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Agent2Agent in Virginia Beach County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 10, 2017
Katie Burke asked:
Single Family Residential
1 Partial Bathroom
Stories: 2 story
Parking: Attached Garage
Roof: Composition Shingle
Construction: Frame
Subdivision: 03

4 Bedrooms
2,305 sqft
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Sun Oct 16, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you have not set up an auto feed, you can simply manually add your listing to Trulia
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Fri Oct 2, 2015
Marcus Barbosa asked:
I'm a new loan officer in Virginia Beach and am excited to get started helping out clients and forming lasting relationships with real estate agents in the area. I was wondering if this…
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Wed May 6, 2015
thinz answered:
If you use twitter, I would get on there and do a search on folks looking to buy a home in your zip code location. After that, I would participate in some of the conversations and try to help folks in their search for a home...what to look for, what to look out for...and then when the relationship starts to get traction, mention about the homes you are showing once you see the opportunity is there.
Good luck. Tom Hinz
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Amanda Christiansen answered:
That's a tough one.

We're very honest but also very respectful. We just explain what it takes to sell their home.
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Sat Dec 28, 2013
Mario Miralles answered:
Most important in a lender for me is to answer questions accurately and returns phone calls. Ability to close on time with fair fees and best possible rate for my clients.
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Rachael Podruchny answered:
I swear by it. I have made some great contacts through LinkedIn. I would urge you to set up an account!
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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
This was a very popular question and I see you have made a choice...
Who did you go with and why? Just curious?
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Amanda Christiansen answered:
A BREAST PUMP? Who the hell brings a breast pump to a prospective client as a gift?? That's the silliest thing I've ever heard.

If an agent is trying to "buy" business, then YES, it's unethical.

If an agent NEEDS to buy business, I wouldn't have much faith in them.
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Karen Halpin answered:
I have been an agent for almost twenty years and have worked with both traditional and non-traditional companies. I have finally found the brokerage that understands the premise of success. Most companies concern themselves with the company bottom line. The brokerage with a business model of knowing that if their agents are making money and being successful, they will be successful. That happens when the focus is on the agent through technological expertise, ongoing training and consistent mentoring and support. Do not settle for less. This market has changed in the past few years and to be successful you should find the company who has kept up with the market. I truly cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have found "home". ... more
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
Thu Jul 18, 2013
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
The home might not sell and that's a 100% loss.

When a seller hires you to sell their home they are also buying your expertise. Unless you find another heavy smoker a smoker's home won't sell. So the recommendation to STOP smoking and take corrective measures to remove the smell such as re-painting and carpet cleaning must be firm and up front. If the seller isn't in agreement I would not accept the listing.

As the old saying goes. "If you can smell it you can't sell it!"
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Maria Cipollone answered:
Home prices have recovered quite spectacularly. National home prices in May posted their biggest annual gain since February 2006, CoreLogic reported Tuesday.

It has been more than seven years since the housing market last experienced the increases that we saw in May.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
An agent that is familiar with their area and neighborhood. One who understands current market trends and conditions and what concessions are normal. An agent with enough experience (or tenacity) to get them through any rough patches with items like the home inspection, appraisal or financing. And someone who can button up all the details to make sure the closing is smooth. ... more
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Kevin Taylor asked:
Sun Apr 21, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
NONE of them 'work' unless you have defined the purpose they are to fill AND you are supporting the infrastructue to make that website visiable.
How will you know if that website is successful?
1. impressions
2. visits
3. interaction
4. distrubtion
5. Friends
6. Cleint management
7. Providing home search/resources
8. Community news/support
9. Validation
10. Your mother likes it
Evently you will realize the only measure is the number of appointments generated from the website.
Who do you want to have an appointment with? The answer to this question dictates what you should do and the care and feeding involved.
You will realize you need three websites.
1. Brown and Foster
2. All about Cathy
3. Social
And a whole bunch of "Squeeze" pages.
The first three are essential to the latter.

Summary: If you don't know what needs to be done you will be looking for a website. If you have defined your busienss and strategy, you will be seeking ways to feed and nurture your squeeze pages.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727.420. 4041
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Cheryl Talbot answered:
I'm always looking for individuals motivated enough to reach out like you have here. Send me any information you have and I will do my best to promote your business. I'm in an office of 80 agents and we are always looking for new contacts. Thanks and good luck in 2013!! ... more
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Drew Hitt answered:
Still seeing half the number of new listings selling each month. 80 or so new listings per day, with 40 being sold. That means in increase in inventory, far from absorbing the current inventory. Sales need to pick up, but I don't see it happening. Lots of showings, too many choices.

You better be priced well, and awesome inside if you want to sell fast in this market.

The biggest change is just expect longer days on market. You don't have to lower the price every week, you just need a longer expectation of when it's going to sell.

Drew Hitt
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Don Maclary answered:
I use a local company who does an Awesome job partialy because the owner of the title company is a Real Estate Attorney.
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
NinjaVirtualMarketingAssistant answered:
Twitter is just another tool for bringing traffic to your site. It is a fishing net so to speak and it will do so if properly used. Twitter itself does not make money to most people who use it, but what makes money is what comes afterwards. You have to have a proper funnel to bring that traffic to your site and from there you have to have a way of consistently capturing their attention and info to keep the interaction going and lead them to becoming your sale. It does not matter if you use FB, or Twitter, or Pintrest or any other tool - but have to do it the right way :) Here are few tips to get you started if you decided to use Twitter. ... more
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