If the property is listed, any agent can help you with it. You can use the "Find a Pro" button on the top of the page to find a local agent who will be responsive to you. You are best off not using the listing agent, they represent the owner. By having your own agent, your interests will be protected. Best of luck.... more
Lena - if you signed a 'dual agency' agreement, then 'yes', it means that if you buy that house, you have agreed to use that Realtor for the purchase of that house - only.
If you've found a different Realtor that you'd like to use, and you didn't sign an "Exclusive Buyer's Agreement" with that first Realtor... then, you are free to use whomever you'd like for all future homes.... more
Your best bet would be to work with a local agent that is reputable. An agent will be able to give you an analysis of current market trends in your area as you will want to price your home to entice as many buyers as possible. An agent will also be able to give you a marketing plan suited to your home, including open houses and online marketing, as many buyers look to the internet as a first resource. Also, I would recommend that you have your property ready to be viewed by the public, which may mean some cleaning, painting, etc. Good luck with selling your home.... more
Keep in mind that opinions are often subjective--what may be good for one is not necessarily rhe case for another--much will depend on what best means to you, and your wants, needs, finances, lifestyle, etc. Consider visiting areas of interest to you beforehand, then make a determination, where will your comfort level best be reached.... more
I recommend that you contact a reputable title company. The title company will handle the entire transaction from providing a purchase contract, prepartation of all legal documents, title insurance policy, title search, pro-ration of taxes,escrow , recording of the deed etc. They will also make sure that everything is done to meet the requirements of the buyer's lender.
If the buyer is going through a lender you might want to ask that lender if they have a title company that they routinely work with or would recommend.
Good Luck and Congratulations on your sale,
Cutler Real Estate
Diane talk to the Realtor® that you are working with and have them run comparable sales for the area to help you determine an offer price. That will give you an averge sale price. At that point you look at what the property is listed for and determine based on condition and external factors your initial offer price.
If you are not working with a Realtor® as a buyer normally you do not pay a thing for the represtation of a Realtor® in the transaction. Any home that is listed on the Broker to Broker exchange (MLS) has the offer of compensation to the buyers agent, that is the only reason that the properties are there is cooperative sales with other brokers.
Watch out though some companies charge a transaction fee over what the offered commission is and expect you to pay it. The broker that I work with does not charge a transaction fee and seeing as they have been determined to be illegal in a couple of states has no intention of starting to charge such a junk fee.... more
Finding an agent who is open and honest and willing to provide accurate answers to the seller even though it may not be want the seller wants to hear, then listing a home for too high a price and not selling the home.... more
In answer to your first question, not necessarily. A listing may have been on the market for a while, and the pictures were taken when the property was listed. In the meantime, the home could have been vacated. The opposite can also be true. I once had an agent from another company tell me she didn't bother to call to get showing instructions because the photos on the listing showed a vacant home. In the interim, the owner had put a renter in the property and she had a "24-hour notice to show" clause in her lease.
Many local Multiple Listing Services have a rule that forbids agents from using the photos from another agent who had the home listed previously. However, there is no guarantee that the MLS photos are current. Best way to know is to see for yourself.
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
Watson Realty Corp.... more
If you are concerned about safety, your best source of information is the local police department; why not visit/call, ask all your questions and hear all firsthand, they'll gadly help. If you are not too familiar with the area, consider driving through the neighborhood more than once and at different times of day, look at everything that is important to you.... more
If it is vacant why do you have the utilities on? You should simply contact the bank and tell them you want to complete a deed lieu of foreclosure and sign it over to them. You should not have abondoned your property as teh bank could have assiste dyou with a short sale or loan modification which could hqave kept you in the house. If teh bank will not take teh house by deed of lieu as you are in legal proceedings, tell them it is vacant and tell them you wil gove them access to secure it and winterize it so you can shut off the utilities. You can not put them in anyone elses name espeically without permission. Call your bank and let them know....... more
your best bet would be to contact the Preble County Historical Society and see if they have any recommendations, or check on the Dayton Board of Realtors' website to see what agents in the area specialize in historical homes. In Miami County, I market myself as a historical home specialist since I am President of the Bethel Township Historical Society and I have a passion for these amazing properties. If that doesn't find you someone, then a local agent who is a long time resident of the county or Eaton who has a good feel for the history would be an ideal agent as well.... more