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Home Selling in 90275 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Dennis Hartley answered:
Hi Linda:
Welcome to my world! Every agent has many stories about buyers who don't do what they say they will, it happens too often.

Your purchase contract probably called for the buyer to place their deposit into escrow within three days of you accepting their offer. I presume three days have passed. Your agent should issue a "Notice to Perform" instructing the buyers that if they do not place their money in escrow you will cancel the deal. The purchase contract specifies how long the buyers have to perform once you have given them this notice, it is probably 48 hours. Once the time frame passes, you are free to accept another offer.

You probably won't have any problems with the first buyers changing their mind and suddenly wanting to buy your home but just to be sure you should follow the steps outlined above. Good luck with your next set of buyers...
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Scott Miller answered:
Hi Camille. Blogging=SEO+lots of inquiries=SOLD!

Scott Miller, Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL
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Thu Jun 3, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
The key should be given back to the owners by the agent, when they remove the lockbox..
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Rebecca Chambliss answered:
Interesting propostion. Why not just sell and buy? There are still closing costs, even with a property swap, so it doesn't save any money...and you might have someone willing to give you more for your townhouse. There are several very reasonably priced homes in the Eastview section of RPV which would put you in the PV school district. ... more
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Linda,

Have you thought of reaching out to an agent yourself? Most of the advice I've seen on Trulia Voices over the years about finding an agent recommends that you interview at least three to see if your personalities and expectations about how you will work together will click. I encourage you to check out our Member Search via the link below to check out the agents that are currently part of our community. You can check out their profiles and read the answers or blogs they've posted here to get an idea about their level of expertise.

If you check out the link below you'll see that we have only a few members in Rancho Palos Verdes, but you can easily expand your search to check out other agents nearby.

Best of Luck!

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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