You can also call Zillow directly and they will change it for you.
A Realtor can provide this for you and would be happy to do so.
Doctor loan programs and first time buyer programs are the best options.
Rent, rent, rent. I always recommend this if your time frame allows. The only reason you wouldn't want to do this if you think the housing pricing are going to sky rocket in the next several months.At least in Florida, you'd want to do a lease over six months to avoid the transient tax (like what hotels charge you) for short term housing. Thi s tax is over 11%.
Go to the property appraiser website of the county the house is in to find the owner's name. Then Google, Facebook or LinkedIn them.
We see a huge spiike in inventory Feb-April. I would wait if you don't love anything.
So sad to hear this. I work by referral. If I was not looking out for my clients' best interest, I would be broke. The difference in commission we make on a home selling for $300K vs. $320K is marginal, while our reputations are priceless.
Interested in understanding which forms of advertising are most effective. From what source did you first learn about the house you are presently in?
Interview them like you would a candidate for a job, as that is what it is. Ask for references, length of time in the business, areas of experise, training, number of transactions, etc. Ideally, interview only agents who actually live in the area you are buying.
There are several models in real estate. Perhaps she used a discount broker which only puts her home in MLS. As a full service brokerage, I charge 6% and offer 1/2 of that to the buyer's broker.