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Wed Jun 28, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Kaity,
You can interview several of them, see what type of training they offer, see if you can join a team where you can learn the process, see if you like a particular location, if you prefer a small or large company, and many other factors.

Kind regards,
Arpad
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Casey,

Interview a couple of offices, and join a good team if you can.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
As Bill pointed out, their is a difference between the appraising business and real estate sales.
The nature of your question, and your phrasing "expereinced real estate professional' suggests to me you may not be aware of what real estate sales is REALLY about.
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Again, as Bill suggested, a mentor will serve you well.
Your mentor should be working with a broker with a 'average AGENT annual transaction count' 3 times that of the national average with is 8. If the majority of agents are not doing a good transaction volume, the training, support and systems ARE NOT WORKING.
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If you are a true numbers guy, you know not to chase vapors.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727.420.4041
http://FirstLookHomes.com
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Unfortunately it is very common and definitely may not be in the Buyers best interest. Be sure your Buyers understand the ramifications of what they are signing.
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
I would suggest you find a fimr that offers a lot of training and support for new agents.

I have been with Prudential for several years, although I started with a Century 21 office.


As a brand new agent I liked C21 because they really were hands on, but the commission split was not too good.

As an experienced agent I like Prudential, they offer good continuing education, and support.

Much Success to you!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Mon Sep 27, 2010
Vincent Villafranca,REALTOR answered:
As long as you submitted it before the contingency time period ended you should be fine but definitely double check and make a few calls to the REO company. They want to sell the home as well. This has happened to me several times as well.

Vincent Villafranca
Prudential CA Realty
619 972 8798
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Sun Sep 19, 2010
Trevolyn Haines answered:
Hello Amla,

The banks are most often slow to answer on repair requests.

Since the Buyer has put in a RR(Repair Request) that should take care of any 'passive' agreement clauses (as in no action from the Buyer) in the banks addendum but I would include an ETA (Extension of Time Addendum) just to be on the safe side.

In CA the Seller doesn't even have to acknowledge the RR but since they want to sell they probably will. What were the items that your client requested repaired, how good is their offer and were there multiple offers when theirs was accepted? The answers will effect the banks response.

Some things to think about:
How long does your Buyer have to wait? I had one RR take over a month for a response and that isn't unusual.
How important are the repairs to your Buyer? Would they still purchase the home if the bank said 'No'?
And most importantly, are the items requested 'Lender Required Repairs'? Most of the selling banks will only do the 'Lender Required Repairs' and many of the lending banks are starting to ask for a copy of the Home Inspection so that may help you out.

Best of luck,
Trevolyn
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Mon Mar 31, 2008
J.D. "Dan" & Carol Weisenburger answered:
Hi Patrizia

I use all of the online resouces to advertise a lease and since I carry a 1/2 page ad in a magazine every month I will use a lease in there if space permits.

JD â€Dan” Weisenburger, GRI
Broker-Associate REALTOR®
Vanguard Realty, Inc. GMAC Real Estate
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