You asked: Should a Realtor have a local phone number?

Does your realtor have to be local?

A: The Realtor has to be licensed in the state in which the property is located.

Is it OK to contact listing agent directly?

Can buyers contact a listing agent directly? Technically—yes. The only people who may frown upon contacting a listing agent are buyer’s agents, who make their commissions based on representing buyers. But there is no law or rule saying a buyer cannot contact a listing agent.

Is there a Do Not call rule in real estate?

An exemption to the “Do Not Call” rule exists for agents and brokers have an established business relationship with a consumer. In this case, the agent or broker may call for up to 18 months after the consumer’s last purchase, delivery, or payment, provided the consumer doesn’t ask them to stop calling.

Do buyers pay realtor fees?

If you’re buying a home, you’re probably off the hook for paying the commission of the real estate agents. The home seller usually picks up this payment. Typically, the fee is paid by the seller at the settlement table, where the fee is subtracted from the proceeds of the home sale.

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Why do I need a second phone number?

Having a second phone number alleviates issues, helps you screen unwanted calls, and allows you to run an efficient business. Take advantage of the benefits of a second phone without physically having a new one.

Do I need a separate business phone?

Regardless of whether you own a small or big business, having a business phone number works wonders. It gives your business credibility and works to promote the name and image of your company. It also does not give you a problem when you plan to shift base.

Can Buyer talk to seller directly?

Can A Buyer And Seller Communicate Directly? While it is unethical for a REALTOR to speak to another agent’s client, there is nothing wrong with a buyer and seller communicating directly. They are not held to the same ethical standards. It is completely ok for a buyer and seller to directly speak to each other.

Why do Realtors not want buyers and sellers to meet?

A real estate agent stops that. It’s intimidating to have the sellers in the home when buyers walk through it. They may not feel as comfortable looking in all the areas they want to look. When the sellers aren’t present, buyers feel more comfortable looking around and see everything the home offers.

Is it bad to use the same Realtor as the seller?

Buyers can catch a break on Realtor commissions if both sides are using the same agent. The biggest advantage may not be saving money, but the possibility of having a leg up on other buyers by having the seller’s agent know what the other offers are and helping you make the best offer.

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How do you get a realtor to stop calling you?

Make sure your phone is in the Do Not Call Registry. You can register for it here: www.donotcall.gov. Alternatively, you can call toll-free, 1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236), from the number you wish to register. Registration is free.

What happens if you call DNC?

Calling a consumer who has asked not to be called potentially exposes a seller and telemarketer to a civil penalty of $16,000 ($40,000 beginning 08/01/16) per violation. Telemarketers who sell goods or services through interstate telephone methods are required to follow the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule.

Do not call expired listings?

Expired Listings

As an agent, you can call homeowners who originally listed their home with you for up to 18 months after the contract expiration date. Calling during that period of time is allowed as long as the homeowner has not requested that you do not call them.