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Liane Jamason wrote:

Realtors calling fsbo sellers for a "survey", how to respond?

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They want the listing, but stink at follow up.  ;)
May 01
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What's involved in buying a foreclosure?

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It all depends - are we talking about a foreclosure on the courthouse steps or an REO that a bank has listed?  On REO's you typically get to have a home inspection whereas via the courthouse, it's as-is with no inspection.  The inspection will tell you most of what you need to know about the home, and with an REO you'll likely want to get title insurance to be sure all liens have been cleared.  Again, via the courthouse is much riskier.  Feel free to reach out if you should have any questions about the process locally.
April 16
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Can I contact the REO department of the bank I sent my offer to?

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You will probably not have much luck going directly to the lender, most won't talk to the buyer because of privacy laws.  You can ask for written proof from the seller of the property that the offer was received and she'll have to provide it.  You could also try to reach the agent's broker and get verification.  Best of luck.
April 16
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thinking of selling house as is for an investor in st petersburg florida,,,

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Most homes these days are sold via "as-is" contracts and you may not necessarily need an investor to get it sold as-is and quickly.  However I do work with several investors.  I'd be happy to meet with you and give you an idea of what I think your home could sell for.  My contact info is in my profile.  Thanks!
April 05
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how do I get a estimate for my home?

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You can always check the Zestimate, but be aware that there's a pretty big margin of error there.  If you are really interested in your home's value, I am a local St. Petersburg Realtor and would be happy to stop by for 5-10 minutes to give you a more accurate value for your home.  My contact info is in my profile.
March 26
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What is likelihood of any rental income from our condo St Petersburg or general area in off season?

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Depending on what you buy I'd say there is a very good chance of renting on the beaches - we frequently have people looking for short term housing, vacation rentals and more.
March 26
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no call back or e-mails

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Because Zillow does not directly feed from the MLS - I would try Realtor .com for rentals instead.
March 17
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Need a buyers agent

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Sounds like said agent doesn't want to do any research.  It's important to check comparable sales on each house to see what an appropriate offer would be and we show our clients homes up to $50K over their price because of the fact that sometimes homes are overpriced.  If you decide to change agents you need to make sure you haven't signed any sort of agreement with your current buyers agent.  We are happy to help.  Contact us via our profile if you like.Liane JamasonJamason & Associates TeamSmith & Associates Real Estate
February 19
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What is the best flat fee mls site?

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Consider that with a flat fee service, you are typically encouraged to offer 3% to a buyer's agent who brings a buyer to the transaction.  You will do all marketing, preparation of legal contracts, showing of the home and negotiating yourself.  For little more than that, you could have a full service Realtor who will help you with pricing, do all the marketing up front, show the home to their database of buyers, coordinate broker's open houses and open houses, write the contracts, inform you of all potential legal issues, coordinate title work, appraisal, inspections and repairs if necessary, and most importantly, expertly negotiate you the best price when a buyer does come along.  My clients typically receive 96% or higher of their asking price when I negotiate for them, which may save you more than the commission you hope to save in the long run.  Just food for thought, ask yourself if saving a few percentage in commission worth potentially losing much more than that on perhaps your most significant financial asset of all?    If you decide to go it alone anyway, I certainly wish you the best!  Have a great weekend.Liane Jamason, REALTORSmith & Associates Real Estate [Removed by Zillow moderator.]
December 15 2013
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What do I have to pay when selling my home could you break it down for me

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Hi there - I'll give you a general breakdown but as someone else said every situation is a bit different.  Typically if you hire a Realtor, you will pay a commission which is a percentage of what the house sells for.  Every brokerage/agent has a different commission amount.  Also you'll pay pro-rated taxes for your portion of the year that you owned the home, as well as often the Seller pays a portion of title related fees for the buyer (Owner's Title Policy, maybe a lien search fee).  Sometimes Buyers will also ask a Seller to pay for a portion of their closing costs (but typically they make up for it by coming in with a strong offer.)  When I meet with potential sellers, I usually prepare a Seller's Net Sheet for them based on the price we agree to list the house for so they can see what their net proceeds will be after they pay off any existing mortgage.  If you'd like, I can prepare one for you, just drop me a line.Liane Jamason, REALTOR[Promotion and contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines.]
December 02 2013
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