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Thu Aug 11, 2016
michelemarie66 asked:
Fri Aug 7, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
It depends on how your Listing Broker has input it and what services it offers. You should ask them.
Sometimes trying to save money can cost more in the long run.
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
You may get more accomplished by calling and talking or by walking into a real estate office near where you want to live. Then you can gather all the current and correct info to make smarter decisions. ... more
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Bob Brandt answered:
The listing agent can have them removed from the MLS and many sites. Trulia will take an extra call or 2 from the agents involved to have them removed. It recently took about a week for them to do it for me on a property one of my buyers wanted them removed on.... ... more
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Patty Harrison answered:
Yes, there are a couple of options like VA, USDA or FHA's $100 down program. If you would like to see which programs you may qualify for, please call or email me so we can discuss in more detail.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Patty Harrison
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Yes, I've read your question, twice, slowly. The answer is yes, you can hire this work to be done. ----- Don't tune me out too soon. -----------#1. First contact a REALTOR to complete a room by room analysis of what needs to be done.==========#2. Your REATOR will have an index of people who specialize on each issue that needs to be addressed whether it is glossing up the Travateen, replacing that Zenko box and repairing the wood rot. --------------#3. What the street view looks like sets the expectation of the buyer. Don't save money here.-----------#4 Have the paint and window folks put a shine on the final look.----------------#5. Decide on the correct selling method for this type of property, in this location.-----------
That was easy.---------
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
J answered:
Wed Oct 9, 2013
Mike Hutson answered:
You can ask an agent to use the sidwell maps to show arial views of how the property is plotted. Most developments will have metal pins in the corners of the property marking the boundaries. If you can not find them you can always have the property surveyed. ... more
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Mike Hutson answered:
Teams can be more flexible with showing you at any given times and dates than an individual agent. When you choose a company to work with it's up to you if you want one agent to represent you or a team that can help guide you through the process. ... more
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Ltporth answered:
Hi, Greg!

We are indeed FSBO- Unfortunately even going that route we will not be breaking even, so as much as we'd love to use a realtor it just isn't in the cards. We are allowing brokers to show our home, though we wouldn't have negotating room, we aren't opposed to it. We had a realtor help us price it, and we are priced lower per square foot than most of the homes in the area... hoping for a quick sale so we can snatch up a home we fell in love with in your neighborhood! ... more
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Greg Zavitz answered:
Hello Sar,

There are NOT many homes on the market right now that are in a flood plain in Bloomington Normal. When you buy a home the seller should be able to tell us if they are currently in any flood plan, but the maps get redrawn periodically and the seller may not know. The bank that you get your loan thru will have to check the flood plain maps and inform you if the home is in one. If the property is in a flood plan your home owners insurance will a lot higher. Below is a link to Illinois Flood Plain Maps that may be useful... Please se give me a call if you need a good Realtor with 27+ years experience in Bloomington Normal Illinois Real Estate. 309-275-4734
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Tue Feb 17, 2009
Milt Emerson answered:
Thank you for your question Erin,
SSI are special showing instructions to the fellow member Realtors of the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) that reflect the requests of the Listing Agents clients such as: day sleeper do not call or show before 11 AM, do not let cats out of basement, dog in cage in garage and so on. SSI instructions are meant as information to the showing agent to insure a good showing experience for both the buyer and seller. ... more
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