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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Liz & Gene Herman / The Herman Team answered:
I would love to help you with that. Are you looking for a newer home to buy? Please contact me at realtorlizherman@gmail.com
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
The truth is it depends. It is not that much to truely inspire anyone to rush right over with a buyer. It is better to know that first your house is priced right which is at or just below market value, next is your listing agent splitting the commission 50/50? Then is your home being advertised and marketed? A sellers bonus is nice, but attracting a buyer is better than a buyer agent. ... more
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Sure you can. Speak to your agent about it.
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Daniel answered:
turns out that Realtor is a lot cheaper than that attorney you will need to bail you out of this


"i dont need no dang realtor, i can do it all by myself"
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Rob Weber answered:
It's unlikely you'll get anyone with a law background to respond, you should probably seek out a local real estate attorney and pay them for an hour of his time to protect yourself if they're seeking damages/forcing the sale. ... more
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Molly Moore answered:
Hi Moore123... I'm happy to answer this for you.

1) If the person is applying for a loan through a mortgage company, YES, the mortgage company would order the appraiser. In actuality, the loan officer or processor that orders the appraisal doesn't even get to choose who the appraiser is...there is now a management company they have to go through. It helps, in my opinion, buyer and seller to know there is no shady business going on. Also, real estate agent being involved has nothing to do with that part...that is lender/buyer business.

2) From what I've been taught, the contract is between buyer and seller - however it is written and agreed. It does not have to be the official Residential agreement to buy and sale the property if a REALTOR is not hired to work the deal.

3) You will have to go through an attorney/notary in the end, so that the sale can be recorded. There are many out there..I'd be happy to recommend some that you could speak with and get their fees.

Of course, I do recommend including a licensed Real Estate Agent in this transaction - just so you make sure all the t's are crossed and i's are dotted...and so it's less stress on the two parties. Finding a house, negotiating price and conditions is only the beginning of a transaction...there is SO much more involved in the process and we do this every day. You can feel more confident that all your questions are answered and that everything is done on the up and up..nothing falls through the cracks. :)

If you have any questions, or need more specific answers - recommendations, I'm happy to help. Email me at Molly@mooreaboutyou.com

Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Molly

Molly Moore
225.505.5561
Molly@MooreAboutYOU.com
www.MooreAboutYOU.com

Tiger Town Realty
225.755.7022
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Margie Maybe answered:
Point 1) Yes, these days the lender is normally who picks the appraiser. Point 2) Technically, a residential agreement is a covenant/promise as to a rule governing the use of real property. Therefore it would be, in my opinion, of sound judgement to have one regardless of the proximity or familiarity of the parties involved. Point 3) This is by no means my area of expertise however it is my understanding that a closing attorney is a real estate lawyer who specializes in closing a property transaction. Closing attorneys examine the title to a property and resolve any issues before the close. Keep in mind they will only make sure that the process is done legally. To use a sports reference: They are the referees in the game while realtors could be considered the coaches. They want to guide you through the process so that you come out feeling proud of your performance.~Hope I have been of some help to you.
Margie Maybe
Town Favorites Realty
Baton Rouge, LA
(225)292-1772
Licensed in Louisiana
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Molly Moore answered:
Hi Moore123... I'm happy to answer this for you. (duplicate answer, I see the question is on Trulia with 2 different titles..Trulia was having some glitches this morning, it appeared)

1) If the person is applying for a loan through a mortgage company, YES, the mortgage company would order the appraiser. In actuality, the loan officer or processor that orders the appraisal doesn't even get to choose who the appraiser is...there is now a management company they have to go through. It helps, in my opinion, buyer and seller to know there is no shady business going on. Also, real estate agent being involved has nothing to do with that part...that is lender/buyer business.

2) From what I've been taught, the contract is between buyer and seller - however it is written and agreed. It does not have to be the official Residential agreement to buy and sale the property if a REALTOR is not hired to work the deal.

