Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Agents, http://www.zillow.com/advice/United-States%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B/pro-to-pro-agents/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate I learned everything backwards - Want to get back in please help http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-learned-everything-backwards-Want-to-get-back-in-please-help/597035/ Hello everyone my name is Alex . I am new to the Zillow forum community.&nbsp;<br/>I have a real estate license, but never was an agent. I work as an agent's assistant&nbsp;<br/>specially regarding short sale processor and negotiator.&nbsp;<br/><br/>I worked there for about a year and we did about 10 transactions a month.&nbsp;<br/>But to be honest I went into a deep depression and quit the idea od real estate all together.&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;<br/>I want to get back in now and use my real estate license to good use.&nbsp;<br/>Pros please help me out. What are the steps to becoming a successful real estate agent.&nbsp;<br/>I have bills to pay now so I have to do this part time to start with. But, any suggestions to&nbsp;<br/>help at all?&nbsp;<br/><br/>All comments are welcome.&nbsp;<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-learned-everything-backwards-Want-to-get-back-in-please-help/597035/ 2015-07-24T04:09:00Z Fellow Realtors/ Attorneys *Please be Aware of this Email Fraud Scam from China* http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fellow-Realtors-Attorneys-Please-be-Aware-of-this-Email-Fraud-Scam-from-China/488384/ <p>The initial contact was here on Zillow<br/><br/>The alias, "Kin Chan" says he wants to put a 15k deposit on a home and pay cash. He is going to close escrow on May 22,2013, and he sends his passport, bank statement, contact info in China, address, phone&nbsp; etc..&nbsp; All of this is Phony and Fake.&nbsp; What they are trying to do is use an Attorney to deposit the money... then they cancel the transaction and ask to have the funds wired before the check has a chance to bounce.&nbsp; I just went through this for the past 6 weeks.&nbsp; I found out another Realtor in Temecula was corresponding with the Criminal at the same time and he sent a 300k check to the same attorney in Del Mar and Carlsbad.&nbsp; Both check where counterfeit.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please spread the word about this.&nbsp; The attorneys both told me the method has become much more sophisticated recently and the checks look authentic.&nbsp; The passports and Bank Statements look authentic too so when you look at everything initially although you are skeptical you do not know for sure.... I have since reported this attempted huge mail fraud attempt to the FBI..&nbsp;</p><br \><br \>271 replies Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Fellow-Realtors-Attorneys-Please-be-Aware-of-this-Email-Fraud-Scam-from-China/488384/ 2013-04-17T16:54:00Z Do you list commercial property for sale on zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-list-commercial-property-for-sale-on-zillow/439435/ I have several down town properties some with buildings that are just idle, eating my nest up from utilites n taxes&nbsp; thank for info.<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-list-commercial-property-for-sale-on-zillow/439435/ 2012-04-18T04:51:00Z I cant find the icon to change the status fo my listing fro 'off the market' to 'active' http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-cant-find-the-icon-to-change-the-status-fo-my-listing-fro-%27off-the-market%27-to-%27active%27/596698/ 1 reply Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-cant-find-the-icon-to-change-the-status-fo-my-listing-fro-%27off-the-market%27-to-%27active%27/596698/ 2015-07-22T01:56:00Z PLEASE CORRECT MY AGENT PHONE NUMBER http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/PLEASE-CORRECT-MY-AGENT-PHONE-NUMBER/597242/ JOSIE ALVARADO<br/>949-215-6676<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/PLEASE-CORRECT-MY-AGENT-PHONE-NUMBER/597242/ 2015-07-25T17:08:00Z How Successful Has The Zillow Premier Agent Program Been For You? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-Successful-Has-The-Zillow-Premier-Agent-Program-Been-For-You/470910/ How successful has the Premier Agent program been for the people that are subscribed? Tell me about how it has either worked or not worked for you and what level program you purchased. Any help would be greatly appreciated. <br/><br/>Thanking you in advance<br \><br \>40 replies Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-Successful-Has-The-Zillow-Premier-Agent-Program-Been-For-You/470910/ 2012-12-10T17:47:00Z most affordable agency for new realtor http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/most-affordable-agency-for-new-realtor/595325/ 6 replies Mon, 13 Jul 2015 03:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/most-affordable-agency-for-new-realtor/595325/ 2015-07-13T03:19:00Z Is there a Broker that offer leads to new realtors? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-Broker-that-offer-leads-to-new-realtors/556134/ I've been working in sales for a while now and I think, with the knowledge of real estate and the closing sale ratio I have I could do well as a realtor. My problem is that I'm a married father of 2 and I'm not really a "social butterfly". I do very well with the people that come to me, but I can't depend on myself finding new prospects. Is there a broker that offer leads to new realtors?<br \><br \>9 replies Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-there-a-Broker-that-offer-leads-to-new-realtors/556134/ 2014-08-23T11:59:00Z How do I delete a saved search http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-a-saved-search/595970/ 1 reply Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-delete-a-saved-search/595970/ 2015-07-16T18:38:00Z I need to delete an old profile http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-to-delete-an-old-profile/596003/ This profile has been inactive since 2006.&nbsp; I have on a pink top.&nbsp; How can I delete this old profile?