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Melissa Schw…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Thu Sep 1, 2011
Melissa Schwartz answered:
You can do the search yourself in the MLS for manufactured or mobile homes that ARE affixed to property. with the current market conditions, it is possible you will find some that are affixed already. DO read the tax reports to verify the property is affixed, do not take it on the word of the listing agent(-: in those cases, you can do your regular representation. IF you go that route, I would recommend you contact your Broker to get help from your own company to make sure you do not go out of your area of expertise. As someone else mentioned, most buyers require cash to purchase manufactured or mobile homes as it is very difficulty to obtain loans on them today. i will be listing a great manufactured home (1984 double wide) on a 7000+ lot, in a senior community in Mesa later this year. ... more
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Tom and Joan…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Mon Aug 22, 2011
Tom and Joanne Team answered:
Charles:

I would want to know why they are selling? Is it just because the value has gone down? Frankly, the value of the home only matters when you are selling. I have lots of clients that rode out bad times and sold their homes for profits down the road. Now, if your clients have a financial burden that is preventing them from paying their mortgage that is a different story, but I would be very careful on what you are advising. Best ... more
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Phil Sexton, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Tue Aug 9, 2011
Phil Sexton asked:
I'm looking for the main reasons agents like working with Realty ONE Group. Since John Hall & Associates was recently acquired, (http://youtu.be/9EsCqR9n4Y4) agents are curious…
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Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in South Jordan, UT
Sun Jul 10, 2011
Shane Milne answered:
Sounds like something that could be done with commercial financing. I work with an outstanding gentleman who is an expert with SBA & commercial financing for assisted living and would be personally handling a situation such as your clients. I'll shoot you an email. ... more
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John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, CA
Wed Jul 6, 2011
John Souerbry answered:
If I may go against the general flow of the answers received thus far: HELL NO. Don't touch anything. Period. Ever. Agent - it is not YOUR walk-though, it is the BUYER'S walk-through. I'm not talking about legal issues or potential responsibility if you break a light switch.
I'm talking about...
The BUYER needs to confirm for themselves that they've made the right decision to purchase the property. This is a mental and emotional transition supported by the BUYER'S personal knowledge of the property. Agent - let the BUYER conduct their own inspection. You should be there to lend support and answer questions, but it's the BUYER's inspection. During the inspection process, the BUYER begins to bond with the physical aspects of the home, learning how all the buttons and switches work and where the furnace filters are. Just as most people learn better by doing than they learn by watching, it's better to let the BUYER learn how everything works by letting the BUYER touch, try, and inspect everything. As the BUYER finishes the inspection, they become empowered as homeowners. They gain confidence in their purchase and in their ability ot operate and maintain the systems within the home. And maybe - it could happen - they also gain an appreciation for the skilled agent who presented this wonderful opportunity to them, an opportunity that they verified FOR THEMSELVES is the right one for them.
I yield the soap box...
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Carlos Ramir…, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Tue Jul 5, 2011
Carlos Ramirez answered:
It will depend on several factors, and most importantly the deal your broker has with the E&O company and with you. Talk to your broker regarding this.
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Roberta Kayne,  in Dublin, OH
Wed Jun 22, 2011
Roberta Kayne answered:
Hi Everyone, thanks for your answers. I have sold lots of REOs, HUDs, etc. to buyers, but really I am looking to list REOs and I read somewhere that to do that you have to do BPOs. Now, it looks like I'm getting contradictory information. But I don't want to do BPOs if they are not going to lead to getting me listings and they look to be a lot of work for little money. Appreciate all of your input!
Roberta Kayne
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Mott Marvin…, Real Estate Pro in Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Thu Apr 7, 2011
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
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Jason Rush, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Wed Mar 30, 2011
Jason Rush answered:
Sandy, I would agree with most all of the feedback you have received. The Pro is the the majority of the rent is received on the 1st like clock work, there is a
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Roseanne Fin…, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Mon Mar 14, 2011
Roseanne Finocchiaro answered:
No I havent seen this trend at all. I agree with the Urban Team answer.
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Jo Soss,  in Bremerton, WA
Mon Mar 14, 2011
Jo Soss answered:
Wow - I can't believe how rude some of the comments have been. I think it is amazing that you have taken some of the "constructive" ones and implemented them. The only thing that I see on the first page is the large photo is probably too large. Try to get more of your "call to actions" above the fold.

