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Sun Apr 16, 2017
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I will assume by your question that you are not represented by a Realtor, otherwise you'd be turning to him or her for advice.
So - it's difficult to give you negotiating tips in just a few sentences! The best I can offer is to call the 1st buyer (btw - why do you prefer him to the 2nd, higher offer??) and let him know you received a higher offer - let him know you'd like to stay with him, so want to know if he will reconsider, and then offer his "highest and best" number.

If the terms of the first offer are that much better (ie - all cash, or a high down payment, or, the buyers have nothing to sell, etc) then you might want to make sure you do nothing to scare him away!
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Tue Sep 27, 2016
Maricris A answered:

At this time, unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.


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Sat Mar 28, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
Taxes are much cheaper than Westchester County in addition to the commuter location in Brewster. People who works in the city or White Plains tend to buy a house on this area due to the price of the homes and taxes ares lowered compared to Westchester County. ... more
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
You didn't mention how you acquire this property. Is this a foreclosure sale? Did you buy this "as is" condition? It seems that there are a lot of issues in the house. As you have said, there was water entering the main crawl space on the day of your walk through, Did you disclose this concern at the closing? Were you represented by an agent?

Anyway, It's best if you seek a legal opinion from your lawyer who did the closing. He's the one who can tell you about your legal rights at this point.

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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Ann Ryan answered:
You really need to review your situation with someone who specializes in these sorts of transactions. If the property is in Florida, I know someone who can help.

And one word of warning, the banks are well aware that they can get more money if they simply foreclose, so make sure you do this right!

Ann Ryan
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Your profiles suggests you are a real estate professional and are not a buyer or seller.
It may prove beneficial to grant TU and Best Answer to those who actaully read your question!
As you are aware, we are in the closing phase of this market segment. As the economy continues to improve this should hasten the sunset of the short sale industry. Untill that time arrives, we are relegated to dealing with Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of American and Citi.
Roberta, the VERY best way to get a short sale listing is by presenting a 'Someone You Know' scenerio to your top 100.
The second best is a success story to share when anyone asks you, "What do you do?" then segway into "Someone You Know."
Then you can chase the Lis Pendens and tall grass like everyone else.
You know those mortgage brokes who are always asking, "How can I earn your business?" Put THEM to the test. If they are who they attest to be, they will be maintaining contact with their past clients. Look them straight in the eye and say, "You get my referrals when I get some from you."
There just may be a disconnect between the service they promise and what they deliver. This is a good opportunity to find out.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Donald Mituzas answered:
Have you found an agent yet? I have a number of great listings in Brewster from a 3 BR, 3 Level Townhouse at $325k to a wonderful antique w/pool, spa, guest house and more at $1.4m. If you buyers are still looking, get in touch.

Don Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
Prudential Douglas Elliman
Cell: 914.924.8581
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Thu Mar 17, 2011
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Wed Dec 16, 2009
Robin Lynch answered:
Hi Kristina,

Realtors can't determine for you what you deem safe due to Federal Fair Housing Laws. If you are interested in a particular area, you can check out crime statistics at:

There are towns along the Sound Shore area, Pelham, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Harrison and Rye that have many 2 bedroom apartments for rent. Just depends on your price range and what criteria you are looking for in an apartment.

Robin Lynch
Keller Williams Realty Group
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Thu Jul 2, 2009
St. Lawrence Properties, LLC answered:
As Gale said, your current web site should pull in leads from anywhere in the word. There is no need to "pay" for leads. I track my website and I have quite a bit of traffic from India, China and Canada. Each week it varies, but those seem to be the most.

If you are not happy with your current web site, your brokers web site or what your broker can do for you, check out: I am always looking for agents that wish to move their career forward.
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Wed Mar 18, 2009
Gail Gladstone answered:
You do NOT have to be a licensed Realtor to estate a brokerage in NY. But you do have to have a Licensed Broker manage your office.

Get in touch with the Department of State, division of licensing for information you can count on. ... more
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