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Agent2Agent in Pensacola : Real Estate Advice

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Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Mon Nov 17, 2014
Connie Mitchell answered:
From one island to another......... some general questions can be answered with a general response. Piling on those fancy Trulia "points" requires culling through the herd to locate those questions you can provide and intelligent informative answer to......... like this one! :) ... more
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Randy Paun, Real Estate Pro in Pensacola, FL
Thu Sep 5, 2013
Randy Paun answered:
I would be happy to help you with this HUD property. I was in it today and it is in very nice condition. Call me.

Randy Paun
Exit Realty NFI
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Suz A, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Suz A answered:
Hello again, Amanda.

Leonard's suggestion to do a "walk through" is great advice. You should do two.

My comments come under the category of good security as well as good salesmanship. Always have visitors sign in. This might be a little awkward. However, a "please sign my book" is usually sufficient. (You'll get nonsense phone numbers and email addresses, but ask anyway).

Review any security suggestions and guidelines the company might have and, of course, arrange to have some back up. When I was a community manager, we had a "panic button." There were other company people on the site until I left for the day. These days, I have my husband (a big man) conduct open houses for me. I usually visit at some point.

You need to clear the house when you arrive and before you go. Have the basement door closed at all times. If anyone wants to tour the basement, have them schedule an appointment to see the house at a later time (if they don't appear to be serious or you feel uncomfortable in any way - do not give permission).

An open house can be made a fun thing, too. I know agents offer cookies or other food items. I don't do this for a simple reason. I've heard too many heartbreaking stories about allergic reactions. Please, bottled water or nothing.

You will do great. There are a lot of good tips here.
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Pamela Bicke…, Real Estate Pro in Indian Shores, FL
Fri Feb 19, 2010
Pamela Bickett answered:
BOA Short Sale Support Team

Was given at a Realtor event by a senior exec from BOA.

Good luck!


Loss Mititgation can be reached at 800-669-6650 FYI

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Deb Bankes,  in 32583
Tue Mar 10, 2009
Deb Bankes answered:
Hi Sandy!

I suppose I'd have to get licensed, eh? I was a Realtor years ago in Iowa. You talk about work! Iowa does not have Title Companies! So, as a Realtor, I had to do all of the "Title" work/research, recordings, etc. I really feel for those agents up there! Title Companies make life soooo much easier! I have thought about getting Licensed in Florida - but, still thinking! You really have 100 leads a week? YIKES! Is that locals or folks from all over?

If I listed my townhouse with you - you'll stick to your word about buying it in 6 months if it is not sold?

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Katherine Da…, Real Estate Pro in Atlantic Beach, FL
Fri Sep 5, 2008
Katherine Davidson answered:
i've been in the biz for 5 years. when i started i began mailing to all my friends, family and every vendor i ever did business with (dentist, dry cleaner, etc.) no matter where they live. guess what? 5 years later, i'm still mailing to them and i've sold literally millions of dollar worth of homes to friends and referrals from family and friends. by now, all my peeps, when they hear of someone coming to ne fla they say, hey call katherine, she's a realtor. so, tell your people now what you are doing, and remind them every month with a card, an email, a call. it will bear fruit. it's also a great way to stay in touch with people that you usually wouldn't have time to keep up with. your peeps trust you and will be enthusiastic about referring their friends to you. have fun with it. good luck. ... more
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Kathy Justice,  in Pensacola, FL
Fri May 23, 2008
Kathy Justice answered:
INDIGO is our "Hot" Property in Perdido Key (we are selling more condos at INDIGO than anywhere else on Perdido Key). INDIGO's highlights are: private elevator entry foyer into your residence, high quality finishes (travertine, granite in all baths/kitchen, smooth ceilings, tile shower detail is overlooked here). The amenities are GREAT! 6,000 sf gulf front pool, two fitness centers, theater, steam/sauna, tennis, social rooms...the list goes on. We are finding bottom in INDIGO more than any other complex in Perdido. 2BR's are selling in the high $400's, 3BR's in the mid $600's and 4BR's are now mostly above $800K. Only one short sale has been closed to date at INDIGO although several are being 'negotiated' (but likely may not close). There are several in foreclosure, but not many. Hope this helps!
Kathy Justice -- #1 SALES AGENT IN PERDIDO KEY 2007
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