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11714 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 29, 2015
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
Very often landlords will request your credit score to be good. Its shows your landlord that you are very responsible person and you do pay your bills on time. Of course your high income is to the landlord "the icing on the cake, perfect tenant.
Best Regards
Malgorzata Ringston
Exit Links Realty
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired realtor, it's very easy to sell your home by yourself. Here's my rules to follow:
1. Hire an appraiser who has full access to your local MLS. The appraiser will tell you what price range to list your home at. Appraisers coat a few hundred dollars but you save on the commission fee and appraisers are the ones hired by lenders to verify if the contract price is accurate.
2. Declutter & remove all family mementos. Make your home spacious, super clean & inviting.
3. Hire a home inspector. Repair anything that will affect the sale.
4. Market your home online I.e. Zillow,,, etc.
5. Have a friend or buddy to assist you with Open House days. Never host an Open House alone.
6. If you're a weak negotiator, have a friend or relative assist you with negotiating. As long as you're not paying them a fee, they can help you legally.
7. Hire a real estate attorney to prepare any contracts.

Good luck!
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Martina Ryan answered:
Have your attorney keep on top of it & see if you can get an extension on the mortgage with your loan officer. Keep both sides negotiating & you should be able to find a solution.
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Javier Meneses answered:
It's absolutely possible. But it depends on several things. I often run into scenarios were a homebuyer was unable to obtain a loan from their previous mortgage company. By the time they got to me, they had contracts, title and pretty much everything I would possibly need. From day 1 it was a matter of my bank processing and underwriting the loan, which believe it or not can get all done within 2 weeks.

If I meet with a buyer who just found a property an is about to place an offer, it can easily take 4-5 weeks. Consider a week or so between the time it takes to submit and accept an offer, to fully executed contracts. Then an appraisal is ordered, by the time the report comes in several days have gone by. Then your waiting on title, etc...
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
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Wed Mar 7, 2012
Lynn Pisani answered:
Your broker owns all the listings not you so when you leave them with the broker. You can always explain the family relationship and request a release from your broker. Seller can petition the broker also but the broker is not obligated to release the contract with seller. Remember, you catch more bees with honey than you do with vinegar. ... more
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Sun Dec 18, 2011
Ed Hodkinson answered:
It's funny Gail as that is exactly what my wife said! That side of the argument does have it's points. Thank you very much for the kind words as I am always looking for new ways to market myself.

Although I am very happy at C21 I appreciate your offer to talk.

Happy Holidays!
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Sat Dec 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods, if unfamiliar with the area do take the time and visit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. If the school is a concern, rather than just relying on reports, do visit the facility; ask for a tour of the school, speak to the superintendent, teachers, principal, etc., then determine if your comfort level can be reached. For any safety concerns, it's always a good idea to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If you are looking for rentals, check out; also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money, word of mouth, etc.; if you need additional assistance feel free to contact me directly. ... more
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Fri Dec 2, 2011
Robin Silverberg answered:
Try contacting Sherri Gillespie, I am sure she can get them for you. I assume you want them custom printed. Here is her contact info:
Sherri Gillespie
MRG Marketing Corp.
Let her know that I passed on your name. She is a great networker, so a good person to know.
What office are you with?
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Thu Dec 1, 2011
Joni Van Stavern answered:
This varies by task, but usually mapping can process a simple split or combine between 1-4 weeks depending on the workload. It may take 3-6 months to be processed by the whole office. It just depends on thier work load I have seen it take less and I have seen it take more.... ... more
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Wed Jun 15, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
You're an agent and you are asking us? Each market is different and it is hard for us to know your market. I know places where an above ground pool is looked at as almost offering no extra value. I suggest you contact an appraiser in your area and ask them. A lot will depend on the lot size and how the pool interacts with the house and the homes near by. ... more
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Gail Gladstone answered:
In our area, homeowners do not fill out the Property Condition Disclosures.

Absolutely bring in a home engineer inspection service; if you need a referral for some really good ones, I can give you several names.

I will also be happy to discuss the entire process with you if you wish to call. 631-425-6150
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Century 21 Prevete/Bastone answered:
Speak to your attorney about who he/she recommends for title insurance & the fees involved. If you trust your attorney then trust his recommendations to you.

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