It sounds like you have made up your mind about selling. If you would like to catch the Autumn market then August would be a great time to list it.
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The listing agent may have access to them and provide copy to your agent when you make an appointment to see the property. The agent representing you will provide you with a purchase contract that will make your offer contingent upon your review and acceptance off all documents pertaining to the Common Interest Community.... more
Not sure why you are not considering an agent, as the services are provided free of charge; the seller pays the commission at closing out of the proceeds of the sale, if two agents are involved the fee is shared; you would only pay if you have an agreement with your agent to pay above what the seller is already offering, then you would only be responsible for the difference....... more
It is absolutely within the purview of your Buyer Agent to give you guidance on Home Inspection. I always give a couple of choices.
I really have had a great experience with Jackson Home Inspection http://www.jacksonhomeinspection.com/ ... but if you are buying in Westfield, that might be outside of their coverage.
Tiger Home Inspection is all over Massachusetts. I've dealt with many of their inspectors closer to the Greater Boston Area and I will admit that they do range depending on the inspector. I highly recommend asking for an inspector that uses their computer reporting system. The inspectors trained on their computer reporting system tend to be among their most seasoned.
Here is a complete list of licensed Home Inspectors in Massachusetts
But to be more discriminant, I recommend finding a Home Inspector who is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors http://www.ashi.org/
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It depends on who buys it at auction and if they are willing to rent it or not. Many times the bank will not get what they want at auction and buy the property back to sell on the open market. If this is the case they would not normally rent the home. If it is a single family home then anyone buying it would more than likely be looking to live there themselves or try to flip it as an investment. Again, not likely to be rented.
The taxes are a matter of public record and being current would make the purchase at auction less of a risk and more attractive to potential bidders. At this point I woukd suggest that you keep your options open.
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You can do whatever you want, however if you previously had a formally signed agreement with the first agent then they might have claim to a commission on the transaction. Rules differ from state to state and depending on the wording of contracts.
My question is why you would want to put an offer in directly with the listing agent? Were you very dissatisfied with the agent who showed you the home? Are you expecting to get a discount or something by dealing with the listing agent directly? Remember, the listing agent represents the seller and their interest and as a buyer it costs you nothing to have a buyers agent represent you. It seems to me you'd want someone going to bat for you in the transaction... more
Hello George- Are you looking for a home to rent in Agawam- I assume? What are your parameters- price? size? area? bedrooms? If you give some more information, I work with an excellent and trustworthy realtor who can help in that town. Thanks, and good luck,
Ken L.... more
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