With over 4k agents in AZ find another agent that works for their commission! Communication and education is a few of many things a realtor should bring to the table. If your agent isn't doing the simple things, they most likely won't perform at the end of the day. Good Luck!... more
First and foremost, you want to have a REALTOR working for you as a Buyer's Agent. He/she can ensure you get the proper title insurance, inspections, etc. In addition, he/she can do a market analysis on the property so you can see what other similar properties have sold for. The bank or lender likely has it listed with a Realtor, and will want to get fair market value for the property. If there are multiple offers, you'll want to make sure you're making a strong offer (not just on price but on all of the terms of the contract.).... more
Bank owned properties are difficult if they aren't listed with an agent yet. Banks and lenders have a backlog of properties and it takes time to get them listed for sale with a local Realtor. You can't just call the bank and make an offer. However, you should contact a local Realtor who can set up a search in the MLS, so when it does hit the market, you'll be ready.... more
It would be against the law to list a home that was not for sale. The owner must sign a listing agreement before any agent can advertise a home for sale. As you are seeing, many site slike this do not update all listings as well as some agents do not update when a home sells. It hurts business more than helps them.... more
There apparently is no answer to this question that many have but get no response or no valid response. I too have several aspects of my home are not correct, square footage, lot size, etc. There is an edit button which does nothing.
To Karen and other agents, we're not trying to sell our home, just want the information correct.... more
The Fannie Mae Homepath program is now called the HomeReady program. We typically send our clients to Home Loans For All for programs like this and others. Their customer service is great. I will include a link to them on here. Hope that helps anyone out looking for more info.... more
The agent that has sold the most in a specific timeframe doesn't necessarily make them the best agent. You have to decide whether you like them, respect their practice, and are impressed by their marketing efforts on and offline.
To start you stop wasting time on Trulia or Zillow neither of which has anything at all to do with real estate, these are highly inaccurate advertising sites and nothing else. Next- undertand that from the time you go under contract to the time you close is generally 6 weeks so if your plan is to move in 2 months you should be actively looking for a house now. You should be working with an experienced buyer broker in the area you're moving to, they have access to the typ of infromation your'e looking for and can save you time, money and aggravation. I've put a link to an article I wrote some time ago about what you should be looking for when you're interviewing Realtors. I hope this helps.... more
As Sally said, you should speak with your agent. Page 1, paragraph 1c, line 9 speaks to the amount of earnest money you are proposing to the Seller in "good faith." Page 8, paragraph 8n, lines 379-383 addresses the "form" of earnest money and disposition of the funds upon the Seller's acceptance. Since it's now three days after asking your question, I hope you have resolved your issue the BEFORE the Seller signed and your contractual obligation began.
If you are truly the Seller as it says (but this is not a question a Seller usually asks) again seek the advice of your agent.
No agents? Contracts are enforceable. See an attorney.