It would be helpful to know what the "for some reason" reason is that you are unhappy with your current home. Can you improve whatever it is, without moving? Selling can be quite expensive in time and $, so can you ask yourself if it will be worth it?... more
First the broker has to be a current member of MLS (The Realtors). Not all are and some have (recently) decided that the fees are too much and have dropped membership in an effort to cut expenses. There are other reasons as well to be "independent". Independents are not permitted to use MLS. If he is a member, that's a different story. I have run across some who have delayed listing particularly salable properties in the hopes that they can sell them themselves, thereby getting both halves of the commission.
Or it could be as simple as having a computer on the fritz. Why don't you ask him?... more
Consider Craig's List first. It won't cost you anything and the visibilty on Craig's List is huge. Be sure to include a beautiful photo. Repost the listing every 3 days and I do recommend you change the title of the listing each time, as buyer's are attracted to the listing for different reasons.
The listing agent should send a notice to perform. If the buyer wants more time they should automatically release some or all of the deposit. Possibly a per diem. Unless the market is tight and they don't think they will get a better offer...... than maybe they would hold off. At some point a buyer needs to let the seller know if they are going to putt or get off the green.... more
As a listing agent, I like to send my seller's a copy of their home from MLS. This way they can review it and it lets them know, I did it. Your Realtor should be able to email you your listing from MLS. You just need to ask for it and also, our local MLS, we can also show what day it was put in. This will let you know if your Realtor did it within the time allowed on your listing agreement. If they did not, you should be able to cancel your agreement, depending on your states contract law. You can also talk to the Broker that is over your Realtor.... more
The best way to determine your rental amount is to research the going rate for your area. Use the classified ads in the North County Times and San Diego Union Tribune as well as their web site www.SignOnSanDiego.com. Also view rentals at www.rentals.com/California/San-Diego/
If you are moving out of town you should consider a property management
company to find a renter and manage your property. If you are managing the rental yourself, you will need an understanding of California Landlord Tenant Rights and Responsibility. You can obtain a booklet from the Department of Consumer Affairs. Visit their web site on this subject.
If you consider another attempt to sell, please call or email. 760-822-2114... more
When a listng is placed on the MLS there is an offer of compensation to the buyers agent on the MLS. There are two types of print outs on the MLS....an agent version and a client version. The compensation is noted on the agent version.... more
As long as the Realtor previews the homes in your area and keeps an eye on them, it shouldn't be a problem. Your Realtor performing a market analysis of the area will help, as well. Pick the Realtor that you trust and know. Someone that you have good communication with is the most important aspect. Good luck!... more
You can start by asking your friends and family for referrals. Your neighbors may also have some suggestions and you can see who is selling in the area by the "For Sale" signs that are up in the area. I have sold some in Oceanside and would also be happy to speak with you.... more
You need to find a real estate professional in your area. Be sure to find out what their marketing plan is. Any Realtor can place your home on the MLS, but you want more than that. You want someone who will do all they can to market your home. I will be glad to give you a referral if you like.... more