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Mon Jan 22, 2018
Jenifer Kynor, TurboTenant answered:
Without established credit, you are declared "higher risk" so I am sure lots of places would rent to you as long as you had a cosigner!
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Sun Oct 29, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
First know that your listing contract is with the brokerage - not the individual agent or realtor. As a recently retired NYC area realtor, you need to know that brokerages have more of an interest in keeping you happy than your agent does. If you complain, brokerages are deathly afraid of you threatening to cancel your listing contract and walking into their competitor's brokerage and signing a new listing contract with them. This means the brokerage you have now will lose money while their competitor gets your commission fee. Trust me, it's a dog eat dog business or a grab every dollar you can business. This is how vital your listing contract is with your brokerage.

Now that you have the power - time to NEGOTIATE!!! Speak to the Office Manager or Broker in Charge. This person has the final authority to either release you from their brokerage (something they hate doing) OR doing everything possible to make you happy. Which do you want? Be tough and firm - you're the client and the one paying the commission fee. Explain your situation. You have every right to be assigned to a new agent within the same brokerage. This may solve your situation. Ask for their most experienced agent. You can come up with other solutions too. Or you can ask to be released.
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Fri Mar 11, 2016
Kasey Colucci asked:
Listed at 329000, owe 292000 on it. 5% commission to the real estate company. What's the lowest offer I can accept? Please take into account lawyer fees and closing costs.
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Thu Sep 10, 2015
Charlotte Turner,ABR®,e-PRO® answered:
Talk to an agent in your area as well as a mortgage banker. The agent should be able to look at your particular set of circumstances and make suggestions based on your market..
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Nicholas Campasano answered:
Hey Al,
It is very hard to purchase a home in 15 days. Are you obtaining a mortgage or purchasing all cash? Do you have to sell a current home first? Are you in a rental that the lease is expiring? If you would like to contact me I would be more than happy to help you.

Nicholas Campasano
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Century 21 AA Realty
C: 631-848-6515
O: 631-226-5995 x206
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Rosemarie Dymond answered:
Hello Lydia
I am a local Realtor in the Patchogue area. I also own and operate a tax grievance service. We are a flat rate company which makes us cheaper than most companies. I only grieve Brookhaven town. It depends on the circumstances of your purchase. Was it a regular transaction, a short sale, a foreclosure? Feel free to contact me at 631-838-0715 ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Tina Krist answered:
Property taxes vary with square footage. Also, if the property is in the Village there are additional taxes. Feel free to contact me at 631-816-8619 if you would like to preview any properties in Patchogue or any surrounding areas. ... more
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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Lydia Pucci answered:
Approximately $5,000 per year.
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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Bryan Cronin answered:
Hi Michael,

I do the lion's share of business in Fairharbor. No other agent has sold as many homes there as I have. I was the board president there for several years and know the community inside and out. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I'd be happy to help you.

Bryan Cronin ABR CSN
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Marie.Povinelli answered:
Vet the future tenant extensively ask for two months security
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Msnew answered:
Thank god when getting divorced my father did the same for me, now the house was able to stay in the family. Sorry, I know it is not what you want to hear but in ny, it is the only way I could keep it "if" this happened. Which it did. ... more
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Thu Dec 22, 2011
Jerry Cibulski answered:
I have regular conversations with each of my sellers so we stay alert on all of the activities in the market. We review the recent sales and new offerings of homes that are similar, we discuss the Open Houses and results of buyers who attended that particular event. We also talk about the activity of the buyers I am working with in the region in regards to other price ranges. This gives us insight into the mindset of the buyers and how we need to adjust our marketing or if we need to wait for the right buyer to enter the marketplace that is not currently looking. It is all about communication. I discuss with each of my buyers and sellers how busy the schedules are during the week and try to establish the most effective time and format for speaking with each other in todays hectic life. Talk to your agent and discuss your concerns. That is the best approach to resolving issues and frustration. ... more
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