Thanks for your big heart to take care of those foster children, a couple at our church have fostered nearly 100 children ! I'm truly in awe !
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If you are buying a home you should not have to pay a realtor anything. The seller pays the Realtor commission not you. Any you can still get a great deal on a property!
Tax Reports are free and you can get them from the county property tax website. An agent should never charge you for this information.
It's important in today's market to work with a Realtor to buy a home because there are so many foreclosures & distressed properties on the market that require special documentation not always associated with "normal" real estate transactions. You should have someone that can explain the circumstances of any deal you may enter into and not rely on the listing agent or seller for this information.
If you need some assistance feel free to contact me. I won't charge you for anything and I will earn my commission from the seller.
I concur that using a professional, to get professional results, is well worth it. Commissions are not paid by the buyer and there is no money up front.
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Just an observation- if you are a foster parent where money is important, I find it very surprising you are concerned about saving $15, yet you are willing to try to spend considerable valuable personal time trying to "be your own broker" and even worse, take the risk of subjecting yourself to a host of mistakes that could cost you thousands upon thousands of dollars, and result in a less than sound purchase!?
It might make a little sense if you had to pay for a Buyer Brokers, but since Buyer Brokers are free...
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In Georgia almost all property tax records are online. I think Dan already said that. I guess the difference is if you do it yourself and you're wrong you don't have any recourse and if you're working with a licensed real estate professional and they do it for you and it's wrong you have some recourse.
My 2 cents? Never buy a home from the listing agent directly and never buy a home without a licensed real estate professional to represent you as the buyer. But what do I know, I've only done this about 3600 times.
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Tax records are public records. Agents have different means of accessing these, often simplifying the process over what you may have, but we pay fees to obtain and keep our licenses.
I did a quick search and have a link below to the Jackson County Website where you may be able to find what you are looking for.
With that provided, let me also provide a warning. Looking up information is not the same as knowing how to make the best use of the information. If you intend to buy a home listed on your MLS, you would be well served by having your own agent who will provide the research for you, preview homes to know the inventory and advise you of strategies to get the best deals. Not all agents are necessarily great at this, but there are some good ones. Interview agents, ask them to document any claims they make and find an advocate to help you get the best deal for the best home you can find. It may be a bank owned home, but there are other motivated sellers who you should be considering too. Best of luck with your home search.
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