Full Service Real Estate agencies generally charge from 5-7% as a Real Estate Services fee depending on the agent/company. There are also discount brokers that may charge less of a fee as well for limited services and exposure. You will also have to pay a Real Estate attorney to represent you ($500-$1000 depending on attorney) and Real Estate Transfer Tax ($4 per $1,000 in sale price). Keep in mind that you will be reimbursed for any remaining heating fuel oil in a tank (if applicable) and any property taxes paid in advance. If you are thinking of selling a home, I would love an opportunity to interview for the job. You can contact me at anytime by phone/text at (518)852-4408 or by email at email@example.com.... more
I would ask around to your friends/family if they know of a good agent in town. We recently had someone post the same question on facebook and got a lot of responses from fiends. Our name came up more frequently than any other agent and that's why she called us. I would ask how long they have been in selling, how many homes they sell a year and what their marketing program is. Get multiple agents to give you a free market analysis and choose one after meeting with them.... more
If your property is listed with an agent, he/she can update the status for you--just ask--if not you may wish to contact Trulia's customer service--they are very good--and a Trulia representative may answer as well.... more
Sulfur may not be a "Defect" but it is a concern to a lot of buyers. I would suggest that you do get water treatment estimates done before you sell. Some are not that expensive to do. And, the buyer's won't smell the "Stinky" water when they turn it on! LOL. Good luck!... more
We are not the type of investment company that pays $10 for option consideration. Most real estate agents want sellers to think they have the magic bullet to kill their foreclosure problem. One thing an investor can do is contract to purchase the house from the homeowner which will open a lot doors since a lender won't agree to a short sale until there is an executed purchase agreement.
The quesiton for any agent that claims they are better because of ......, is "what can you do if my house doesn't sell, do you have some way to help at that point?". The reason for the question lies behind the concept that realtors belittle investors but what is the agent doing for the homeowners home they can't sell? Most of the time they pull up their yard sign and say sorry the market didn't produce a buyer.
There are a few options for homeowners that need to sell their house fast to an investor with the in full agreement then that is when the homeowner will have the best benefit.... more