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Blakesmith678, Home Buyer in Cincinnati, OH
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Blakesmith678 asked:
Hey Guys - the photos that you select to show in the email are almost exclusively of kitchens... I would rather see either the exterior or even let the home owner select which photo they…
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Sheilacochra…, Home Buyer in Cape Coral, FL
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Sheilacochrane asked:
My agents name is Della Booth at Time Realty Could you fix this listing and fix the spamer at yahoo.
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Maxsandra Ed…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
A few hours ago
Maxsandra Edwards answered:
I know this is old but can someone let me know if someone has the money to pay the mortgage for the next 4 years in the bank will the lender be ok with that or is employment the only factor. A friend lost her job but has the money to pay the mortgage for the next 4 years and she is looking for a job still in the process of her purchase. Please advise. ... more
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Mjmiller561, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
A few hours ago
Mjmiller561 asked:
seeking an a…, Other/Just Looking in Orlando, FL
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seeking an apt answered:
I am looking for a home I am prequalitied and have the letter to prove it. I have not found a home and I have not made an offer. The agent insisted the letter needs to be to fax it to the other agent before I even walk into the house. I know how much I want to spend but I was given 2 letters. One very high and the other I asked for to be very low. I feel if I show the high letter I will not have leverage since the seller will say she can afford it. According to the Fair Trade Act a agent can not discriminate against me because I refuse to show a letter before I walk into a home. Also my mortgage agent who is not the realtors told me to ask for the disclosure before making an offer. If the roof leaked there may be a possibility of mold. If they had wood destroying insects that could affect the structure. Never Never let the realtor distract you from looking at the property. I have seen discoloration on the ceiling meaning there was a leak and a leak could mean mold. I check the AC/HU and if I see it is freshly painted I touch the area it is sitting on to see if it is wet. Wet means leaking Dirty vents means they they never changed the filter. Mold is mold and to remove it properly it will cost you 14,000 to 24,000. Black Algee in a pool is also a problem that is a 10,000 and up cost to take the diamond bright off and clean the gunite and re diamond bright. Never Never use the realtors man they charge you extra and they realtors get a kick back. Also shop around. I have seen IKEA kitchens which are cheap and they are charging you for a level 10 kitchen. Go shopping. I am a stagger and I know the tricks. Most Realtors hate me because I do the hiding of home problems for them and they will say I didn't know. ... more
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Ingapayne, Home Buyer in New York, NY
A few hours ago
Ingapayne asked:
I'm trying to buy a newly constructed home& we are in the process of negotiating. I'm requesting a fridge & a fence but the builder is being difficult
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Mwc8251, Home Buyer in Lakeville, MN
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Jennifer Winn, Home Buyer in Plainsboro, NJ
A few hours ago
Jennifer Winn answered:
I know this is an old thread, but I've been working as a buyer's agent for Redfin for about a year now, and I want to weigh in.

As an employee, I can tell you I have been looking for the "catch" since I found them and it hasn't appeared yet. This is the best company I've ever worked with - real estate or otherwise - in my 20+ year work history. They treat their customers and their employees with respect and as a result we all work extra hard to keep the ship sailing.

The money back at closing is really icing on the cake. Redfin agents are employees rather than independent contractors, so we are paid a salary with benefits and we receive a bonus at closing that is scaled depending on the rating our customer gives us. Customer service is what we are about. We are highly incentivized to give you level 10 Customer service. Anything less hurts a bit.

We typically only have one physical office for a region/state, so don't be fooled by the address on our business cards. Agents work remotely (no desk fees other realtors out there) and while we cover a broad territory, we try to match the agent to the area so that you are working with a local agent.

We also have associate agents who are independent contractors, and they are held to the same customer service standards. Those agents do nothing but show houses and they get paid per event (not commission). They are there so that you can see homes on your schedule. If you want to see 6 homes on a Saturday morning and your primary Redfin agent is booked already, they book you with one of the associates on that agent's team who then reports back to your agent. Your agent follows up and gets any necessary information you might request to make an offer.

We are able to do all of this due to the efficiency of our model and the amazing software we have backing us up. Because of the team methodology, we are able to service more customers, at a higher level. (Company model depends on volume). We don't have to prospect for clients, because they all come through the website. As a realtor, I cannot express how much I love this fact. None of us want to solicit you for business. We would much rather you come to us when you are ready. This makes that possible.

So, I would encourage you to check out the website in detail. There is a lot of information in the pulldowns beyond the home search capabilities. We don't require buyer agency agreements until you are putting an offer on a house and it is specific to the home. We wont ever pressure you to make an offer you are not ready to make. I would encourage anyone considering them to try the on for size.
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Landlords are running a business and need renters to prove they can pay the rent on time every month. How can you prove in writing that you pay bills on time every month.
I hope you end up homeless because you people in Charlotte voted for the wrong person. ... more
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Lease options or Rent to own are scams. You need to pay a huge upfront deposit + monthly rent + a premium in addition to the rent. If you don't buy or not qualified, the owner / seller keeps all of your money. No refunds. It's in their contract.

I hope you suffer under Trump. You people in 32779 who voted for Trump will have misery & what the hell were you thinking. Hope you end up homeless because that is what you deserve.
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Gwen Jones, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
A few hours ago
Gwen Jones answered:
I have a business called rent guarantee that is willing to do a corporate application inmy behalf so that i cnb rent a house cause my credit score is to low i have no evictions and have been at my job ten years can you help ... more
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
No. Your loan is due and payable when you sell your home. The amount you collect from selling your home is gross sale price - mortgage loan - selling expenses = net profit.
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Ivanratnitski, Home Buyer in Kissimmee, FL
A few hours ago
Ivanratnitski answered:
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