Zillow Advice: Buying Process - What is the value of a real estate agent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Another point to make for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ Another point to make for realtors is when you show a house to your friend who is your client, dress up profeccionally and wear a name tag. He/she will treat you differently. You just remind them again you are working and it's your job. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-16T19:42:00Z I totally agree with the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ I totally agree with the initial consultation. &nbsp;Especially with close friends or relationships that we typically short change. &nbsp;A lot of times the people that are closest to us do not know what we do exactly. &nbsp;We just assume they do because we spend a lot of time with them.&nbsp; Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T15:35:00Z A good realtor can save you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ <em>A good realtor can save you thousands, or tens of thousands, of dollars.</em><br/><br/>Absolutely. When I first started lurking on this forum a few years ago AZ Rob in particular (and a handful of others in general) easily saved me tens of thousands of dollars by thoroughly explaining how much better off I was financially by renting. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T15:33:00Z Yes, it is a competitive ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ Yes, it is a competitive seller's market; and will become even more so as prices continue to drop and foreclosures continue to increase.<br/><br/>So can you list and close in less than 45 days, at 1.2x the price the seller wants?&nbsp; (Not the list price).<br/><br/>Just remember, the seller loses about 7 to 8% in transaction costs when selling...; and in the buying/selling cycle, about 10 to 16% loss, before factoring in bubble deflation and devaluation of the dollar.<br/> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T13:30:00Z A good realtor will know ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ A good realtor will know whats coming on the market before it hits MRIS. I pride myself on networking with other agents, builders, and the local community so my clients will always have first access to new listings. In a competitive market the value added to this alone is priceless. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T13:14:00Z Why would anyone want to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ Why would anyone want to call an agent at Midnight?&nbsp; Or are you talking about house sabotage and water main breaks?<br/><br/>The only people that should be called at midnight are:<br/>1) The fire department<br/>2) The paramedics<br/>3) The IRS: (800)tax-1040.<br/><br/>Frankly, if there was a water main break at midnight on the house I was buying I wouldn't know and I wouldn't call you.&nbsp; And if it was a house that I was selling that you were pimping, I wouldn't call you either as I would either have it shut off faster than making that call, or I wouldn't be in the area, so I wouldn't know.<br/> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T12:13:00Z A good realtor can save you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ A good realtor can save you thousands, or tens of thousands, of dollars. A good realtor can also save you a lot of grief and even keep you out of legal trouble and expensive lawsuits. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 06:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T06:11:00Z I give Agents a lot of value...I'm ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ I give Agents a lot of value...I'm always saying things like "Oh Yeah"-- "Don't think so" --"Is not"--"Says who"--"Yer kiddin, right?"<br/>"NAR SMAR"--"Whine and Spam"--"Who you calling a Bozo?"<br/>"We're all Bozo's on this Bus"<br/><br/>These things add value to the Agent because...Oh wait, I just read your Question<br/><br/>Never Mind Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T04:48:00Z An agent can either be an ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ An agent can either be an invaluable or highly valued asset...or a disastrous financial mistake.<br/>Part time vs. Full time?<br/>How about competent, diligent and knowledgeable. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T04:10:00Z Posted by MagicalHomes in ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ <div class="comment-body rich-content clearfix"><p>Posted by MagicalHomes in 2008</p><p>"Depends what you do with the body!&nbsp; If you break it down to just mineral and chemical components, about $4.50 (U.S. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils)</p><p>65% Oxygen<br/>18% Carbon<br/>10% Hydrogen<br/>3% Nitrogen<br/>1.5% Calcium<br/>1% Phosphorous<br/>0.35% Potassium<br/>0.25% Sulfur<br/>0.15% Sodium<br/>0.15% Chlorine<br/>0.05% Magnesium<br/>0.0004% Iron<br/>0.00004% Iodine</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>When broken down into fluids, tissues and germ fighting our bodies are worth more than $45 million.&nbsp; Heck the marrow alone could yield you&nbsp;$23 million, based on 1,000 grams at $23,000 per gram.</p><p>Does that help?"</p></div> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-value-of-a-real-estate-agent/365708/ 2010-09-10T04:06:00Z