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Sun Oct 2, 2011
Cathy Wildung answered:
I would start looking about 6 months prior to get an idea as to what is available, pricing, and help you determine what it is you really prefer.
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
The address name means nothing. It's all keywords and phrases put in behind the scenes, and of course traffic. Other things factor in too such as does your site do what you say it does? Do people go to your website then back out or just leave? Is your site useful? All of these things matter more than the name. The benefit to a good name is that it is easy to remember for consumers, which might help in the web traffic department.

Using Realtor in the website name is against NAR rules, unless you had something describing yourself such as

Good luck to you, I wouldn't go it alone and reading boods on SEO is worse than watching paint dry. At least when paint dries you know what happened, and why it happened. SEO books leave you more confused than when you began the book.
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Mon Jul 27, 2015
Stevens Kencel Group answered:
Ken White
203 637 4665

Reilly Group

Pro Chek

House Detectives
203-795-9994 or 255-3111

Feel free to contact me if you want to talk in more detail. ... more
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Stevens Kencel Group answered:
in this area people move northeast.... I'm just curious from what towns in Westchester we are attracting the most buyers from.
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Stevens Kencel Group answered:
I'm just tired of the papers talking about how horribly high our inventory numbers are, while not taking into account the outliers (these cities). I'm not seeing horribly high inventory numbers over here. ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Hannelore Kaplan answered:
According to the mortgage experts .....the rates have no where to go but up.
Lock in the best rate if you plan to purchase!!
Hannelore Kaplan
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Tue May 24, 2016
Tim Cahill answered:
Hi Dasha,

Your best bet is to contact a local real estate attorney. I believe you would have to disclose the fact that it won't be "owner occupied" for a period of time, but you'll need an attorney's advice on how to word it exactly. Also, don't be afraid to call your contact at the mortgage company and ask the question - they might even contact an attorney on your behalf to find out what you need to do.

Best of luck and let us know how it turns out!

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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Drew Peterson answered:
I am sorry to learn of your frustration in representation. In Connecticut, all buyers have a choice to be represented or un-represented. And commission fees are negotiable subject to written agreement.
As an un-represented BUYER, you would be an agent's customer and I would only be allowed to show houses listed by that real estate company.
As a represented buyer client, you would be represented to see any listing on the multiple listing service.
For properties listed on multiple listing service, the real estate fee is usually paid for by the Seller of Seller’s agency. In your situation, the agent is representing the Seller. If the Seller agrees to DUAL AGENCY, then the Seller's agent may abide by DUAL AGENCY with written consent from you and the Seller prior to negotiation.

Should you desire a buyer broker, as my buyer client, you will be provided with my 20+ years of expertise & experience in negotiating, comparable sales & pricing analysis, links to area statistics & community resources: When you hire me, I must abide by the following duties

OBEDIENCE: I must follow your lawful instructions
LOYALTY: You have my undivided interest ahead of anyone else
DISCLOSURE: Must disclose all material facts & non-material facts
CONFIDENTIALITY: No information shared about you without permission
ACCOUNTABILITY: Disclosures, Deposits, & Offers processed for you
REASONABLE CARE By reason of my license, I have expertise in real estate maters.

Best in your anticipated purchase and decision for representation! Welcome to Greenwich! Drew Peterson
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Joseph Abreu answered:
Sure. The credit may be negotiated with the owner as a price reduction.

Average arrangement:
$250 per hour balance due weekly with a minimum of 2 hours per showing, inspection, closing, town hall research and/or other meeting as deemed necessary. Office time/phone calls $150 per hour. Closing bonus is half a percent of the closing price due at closing.

Call Joe Abreu at 203.757.7202 so I may assign an agent that will be available.
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Joseph Abreu answered:
I am searching for it.

Feel free to give me a call at 203.757.7202.

Thank you,
Joe Abreu
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Mon Jan 25, 2010
Russ Dutcher answered:
I recommend you call a qualified mortgage expert for advise.
Ours has many years of experience in Fairfield County. Jim Hanrahan 203-816-7879 NEMoves Mortgage LLC .
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Drew Peterson answered:
Thanks for your question. Statistics are available in all areas of Greenwich including COS COB that may target your specific question regarding Greenwich condominiums sales including Actives, Solds, and Pending Sales. Feel free to contact me for additional information. Drew Peterson Weichert ... more
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
Most of the $500 to $3,500 prices are rentals. Forget that is says sales price. It is a rental.

$1, only in detroit might it be right. Yup, if you see REALTYTRACK after a listing, forget it. Go to a real real estate sales person and ask about such properties. that site is not worth typing in the information to get a 7 day free trial from.

Any realtor, or real estate agent has access to legitimate REO listings. There is no need to pay those sites who have the wrong information anyway. The real estate agent will give you such information for free.
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Mon May 3, 2010
Minna Reid answered:
A listing agent must present all offers to their client.

However if the owner has already signed a contract he/she is bound to that and even if you offer more, there's nothing they can do. ... more
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
The Hagley Group answered:
A local Realtor can help you with lisats of REOs....they may also be able to help you with local auctions.
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
Realtor4u answered:
In my interpretation of the info that you have provided, if it states "amount owed is 200k" then the owners are most likely in default of their mortgage which is 200k. I am not familiar with the site, but it seems that they have listed what is owed on the home, not what it is going for. But that is just my interpretation. ... more
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Mon Dec 7, 2009
Stacy Carter answered:
Typically, real estate commission is charged to and paid by the seller. The fee varies by area and is negotiatied with the listing agent. In the agreement, the listing agent is agreeing to share that commission with a cooperating agent, or a buyer's agent, should there be one involved in the transaction.

Technically, the full commission negotiated will be paid to the listing agent even if no other agent is involved, therefore it is in your best interest to have a buyers agent, who will represent your interests. It is possible, but completely up to the listing agent, whether they reduce the commission if there is no buyers agent.

I hope this helps.

Stacy Carter
ERA United Realty
Atlanta, GA
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Sun Jan 10, 2016
Marcie Berson answered:
Kristin, I was in your exact position just 6 years ago when my husband and I moved up to Connecticut from the Upper East Side. We also wanted to be close to the train and in a walkable neighborhood to make the transition a bit easier. With your criteria, you have a few options, depending on how long a commute you're willing to make. Greenwich is obviously the closest and the shortest commuting distance (about 30 - 40 minutes to Grand Central), but you'll have more of a challenge finding a selection of homes in your price range because it is the most expensive town in this part of Connecticut. If you want to stay along the main New Haven train line, the other towns you should consider are Darien, Westport and Fairfield. All of them have wonderful downtown village/shopping districts and you can find homes that meet your criteria in walking distance to the train and/or village. If you're willing to go off on to a branch train line, then consider New Canaan. It's also a very expensive town, but it has a thriving downtown/village area with shops and restaurants and the train station is right in the downtown area. As far as commuting times, Darien will be about 50 minutes to GCT and Westport will be just over an hour. Fairfield would be the furthest commute at about 1 hour 15 minutes. Any of these towns would provide you with a great combination of suburban life and urban conveniences such as walking to shops and restaurants. If you were interested in a condo, then I would add either Stamford or Norwalk to the mix, where you're more likely to find condos, not houses, within walking distance of the downtown and train stations.

Feel free to call or email me directly (all information is in my profile, just click on my picture) if you would like any other information. I know what you're going through and it would be my pleasure to help you make a smooth transition from New York to Connecticut.
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Mon Dec 22, 2008
Carl Guild answered:
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