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Ron, Home Buyer in 95135

How do I find a flat fee agent to help with a purchaser contract and closing?

Asked by Ron, 95135 Mon Mar 22, 2010

We have rented the house in question for a year and have agreed on the price and time line for closing with the owner. Financing is also already available. RM

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Hi Ron,
If you are still in the market, please contact me kimquach2002@yahoo.com / 408-395-0540 so I can explain to you how to handle this situation, real estate & loan
thank you, kq :-)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 14, 2011
I would try http://www.mlsisland.com if your looking for a good flat fee agent. They have lots of agents who can list your home on the MLS for a flat fee
Web Reference: http://www.mlsisland.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 7, 2010
I would try http://www.mlsisland.com if your looking for a good flat fee agent. They have lots of agents who can list your home on the MLS for a flat fee
Web Reference: http://www.mlsisland.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 7, 2010
Hi Ron,

I believe I can help you out. I am an independent Real Estate Broker/REALTOR and a licensed attorney, fully insured. I have facilitated transactions similar to yours and can do everything on an hourly or flat fee, but it would depend on your goals and risk factors. Therefore, it will take a meeting with you and the seller to come up with a dollar value if this is the way you want to go. There is a lot of liability and risks that are inherent in every transaction so you need to be sure you have the right representation in this type of deal.

To give you one example, I acted as a facilitator for a buyer and seller that pre-negotiated a deal for a million dollar home and it only cost about $7,000.00 on an hourly rate basis. The agents below are right in that the relationship will likely be a dual agency, which really is not that big of a problem. It will just require additional disclosures. I can ensure that all disclosures will be completed and can coordinate inspections and other reports that are required by law and will be required by your lender in order to close. Lastly, I can accept payment for services at the close of escrow.

Call or email me for a free consultation.

Cappy D. Myers
(DRE: 01767062/SBN: 233509)
Managing Broker/REALTOR
TIMELINE Real Estate Services, Inc.
408.348.3740
CMyers@TimelineRES.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
Hi Ron, the agecy/business relationship would be primarily with the seller as the seller pays Realtor fees in our area. I could transact the dual agency for you and the seller for a flat fee. Do you already have your financing in order and loan approval? Closing your loan will be the most time consuming aspect of the transaction. Who is your lender? Call me to discuss.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
Hello, I would be more than happy to assist you with this. Please feel free to give me a call directly.

Carlos Ordaz Jr
408-571-8510
http://www.carlossellshomes.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
I you are the seller, the agent will still be obligated to make sure all the disclosures are done. Also, if they represent the buyer also, they have legal duty to recommend inspections, read and advise about the disclosures and inspection findings. It is not as simple as you are making it.

If you and the buyer are willing to sign a waiver holding the agent harmless, then just having them do the contract makes sense. Otherwise, I would not recommend an agent take this risk. And, you the seller has tremendous liability. You can be sued for lack of disclosure, 3 years from discovery of the problem.

I spend about 1/2 of my time in legal cases where agents are involved, sometimes for them and sometimes against them. I think it might be worth contacting an attorney who is a real estate expert. Try Dave hammerslough at 408-261-4252

Guy Berry, Real Estate Expert Business
Web Reference: http://www.guyberry.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
You just want to write an offer on the house you are renting? Call me to discuss.
Web Reference: http://www.terrivellios.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
Ron, you could contact an attorney. Email me the specifics and I'll give you a quote.
Glen
Broker
408-497-1838
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
Hi Ron,
Usually the seller is the one that pays the commission or any fees to the real estate agent. Are you as the buyer going to be paying these fees instead of the seller? I am not in your area but I may be able to answer some questions for you. Feel free to give me a call.

Michelle Gonzalez
562-572-5224
Michelle@RealtyExecutives.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 22, 2010
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