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Steven D Joh…, Real Estate Pro in 60611
Steven D Johnson answered:
Is it legal/ethical for a seller's agent to require that I show him proof of funds ie bank balance, in order to view a property?
Hi Stacy,

The seller's agent actually does have the authority to ask for proof of funds before you viewing a property. This is a most common practice among the high end properties. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Rental Basics in 60441
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
What is the best color choice for solid surface countertops..bright or dark color? Do home buyers..if there are any out there still..have preference?
You want an opinion, here is mine... Sahara granite with white washed cabinets you described is the latest thing. Crazy, but granite is cheaper than mfg solid surface you are referrin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 60441
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Should I install the same type of hardwood flooring as already exists on main level of my house?
Flooring can be tricky especially when wood flooring is involved....transitioning wood to carpet, tile to carpet, tile to wood etc. is more appealing that wood to wood, especially if th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Remodel & Renovate in 60441
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Am I breaking a law by asking a listing agent to show their listing when I intend to use a real estate lawyer to make the purchase?
Christa Steward....you will be breaking every law that matters. For the real estate professional it will matter not a whit. Dishonest people have a way of reaping the harvest of the se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 25, 2013 Home Buying in 60441
Andrew Herren, Real Estate Pro in Milledgeville, GA
Andrew Herren answered:
If I have the listing agent show me the house, does that agent have the be the one who represents me to buy
I disagree Christina. If I am at an open open house or at one of my subdivisions and I show you a house,that is fine. If you call and make an appointment to see one of my listings then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in 60441
Carmen Keslin, Real Estate Pro in 60464
Carmen Keslin answered:
I don't have an agent yet. I found this house and would put mine on the market if we could get a contract.
No, not necessarily! It is the seller's agent's job to market the property to ALL Realtors, so that the home gets sold in the shortest amount of time for the most money. We Realtors h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2009 Home Buying in 60441
Gene Mundt, Real Estate Pro in 60451
Gene Mundt answered:
We bought a house in Jan 2006 in a golf course community on the ninth hole of the golf course. Does a?
Valerie:

Thanks for the great question! As a 30 year veteran of the mortgage/real estate industry, ex-certified/licensed IL appraiser, golf fanatic, and Lockport resident (located ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2009 Home Selling in 60441
Sean D Minor, Real Estate Pro in 77375
Sean D Minor answered:
We made an offer on a house for sale in Illinois at the end of Nov. 2008, (and cut a check for 5K) escrow,
What does your attorney say? Ask for the earnest money to be returned and find another home. Was this a short sale? Who is holding the earnest money? You can take him to small claim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2009 Home Buying in 60441
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