I noticed this conversation dates back to 2009, but as it's very relevant to our service, we wanted to chime in for anyone else that comes across this thread.
Commission is always negotiable, and the Department of Justice even condones it as good competitive behavior among agents. So 6% commission is almost always the normal rate but that can really vary depending on the location and price of the home you're wanting to sell.
Many agents are willing to be flexible on commission rates, but it's not something they like to advertise. And most clients are not very capable or comfortable negotiating rates.
At UpNest (http://www.upnest.com), we created an online marketplace where home sellers can confidentially submit their homes, and multiple top local agents will compete to obtain your listing. Some agents lower their commission rates to stand out, and every agent that submits a proposal is an experienced agent, so it's not the same as working with a low grade discount brokerage.
There are not many rent to own options in Bedford. Choose an agent from trulia and read their testimonials and have them sort out the best listings that fit your needs and take a look at rentals and for sale properties. You may find your perfect home that fits your needs.... more
Homes usually start at a higher price range. There could be condos or mobile homes in that price range. Every now and again a mobile on its own land MIGHT come up in a lower range. Feel free to contact me if you want me to take a look.... more
It will depend what your purchase agreement states and how long is written in it. You can easily ask the title company or closing lawyer for a copy of the title report to know exactly what it is. Dont take anyone.s word, have your buyer agent check it,. As far as appraisal, call your loan officer and demand it.. Again there is where a good buyer broker should be assisting you... more
Understand that ANYONE can post a rental. Trulia is only displaying 3rd party info, and there are ways for scammers to post fake listings on other websites which then get mirrored on trulia, zillow, realtor, etx.. When a deal seems too good to be true, it is.. ALWAYS verify EVERYTHING you see online with a local Realtor. Realtors adhere to a strict code of ethics which offers you consumer protection and piece of mind. Flag the listings and email firstname.lastname@example.org Browse the agent directory to find a well reviewed local Realtor.... more
You can bring money to the closing table to avoid a short sale in New Hampshire. It's all a personal choice what you decide to do. I don't know your situation but if you are close to foreclosure that can even be postponed if you have a purchase and sale in place. If you need help please feel free to contact me.... more
So sorry you are dealing with such a stressful home purchase. Hopefully, the sellers will begin to act on their decision. If not I would begin to look for another home.. There are many houses waiting for wonderful buyers. It seems that the sellers may continue to be difficult. Enjoy your home buying and move on to a good experience.... more
There are condo's and convex properties on the market and more to come onto the market. In some condo complexes the HOA fees can be high but find out what your affordability is for price, taxes and HOA and start looking if it is feasible you buy if it is not then you rent. Let me know if I can help.... more
If the Realtor is buying the house for 85 - 95% of the appraised value, the Realtor should pay for the appraisal since they are the Buyer and you are the Seller. It is no longer a Buyers market so I would be hesitant to work with that Realtor that is trying to buy your home for under its true value. I do not know how the real estate market is in IN but it sounds like a scam. The Realtor can then sell it for a profit. Monies you should have gotten for it.... more
Merrimack NH made the top 100 most desirable places to live in the United States in 2013. If I recall, it ranked #12 and Windham ranked #23. Don't quote me, but I know I'm very close. Please do your "due diligence" prior to deciding on a new town to live in. Whether it's in NH or another state.... more
The best way to have this question answered is by having a REALTOR come take a look at the property to then provide you with a Competitive Market Analysis. They will show you what is currently on the market that you will be competing with, any properties similar to yours that are currently under contract & a list of the homes (again comparable to yours) that have sold over the past year to year and a half. All of that information with help determine their price opinion.
Hope that help.