Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Buying in 95119 : Real Estate Advice

  • All4
  • Local Info0
  • Home Buying2
  • Home Selling1
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 2
Fri Mar 24, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

I would need more details.

There are programs specifically for mobile homes if they are on land.

If your mobile home is on its own land we have a program for that. Rates are only slightly higher than conventional mortgage rates.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon May 9, 2016
Andrei Apostu answered:
Definitely YES. The first thing you have to understand is that the agents at the sales office WORK FOR THE BUILDER. Nothing wrong with that, it's a job I would proudly accept if it would be offered to me. But don't think for a second you will be my client. If I'll have the chance to place your beautiful upgraded home you spent your life savings on in the worst lot of the community, I will. Why? Not because I'd be a bad person, but because I'd be working FOR THE SELLER and I have to sell all the product.
Which includes everything in the community. It's actually a pretty simple fact and concept. Builders and their agents have to sell ALL PROPERTIES and ALL LAND LOTS.

The importance of a lot is huge, sometimes more than choosing a floor plan. Proximity to the main or service road, the lack of privacy on a corner lot, irregular shape resulting in a small yard, undesirable view (by real estate standards), undesirable exposure (N, NE, NW), the community's location, school district the community is in, how desirable the community is (i.e. a sales agent will never tell you "our sales are very low due to low quality and slow turnaround period), how far the clubhouse is, what upgrades to spend your money on, financing, etc...and many other similar factors, can devalue your property GREATLY.

Lately, the new construction market in Naples FL has been incredibly hot and there is not much wiggling in the price, if any. Sales centers just want SALES, it really doesn't matter if the buyer has an agent or not. Just as if I have a listing, I'd prefer selling it NOW to a buyer with an agent than wait for a year to sell it by myself. Another thing you need to know is that the builder's agents don't make as much as a buyer's agent, because they work in volume. Most times the difference you're making in their pay is of 0.5%.

I have never sold a property to any of my buyers (8 years in the business) that I wasn't comfortable with. Even if it meant not getting a sale, changing communities, waiting for a second trip and delaying a sale by a year. But that's how you become successful and build a clientele. Don't get me wrong, you want to sell a property, this is not a hobby and bills will keep coming. But you want to sell QUALITY REAL ESTATE. This way you can sleep at night and you can have a decent listing when your clients come back to you in 5 years.

Unless you are an expert in the field and know the area really well, ALWAYS consider having your own agent. Just make sure it's a good one, not a "yes" man. Ask to point out negatives of the properties and compare them. I thought I was a good agent until I build my own website, www.NaplesFinder.com. Writing all the Naples FL communities descriptions and walking the streets to take all the pictures in those communities for almost 2 years really gave me a new perspective and knowledge that I couldn't have had before. It was like kindergarten vs college. Good luck!

Andrei Apostu
2015 Downing Frye Platinum Award Winning Realtor
(239) 455-5554
andrei@naplesfinder.com
www.NaplesFinder.com
... more
0 votes 21 answers Share Flag
Search Advice
Search

Followers

590