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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Step 1:   Find a Realtor, then find a house; so I can complete your mortgage.

Step 2:   Move in.

Step 3:   Enjoy your new home.

Step 4:   Repeat !

Mar 12, 2016 02:11 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

ask for a copy of the pre-approval "for your records" or the contact info for the mortgage broker, just so you can touch base and keep him uptodate.  Then call to verify the preapproval :)

Mar 12, 2016 03:40 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Music to my ears!🎶🎶🎶

Mar 12, 2016 02:07 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

"Great! Ask your mortgage broker to send me a copy of your pre-approval and let's meet tomorrow. I'll get your criteria and work up a list of homes you'd like to see."

Mar 12, 2016 04:37 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

SEND ME THE PROOF!!!!!

Mar 13, 2016 12:31 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

For me, the next step is to vet the qualification. Once the vetting is complete, we are off to the races. In my area ...competition is still strong.  

Mar 13, 2016 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Let's find you a home.

Mar 12, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Provide a copy of the "qualifying" document to me, and we'll discuss Agency and Buyer Broker Agreement! 

Mar 12, 2016 08:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Vegas Bob. I would review the pre-qualification letter and call the loan officer, especially if you are familiar with the person. Ask the questions you need to know to move forward with the client.

Mar 12, 2016 07:59 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

"Show me the paperwork and lets get you into a home."

Mar 12, 2016 05:57 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Now know what you want for that money. Find a Realtor you can trust and.....enjoy a  short journey into your new home.

Mar 12, 2016 02:19 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Start an email drip with their specified needs in the home to purchase.

Mar 14, 2016 02:23 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

put it in gear, Vegas Bob, and find that client a home....

Mar 13, 2016 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Let's sit down and discuss what you may be looking to buy.

Mar 13, 2016 06:41 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I like it!  Next step is my Lexus.

Mar 13, 2016 04:41 AM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

For me, the next step is the Initial Buyer Interview.  I sit down with my new client or clients for about an hour, and we talk mostly about the home they are looking for.  Location, priorities, must haves, must not haves.  It gives us a chance to get to know one another and see if we are a good fit.   It also demonstrates my committment to their dream -- that's what they really want to know.

Mar 13, 2016 04:36 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I want to see the letter...I was told someone once that he was prequalified and the letter was 9 months old. I had him call my lender and was told not to waste my time on him.

Mar 13, 2016 04:28 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

How much and with who?

If a web-based lender, get them pre-qualified with your preferred lender to ale sure, rather than wasting your time and money.

Mar 13, 2016 03:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Ask how much they are qualified for, set an appointment and ask them to bring a copy of the letter!

Mar 13, 2016 01:58 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

show me the letter

 

Mar 13, 2016 01:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Take a look at the lender letter.

Mar 13, 2016 01:00 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Prove it to me...then, let the customer service begin! Oh, and sign here too!

Mar 13, 2016 12:41 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Happiness is......

Mar 12, 2016 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Robert 'VEGAS BOB' Swetz Ask for the pre qualification letter as proof.

Mar 12, 2016 11:09 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential
​Vegas Bob,

 

As a former lender I would stay on that subject and determine how much they can really afford and want to spend. Lenders often approve people for higher loan amounts than they really need or want to take on.
Mar 12, 2016 10:12 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Wow, I do love working with those who are prepared!"I share.

"Let us sit awhile and talk about this next chapter in your life."

Mar 12, 2016 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

What size ?

Mar 12, 2016 09:59 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Prove it!

Mar 12, 2016 09:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would set up an appointment with them and read the letter and discuss home buying process.

Mar 12, 2016 09:57 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Great!

Now I need to chat with your lender or let's get you over to one of my trusted lenders to get you pre-APPROVED so we know you have the documentation to back up the verbal pre-qual. Pre-qualified don't cut it in Cali.

Mar 12, 2016 09:49 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Let's meet in my office and start a dialog about what type of home fits your needs. 

Mar 12, 2016 09:29 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Me: "Outstanding news and Congratulations! What time tomorrow at 9am would you like to see the homes that I emailed you? By the way, email me that pre-approval. I will need it when we make an offer!"

Mar 12, 2016 09:14 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

"Great.  May I have a copy of the letter from your lender?    When can we meet to discuss your homebuying plans?"

Mar 12, 2016 09:08 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Get your hands on a copy of that pre-approval letter.  The rest is easy

Mar 12, 2016 08:53 PM