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Brian Teyssier

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Realtor, GRI, CRS, e-PRO, SRES (8 years experience)

45 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
General Contracting

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How do i get an estimate on my home?

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Super, duper easy: contact a local, full time, professional Realtor.  You can find one by searching on Zillow in your area, read past client reviews & look at their production.Good luck.

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Appraiser appraised home w/o looking at it?!

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Thanks for posting your question on Zillow.com and sorry for your troubles.Unfortunately, there are still bad appraisers out there.  I would threaten him that you will turn him in and go after his license if he doesn't do a proper appraisal.  You can also get another appraisal.Good luck.

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Better to buy new home or sell old home first?

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Thanks for posting your question on Zillow.com!Well, if you can afford to buy then list, go for it.  Check with your lender as it might cause you some pre-approval grief as you cannot have 2 mortgages at once.  The purchase would more than likely be an "investment property" loan.  DISCLAIMER: I defer to a professional lender as I am not.I had this situation with a few clients and what I did was list their house but told offerers we could not accept anything until we found a place for them to but then put a wipe out clause in there that we had to get an identified property under contract before we could accept their offer.Hope this helps!

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House listed, stucco problem discovered, should I repair?

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GREAT question Josh!  Thanks for posting on Zillow.com!I tell my sellers all of the time, DO NOT OFFER CREDIT for things needing repaired.  Buyers don't want to deal with it after they close and take possession, would you?  Wouldn't you want it repaired already?  I feel buyers would understand the mess over avoiding the repair.  It would be a major turn off when they tour the houses.Nip it in the bud upfront & get it fixed NOW!Good luck!

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Can you clarify the "Will you work with Buyer Agents?" Doesn't the seller pay the Buyer Agent?

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thanks for posting your question on zillow.com. yes, that is exactly what it means. The system thinks you are a seller interested in putting your house for sale either with agent, for sale by owner or the make me move feature. If you agree to work with buyer's agent, that means you would pay them market value commission for that property in that area. Good luck.

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Is redoing the flooring in a home a good investment?

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Thanks for posting your question on Zillow.com.I would say you need a local, full time, professional Realtor to come in and do a market analysis to see if it would make financial sense.  You would also need to determine how much said updates would be estimated to cost.Good luck!

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How does the Buyer get out of a contracr, if she is unhappy with the real estate agent?

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Thanks for posting your question on Zillow.com.Perhaps you could be part of the problem as well?  I would say you just be straight up with them.  Say, "hey, it's been 2 years and we have not sold it.  I feel a new start would be what I need."   If the agent will not let you out, speak to the broker.  Trust me, your agent is burnt out and just as tired of your listing as you are of it not being sold.Now, about you being possibly part of the problem.  You hired the agent.  Did you do your research on how they advertise?  Are you priced correctly, does the place have any issues (smell bad, cluttered, personal stuff everywhere).Good luck!

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