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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Stephen McRory answered:
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FLORIDA MORTGAGE BROKER: Finding the “RIGHT REALTOR”

Maryann,

As a Florida Mortgage Broker who has been in the business since the 90’s, through the highs and lows of this rollercoaster called the Florida Real Estate Market, who has extensive experience dealing with realtors all over Florida, I can't stress to you how important it is to shop realtors in advance. But as you’ll soon see, there are a lot of realtors in Florida who want your business, so shopping for that “Right One” can be overwhelming! There are literally thousands of realtors to choose from in FL, and most are good realtors who will do a decent job and get you a decent deal, but as a 2012 buyer you want an Extraordinarily Good Deal!

They say that approx. 68% of consumers end up working with the first or second buyer's agent they contact. Unfortunately, soon after many buyers feel they commitment to working with the wrong realtor, but feel obligated to work with that realtor throughout the buying process, all the while wishing they had shopped more realtors in advance to find that “RIGHT ONE.”

So here’s a quick 5 item test to help identify that “Right One.”

Find one who:
1. treats you as if you are buying a $5,000,000 property
2. is willing to disclose good credit and scores over 700 with no Foreclosures, BKs or Short Sales
3. has a smart phone so they can answer all your calls and emails quickly throughout
4. is a broker or buyer's agent who does not have to split the 3% commission points
5. is willing to offer Realtor Rebate to buyers willing to get Pre Approved in advance

Then, here’s a simple 2 step way to get your Best Overall Deal…

STEP ONE:
contact the realtors you think you like and listen to what they say they’ll do for you. Then ask them to refer you to their very best “Preferred” or “In-House” Lender. Listen to their best purchase strategy and ask for their best written quote on an estimated sales price, on a TBD (To Be Determined) property address.

STEP TWO:
contact me, I’ll present my best purchase strategy, show you what my realtor partners can do for you. Then compare to see which team offers the best purchase strategy and your best overall deal.

You’ll be shocked at the difference you’ll find with such little effort!

WHAT MY REALTOR PARTNERS CAN DO:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/steve_31/2012/09/gfb_250_000_purchase
http://www.trulia.com/blog/steve_31/2012/08/please_shop_this_gfb_for_your_best_deal

WHAT I CAN DO:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/steve_31/2012/07/2012_loan_programs_florida_inc_stated_income_1_day_out_of_ss_bk_or_fc

NOTE TO CONSUMERS: shop multiple Lenders and realtors for your Best Overall Deal!

Call me today, I actually answer and return phone calls.

Steve McRory
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida
steve@pro-option.com
WWW.PRO-OPTION.COM
Ph: 888 662 4404

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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Helen Chong answered:
Are you using an agent for this transaction? Did you mean you bought a REO or you bought a property from a foreclosure auction? If you have an agent who represents you, your agent should be able to take care of that by providing "request for the seller to perform" and give them 24 hours to get back to you, so you can either move forward by cancelling the contract or at least get some sort of a response. If you really want this property, you may just have to wait it out. the problem with REOs is that, they sometimes have clouds on title and they have problems with locating proper deeds and proper signatures from different departments and sellers (depends on how many banks have owned this property before). I am sorry to hear that you are receiving such a HORRIBLE service! That's the problem when banks use their designated title company who is completely overwhelmed by the volume and ultimately, the consumer has to suffer and still pays for the service charges! They need to at least keep you informed! Is this a title company that is in your local area? You or your agent should just drive over there and demand a response from the title officer! ... more
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Gary Vonk answered:
FSBOs and Foreclosures require the buyer to be constantly aware of the necessary conditions of the property. Buyers must review the property condition, be prepared to accept properties 'as is' and be determined to accept conditions of the seller that may not be desirable. ... more
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