NO! they do not- they are trying to sell their home for what they owe- or what they think the home is worth - they can ask anything they want- and even if they get a full offer- the chance they can get an appraisal in that high is slim to none!
In Kentucky- we do not even list square footage on our MLS- most of my clients don't seem to mind- we do list the size of each room and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms-
in KY agents will list your property on the MLS- for Lease- the fee is a full months rent (1/2 payable to the listing agent and 1/2 to the agent bringing the person that leases) this fee is not set in stone and may be negotiable- Good Luck!
Contact a Realtor in your area- there are lots of homes with "mother-in-law" suites- some of these even have seperate kitchens! Good Luck!
If your agent wasn't the one that showed your property- it sometimes can take days to get a responce from the agent that did show it- but you really should get a phone call back within a few hours ALWAYS- Most people can email or at the very least text from their phones- so even if they are busy- it only take a few moments to respond- you can always let your agent know your feedback expectations- hope things get better- best of luck selling your home!
In KY- I see as little as $250- but ask my clients to offer a at least $500- you want to sellers to know you are serious- so more is always better (and I think it keeps my buyers from backing out when they have more money on the line.
talk to a lawyer- that is a legal question that should not be answered by realtors or mortgage people!
you can check out the webpages of any larger Realestate companies- their web searches are usually tied into the local MLS and have good filters and are easy to use- I'm also sure any local Realtor would be happy to help you in your search- we can set you up to get emails any time a property meeting your needs comes on the market-
call any of the agents listed on Zillo as buyers agents in your area- or get the name and number of a good one from friends or family- but get someone to help you. Any Realtor can get you information on the home you are interested in- as well as any property disclosures that have been provided by the seller- they can help you make a fair offer, and get you through inspections, appraisals, and financing- Good luck!
proof of funds my be required when you write an offer- if a realtor is not showing you a home without seeing your bank account balances- you need to get a new realtor!