I live in Chicago and yesterday bought the MLS2U package of $299. I'm so disappointed already. I called a customer service agent and asked specifically a few detailed questions before buying the service. One specific question was answered with a non truth. I was deceived. I asked where the inquiry from an individual buyer goes when the fill out the contact form on the listing. I was told it would go directly to me. So I figured I would test that. I filled out the form on Realtor.com with my name and email address. I was shocked that I didn't get that inquiry from the individual buyer but that my info was sent to two different real estate brokers that I had no idea who they are. I was told this email info request would go directly to me.
That is not true. I'm so angry I could scream.
A comment about real estate brokers. While I'm certain they are many good ones, in my 40 years of selling and buying homes, I never met one that had MY interest at heart. I was lied to, treated poorly and never got professional assistance from real estate brokers.
I sell by owner and buy by owner cause I don't trust real estate brokers. I've been deceived by them.
And now I'm being deceived by MLS2U. Where does it end.
What you all need to understand is, we individual buyers and sellers are trying to make a living too.
I watch and listen to buyers agents walk into my home and rip it apart in front of me and the potential buyer. So how does that give me peace of mind .....it doesn't. A broker who is speaking poorly about a home should shut up and be professional.... more
Best bang for the buck if you will be selling - is kitchen and bathroom - here are 7 best budget remodel projects that increase house value: http://apartmentgeeks.net/7-affordable-remodels-to-increase-your-apartment-resale-value/
If you are staying - roof IS important. I'd recommend metal, but it's expensive, so if you do move, its not worth the investment. If you are staying - its definitely the way to go, since you are retired and don't want to deal with roof in 5-10-15 years.
Here you can see the benefits of metal roofing and see some prices: http://www.roofcostcalculator.com/why-metal-roofing-is-so-popular/... more
A seller typically pays around 6% of the closing cost in commissions. That's 3% for the listing agent, and 3% for the buyer's agent.
But in Miami Beach there are companies like eAgent.me that offer full real estate services and at a flat fee. Rather than taking commissions, eAgent.me only charges a nominal fee at the closing so sellers save at least 3% every time.... more
The licensing requirements are different in different states. You will want to look for agents that specialize in manufactured housing in your area. Some agent, like myself, actually buy manufactured homes also. My company http://www.sellmobilehome.net is a Manufactured Home Buyer in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin, if you happen to be in one of those states.... more
The quickest way to sell your manufactured home is to contact your local manufactured home dealers that buy manufactured homes as part of their day to day business. http://www.sellmobilehome.net is a manufactured home buyer in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. If we worked in Florida, I would be happy to come take a look at your manufactured home and make you an immediate offer. Check with your local dealers. I hope this helps.... more
Chances are it is priced to high and or no one knows it is for sale due to a lack of marketing. You should have a new bpo done on your home to find out its true value in todays market and adjust your price accordingly, ask you agent to see what marketing is being and done.... more
First problem is that Trulia does not allow listings to be posted for for sale by owner, but only licensed agents. Trulia does not edit listings that have been posted on the site. Your problem is with For sale by owner's site and how they send data to Trulia.... more
Because Mobile Homes and Manufactured Homes have a lower sale price than stick built housing, the commissions are typically 10% or a flat fee. This assumes the home is on rented land. If there is land as part of the sale that is a different story-then it would work like a conventional single family home. If you are in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois or Ohio, you can list your mobile home or manufactured home for free with my company.... more