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Sun Nov 12, 2017
Tcaudlemedlin answered:
Thu Oct 5, 2017
Wdystorm asked:
Mon Jan 23, 2017
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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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Kathie asked:
I've sold my condo with a closing date that was scheduled for November 3, 2016. The closing has been delayed 3 times. I never received a notice to amend the closing date. Closing is rescheduled…
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Thu Dec 31, 2015
Jesu49 answered:
So install hardwoods and do nothing else.
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
Any item is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. We don't know very much about the buyers in your area and what they are looking for when it comes to siding. I would talk to some real estate agents and ask what they have seen buyers become attracted to. Then you will have your answer. ... more
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Sun Mar 22, 2015
Max Bordy answered:
I believe VERY many of the listings here of homes for rent are scams. There are people showing up at my house saying it is listed here for rent and wanting to know more. My house is NOT for rent. ... more
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Dakittylvr

Great question and sorry to hear of your problems.

Clearly, you are claiming mis representation, who represented you an Attorney or
an Agent.

Did you buy or make an offer with the listing agent ?

Did you sign documents, what did the documents say ?

Its not clear.

Start with the Mount Juliet, TN, housing authority and local Real Estate board,

after that engage a lawyer and get it done correctly.

Good luck
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Connie Mitchell answered:
Locate the local board of realtors in the area as well as the state board where they are licensed. Call and mail in written complaint. This is unacceptable and this broker should be held accountable for his/her actions! ... more
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Navid Rahman answered:
Hello, I can certainly assist you with find the right home for you in the North Shore Area. I have lived here all my life so I know which area would fit your search criteria. Contact me today and I will help!
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Fri May 9, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
As a buyer, you won't have much luck unless the seller is willing. If they are, it's up to them to contact the bank, an agent and get the property listed. You can't skip this step or the bank will consider you a "non arms length buyer".
If the home is listed on the local MLS for a reasonable price, based on the comparables in the area, you can offer what you want to and if your offer is accepted buy the seller it will be negotiated with the bank for approval The bank has no obligation to accept your offer. They can foreclose, counter for a higher price or accept another offer. The process will take 3 to 9 months on average with some exceptions at both ends.
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.

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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Louis Wolfson answered:
I believe this site may answer any of your questions

Good luck.
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Jim Armstrong answered:
First the disclaimer: This is not tax advice, but just my personal knowledge that I am giving. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

Not that the legal stuff is out of the way - A person is exempt from paying capital gain taxes on the first $250,000 ($500,000 for a couple filing jointly) gain (or profit) made on a property that was their primary residence (you must have lived in it) for at least 2 of the last 5 years. You cannot have taken the exemption in the previous 2 years on any other property.

That is the simple answer. There are more qualifications, but talk with a tax adviser or accountant, or visit the web address below.

Jim Armstrong
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Tue Jan 29, 2013 answered:
2010 (1/29/2010 - 1/29/2011):
Total Condo's sold: 241
Median Price: $228,000

2012 (last year):
Total Condo's Sold: 281
Median Price: $228,000
Massachusetts Premier Buyer Brokerage
617 848 5407 x706
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Tue Mar 27, 2012 answered:
To further our answer with some single family sales stat's

178 properties sold
Median Price: $287,500

3/27/2011 - 3/27/2012
141 properties sold
Median Price: $256,000

Median price is down about 11% and the number of properties sold is down around 21%
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Mon Mar 26, 2012
Wen Farina answered:
Just as an fyi to fellow brokers/agents answering questions here assisting home buyers & sellers, be aware of links that are sometimes posted so you do not get a virus or information taken from your pc. Click on links that you trust. I've had this happen to me before with one of those tinyurl links. See date of original question here ... more
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
You have would to call the schhol district. I have heard of drug free and gun free.
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