled because the group of licensees just couldn't afford the legal costs to continue the battle.

I haven't seen Richard for 20 years but I know the man. He's a good guy but he likes a certain lifestyle which requires a lot of money. Richard also likes to play at being a lot bigger player than he actually is. When I knew him he liked to give folks the impression that he was an extremely savvy and successful businessman. Someone who does multimillion dollar deals everyday. This was very far from the truth. Kind of an "I don't need your money" strategy (even though he was desperate for it). He wanted you to feel like he was doing you a favor by even considering your offer. I remember having conversations where payroll couldn't even be met for the staff. When I left his last company, I as well as everyone else was owed several months back pay.

Richard always seemed to have a mindset to me of caveat emptor, let the buyer beware. He believes in what he sells, even if the vast majority of people utilizing what he's selling are not able to be successful with his product, that isn't his problem. He just continues to sell it anyway. He may cherry pick a few success stories here and there but doesn't seem to be concerned about the 99% that aren't successful.

I'd steer clear. Sorry Richard.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Craig Loughridge answered:
Now that you have the agent information, is there some other specific question you have about that property? I would be glad to get answers to whatever questions you have.
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