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Home Buying in 22306 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 17, 2016
Britt657bbc asked:
Mon Apr 20, 2015
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
Seems like you are getting closer to purchasing but have yet to get a Realtor in your corner. You will get lots of advice here and a lot of it is good. The real questions you need to be asking..or are not asking.

There are a host of other factors that go into choosing financing. Feel free to contact me to discuss. Would enjoy sitting down with you and showing you how my 25 years of experience can benefit you well beyond mortgages!

Kind Regards,

Erik J. Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE,CRS,GRI
Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate
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Tue Sep 6, 2011
Melissa Barkalow answered:
I would recommend you talk with a real estate attorney to get an answer, but it would be doubtful she has ownership rights since her name is not on the deed.

Good luck
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Thu Jul 2, 2009
Lisa Bailey-harper answered:
OK the market in Woodbridge has changed dramatically. If you see a home and the list price is $140+ and it's in good condition, you better believe there will be multiple offers. It's the same in Fairfax County as well. Also there are agents who have the contracts ratified by the owner and continue to leave the home listed as active. It's frustrating for the potential buyer as well as for the Realtor when the information is not up to date in the MLS.
I feel setting a low price when you know the home is in great shape is an attempt to obtain multiple offers because the potential buyer feels they are really getting a sweet deal. A lot of the sweet deals are dead and gone. If it's too good to be true, it usually is. Be in a position to bid within the market, work with a direct lender, put down large monetary earnest money deposits to set you apart and make sure your credit is in line.
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Delaine Campbell answered:
Hi Marie:
yes, you have to work with a Realtor licensed in the state of Maryland and who has access to that County.
No it is not unethical, but you should make your VA Realtor aware of this and make sure that he/she understands that you are also looking in Maryland.

Your current Realtor should be able to help connect you with a good Realtor in Maryland and they then could work as a "team" to help you locate a property.

The thing is to remember that people need to be paid for their time. That is how Realtor's make their income. So you want to make sure that whichever location you buy in that the 2 Realtors you work with get paid for their time. Often times they can split the commission or sometimes do as referals. There are ways to make it work. But be upfront and honest with both Realtors.
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