Nobody here knows what your contract says. You need to ask your REALTOR this question. Typically there are different ways for a buyer to get out of the a contract, but usually it's related to inspection issues, appraisal issues, loan issues, etc. You need to talk to your agent and find out what your options are.... more
You can always negotiate. Worse thing they can say is no. But you need to compare builders and make sure they are qualified to build your home. Bottom line means nothing in the beginning. In my area I saw a lot of cheap prices. You can get a fridge, stove, dishwasher, and microwave for $2000 on sale at Home Depot but is that what you plan on putting in your home. In a million dollar home the price can be $15-20k and up for appliances easily. A lot of builders give allowances
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Anything more expensive is added to your bottom line and most that I saw had very unrealistic allowances even after we told them we wanted this and that they still didn't price things out correctly. So a $500,000.00 start can easily come to $600,000.00 when everything is done.
Also make sure you price in Permits, Well, Septic, Power, Excavating, ect. Some builders do and some don't.... more
Sorry the agent is not part of the contract and can not control what the buyer wants to do or feels comfortable with. For what it's worth not many agents want a deal to cancel once we get it in escrow. We don't get paid until the escrow closes so most work pretty hard to keep thing together. We also have to do what is right for our buyers too so if they want to cancel for any reason we can't force them to buy something they don't want to.... more
Unfortunately, Trulia only seems to offer listings to licensed real estate agents. I understand your frustration in dealing with our local South Dakota agents. While there are some good ones, most of those that I have encountered lack the professional acumen that I experienced as an agent in the San Jose area.
I would recommend that you go elsewhere to place your listings. Zillow offers the ability to list your home, and Craig's List is also an alternative. You can also set up a Facebook page to get the word out about your home. If you want to have your home listed on Trulia and have it on the MLS for minimal fees (while retaining the ability to do a for sale by owner transaction) I would recommend looking at services such as MLSmyHome.com. There are others as well that will help you do this for well under $500.... more
I'm not sure what you are asking, if you are a realtor you should know what info you need to put on a listing. I would suggest that you ask your broker for clarification. Some brokerages allow their agents to sell their home for free and some don't. You are better off clarifying this with your broker to avoid any sticky situation.
I was wondering if any realtor would be willing to do me a favor and tell me the owner of the house.I am moving into a rental property and would like to find the owner details before I move in.... more
Great question. Many others have explained that it depends on your level of motiviation, i.e. how quickly do you need to sell and therefore how aggressively you price your house. I will just tell you the local statistics as of last month which was October 2015.
In October 2015 the Average Days on Market for Rochester residential homes was 51 days, but the Median Days on Market was just 21 days. I believe the median of 21 days is a much better indicator than the average. It lets us say statistically that 50% of Rochester houses are selling in the first 21 days they're listed.
You can find all this information and more on my website for home sellers, www.rochestersellers.com.... more