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Home Selling in 30338 : Real Estate Advice

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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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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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