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Thu Jun 8, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes it's legal for builders and their agents to refuse your lender. You need to learn that builders know buyers like you love new construction and if you refuse to play along with all their crap, it's very easy for builders to say "sorry, but if you don't go along with what I need, you need to leave and another buyer will be here in 5 minutes who will use our lender. Have a nice day. Goodbye." Remember, you're 1 person out of at least 50 other people. Out of those 50 people, all the builder needs is 2 - 3 people who will use their lender. The odds are in the builder's court.

One thing you failed to mention is the builder's contract. Builders do NOT use standard state approved contracts that realtors use. Builders have their own contracts written by attorneys to protect them - not you. If you took their contract to your attorney to rewrite the terms to favor you, I can guarantee the builder would rip the contract or put it in the shredder and force you to sign their contract with NO changes. If you refused, the builder would say "sorry, but if you don't go along with what I need, you need to leave and another buyer will be here in 5 minutes who will sign the contract as is. Have a nice day. Goodbye."
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Sat Sep 10, 2016
Alan May answered:
It's an opening bid for an "auction" of a home that's in foreclosure. Don't expect the property to sell for that price.
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Do you realize that you are "asking the community" and not talking to Trulia employees?

Check the public records. Most property records are available on-line via the county/city Property Office page. ... more
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
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Fri Feb 26, 2016
Elaine asked:
808 SPARROW ROAD CHESAPEAKE, 23325 - MLS# 1602613
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Wed Sep 23, 2015
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Robert Pickles answered:

Open houses can be a great help, but it depends to a VERY LARGE EXTENT how the open house is conducted. There is a common train of thought, that open houses are for agents to get "other than your buyers", and to troll for other listings. This is true to some extent, but does not tell the entire story or value of an open house. With a well thought out marketing plan, an open house may generate a buyer on the spot. I listed 2500 Garth Way earlier in the week prior to a Saturday Open House. My marketing efforts showcased that home to nearly 18,000 viewers. Two hours before the open house was complete, I had two offers in hand, one written on the hood of the car in the driveway. A third offer came in the following day, resulting in a contract with a higher than asking price for the home. Total on-market time less than a week.

You'll get a ton of responses to this post, each of us desiring the opportunity to serve you. If you would like to know more about my market strategy, and how it might apply in your situation, give me a call at 757-752-8095, or e-mail
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Paul Brothers asked:
Moving to Hampton Roads? Visit to find any property currently on the market.
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Sun Jul 13, 2014
amybethrey answered:
What if the home was foreclosed went through the process of relisting by local realitors and is still sitting off the market and empty. How do you find information on it now? the property I have seen and may be interested in has sat for over 2 years now and is off the market currently. We just moved to this area and thought it might be optained reasonably. ... more
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Thu May 29, 2014
Johnathan King answered:
I agree with many of the other folks on here! You should contact a good agent that can determine your exact situation and help you take the best course of action if there is anything that i can do to help feel free to give me a call anytime

John King
Keller Williams
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Mon May 26, 2014
Kim Benedict answered:
If you have an agent working for you advertising your home on MLS they also should be doing more with the internet sites their company advertises on, and they do all the leg work for you when there is an offer... they also have contacts with other agents they know and work with, appraisers that can give you the best price options and help get your home sold quickly.

When you do it yourself its so much more work, and you have to show the home when you can which means you could lose a sale by not being able to show as buyers need to see it on their time frames...

The MLS and real estate websites only work together to get the most amount of people looking at your home each day. As we know the internet gives you the best chance to get it sold faster. Hope that gives you an over all idea why its best to work with both and Real estate agent that will put your home on the MLS listings.
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Sun May 25, 2014
Yvonne Hagaman answered:
I believe that is what all sellers want to know. There are key elements to selling your home in the shortest time possible for the most value possible. !. Having an exceptional agent is key. I would suggest interviewing at least 3 agents. Ensure that they are knowledgeable about your home and the neighborhood your home is located in. 2. Keeping the home tidy and ready for showings is also another big thing. People want to view your home as their future home so if the home is cluttered or messy it is hard to see past these things. 3. Curb appeal is also a big time show stopper, if the exterior of the home is not well maintained possible buyers will not want to stop, or they will make preconceived judgments before viewing the home. There are many other ways to get your home sold. If you would like more information please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Yvonne Hagaman
Rose & Womble Realty Co.
Direct: (757) 309-1647
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Debra DeRoco answered:
Your Realtor needs to communicate with the selling agent, get an extension signed for the middle of May, the appraisal should still come through the underwriters will need this information to process the loan. This pressure should be taken off of you and put on your agents to gather appropriate documentation for the closing in May. Power of Attorney may be a way of life for the young couple in the military, once again I strongly recommend the agents step up on that issue as well. Our wonderful military families have much stress on them the anxiety of moving at a time when your spouse is deployed can be overwhelming. This is why it's so important to use a Realtor there is much more to a sales offer than just the standard purchase offer agreement. Please remember buying or selling is an emotional and stressful time in everyones life so take a deep breathe and rely on your Realtor. I wish both parties well. ... more
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