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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Michael Emery answered:
Typically higher units sell for more than lower units. In high rise condo buildings higher floors can cost thousands of dollars more. The advantage of upper units is view, safety, distance from road noise, etc.

But I've also seen multi story condo buildings (3 floors or less) where only 1st floor units allowed dogs (patios). So in that case, a 1st floor unit had a unique desirability when compared to upper units and the difference between prices was indiscernible.
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Damage is a loaded word-are you talking about a foreclosure by any chance? Obviously getting all the inspections is recommended - property, chimney, roof, plus the termite.

However if you are concerned about unusual damage - e.g. cement down the water pipes, etc. - that's another matter altogether. ... more
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
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Mon Feb 21, 2011
Gail Gladstone answered:
Ed...give me a call...I will be glad to discuss with is good. 631-425-6150 Gail Gladstone
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Sat Feb 19, 2011
Spirit Messingham answered:
Here we use what is called Buyers Advisory, that includes live links to crime stats, school districts and etc. Do you have a buyers advisory or buyers notice there in Long Island?
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Sat Feb 19, 2011
Vicki Holmes answered:
You are correct, the best part of our business is referrals and the best ones comes from your clients and people that we know. We cannot assume that they will always think of us, we need to constanly remind them and ask them for referrals. There are a lot of groups out there; leads groups that meet for breakfast, lunch or even dinner, they are all excellent sources. Any and all networking is important. Starting your own with people you know is also a great idea. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Jan 22, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
Comps are key. See what percentage of asking price they sold for and come up with an offer based on that. But if your buyers are asking for seller concessions (like closing costs), then you may want to bump up the purchase price a little to compensate for that. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Jan 17, 2011
Lisa Brandenburg answered:
most local companies have an agent they work with- in KY- there are several Realtors that have most of that business- but it can't hurt to ask- and maybe the first few deals end up being a reduced commission- it might be worth it to get your foot in the door. best of luck to you! ... more
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Sun Jan 9, 2011
Century 21 Prevete/Bastone answered:
Ed - do you want to sell houses or mortgages? Remember the phrase: Jack of all trades - master of none!
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Sat Feb 19, 2011
Gita Bantwal answered:
Yes you should market to every one.You should also try to find a niche to specialize in like first time buyers ,seniors etc. When you have a listing you market the property by describing the property. ... more
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Tue Dec 14, 2010
Nirmala Caraballo answered:
Dear Ed,

Beside Trulia, I have also found that more buyers are utilizing other tools to locate properties and agents such as Facebook, Twitter, ActiveRain, Blockstopper, Zillow, Redfin, etc. I have also gotten contacts through Linked In which I essentialy thought of as only a professional networking site but there are also buyers that utilize this and many other sites.

Hope this helps and good luck to you.

Nirmala Caraballo
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Cruse Realty
1408 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10462
Tel.: 646-479-7873
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Ed Barski answered:
You can start with or
These are the two main sources for commercial listings. Short sales generally will be on the mls as well as foreclosures.
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
Arlynn B. Palmer answered:
Hi Ed,

These should be able to get you started.

If this is an emailed newsletter - would you send me a copy? I am an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Claire Sobel in Roslyn Heights. My email address is

Thank you and Good luck!

Direct: (516)410-3594
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
Gail Gladstone answered:
Hey Ed....there are a dozen websites set up for FSBO's, as well as "on-line" newspaper ads. Also, make sure to use different streets to go to the same places...look for yard signs!

Think like a homeowner...if your were selling your house yourself, where would you advertise?
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Sun Nov 14, 2010
Terri Vellios answered:
You profile doesn't list your Broker affiliation. I'm with Keller Williams and our company has an annual business planning meeting with excel spread sheets. We just finished the workshop last week.

Check with your company. If they don't have anything, drop me an email and I'll send you the sample spread sheet you can complete for goals.

Besides that, there are now smart phone aps for real estate. Check it out on line.
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Phil Rotondo answered:
Take advantage of C21's online training programs, tell your friends/relatives/sphere of influence that you're a Realtor, and select a farm area to prospect. And a good Spell-Check program would be something to consider. ... more
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Try the online Wordpress at or Blogger at Both are primarily blog sites--at least they started that way--but I know plenty of people who've created entire web sites at those locations. (I've got blogs on both. Frankly, I like the additional flexibility of a platform created for web site creation but, as I say, plenty of folks are very pleased with those two.)

There are also free advertising-supported web site locations. Tripod is one of many. I've used the paid version of Tripod, but the free one--with ads--might be OK for you.

Also, if you're using any sort of cable or high-speed internet service, those companies often offer free web hosting as part of your plan.

Hope that helps.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Oct 19, 2010
Lucy Korzelius answered:
RealEstateLu has real estate news, area information and other interesting tidbits about real estate and home living.
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
Discount Realty answered:
Are you asking as an agent or buyer? Either way, the asnwer would probably be yes. "Training" may not be the ideal word here. I would replace that with "education." If you are an agent, find a broker who can guide you and provide knowledge on the REO market. If you are a buyer, work with an agent familiar with your area and someone that has experience in the field. ... more
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Mon Aug 16, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
The question's too broad.

Depends on what you're marketing. It depends on how well you can target your audience. It depends on what the message is.

It also depends on how you define "effective." Effective in selling? Effective in generating leads? Effective in branding?

It depends on how you define "internet marketing." Adwords? Adsense? Twitter? Facebook--your site? Facebook advertising?

It depends on the timeliness of what you're promoting.

It depends on the demographics you're trying to reach. Lots of older folks aren't habitual uses of the Internet. On the other hand, lots of younger folks aren't regular users of print media.

If you want a simple answer to your question, the answer is: "yes."
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