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1,189,259
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

99.9%

The client basically only decides on a few terms and price, but strategy influences those decisions.

Jul 21, 2017 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
3,950,072
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Fill in the blanks. Make sure your clients understand what they are signing.

Jul 22, 2017 03:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,806,471
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

This varies by state.  In NY we are atty state, so agents do not write contracts, and Roy Kelley 's answer would be dead on.

Jul 22, 2017 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
6,417,584
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You need to understand every clause and have the ability to explain and complete the contract.

Jul 22, 2017 01:31 AM
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1,511,229
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Your job not just write down terms for your client but advise, explain, educate your client. 

Jul 21, 2017 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,398
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The role will vary by state.  In California, the agent's role should be to complete the purchase agreement in an accurate manner after consulting and advising a buyer as to strategies that will help them "win". 

Jul 22, 2017 05:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think you know the answer since you are now with an agency.

Jul 22, 2017 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
629,098
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Preparing the contract.

Jul 25, 2017 02:48 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Prepare it for the Buyer with their specifications.

Jul 25, 2017 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,533
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends on state laws

Jul 24, 2017 03:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,813
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Our role is to wrie what the cliens want on the contract.

Jul 22, 2017 11:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Morgan Rivas - most of the time, fill in the blanks of such contracts.

Jul 22, 2017 09:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Listening to what the buyer wants to do and following the buyer's instructions.

Jul 22, 2017 05:53 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Making sure they are complete, signed, and dated, and of course the client udnerstands what they are signing

Jul 22, 2017 05:52 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Morgan that depends on the state.  It varies widely all over the country. Where are you from?

Jul 22, 2017 05:41 PM
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1,366,991
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here we will in the blanks and get the signatures.

Jul 22, 2017 12:23 PM
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3,879,632
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Fill in the blanks someone said once.

 

Jul 22, 2017 11:19 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Fill in the blanks.    Anything beyond that (in Florida) can be construed as Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Jul 22, 2017 09:47 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It's pretty basic. Agents get trained in the state and local areas they serve. Each state may be different. Fet the training you need in the state you are obtaining a license. 

 

Jul 22, 2017 09:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

filling in the blanks

 

Jul 22, 2017 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,413,030
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It depends on your state.

Jul 22, 2017 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,448,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Morgan Rivas The agent should be thoroughly familar with all the terms in the contract. Leave no blanks in the contract and where Addendums or Amenments are written, they should be written in plain English. The agent's role is not one of being or pretending to be an attorney. Of course as Kenneth J. Jones, Director pointed out, it only applies where agents are allowed to fill out offers.

Jul 22, 2017 07:08 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

In Florida, it's filling in the blanks according to the customer's wishes. 

Jul 22, 2017 07:06 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

In Northern Illinois (Chicago and it's collar counties) we fill-in blanks on a standard pre-printed attorney-created contract, and help our clients understand what they're signing.  There are clearly some strategies to many of the decisions in what to fill-in.

We also have a five-day attorney-review period, in which the attorneys can modify anything in the contract (except the price).

Jul 22, 2017 06:57 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Have a thorough, working knowledge of the Contract, complete the Contract and most importantly, teach the clients what they are signing.

Jul 22, 2017 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,406
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They fill in the blanks and add any required addenda and contingencies.

Jul 22, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,504
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Fill in the blanks and explain the contract!

Jul 22, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kenneth J. Jones, Director nailed this one!

Jul 22, 2017 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its similar to medical treatment...you need bedside manners and a customer service dynamic to be on point then followed by the benefit (paperwork)

Jul 22, 2017 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,016,530
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Usually the Buyer's Advocate

Jul 22, 2017 05:41 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The agents involment changes according to their brokerage.

For example, my brokerage imposes a burden, in addition to sate and association requirements that result in 17 documents, 21 signature and 44 intitials. That is an example of OVERBURDENING the consumer and complelling them to seek solutions that are not so onersous.

One AR agent reported on 1 Document, 1 Signature and 4 Initials required. I guess disclosures are not needed in that state.

Our role is pointing at the 'X' and saying, "Sign here." Pointing at the arrow and saying, "Initial here. Then asking, "What conveys and when are you moving out?"

The contracts are created by those formally trained to practice law.

Jul 22, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is one of the most important roles, listing, buyer agent and purchase contracts. Prepare them, write them  and get them signed

Jul 22, 2017 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,908,091
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Provide advise and opinion and then fill in the blanks correctly.

Jul 22, 2017 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Please read Chapter 4, "The Contract"

Jul 22, 2017 05:07 AM