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Home Selling in Centreville : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 16, 2017
SB asked:
We are in escrow for the second time and our buyer is asking for an unreasonable price drop. He signed off on all inspections. Can he legally do this?
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
Stillirise answered:
As a former Realtor, I am disappointed in most of the talent out here today. The most effort is when they try to get the listing. They will start with unrealistic prices to get you to sign. After it's listed very little is done to sell the house. They play a waiting game and try different pitches for a price reduction. It's takes work to pass the sales person exam. However, very few are trained in sales.

In essence, the buyers agents expect payment from the seller while they work to cut the sellers throat! Meanwhile, the listing agent sits idly by and assist. They both rely on payment from the seller and they work against the seller.

A 10,000 price reduction is a 300.00 difference to either agent. It is still $10,000.00 to the seller! Agents have gotten cavalier in price reductions on property that isn't theirs. If the property is over priced it is the agents fault. It should have been properly priced when they were listing.

When agents use language like "motivated" in the listing no one will bring a full price offer. In fact, buyers are angry if you don't take whatever they offer. You are now a desperate idiot.

I've heard complaints about flat fee agencies. I think that's fast becoming the better route. The service may be limited but the full service agents don't seem to do any more. The bottom line is getting into the MLS. They don't have the hustle and rely solely on the internet. Even with that they can be sloppy when they enter the info!
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Dotunger asked:
Tue Aug 23, 2016
Joseph Gildon answered:
Im going to be meeting a reality agent after viewing the home for rent for a second time an i would like to know why?
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Tue Jan 6, 2015
Mark Queener answered:
You can get comparables from other realtors in area.
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Marie Souza Team answered:
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Faiza Alvi answered:

Seems like you have not completed your questions. Anyhow are you looking to sell in this zip code or looking to buy? Either way I can help to get connected to an agent there who knows the market in Ormond Beach, FL.

Let me know if I can be of any help ~

Best Regards,
Faiza Alvi - Realtor®
AveryHess Realtors
703-389-7973 (Direct)

I believe:
Real Estate is about building relationships
& serving clients with honesty, integrity & passion.
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Mon Nov 7, 2011
J answered:
This is certainly a "high ticket' cost item for a potential buyer, and this may push buyers to other properties that are available with newer or new HVAC systems and homes that have been updated and renovated. You will more than likely not see a return, however, this may help in competing with other properties in your area. Sellers in today's market are needing to go over and beyond to compete for offers---any offers. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Sep 14, 2011
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Most likely you are - you may be able to work out some sort of reimbursement if the delay warrants. But generally I find that closing dates, while hugely important targets, are just that targets. With so many moving pieces and parties involved, they can be delayed, and in this market often are.

As an example, here in NJ we had re-inspections by banks post-Irene - that was something not built into the original game plan and caused delays in some transactions.

Good luck to you,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Wed Jun 15, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
7 years old, you are plenty up to date right now, don't up grade you only get 60 cents on the dollar for the upgrade plus the buyer may have other tastes in decor, so leave it be, if you like, you can offer a few thousand dollars as an allowance for person upgrades, buyers like this better since they will put it towards the items they feel need improvement! ... more
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Brian Halstead answered:
Hi Robin,

This varies from city to city in Miami-Dade Florida you can back out of a condo purchase within a certain time frame 3days for new and 15 days for a resale. In your case you indicated that the buyer had a option to back out after closing you do not need a lawyer to tell you that if you have an option you can exercise it.
However that option if done right should state what will be done with buyers credit and basically how everything will be handle to permit a reasonable smooth "backing out" if that was not done then it could get real complicated, in which case you will need on attorney, if you and the seller cannot come to on agreement on how to resolve the matter amicably.

Brian Halstead
License real estate broker
Halstead Homes Realty
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Mon Jul 13, 2009
Joseph Gheitanchi answered:
Unfortunately these days we are running into this situaation ALOT. You can try to dispute the appraisal, but more often than not, that doesn't work. Maybe the seller will make up half of the difference and you can make up the other half. I hope this works out for you. ... more
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Tue Apr 29, 2008
Debra Talley answered:
Hi Jeanine,

In order to make the decision on your best option, it is a good idea to have a broker do a market analysis of your home and show you what comparable properties are selling for. In addition to determining what you owe on your current home and what it would sell for, you need to see which neighborhoods would benefit you on the buying side of your transaction.
My partner and I can offer you the advantage of local knowledge, as we live in Centreville and know this market well. I am a licensed broker since 1989 and have a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Please feel free to call me at (703)408-3266, so that we can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
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