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Wed Sep 26, 2012
joanna.leep asked:
Sun May 1, 2011
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Peg,

There are good agents and bad agents - the same can be said in all professions. I'm sorry the agent you had previously was not what you needed.

The best way to find an agent you are happy with is to ask friends and family if possible and interview a few to see who you are comfortable with. You can and should ask for references (especially since you've had a negative experience). If they won't give you references, don't hire them.

Most agents represent both sellers and buyers but there are some who 'specialize' in one or the other. They both take the same classes to get their licenses. Their experience (work with buyers or sellers more) is what would differentiate them being a 'buyers agent' or a 'sellers agent' (i.e. who do they have more experience working with - buyers or sellers).

Once you find an agent you are comfortable with (after interviewing a few), you can ask them to do an Exclusive Buyers contract. There should be absolutely NO reason they would not be willing to do a contract because it protects them as well as you. I always do an exclusive contract with my buyers.

I hope this helps and good luck in your search.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Sat Aug 15, 2009
Audra Pratt answered:
I may be able to help you with that. I actually live in Allendale and service the surrounding areas. Please contact me so we can discuss your exact needs.

Audra Pratt 616-617-8610
Keller Williams Realty
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Jo answered:
To Mr. Goat:

In answering the question you gave a very negative answer to my question. You assumed anyone asking about a grant is flat broke and should not be allowed to own a home, without knowing anything about that person. Shame on you.

Home Buyer
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Mon Jun 22, 2009
Mary Kent answered:
Jo-Check out the hud website for grants.
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Fri May 29, 2009
smith3gary answered:

Glad to hear you have a job.

Since you've already submitted an offer and had your inspection, the only person who can answer your questions would be your agent. We cannot interfere, and you could never include enough information online for us to guestimate an answer.

I do suggest reading all paperwork for your offer carefully, some options may be available.
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