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Fri Oct 7, 2016
Virginia Alley asked:
I am a real estate agent with First Team Real Estate.
phone 951.699.4783
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Thu May 14, 2015
christine kankowski answered:
I believe I used Allied. ONline course . I also bought a pretty inexpensive 1000 question quiz that I could take on line to prepare me for the test. I passed on first try. Best of luck to you!! ... more
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Does "flat" mean "low"? If so, you won't get many takers. If "Flat" means "High" likely need more advertising!
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Thu Oct 23, 2014
loril2006 answered:
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Stephanie Leon answered:
As a Broker the most important thing you should ask is What is in it for you... The real truth of the matter is as a Realtor you are your own boss and in control of your own business.

With that said you should be looking for a broker that will help guide, train, mentor and show you the ropes. Like Bill said many agents give up within the first 5 years because of lack of training.

When I was a "Newbie" man I thought I was thrown to the wolves.. I didn't have much support even though I was told I would.. But I was determined to succeed I looked towards my local board for classes and I took it upon myself to learn and grow.. Today I am a Broker and owner of my own firm.

You are in control of your own success and knowing what is in it for you is a key element. Make sure when you interview you leave knowing what plan the broker has for "newbie agents" to help get them on their feet and on the path to success.

As a new agent you will have tons of questions make sure you will have the support from you broker of choice to give you the answers.

Good luck.
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Sat Jun 14, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
sounds like you are looking for a cost effective way to get back to a potentially lucrative trade. I know a brokerage that has excellent training and opportunity to network. This is on Stevens Creek with ample parking ... more
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Jim Walker answered:
Fannie Mae announced today that they will now accept electronic signatures. We shall see.
This is great news for me. Wish I had seen it this morning. It would have saved me an hour of paper shuggling ... more
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Tue Jan 31, 2012
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
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Tue Dec 6, 2011
Garrigus Real Estate answered:

Thanks for posting this question. I am in a similar situation and this dialog helps. Thanks!
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Sat Jun 25, 2011
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Thu Jun 23, 2011
Stephen McKee answered:
Leaving a card is almost free. It's a why not try. Never happened to me. As for the personalized urinal cakes, Frisbee, benches, etc. It's like burning money. Find a way to give money to a charity and get publicity in return. This requires some serious creative thinking. ... more
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Tue May 24, 2011
Gus Montane answered:
It really goes beyond ridiculous. ! of my clients end up firing me because we couldn't get an answer to our "accepted" offer...since November 2010, and now I'm waiting still for yet another one and it's being over 3 weeks. Really?!?!?!?! ... more
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Sun Jan 9, 2011
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Hi Chris,

If you know what school district it's in, you can just visit that district's website and plug in the address.

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Fri Oct 8, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Just posted a blog on Trulia with a list, most of them I've worked with. Some necessary contact info you won't find on other lists. ... more
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Tue Sep 21, 2010
Debby Thompson answered:
Kim I think you are right about people waiting to see if more money is coming. They don't realize that they have been holding the interest rates down instead. They would over time save more money on a low interest rate then the up front $8,000 that they go an spend on stuff. Over the long haul a low interest rate saves you a bundle. If I was a buyer I would be watching that more then think I was getting a credit. As soon as things start to pick up watch where the rates go.

Debby Homestead Realty Inc
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Fri Sep 10, 2010
Kathy Weber answered:
Mon Sep 6, 2010
Dp2 answered:
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to make more impulsive policy decisions that aren't well thought out, such as the following: the recent one where Fannie practically blames loan servicers for NOT foreclosing on defaulted loans sooner, and strongly coerces those services essentially to pick up the pace, or face stiffer fines. Although this policy doesn't make any sense in light of the various foreclosure moratoria, it's probably going to accelerate the pace of the foreclosure process, and it will probably lead to more bank closures.

In order to stimulate the market in the fourth quarter, all of the policy makers will need to STOP vacillating; STOP making so many impulsive, hair-brain decisions; and START making more fiscally responsible economic policies with built-in accountability metrics.
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Fri Aug 27, 2010
Jesse Madison answered:
There are some good points on here. I agree with comments below:
There should be an appraisal contingency in place. When you removed your contingencies did you check that you are removing all buyer contingencies? If not then you should have a good case for getting your deposit back.

You should contact a real estate attorney to review your contract and contingency removal. Start with the broker and then the attorney if it is not resolved.

Good luck,
Jesse Madison
Madison Realty
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Sat Aug 21, 2010
Harold Sharpe answered:
Hi Kathy,
I would use a 60 day rule.
If the listing agent can not get a written bank approval in 60 days then walk.
Let the buyers know this is the average time frame to get an approval. Yes including B of A.
If there is Mortgage insurance you might tack on 15 to 30 more days but the process is fast if the listing agent or negotiator is all over it.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
California Department of Real Estate License # 01312992
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Sun Apr 11, 2010
Harold Sharpe answered:
Hello Rebeca,
The HAFA program has launched.
There are a number of banks signed up for it.
This reminds me a bit of the HAMP program where they signed on and then seemingly signed off for whatever reason.
It is not a law. It is program instituted by the treasury, the banks, and some others had input.
It is not the answer to end all for short sales however it may be a step in the right direction.
I would be prepared for this to not go as planned, especially the time lines.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
California Department of Real Estate License # 01312992
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