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Real Estate Agent - John Aaroe Group - CalBRE 01274989
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Always keep the appraiser's contact information!! I have a short sale that was humming along quite nicely.  The BPO (Broker Price Opinion) was ordered a few weeks ago and I met the appraiser at the property. I checked with the bank on this today, and they told me that they show the BPO being orde...
07/19/2010
LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) - Another good website to use in conjunction with ActiveRain If you don't already know about it, LinkedIn.com is a great professional networking site for various business professionals. It doesn't have quite the blogging capability, a personal feel or resulting Google ...
07/19/2010
It costs me over $5000 a year JUST TO CALL MYSELF A REALTOR!!   $  426.00 - MLS Dues $2,500.00 - E&O Insurance $  175.00 - SupraKey Fees $  127.00 - Local Board Dues $  135.00 - C.A.R. Dues $  115.00 - N.A.R. Dues $  129.00 - Eco Broker Dues $  750.00 - Certifications $  800.00 - Ongoing educati...
07/19/2010
Have you tried Flock? Great new browser that automates Facebook, Twitter, YouTube AND ActiveRain! I'm on a quest for finding Blog Apps and I came across Flock. Flock is a web browser that incorporates and automates your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube accounts while at the same time serves as multiple...
07/19/2010
This post about re-blogging is worth re-blogging!There are so many blogs submitted everyday on ActiveRain that it's impossible to capture every well written, interesting post.  I missed a really interesting and enjoyable post by Ralph Gorgoglione titled "where do you spend your advertising dollar...
07/18/2010
Do you close your combo box after you get the keys and enter the property? I had an agent show a listing of ours this week.  This particular listing is on a combo box because it borders and area where one local board ends and the other begins.  Agents on one board use the SupraKey system, and age...
07/18/2010
I'm not digging using any combo boxes on my listings these days - How many of you do NOT use Supra Boxes? This week I had one agent leave the combo box open while she showed the property, which resulted in the box being stolen. And just today, I had someone tamper with the box to the point where ...
07/18/2010
How many transactions have you closed as a result of Social Media? SO much time, effort and MONEY is spent on social media and related online social networking sites these days. I personally have totally re-organized my business and have eliminated certain internet related activity, while at the ...
07/18/2010
I have conditional approval on my Westwood / Century City / Los Angeles condo. Accepted purchase price - $375,000 Bank’s BPO - $390,000 Conditional Approval Price - $385,500 Your client’s possible opportunity - $Priceless!!! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 912 s.f., top floor, bedrooms with individual full ba...
07/18/2010
The fastest short sale approval I've ever gotten: 20 Days after submitting the short sale package to IndyMac / One West Bank!! I had a feeling it would be quick, but not that quick! The reason is that IndyMac / OneWest Bank is the first lender on this property and they are getting pretty much all...
07/18/2010
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