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Home Selling in Bellflower : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 24, 2015
Phil Rotondo answered:
Good Morning Gary;
I would try; but I would suggest that you advise your agent to contact the buyers agent and see what can be done.
I've been in this position before; but I stipulated on the contract that a Good Faith Estimate of the buyers closing costs be presented with the contract prior to its execution. Then my client (the seller) would know what they were paying for prior to signing the contract. ... more
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Sat Oct 3, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
Buyers are asking for help with closing costs (usually 3% of teh selling price) along with items that need to be repaired. They do this by either asking for your to do the repairs or money so they can do the repairs such as replace carpets, heating system, fix broken windows or siding, leaking pipes etc. They are also asking for you to include things in addition to the normal appliances. washer, dryer, lawn mower, tractor, hot tub, tools, entertainment center (i had this one recently) or blinds/curtains. ... more
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Maggie, your REALTOR® answered:
Hi Mot,

No, banks are not in the "swapping" business. Your best bet is to put your home up for sale at or below the market value to get it SOLD once and for all. Then, you can negotiate and incredible deal with the banks on one of their foreclosures!

I hope you purchased your home prior to 2000 so you should have enough equity.

My market includes Bellflower, I would be happy to provide you with an evaluation of your home's current value, let me know if you're interested.

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Wed Dec 31, 2008
Alan May answered:

If you already have the buyer, you don't need to pay any commission to a Realtor. Contact a good local real estate attorney and have him/her write up the offer, assist you through the negotiations, supply and review all necessary documents. Make sure your buyer has a pre-approval and has his/her financing lined up (your attorney can help here too).

That's all you need if you've already found a willing and able buyer.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Carl Johnson answered:
I have always been a proponent of working in an area that I know very well.
I feel that the agent should be very knowledgeable about the local area so that they can properly promote a property. That being said, just because an agents office may be located a long distance away does not necessarily mean that they do not work and have solid knowledge in your area.

I recommend that you ask the prospective agent how many properties they have sold in your area, how accessible will they be to you should you need to meet or they need to show the home and how familiar they are with your town. Although I am not comfortable working outside of my core area I know some agents who can work effectively outside of the town where their office is located . I think that asking the agent a few questions about their experience in your town may help you decide if they are the right agent to market your property.

I hope this helps
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Karen Miller answered:
Hi Mot,

I'm not familiar with the Bellflower realtors. What I would do if I were you is talk to people in the community that have bought or sold property in the last 5 years. Find out what they liked & what they didn't like about the experience. Based on this info, I would interview 3 & pick the individual you feel most comfortable with. Warning: the busiest realtor, isn't always the best realtor.

Karen Miller
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Mon Aug 11, 2008
Fred Dawson answered:
I would like to interview for the job to represent you and market your property. Please give me a call if you're still interested in selling your home.

Fred Dawson, Realtor
First Team Real Estate
3900 Kilroy Airport Way, Ste 240
Business: 310-678-3247
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