I appreciate the way you put the question. Being a Realtor is a career! Not a part time job. It is to be taken seriously with serious consideration at any age. With age comes experience, life experience. Question to you Tammy is do you want to be an agent or a Realtor? Being a Realtor comes with great responsibility. First and foremost is putting others before oneself. With that responsibility comes great reward. Be ready to put in the time and remember we have two ears and one mouth. If we listen we will learn much. The more we learn the better we become. Good luck!
To become a licensed real estate agent in Texas you have to first take a class in real estate. The class consists of 160 hours. Then you have to pay for your licensing exam, fingerprinting, background check, license application fee, and recovery trust account. You also have to have to have an active licensed broker sponsor you as a salesperson. This will make you an agent.
You'll then have to register with the National, State, and local associations of REALTORS to become a REALTOR.
All this information can be found on the Texas Real Estate Commission's website. I've included a link below. :)... more
Your post says that you are looking for homes in the Mansfield, OH area. You should check out this site: www.bankforeclosuresale.com. It is a leading website database that contains over two million foreclosure homes, including bank foreclosures, government foreclosures like VA homes and HUD homes, distressed properties and commercial properties that are for sale all across the nation.
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I did a quick check for homes in your area and I found 20 active listings. Here is the link to check it out: http://www.bankforeclosuressale.com/list/oh/county139/mansfield.html... more
This is a great question for your tax accountant, but from my experience a person can own two homes (so long as they are 30 to 50 miles apart).
You can turn your primary home into your secondary home.
It's also my understanding that the primary home is where you spend over 50% of your time, and have your driver's license, etc.
Hope this helps a bit, and good luck on purchasing a farm! Lots of great ones here in Idaho, Eastern Washington & Montana!... more
Amanda, you didn't provide a link or address in your question. However, the best way to go about buying a home is through a REALTOR. You can search for agents here on Trulia, or you can ask friends & family for names of Realtors they'd recommend. I wouldn't suggest going to the Listing Agent for that property, since he/she is working for the sellers.
Once you have a Realtor working for you as a Buyer's Agent, he/she can set up a search in the MLS, send you listings that fit your criteria, take you to see properties, and work for you throughout the entire transaction from contract to closing. And the best part? Buyer's Agents are FREE to the Buyer. They are typically paid by the Seller through the Listing Brokerage.
Good luck to you!... more
MAYA your first step should be to meet with a local and trusted loan officer who can prequailify you at no cost. You should then hire a buyer broker who can assist yiou in your search and home buying.... more
If you check with a local Realtor, they should be able to search their MLS and find homes for sale with lease options. There's usually not too many, but depending on how slow the market is, you just might get lucky!... more
Your chances are best as long as you have ALL of your documentation into your preferred lender right NOW!
If your finances are a slam-dunk, then that improves your ability to close quickly!
Art Hotes ~ RE/MAX... more
No address is listed where a Realtor can assist you , your buyers agent can schedule a property tour therefore you don't have to wait for open house.
Not all homes will have an open house.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
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That is a good question. From my experience, appraisers do not use the basement in the over all square footage of the home. Having heat in your basement is a good selling point for your home. I do not know if I would recommend you putting heat in your basement now that you want to sell. That is up to you. I would be more concerned in other updates in your home such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Appraisers are very interested in those when appraising properties. You definitely will get your money out of your home by updating your kitchen and bathrooms. Certainly it wouldn't hurt you to have heat in your basement. How is the rest of your home?
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As agents we can look in our mls system to find home owners who are willing to do seller financing. You do have a couple of other options I woud like to discuss and get a few more details. Please send me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org Thx... more
There are several properties on the market that might fit your requirements and others that are available but no longer listed. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com for more information... more