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Christine McDaniel

Agent

Broker Associate Realtor e-Pro SFR

9 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

Advice

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Should a home buyer pay a "Processing and Handling fee" to buyers agency?

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This is common in my area.  Alot of companies and agents are adding them to cover the rising costs of business.  I'm seeing more and more of it at the closing table.  The fees seem to run from $125 to $300.I do not charge a buyer's fee, so it is FREE to work with me as a buyer ;)Good Luck,Christine McDaniel

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Inspection

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It does depend on the verbiage in your state purchase agreement and bank addendums if there were any.  We typically put 10 days on our inspection reports also and 10 days for any additional inspections that may be required.  The 10 day period is the timeframe that the inspection is to be done in, report received and response sent to the seller.  The inspectors here are pretty efficient and type the reports at the home after the inspection.  My clients have the report by email immediately.  Inspection reports are 15-30 pages long on average.  They will show major defects if any are found but most of the report is usually a "honey do list".Your agent will go over your concerns with you and address that in your response.The additional 10 days are for further inspections.  If the inspector states that something should be looked at by a specialist (i.e. licensed electrician) that second 10 day period allows for that inspection.Good Luck,Christine McDaniel

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Woodside 94062 map is update?

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If you like to search by mapping, look for a local agent that offers that search feature.  I like to search that way myself.  A local agent's website will have the mapping off the mls and should be accurate.Good Luck,Christine McDaniel

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zestimate

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Is your home currently for sale? If it is then you should try to get it corrected as it could deter potential buyers. If not, don't worry about it. Zillow zestimates are not known for accuracy. A serious buyer or seller will be using a real estate agent who will be giving them comps from the local mls. Good Luck, Christine McDaniel

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Remove my home Zillow did not get my ok to post my home on your web site, also you have the informat

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I recently had someone take one of my listings and fill out the information and pictures on Postlets.  Postlets is owned by Zillow (or the company that owns Zillow) but it's a "separate company". They copy and pasted my information and pictures in the Postlet and listed my listing as being for rent.  They were emailing people who inquired to send a security deposit.  I had so many calls, it was crazy!  Postlets syndicates to Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads etc....many, many websites.  I know what you're talking about.

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