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Home Selling in Boston : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 20, 2017
Ashley.batiste answered:
If an offer to purchase states such and such amount as earnest money, whether seller intends to accept or counter the terms, I recommend countering with an addendum requesting proof that the stated earnest money has been deposited into escrow with a closing agent within 72 hours of accepted offer as a contingency. ... more
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Fri Oct 27, 2017
Craig J Townsend answered:
There are several answers to this question.

1. Buyers typically don't want to insult the sellers by making what the sellers think of as a "low ball" offer.

2. From experience good agents know that sellers are usually unwilling to entertain lower offers until the property has aged significantly on the market, say 30 to 45 days without an offer. So making a lower offer too soon is unproductive and futile.

3. Buyers will wait to see if the sellers will lower the price and usually stand off to see how low the sellers will go.

There is a lot of data on this. The most interest a listing receives is in the first two weeks of the listing, after that interest wanes and the seller then have to play catch up and continue to lower the price until potential buyers step in to make offers.
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
It sounds like you have a duplex in a single fam area? Your job now is to apply for a non conforming use permit... speak with your local building inspector and zoning department.
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
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Fri Jun 30, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes. Do you have another method for closing and getting the keys?
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

You can see it on the Agent's Profile on Trulia.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
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Sat Sep 10, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
I would first be concerned about the contract you have on your house to sell! You signed a legally binding contract with the buyers. You can try to terminate but they could sue you for specific performance (and force you to sell). You might want to hire an attorney.

So let's say the buyers are nice people and are willing to terminate the contract and not sue you. You still have a listing agreement you signed with your Realtor. You can certainly ask to terminate the listing agreement with her because she did a poor job for you. But...she did find you a buyer for your house. She could argue in a court of law that she is owed a commission! Time to talk to an attorney. Good luck!
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Alan May answered:
It is legal. Agents are allowed to pay a portion of their commission to any principle (buyer or seller) in the transaction.
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Nckgb answered:
Try This and MAYBE
From time to time send them a email (anonymous) asking questions see if they answer the email give them 2 times and if not fire them the listing contract says they will use due diligence in finding a buyer. They are NOT working for you! Hire someone who will work for the commission. No reason to pay for something you are not getting.
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just ask them if they value referrals and future business it should be no problem
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Wed May 11, 2016
Kmcordwell asked:
I am selling my house and would like a copy of the bank appraisal. I am told that can not have the copy since the buyer paid for the appraisal. Is this true?
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Fri Sep 25, 2015
Neil Radford answered:
You have to be a Realtor to enter a listing. You have to pay and be a Realtor to have it featured.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
Rick Baker answered:
I'm sorry you are going through this. Did you use New Mexico's standard P&S? I am a realtor in Massachusetts who also has a law degree. If you used the standard P&S in New Mexico, unless the buyer notified you (or your real estate agent or attorney) in writing that they were exercising the financing contingency, you should have a more than solid claim to keep the deposit paid by the buyer as damages. Even when there are no contingencies in the offer, such as an appraisal contingency, all buyers (besides cash buyers) will have the financing contingency in most standard P&S contracts. I would recommend you consult an attorney, if you haven't already done so, to get specific advice for your situation and P&S. Good luck. ... more
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