3) You will have to go through an attorney/notary in the end, so that the sale can be recorded. There are many out there..I'd be happy to recommend some that you could speak with and get their fees.

Of course, I do recommend including a licensed Real Estate Agent in this transaction - just so you make sure all the t's are crossed and i's are dotted...and so it's less stress on the two parties. Finding a house, negotiating price and conditions is only the beginning of a transaction...there is SO much more involved in the process and we do this every day. You can feel more confident that all your questions are answered and that everything is done on the up and up..nothing falls through the cracks. :)

If you have any questions, or need more specific answers - recommendations, I'm happy to help. Email me at Molly@mooreaboutyou.com

Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Molly

Molly Moore
225.505.5561
Molly@MooreAboutYOU.com http://www.MooreAboutYOU.com

Tiger Town Realty
225.755.7022
... more
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Helene Kurtz answered:
My name is Helene Kurtz and I'm a realtor with RE/MAX Professional. I just listed and sold a home in your neighborhood and would be happy to talk to you about that. It really depends on the house. My contact info is below. You can also go to my website and check out this listing ... it sold around 2 months ago.

http://www.helenekurtz.com/Property/12216-CHESTER-DR-BATON-ROUGE-Louisiana

Helene Kurtz
RE/MAX Professional | 8556 Jefferson Highway, Suite A | Baton Rouge, LA 70809 |
Licensed in Louisiana, USA
Each RE/MAX Office is Independently Owned and Operated
Office: (225) 615-7755 | Fax: (225) 615-7795 | Cell : (225) 772-8709 | Website: www.HeleneKurtz.com
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Sat Jan 7, 2012
Cindy Allen answered:
You need to contact an Attorney, I would be happy to give you a few names. You can reach me at 225-571-8667
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Sun Jan 15, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own, he/she can provide comps among other services, and will be your best guide, so that an informed and educated decision can be made...
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Brendia Johnson, MBA/HRM, PH answered:
Wed Nov 16, 2016
Courtney Brown answered:
Their are no standard fees. I can list and market your home for 1% and allow you to choose the commission for the buyers agent 1, 2, or 3 %. Total 4% or less. Call with any questions.

Courtney
225-244-9697
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Thu Mar 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why would you want to bypass your former agent, there is much work that still needs to be done in order to get you to the closing table; as for selling without your agent, much would depend on the agreement you had, expiration dates, etc.; review the document. ... more
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Sun Mar 13, 2011
craig mirambell answered:
Appraisers are who the mortgage company will contact to reach the purchase price. So if you have an appraisal i would say shoot for that price. Now keep in mind if at fair market value, it may not be as quick of a sale vs the 15,000 lower price. ... more
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Wed Mar 9, 2011
Danielle Goheen answered:
Well, that's negotiable. Most times, the seller will agree to compensate the real estate agent. If they do not, the buyer can pay the agent's fee themselves in exchange for their representation. Let me know if you have any additional questions.
Danielle Cooley, 225 810-2437
Keller Williams Realty
danielle@daniellesellshouses.com
www.daniellesellshouses.com
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Fri Jul 23, 2010
David Gassie answered:
There are no constraints on RD loans. You can sell at any time. Just let us know if you have any other questions.
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Fri Nov 13, 2009
Kristina Cusick answered:
Thank you for your interest in our area! In October of 2009 there were 278 detached single family homes sold in East Baton Rouge Parish. I have pulled my data from our local MLS. These numbers do not include home sales that did not involve a Realtor. I hope this helps you. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. ... more
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Thu Sep 10, 2009
Dp2 answered:
You could do a lease-option with the buyer, and make the lease period long enough for the buyer to secure the financing (even though you mentioned s/he already have a pre-auth). That way the buyer can move in sooner, you'll legally be able to collect rent, and the buyer can exercise the option to purchase when his/her lender is ready to close. ... more
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