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How long does it take for my house to show up on the site?

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Hello,I would like to assist you with your question. Zillow will check your content prior to uploading it to verify.Once that happens your information should be uploaded pretty fast. What are you trying to accomplish?Are you contemplating selling your home?

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I would like to cancel my listing.

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Are you talking about canceling a listing  with a broker or with Zillow? If you have your house currently listed, you will need to speak with the broker of the office who has the listing. Most Agents do not have the aauthority to cancel a listing.

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What is the going rate for realtor commissions and or fees?

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Hi! First I am so sorry for what you are going through. Divorce is hard enough then selling a house makes it more difficult. In California, our Commisions are negotiable. Currently they are mostly 6 % I have seen up to 8%, paid by the seller, This is usually split between the selling Broker and the Listing Broker. The Agent who represents the Parties in the transaction then gets a commision based on the Brokers split. So a 3%ccommision received by the buyers agent will likely be 70% of the 3%. Out of this split, the agents pay for taxes, and any and all costs related to being a Realtor. Remember each agent is self employed, so we carry all of our own costs. This is a very expensive business to start, Each company is different, Most are franchises.  Some are independent. Some Like mine are Family owned.Brokers are liable for the agents, and are in business to make money, Each transaction needs to pay for fees associated with the broker.I hope you find this helpful.What you are paying is for the agent to do all the work in finding the homes for you, and you are buying multiple properties, I would negotiate with one agent and go from there. Upfront fees are negotiable.

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Does the city of Highland have any incentives to offer when buying a home?

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TThe county of San Bernardino does offer assistance. Your Realtor should be able to give you the informaion you need. From the City Website  First-Time Home Buyer ProgramSingle-Family Home Mortgage Revenue Bond ProgramProvides below-market interest rate loans to qualified buyers for families who have not owned a home in the preceding three years; will occupy the home as their principle residence; and meet the income criteria. Call (909) 388-0900.hope this helps!Good Luck

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Purchasing a 1988 home. Listed price was $220k. My Realtor asked me to offer $222k. Should I?

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This really depends...How many offers are currently on this home? Is it new on the market? Is it in an area you want and does it have what you are looking for? If you are not asking for closing costs and it will appraise, follow the advise of your Realtor! Thats why you are working with a professional.Have your Realtor do a market analysis on this house for you before you right the offer. This will give you peace of mind.Good Luck!

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If I am looking at a property without an agent, is it a good idea to deal with an owner/agent

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Hi Lexie,Great Question!If you are looking at a home being sold by owner, this owner does not have to disclose any problems with the house to you. Because this owner has not signed a listing contract with a broker to disclose all defects of the house to a potential buyer. Not all owners will hide facts, but some will.If you are realy interested in this home, tell the owner you have representation from a Buyers agent and ask if he will cooperate with the broker in paying commission. If not you can pay the agent your self.  It might be worth it to get all the disclosures from the seller.Ask your friends who have purchased homes to recomend and agent.Good Luck in your search!

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why is my address wrong on your zillow.com? Why is the zestimate of my home

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Paula,I understand your frustration. The information on Zillow has a 10 to 15% inaccurate range. Unfortunately it is just base on the information it has available,  title records. Not to worry, no appraiser or Realtor or mortgage company will use this info to price your home. If you have any questions give me a call.

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Do you know at Realtor using an iPad?

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I am using an ipad and I am so happy with it. Makes showing homes easier and it also is great to use at an opne house. I am looking for the aps for it, still looking...

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