New Agent Megathread

Here’s a great place to start if you are a new agent looking for “new agent” advice in this subreddit. Keep in mind that if your posts are very general questions about getting started, finding leads, choosing the brokerage, or the like, you’ll probably get downvoted and ignored. The subscribers here see this kind of post a lot. Do some digging through old posts before starting this kind of thread.

Thank you to /u/VelocifoxDigital for starting this list. If you can think of anything to add to it or any /r/realtors posts you’d like to see here, comment below.

Becoming An Agent

Common Tough Decisions

Agent Websites

Marketing and Lead Generation

Lead Conversion and Follow Up

Agent Resources and Tools

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r/Realtors reached 10,000+ subscribers!

10k subscribers is a great milestone, we’ve come a long way in the 7 years we’ve been a reddit. Be sure to let you Realtor friends know about the subreddit, can we get to 20k before 2020?

What’s going on at r/Realtors:

Rules

Sub rules are updated in the sidebar and are added to the reporting feature.
Be sure to report any violations of the rules and select the appropriate rules, the mods will be notified.

Discord

We now have a Discord server! Invite here -> https://discord.gg/Nbzm2kh
This will allow subscribers to chat with each other on specific topics and use the voice channels for things like mastermind groups, practicing sales calls/client appointments, etc.
All new r/Realtors posts will be auto-posted in a channel here. Spam and posts violating rules will be deleted from this channel.
The rules, channels and culture of the server are a work in progress.

Moderators

We’ve added a few mods and on the search for a few good subscriber/Realtor mods to help out
We’re looking for a designer/CSS mod to help us come up with a stylesheet and logo
We will need discord mods
Interested in helping? Message the mods

Flair

User flair is available, choose your flair or suggest new flairs
Any suggestions for link flair?

FAQ

We will be starting to work on the FAQ.
If you would like to contribute to the FAQ, message the mods and request wiki permission.

Feedback

We’re always looking for your feedback.
Message the mods with ideas or suggestions.

Here’s to the next 10,000 subscribers!

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Aspiring Realtor in New Yorker taking exam soon and nervous! Tips anyone?

I am taking the 75 hour end of course exam in a few days and the state exam in 3 weeks, for a real estate agent. I just moved to NYC and would like to know some tips about the exam and state exam. I was a realtor in Florida and had friends that gave me some advice there but I don’t know anyone in the industry in NY. Any tips on the exams? What info does NY focus on more? Should I be nervous, not sure why I am?! If anyone has taken the exams within the last 2-3 years please share your experience I would greatly appreciate it thank you!!

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If pigs are flying, should landlords prepare for pig stys?

More than 80 million Americans own a pet.  Many of us consider them a part of our family, but for some their value goes far beyond companionship.  While service animals provide legitimate assistance to those with disabilities, the controversy related to emotional support animals (ESA) continues to generate headlines as people seek a “prescription” that includes everything from hamsters to peacocks and yes… Pigs.

Where does that leave property owners who find themselves in a situation where a tenant is seeking an exception to the “no-pets” policy?

Title 42 of the United States Code requires that landlords “make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.” Simply put, property owners may be required to waive a “no pets” policy if the tenant meets the criteria under the Fair Housing Act.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued FHEO-2013-01 which states:

Housing providers are to evaluate a request for a reasonable accommodation to possess an assistance animal in a dwelling using the general principles applicable to all reasonable accommodation requests.  After receiving such a request, the housing provider must consider the following:

  • Does the person seeking to use and live with the animal have a disability – ie., a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities?
  • Does the person making the request have a disability-related need for an assistance animal? In other words, does the animal work, provide assistance, perform tasks or services for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provide emotional support that alleviates on or more of the identified symptoms or effects of a person’s existing disability?

If the answer to question (1) or (2) is “no” then the FHAct and Section 504 do not require a modification to a provider’s “no pets” policy, and the reasonable accommodation request may be denied.

When faced with such an accommodation request, it’s important to know that the tenant must show their need is connected to their disability and the request is reasonable.  According to the FHA, an accommodation is reasonable if it doesn’t impose an undue financial or administrative burden.  Making the wrong decision could violate the law and potentially require the landlord to have to pay damages to the disabled renter.

 

Think you know the Fair Housing Act?  Take this QUICK QUIZ to find out!

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