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Pizzalinux answered:
I found yet ANOTHER reason for the deceptive practice! To sell JUNK that has been on the market too long. if It were a GOOD DEAL an agent would buy it for themselves!

Real estate salesmen know that they MUST SELL to make any money. They also know if prices start to drop they will not make much commission as when the house costs more.

So why show a house to a person who can not afford it?
There are several GOOD reasons for this IF and ONLY IF THE real estate sales associate KNOW HOW TO SELL.

Motivation- the agent does not care that the prospective buyer has no income poor credit and NO down payment. The agent's job is to SELL AT THE HIGHEST AND BEST PRICE to the seller's requirements. Get them to SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE.

The agent is NOT SUPPOSED TO LIE, it is up to the BUYER to LIE. if the agent motivates the buyer enough they will FIND A WAY to get qualified to buy.

The BUYER MUST BE MOTIVATED --HAVE THE ITCH FOR THAT HOUSE ---it does not matter if they can afford it It is called a NINJA loan. No income, No assets, NO job NO credit NO down payment AND THEY STILL BUY. All you need to do is LESSEN THE FEAR of the buyer and make the MOTIVATED TO BUY.

Once as a seller, I hit the wall on selling my house. My listing agent LIED TO ME ABOUT COMPS to get the listing---a very common practice. My house was listed higher than the market AND COULD NOT SELL since the offers were TOO LOW. Why try? motivate the sellers until "something happens" buyer lying on the loan application or adds on more buyers. many agents specialize in helping buyers get qualified even when they have NO credit or bad credit and no income. Here is what I did. After listing the house and receiving only low ball offers, I decided to help my agent. I flew to LA and formulated my plan and sold 10% ABOVE ASKING in ONE DAY! The agents were order takers and NOT real salesmen. There is a LOT of that in real estate. I must know the REASONS for buying my house. I went to a local printer and printed one ream of golden stock paper both sides. One side in English the other in Spanish. I went through local shopping area parking lots and placed one sheet on each windshield! That was ALL. I walked to my house a few blocks away and put up lots of colorful balloons on the sign in front. I opened the drapes and curtains opened the front door to make it "welcoming" I placed a stack of "offer" contracts on the dining room table and put up a handwritten NOTICE. WILL SELL TODAY!


I CREATED A HUGE BUZZ. It only took THREE different buyers NONE OF THEM WERE QUALIFIED. They knew the house was listed above appraisal value. I SOLD IT ANYWAY! THE SAME DAY. THE BUYERS MUST BE MOTIVATED. I was able to accept an offer from THREE 'related" families ABOVE MY ASKING PRICE. I let the agents do their "closing" paperwork and helped INCREASE the selling costs of the neighborhood. if people can have cell phones, new cars, cable TV, satellite TV, computers and new clothes why can they LIVE IN THEIR OWN HOME. THEY CAN. Get rid of the junk expenses. They got family members to contribute the down payments and they were also listed on the note. Everything was legal AND I GOT MY MONEY ABOVE ASKING from formerly "unqualified" buyers who PAID HIGHEST AND BEST IN A DOWN MARKET. LESSON: ONLY LIST WITH A REAL SALESMAN AGENT -- NEVER AN order taker.
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Teresa answered:
Not knowing anything about selling or buying is only drawback. But it is EASY to sell your own home. Realtors are way overpaid for their services. I believe there should be a flat fee for them. I cannot and never will be able to justify a realtor making a 6% commission. It robs the seller.

They do nothing more selling a $400,000 home than a $50,000 home. So why pay them an outrageous fee of $24,000 for a $400,000 home vs $3,000 for a $50,000 home?

The process is exactly the same. Everyone wants to be a realtor because it's EASY money!

Sure you get more advertising with MLS, but you can also do that yourself, too. Just get a title company and a lawyer to draw up your paperwork. That costs around $300. At least that is what I paid for every house I sold ON MY OWN. I flip houses, so I have sold quite a few.

Realtors can sit back and list houses and make a commission for doing nothing at all. I see it ALL THE TIME. One realtor I know just lists houses and never even shows them or comes to the closing. She collects 3% for doing nothing but adding a house to the market. Another realtor wanted me to show the property, but she collect the commission! Unreal. It's a lazy way to make good income.

Sell 2 houses and make more money in a year than a person that works all week every day. Yep. Easy money.

They do not care about the sellers at all. They will do anything to sell a house. I have been ripped off more by having a realtor than I did when I did everything on my own. I ha e learned the hard way about realtors. I am sure there are good ones out there, but I have not seen one yet that tried to help the seller.

They just try and make people scared to do it. If you have an attorney...,no one needs a realtor.

If you have time and knowledge you can even do what the attorney does. Since I have less time, I do get an attorney to draw up the papers. It makes the buyers feel more confident and safe, too.

Practically everyone in Florida is a realtor. It's unreal the money they get for just writing up
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Jglosson.cvg answered:
$545 for HOA is ridiculous, if you go by the "50% rule" then over have of your income will be going towards HOA, and the other half will be eaten up by insurance and maintenance. I would look to buy something in a more rural area without an HOA. You may not get as much for rent but you will avoid unnecessary expenses as well. I am currently looking into to doing the same thing I am recommending. I would like to buy a large enough plot of land able to place at least 8-10 mobile homes and rent them as low as $500-$600/ month. ... more
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Kcallazzo asked:
about online, any thoughts on that area or perhaps a different city that has reasonably priced homes and is safe with job opportunities.
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Faridahmadov asked:
I live and work in Georgia,US about 6 months . I 'm green card holder. I sold my house in my country and now want to buy house or to build house in US paying cash. shall i need…
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