Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Pro-to-Pro,Oklahoma City- OK http://www.zillow.com/advice/Oklahoma-City-OK/pro-to-pro/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate DOES ANYONE NEED A RENOVATION LOAN PRODUCT? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DOES-ANYONE-NEED-A-RENOVATION-LOAN-PRODUCT/540409/ [promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 12 May 2014 19:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/DOES-ANYONE-NEED-A-RENOVATION-LOAN-PRODUCT/540409/ 2014-05-12T19:10:00Z Sign Sweep... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sign-Sweep/424585/ Our city just did another sign sweep.&nbsp; good news is, they publish the rules so you can be in compliance and they even publish when it's coming so you can double check if you're concerned.&nbsp;&nbsp; In case you're not aware of how to check or where to look this up, Check the reply of this post for links.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you have better links than the ones I'm about to put...or additional links add them.<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Sign-Sweep/424585/ 2011-12-02T14:09:00Z How does a Home Improvement Company get added to your find a pro listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-Home-Improvement-Company-get-added-to-your-find-a-pro-listing/510133/ 0 replies Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-a-Home-Improvement-Company-get-added-to-your-find-a-pro-listing/510133/ 2013-09-05T19:49:00Z (Moved): Moving in Oklahoma City http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Moving-in-Oklahoma-City/480323/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-in-Oklahoma-City/480317/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moving-in-Oklahoma-City/480317/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Moving-in-Oklahoma-City/480323/ 2013-02-26T16:05:00Z Which is better? Blackberry, Iphone or HTC Evo? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-is-better-Blackberry-Iphone-or-HTC-Evo/362846/ I've used the Crackberry for years, but with the evolution of our MLS going mobile I think I need a better internet phone.&nbsp; I've got the BB Bold.&nbsp; Have heard that the Evo is the best, what do you think?<br \><br \>12 replies Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Which-is-better-Blackberry-Iphone-or-HTC-Evo/362846/ 2010-08-19T14:41:00Z Has anyone been getting "Server Unavailable - Our engineers are working on this issue. Please check http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-been-getting-Server-Unavailable-Our-engineers-are-working-on-this-issue-Please-check/467212/ Has anyone been getting "Server Unavailable - Our engineers are working on this issue.&nbsp; Please check back in a couple minutes?"&nbsp; This has been going on for the last 2 weeks, for me.&nbsp; The error message also has Server 500 in the bottom right corner.&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Has-anyone-been-getting-Server-Unavailable-Our-engineers-are-working-on-this-issue-Please-check/467212/ 2012-11-04T12:41:00Z simple scam-agents they contact you for your W9 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/simple-scam-agents-they-contact-you-for-your-W9/442180/ Agents watch out for some random&nbsp;company contacting you for your w9 information.&nbsp; I know it seems simple but because of that you can be tricked.&nbsp;&nbsp; This week I received a letter&nbsp;at my&nbsp;home address, it was addressed to me and my brokerage office, and the outside of the envelope said "tax dept servicing"&nbsp;&nbsp; the letter was written as if they were the company that services the tax info for your brokerage and they need your w9 on file- it even said...the company is required by the IRS to have this info on file, if your commissions this year are under $600 we will not file with the IRS.&nbsp; There is a $50 fine for not filing this timely manner which will be withheld from your next commssion.&nbsp; You can fax or email the document. <br/><br/>Clue #1.&nbsp; Your Brokerage is the one that pays you and THEY are the ones that provide your 1099 and IF there is a servicing company that does this for them....the brokerage woudl provide them with the info because ultimately...they are the ones on the hook with the IRS.<br/><br/>Just for fun...I called the phone numbers on the letter.&nbsp; 2 of them were already disconnected but one wasn't.&nbsp; however she could not answer how we were connected in a paying relationship (what they might pay me for) or how they got my info, where my brokerage office was or anything specific that they would know if they were a legit business.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 09 May 2012 17:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/simple-scam-agents-they-contact-you-for-your-W9/442180/ 2012-05-09T17:53:00Z How much does it cost to be an Realtor (maintenance costs not startup)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-it-cost-to-be-an-Realtor-maintenance-costs-not-startup/437823/ What does it cost you to be an agent- break it down for us that don't know.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-does-it-cost-to-be-an-Realtor-maintenance-costs-not-startup/437823/ 2012-04-04T15:24:00Z REA Office inside Walmart? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/REA-Office-inside-Walmart/438665/ I received an email that makes it look like Wal-mart is partnering with some franchise to have RE brokerage offices inside their stores. What are your thoughts on it? Is this any different than just another office opening down the street, is it a good location for an REA to be, is it a good spot to stop if you are a consumer, is there anything that concerns you or that you think is novel?? Share!!!! (discussion meant to include all- not just agents).<br \><br \>13 replies Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/REA-Office-inside-Walmart/438665/ 2012-04-11T17:59:00Z Accidentally have two accounts, how can I cancel one of them? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Accidentally-have-two-accounts-how-can-I-cancel-one-of-them/423375/ 0 replies Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Accidentally-have-two-accounts-how-can-I-cancel-one-of-them/423375/ 2011-11-18T18:15:00Z Contract for Deed- do you write them? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Contract-for-Deed-do-you-write-them/422902/ <p>it's rare that I have the situation where a contract for deed is even an option.&nbsp; In 7 years I've had it ONE time and actually reccommended against it, but the seller preferred it over the lease option that the buyer offered.