Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Pro-to-Pro,CA http://www.zillow.com/advice/CA/pro-to-pro/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate 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 \>183 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 Partnership to Send Traffic to Zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Partnership-to-Send-Traffic-to-Zillow/573542/ We are interested in integrating Zestimate data into our pages that receive 6m unique visitors per month, and driving people to Zillow.&nbsp; Do you have APIs for this?<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Partnership-to-Send-Traffic-to-Zillow/573542/ 2015-01-27T01:27:00Z How can I find the value of my home in the year 2001 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-value-of-my-home-in-the-year-2001/571817/ 6 replies Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-value-of-my-home-in-the-year-2001/571817/ 2015-01-10T19:02:00Z What is monthly investment for Loan Officer leads? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-monthly-investment-for-Loan-Officer-leads/572466/ 2 replies Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-monthly-investment-for-Loan-Officer-leads/572466/ 2015-01-17T00:52:00Z Do the sellers and sellers' agent need to sign the Natural Hazards Disclosure Statement? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-the-sellers-and-sellers%27-agent-need-to-sign-the-Natural-Hazards-Disclosure-Statement/572488/ I recently received an unsigned Natural Hazards Disclosure Statement and Report from the sellers agent for my buyer. In the disclosure statement there are one of two options that the transferors (sellers) can check. One states that "the knowledge herein is true and correct to the best of the transferors knowledge up to the date of the signatures." The other option states that the "transferors and agents have exercised good faith in the selection of a third party report provider" and doesn't allude to signatures.<br/><br/>I'm assuming that the listing agent thinks that since the second option doesn't mention signatures that she and her sellers don't need to sign the disclosure statement. However the first option only mentions signatures in regards to the date. According to the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=civ&amp;group=01001-02000&amp;file=1103-1103.14">CA Civil Code section 1103-1103.14,</a>&nbsp;D-2 "A consultant's report shall always be accompanied by a&nbsp;completed and signed Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement."<br/><br/>Has anyone else ever received an unsigned NHD Disclosure Statement? Any thoughts?<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 17 Jan 2015 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Do-the-sellers-and-sellers%27-agent-need-to-sign-the-Natural-Hazards-Disclosure-Statement/572488/ 2015-01-17T05:13:00Z I'm looking for a comphesive online tenant screening company. I only need this as a one time inquiry http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-looking-for-a-comphesive-online-tenant-screening-company-I-only-need-this-as-a-one-time-inquiry/424513/ 12 replies Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I%27m-looking-for-a-comphesive-online-tenant-screening-company-I-only-need-this-as-a-one-time-inquiry/424513/ 2011-12-01T19:29:00Z Getting leads as loan officer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-leads-as-loan-officer/548949/ Good Afternoon Everyone,<br/>I just recently became a loan officer, and it has been 7 months since I started.<br/>I started working as a junior processor for about 3 years now and wanted to get something more out of life than just sitting in front of computer all day, but it is not easy trying to get leads.<br/>I focus on farming realtors, but they just don't seem to open the door on me.<br/>I am so excited to share what I can provide for the realtors and confident that I will be working my butt off to satisfy the costumers, but I just can't get the chance. <br/>Maybe because I am too young? but I don't think that matters because I am willing to work extra miles so that I won't be looked down upon...<br/>I just need advices from all of you...<br/>I am desperate. If someone just gives me a chance... <br/><br \><br \>8 replies Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-leads-as-loan-officer/548949/ 2014-07-09T00:26:00Z Is THE REDX worth the money? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-THE-REDX-worth-the-money/481949/ I am considering buying into the redx, but I have never been used a expired/FSBO company to generate leads. I have always done it the old&nbsp;fashioned&nbsp;way.. Any thoughts on whether or not this is a good source of lead generation?<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-THE-REDX-worth-the-money/481949/ 2013-03-08T19:53:00Z Appraising vacant land lots http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraising-vacant-land-lots/571041/ Hello,<br/>Thanks for looking into my post.<br/>&nbsp;I own a dozen of vacant land lots at Hollywood hills area.&nbsp;<br/>I have preliminary building plans for some of them.<br/>I&nbsp;am looking to evaluate their value.<br/>Any recommendations on appraising vacant land lots? How it is done?&nbsp;<br/>Any recommendation on a professional appraiser?<br/><br/>Thank you!<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraising-vacant-land-lots/571041/ 2015-01-03T00:39:00Z I just passed my state exam and want to begin a career in real estate but I have some concerns http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-passed-my-state-exam-and-want-to-begin-a-career-in-real-estate-but-I-have-some-concerns/563743/ Hi everyone, I have a few concerns: 1. I have a full time job mon-fri 7-4 2. I do not have a nest egg to allow me to transition to real estate full time as of the moment ( my goal is to be able to transition to full time) 3. The reason I must stay with my full time job for now is for the benefits for my family. 