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Real Estate Agent - Realty ONE Group - CalBRE# 01245463
I have 2 Anaheim Condo's For Sale: Both are in a nice quiet complex in Anaheim across from Disneyland off of Cerritos and Walnut.3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 1446 sq ft. Private patio, A/C, Washer/Dryer hookups, 2 car attached garage, 2 story townhome. Lovely greenbelt view, 3 pools, a jacuzzi, rec room...
I am curious as to what others are seeing in the market in relation to Discount Brokerages such as the Help-U-Sell's or other discounters or MLS only providers. Are you noticing any of them closing their doors yet?I wasn't an agent back in the 80's, but my understanding is that many discounters w...
I heard this the other day, and when I thought about it, it made perfect sense. As real estate agents, we only have 2 jobs: 1) Prospecting 2) Overcoming ObjectionsAs long as you are able to master these two job functions, you will have a successful career in this business. 
I am curious as to how many agents are using Buyer Broker Agreements. For those of you who don't know, these are in a sense the equivalent of a Listing Agreement except it is for the Buyer instead of the Seller. Here in California, I only work with Buyers that I have under contract (Buyer broker)...
What have you found to be the best place to find and advertise your commercial listings/properties. The MLS is useless, but I have had some success with Loopnet. Does anyone here have any other suggestions or is Loopnet the best place to find and post listing info at?
Anaheim Hills home for sale. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, approx 2300 sq. ft. Single story with loft/game room on second floor over garage. 2 car attached garage. Granite counters and new marble in Master bath. terrific location on the hill. Offering 3.5% to selling agent. Priced in the high $700's.P...
4 bedroom, 2 bath, SFR, single sotry, 1870 sq ft home for sale in the Villages at Rancho El Dorado in Maricopa, AZ. Maricopa is about 20 miles east of the 10FWY/Globe interchange. Home is one year old, updated nicely. Home is across from the park and 2 blocks from the rec center, pools, lake, ten...
Does anyone have an E&O provider that they are able to use on a transactional basis rather than a set fee regardless of the number of transactions that are closed? If you know, please leave their contact info here. Thanks!
Many sellers ask me if it is to their benefit to do open houses to sell their home. National statistics show that only 3% of homes sell at an open house. What does this mean? What it means is that Open Houses are mostly used as a tool to appease the seller. The seller sees we are in their home fo...

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