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Home Buying in Absecon : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 4, 2016
Jenifersoflous answered:
Absecon is the Perfect place for People like us. It's also called as Beach and resort City. There are a lot of Beaches to Enjoy. Also suitable for Tourists. So we can enjoy the Night life here. check this for info about expenses in Absecon, New Jersey. if you cant decide, hire an Realtor in New Jersey Area. ... more
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
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Sun May 15, 2011
Joanne Bernardini answered:
My first question is "Why would you want to?" As a buyer you are not responsible to pay any commissions, that is the seller's responsibility. Perhaps you had a bad experience or personality clash with a previous realtor? As in any profession, it happens, but there are plenty of other very hard working agents who would be only to happy to give you the help you need.

As realtors ,we know the markets, have access to tax records, MLS listings and have networks of trusted professionals you will need to consult as you go through this process. Termite inspectors, home inspectors, surveyors, mortgage lender, electricians, plumbers, roofers etc. are just a few to mention. We are required to keep our skills and knowledge up to date in this ever challenging market by taking continuing education courses.

I advise you to not even consider a complicated transaction such as a short sale unless you are working with an agent trained in this area or a real estate lawyer.

We can provide you with lists of similar homes and what they have sold for so that you make an accurate, responsible offer. Mortgage lenders use that information to base how much money they loan on a property. We deal with the listing agent/seller providing justification for your offers and remove the "emotion" from the negotiations. Realtors put in a lot of hours working on the details of the settlement that their clients are not even aware of . We work with the title companies, lawyers and municipal inspectors ironing out problems before they collapse a deal. Unfortunately for us, these are hours we don't get paid for unless the deal goes to a successful closing.

All of this is done for the buyer for free. A good buyers agent is your best al ally in not only finding the "right" home but also in bringing it to a successful close! As a consumer, where else do you get this type of service and dedication for free? Why would you want to navigate through the most expensive purchase a consumer can make without a licensed professional who will look out for your best interests?

I would be happy to show you how valuable a "good" buyers agent can be! Call me and let's get started!
Joanne Bernardini, SFR, CSSA
Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Casa Bella Realtors
C- 609-947-2451
OFC- 609-601-1009
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Laura Giannotta answered:
Please contact me with the details of what you're lloking for, ie bedrooms, baths etc. I'll be happy to forward you available properties.

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore
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Sun Mar 28, 2010
Linda B. Conner answered:
Hi... I see your post is older, but wanted to take a minute to answer you... You say you live in Galloway now, so your best resource would be to ask your friends and neighbors about the areas... as for the construction... take a walk through the new neighborhood and speak to the current owners... it is the best way to get real information. If you do not have a Realtor of your own I suggest you get one... Buying a new home with the representation of an agent is helpful, but have your own agent, not the builders agent... If a problem arises it would be far safer to have your own representation... If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Linda ... more
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Tim Robbins answered:
I just ran your Condo it is not on the list of approved condo's this means that the entire complex will have to be approved. If you would like more information on how and who can do this for your association then contact me for more info. Tim Robbins Better Homes Realty 800-610-3599 Sorry for the Bad News But this should be a motivator for all owners they should work to get the entire project approved. ... more
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Francesca Patrizio answered:

Kudos to you for taking the time to interview 3 different RE companies to list your proprty for sale. In my view, based on the info provided, the Reatlors were more focused on getting your current property sold than selling you a new property and that is admirable as after all that is what u called them to your property to do - sell your property.

Having said that, the agent that followed up with info regarding your potential purchase is most certainly forward thiniking and someone I would most certainly want on my team.

As for the "new construction" aspect, quite franky, most builders are offering more incentives to both sellers and Realtors in terms of compensation than ever before; therefore, I can't imagine an agent "steer" you away from a new construction, not to mention that this is illegal.

Love and Peace,
Francesca, Realtor, ePro
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Thu Jan 29, 2009
William Leigh Holt answered:
Jessica: This is really a question for a mortgage representative or three. Obviously, your husband's better earnings will be offset by his worse record. I have no idea how much you make but if it's enough to qualify for what you want, your husband's score should not be too important. The rub is that you will probably have to use both incomes to really get started with what you want. A mortgage rep will be able to tell you what his company will do. Other companies may be quite different. The best thing to do is to check out several companies.

Be careful, there are, unfortunately, companies out there that will still take advantage and others that promise a lot more than they deliver and on closing day you may get a nasty surprise, so don't put yourself in the position of just hoping that they will come through. It's too nerve racking.

Best of luck.
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