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Trent Rhodes

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Agent

Branch Broker, Oklahoma Brokers License (11 years experience)

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Property Management

Advice

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Selling Personal Home to Sister

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I don't charge anything for houses I don't sell.  I was just offering you assistance without asking anything in return like I have done many times before.  My business model is designed around giving back.  If I give something to someone, it usually comes back to me in another form somewhere, sometime.  I apologize if you felt I was trying to sell you something.

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Selling Personal Home to Sister

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Higgbeme,Congratulations on getting your home sold.  There are a lot of steps involved in selling your house.  The lender will help to an extent, but they often do not get involved in the logistics that real estate agents typically deal with.  Although this is your sister, you still want to make sure that she is covered legally, as well as you.  Things to consider is what if the air conditioner goes out the week after you close, what if the appraiser measures the property a lot smaller than you believe the square footage is, what if there is an unforeseen problem with the property that you may not be aware of. I have helped many FSBO sellers with transactions and have not asked for a dime back.  Some of the things to consider is to be sure and give your sister a chance for a home inspection.  Be sure you know what to do if the appraiser requires a repair to be done on the house for the lender to approve the loan.  Be sure the lender isn't one of those that is going to delay the closing on and on and on as some like to do.Feel free to contact me at any time if you would like some pointers while you're going through the process.  I can help keep peace in your family and help you understand what to expect from your point of view and I can also give you some tips on how to help your sister understand from her point of view as well.Use me as a 100% free resource.  Good luck with it all.  I'm sure it is going to go just great.

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How do I take my home off of Make Me Move?

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Magicrider,You can go into Zillow and type in your property address, which will bring up your house.  There is a link toward the middle of the page that says "Edit".  Hover over that Edit link and at the bottom of that popup menu, it will say "Remove Make Me Move".  Click that and it should get you where you need to be.Hope that helps,Trent Rhodes, Senior Real Estate ConsultantMetro Brokers of Oklahoma

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Why is the info on my house so out dated? How often do you update your information?

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Hello corzrbk,I do not work for Zillow, but I am a real estate agent that uses the site regularly.  A lot of where Zillow gets their information is syndicated from other websites.  A lot of the information is from the county assessor sites.  If you want to send me your address, I'll be more than happy to look at the county tax information and see if they have accurate information on your particular house.  If it isn't correct, they may not have updated since you rebuilt and that would be a good place to start.That's all I can think to do right now.Trent Rhodes, Senior Real Estate ConsultantMetro Brokers of Oklahoma

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How do I mark a rental as being not of interest to me?

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I am not sure how to mark them if you are NOT interested in them, but you can mark them if they ARE interested in them.  If you pull up the details, you can click "Save this Property" and then it will give you the option of putting in a note about the property.  You probably already know about this, so this may not be very useful for you.  If there is anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask.

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There is a house I liked listed here on Zillow. It has been listed here for approximately a year and

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I am sure there is a reason it still has a sign in the yard, but is not showing up as available.  Here in Oklahoma City, we may advertise a little differently than in other parts of the country.  Many times, we leave the sign in the yard in order to continue showing the property so we can obtain a backup contract in the event the current buyer falls through and other times the agent just may want to continue to pick up buyers from the property and sell them other houses.  Either way, if you can email me the address of the property, I would be more than happy to look it up in the OKC MLS system and see what the issue is with that particular property.We have quite a few shortsale properties that sometimes take several months in order to get closed from the time they go under contract.  Because of the timeframes, we sometimes go through several buyers before we find one that will stick with us through the end of the process.  I'll also be able to tell if it may be something similar on this particular property.You can email me the address of the property [deleted by Zillow modereator] and I'll be more than happy to give you a synopsis of the situation.Thanks,Trent Rhodes, Senior Real Estate ConsultantMetro Brokers of Oklahoma[deleted by Zillow moderator.  Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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seller agent says we canceled contract, wants more money...didnt happen now what?

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The purchase contract is binding if all parties have signed to it; however, in Oklahoma, we have different timelines for inspections and repairs.  If you were within those timelines and they agreed to those repairs, then you are still within the terms of the contract; however, if you submitted a list of repairs that you wanted done within the the timelines required in the contract, but they do NOT agree to do those repairs, then that is their loophole to get out of the contract.  In Oklahoma, though, you can't just cancel a contract just by saying it is cancelled.  There is a Release of Contract and Earnest Money that needs to be completed.  If the negotiation of the repairs are what is breaking the deal, then you should be able to get your earnest money back, but your agent will be able to help you with that.  If in doubt, always talk to a real estate attorney in order to get the specific laws and see exactly where you stand legally.Lastly, the sellers can continue to show the property in order to obtain a BACKUP contract in the event that your deal falls through, even if your contract is still active and in force. There are so many dependent factors to consider.  Good luck and I hope it goes the way you want it to.

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First time home buyer okc 73162 area

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Did you file a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?  If it is a Chapter 7, technically it is 2-3 years, depending on the lender.  That is, if a credit repair company can't get it removed and assuming you have enough positive credit flow since the bankruptcy.If it was a Chapter 13, you can sometimes still purchase a home if you aren't going into further debt that you were when you filed.  This will usually require getting approval from a judge.  I know a couple lenders that could possibly help you out. 

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Can I get FHA loan for second home to be primary residence.

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You can get up to two FHA loans at a time.  If you originally got an  FHA loan on your condo with the intention of it being your primary residence, which apparently you did since it has been about 3 years ago, you should be able to get an FHA for another residence as long as you intend on being an owner occupant of the new property for a given amount of time.The most FHA loans that any person can have is two.  I would talk to your local mortgage lender and see if you qualify for that second FHA loan.

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