You also have a few options to list on MLS and other websites like Trulia and Zillow but never pay a commission of 5-6%. First, a discounted service - we sell your house and you pay only 3.5%. Second, we list for you for a flat fee of $395, which includes one agent hosted open house and you do the rest of the sale yourselves and do not owe us any commission. And what is also important we give you an option to cancel your listing anytime- no obligations! A wonderful program for those who are comfortable with FSBO and needs to sell faster!... more
There is a vast difference for an attorney between â€œjust doingâ€ a real estate closing versus an attorney protecting the buyers, such as negotiating a price adjustment because of house defects, oil tank problems, (leaky or not), mold, roof, etc. etc. Does the buyer need help with the lender, with the seller, with any tenants, or is it the moving date or whatâ€™s to be left behind and what isnâ€™t by owners? A good real estate attorney doesnâ€™t just â€œdo a closingâ€.
Some attorneys with title companies and some real estate agents just want â€œan attorney to do the closingâ€. Good real estate attorneys, however, will seek to protect you and your investment. Itâ€™s like going to the doctor for a sore throat as any doctor can treat it, but if itâ€™s cancer of the larynx, you want a specialist, not just the local doctor. So also with attorneys, we all can estimate a fee for just the closing, but if there are problems (and most often there are), then expect to pay more. So if you see the cheap attorney fee ads, keep looking. It doesnâ€™t pay to be penny-wise, thousands of dollars foolish in the biggest investment you will ever make â€“ your home.
Our office always wants to meet personally with you to explain the process and answer all your questions, especially about fees. An attorney who just wants to do the â€œclosingâ€ doesnâ€™t usually want to get involved in your concerns and problems because they want to get you in and out. So beware the cheapest quote, you may just get what you pay for â€“ little. We recommend doing it right and getting an experienced real estate attorney, even if it isnâ€™t our office, which serves Northern New Jersey.... more
Not a good idea. If a buyer presents a contract with you price and does not need a mortgage and can close on the terms in the listing you may have to sell it. You should consult an attorney before you do this.... more