Baton Rouge Real Estate Agents: Shocking Study Of Sellers’ Ways Of Picking Their Agent

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Agents: Shocking Study Of Sellers’ Ways Of Picking Their Agent

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Their a new blog post on Active Rain by Bill Cherry describing the results recently published in the April Issue of Texas Realtor. Bill Cherry’s article is here! Here’s a snippet:

1.) 62% of home sellers only interviewed one agent before listing their home.

2.) 19% of home sellers talked to three agents before they selected one

3.) 22% were more interested in determining the list price that would make their home competitive than any other service a listing agent would provide.

4.) 1% thought professional designations were important when picking their agent. The other 99% didn’t see the value to be of consequence.

5.) 3% found picked their agent by walking in or calling a real estate office and speaking to the agent who had floor duty at the time they called.

Are Greater Baton Rouge Realtors Performing BPOs For Lenders Illegally?

http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Are Baton Rouge Realtors Performing BPOs For Lenders Illegally?: No More BPOs For You! (How You Could be Violating RELRA)

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Renee PorsiaOn February 16, 2010, Renee Porsia posted an interesting article on AgentGenius entitled, “No More BPOs For You! (How You Could be Violating RELRA)

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It’s an interesting read and I recommend appraisers take time to read this one! Here’s a snippet:

Perform a BPO and you may be violating the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA) and the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act, and could be prosecuted by the Real Estate Commission or the State Board of Certified Appraisers or both.”

“For those Brokers/Realtors who are currently performing BPOs or those who have been performing BPOs to get extra income, those days are over and they should be grateful they have not yet been caught thus far.”

Mary Thompson AppraiserMary Thompson also wrote on Active Rain about this very topic, “Just say no to BPO’s… in place of a bona fide appraisal

 

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