Frequently Asked Questions

My client needs help with their credit history?

1.Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman“Turning Self-Worth Into Net-Worth”Tara@thecreditwoman.comTheCreditWoman.comwww.SendOutCards.com/53116215-350-2483 (c)267-535-2907 (f)2. creditrepair.com

What are Chatrice’s office hours?

Chatrice’s office hours are Monday – Thursday 12pm to 8pm and Friday 10-5.

What are Scot’s office hours?

Scot is a marketing and training consultant for the office and his office hours may vary. Please contact Scot Mentzer directly via email or Phone at 215-605-7586 to set up an appointment.

Can I drop my Listing or AOS paperwork at the office?

No.Liberty Bell Real Estate uses the Dotloop Real Estate transaction system for all submissions of listing and buyer transactions.Note: The office NO Longer Accepts the submission of Transactions via paper or email. Please contact Scot Mentzer for account information.Please upload all signed and supporting documentation for real estate transactions to the Dotloop website via your individual Dotloop account.Please visit the Dotloop Training Site for Agent Training Videos at the Dotloop Training Center

Does Liberty Bell have a list of Home Inspectors?

Liberty Bell Real Estate does not provide, or coordinate home inspections, but you may provide the list of home inspectors below to your clients. This list is not an endorsement of any one or all of the inspectors on the list.

Strong Foundations Home Inspection

Nick OstrowskiPhone: 610-792-949Service Area: Philadelphia

Neil Klein

Inspections Unlimited215-793-0900www.ashi.org/homeinspectors/Pennsylvania/Glenside/14168DD.aspxService Area: Philadelphia

Value Guard Inspections

610-642-5500www.pa-homeinspection.com/pa/Service Area: Philadelphia

Total Home Inspections

Phil Rubenstien215-542-4991TotalHomeInspec2@aol.comService Area: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery,

Jack Milne

Tri County Home Inspection Company215-295-2030 215-752-3700610-296-2004 610-346-7880E-Mail: info@tcinspect.comwww.tcinspect.comMain Office Address:803 W. Trenton AvenueMorrisville, PA 19067Service Area: Bucks

Scott Bobowicz

Win Home InspectionWebsite http://www.wini.com/newtownOffice Phone (215) 860-1972Fax (215) 345-6427Service Area: Bucks

Matt Tracy

215-364-2904Cell: 215-208-8365Fax: 215-340-1581npimtracy@yahoo.comhttp://www.npiweb.com/tracyService Area: Bucks

Mike Nixon

Nixons Home Inspections(717) 278-00731085 Rettew Mill RoadEphrata, PA 17522Service Area: Berks County

What is Liberty Bell’s HUD ID number?

“Liberty Bell, Can submit bids on HUD properties”
HUD Homes1. Our identification number is: NAID LBRTYB5727.2. Office license number: RB0675113. Contact person for MBA Abstract title company : Alana London4. You must send Chatrice a copy of your signed paperwork while you wait for HUD to execute the contract.
Dan has registered as the broker for our office. If you would like to place bids as an agent for your clients, you must register at this site first: HUD Site

What Is Liberty Bell – License Number For Jenkintown Office

All AOS now require the real estate number of your brokers office. Liberty Bell number is RB067511. This numbers goes on the front of the AOS next to the line that says Company License #.

What is Dan’s contact information?

Dan ManeelyOffice (215) 885-3332Mobile (215) 284-2891Email: danmaneely@comcast.net

How do I get started as an agent with Liberty Bell?

Review the getting started flyer that Chatrice will send you.– Chatrice will order business cards for all new agents. Once you receive your first order you will be responsible to pay for the next purchase. If you need to place another order you can contact Chatrice and she will provide you with your order number that is assigned to your business card. You can then contact Vistaprint at 866-614-8002 to place your order.– On the www.libertybelloffice.com site there are instructions if you would like to get licensed in NJ.– “If you would like to pick a office sign up from the office please be sure to contact Chatrice first so she can confirm if there are any signs available. A $10 deposit is required for the use of an rental or for sale sign; when the office sign is returned your deposit will be refunded.”– Liberty Bell does not provide lock boxes to the agents.Please go to Lowes, Home Depo or your local hardware store to purchase one.

Can I purchase my own office signs and if so what company does the office use?