<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-need-to-delete-an-old-profile/596003/ 2015-07-16T22:35:00Z How difficult is the California Real Estate Exam? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-difficult-is-the-California-Real-Estate-Exam/519571/ I will be taking my pre-licensing courses (as required by the state of California) very soon as administered to me by the California Academy of Real Estate. I ordered their home-study materials a week or so back and have been studying since, but not in a very conventional way. The materials included 6 CD's that I had confirmed as standalone material (they don't require you to read the book as you listen) and I've been listening to those over and over at work every night. I've also begun to make flash cards out of the vocabulary terms in the glossary at the back of each of the books and have been prepping with those as well. I haven't even touched the books outside of the glossaries yet though, which brings me to my question: can I get by on the exams using just those 2 things? David Calhoun is a wonderful instructor and does a great job of breaking down the terminology and concepts of real estate on the CD's and the vocab seems extremely comprehensive. I'm sure the books have some information that would be helpful outside of what I've already learned, but scanning through each of those 500+ page books for a few paragraphs of extra info seems almost superfluous. I'm normally a very good test taker but I didn't want to leave something this important to chance, and I doubt this exam is easy, even with the mere 60% required to pass. Any thoughts?&nbsp;<br \><br \>12 replies Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-difficult-is-the-California-Real-Estate-Exam/519571/ 2013-11-20T10:36:00Z My listing shows up with zip code, but not price range or just city and state search. Why? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-listing-shows-up-with-zip-code-but-not-price-range-or-just-city-and-state-search-Why/595420/ 2 replies Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-listing-shows-up-with-zip-code-but-not-price-range-or-just-city-and-state-search-Why/595420/ 2015-07-13T17:55:00Z Has any agent out there used SmartZip or SmartHomePrice.com? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-any-agent-out-there-used-SmartZip-or-SmartHomePrice-com/486375/ What kind of experience have you had with them?<br/><br/>Thank you.<br \><br \>13 replies Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-any-agent-out-there-used-SmartZip-or-SmartHomePrice-com/486375/ 2013-04-04T21:27:00Z can you remove a address completely from the site? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-remove-a-address-completely-from-the-site/595164/ My client would like his address and any and all infomation about his home removed including the address.<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-remove-a-address-completely-from-the-site/595164/ 2015-07-11T16:36:00Z How can I speak to someone with Zillow regarding my listing in Frisco Tx. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-speak-to-someone-with-Zillow-regarding-my-listing-in-Frisco-Tx/595038/ 5 replies Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-speak-to-someone-with-Zillow-regarding-my-listing-in-Frisco-Tx/595038/ 2015-07-10T19:04:00Z After a few bad experiences, I no longer trust realtors. Realtors, what are your thoughts on this? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/After-a-few-bad-experiences-I-no-longer-trust-realtors-Realtors-what-are-your-thoughts-on-this/535363/ I am a first time home buyer.&nbsp; After going through about 4 different realtors with bad results, I finally settled on the "best of the worst" and went into contract on a house that I really like.&nbsp; Things are moving forward and I like the sellers' attitude, my attorney, and my inspector.&nbsp; However, this experience has made me feel extremely cynical about realtors!<br/><br/>As an example, my current realtor has done the following things, and she is the "best" one I have worked with!<br/><br/>-Talks incessantly during home visits and does not let us really "experience" the houses.<br/>-Ignores some of my questions and gets snippy with me when I have to ask multiple times.<br/>-Tries to give me legal advice that I know is incorrect because my mother-in-law is an attorney.<br/>-Encouraged me <strong>not</strong> to get a septic test despite attorney and inspector recommendation.<br/><br/><strong>As realtors, do you offer any words of wisdom?&nbsp; Why are trustworthy professionals so hard to find in this field?</strong><br \><br \>40 replies Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/After-a-few-bad-experiences-I-no-longer-trust-realtors-Realtors-what-are-your-thoughts-on-this/535363/ 2014-04-06T18:36:00Z looking for apartments, townhouses http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-apartments-townhouses/594676/ 1 reply Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/looking-for-apartments-townhouses/594676/ 2015-07-08T17:50:00Z Has anyone tried Adwerx and what were your results? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-tried-Adwerx-and-what-were-your-results/536018/ 45 replies Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-tried-Adwerx-and-what-were-your-results/536018/ 2014-04-11T02:46:00Z What is the fee for drawing floor plans of the houses for sale? For agent use on their listings. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-fee-for-drawing-floor-plans-of-the-houses-for-sale-For-agent-use-on-their-listings/474260/ 19 replies Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-fee-for-drawing-floor-plans-of-the-houses-for-sale-For-agent-use-on-their-listings/474260/ 2013-01-14T02:18:00Z What's the best software for real estate salesperson? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-the-best-software-for-real-estate-salesperson/593274/ I would like to know that what is the best software for a real estate salesperson because I just pass the state exam.<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What%27s-the-best-software-for-real-estate-salesperson/593274/ 2015-06-27T23:45:00Z