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Sat May 20, 2017
Joe Corrao asked:
Thu May 18, 2017
Carolynf649 answered:
our house is very old I guest about early 1900 it has cedar and burch wood inside in out. the house has these white shingles siding and we had vinyl siding put over it , you can't put a nail through white shingles siding without breaking it into pieces. ... more
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Jennifer Winn answered:
I know this is an old thread, but I've been working as a buyer's agent for Redfin for about a year now, and I want to weigh in.

As an employee, I can tell you I have been looking for the "catch" since I found them and it hasn't appeared yet. This is the best company I've ever worked with - real estate or otherwise - in my 20+ year work history. They treat their customers and their employees with respect and as a result we all work extra hard to keep the ship sailing.

The money back at closing is really icing on the cake. Redfin agents are employees rather than independent contractors, so we are paid a salary with benefits and we receive a bonus at closing that is scaled depending on the rating our customer gives us. Customer service is what we are about. We are highly incentivized to give you level 10 Customer service. Anything less hurts a bit.

We typically only have one physical office for a region/state, so don't be fooled by the address on our business cards. Agents work remotely (no desk fees other realtors out there) and while we cover a broad territory, we try to match the agent to the area so that you are working with a local agent.

We also have associate agents who are independent contractors, and they are held to the same customer service standards. Those agents do nothing but show houses and they get paid per event (not commission). They are there so that you can see homes on your schedule. If you want to see 6 homes on a Saturday morning and your primary Redfin agent is booked already, they book you with one of the associates on that agent's team who then reports back to your agent. Your agent follows up and gets any necessary information you might request to make an offer.

We are able to do all of this due to the efficiency of our model and the amazing software we have backing us up. Because of the team methodology, we are able to service more customers, at a higher level. (Company model depends on volume). We don't have to prospect for clients, because they all come through the website. As a realtor, I cannot express how much I love this fact. None of us want to solicit you for business. We would much rather you come to us when you are ready. This makes that possible.

So, I would encourage you to check out the website in detail. There is a lot of information in the pulldowns beyond the home search capabilities. We don't require buyer agency agreements until you are putting an offer on a house and it is specific to the home. We wont ever pressure you to make an offer you are not ready to make. I would encourage anyone considering them to try the on for size.
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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Kathie asked:
I've sold my condo with a closing date that was scheduled for November 3, 2016. The closing has been delayed 3 times. I never received a notice to amend the closing date. Closing is rescheduled…
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Engmike000 answered:
A dump...inhabited by losers who live off the system..all subsidized bums that have plenty of time during their day/night to create havoc...stay away
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Thu Apr 14, 2016
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Thu Jan 21, 2016
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Thu Dec 31, 2015
Jesu49 answered:
So install hardwoods and do nothing else.
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Faith asked:
Wed Apr 8, 2015
Caleb Hart answered:
Any item is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. We don't know very much about the buyers in your area and what they are looking for when it comes to siding. I would talk to some real estate agents and ask what they have seen buyers become attracted to. Then you will have your answer. ... more
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Sun Mar 22, 2015
Max Bordy answered:
I believe VERY many of the listings here of homes for rent are scams. There are people showing up at my house saying it is listed here for rent and wanting to know more. My house is NOT for rent. ... more
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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider a test run to see if your comfort level can be reached...
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Dakittylvr

Great question and sorry to hear of your problems.

Clearly, you are claiming mis representation, who represented you an Attorney or
an Agent.

Did you buy or make an offer with the listing agent ?

Did you sign documents, what did the documents say ?

Its not clear.

Start with the Mount Juliet, TN, housing authority and local Real Estate board,

after that engage a lawyer and get it done correctly.

Good luck
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Connie Mitchell answered:
Locate the local board of realtors in the area as well as the state board where they are licensed. Call and mail in written complaint. This is unacceptable and this broker should be held accountable for his/her actions! ... more
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Navid Rahman answered:
Hello, I can certainly assist you with find the right home for you in the North Shore Area. I have lived here all my life so I know which area would fit your search criteria. Contact me today and I will help!
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Richard Shapiro answered:
I don't believe you will get a dollar for dollar bump in value but central A/C will make you home more appealing versus a similar home without central A/C. If you plan on moving soon, you should check with a local RE Pro to see if its necessary to invest in this. There could be other less expensive fixes to make your home more appealing to a buyer. ... more
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