You can purchase your office signs, if you would like. The office designedour For Sale sign and ordered it through www.buildasign.com. You can usewhatever company you would like. You’ll just need to submit the officelogo (EPS Format) to the company that you select.

I’m interested in ordering my own stationery for real estate, which companies can I use?

You can order your own staionery to conduct your real estate business.Liberty Bell has used the following companies for our supplies.– www.Vistaprint.com – www.Bestbuyprint.com – www.stickergiant.com

I’m in need of a professional business picture and want to hold off on using a professional photographer at this time. Can you give me any suggestions?

Chatrice has taken photos of some of our agents. If you would like her to take your photo, schedule an appointment with her.

Can I come into the office to meet with a client?

Yes you can meet with clients at the office. However, you must now reservethe conference room for all appointments handled between the hours of9am to 8pm.
We have created a tab for you, located at www.libertybellbackoffice.comwebsite. The tab is located on top of the page and is calledConference Room. When you click on this tab, it will bringup a monthly calendar of the conference room. You will be able to seewhen the conference room has been reserved or is available.
If you would like to reserve the conference room, you can use this link to schedule the room.
We now have a total of 74 agents at out Liberty Bell Jenkintown officeand we want to ensure that we are able to accommodate you and yourclients.

Can a client come by the office to drop things off or pick something up?

Please let Chatrice know if you have a client stopping by the office todrop off //pick up anything. Advance notification will allow us to makesure your client is taken care of accordingly.

If I have a rental in BrightMLS, do I have to submit any paperwork to the office?

Yes you must submit the following papers to the office:– Consumer Notice & Exclusive right to rent listing contract
Liberty Bell Real Estate uses the Dotloop Real Estate transaction system for all submissions of listing and buyer transactions.
Note: The office NO Longer Accepts the submission of Transactions via paper or email. Please contact Scot Mentzer for account information.
If your paperwork is not submitted, your listing will be removedfrom BrightMLS!!Do I enter my listing in BrightMLS, or is that Chatrice’s responsibility?You’re responsible for entering your own listings and photos in BrightMLS.If you have a problem with putting your listing in BrightMLS, contactBrightMLS customer service at 877-330-9900.

If someone calls the office for me or on my listing, how am I notified?

If someone calls the office and leaves a VM on the office line , we will forward the voice message directly to you. If Dan or Chatrice speak to the client we will provide them with your contact information.

When putting a property up for sale, what paperwork does the office need?

The office needs the following paperwork for a listing. This informationis also listed on the getting started flyer.
Liberty Bell Real Estate uses the Dotloop Real Estate transaction system for all submissions of listing and buyer transactions.
Note: The office NO Longer Accepts the submission of Transactions via paper or email. Please contact Scot Mentzer for account information.
Agents Check Off List– Consumer Notice– Sellers Disclosure– Listing Contract– Estimate Of Closing Cost– Liberty Bell Business Relationship Form
If they have a mortgage on property you will need the following:– Copy of mortgage statement– Signed mortgage authorization form
* We need to know if their is a mortgage or loan owed on the property.Please provide lender name, balance and contact number. Ask your clientfor a copy of their mortgage statement, if they don’t mind giving it to you.The statement gives the office conveyancer detailed information that is needed so she can order the mortgage payoff.

If I have an Executed AOS, what do I need to give the office?

The office needs the following paperwork for a buyer.
Liberty Bell Real Estate uses the Dotloop Real Estate transaction system for all submissions of listing and buyer transactions.
Note: The office NO Longer Accepts the submission of Transactions via paper or email. Please contact Scot Mentzer for account information.
All This information is also listed on the getting started flyer.
– Agents check off list– Consumer notice– Buyers agency contract– Pre-approval letter, or some kind of document with all of the lender contact* If buyer is paying cash please be sure to get proof of funds!!information.– Deposit money notice– Copy of deposit check– Cooperating Broker Compensation– Executed Agreement Of Sale( Need phone# and email address of listing agent)– Estimate of closing cost– Sellers disclosure / lead based paint disclosure form– Liberty Bell forms: radon, mold, home inspection, business relationship formWhen you submit an incomplete file, it slows down the processing time for our office conveyancer. All incomplete files will not be accepted.

Once I have my home inspection, do I need to give the office anything else?

Yes, once your home inspection is over you need to let Chatrice knowhow things went and send her a reply to home inspection form if it applies.Most of the times, we don’t order title until home inspection andnegotiations are complete. This way we still know if you have a live dealor not.

