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Home Selling in 08753 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 9, 2017
MPell asked:
inspection." When we received the commitment from the realtor - the buyer has obtained a conventional mortgage and is not FHA. We feel duped. Is this illegal or just unethical?
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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Angelica P answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

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Sun Jul 3, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
No! Some agents are strictly listing agents, some are strictly buyer's agents and some do both. That's the whole point of having different agency relationships. Many many years ago there were only listing agents. If you wanted to buy a house, you contacted the listing agent of each house you wanted to see. (this was called "Dual Agency"). Listing agent basically worked with seller and buyer but really didn't have any loyalty to the buyer. This was extremely unethical since the listing agent was working for the seller, not the buyer. Now we have buyer's agents who represent the buyer and take them to view listings of other agents. If the house fits the buyer's criteria, why would I NOT show it to them? It would be UNETHICAL for me not to!

If you're selling and you're concerned about listing with an agent who only lists homes, you shouldn't worry. Your home is being seen my thousands of other agents and their buyers. If you're not getting showings, then there's some other factor involved. Showing condition? Photos? Price?
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Sun Mar 6, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can not, only licensed agents can post homes for sale on Trulia
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Thu Mar 3, 2016
thinz answered:
Not required with a sales flyer...but when you draw up a contract, your agent should provide with the purchase contract to be signed by the buyer before going into attorney review.
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
Steven Buch answered:
Absolutely agree with my fellow realtors. Furthermore, it is in the seller's best interest for the following reason: Should a disappointed buyer claim you said X, when you did not do so, you are better served and protected by a written and acknowledged document showing exactly what you did say; er "write!"

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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Joan Congilose answered:
I believe you should answer all questions on your sellers disclosure as fully and honestly as you can. It is better to be up front about the area than lose a buyer after getting an offer because they drove by after a rainy day and discovered it themselves. ... more
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Diane Rosetto answered:
You can actually order a second appraisal. Helped me recently with a transaction. It is frustrating however when an out of county appraiser....several counties away matter of fact, compares your home to a comp that is miles away...I have had that scenario as well. And that happened on my own home! But on a good can try and order a second appraisal. ... more
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Ronald Shaffery answered:
Hey Tony, I have a feeling they were happy with the answer given 50 weeks ago .
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Salvatore Ventre answered:

This is not a complicated question like other agents make it out to be. You asked a simple question and you want a simple answer, right?

Commissions are determined when the Listing Agent gets the listing. Depending on the price of the home, the usual starting point for commission is 6%. That gets split between the Sellers Agent and the Buyers Agent (3% each). However, sometimes at the time of listing the home, the seller will negotiate the commission with the agent.

All listings are different but usually stay around the 5-6% range.

Sal Ventre
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Salvatore Ventre answered:
Simply call any Real Estate Agency and they can access the Multiple Listing Service. They can enter your criteria and find all the Condos available within seconds.

If you need someone to do this for you just give me a call.

Sal Ventre
Crossroads Realty
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Florine 'bam Peters answered:
the price of homes has gone upa bit it is possible yours has also nuyers are looking seriously at this time please e-mail me your ifo so I can assist fpeters@weichert,com
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Thu Oct 13, 2011
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Francesca is right - the "pool" situation has changed the landscape signficantly. I had a similar situation where an out of area appraiser really botched the appraisal and it came in 10% below the sale price. All parties agreed it was way off - even the buyer. We joined forces and succeeded in getting a second appraisal and the deal stayed on track. But this goes back nearly 2 years now and the appraisal situation has become much more rigid in my estimation since then. I believe the "pool" was at its early stage when I ran into trouble.

There is no reason not to try - if you comps/analysis is sound, try to push back and see where it takes you. Get the support of your agent.

Good luck to you,
Jeanne Feenick
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