I see you are ready to buy a home, that is great.
Yes all agents have the same MLS system.
As for someone giving you back a rebate, just remember you are choosing an agent to negotiate a great deat for you! Most likely the largest purchase you will ever make. If an agent can't keep their own commission; how likely would they be at winning negotiations on your behalf?
Why on earth would you ask any Realtor to give you part of their hard earned money? As a buyer you are not paying the commission anyway. Would you like to work all month at your job and have your clients come to you and say they want part of your paycheck? If you GAVE AWAY half of your check every month how excited would you be about doing a good job? Would you in fact do a great job; would you care to? Or your employers clients say they want a rebate for their business and expect your employer to give them part of your salery so your employer says you are getting a pay cut, how would that work for you?
As Realtors/Brokers we do work diligently at getting you the best contract we can and making sure your best interest are our main concern. We take on that liability every day for you. I for one feel we deserve to get paid for our efforts on your behalf.
Prudential CA Realty
Lisa Rustin, J.D.
In that market to buy an REO you pretty much have to be an all cash buyer and be ready for a bidding war. On a short sale typically the first one to the party (if qualified) gets the prize,. and prepare to fill out a lot of paperwork and be patient if the short sale is not already approved. How you approach each listing is different depending on status and that is why it pays to have experts that are experienced in that area to represent you.
I hope this was helpful and we wish you the best of luck on your home search!
Find a smart agent you feel comfortable with and one that you can get a hold of and will work with you.
Currently inventory is low so you want an agent who will be there for you when the property becomes available so you can see it and get an offer in if you want it. Waiting days to go see a home is missing the boat the flight or the home.
Do agents have access to the same houses?
No. 95% of the homes yes but many agents can not do HUD sales which can be the best deals at times. Get an agent who does HUD homes as well and you should be covered.
Agent rebates, Some give them while most others do not. Some give them based on the price of the property you purchase. Working with an agent who gives them but is not there for you can cost you much more than a few hundred dollars of a rebate. Rebates may attract some home buyers, but you may end up paying more for a home from the agent who does not try as hard. Also keep in mind the seller usually pays the agents.
Good Luck in your home Search.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
Typically, brokers who give rebates are the ones who NEED TO GIVE UP SOME OF THEIR COMMISSION TO EARN BUSINESS. Would you want an attorney representing you in court that could only generate clients by giving away his paycheck?
You might try speaking to someone at The Homefinding Center. They help buyers just like you every day.
Do you want the best attorney available and pay top dollar, or do you want the public defender?
Don't lose the opportunity to have an expert negotiator get you the house you want for the best possible price and terms, just so you can get a $3,000 rebate on whatever house that discount agent can get you to settle for.
Good luck to you. I'm guessing you're going to need it because I'm guessing you're too focused on the rebate to see the benefit of an expert negotiator... but I could be wrong. It has happened before.
I would love to assist you with your home purchase! There are a lot of great deals out there and I would be happy to set up a home tour for you. I think both short sales and REO's are great deals. The only difference is that short sales typically take longer than REO properties. I have a great service called a home scouting report that I can get you set up on if you are interested. It is a free tool you can use for your home search and I utilize it with all of my buyers. My office does not gives rebates but I would be willing to discuss if further with you. Call me today if you are interested!
Thanks and good luck!!
Prudential CA. Realty
In this market, don't "buy dumb", which is to pay retail for some house already fully upgraded with features that you may or may not event want, those homes are priced above the "true" market price. You can pick up a distressed asset from the bank in a beautiful neighborhood, put a few thousand into it and end up with the nicest home on the street for 20% less than anyone else paid.
Call me to discuss our unique strategy using a Financial Advisor's perspective, not just a salesperson's perspective of wanting to close a deal. At Hilton Thomas & Associates Real Estate, our goal is to make sure your new home purchase is PROFITABLE regardless of what happens in the next couple of years with foreclosures mounting stronger each day.
Take Advantage of the opportunities out there, don't pay more than you should! Real Estate sales are at the slowest levels in history, be patience and cherry pick that one special home for you and your family.
I am a REALTOR, Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Certified and am a licensed Financial Advisor. I can make the numbers work in your favor. Call Tom Jandt 866-766-1112 (cell)
Eastvale is a great place, and there are many good opportunities there. The best deal for you may be very different from the best deal for another buyer, as your personal goals come in to play in the decision making process. This is something that I cover with my clients up front, in a free Buyer Consultation. Although you MIGHT get a good price on a short sale, there are many potential pitfalls, and you want an agent who will educate you about the process and possible difficulties, so that you're not unpleasantly surprised down the road, as many have been. Also check taxes, as all of Eastvale has special assessments, and they vary from tract to tract.
As for rebates, I worked for a company that offered rebates, and I now run my own company without rebates. I don't think that all agents who offer rebates are lower quality, or that all agents who don't rebate are great. You need to pick the agent who will work to represent you, who is knowledgeable about all types of transactions, and the area you're looking in. I obviously think you'd be smart to choose me, but I think you should talk to several agents and choose one that seems a good fit to you, regardless of commission structure. Don't base your decision strictly on how much you get back out of the deal - there is much more to the real estate profession than access to listings and opening doors, and I earn my commissions in my representation of my clients.
I wish you the best in your search!
I have had a lot of clients for Eastvale. I know the area very well and would like to help you find the perfect house. All agents that are paying for the MLS (multible listing services) fee have access to all the same houses.
Let me know if I can help you.
REALTOR/ loan consultant
Pre-Foreclosure Short Sale Certified.
DRE Broker Lic. #00975301
Prime Time Real Estate
Specializing in REO & Short Sale Properties
(951) 279-0300 Bus.
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