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Lorne L. Patch answered:
The consumer & agent relationship has changed dramatically over the decades, social media makes it much easier for consumers to do their own homework on any product before purchase, and in real estate that means 98% of buyer know more about most properties they want to see than the agents, and even if they are going to purchase a particular piece of property, also pertinent due diligence such as pre-approvals, record searches, tax records etc. are all accessible by social media within minutes.
Many already understand that the norm of certain commission amounts (6-7%) are outdated and will be changing to reflect that the agents are now over paid at those amounts when the consumer is doing all their own work. The agents do less work but yet we still pay them the same, Why is this people? Because it was once the norm?
This day and age is all about new technological advances, one of these new advancements will eventually set new standards at a different level and agents will be scrambling to accept any commission that is willing to be paid by the consumer, while allowing the consumer to keep their profits in their own pocket which is a greater benefit.
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UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello, The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea). 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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UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello, The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea). 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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UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello, The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea). 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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UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello, The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea). 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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Michelangelo Vasco answered:
Buyer and seller have signed a contract and are waiting for mortgage commitment if not a cash sale and if property is a cooperative or condominium board approval is required before setting a date to close once closed the status should be changed to sold ... more
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Wg6530 asked:
We are scheduled to close on a home soon. We want this home and need to move soon. The sellers have been difficult so far. The contract states that they are to maintain the home in as-is…
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Rob Wachter answered:
The answer to this is that it depends on the state, and to a degree on how the contact is written. In NC for example you can get your Earnest money back by terminating your purchase contract before the end of your Due Diligence Period. In SC, you may have a financing contingency, and you may not depending on the contract options you choose. It is important that anyone concerned about this contact a Realtor, or an attorney in the state in which they are considering purchasing property. ... more
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Wolfluver222 asked:
I need some help. I am currently working with an incompetent mortgage broker. I am purchasing a house with a 203k loan. I was supposed to close 2 weeks ago, that got postponed because the…
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