Zillow Advice: Pro-to-Pro - Is anyone charging for CMA's ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate It has been occurring all ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ It has been occurring all too frequently in my area. I am sorry, but I do not go into someone's job asking them for free things just because a lawyer said it is free. <br/><br/>People call in and need me to come out to their home - time/gas it all costs me- when I could be working on something that I know will pay off in the end. <br/><br/>They tell me they need this CMA for their lawyer for a divorce case so their spouse can buy them out,.....or to refi.... There is a zero chance of a listing in this case. <br/><br/>I do them 100% free when I know that a listing could be in the mix, however to go out and kill all that time, all that legwork for nothing?!... no. Not me. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2013-08-20T19:15:00Z @hpvanc - Will you clarify ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ @hpvanc - Will you clarify what credentials or quaility auditing systems would make <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">Realtors</a> as a whole more like professional service providers in your opinion? This is in no way confrontational. I am simply curious. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-18T06:23:00Z Help pay for what course ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ Help pay for what course Fees? <br/> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-18T06:06:00Z When they charge, they usually ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ When they charge, they usually are called BPO's instead (broker price opinion).<br/><br/> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 02:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-18T02:11:00Z I don't charge for CMA's ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ I don't charge for CMA's as I consider it part of the service I provide in my <a href="http://www.zillow.com">Real Estate</a> business. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-18T01:34:00Z Without more legitimate credentials ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ Without more legitimate credentials and some kind of quality audit process, I don't think consumers will be willing to pay for CMA's.&nbsp; I agree that agents should be paid for legitimate professional services, however at this time as a group they don't have credentials or the will to upgrade their credentials as a group to be paid and treated like a professional service provider.&nbsp; Many agents are very opposed to doing what it would take to make their occupation into what could be considered professional services. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-18T00:11:00Z Without more legitimate credentials ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ Without more legitimate credentials and some kind of quality audit process, I don't think consumers will be willing to pay for CMA's.&nbsp; I agree that agents should be paid for legitimate professional services, however at this time as a group they don't have credentials or the will to upgrade their credentials as a group to be paid and treated like a professional service provider.&nbsp; Many agents are very opposed to doing what it would take to make their occupation into what could be considered professional services. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-18T00:11:00Z I had an agent working for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ <p>I had an agent working for me that did most of her income from CMAs, mainly for attorneys for court cases, divorce and estate settlements and tax grievences. I agree if the person wants to sell we do it for free but with no intention to sell our time is money.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-18T00:11:00Z Many people are using them ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ <em>Many people are using them to get a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates/">loan</a> mods</em> <br/><br/>Doubt that.... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-17T23:59:00Z It's part of the cost of ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ It's part of the cost of doing business in my opinion. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-anyone-charging-for-CMA%27s/423241/ 2011-11-17T23:57:00Z