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Sat Apr 1, 2017
suzmaep2001 asked:
Sun Nov 22, 2015
theydontcare answered:
No, you are not being unreasonable. Stick to your guns and get your price.

This ALWAYS happens in real estate.

They want you to take as little as possible so they can sell as quickly as possible and move on to the next one. They absolutely do not care a thing about you.

It is not worth it to them to spend several months working hard showing a house and taking phone calls for a few hundred or couple of thousand dollars more commission when they could take slightly less right away with minimal amount of effort.

If price is understandably important to you and you are not desperate to move, say no to any low offers, and if you have to, fire your agent, wait for the protection period to end - usually 30 to 90 days - and then do an FSBO.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Scott & Meg Farmer answered:
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Wed May 2, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Tue Feb 28, 2012
johnathanfx answered:
Have found a rental in a great location for 3/4 of what it should be going for so I'm going to wait at least another year and get my taxes in order. But will keep all you guys in mind when looking for a realtor next year thanks for all of your help. ... more
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Wed Dec 7, 2011
Stephan Saillant answered:

The appraisal on the property should have been done already. It is actually one of the first steps in the loan process. As far as USDA is concerned, they need to have the appraisal and usually it takes 10 or less business days to get the loan approved and underwritten by USDA (that is if USDA has no condition that need to be met for approval). Best of luck to you and hope you get to move in asap. ... more
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Fri Nov 4, 2011
Fatjoe answered:
yes it should of all been turned in last thursday or friday at latest and i have not heard anything not even that they needed anything else
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Tue May 18, 2010
Debo Cornett answered:
You need to call your lender immediately. If you haven't missed a payment, or are just anticipating it becoming an issue, the first thing you need to do is talk with the lender and determine whether you can restructure or modify your current loan to help you fulfill the initial commitment. This could save any issues with your credit which is inevitable whether you go the short sale route or actually have to go into foreclosure. Typically the short sale is least harmful to your credit, but there are still negative effects. If you can prevent all this from happening, and work things out with your lender so you can make timely payments, it could potentually help your credit. It sounds like you are concientious and want to fulfill your commitments. Lenders typically want to work with such clients. It's often hard to admit you're having problems making payments for anything, resulting in putting off the inevitable until the situation gets totally out of control. But if a lender knows early that you really want to do this but will likely need their assistance, if you have a good payment history with them, you'll likely have good success. Hopefully, together you can turn this around now and come out all the better for it. Best of luck ... more
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Thu Apr 16, 2009
Brian Powers answered:
If you contact local lenders to where the home your are purchasing, ask them about USDA loans.... you can actually still finance modular and convential built homes with 0 down. There are some basic credit guidelines to follow that the loan officer can fill you in on. ... more
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Tue Feb 12, 2008
Deborah Madey answered:
What is your objective? Are you trying to learn the ropes to become a real estate agent? Or, is your preference to work in real estate without having to work nights and weekends? Are you looking for a full time M-F job with nights and weekends free? Are you looking to work nights and weekends only while you have another job, in order to learn real estate.

As a broker, we hire office staff for support functions and the person's objectives and goals will determine mcuh about how we will proceed, or not. Sometimes, a person may approach us for an office job, and we might refer them directly to agents who may want an assistant. Other times, we might see the person as a potential fit as a staff employee.

If you elaborate a bit, I will come back with specific suggestions that may be in tune with your goals.
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