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Fri Jan 4, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with the local buildings department
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Luke Constantino answered:
This, like any other lock, is as good as it's owner. There are many benefits to having smart phone entry lock. Not only is it a lock, you can also control lights and appliances with your smartphone too. The majority of the lock companies that have this service charge a small monthly fee... Like Schlage Link.

Relatives or friends need entry before you get there? No problem! Just open the door while in transit on the way home! Your phone can even tell you if and when your door lock has been tampered with in real time. With this service you don't have to keep a spare key under the mat.

Luke Constantino
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
M: (212) 300-3919
F: (917) 369-2690
325 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Thu Jul 14, 2011
Merritt Noel answered:
While I am not a real estate agent/broker my guess is they are using Microsoft Outlook and syncing that their phones. In the office, I use Outlook to manage my daily schedule whether it is meeting new clients to sign loan disclosures or having lunch with a realtor. Luckily we use Microsoft exchange and I am able to sync my Outlook calendar with my awesome myTouch 4g Android phone.

In the past year I have also discovered the full potential of Microsoft Outlook and its ability to just manage my contacts and calendar.
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Sun Jan 16, 2011
Gail Gladstone answered:
Sal, I train Realtors nationwide and try everything before I recommend it out to other Realtors. There is only one lead generating service (other than getting out there and knocking on doors!!!!!) that has integrity and honesty and is not a bottomless pit....I have been with for almost 10 years...since their inception. I love these people. Try them out...tell them Gail Gladstone.sent you!

And Sal, you can call anytime and I will be glad to chat (no charge). 631-425-6150
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Mon Aug 2, 2010
Mitchell Hall answered:
I love the iPhone. I originally bought it when it first came out. I recently bought a new one. The only reason I needed a new one was because the camera broke. The camera on the iPhone takes much better pictures than my Nikon. I have both gmail and aol email accounts on my iPhone as well as my company email. ATT service is good. It is much better than my previous provider Sprint. The Corcoran Group, my broker recently did a consumer market report from a poll on our website. The majority of respondents not only use an iPhone as their main mobile device, but they have over 40 apps on them. The Corcoran Group Real Estate has a fabulous iPhone app too.

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
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Sat Feb 27, 2010
James answered:
My name is James Lehrieder with New York Living Solutions realty i have a small team of 4 and we special all over the city in rentals from top of the line buildings to just plan walk up so depending on you budget and what size apt and your move in date we can tell you what we can show you so give me a call and me & my team will gladly help you find a new place to live .

James Lehrieder
34 east 20th street
new york ny
914.450.5116 - cell
212.777.7100 / ex 221.
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
The lenght of the commute will depend on which station you plan on using--do your homework as far as parking, some stations have more than others--you'll probably be looking at approximately one hour, possibly a little more, again it will depend on the departing station of choice--consider a test run if you have the time. ... more
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Thu Jul 2, 2009
Gail Gladstone answered:
All websites are global.

If you want to do business with overseas buyers/sellers, work on acquiring your Certified International Property Specialist designation (CIPS) and refer back and forth with CIPS Realtors all over the world.

Check it out at the NAR website "international"
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Wed Nov 12, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
A local Realtor should be able to do this for you from their local MLS.It may not be excel, but it should be easy to copy and paste into an excel spreadsheet. Good luck!
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Thu Oct 26, 2017
Erica Muller answered:
I use Top Producer and I find it to make things more complicated. I'm currently looking into other solutions right now that are just more user friendly. It's not that Top Producer is difficult to use it's just a entire new project that you have to take time out of your day to learn.

The one thing about their e-mail system that I don't like at all is that it's not in real time. You have to keep refreshing it to get your e-mails. If you forget to refresh it you won't get your e-mails until you log in again. Not cool. . .
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Sat May 21, 2011
Chris Rix answered:
One option is to contact your local Board of REALTORS. They may be affiliated.
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Sat Jul 24, 2010
Pam Buda answered:
Wordpress or Typepad are well regarded and have templates to help you get started. Have fun! I am really enjoying blogging. It is a fun creative outlet for me.
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Artur Urbanski answered:
Loopnet (you can sign up for free) is a great place to start (
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Mon Oct 20, 2008
Jim Johnson answered:
If you are hiring a flooring company, they will measure. If you are doing it yourself, a tape measure will do the job.
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Sat Jun 14, 2008
Andrea (Andrusha) Bohackova answered:
I would check with the managing agent for the building and see if they require any particular lease. There is most likely also going to be an application since it is a coop. It may state in that application what kind of lease they will need you to submit and any other rules and regulations they have for tsubmission and for the potential renter. ... more
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Tue Jun 10, 2008
Kymie Cooksey answered:
You may find the Nassau County Gov . site useful. They provide quite a bit of information on this topic.
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Sat Mar 29, 2008
Sue Lentini answered:
I cannot speak for New York but in Chicago you would be able to ask your Realtor for that information. The Realtor could provide you with the original asking price, the price asked at contract, the sales price once the property had closed, the number of days on market etc. This information is all available on the Realtor's multiple listing service. ... more
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Sat Mar 29, 2008
Linda Carroll, Realtor answered:
Well, could you mail or fax, or email flyers to the college? Maybe the counsellors, or the student housing administrators would post them for you? If there is a student union maybe they could figure out a way to distribute information.

Have you considered targeting teachers and staff as well as students? Try the college directory for email addresses or fax numbers for departments.

Good luck and let me know how it works for you!
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Wed Feb 13, 2008
The_Bayou answered:
If you have a Realor, have them do this for you through an MLS. Should take all of 10 seconds.

If you don't, you may have to rely on public records. Check to see if your community allows you to search public records on line. If not, a trip to town hall and a small fee should get you there. ... more
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