I wish there was a "thumbs down" - I would love to use it on a couple comments!
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Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Sun Mar 13, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
I am assuming you are your own broker than agent who works for a broker? Contact your local broad or State for recommendations OR other brokers in your area

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Florida Citi…, Both Buyer and Seller in Tampa, FL
Mon Nov 22, 2010
Florida Citizen answered:
Ron, that is the million dollar question asked by nearly all of the real estate agents I work with. Well, actually, it is THE question presented by every business owner today. Where can I find buyers???

To often the impluse to offer advise is irresistble. What would work best for you is dependant on what you have to work with, what you are willing to do, budget and available time.

It is easy to understand if you possessed a database to 10,000 citizens, your options are considerably different that the new agnet who lacks a database system and has no contacts who do not share DNA.

There are lots of effective options, but look towards your own resources before to choose to re-invent the wheel.
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Jason Whaley, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Mon Oct 25, 2010
Jason Whaley answered:
In some states you need to give out an agency relationships form upon "First Substantiave Contact" which is law. In AZ, I print out a contract and bring it along the first time I show houses. I tell them the first trip is free, but if they want to see homes after that, they will be obligated to sign it before we look. I tell them they wouldn't like to work for free, and neither do I. I have a beautiful wife and three beautiful kids at home to feed, and they always sign it the second time, if not the first time when I show it to them. It will only take one or two times of looking at a bunch of homes before agent's decide to tighten up in this area. ... more
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Loren Hoboy, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Tue Sep 28, 2010
Loren Hoboy answered:
Florida Citizen
While this is an Agetn2 Agent Q&A. You made a comment I could not let stand.

"If there is a unoccupied 250 pound osprey nest in a dead tree four houses away, do I need to educate the buyer that if a bald eagle moves into the nest at any future time you will be prevented from making any constructural changes to your property until they leave? "

The answers is YES. As an agent we need to disclose this issue as a possible problem. It can be material to a buyer. In WA state I have seen an eagle's nest be a major factor in the use, construction practices and value of undeveloped land for this exact reason.
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Dagmar Mouri…,  in Chandler, AZ
Thu Sep 23, 2010
Dagmar Mouritsen answered:
Stephanie, I don't think you have any realistic chance getting an offer accepted by a lender with this contingency.
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Loren Hoboy, Real Estate Pro in Phoenix, AZ
Sat Sep 18, 2010
Loren Hoboy answered:
I am going to suggest a different forum (blog) to get good current information from active short sale sellers.
This site has a sub-blog devoted to Bank of America short sales problems and solutions.
Sign up for this blog http://shortsalesuperstars.com
I have found it quite informative.

Loren
www.arizona-dream-homes.com
Ready Real Estate
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Celia Butler, Real Estate Pro in Gilbert, AZ
Sat Sep 18, 2010
Celia Butler answered:
Hi Bren,
I personally have discontinued all mailings.

Title companies will greatly assist so that you don't get too hard for the expense - have you done that?

It was so time consuming and with such little return - that was my experience. I have found the new wave of social networking to be so so much effective. I partner with my realtor agents and brainstorm ... I found the most awesome service that helps me work while they do the whole html / php (codes for websites) & SEO (search engine optimization) at a reasonable cost and so much better. Love it and it is working so well.
Sincerely,
Celia
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Celia Butler, Real Estate Pro in Gilbert, AZ
Sat Sep 18, 2010
Celia Butler answered:
Home Savings of America - Check it out - really good customer service ... etc...
Sincerely,
Celia
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Eric Gibbs Sr, Real Estate Pro in Marana, AZ
Wed Jun 23, 2010
Eric Gibbs Sr answered:
I must tell you that I read every comment here and pretty much everyone s saying the same thing. I was thinking about myself and how I would of handled it. Honestly after the 3rd offer and then retracted it I would of had a serious conversation with the client. If after that conversation she had did the same thing I would have told her politely that she needs a new agent. My time and effort is worth something to me. It's a learning experience and I don't think taking her to court is the route to travel.
Good Luck.
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