In MO, the buyer, the seller and the Realtor all have to agree before the Realtor can represent both sides as a dual agent. In most cases, the Realtor stays with the seller when one of the 3 disagrees to the dual agency because they typically know more about the house then the buyer.
If your current agent is the one who showed you the builder's displays first, then she might be due the commision or at least a partial commission as the procurring cause, so you need to make sure that if you use a second agent they know the first agent was involved, so the first agent doesn't sue the second agent. I would talk to her first, and just let her know that you aren't sure that you are comfortable having her represent both sides and are considering using a different agent and how would she handle it.... more
Zillow's 'zestimate' is ridiculously inaccurate. My house is valued at $83,000 on Zillow, when I paid 10,000 more for it and put a TON of work into it, including new kitchen, baths, furnace, etc. I think that giving such wildly inaccurate estimates gives buyers the sense that they're somehow being 'ripped off.'... more
A home is outstanding condition that is priced right, might sell in a week, a home that is distressed and needs a lot of work and is on a lousy lot might take a year. A home that is wonderful, but is being sold at the same time as other homes that are fabulous and listed at a lower price, might take longer to sell, even if the home is priced correctly, because the other homes were priced lower because their sellers needed a faster sale... more
No, there is no way to find that out. The home is based on the value of the home which is based on location, amenities found in the home, style of home, condition of home, amenities in the area, school district, etc. The value is NOT based solely on what the builder has put into the home... more