Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

14043 : Real Estate Advice

  • All9
  • Local Info0
  • Home Buying1
  • Home Selling5
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 6
Tue Sep 25, 2012
Maureen Doherty, Realtor answered:
A study of over a million housing transactions located near 159 Walmarts between 2000 - 2006 by Devin G. Pope of Univ. of Chicago and Jarwn C. Pope of Brigham Young concludes that there is an increase of housing prices. You can find their paper on line. It's title is "When Walmart comes to town : Always low housing prices ? Always ? " ... more
0 votes 7 answers Share Flag
Mon Mar 28, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
It all depends on how the sales agreement is executed , there are ways to work around allow home be on market AND if buyer does sell the home move forward with purchase of your property

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
... more
0 votes 12 answers Share Flag
Sun Mar 27, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
I can't speak directly to NY, but in general the pros would depend on the offer being made and the home they planned to sell. I consider a contingent on sale request a concession similar to a reduced price. If you were my seller, I'd want to know why this offer was better than waiting for another non-contingent offer.
If the buyer is offering full price, minimal other contingencies and had a very attractive and well priced home to sell, I'd consider it.
If they want an unreasonable discount on your home and plan to list their over market value, forget about it.
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 1, 2010
mary barone answered:
Hi Geraldine,
A buyer's agent represents the buyer and the agent's fiduciary duty is to the buyer.
There is no cost to you at all.
I have been a licensed real estate broker for over 21 years and would be very pleased to represent your interests in a real estate transaction. I am familiar with all areas, from Hamburg to Newfame - from Buffalo to Akron.
I can be reached anytime on my cell which is 912-0435 and would look forward to hearing from you. I would be very happy to answer any questions which you may have, regarding any area of real estate.
Thank you. Lee Myles, Stovroff & Taylor Realtors,
1127 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221
... more
0 votes 7 answers Share Flag
Sat Jun 28, 2008
Alan May answered:
The absolute only answer any realtor should be giving you with regards to this question is that "All Commissions are Negotiable"
Joshua is correct. It is a potential Sherman anti-trust violation for Realtors to discuss, or recommend what is and is not standard, normal, usual, "going", regular or any other type of commission. Each agent and agency charges what they think their market will bear, and what they believe their services are worth. Period.

from our local board's website regarding anti-trust guidelines:

At any time, in any place, or under any circumstances, do not have any personal, telephone or e-mail conversations with competitors concerning commissions, fees, charges or any other business practices of your real estate business or those of the firm with which you are associated. This applies at social gatherings, on the golf course, while hunting, in the bar, cocktail parties, board functions and at all times and in all places. At association or board meetings, confine discussions to topics of association or board business directly involved in the purpose of the organization and the meeting.
... more
2 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Search Advice