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Agent2Agent in Richmond : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 18, 2015
Bridget Hodgson answered:
Hi Cindy,
It is completely overwhelming - I remember that feeling! There are so many options, and really it has more to do with your schedule, and your learning style and preferences. Most of the agents I know took their original classes through Moseley Flint, or online. I opted for the Long & Foster classes simply because at the time the evening schedule worked best for my family , I could spread it out over a couple of months vs. condensed into a couple of weeks full time.
The most important thing for you will be finding great resources after you get your license. Take your time and look around. Especially now, with the fast pace - make sure that you find a supportive broker that will help you as you learn. If it is any consolation ...I have been at this for about 7 years and I am learning new things all of the time. Flexibility, and a willingness to learn go a long way. Good Luck! I look forward to seeing your name in the other side of a transaction sometime soon!
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Bridget Hodgson
Long & Foster, Grove Avenue
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Fri Feb 6, 2015
Jamie Younger answered:
Try your local real estate board or sending an email blast to various real estate offices.
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Fri Aug 12, 2011
John Souerbry answered:
I agree with Scott, better to have a full inspection first, as long as the seller is willing to fix what is found to be broken.
Must be careful with ordering appraisals, as they can become mandatory disclosure items. In California, if an appraisal contains merely comps and a price opinion given by the appraiser, the appraisal does not have to be disclosed to potential buyers. If the document contains just one mention of a material and disclosable flaw in the property, then the full appraisal must be shared with any potential buyer who asks for it. When first told of this by an appraiser, I thought it was cow manure. But I called our state REALTOR(R) assocation legal hotline and they confirmed it. Now I request price opinions from other brokers to support my estimate before I consider calling in an appraiser.

John A. Souerbry & Associates
Silicon Valley, East Bay, south Napa Valley
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
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