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85743 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Liz Nguyen answered:
Hi, Kel! I know the site sales agents and most of their managers. I negotiate contracts all the time. In fact, I'm closing on one next month over there. It's getting more and more difficult because new home sales have done well throughout 2013 and this year, but if there's a will, there's a way. DR Horton is a great builder in that area, building on a golf course, and they have agents that like to keep me happy so that I keep bringing them buyers. I make no promises, but my past track record with them shows we can get them to negotiate. They also make allowances for closing costs so that you just have to bring in your down payment most of the time. If you haven't chosen an agent yet, give me a jingle and let's chat about how I can best serve you. I am also a designer by collegiate degree, so I always go to my buyer's design appointment to make sure they pick not only their favorite finishes, but one that will resell when the time comes.

Liz Nguyen
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
Beth Barth answered:
Short sale specialist are key. They know the intricacies of the different lenders and how to approach. If the Realtor you are working with does not have this designation I'd ask them to get help from their broker or associate that has short sale experience. Many large real estate companies now have their own short sale resource group, which is great.

Patience is a virtue in short sales. If you need to get into a home fairly soon, a short sale may not be the direction for you. I had a short sale that took 7 months. Luckily the home was an investment property and the Buyer had all the time in the world.

If you cannot do inspections, if I were your Realtor I would STRONGLY advise to the potential problems. I do believe though you can still do a well pump and water quality test along with a septic inspection even with the piping issues. With the other systems - where there is a will there is a way on inspections - and I'd find a way.

Good Luck!
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:
I have lived here most of my life, and have seen blowing dust on the highway on occasion, but what we get are called "dust devils". They are very small isolated dust activity that look like a whirlwind dancing across the desert. Usually about the size of a person, to give you scale.

Thinking of buying in Tucson?

I can help!

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Kat Tyree answered:

Welcome! $150,000 can buy a decent home in Tucson, and I would love the opportunity to discuss which areas will work for that price. Only you can answer the question about whether it is right for you, but a conversation with a good Realtor is the place to begin. In Real Estate vs other investments, timing is everything. I have chosen to invest my money in Real Estate, which is my primary interest, and I believe in it as an investment. Now is a good time to buy, since prices are still low and are currently rising.

Please contact me if you would like to see if I can help further.

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
In most cases it is required to get financing. The Affidavit of Disclosure spells the situation out. If there is one, you should provide it to the buyer. Otherwise it may be tough to get a mortgage loan. ... more
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
The only way to know is to put the offer together and I suggest a list of all that you see wrong. The bank may not know the condition. All SS are normally As-Is so your offer needs to reflect that. Put it together h the Comps and see what they say. What the precvious owners owe has no bearin on the present situation. Good Luck. ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
Most Realtors do 3P's . Post it on MLS, Put up a sign, and three Pray it sells. It takes 4 P's and the last one is prospecting. We actually get on the phone and prospect to other agents, post out flyers, send to all 90,000 of our agents world wide, do open houses if wanted, talk to neighbors. If all of this is done and the home is priced right, in good condition, and good location it all comes together very fast and the home should get sold. it takes a lot of working pieces to get this pulled off for the best price and in the quickest time period. Good Luck ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Ric Mills answered:
In Tucson's market, a good well priced home should be sold. Sit down with your Realtor and discuss the situation. If you do not want to continue with that agent then asked to be released from the listing agreement. That said it is likely one of three things that keep it from selling:1. PRICE 2. Condition 3. Location. If all of these things are right it should sell quickly. In the NW, we are selling homes that meet these conditions in under 60 days and in many cases within 30 days. But I encourage you to start with a sit down with your current Realtor and get some real feedback. It is very likely, he/she took an over priced listing in the first place and that almost always ends up this way. That is one very good reason we don't do that as it always leads to a problem with our clients. Our Motto, get it right and get it sold. Hope this helps. ... more
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Voices Member answered:
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Jed Lane answered:
Your contract is with the brokerage the agent has their license with not the agent specifically. You must talk to the owner or the managing broker at that office. Ending the contract is a bilateral action - both parties must agree.
In many cases they will either allow you to pull the listing or they will asssign another agent to work with you for the remainder of the listing period. Much depends on why you want to end the contract. If for instance you have a buyer waiting in the wings and just want to avoid paying the bokerage fee you might have problems getting them to release you form the contract. If the agent isn't repsonding or marketing the property then the broker will ask to let them assign someone else.
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Sandra,

Your profile shows you as a Buyer and Seller. As a Buyer and Seller on Trulia, you shouldn't have a company listed as part of your profile.

If you have a second profile that is categorized as a Real Estate Pro, you can edit your company by hovering over you username in the top-right corner and click on "Profile". Then click on "Edit profile" on the left-hand side of the page. Scroll to the "Company" text-field to add your updated company info.

Make sure to scroll to the bottom to save your changes.

Hope this helps!

Community Manager
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Spirit Messingham answered:
Hi Lynn,

I think I understand what you are really asking here. Trulia gets a live feed frm MLS and uploads, we cant put into MLS listings any of our contact information. Once the listing hits sites like Trulia or Zillow go into your profile, my listings. Then edit, follow the path to price and details . What I do is write in the first sentence, "If you are interested in viewing this property please call the listing agent Spirit Messingham".

If the potential client scrolls all the way to the bottom there will see your contact information but to the right is basically an ad another agent paid to have there.

Hope this helps and wish you all the best.

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Sun Oct 16, 2011
Spirit Messingham answered:
Can your friend pay in cash? If not, have them contact a local Realtor to look for a property. Is your friend pre-approved with a lender? In today's market that should be step #1. Worst case, they can rent while they figure things out. Not like the RE market is going to take off anytime soon.

Best of luck to you and your friend.
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Wed Apr 20, 2011
Joseph Runfola answered:
Sherry, it sounds like you have been abandoned by your agent. Based upon your statements the agent may have failed to exercise CARE in your fiduciary relationship. Because the agency relationship involves so many responsibilities, it is important to know how agencies are created and how they are terminated. An agency relationship may be terminated at any time (except when coupled with an interest) for many reasons. Revocation by (you) the principal may be possible. I would recommend an attorney's advice. ... more
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Mon Sep 15, 2008
Nicole Brule-Fisher answered:

It may not be about the agent as much as it might be about the price and area competition. You and your agent need to watch the solds in the area very, very closely. 85743 is largely Continental Ranch which has a lot of listings so your needs to be in superb condition with a very competitive pricing strategy.
Properties are taking longer to sell and the longer you stay at a higher price the longer you sit. You would be wise to relist, and then price it very, very smart, even under other listings in the area to generate significant traffic and interest. The more traffic the more opportunity for an offer!!

And certainly, listen to your instincts about who you list with...

Best of luck.
Nicole Brule-Fisher
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Anne Mckechnie answered:
Hi Mona,

It would depend on the actual view and orientation. I am very familiar with the area as I lived there for many years. However many of the views of the Catalina and Tortolita mountains can also face the freeway. Do you have any freeway noise or visability? This would negatively impact the home. ... more
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