Here are ten of the most frequently asked questions on contracts that OAR receives on their Legal Assistance Hotline…1. If a contract to purchase does not specify a closing date, is the contract broken?
Due to lowest interest rates in the history of real estate. Lot of people want to lower their interest rate to save couple of hundred dollars a month or want to cash out some equity to pay their high interest
One can ask but one cannot insist. If the seller does not want to or is unable to close earlier than the terms agreed to and signed off on in the sale and purchase contract, well, she doesn't have to. That being said, should there be a legitimate reason the buyer must close earlier - - such as a mortgage commitment being in jeopardy then the seller might want to reconsider.... more
I am still partial to the north end; Tamarack Circle and Sharon Woods areas offer a lot of home for a lot less price. The neighborhoods have large lots and they offer a lot of great neighborhood features like large parks and schools within walking distance of all homes. There are community boards and activities for every season. Plus, the price per square foot is half of what you would pay in the German Village, Short North or Vic Village neighborhoods.
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Effective immediately, the Department of Veteran affairs will process and approve applications for same sex married couples where legally possible. Please note that the process for loan approval is subject
If you are looking for a real estate agent, and judging them by their pictures, please realize a few things. 1. Agent pics should be treated like dating site pics - Add 10 years. 2. Fat agents
I add professional photos to all of my listings, but I take them myself. I highly suggest spending 400-500 dollars on a good DSLR camera and taking an easy training course. You can take photos as good as a professional with minimal training these days. You just have to be patient and willing to learn.
Either way, provide professional photos. I love seeing listings or expireds that have awful photos. I can provide an immediate fix. Have that tool in your backpocket.... more
Did you know that 90% of all new real estate agents are out of the business in the first two years due to lack of training and lack of money? Because of this statistic, it is in the best interest of
Just like being a mother, becoming an agent is a great experience. It takes a lot of consideration and work. However, it is also incredibly rewarding. I have two children myself and like the flexibility this career has provided me with as well as the income potential. Picking a great company for YOU is the most important part. It is about how you learn the most and in the best/fastest way. Most companies are looking to expand. So finding one that will sponsor you is not an issue. It is finding one you can consider family that becomes important. Interview several brokers and agents within the company to see if it has what it takes to make you successful. Are the other agents there for you when you have questions? Is the broker someone you are comfortable with? Is there a system in place to get you started? Can you learn on your own as well as at the office? Do they have time requirements that fit your schedule? Do they teach you how to be a great business professional and run your own business (because you will be)? If you want to chat sometime about how I can help and my company, please call or email.
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Your age should be an advantage, not a disadvantage. Imagine meeting you realtor for the first time and he or she turns out to be 19-year-old kid. You will probably be thinking "what does this kid know about buying and selling home?" At 40+ you should prject that you have been around a while and you have probably bought and sold a few houses of your own. It does not necessarily have to be true, just beleivable.
I say it "should be an advantage" because you do need to be able to learn a new skill set, and quickly. If you are an old dog lacking the ability to learn new tricks, this is probably not the business for you. I think the fact that you are asking the question, however, is a positive sign.
BTW....around my office you would be called "kid."
You have a lot of great information below so in the interest of not piling on I will just add a simple list of reasons I think real estate agents fail.
* Not willing to work hard enough, espeically in the beginning, to get their business off the ground. Think of starting your new business as flying a plane. It is going to take more energy getting that plane off the runway and reaching the desired altitude than it will be to cruise once you get there. I think a lot of people come into real estate not understanding how much work is involved.
* Lack of self-discipline. This will be your business where you set your hours and you crack the whip. Most people can't handle this.
* Run out of money. The average agent sells less than 2 houses their first year. The average agent also fails so you better plan on being outstanding. The point remains, however, that you better have some back up fundage.
* Can't prospect. In just about any sales job, you better know how to prospect. If you are not cmfortable with this, this may not be the career for you.
* Thin skin. If you are the type of person that lives and dies with each deal, this is either not the career for you or you can do it but you will need a lot of Tums. Real estate, like most sales, is a numbers game. The vast majority of clients you talk to will never talk to you a second time. The majority of people you talk to several times will never get around to seriously looking at houses. A large percentage of people you show houses to will end up not buying. Even when you get houses under contract, some will fall apart for reasons beyond your control. I am almost at two years so I am new enough that I hope experience will make me better at turning contacts into closings. The point still remains that for even the most experienced agents, you have to be constantly farming and you have to have a short memory when it comes to clients that did not work out.