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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Jeffrey Todd answered:
I would love to help you, can you tell me the home your were interested in, and what you are looking for in your new home? My email is jtodd@sibcycline.com
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
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Sat Jan 24, 2009
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Cindy You posted this in Oxford Ohio. You may be better off posting in another area (Pa.?).
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Wed May 7, 2008
Amy answered:
I think a radon mitigation system can be a postive aspect of a home. Most buyers have the home they are buying tested for radon, since you already have a system in place this is one less thing for the buyer to worry about. In most cases, if the radon level is high, the buyer wants the seller to pay for the system anyhow. As a company who installs radon systems, we say that a home with a mitigation system usually has a much lower level of radon then a home that does not. For instance, say a home tested at 3.9, which is just below the EPA recommended level of having any home that is 4 or higher mitigated, the homeowner doesn't have it fixed to lower the level and say another home tests at 20 and has the home mitigated to below 1. The home that was originally higher is now more healthier than the home that is still at 3.9. ... more
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Tue Apr 29, 2008
Alan May answered:
There are lots of good questions that you should ask a potential buyer's agent.

• How many homes, of my type, have you helped purchase? (recently, 6 mos, 1 year, 5 years)
⢠What is your list / sale ratio? (this will tell you if they're an effective negotiator)
• How will you communicate with me?
• How often will you communicate with me?
• Will you send me listings via e-mail?
• Will you help me, if I (or you) should find a FSBO?
• Do you require me signing an Exclusive Buyer's Agreement? Why/Why Not?
• Why should I hire you? What do you bring to the table that's different than the myriad of other agents out there.
• Are you a full-time agent?
• Do you practice dual-agency? (why / why not?)
• Are you planning any upcoming vacations or are you going to be unavaible, and who is your back-up when you're gone?

and lastly

• Is there anything I haven't asked you, that you think I should have?

There, that should get a good interview going.
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Fri Apr 18, 2008
J R answered:
Davis family, wondering why you are cutting and pasting people's posts and repeating them.
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Thu Oct 4, 2007
Perry Henderson answered:
Risky no but you should know the following...

I've said this over and over in previous posts.... The F-word is for the novice or average frustrated investor. What makes people think that putting an offer on a foreclosed house is going to get them the best price? You can count the number of TV ads promoting a system that teaches how to buy foreclosures.... That makes 50 other people dropping offers at the same time, at a price that was already "market".... That's just crazy talk. You want a deal, ok I can understand that but you are not going to find it with a foreclosure without one of two things 1. cash and personal connection with a REO manager or 2. a overpriced offer that you beat 15 other people for.

It's easier to knock on a door of a house that needs repair and say "my wife and I are looking for a home in this area and yours looks cute from the outside". Do you know anyone selling in this area? A hand written note works well too. My closure rate is almost 70% on the notes.... And you get the best deals with no competition.
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Sun Sep 2, 2007
JoAnn Pantas answered:
Hi Nancy, There are alot of variables that fall in to play here. are you reffering to a single family home, townhouse or a condo? Different neighborhoods have different rates of appreciation. Exactly what neighborhood are you refering to, I would be more than happy to assist you. You can e-mail me at RealtyWorldEpitomeRealty@gmail.com ... more
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