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Agent2Agent in Staten Island : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Dawn Noak answered:
Yes. I have had a short sale with Chase and have received an extension. Keep in mind that when you are doing a short sale it is the investor that has to approve the extension, not the bank that it servicing the loan.

I have had the servicer tell me no as soon as I asked without even going to the investor. I knew that the investor was Fannie so I went directly to the investor through HomePath and filed the request. Please note, in order to do this you will need to complete their third party authorization. Within a few days I received an email Fannie alerting me that the extension was approved and that they sent the info to the servicer.

More than likely you will receive the extension. I would not seat over it.

Best of luck to you.

Dawn Noak
Gladstone Group
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Sat May 18, 2013
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Other than assisting Borrowers in foreclosure, the most rewarding experience has been exceeding my Clients expectations.
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Fri May 17, 2013
Deborah Bracco answered:
I like gas because you can never really tell how hot the range is from electric.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Nicole, the benefits are many here in Staten Island. The SIMLS which is a computerized network of more than 240 cooperating real estate offices in greater Staten Island. Within this service, real estate brokers and their sales agents share listings and sales information and work together to serve the buying and selling public. Its purpose is to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property. All members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. ... more
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Deborah Bracco answered:
I'm looking forward to a change. However, I've already had a broker/agent ask if they could put in the show request thru me instead of the call center......
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Sat Sep 17, 2011
Joseph Runfola answered:
Today I requested an appointment through CSS to show another agents property. This evening I received a call from CSS - the operator stated she was calling on my behalf to request an appointment from me for the other agents property. It it any wonder why I have not received a confirmation yet. The operator is in dire need of training. ... more
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Interesting question! I just had an appraisal come back badly because the appraiser didn't know the difference between a bi-level (or as you call it a 'hi-ranch', I had never heard it called that before), and a raised ranch. The home in question is a lake front home. A great many lake fronts here are raised ranches to take advantage of the view. The appraiser only counted the upper floor, where the living room, dining room, etc, were located, as square footage, essentially reducing it by half. In fact, at least here in New Jersey, both floors of a raised ranch should be counted as square footage because there is no 'basement' only the first level, which, in this case, consisted of family room, den, laundry room, 4th bedroom and a half bath.

This much I know a raised ranch has the main living area on the second floor, typically consisting of living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, and smaller bedrooms; and additional living space, family room, office, etc, on the first floor. They are often seen at the water's edge, or in extremely rocky areas where digging a basement is not practical. Bi-levels, on the other hand, have two half staircases at the entrance, one that goes up to the living area, and one that goes down to the 'basement' area.
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Tue Apr 12, 2011
John Martelotti answered:
Welcome to the wild world of real estate! I would point out that you would like to sign on with a broker who has time to mentor you, and show you the ropes.
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Thu Mar 31, 2011
Ralph Windschuh answered:
Perception is reality so dress for success! Learn your scripts! Prospect expired listings! Prospect for sale by owners! Prospect your sphere of influence - family, neighbors, friends and co-workers. Set of goal of speaking to a certain amount of strangers per day - doesn't matter whether they're buyers or sellers. The more you tell your story to people the more money you'll make. Become an expert in your area - preview all the houses on the market. Simple business - pay attention to what people want, give it to them and they'll throw money at you! Yahoo! Good luck! ... more
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
John Harris answered:
Thank you Arlene, just as bad as good old New Jersey.
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Only 3% of buyers start searching for homes in print publications according to NAR., Newspapers' circulations are dropping, Newspapers need your dollars more than you need their readers. ... more
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Sat Apr 24, 2010
answered: is not the prettiest but relatively cheap and extremely user friendly
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Tom McLaughlin,
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Atholberg answered:
You can check by address at It also gives eligibility information for approved condos which HUD doesn't :)
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Fri Dec 18, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
Here is an example of why it is important to verify credentials; Visit the NYSAR site and see 359 DOS 09 unlicensed agent, misleading investigators.
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Richard Pridemore answered:
I hate to quibble with Bill's answer but it is incorrect. As the homeowner, you are not obligated to send anything to the lender, and they cannot "accept" an offer since they do not own the home. Only the seller can accept an offer. The lender must "approve" the sale, but they have no legal standing to be a party to the purchase agreement or accept an offer. ... more
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Fri Oct 23, 2009
Annette Lawrence answered:
I have been in real estate for over 20 years having started in the commerical environment. I have never made a cold call to a prospect since entering residential eight years ago. The only calls I make are in direct response to a request for contact.

Be aware, my business is specificly engineered for this outcome. The Craig Proctor program is not solely responsible for the success of my enterprise. However, the insight provided by his program provided the key messages, emotional recognition and appeals for the specific markets I identified.

Craig Proctor, vocation vectors, macro localization, multi-messaging, secondary and tertiary income options, and i & w bots all play key roles feeding my funnel with self selecting buyers and sellers. But it all stated with CP and continues to carry my program forward even though I am NOT a current subscriber. If you are in need of a jump start CP suggestions are effective and incredibly inexpensive to implement.

Be aware, the results reported by CP and the testimonials may be a bit overstated. If you know your market place you can easily scale results accordingly. In todays environment in Florida it becomes crucial to analyze the community mobility factor and tailor the appeal and message accordingly. In closing, understand how (not where) your consumer is finding the information the value then put the CP principles in that environment.
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Real Estate SINY answered:
I've been using property shark for a little over 2 years now. I like it for the most part. The one item that is missing for me is the Mortgage history. Other then that I think it's very imformative. What do you think? ... more
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
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