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Home Selling in 33021 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Danielle Sharp answered:
What are you trying to negotiate? Sales price? Repairs? Commission?
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
I have clients that might be interested. Can you send me more details?
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Tue Aug 9, 2011
Sandra Davis answered:
I am a KW Agent in Pembroke Pines, Florida (just minutes west of Hollywood) and would be happy to work with you and the seller. Just call or email me at: 305-525-3400 or homesbysandra@gmail.com to discuss the details. ... more
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Sue Abuelsamid answered:
Well, you can try to sell it privately and save the commission but in this market it is tough to do. You are better off with listing with a Reator. And as for using only one, most transactions involve 2 Realtors, one for the Buyer and one who works for you. This way you will have someone working only in your best interest. ... more
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Sun May 18, 2014
Beth Jenkins answered:
Hi Lau,
It is normal for a realtor to do th comparables when taking a listing. I would assume your aunt has a realtor to do this.
It would not be possible to do the comps without seeing the house and knowing all of the details.
Please advise her to not try to sell by owner in this market, I feel it is a mistake. In the old days when things were selling very fast, it may have been a good option. Today, with short sales and foreclosures dominating the market, especially in South Florida, I really advise professional help.

If I can be of assistance feel free to contact me directly, I am very familiar with the Hollywood area.

Beth Jenkins
South Florida Brokers
786-374-4778
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Thu May 7, 2009
Angela Schrager answered:
Hi Kele: Not usually. Most contracts here in South Florida state that closing can take place on or before closing date or within a reasonable time thereafter. If the delay is due to circumstances beyond the seller's control, then it is highly unlikely you can cancel and have your deposit returned.

I don't know what your contract says - only if it says that closing MUST take place on a specific date with no exceptions, then I can't imagine that you would be let out of this. You should consult with your Realtor and/or a real estate attorney.

Hope this helps!

Angela
Villa G Realty, Inc.
Tel: 954-816-7996
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Sat Mar 21, 2009
Larry Riggs answered:
I would certainly question that. In a transfer, every condo assoc. I've seen requires right of first refusal but you are not transferring the property so that shouldn't apply. Have your loan officer point that out. Also consult you docs and I think you'll find what I said is accurate. First right of refusal is only for transfers. ... more
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Mon Dec 8, 2008
David Chamberlain answered:
whether it is legal or not I don't know. If I put in an offer and you countered with something that said my deposit was not refundable I would not accept, and I would advise my buyer not to accept. ... more
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Wed Jun 4, 2008
Robin Sing-Cunningham answered:
If...and I caution you...IF..what you say is true then you don't have a contract. You have an offer. Simply write the agent and withdraw the offer. Make sure to do it in writing.

I would also advise you to possibly speak with an attorney. We have an attorney that works on our short sale team and if you want I can put you in contact with him. Short sales are not easy and too many agents took a short sale seminar in a box and became so-called short sale experts over night. Obviously you ran into one of them as it was quite stupid to write such a clause into the contract.

It conveys inexperience. Just be careful as short sales, while lucrative are the hornets nest of the industry right now with too many agents having no buisness being involved in them.

We wrote a story on our blog about short sales just this morning. http://www.robinashley.com
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Thu May 22, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
I'm not a lawyer, but...

If all the other terms and conditions remain the same, and you're satisfied with your listing agreement, you should be able to extend the agreement with a signed statement requesting the extension. On the other hand, if you want a completely redone agreement, your Realtor should be able to provide that without any problem. I suspect that because your agreement ends today, she just wants to make sure that there is a signed agreement in force. ... more
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Mon May 19, 2014
Bubba Gump answered:
Hello Kersi, It is my understanding that not all MLS's are sharing information with Trulia. There are some that require manual entry. (bummer, I know) Check with your Listing Agent there in Sunny Florida. Good Luck! Jon ... more
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Wed Dec 22, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
That's typical lender behavior. It's difficult to tell whether it's intentional or accidental, but it happens to investors who are trying to buy via short sale all the time.

Your agent has to stay in contact (should have been staying in contact) very regularly since the submission of the first contract. Especially, your agent should have been in constant contact until someone at the other end confirmed receipt of the offer. Often it's done via fax, which doesn't offer such proof. If it's sent via FedEx or similar, always, always, request a receipt.

Your agent needs to be absolutely on top of the process. Otherwise, unfortunately, your fears will be confirmed.
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Rose Cramer answered:
You really need to work with a professional Realtor that knows your area. They can review with you recent sales in the last six months. also what is now on the market. Knowing your competition is critical also....You want to be the best bargain out there. ... more
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Sat Oct 13, 2007
Paula Bean answered:
Typical closing costs to the seller are:

Pro-ration of taxes, garbage, water, HOA fees
Title Insurance
Doc Stamps
Deed Recording
Record Mtg Satisfaction
Title Examination
Doc Preparation
Title Search Fee
Closing Fee
Express Mail Fees
seller concessions to buyer
Brokerage Fees or Realtor consulting fee

You will see others such as compliance fees, which are 'junk fees' and you should demand that they be waived. This is where an agent comes in handy as they know what is required or what is junk and how to get it removed from your settlement statement.

If you have Excel I can send you a spreadsheet that will let you put a price in and it will show the typical seller and buyer costs. Bear in mind that these are typical, but can be negotiable.

If you calculate a 3% of sales price above the commission or consulting fee, you'll be pretty close. On a tight deal though, you may need to get very exact.
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Tue Dec 15, 2009
Carole Cohen answered:
Let me say that I DO NOT live and work in your area. But I can give you general guidance here. Lease Options are not written in stone; someone does not have to purchase at the end of the leasing period. However, many people do utilize lease options. Have you had your home on the market awhile and are you worried about making the mortgage payments? It could be wise to lease option in that scenario. My suggestion would be to contact a realtor in your area who specializes in your neighborhood and ask that same question! Good luck to you! ... more
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Sun May 25, 2008
Antonio answered:
Hello ilona,
What kind of Home? and where in Holliwood, give me more details, and i'd be glad to work it out on a referrall basis within our office, we're part of the relocation program and sure to be able to assist your client.
Email me: Referrall@HotHomeSpot.com also check this out: http://www.hothomespot.com/referral.php
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