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Home Selling in 90401 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Jane Peters answered:
I am not sure of the situation but if in fact your agent did not disclose the offer they are in violation of California real estate law. ALL offers must be presented to the seller. If you dig further and find out this was indeed the case, you may take action. But be clear on the facts first. ... more
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi cansell,

There is no acceptance of an offer until all parties have signed the contract. In real estate, everything has to be in writing, not verbal. So, until you have a signed contract, the seller may have instructed the seller's agent to continue seeking other offers - which the seller's agent has to do (is instructed to do so by their client). Now, if you have a contract signed by all parties, it doesn't really matter what the seller's agent does because you have a legally binding contract.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Cluckr7 answered:
I will add that I confirmed with the city planning department the interpretation of the zoning ordinances are correct. They confirmed the wording means fewer units than currently exist can be rebuilt if the complex is severely damaged or destroyed.

I would think that most SM condos that are properly appraised do not qualify for conforming loans because of this, but have heard nothing about this.
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Thomas Ray answered:
Call or text me at 310-420-1149 and I'll put you in touch with the Chatsworth expert Realtor.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Kathleen Becker answered:
If you opened escrow, escrow will have a copy and will send you it or part of it to sign and certify. The contract becomes your escrow instructions. You can get it from your escrow officer. If your agent still does not comply and give you a copy after your request, you can always contact your Agent's broker of record and request one through them. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Kim & Kristine Halverson asked:
It would be great to know what is really important to clients. We want to give clients exactly what they want and then some. We want to make working with us an experience to remember....
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Thu Jun 3, 2010
Don Dorsey answered:
Locally in here in Southern California, we traditional use Licensed and Bonded Escrow companies. My suggestion would be to contact a local escrow company and find out what they charge for private escrows (buyer and seller costs).

When inquiring, be sure to remember to get a quote for title insurance (ALTA policy and if obtaining a loan, Buyers policy) and misc fees for the required hazard disclosures, mandatory retrofit costs and transfer fees for your municipality.

As a licensed Real Estate Broker, I would not suggest on doing any transaction without using a Real Estate professional. I have seen too many horror stories with For Sale By Owners in my 25+ years of doing business here in the Los Angeles market.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017
Anna M Brocco answered:
No, it does not mean it has to close within that period--the agent is entitled to his/her commission anyway, and if you have an executed contract, signed by all parties and money was exchanged the offer remains; however, if you like your agent why not extend the agreement anyway. ... more
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Eddie Stocker answered:
Hi Pamela,

Try Jerry, he has done excellent work for my clients. I also own a triplex in 90405. If you have any questions please contact me.

Westside Appraisal
Jerry Von Buskirk
o 310-305-8834
m 310-902-5941
4870 1/2 McConnell Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066


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Wed Mar 31, 2010
David answered:
Tom is called broker reciprocity if you decide to purchase an idx link for your website.

You need written permission from every agent that agrees to let you advertise their property. Not all agent will do this and for good reason.

However, many will.

Take a look at They are a buyers agents best friend!
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Thu Apr 16, 2015
Eric H. Wong answered:
I am sorry you feel your agent gave you unethical service.
Yes, the California Department of Realtors does have a process foe lodging complaints, and they take it very seriously. Go to their web site and it will provide you with the information you need.
I would also urge you to speak with your agent's manager. This might provide you with a faster resolution to your unhappiness.
Good Luck
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Wed Nov 26, 2008
Monique and Joe Carrabba answered:
Hey Tom,

Once the offer is accepted the seller can not accept another offer. If the agent has that represents the seller has confirmed they have a signed acceptance that should be enough to ease your concerns. It is the agent's duty to deliver the signed acceptance from the seller to the buyer (if they are also representing them) or the buyer's agent.


Monique Carrabba
The Reavis Group
Keller Williams Wilshire
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Sun Oct 31, 2010
Karen Miller answered:

Your Realtor needs to advise you about price. Make sure you're at least 10% below the closest comp currently on the market.

Best of luck,

Karen MIller
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