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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
My realtor is showing my house when im not there, can I ask people to sign a page to keep track of people coming in my home?
Yes you can ask them to sign and I think it's very reasonable to do so.
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Can you opt out of inspections when selling your home?
The "home inspections" are for the benefit of the buyer. So, no you cannot "opt out" of allowing a buyer to purchase inspections. IF you are buying you can certainly omit inspections b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in La Canada
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
What does a mortgage broker offer me that a bank doesn't?
Multiple lenders to get you the best rate. A bank is basically one lender, THEM. You should always shop around for a loan at 3 places and one of them should be a broker. Send me an emai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in La Canada
Donald Dougl…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Donald Douglas answered:
Need a recommendation for home inspector?
I would as your local Realtor for a reference. I use the same Home Inspector for my buyers every time because I trust him and he does a top notch job. Nothing can beat a good referral ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in La Canada
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
A good website to find home values?
Have an agent come give you a proper value. No website can give you a proper value, the home needs to be seen. There are certain factors that are important and websites don't take tho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Home Buying in La Canada
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Arpad Racz answered:
Is it customary for agent to be at home inspection?
Hi Marry,

It is customary for your agent to be at the home inspection. This way they May have advanced notice of any major issues, even before the report comes back. That can be impo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Home Buying in La Canada
Ryan and Gale…, Real Estate Pro in 50014
Ryan and Gale Gehling answered:
Whats a good question to ask your buyers agent?
You may always ask your agent for references as well as testimonials. We would suggest you ask how many homes they have sold in the last year as well as how long they have been in busi ... more
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Ryan and Gale…, Real Estate Pro in 50014
Ryan and Gale Gehling answered:
Im wondering if realtors still drive around clients or is it..."Ill meet you there" due to the fact that tech has given buyers directions and info?
It depends on what is most convenient for our clients. Often clients that are new to the area prefer to ride with us as we are also their tour guide of the area. We have many clients pr ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
How I work with agent to buy?
You would make some calls first, after looking over the resumes here....on Trulia. The Realtors should set up meetings with you to discuss your needs. A good "Buyer Agent" will explain ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz (213) 814-5238 answered:
Is "MLS" same as Trulia? How come some info is not right when I ask my agent?
Your Realtor has the most up to date and accurate information.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Home Buying in La Canada
J.R. Thrasher, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
J.R. Thrasher answered:
is short pay and short sale the same thing?
As far as I know the terms are used interchangeably.

J.R. Thrasher
www.SanDiegoRealEstateVeterans.com
619-929-0105
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 13, 2014 Home Buying in La Canada
The Foggs, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
The Foggs answered:
Is a "standard sale" and "equity sale" the same thing?
An equity sale means their loan is lower than the selling price so their is "equity" An equity sale is what most refer to as a Standard sale. If there isn't enough equity to cove the cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Home Buying in La Canada
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Is "docusign" a safe site? Is it a secure tool, Iv heard of it but am a little skeptical, can you please give me feedback?
Hello Sophy, "Docusign" is a way that agents can get some documents signed by a client through internet/email instead of having them print out documents, sign them and fax or scan and e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in La Canada
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Is La Canada Elementary a good school? Thinking of moving to the area and enrolling my kids? Any feedback would be great thanks!?
Hello Megan, here is a link to study schools and their statistics. Do you need RENT vs BUY listings?

http://www.greatschools.org/

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Offic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in La Canada
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
What is pre-approval and why do all the agents ask for that to show me homes?
A pre-approval is given to you by a lender which is an approval of your finances which shows that your finances are strong enough to support a certain loan amount. The reason why agents ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in La Canada
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
Any open house available today?
Hello Vivian,
Yes today is a great day for open houses, I will email you a list of active open houses in the La Canada area and the times that they will be open! If you need any help ... more
9 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 17, 2013 Home Buying in La Canada
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
The weekend is here again and I hope yours is going well! If you are searching for your dream home this weekend and "house hopping" please let me know and I can send you a list of all active open houses… Read more
Blogged Sat Nov 9, 2013 by Alex Meguerditchian General Area Home Buying In My Neighborhood
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
Mortgage delinquencies are on the decline, according to a report from Equifax. Home finance write-offs so far this year total $96.3 billion, down 22 percent compared to the same time period last year.… Read more
Blogged Wed Oct 30, 2013 by Alex Meguerditchian Home Buying Home Selling Financing
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
The main objective for staging your home is to make your home memorable for the home buyer, differentiating your home from the competition!By using staging, you can show home buyers potential without… Read more
Blogged Mon Oct 28, 2013 by Alex Meguerditchian Home Buying Home Selling How To...
Alex Meguerd…, Real Estate Pro in La Canada, CA
I have been receiving many questions in regards ton the ongoing government shutdown and how it will affect our housing market! Below is a fantastic link with a great break down and plenty of to better… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 3, 2013 by Alex Meguerditchian General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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