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Kimberly Kent

Agent

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor Broker, Attorney (8 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
1st Time Buyers, Families

Advice

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Do you have to work with a specific Realtor for FHA loans?

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Absolutely not!!!  Every realtor is available to work with you as a buyer to purchase any type of home - conventional, FHA, REO etc.....[promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]Best of luck and every success!!

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how much value does an in ground swimming pool add to a house?

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THe value of a pool is truly a wash.........neither a plus nor a minus.  If you have one, you limit the pool of potential buyers to only those people who truly want to own a maintain an inground pool.  And then there will be a subset of people who want a pool, but only want a gunite pool and are skeptical or wary of pools with liners (what is the age? condition? last replaced? etc).....especially if you decide to sell your home during a period of the year when the pool is closed and can not be viewed.   I always advise my clients that a pool is a great selling feature for those buyers who want one, and a major detractor for those who are absolutely against one.  Best of luck and every success!

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Exclusive right to represent

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Unless you have a signed exclusive representation form, the realtor's only real recourse is from the seller.....who would have paid her commission regardless.  Even if she tries to get paid from you, you didnt have any binding agreement with her.  However, it does show poorly on her part to start suing everyone around ....... does not build a good reputation.  Best of luck and every success in the new house!

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Buyers forcing us to replace working furnace

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The P&S addendum said "FIX the furnace" not replace the furnace.  Had the language read "fix or replace" i would say that you are obligated to replace it.  Without that language, you have done due diligence in having an HVAC professional view the furnace.  But the larger question here is  - where the Carbon Monoxide levels elevated?  If so, why?  You would likely need to repair whatever the source of the carbon monoxide leak is.......both for your safety while you presently reside in the property and for anyone else's.  Replacing teh furnace may not fix the elevated CO levels and that does need to be addressed. A reasonable buyer should be satisfied with you addressing the true source of elevated levels.  Have the lawyers flesh it out.  Best of Luck and Every Success!

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Going about submitting a second offer on a house that needs repairs

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If you are still interested in your house, contact your realtor have resubmit an offer that you believe is reasonable given all that you already know.  The thing about structural issues - at least up here in Massachusetts - is that they must be disclosed to all future prospective buyers.  The sellers have now had 2 potential sales fall through post inspection.  Perhaps they will be more likely to be negotiable with that in mind.  If you do not already have a realtor - i strongly suggest you get one before resubmitting an offer.  The sellers are likely going to be exceptionally emotional and better your agent should bear the brunt than you.  After all, that is part of our job!!  Best of luck and every success!!

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I found a house on my own, now what do I do about my agent?

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it is always best to have someone else represent you - they look out for strictly your interests.  traditionally, the seller pays the commission fee - not the buyer - so the only costs on your end that you would be keeping down are his.  Use your realtor who has put in a lot of time and effort already and let him walk you through this, essentially, For Sale By Owner purchase.  Best of luck and every success!

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pond front home adds how much value to the home?

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Water views do not necessarily add any specific value to the home - but could definitely be a great selling feature that boosts the marketability and desirability of the home.  Make sure that the feature is photographed and included in the listing and marketing materials.  Every success!

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maximize selling price

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You definitely need to consult an expert Realtor in order to determine the appropriate selling point for your home.  They can take into account so many differen aspects that Zillow will be unable to, although Zillow is a place to start.  The whole process can be quite intense to get the right price for you. [promotion deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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