"If the only "advice" your agent has given you is to Buy New, I would suggest replacing your agent."
You advocated breaking an agency relationship. What if "stuckinpok" has an exclusive buyer's agent contract? What if changing agents results in "stuckinpok" paying an extra commission?
If someone tells a doctor that he has a bad headache, the answer isn't take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning. There are a number of questions which precede the diagnosis and prescription. Previous occurences, other symptons, medicine allergies, etc.
Let's all remember that buying a house is the biggest financial decision most people make in their lives. As professionals we need to remember our fiduciary obligations to put their best interests first.
you are absolutely correct, since Stuckinpok has stated below that they are working with an agent--not sure why some of the posts below appear to be violating of the Realtor Code of Ethics-- Duties to REALTORS Article 15 REALTORSÂ® make only truthful, objective comments about other real estate professionals. Article 16 Respect the exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORSÂ® have with their clients.
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If I were you, I would have your agent very seriously look for those undervalued properties that meet your needs and pretty much disregard what the unprofessionals are saying. Prices have just started ticking up here in Dutchess, but the opportunities are still plentiful. If you need a second opinion on anything I'd be glad provide.
Learning the styles of the era's will help you in addition you must look at the home today because of renovations that may have been done and additions to the home. Remember the additons may have to come down as some were put up with a lick and a promise.
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Dave & Lisa