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>Some offices have a internal policy that they simply don't do these.&nbsp; Some seem to do them a lot.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thoughts, comments??? Does your office have a policy about this? Do you write them?&nbsp;</p><br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Contract-for-Deed-do-you-write-them/422902/ 2011-11-15T04:14:00Z When to reccommend as-is or as repaired for listings.... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-reccommend-as-is-or-as-repaired-for-listings/415653/ <p>Share the factors that&nbsp; you consider most important in deciding whether or not to do repairs.&nbsp;&nbsp; ASSUME for the sake of this that the cost of repairs and higher "repaired" sale price will be a break even.&nbsp;&nbsp;(so don't factor in the profit or loss of the repairs).&nbsp; What OTHER factors are at the top&nbsp; of this list?<br/><br/>What about when it's a bank owned house- if the bank asks your reccommendation?<br/>What about if it's a manufactured home (bank owned or resale?)<br/>expand...comment....share. (this is not a location specific question...so if you're in florida...still answer.).<br/></p><br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 15 Sep 2011 01:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-reccommend-as-is-or-as-repaired-for-listings/415653/ 2011-09-15T01:55:00Z Do you have a Preference- working as Buyer's Agent vs. Listing Agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-a-Preference-working-as-Buyer%27s-Agent-vs-Listing-Agent/414533/ <p>question not limited to agents, but is mostly directed that way. do you have a preference for working with buyers or sellers?&nbsp; if so WHY?&nbsp; each side has the special rewards and obstacles- what are the ones that you just accept as part of the deal and what are the things that you've worked to overcome?<br/><br/>.</p><br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-you-have-a-Preference-working-as-Buyer%27s-Agent-vs-Listing-Agent/414533/ 2011-09-06T17:13:00Z Where is the review link? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-the-review-link/412068/ When clients change there email address, where is the link to send them?<br \><br \>4 replies Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-is-the-review-link/412068/ 2011-08-17T19:12:00Z (Moved): Are the zestimate listings confused with "For Sale" listings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Are-the-zestimate-listings-confused-with-For-Sale-listings/407437/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-the-zestimate-listings-confused-with-For-Sale-listings/407210/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-the-zestimate-listings-confused-with-For-Sale-listings/407210/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 14 Jul 2011 21:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Are-the-zestimate-listings-confused-with-For-Sale-listings/407437/ 2011-07-14T21:50:00Z Condo's not approved by Fannie Mae http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Condo%27s-not-approved-by-Fannie-Mae/395812/ Ok, I have a borrower, buying two different condo's, putting down 25%.&nbsp;Neither condos are Fannie approved, and both have 48% NOO.&nbsp; I spent three weeks setting up with a company that told me they could do it and then they said NOO is 30%..<br/><br/>Borrower is A credit, these are investments.&nbsp; Everything else is perfect.&nbsp; Any ideas would be great.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Condo%27s-not-approved-by-Fannie-Mae/395812/ 2011-04-20T00:02:00Z sign sweep coming up in next two weeks, check your signs! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/sign-sweep-coming-up-in-next-two-weeks-check-your-signs/394036/ OKC is planning a sign sweep in the next few weeks, you might think you're in compliance but check the rules again - check out the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.okc.gov/your_neighborhood/sign_sweep_brochure_citizen.pdf">no sign zone</a> brochure - there's more info on the OKC website -best to double check your signs even if you think you're in compliance..signs are too expensive to just lose them.<br \><br \>6 replies Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/sign-sweep-coming-up-in-next-two-weeks-check-your-signs/394036/ 2011-04-07T14:54:00Z is it my imagination or does contribution activity affect your appearances on home searches? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-my-imagination-or-does-contribution-activity-affect-your-appearances-on-home-searches/391999/ I ask because I've noticed that on days when I've logged onto zillow and participated quite a bit I seem to get more customer contacts for the next few days in the zip codes that I haven't purchased.&nbsp; <strong>Is this a coincidence?</strong>&nbsp; the activity has nothing to do with the zip code as there are pretty much NEVER oklahoma questions on here.&nbsp; Have others noticed the same thing? or do you know for a fact there is any&nbsp;correlation between posting and showing up?&nbsp;&nbsp;I realize showing up doesn't mean people will contact you but they certainly don't if you don't show up- so there is a relationship there for sure.&nbsp;<br \><br \>7 replies Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/is-it-my-imagination-or-does-contribution-activity-affect-your-appearances-on-home-searches/391999/ 2011-03-23T20:07:00Z Looking for Realtors http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Realtors/391435/ I am a Lender in Oklahoma City.&nbsp; I am looking for advice on how to break the ice with Realtors.&nbsp; All of my business coms from Zillow.&nbsp; Since the market change, I know I need to have a relatioship with Realtors.&nbsp; I have send emails and made phone calls, but nothing has really came of it.&nbsp; I have great rates, my underwriter and process are in the office.&nbsp; I have awesome turn around time.&nbsp; I just need to get advice.&nbsp; I just need a little help.&nbsp; Any suggests or ideas would be awesome.&nbsp;<br \><br \>8 replies Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-Realtors/391435/ 2011-03-19T15:44:00Z Max investment properties. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Max-investment-properties/391430/ I need to ask my underwriter this, but it is Saturday morning.&nbsp; Anyway did the rule change from owning 4 max properties including your primary.&nbsp; I have a guy that can handle a 5th property.&nbsp; I just can't find where it says it is ok.&nbsp; Last I heard was 4 max.&nbsp; Any ideas or links anyone can help me with.<br/>Thanks <br/>Steffnie in Oklahoma<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Max-investment-properties/391430/ 2011-03-19T14:54:00Z