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Have to get credit where credit is due. A HUGE THANK YOU to Marla Blaylock for helping me with my insurance required disaster plan. We spoke on the phone this morning, and she's got it done and ready for my approval by dinner time. Marla Blaylock you are amazing.... anyone else need FAST, RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE, AFFORDABLE HELP -- call Marla! (might be a repeat for some of you - I just want to be sure you get the message!)
Katerina Gasset agree doing short sales you still need a good old fashioned fax machine to send - the packages are too large at 100 pages plus per short sale. However for the day to day stuff, efax is amazing. Currently fax to myself, as we don't have a scanner. My old service is a dinosaur and time to move on.
There are instances where it makes sense. I'll give you an example. In a short sale where everyone knows anything could go wrong at any point, such as learning the seller, despite being advised not to, quit paying their HOA dues....or HUD ordered the pool to be covered causing damage to it, whereby the listing agent's commission might be greater than the selling agent in order to a) compensate the headache of the short sale process [assuming the agent does the work and doesn't hire it out] or b) act as insurance to allow the listing agent to reduce his commission to make up for the unexpected expense. In another example, let's assume that the listing agent was able to procure a commission that, when split, would yield higher than a common market rate that we have all become familiar with, and that higher fee was a sort-of "thank you for being awesome" from the seller who wanted to make sure the listing agent was compensated to their liking. Should I split that down the middle if my client instructs me not to? You see, it's not up to the listing agent to define what the co-op gets. It's in the new listing agreement and those instructions are given to us by our clients. The client is in control. Not us.