4. All the fees I must pay will really hurt my family's income without having a retun on my investment. I am a hard worker who puts everything I have into accomplishing my goals, and I feel like I am in a catch 22. As all I cam give will be after 4pm and on weekends. I realize that I will be sacrificing 'family time' as I embark on this endeavor. I am brand new to this and all I know as of now is what I studied for my state exam. I have interviewed with some large brokerages and will be interviewing with some smaller as well. I am looking for a company where I can get the assistance and training I need, without breaking the bank while I am just beginning to network. I welcome all advice. Thanks so much.<br \><br \>22 replies Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-just-passed-my-state-exam-and-want-to-begin-a-career-in-real-estate-but-I-have-some-concerns/563743/ 2014-10-21T16:41:00Z Guess what this is... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Guess-what-this-is/478920/ <br/><br/><img imageid="X1-IA-1849rgpmt9ysv_gs0ez" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8" height=" 355px" width=" 495px" src="http://photos2.zillow.com/o_a/IS-1849rgpmuoj8d.jpg"/><br \><br \>8 replies Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Guess-what-this-is/478920/ 2013-02-16T23:29:00Z Referral fee for 1099ed marketing intern? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Referral-fee-for-1099ed-marketing-intern/570673/ I'm very familiar with section 8 of RESPA. &nbsp;However, I was contacted by someone who said that they've been a "1099ed marketing intern" for other real estate agents before and they were paid 25% of whatever the commission was. &nbsp;She wants to switch and do the same for me. &nbsp;Now I'm second guessing section 8...is this a loophole? as long as they are 1099ed as an "employee"?<br \><br \>7 replies Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Referral-fee-for-1099ed-marketing-intern/570673/ 2014-12-29T23:40:00Z my boyfriend and I just got licensed. been door knocking, Got Listing Appointment Set! now what? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-boyfriend-and-I-just-got-licensed-been-door-knocking-Got-Listing-Appointment-Set-now-what/567253/ <p>I don't have money until I get a sale to join Realtors association. Do I have to use C.A.R. forms for listing agreement? The gentlemen also said his last agent paid for professional photos, I said I would too! (I think it got me the appointment) Will I need a form stating this agreement between us? any other forms than just the standard Listing Agreement form?! Can I just put on a combo code lock box? Thanks!</p><br/><br/><p>Soooo excited! I've been working hard&nbsp;learning to lead generate. Now it's time to learn to close!</p><br \><br \>16 replies Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-boyfriend-and-I-just-got-licensed-been-door-knocking-Got-Listing-Appointment-Set-now-what/567253/ 2014-11-20T00:44:00Z I am a new real estate agent seeking a great company/broker that I can join http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/559953/ I would like to join a company that will give me training/mentorship. I am not willing to do any cold calling and If I am asked if I am "coachable", you can go to hell. I am a hard worker and want to devote my life to real estate however I currently have a car borrowing/sharing issue but plan to purchase one of my own asap but I need to make some money first. would any company big or small that exists within 5 miles of 91754 please contact me at 3232131760.<br \><br \>5 replies Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/559953/ 2014-09-19T23:39:00Z How can I save my favorite homes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-save-my-favorite-homes/534529/ 3 replies Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-save-my-favorite-homes/534529/ 2014-03-31T16:07:00Z Zillow as a search tool for my website http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-as-a-search-tool-for-my-website/570060/ 4 replies Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-as-a-search-tool-for-my-website/570060/ 2014-12-20T19:42:00Z What brokerage should a Realtor work for in LA? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-brokerage-should-a-Realtor-work-for-in-LA/569223/ Hi!<br/>&nbsp;<br/>I'm looking for advice based on other Realtor's personal experience in LA. I'm trying to eliminate some expenses and $1000 a year in monthly brokerage fees seems unnecessary. Has anyone had good luck at "100% brokerages," that you only pay per transaction? Or, do you have a good split somewhere with no monthly fees?<br/><br/>Thanks!&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-brokerage-should-a-Realtor-work-for-in-LA/569223/ 2014-12-10T02:55:00Z 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 \>157 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 How do I check a renter's credit? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-check-a-renter%27s-credit/480241/ How do I check a person's credit before I would rent a room to him/her?&nbsp; What else should I find out him/her, and how?<br \><br \>8 replies Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-check-a-renter%27s-credit/480241/ 2013-02-25T23:46:00Z How do I check a renter's credit? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-check-a-renter%27s-credit/480241/ How do I check a person's credit before I would rent a room to him/her?&nbsp; What else should I find out him/her, and how?<br \><br \>8 replies Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-check-a-renter%27s-credit/480241/ 2013-02-25T23:46:00Z