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Joe Kaplan

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24 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker, 2011 YAR Director (18 years experience)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,


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Broker or bank?


I had two escrows nearly blow up earlier this year because Chase and BofA were inflexible regarding specific loan conditions. A local broker rescued both transactions, and both closed successfully. Brokers have the ability to shop around, and their fees and rates are very comparable to the large banks.

Delay in responding to our offer. Is this typical?


Sorry you did not get the house. Sellers were indeed waiting to receive the other all cash offer, most likely. If I was the listing agent, I would have been more upfront with your agent, and explain that the seller is likely getting an all cash offer soon, so the seller has decided to hold of in replying to your offer. No agents or buyers would want to be kept in the dark for so long (3.5 days).