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Agent2Agent in San Francisco : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Kevin Madorin answered:
Best training in the industry I think is Keller Williams Realty. We have a huge name, use the newest technologies, and set agents up for success. Plus, the profit sharing opportunities are endless. Check out Keller Williams for sure. Interview at other brokerages to compare their offerings. In the end, pick the company that is a good fit for you. ... more
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
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Fri May 31, 2013
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Trulia, Zillow, Facebook Business Page and Linked In are my top sites--I've listed them in order of importance in terms of the business they drive to me.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Scott Miller answered:
Hi Oggi. I don't think it's a good idea at all on their part. Actually, very uncool for company with a younger staff. They should be setting an example for better behavior instead of trying to generate staged traffic for their site.

What's the difference, though....they're all in it only for the money, the payout on Wall Street, really nothing more.

Scott Miller
Realty Associates
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Wed May 29, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
Give me a call. I'm a RE Broker based in San Diego. I've been wanting to open an office in SF but haven't found an incentive strong enough to sink my teeth into. I would like to know more about your online platform. You can contact me at 760 815-6977 or

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Tue May 14, 2013
Lance King answered:

While I have yet to see anyone be very successful taking this approach. That said, if your plan is to transition into the business full time and you have the skillset to succeed with training, I would be happy to discuss possibilities with you.

Best Regards,

Lance R. King
Founder-Managing Broker

King Realty Group
Cell: 415.722.5549
License # 01384425
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Mon May 13, 2013
Robert Chomentowski answered:
One thing people often overlook in the rent vs. buy equation is loan amortization. Often people will compare what their PITI minus tax deduction is vs. rent. But with rates this low loan amortization is HUGE. A $500k loan at 3.5% over 5 years, $51,514 of the loan principle is paid down via loan amortization on a 30 year fixed. When you rent, a 5 years you have ZERO paying down of principle. So that $50k needs to go into the rent vs. buy equation. ... more
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
aaronwing answered:
if you need an appraisal for tax purposes as of the date of death of your Father, I would be happy to provide you one. I have over 8 years experience as a licensed appraiser in San Francisco. Thank you! Aaron Wing, Horizon Appraisals 415-902-0629 ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
pamregister answered:
If you sell timber off your land for $5000K will you get a 1099 & have to pay taxes?
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Jed Lane answered:
Who's doing what you want to do? Get close to them and see how they do it then go find your own money source and get going.
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Amie Chilson answered:
Welcome to the business! You will never be bored; that is one of the many things I love about Real Estate.

Wow I could write a book here answering your question. Better yet, you are welcome to call me and I can share some fabulous ideas/wisdom with you on the phone or over a cup of coffee.

"Serve Others and Watch it Come Back"
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Mon Dec 24, 2012
Helen Yuen answered:


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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Bob Costello answered:
Probably want to stay away from Keller Williams. It's all about their multi-level marketing program.
Recruit, recruit-recruit.
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Akil Walker answered:
Hi John,

I was just looking at a video training of the importance of having a video introduction. it is a good idea, but one of have to act on.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
First and foremost I'd like to know they are realistic in their expectations. If they are looking to buy a home I want to make sure they are qualified to buy a home in the price range they are looking at and that they will take into account how the home is priced and what the market comps show in terms of where it will sell. If they looking to sell a house, what is their motivation for doing so and will they price it to the market rather than what they "need" out it. ... more
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Thu May 24, 2012
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Siri is my go to app for everything...and thankfully, she usually has the answer I need.
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Stuart answered:
Per the DRE as on Jan 2012 there are 4120 agents in SF. Out of this number 81% only had one transaction in 2011
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Wed Feb 8, 2012
John Souerbry answered:
Allan, pocket listings are not illegal in California. About 25% of the homes that close escrow where I have my Silicon Valley home are sold through pocket listings, although many still make it on to the MLS on closing day for informational purposes as a courtesy to the broker community. ... more
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Sun Feb 5, 2012
Marla McWilliams-Lopez answered:
It is common, and the cost of doing business.

My licensed real estate assistant is forced to pay dues & MLS fees! I feel your pain!
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Wed Feb 1, 2012
Bill Hays answered:
"Compensation and responsibilities are a bit sketchy.." THERE IS YOUR RED FLAG. I have had similar types of offers and had to walk from them.

You asked a couple of months ago....what did you decide? ... more
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