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Yesterday at 5:25pm
Rich Swier answered:
offrs provides a lot of valuable data and services, but the success does depend on the agents ability to follow up and close leads
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Yesterday at 10:33am
Bernard G. answered:
Hello,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Regards,

Bernard
Consumer Care Advocate
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Yesterday at 6:46am
Jonathan Shields answered:
My brokerage, LystHouse, is hiring full time real estate agents on SALARY with bonuses. If you or someone you know is interested I've included a link below. :-)

We would consider applicants seeking part time work but that would not be for a salary position.

Good luck!
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Yesterday at 12:53am
10kilometers answered:
I just started dealing with Hudzu last week. First they said the house could NOT be inspected because it was occupied, yet the house has been empty for two years! I learned a few days ago, that it could NOT pass inspection, as it was built 130 years ago and had major defects partly due to age, but mostly to neglect. (I suppose when you're about to be evicted, care of your property could falter!) When bidding was about to end (in first 2.5 hours and then, two minutes later, 1.5 hours, I called the company to find out what was the REAL time for the bidding to end. I then saw that the property was in reserve while on the phone! I was not happy as I had the cash and wanted the property. So, I called Hudzu again and they said someone would get back to me about why the bidding closed two hours earlier than stated on their website. Even though this would have been my first flip (I found a buyer even before I bought the property!), I subsequently learned that I didn't do anything wrong....Hudzu is just an unethical company! So when I went to do a backup bid, the minimum backup bid was 6k higher! How can they require a back up bid to be $6,000 above another bid--the only other "bid" on the property? I put this in quotes as I now don't even believe there was another bid on the property. I'm sorry I started dealing with Hudzu. I was naive and thought they were a a regular property listing company...now I know better! I learned from the town that it would NOT pass inspection, so I would never have been able to get the inspection passed unless I spent triple what I were to pay for the property. So now I'm sort of glad they screwed around with the bidding deadlines. They're playing games with folks and their money! Thirty k might not be a lot of money for some people, but it is for me! ... more
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can register for a free account as a real estate agent, no one HAS TO subscribe/pay for premium services or pay for zip codes. It is some exposure for you and will get your listings on the site. You should also go over to Active Rain and sign up for a free blog. It is fantastic exposure for me. I put a link below ... more
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
UpNest answered:
Good question! The average commission fee is 6% in Southhaven. However, there are realtors out there that are negotiable. I would sign up for the website www.UpNest.com. You can compare realtor fees and services in Southhaven until you find the right realtor to fit your budget. Plus, it free to become a member. ... more
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should interview with more than 1. Such as a franchise that will offer more training via class and online and have more tools. But fees could be more so compare. You should check with an independent agency that may have less online tools, but teach you as a mentor in the field actually accompanying on appointments. Fees can be less. Compare what you get for what you will pay and decide if you want a small setting or large setting. Either way, start by marketing yourself, get your own web site and build an Active Rain blog, it is free to start and i put a link below. Generate your own leads that are not shared with massive amounts of other agents ... more
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Sun Feb 19, 2017
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Sat Feb 18, 2017
inna ivchenko answered:
You do not have any obligation to pay and probably should not, since you already know: it is illegal, read RESPA.

Yet, oddly enough, it is ok to pay thousands of $$$ for leads to companies that obviously do not have a RE license and do not even provide you with solid business opportunities. ... more
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Sat Feb 18, 2017
Kelly Roland answered:
I want to switch brokerages, my current broker is aware, and I have his blessing. He is willing to let me take my one listing that is in escrow with me. Since it is in escrow, how do I transfer, meaning, what form do I use, or is as simple as an addendum that my broker will sign releasing the listing etc. I am mostly a buyers agent, and love it. Where I am going, will give me a much better opportunity as I will be a senior buyers agent for one of the most top producing agents in town. ... more
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Tim answered:
Agent image quoted me 3 weeks to upgrade my website. 2 years later I still have nothing. They churned out constant garbage riddled with errors and misspellings. Broke every promise they made. Took my money and ran. Buyer beware. I have all the emails of promises not kept. These guys are polite but don't let that disguise their stupidity of the subject matter. ... more
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Hflores.211 answered:
The world is changing whether we like it or not. Sometime in the near future CAR/NAR, your local association boar, and MLS will be a thing of the past. They just monopolize agents for their money. They are thieves in my eyes. They are ridiculously expensive, and the consumer doesn't care about the word "REALTOR," I promise you that. They just care if they got a good deal. Here in California you don't have to join NAR, CAR, or your local association board. Why join MLS, when you have TRULIA, ZILLOW, etc. They are actually a better tool. The hurdle is the forms, and I have a problem with the way they monopolize the forms too. These greety people are just disgusting to me! ... more
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Ed Lackey answered:
John,

I always recommend http://www.rentprep.com/ to my friends who are landlords.

Their reports are very detailed and have the best eviction and criminal data in my opinion.

I like that I can call and talk with the person who ran and compiled my report too. ... more
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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Questions answered:
Right, I used Authentisign for a few years until they started introducing major programming errors in their supposed platform upgrades. I decided to switch to Docusign and am now realizing why this product is more expensive. Docusign has been designed to be far more efficient, cohesive, faster, and far more intuitive. The platform is also more attractive offers more customization options, and provides broader and more intelligent functionality with fewer, less complex, and most importantly far less time consuming steps. Furthermore, docusign offers far superior support with lower wait times. Authentisign offers a cross out tool that docusign conspicuously lacks allowing you to cross out text, but that's about the only advantage they offer. As a professional time is of the essence, and if I can complete a signing in 30% of the time it takes to complete an Authentisign signing with greater efficiency, broader functionality and fewer errors and bugs it's well worth the extra $100.00 per year to me. Plus, Authentisign is an incessant spammer! ... more
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