I would be more then happy to help you find a home if that would be something you are interested in. You can contact me on my cell(616)299-9602. Or visit my website www.josephwreed.com let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.
RE/MAX of Grand Rapids... more
I would like to take a moment and let everyone know what an amazing experience I had with Sondra TenClay, of Coldwell Bankers. I relocated from Kansas City, I was out here looking for a home alone, while
There are good agents and bad agents - the same can be said in all professions. I'm sorry the agent you had previously was not what you needed.
The best way to find an agent you are happy with is to ask friends and family if possible and interview a few to see who you are comfortable with. You can and should ask for references (especially since you've had a negative experience). If they won't give you references, don't hire them.
Most agents represent both sellers and buyers but there are some who 'specialize' in one or the other. They both take the same classes to get their licenses. Their experience (work with buyers or sellers more) is what would differentiate them being a 'buyers agent' or a 'sellers agent' (i.e. who do they have more experience working with - buyers or sellers).
Once you find an agent you are comfortable with (after interviewing a few), you can ask them to do an Exclusive Buyers contract. There should be absolutely NO reason they would not be willing to do a contract because it protects them as well as you. I always do an exclusive contract with my buyers.
I hope this helps and good luck in your search.
I'm not sure about ways to find out the top agent in your area. However, I think you should focus on finding the right agent for YOU. Just because an agent closes XX deals a year doesn't necessarily mean they'll be a good agent for you. With only 3 years in the business, I'm still a "newbie" and don't do a huge volume of business yet. BUT...I'm constantly amazed at how so-called "experienced" agents make mistakes in their contracts and provide bad customer service to their clients and other agents. If I were you, I'd ask friends, family or co-workers for recommendations. Good luck!... more
I may be able to help you with that. I actually live in Allendale and service the surrounding areas. Please contact me so we can discuss your exact needs.
Audra Pratt 616-617-8610
Keller Williams Realty... more
To Mr. Goat:
In answering the question you gave a very negative answer to my question. You assumed anyone asking about a grant is flat broke and should not be allowed to own a home, without knowing anything about that person. Shame on you.
Home Buyer... more
Glad to hear you have a job.
Since you've already submitted an offer and had your inspection, the only person who can answer your questions would be your agent. We cannot interfere, and you could never include enough information online for us to guestimate an answer.
I do suggest reading all paperwork for your offer carefully, some options may be available.... more