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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Txbenson asked:
I have a townhouse that is listed for rent on your site. It was posted via (now zillow I think). I was wondering if there are any statistics available for me to see if anyone…
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Sun May 31, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Read the contract you signed. If you have a way out without paying for the upgrades, it will be there. I doubt there is. If you don't find it, you can have it reviewed by an attorney to see if they see a way, but they will be your best bet.
One question, are you really willing to walk away from your "dream home" and the money, over the utility box? They can be camouflaged with shrubs or other means.
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Ed Francell Sr. answered:
Just noticed this question posted almost 6 years ago. Why is it still on the board?

Ed Francell
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties,formerly Prudential Georgia Realty
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Jeff Jackson answered:
A realtor is an independent contracter that works with a broker and has a license. Typically, an advisot of a broker would be his law firm that they are affiliated with.
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
laurasam555 answered:
Am Mrs Laura, i got my loan of $30,000 from a loan lender called Mr Sam Cole. So if you are in need of a loan to buy a home, i will advise you to contact Mr Sam Cole on his email address; ... more
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
This is a great idea!!!

Some cities here in California actually require a pre sale inspection be done by city inspectors.
This is mainly done to uncover any health and safety issues, as well as unpermitted additions.

A privat property inspection prior to listing the home can be a GREAT value to the seller.

They will know upfront what repairs MUST be ,and which SHOULD be done. It also gives the seller and the listing agent a tool to use to determine the list price of the home. If the home is in need of costly repairs , and seller is unable, or unwilling to complete the repairs, they may want to price the home to reflect the cost of the repairs needed.

This does not negate the buyer getting their own inspection!

Best of Luck to You!

Best Regards,
Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Giovanni Russo answered:
My suggestion is to choose a Realtor that can get you the data you require to make an informed decision. I'm not aware of any other database other than past leasing data found in FMLS and GAMLS. Of course the only way to get access to this data would be through an agent.

Giovanni M. Russo
Real Estate Consultant |
mobile 404.310.9661 | direct 404.604.3936 | fax 404.604.3937
Keller Williams Realty of Buckhead, 2345 Peachtree RD NE, STE A, Atlanta, GA 30305
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Wouldn't it be nice if agents refrained from answering questions that are clearly directed at the CONSUMER?

@ Fred - no one asked why "it pays to work" with an agent..........consumers are being asked what qualities THEY are looking for

@ Beppy - the poster is an AGENT - your offer to be her buyer's agent was sweet but totally irrelevant....she doesn't need an agent, she IS one..........
We need to read and understand what is being asked on these forums !

So - I will add one trait I think a buyer's agent...or any agent.... should possess..............highly defined listening and comprehension skills
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Mon Feb 28, 2011
Lee Taylor answered:
Julie Brittain is an ace. Hire her.
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Wed Sep 16, 2009
Matt Hermes answered:
Commission equal to 1/12th of the yearly rate to list the home and provide a tenant. That rate is typically split between the two co-operating agents.

IE: $2,000 month rental rate for a 12 month period equals a $2,000 commission paid at lease commencement. ... more
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Mike Pennington answered:
Best way to think of a rental commission is what percentage of the annual cashflow you are going to receive is a fair share for the agent?

For tenant placement I charge the first months rent and 5% of the cashflow received after year 1. Equally important, if the tenant buys the property from the landlord, then I charge 4% of the sale. These are my rates and are somewhat negotiable depending on circumstance. They are not "Typical" rates but this is what I charge to guarantee undivided attention.

For Listing side: I will charge $500 to take the pictures, install the lockbox, input into database, create flyers, install signage, and assist the landlord with credit checks, Move-in Move-out inspections, and drafting a lease. Paid up front.
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Fri Jul 31, 2009
Lee Taylor answered:
You are about right Dunwoody lakeside Homebuyer, you are about right.

Yeah, $50,000.

Sure. You have a solid grasp on this hyperlocal Dunwoody lakeside real estate decision, I'm pretty sure.

Hey, Hank Miller-what do you think?

I definitely think that the answers that you receive in this online Q&A forum should be the basis for your $50,000 +/- real estate investment.
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Thu Jun 5, 2008
Truthbetold answered:
Here is some basic Physics that will help you. The "right hand rule"(google it) is in effect here. When a current passes through a wire, a field is travels radially around the wire. Once the field hits a grounded shield (literally the ground in this case), then it is "Grounded out". Therefore, this basic physic fact implies that as long as you a farther away from the wire than the wires distance to the ground you are potentially okay. You definitely do not want to be in the path of the field on its way to the ground.for a long period of time. Now the general public is ignorant of this knowledge, and actually thinks that everything on the web is true! That being said. I would not buy a home near a power line, and in this collapsing market you certainly have no need to do so. Ignore the "everything is just fine" picture that the real estate agents continue to cling to, and hold out for the house YOU really want to buy. Greater than 1 years housing inventory coming by the end of the year. Cheers :) ... more
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