Also make sure that your agent has access to a 3rd party that will "blast" out your listing to all the home search websites. An examplewould be www.listingsmagic.com. If you leave it up to your agent to get the listing on all the sites, it will never get done, there are too many sites!... more
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Is there some reason you're asking this? Do you not feel comfortabe with the knowledge of your realtor?
Is there some reason your realtor is making you feel this way?
It don't take too many years doing real estate to learn about the different areas of this town. (maybe you need to ask how long they've been a realtor) It's part of your job to learn about the areas. In an office, we talk to each other all the time about different areas of town. I know Colorado Springs seems large to some people, but it really isn't that large.
When you find the home you want to buy, ask the realtor to pull some comps for the area you wanting to buy in. That should help you feel like you're paying the right amount. Make sure the comps are sold homes with in the last 6 months and in the same subdivision if possible.
I've worked as a Buyer's Agent and a Seller's Agent. You get to know your client very well. You learn what they like and want. I love working as a Seller's Agent and helping my Seller find just the right home when they are ready to buy. It becomes a relationship for years. As a realtor you want that relationship to last years. You become a tool for the family. Someone they can trust.
Hope this helps,
Gilda Baxter GRI, SRES... more
Of course, you're angry now. And, you have every right to be. Unfortunately, there is ZERO rhyme or reason when it comes to banks and short sales. Your offer may have been the first, and may have been accepted by the Seller, subject to bank approval of short sale. What this means is that the bank can reject the offer at any time, whether or not they have another offer that is better.
The only way that you're going to get resolution now is to hire an attorney and have him/her start legal proceedings. Now, this will get expensive, so be prepared. And there's limited chances that you'll get a resolution that will be acceptable to you.
Probably the best thing for you to do is accept what the Seller's Agent is telling you, and stick to your guns. Then, when they tell you that your offer has been rejected, make sure that you tell the Seller's Agent that you are requiring, in writing, the rejection and cancellation of contract. Then you wait and see if you get your rejection notice.
More than likely, the whole thing is on the up and up, and you can move on to the next home. But, if the bank (or Seller, or Seller's Agent) is playing games, you may get the home in the long run. Very doubtful, but possible. I would just plan to start looking again and see if you can't find a better home. And make sure you're using a Buyer's Agent. Good luck.... more