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Michael McClinton

Agent

Managing Broker (6 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting

Advice

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I need a home inspector referral, in Chicago. Property located on southside!

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I am not sure if Zillow will allow me to provide you with specific inspector names but you can visit: www.ashi.org The American Society of Home Inspectors and search for a list of qualified home inspectors in your desired area.  Your Realtor should be able to assist you as well. 

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How do i get my phone # to show where it has contact an agent

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The number you currently see is a Zillow call forwarding number that is used to forward calls to the number you have provided in your profile.  Instead of using your exact number, Zillow sets up another number to display in the contact an agent area.  When a potential lead dials that Zillow number it is automatically forwarded to the number you have provided.  The Zillow number allows the company to track and provide analytics on how effective their lead generation system is. 

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where is my listing

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I just tried searching it as well and do not see it listed for rent.  Depending on when you setup the listing it could just be a timing issue.  I remember having this issue before and it was just a delay issue and appeared a few hours later.   

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why is my home not coming up when I do a search

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There are quite a few ways to search for your home online.  If you are unable to find your home it could be a result of several issues.  Without knowing your address I can not say for sure.  One issue could be the criteria for which you are searching which includes price, area, size, number of bedrooms, etc....  If your home is listed for same the information could have been listed with incorrect information.  Timing could have caused your home not to appear in a search.  For example, if you just spoke with a real estate professional to list your home for sale and they haven't yet submitted listing information to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).  Without knowing the type of search you are doing it is hard to pinpoint the specific cause.   

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How do I make an offer on a foreclosure

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Foreclosed properties are typically bought directly from the lender.  The process of buying a foreclosed home should start the same way as if you were purchasing a home that is not a foreclosure.  Find a real estate professional (Realtor) in your area that is familiar with this type of transaction.  Your Realtor would be able to prepare a purchase contract offer for you and submit that offer to the lender.

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How can I purchase Foreclosure home?

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Hello, Foreclosed properties are typically bought directly from the lender.  The process of buying a foreclosed home should start the same way as if you were purchasing a home that is not a foreclosure.  First, find a real estate professional (Realtor) in your area that is familiar with this type of transaction.  Secondly, make sure your finances are in order, which appears you have already done :-).  Thirdly, identify the property and have your Realtor request a showing so you can view.  Fourth, have your Realtor prepare purchase contract information and submit offer.  Fifth, remain patient and be prepared to close quickly when offer is accepted. Also note that the process does change depending on specific situations. For example, if you are purchasing this property as your personal residence versus for investment purposes. Thank you for your question and I hope this helps.  Kind regards, Michael B. McClinton, CNE, ADPRManaging BrokerMcClinton Group at Panthera Real Estate

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