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Home Buying in 33408 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Tom Priester answered:

There is a lot of misinformation out there in the Internet. Some real estate sites put it out there on purpose to attract attention for "prospects" who are happy to give out their phone number and email that is then sold to Realtors who pay a lot of money for a zip code and these "hot leads".

Do not worry as the information and estimated price you see are not truly affecting the true value of your home.

Tom Priester
Principal Broker
Paradise Sharks
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 answered:
I have an opposite situation. My agent doesnt want to submit the offer because he thinks I am paying too much for that house. I told him that my own business and then he told me that the property is pending already and he was glad we didnt send out the offer. I was really upset and I do not even know if he is BSting me. ... more
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Sharon Lewis answered:
Talk to Agent A's broker in charge Show the letters you received to the broker in charge and ask for help .
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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Tom Priester answered:
House Boat,

Please be aware that the valuation attributed to a property by the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser for property tax purposes is not the same as market value. Some like to say the "rule of thumb" is the county valuation is about 80% of market value but the numbers are actually all over the board and each property needs to be evaluated by its own set of data. The information you should be looking at is the most recent sales of units in that development and do a direct comparison of the unit your are interested in with those sales. I am assuming you are working with a qualified Realtor® but if not and you need help from someone who can help you evaluate the right opportunities in the area and negotiate the best pricing and terms please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

I live in Jupiter work almost entirely as a buyers agent throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties and would be honored to be on your interview list if you are interested in locating a true pro to make your housing dreams come true. I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Fri Feb 25, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Again,

Also did the other buyer pay "ALL CASH"? Was your offer also ALL CASH?

If you are going FHA with only 3.5% down it may be more risky for a seller to accept an offer from you because the house needs to be in fairly good condition to pass the FHA appraiser's inspection. For example the roof must have at least 2 years of life on it, no peeling paint, no rotted wood on eaves, no exposed electrical wiring.

The only case you may have against this realtor is if he DID NOT present your offer to the Seller. If the Seller chose to go with a different buyer well there is nothing you can do about that. Also have you considered the listing agent was offer "additional" commission by the buyer that ultimately got the house? I have seen this happen when there is a spectacular bargain priced house.

That's another problem, if this was a "regular" sale (not a short sale or bank owned) then it appears the Seller may have sold too low based on the fact that multiple buyers were clammoring for the property. He may have done his seller a serious injustice! You may even want to try to contact the previous owner to see if he was ever presented with your offer. If he wasn't that seller may be furious and take legal action against the listing broker. Then you may have a case against this Realtor! You wouldn't be able to reverse the sale but you may be able to inflict some pain on him with the formal complaint process.

Hope this helps and immediately go find a Realtor you and your husband are comfortable with. As you can see you had no advantage by going through the listing agent directly! has Endorsed Local Providers in Real Estate so you may try there for an agent.

Good luck on your nome search!

All my best,
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Tue Jun 3, 2008
Herman Chang answered:
Hello Sara & Ted,

Here is a link to some properties that fall within your requirements. We look forward to helping you find the right property.

Let me know if you would like more info. in regards to our relocation services. ... more
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