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Real Estate Agent - Florida State Realty Group, Inc - BK3089599



I had 3 high end rental listings from 1 client. It has taken approximately 3 months to get 1 rented after 2 offers from 2 different tenants in a period of approximately 2 weeks (lots of 2s there). We have had 2 offers on the second and had to temporarily status the other (the client was refinanci...
How many Realtors are using Transaction Desk throughout the State of Florida? From what I am being told by Instanet – Transaction Desk’s parent company over 100k Florida Realtors have multiple logins.  It appears that most do not use the auto-population features nor do they complete the informati...
Recently at the FAR annual convention one of NAR’s attorneys, Brian Larson, spoke to us about various MLS topics. This included the FTC complaint against the Houston association and now the Michigan association.  Additionally, Brian spoke to his recommendation to eliminate cooperating commission ...
In a previous post of mine I spoke to the serious impending drop in Realtor membership. Some associations are reporting as much as 40%. Those “in the know” in southeast Florida are predicting at least 30% in our area. Our association over the past 5 years has almost double in membership size. The...
It’s that time of year again in our association where all of the annual dues are now payable. Local, state, NAR, MLS.  There was a post a day or so ago by another Realtor suggesting the state should increase the licensing fees for real estate to $1000 in order to force people out that do not real...
For those Realtors throughout the USA that use Forms On-Line Gold be aware that the parent company Instanet intends to sunset FOG on December 1, 2006. Although, there has been some speculation that they may extend this date the big dogs at Instanet have advised that it is going to be sunset on De...
The newest "marketing" twist by several Realtors is to advertise their properties in the MLS as having an auction at some point in the near term. In the meantime, the quote that the seller will consider all offers starting from a low ball price that is listed. This is acceptable providing that th...
Over the past few years most properties throughout Florida, especially, the Ft Lauderdale area market sold within a matter of days - sometimes even hours. There was a severe shortage of quality homes. Because of this fact many Realtors never even bothered to take photos of their listings and ente...
One of the most commonly internet searched for condos in Ft Lauderdale, either for purchase or rental, is the Las Olas Riverhouse.  We have listed for rent and rented several models at the Las Olas Riverhouse. The complex is comprised of what appears to be 3 towers although they are all interconn...

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