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RE: Foam Insulation Yes or No? (Follow-Up #32)

posted by: dallasbill on 08.04.2008 at 10:29 am in Building a Home Forum

Closed cell has to have some kind of answer to the fact that it it impervious to a leak, so they say it 'controls it to one loaction.'

So, how is one to locate this one leaky location, hmmmmmmmm? Go up in the attic and poke holes each time it rains and see if water pours out?! I'm being fascetious, of course, but HOW?

We have open cell (Sealection500) and we had 2 separate leaks in our metal roof flashing above a foamed vaulted ceiling. There is no way in hell we ever would have found them it hadn't come through the side wall 5 hours after the storm. I'd much rather deal with a warranty covered repair now than discover something months/years down the road with a closed cell foam leak.

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RE: Agent Interview Questions for sellers (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: roselvr on 07.05.2008 at 06:39 pm in Buying and Selling Homes Forum

Added previewing photos / info for MLS

Agent Questions

Name - ____________________________________________________________________________________

Office Name ________________________________________________________________________________

Office Phone ________________________________________________________________________________

1) How many homes have you sold in my area? ___________________________________________________
Do you cover other towns / zip codes? YES NO
Explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________

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2) How much is your commission? _____________________________________________________________

3) What percentage do you give a buyers agent if you do not bring a buyer in? __________________________________________________________________________________________

4) Is it negotiable if you bring a buyer? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

5) What if I bring in a buyer with advertising I do? __________________________________________________

6) How long is the contract going to be? 3 months ____________ 6 months__________

7) If I am not happy for any reason will I be able to break the contract? YES_____ NO_____

8) How long will it take for the contract to be voided? _______________________________________________

9) What is the proceedure that needs to be followed if I am not happy? ________________________________

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10) Where do you rank on the MLS? ___________________________________________________________

11) Where do you rank on the office team? ______________________________________________________

12) Do you work with the military?______ Yes _______ No ___________

13) Are you or your office listed at base housing? ________Yes _______No__________

14) How long have you been in the business? ____________________________________________________

*Note - if the agent is new, ask about their background....
Do they have marketing knowledge / training? ___________________________________________________
Do they have web site training? _______________________________________________________________

15) Are you full time, part time, do you work another job? ___________________________________________

16) How many houses a year do you sell__________how many do you list______________________________

17) Do you do OPEN HOUSEs or AGENTs OPEN HOUSES / LUNCHEONs? YES / NO

___________________________________________________________________________________________

18) If we have an open house, when should I expect feedback? ________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

19) Will the feedback be a phone call or email? ____________________________________________________

20) How often will you touch base with me to give me information about our listing?

___________________________________________________________________________________________

21) Do you have your own web site, in addition to the agent link on the office web site? YES / NO

Web site URL _______________________________________________________________________________

22) How much of your business comes from the web site? ________________________%

23) Do you use email? YES ______ NO ________

24) Do you pay for enhanced listings with multiple pictures on Realtor.com? ____YES____ NO _______________

25) Do you do featured listings on realtor.com? YES / NO _____________________________________________

26) What kind of advertising do you do and where? __________________________________________________

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27) Do you advertise in the newspaper? If so which ones? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

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28) Do you advertise price drops in the paper (Sunday only)? YES / NO

29) Do you advertise open houses in the paper (Friday Sunday)? YES / NO

30) Do you use an info box? YES / NO

31) Do you have an assistant? YES / NO

32) If an assistant: who is the one I would be dealing with for questions, feedback and such?
Explain assistants role

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33) If I need to speak with the listing agent for something, how is that handled?

___________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

34) When an offer comes in, who does the negotiating, the agent or the assistant?

35) How much would you list our house for? _______________________________________________________

36) Who takes your photos? ____________________________________________________________________

May I preview the photo / info before it goes on the MLS to check for accuracy and to make sure the photos show my house at it's best? ____________________________________________

How long will it take to fix things like removal of bad photos and/or spelling errors? ___________________________________________________________

37) Would you consider using a profession photographer for photos? YES / NO

38) Do you use virtual Tours? YES / NO

39) Do you use a stager? YES / NO

40) Do you feel there is something we can do to make the house more desirable to sell?

___________________________________________________________________________________________

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41) Anything else you would like me to know?

___________________________________________________________________________________________

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RE: Checklist for materials selections? Please!!?? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: mightyanvil on 03.01.2008 at 10:19 pm in Building a Home Forum

Collecting information by room may be helpful to you but your builder needs to have it organized by trade so he can give it to the subcontractor responsible for the work. This is best done in the standard CSI 16 division construction specification format.

The other thing you should realize is that a GC should have all of this information now rather than just in time to use it.

Here is a link that might be useful: CSI Divisions

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