FreddieMac: Housing is Stronger Today Hello Everyone This is Brad Hammarlund with Exit Homevets Realty in Killeen TX. I work with people looking to sale their homes and also with people who are looking
1. First of all, I would advise the potential agent to go have a nice long lunch with the broker with whom they anticipate working beside. Find out some statistics about how active that brokerage is, and what is the common degree of commissions earned by their agents.
2. Seek permission to job shadow with one of the enthusiastic agents. By the way, this task will provide the new agent with lots of insight into how the profession actually works.
3. Develop patience. Things do not move quickly in this job.... more
Its not a bad idea in any case - but if it's a VA loan - it will be required. Its always good to order it during the option period along with the other inspection. Just be careful about time - they are only good for 30 days.... more
Hello Everyone This is Brad Hammarlund with Exit Homevets Realty in Killeen TX. I work with people looking to sale their homes and also with people who are looking for homes for sale in Killeen TX,
yes, if you know the builders information you can get a copy of the floor plan. You should be able to contact your Realtory and have him/her get that information for you. If you need help email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanessa Simms... more
First, let me assure you that you have, thus far, done everything right. You've sent to the developer your list of complaints via certied mail and have kept a copy with the receipt for your records. This will "toll" the 1 year warranty for just those specific items. Keep in mind that the 10 year warranty is probably not a warranty, but a statute of limitations which allows you to sue the builder for what we call "latent" defects that may only become known through passage of time and that affect the functuality, structural integrity and overall condition of the building. This is a common statute in many states, but it should not be construed as a warranty. Unless your paperwork specifically states "warranty of 10 years" for the structure, it is really a statute of limitations and does not provide the same coverage or protection as a warranty.
Now that you've filed the certified letter, if the developer has yet to respond, you can try a few more phone calls to the customer service department to get their attention or schedule times when they can enter your home, but if all else fails, you must move on to the mediation phase. Talk with your attorney about hiring a mediator. You may also find one through the American Arbitration Association in your state or check out their website at www.adr.org. You must present to the developer through certified mail or personal service, a request for mediation, which will require the developer to attend a hearing to work out any specific issues with you.
In the meantime, you may certainly contact the BBB to file a complaint. Once a complaint is filed, the BBB will attempt to contact the developer (normally) through email to request that they provide a written response to your complaint. Both the your complaint and their response will be filed on their website for other consumers to review. The BBB, however, will NOT intervene on your behalf nor attempt to get the developer to do the work you've requested, so you must proceed with mediation on your own if you cannot get the developer to help you.
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA... more