Hey Camille! Glad to see you're putting some $$ into building your business. Very few agents are. My advice and experience are as follows:
1. Be patient. 2 weeks is a fraction of what you need to "wait out." 90-120 days is a better barometer.
2. Yes they are real leads, but remember that most folks come to Trulia, zillow, etc to be anonymous. So it's to be expected that many won't reply.
This is about developing a good follow up campaign and process, probably OUTSIDE of Trulia. Let me know if you'd ever like to sit down discuss, we'd be happy to share some idea of how we're making these systems work over here.... more
Hey Scott B. This should be relatively simple, so long as you're working with a true Professional. What does that mean? Someone with:
1. A service guarantee that if you're not happy, you can cancel. You want to be fair of course and see if the agent can remedy the issues.
2. And an Agent who understands (as well as their brokerage) that it's bad business to force someone to keep a listing active who is just unhappy or has changed their mind.
All of that said, this assumes that either your plans have changed or you're unhappy with service. There have been many instances over the years of Sellers cancelling a listing so they can sell it "on the side" to a neighbor. That's just bad karma.
It depends on the area you are in. If most of the homes in your buying area have basements then the addition of the basement will without question add value. Nine foot walkout basements are getting to be very popular in areas where there are sloping lots. In my opinion the walkout or daylight basement option is the best option for people who need extra space to expand. It is usually the most comfortable living space in the home. It is a great place to add theater rooms or other recreation rooms as well as added bedrooms.
It normally costs about $65-75.00 / foot to finish any area in the home above ground level. It costs about $20-25.00/ square ft. to finish basement area if the basement is there. It is much less expensive to build a home and finish needed area in the basement than to build needed areas above basement areas and then not finish the basement.... more
We have many assisted living communities here but I am not aware of any that offer a "purchase" option. My Mom is 95 so I have visited most or all of them and a purchase option was never mentioned anywhere. These facilities are primarily dedicated to providing superior care/quality of life for elderly people and most receive substantial assistance from the VA, etc.. However, we have many 55+ senior communities which all offer purchase opportunities and the "Reverse Mortgage" is currently very popular here. If you're not familiar with how the Reverse Mortage works, you can get info at the link below. Consult your financial advisor if this option would be good for you.... more
This is the amount the owner in default purchased the property for. For bank-owned property, this is the amount the foreclosing lender bought back the property at auction forwhich is the amount the foreclosing lender was owed which I assume is the case on this home.... more