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Oh geez. There are red flags written all over this. Did you sign any contract with the agent? (about how he gets paid)? Furthermore, you don't buy a house via Quit Claim Deed. (That's usually for when a family member conveys ownership to another family member, or when a couple divorces, they take one person off via quit claim deed.) When buying a home from a stranger you absolutely need a General Warranty Deed. I think you need to talk to an attorney.... more
Is your home listed on the MLS with a buyers commission listed already? If it is the commissions are paid through escrow when the house closes. If you are not offering a buyers commission the buyers agent will present you with a commission addendum and once signed by all parties the buyers offer would be presented to you. That would be turned in to escrow and paid when the house closes. Lastly you do not pay any commissions and the buyer pays his agent to represent them. Once again it is paid through escrow. If you are not paying commission the buyers offer may or may not be adjusted to cover their cost.... more
Are you the listing agent?? (You identify yourself as a home buyer). If you're the agent, you should be able to log into your agent account here on Trulia and manually edit your listing info, including adding or removing photos. Trulia typically gets data from the local MLSs. Not sure what C-21 Nation is? Is that your brokerage? Check with you office admin or managing broker.... more
I understand your concern about selling time. Depending on the situation of the buyer, they may allow you to stay in the home after the closing at a cost. There is no way to tell how quickly your home will sell, but it does take 30 - 45 days to complete the loan process for some mortgages. If it sells really quickly and you are not able to remain in the home after the closing, I recommend having options to stay with relatives or somewhere affordable.... more
Yes, you should definitely list your home now. First, it's early spring season so you may not have as much competition as you would if you waited for two months. Secondly, in the best scenario, it usually takes two-three months before a closing takes place and that is with the best scenario, with your securing an accepted offer right away. And since it takes atleast a week or two for your agent to take photos, and market the home, you are well served to start moving forward now.... more