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Agent2Agent in Raleigh : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Check if your MLS has a box you can check to include it in a direct feed to Trulia. If not you have to sign up for a service that takes your listings and posts for you. Trulia does not allow the manually input of listings any longer from agents ... more
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Wed May 3, 2017
mitchell ricks asked:
place of my Own. Last Year I fell on hard times ended up Being Evicted from my Apartment, Due to Increase rent. Later I had my car repossessed, All Due from The IRS, garnishing my wages…
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Fri Dec 18, 2015
Anna Rohde Yuan Chinese answered:
I'm the president of Helen Adams International Realty. I have grown up in China and has lived over a decade in several countries across Europe including the UK, Germany, and Switzerland. I speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese and German. If you are thinking about selling your Charlotte property and would like to put your property on our international market which will help you sell to more prospective buyers around the world. Give me a call, I will help you to sell! I would love to share my international marketing plan that combines new technology and great networks! If you’re looking to buy a house in Great Charlotte, either for living or investing, please contact me so we can talk about finding the best home and neighborhood for YOU! Come to our Helen Adams Realty Real Estate office in the Ballantyne of Charlotte. Let me help you to buy or sell your property right and fast. I promise you will have an AWESOME real estate experience with us! I look forward to hearing from you!

Anna Rohde Yuan
President, Helen Adams International Realty
15235-J John J. Delaney Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Mon Feb 2, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Question to North Carolina REALTORs, is the stated scenario, presented by Jamewarr possible?
An MLS member broker can have NON-MLS agents working under the brokers banner?
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Anthony Nitz answered:
Just go to and they will give you whatever the current promotion is. They are a verified TP reseller and have the absolute best promos available. I send all my agents there. ... more
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Sunita Singh answered:
As an agent, I like to help my buyers make an informed decision by directing them to the Wake County Public School System. So if you go to and search the school directory by School City (Raleigh) or Schools by Level (Elementary (K-5) | Middle (6-8) | High (9-12) | Special/Optional | Magnet | Partnership Elementary | Early Colleges | Leadership Academies) you can then click on the schools, click on test results and see if you’re happy with the report card for that school. Also, compare and contrast the programs they have and see what’s better for you. What’s good for one person may not meet your needs so judge for yourself. ... more
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Wed Sep 21, 2011
Jean (Zhihong) Fletcher answered:
Hi Erin,

Would you be able to give a little more info about your investment property? What is the price point and where is the house located? I am an investor myself and also work with many investors around the country. Love to know a little more about the house.

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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Nathan Wolf answered:
Try taking the classes. There is a reason they do not recognize certain states for reciprocity because the laws are very different and you need to know the laws in North Carolina. You can apply for a license based on experience in some states. I did this in New York and wound up being able to simply take the test. ... more
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Marion Thacker answered:
I have gotten several leads but nothing really closed as of yet. I am remaining hopeful thought! Hope you are going to do well!
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Thu May 28, 2009
Tim Burrell answered:
Most agents put Short Sales in the Agent Only remarks, so that is the best place to search. It is a material fact that has to be disclosed according to the NC Real Estate Commission, see for more information on that. ... more
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Mon Mar 16, 2009
Tobias Kaiser, Cips answered:
Many thanks to my kind colleagues; I appreciate that you took the time to respond and help me. I will gladly take you up on your contact offer prior to our trip - and I'd be happy if I can reciprocate some day with SE Florida information.


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Tue Feb 10, 2009
Leigh Bennett answered:
Our market is picking up, esp in the last two weeks and luckily we have not suffered as much as a lot of areas in the country. Regarding DOM there are stats we can provide but they really vary depending on the price point of the homes. As to your question about features, the majority of people are looking for downstairs living, especially those over 40. Each pool of buyers from different age groups have different wants. As another agent has commented, Fonville Morisey with whom I also work, has the areas largest market share and enjoy a great reputation in the area.

If your brother is planning to wait for more equity this too may all depend on his goals. Is he planning to remain in the area? If so, the amount of standing inventory of new homes is at a point where he may gain his equity more so from the instant equity he would gain on the buy side. Builders have reduced prices to free up capitol for new startups. That coupled with the great rates is where he may see the most gain. If he is planning on leaving the area, then that would depend alot on the property he has now, ie: location, price point, and condition.

I'm more than happy to speak to you and narrow down the advise with more information so feel free to contact me.
Leigh Bennett
Fonville Morisey Realty
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Thu Jan 15, 2009
Barrett Powell answered:
First, good luck with your book. I look forward to reading it one day.

We all agree the market is changing. What we don't all agree on or even know is how much. I wrote a short blog here on Trulia about some of that change. You can find it in the link below. Here are my three biggest fears:

1) As a franchisee of a major brand, my biggest fear is whether or not the brand I have chosen will be able to evolve with the new market change, or if the business model will be viable. My initial response says it will and that all major brands will come out stronger, but perhaps with slightly different business models to adapt to the new market. I have also taken precautions myself to brand my company's "Southern Advantage" name and even logo it. I have even gone as far as to develop a business plan, based on what I feel the new real-estate model may look like in the future.

2) My second greatest fear is that I will be judged by those around me. It is inevitable that every industry has members who may not be as concerned as the rest of us about our profession, how they practice it, or how it gets viewed by the public. I think for the most part, Realtors are conscientious about providing the highest level of service and doing the best job. Unfortunately when the economy began to downsize, many people immediately jumped in to the real-estate market to become an agent. Like I said, most I think were sincere and had a good foundation to become good agents. But some just did not have the foundation required for this industry. You just cannot go to a real-estate school and come out with all the tools you need to be successful. But a good foundation to begin with in sales, marketing, and customer service is an absolute must in my opinion. So I like many of you, would prefer to be judged by my actions and my level of service. But we all know this is not the real world and we will all be judged to some point by our collective membership.

3) Third and finally, I am concerned about what our industry may morph into. Here I am referring to the ever present threat of major financial institutions or worse, major retail brands, getting into the industry and further eroding the level of confidence our market shares with the public and eventually commoditizing our service. I don't fear the overall take-over of our industry by these "outside" entities, just the confusion and static they can create for those real professionals trying to do a good job, for a market that is need of such services.

Now, all that said, like the previous poster, I am actually very excited about what the future holds. I think our industry like any other needs a shake up from time to time to shake out the uncommitted and make the professionals polish up their shoes and hit the pavement for new business.

Good luck again with the book.

Barrett Powell
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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