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Mysusan asked:
without any appliances. Do most buyers prefer to select their own appliances. I am living on a very slim budget.
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UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! http://www.upnest.com

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here: http://www.upnest.com/re/realtor-commissions/
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UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi, Commission rates are negotiable and can vary. The key to negotiating the best rate is to compare and interview several agents in your local area. We started UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help you compare top agents that compete to earn your business. Since agents compete for you, they offer their very best rates and services. You'll also get to ""comparison shop"" like you do for all the other things you usually pay for. It's free and there's no risk to try us out, Good luck! http://www.upnest.com

You can also find out the average commission rate for your area here: http://www.upnest.com/re/realtor-commissions/
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Faith T answered:
Hi,

You can remove your listing from Trulia by removing it from Zillow.

Your listing will remove from Trulia within 24 hours once you expire it from Zillow.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Heather112588 asked:
I was willed into a private mortgage as a lender for a 5 yr term; The buyer always pays late (if at all- currently 25 days late).
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UpNest Top Realtors answered:
We created UpNest (http://www.upnest.com) to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. http://www.upnest.com Good luck! ... more
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Haddz_99 asked:
We have limited funds and we're not handy enough to do the deferred maintenance ourselves so looking for advice. we'd love to sell and upgrade to something a little larger. Thanks
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Susie Kay answered:
I just answered your other post. Check it out.
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Susie Kay answered:
I can connect you with lenders that I typically work with. They may be able to help.

I'd be happy to assist you in the purchase of your property as well. Feel free to call me.
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Oliviah_rental asked:
Hey my name is Olivia and I am currently looking for a rental property available by October 14, 2017. I am the Administrative Manager for Beach Bagels as I handle everything from the finances…
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Ianzroberts asked:
I am receiving emails regarding homes in Pittsburgh PA which I do not wish to receive.
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Mommawhite31 asked:
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kathywinkler answered:
My condo is up for rental. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom condo with living/dining and seperate kitchen. It has been thoroughly cleaned out and it ready to move into. Pls contact my agent Blake Townsley on: 773-281-2561

Kind Regards
Kathy Winkler
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Nobody online can answer your question. You need to contact the Homeowners Association (HOA) to get a direct answer. The issue with rentals in condos is as follows:

HOA communities restrict rentals because when owners want to sell their condos, buyers who need financing use licensed lenders for mortgage loans. These lenders will only lend in condos that have a high owner occupancy rate (owner occupied vs. rentals) and if there are too many rentals, lenders will reject buyers to purchase in that complex. This leaves sellers with 1 choice: lower their price a lot to attract cash buyers only. This means sellers lose thousands of dollars on the value of their home. AND I will guarantee that seller will pick a fight with YOU because you are renting your unit and bringing down the value of the entire complex. Yes you can get sued.

Therefore, it's up to each HOA to set the amount of units to be rented and they can restrict it however they choose.
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Amtbg asked:
I have rented this townhouse for 3 years and my current lease ends on October 31st. The landlord told me he'd no longer rent the home and was planning to list it for sale. Due to this,…
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Igor K answered:
Hey Trizia, check out Mont Sky in NYC. They were open to my friend selling his place without some sort of commission split, since he worked there. Not sure many other brokerages would allow it.

I would highly recommend that you start out at a firm that offers you not just training, but leads and referrals to work on, perhaps with management. Even if it's working on a team, you can view it as real world training.

I have a friend who recently joined Mont Sky Real Estate in NYC, and he's been assigned on 3 exclusive sale listings in Manhattan within 3 weeks, plus numerous buyer clients he's working on with the Principal Broker. Basically it seems like real world training.

Would definitely recommend you get working on a real sales deal as soon as possible. Otherwise, there's little chance you can succeed with no deal history against all of those sharks out there!
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
When renting, you are NOT responsible for any past due amounts that the owner owes. However, BEWARE - some owners will charge their tenants for past due bills that they owe because it's easier to scam a tenant than to have the authorities come after the owner. Your situation is ripe for the owner to scam you. I wouldn't put it past the owner to add past due charges to your bill. What I would do - check the sewer meter and make sure it's not tampered with. ... more
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