When buying a home, the best place to start is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of interest that will jeopardize your negotiating position. Visit http://www.naeba.org for a referral to an Exclusive Buyer's Agent in your area.
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Sometimes agents have houses for sale that the owner would be willing to lease. We know about it and perhaps spread the info by word of mouth or other means without actually publishing that information on the MLS or other sites, since the owners first choice would be to sell. Kind of soft marketing.... more