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Stephen McRo…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Tue Oct 18, 2016
Stephen McRory answered:

I am likely the one of the most well informed people in the country on the subject of Realtor Rebates.

Therefore, I'd have to say yes, likely illegal in that situation.

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Florida Real Estate Commission: (FREC): Rule 61J2-10.028 paragraph (2) The sharing of brokerage compensation by a licensee with a party to the real estate transaction (i.e. the buyer or seller) with full disclosure to all interested parties (on sales contract) is not considered a violation
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John, Home Buyer in North Fort Myers, FL
Sat May 28, 2016
John asked:
We are looking for a owner financed condo in Naples Fla ???
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Ron Thompson, Renter in Naples, FL
Fri May 6, 2016
Ron Thompson asked:
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sun May 1, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
The majority of your closing costs will be loan related, and typically based on purchase price. You should ask your lender for a good faith estimate of what your closing costs will be. But they can only assume so much. A lot depends on the property you buy, the type of loan you're getting, how much property taxes are, insurance, etc. Talk to a lender and a Realtor and they should give you a good idea of how much to expect. ... more
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Tony Perez, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Wed Feb 3, 2016
Tony Perez answered:
HOA is very strong and has a surplus. I just got another unit there under contract.

Tony Perez Realtor
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Rolf Anthony, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Fri Oct 23, 2015
Rolf Anthony answered:
Unfortunately, you cannot sell a home as a for sale by owner on Trulia.

Rolf Anthony
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Wed Oct 21, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
Unfortunately, there is nothing Trulia or any of us agents who participate by answering questions can do to help, but you can employ measures of "self help."

Here are a couple of suggestions, though not fool-proof for an experienced scammer:

If the person claims to be an agent, get their name (and that of their company) and verify the information with the Florida department of real estate.

If the person claims to be an owner, ask their name and how long they've owned the property - verifying through county tax records.

Best yet? Contact a local agent (of your own) to help you avoid scams altogether. You can use the agent tab at the top of the page or ask for a referral from family and friends.

You are wise to be concerned! Good luck!

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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Wed May 21, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
Not hear on Trulia it is not, you must be a licensed agent or broker to list homes on Trulia. You may look to save money by not paying a commission but a good listing agents MORE than pays for themselves in a quicker sale at a higher price. ... more
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Rich Homer, Real Estate Pro in NAPLES, FL
Tue May 20, 2014
Rich Homer answered:
Wondering if you made any decisions yet on a Naples home purchase. Call us toll-free from the U.S. or Canada for neighborhood advice or you can search the Naples MLS here ... more
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Tamir Ness, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Wed Jan 29, 2014
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Sarah Garrett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Sat Jan 4, 2014
Sarah Garrett answered:
I would be glad to discuss your FSBO prospects, contract negotiations and commission/flat fee with you. This site will not allow By Owner postings however I have a system that will place your listing on hundreds of sites just by allowing me to be your exclusive listing agent. I can also provide you with a cummulative market analysis in determining the best price for the home. Thanks so much for contacting me and I look forward to helping you anyway possible.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2013"
Cell: 239-464-8620
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David Kerrig…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Wed Jan 1, 2014
David Kerrigan answered:
Happy New Year,
- "will I have a Problem?" .
I will be happy to help you find a home that allows your companions to live with you.

Respectfully Submitted,

David Christian Kerrigan
Weichert Realtors on the Gulf
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David H Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Mon Dec 30, 2013
David H Schulz answered:
Only two sales in the past six months and nothing is currently offered for sale in Naples Trace. You can set up a search and get regular updates by using our Naples MLS Search website You can choose a particular development or search by area if you wish. ... more
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Michael Jord…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Tue Oct 22, 2013
Michael Jordan answered:
I have friends (with children that age) that live in Regent Park and love it. There are two other neighborhoods that have a similar price range you may want to consider as well. Please do not hesitate to call or email me and I will provide you with the details! ... more
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Trace Faulkn…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Tue May 29, 2012
Trace Faulkner answered:
Of course nobody can tell what will happen in the span of 10 years until it is time to retire. In Naples, there are no areas too far from anything. It is a small place and driving is quite pleasant with the beautiful roads and well maintained vegetation. The area is relatively new and the condo prices in St. Croix are reasonable. It is a good investment since you will be starting at the low end before price increases in the coming years considering that these condos were in a desirable community and not far from beaches. Screening for renters is of utmost importance as they could give you maintenance problems and unless your property is within walking distance to the beach rentals may not cover your mortgage payments. You also have to think about management of the property. Suggest you make an analysis first of income to value for a sound investment. If the value of the property keep on increasing then you are in luck for purchasing it at this time. If I can be of further assistance please contact me. Thank you. ... more
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Marc Comisar, Real Estate Pro in Bonita Springs, FL
Thu Apr 23, 2009
Marc Comisar answered:
you will not find a condo for the price of a car and not have an association in good financial health. You have to take the good with the bad in these cases. Buy something for next to nothing and pay higher fees and deal with the problems until ownership eventually turns over in most of the units. ... more
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