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Tue Aug 29, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
As a newer agent you really shouldn't worry about which brokerage has the highest average number of closings as agents are independent contractors and their success isn't going to be yours. Go interview a few brokerages and see which is a good fit for you. Most major brokerages ( Coldwell Banker, KW, c21, etc.) have training programs in place. Keep in mind that each office is usually independently owned and operated so each branch may be different.

Also, like most agents I'm biased towards my brokerage. As a newer agent I hope you have reserves saved up as it is often a while till your first closing. I chose Ziprealty as there is no monthly fee's, training was provided and they provide leads. Ziprealty has since been bought out by Realogy so technically I'm now a Coldwell Banker agent powered by Zip. So now I have the Coldwell Banker brand and marketing behind me and training from both cb and ziprealty and no monthly fees. Feel free to send me a message for more info.
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Fri Mar 3, 2017
Blackmercedescla45amg answered:
Racist people here......We already experience it....beautiful area racist elders at the same time...
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I sent an email to you about this concern.


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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Trulia and Zillow aren't brokerages and therefore are not connected to our mls. Which means they get their listing from public records, 3rd party sources and agent/owner input. Because of this they often aren't up to date and that accurate, hence why the commercials brag about how accurate they are since they are connected to the mls. ... more
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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Nice home!

Our MLS doesn't syndicate to Trulia/Zillow. You are going to want to have a conversation with your agent about getting it posted as she would have to post it manually or use a 3rd party service to get it posted here. If she doesn't know how she can ask her broker or office admin about posting to Trulia. You'll also want to ask her about Zillow as it's not showing up there either. ... more
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Mon Jun 13, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Have your agent place it on Trulia. It is not automatic unless he agent signs up for an auto feed.
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Mon May 16, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Unless you find a real bargain, I suggest you rent. It's going to be difficult to recoup your costs in 3 years.

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Wed May 4, 2016
Mat asked:
The number provided is for the listing agent, TJ. Please adjust the price and indicate the listing
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
1 thing to keep in mind is that the house is not being advertised anymore after the listing date expires. We all hope the pending sale will follow through and close but the agent is missing out on his name out there for new buyers and the seller is missing out if the current buyer cancels because nobody looking will see it listed. We all know how Murphys Law works, right? ... more
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Appraisers are just people giving their opinion of value. 3 different appraisers can give 3 different values. Hopefully all are in the same ballpark. The appraisers are a 3rd party to the lenders so their isn't any conflict of interest. Although I wish we could lock up a couple appraisers and throw away the keys for their lousy appraisals, they are not bound by any accurate appraisal laws. They are hired by the lenders to make sure the value of the home works with the loan you are receiving. The lenders have to protect themselves in case you don't make your payments. Appraisals might not always come in at what we want them to but the lender is the one loaning their money so we have to play by their rules. The Zestimate is not an accurate appraisal system to rely on either. It's good for general prices found in the area you are looking. ... more
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Neither are accurate across the board. They have computer programs that put numbers together. Prices get updated after homes are sold. If the home is in a community where there are a lot of the same models and many have sold, then the prices can be pretty close to market value. In my area there are homes worth $300K to over 1 million and the numbers can be all over the place. But you can always see the general value of the area with a quick look. You really have to find a realtor or 2 to give you actual sold and active comps that are in the market today to have the true value. ... more
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Sun Jan 25, 2015
Gary Meek answered:
Did anyone ever get back to you on this? I have an investor who will purchase the home you want now and lease it to you until you are able to purchase with a loan. Let me know if you are interested in hearing more. ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Matthew Albert answered:
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If I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me for details as we are NOT allowed to share guidelines of the program in online forums.

Matt Albert
Physician Loan Specialist
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Wed Aug 27, 2014
Holly Follows answered:
Hi KD, i would get a lender referral from your agent. He or she should have a loan consultant that they've worked with in the past that would also be a good fit for you and your personal financial situation. I recommend, you and your agent sitting down together with the loan consultant they refer you to so you start your new home search with your own personal real estate team behind you. ... more
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Rasem Allan answered:
Especially first time home buyer encourahed highly to hire an agent.
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Rasem Allan answered:
Realtor should be able to pull tax record for any house through MLS.
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Joseph Tsomik answered:
"Short sales and foreclosure have virtually the same affect on credit reports. The severity of its effect on scores depends on the borrower's credit before the short sale. A borrower with excellent credit -- 780 and above -- will suffer a greater hit to his credit score, approximately 160 points, says FICO. A borrower with lower credit, such as 680, would only lose about 100 points under similar circumstances. FICO also estimates a longer recovery period for a borrower who started with excellent credit -- seven years compared to only three years for lower scores."
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