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The Appraisal Process Made Clear

The appraisal process can raise many questions.  Especially when the value comes back from the appraiser below the purchase price.  Below are a few commonly asked questions with answers from the National Realtor Association. Q. Will the homebuyer receive a copy of the appraisal? A. Yes. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) requires creditors to…




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Zillow Premier Agent: Who Is Buried In Grant’s Tomb?

After two full months I finally got an inquiry from someone on Zillow. The question was about a Green Lake condominium, unit #304: “Is it on a 3rd floor?…” We emailed and called the individual several times to no avail. In three months and over $1,200 in cost I have received three inquiries.  None of which…


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Zillow Premier Agent: Nothing

Over one month in as a Zillow Premier Agent and zip, zero, nada since February 13th.  I do not mean that I got poor leads… I have gotten zero contacts from the site! At this point I am thinking the $400+ a month could definitely be better spent. _____ As the manager of Lake & Company…




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Zillow Premier Agent: Zero Dark Zillow

At this point I am still forgotten by Zillow.  I still have two profiles even though after my post last week I was contacted a Zillow employee who promised to fix it.   I responded positively and was thankful for the outreach.  He was friendly and seemed at the time to want to help.  But a week later……




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Zillow Premier Agent: So Far… Sucks!

Well after three weeks of having my “Premier Agent” account flashing in the corner of the Zillow page for the zip code of 98103 it has pretty disappointing.  I had two contacts.  One appears to have been a fake name, although we did pursue it just to be sure.  The second also did not return our calls…




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Zillow Premier Agent: Starting Out

Joining Zillow Premier begins like most “opportunities” to advertise in real estate.  A call out of the blue from a call-center.  The young guy that called me was polite and personable.  You could hear numerous young people yucking it up in the back along with the white noise of many people talking at once. I…




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Zillow Premier Agent: Does It Work For Agents?

When you work in the real estate sales industry there is one guarantee: you will get a million offers to spend advertising dollars.  The offers come in all forms; print media, sponsorship, personal branding, improved SEO and lots of other internet offerings.  Quite simply, there is no easier target than a person who is in business for…




Craigslist Rental Scam

A rental scam has proven to be a growing problem.  The scam begins by lifting photos and information about a home for sale and then the scammer places the information on Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia or other internet sites that advertise homes for rent.  When someone inquires through the provided email they get a response usually…




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The Willamette Meridian

What is the Willamette Meridian and why talk about it regarding real estate? All properties in Washington and Oregon are referenced to this point.  The Willamette Meridian was established June 4th, 1851 and runs from the Canadian border to the northern border of California. The base line runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Idaho border….



New Law of Agency Pamphlet

Thanks to a new section regarding short sale transactions there is a new ‘Law of Real Estate Agency’ pamphlet. SECTION 12:  SHORT SALE When the seller of owner-occupied residential real property enters into a listing agreement with a real estate licensee where the proceeds from the sale may be insufficient to cover the costs at…




Buyer rebate from agent

I am asked more and more often if a real estate Broker can pay a rebate to a Buyer after closing. According to license law a rebate is legal.  However, if the Buyer is getting a mortgage it must be approved by the lender.  Without approval by the lender the Broker and Buyer may be committing lender fraud. …