If my AOS is terminated what do I do?

If your AOS is terminated you must do the following:


– Send Chatrice a copy of the termination of AOS document signed by all parties so she can place this in the file and close it for you.
– Termination document is also needed in order for the buyer to receivetheir earnest deposit; we will not write out an escrow check unlessthis is in the file.

Does Liberty Bell have their own title companies?

Yes, Liberty Bell works with two title companies:MBA ABSTRACT / J & T ABSTRACT
Our title companies will charge the minimal amount allowed bythe state for a buyer to get title insurance.
Keep in mind when working with our title companies; it gives us somecontrol over your transaction. If you work with a company thatwe don’t have a relationship with, our input can be limited at times.

Do we have an office Conveyancer? Who orders the certs, U&O and payoffs for my file?

Yes, our office conveyancer is Chatrice Goldsmith.She works with the title companies and processes your file so you can close.Once Chatrice receives an executed file from you submitted via Dotloop, she will send an Intro to Liberty Bell Conveyancer email to both real estate agents and lender.In this email it provides all of Chatrice’s contact information, office hours and the title company contact information.
If you have an executed transaction and the listing agent or lender asks you for the title company information, let them know that your office conveyancer will provide them will of the details via email.
Chatrice will handle the following:– Will order the the title commitment and send to all parties once received– Tax, water, sewer certs, U&O and mortgage payoff(Title company will also assist with this)– Will send out settlement notice to all parties– Will order PRE- HUD before closing– If the buyer or seller needs a closing package sent to them, you mustlet Chatrice know and provide the clients mailing address or email.The title company will forward a package to them with instructions.

Do I need to bring any paperwork to the office after my settlement?

Yes, you must bring these items back to the office once settlement is over.
– Closing Disclosure ( just ask the title clerk for a copy)– Marked up title ( just ask the title clerk for a copy)– Commission checks ( check your commission checks before you leave and make sure the amounts are correct)

When can I expect to receive my commission check?

All Liberty Bell commission checks will be processed in two business days.– The office must have a completed file with all paperwork in order foryour check to be released. Once your check is ready, Chatrice will notify you by phone or email.Were can I purchase Liberty Bell apparel?Some of our agents has placed orders with the following companies.All you have to do is send them the office logo.– www.vistaprint.com– www.phillynative.com– www.olympicpromos.com

I have a listing and need an agent to assist me with an open house?

If you have a listing and need an agent to work the opening with you, or tosit the open house you can send out a group email to all agents.
– In your email be sure to provide all of the details for the opening.Examples: mls#, price, location and time of open house.
– Be sure to tell the agents to contact you if they are interested in working the open house for you.

What is Liberty Bell commission split?

This information is displayed on your Independent Contract form.
Independent Contractor shall receive from the Broker 80%of all commissions that the Independent Contractor earns.Broker shall maintain 20% of all commissions that theIndependent Contractor earns, with a minimum commissionsplit of $1,000 or 50% of commission per transaction,whichever is less and a maximum commission split of $3,500in any calendar year, at which point Independent Contractorwill receive 100% of all commissions earned!
– So if the commission is not the office minimum of $1,000, 50% or $1,000 will be subtracted from the commission amount.Whichever is less.
– On a rental transaction the office will take 20% and there is noBroker service fee.

I referred an agent that joined Liberty Bell, when will I receive my check?

Liberty Bell Real Estate will pay our agents up to $500 for referring other agents to our office. Payments will be made in 2 parts.
Part 1 will be paid in the amount of $250 when the referred agent makes settlement on their first transaction with our office.
Part 2 will be paid in the amount of $250 when the referring agent makes a settlement after the referred agent closes their first transaction.

Do we have a Marketing Plan for agents?

AGENT MARKETING PLAN OPTIONS
At Liberty Bell Real Estate we realize that behind every great agent is a great system and support network. To ensure that you have the tools to build and grow your business, we offer three Marketing plans. Please choose the best option based on your budget and support needs.
Please down load the file here for more information.

Do we have live video trainings on Dotloop?

Liberty Bell Real Estate uses the Dotloop Real Estate transaction system for all submissions of listing and buyer transactions.
Note: The office NO Longer Accepts the submission of Transactions via paper or email. Please contact Scot Mentzer for account information.
Please visit Dotloop Training Site for Agent Training Videos at the Dotloop Training Center