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Realtor,GRI,SFR,CIAS,LHMS,AHWD,EPro (16 years experience)

20 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

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In all-cash purchase, how do I make sure seller is properly notified of title defects to be cured?

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To assure and alleviate any future problems you can hire a real estate attorney to represent you on the entire closing process. You can review, interview numerous attorneys online.  I might recommend someone who has  been practicing  in the area for awhile. Get some quotes.You will pay him a fee for his services, but you will not have all the stress and worry of trying to be your own attorney.  You can concern yourself with your move and look forward to your new life.

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How do I get an estimated value on a property

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The easiest thing to do is to use a zestimate here at Zillow. You can have a local Realtor who has sold homes in the community, give you a basic Market Analysis. You can have a licensed appraiser do a formal appraisal and you will pay for their services.

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How do I get an estimated value on a property

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The easiest thing to do is to use a zestimate here at Zillow. You can have a local Realtor who has sold homes in the community, give you a basic Market Analysis. You can have a licensed appraiser do a formal appraisal and you will pay for their services.

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Wrong appraisal after closing.

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Alex, A few questions to clarify. Was the appraiser who did the appraisal a local appraiser or out of area? If these units are all the same size, they most likely all have the  same sqft space. There's a red flag. A $20,000 bedroom in that price point  without more sqft? ??? The listing agent should  have had nothing to do with the appraiser or what the appraiser selects to use as comparable sales. The listing agent  could have or should have  presented some comparable sales that the listing agent used as comps.  This  situation involves many people who were paid for a service. I would consult a Real Estate attorney, don't use just any attorney. You paid for the appraisal and it was inaccurate. You paid fees based on the sales price to the state of Florida in doc stamps, title insurance fees and anything that was associated with the sales price. On your purchase contract, it should have stated how you were being represented. Definition of agency for Florida Realtors can be found here.http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0475/Sections/0475.278.htmlI do want to clarify that I have been  the listing and selling agent on numerous transactions for 15+ years. It is completely unethical to make erroneous statements publicly,  that all listing agents don't know how to operate properly during a transaction. Its actually a violation of the code of ethics.

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Wrong appraisal after closing.

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Alex, A few questions to clarify. Was the appraiser who did the appraisal a local appraiser or out of area? If these units are all the same size, they most likely all have the  same sqft space. There's a red flag. A $20,000 bedroom in that price point  without more sqft? ??? The listing agent should  have had nothing to do with the appraiser or what the appraiser selects to use as comparable sales. The listing agent  could have or should have  presented some comparable sales that the listing agent used as comps.  This  situation involves many people who were paid for a service. I would consult a Real Estate attorney, don't use just any attorney. You paid for the appraisal and it was inaccurate. You paid fees based on the sales price to the state of Florida in doc stamps, title insurance fees and anything that was associated with the sales price. On your purchase contract, it should have stated how you were being represented. Definition of agency for Florida Realtors can be found here.http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0475/Sections/0475.278.htmlI do want to clarify that I have been  the listing and selling agent on numerous transactions for 15+ years. It is completely unethical to make erroneous statements publicly,  that all listing agents don't know how to operate properly during a transaction. Its actually a violation of the code of ethics.

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How do you buy a property? I have no response from realtor or this site? I have questions about prop

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Here are the basic steps involved to start the process:1. Have you gotten yourself approved for a mortgage? Don't hop online and start having your credit pulled.2.  If not,You can probably start with the bank where you do business. They can explain how the loan process works and what type of mortgage you can qualify  for and how much cash you will need for closing costs, down payment etc. I suggest you take to the bank 2 years tax returns, they will have 2 months of your recorded income deposits and have a working knowledge of where your money goes on a monthly basis, car payments, child support, student loans, 3.If you don't qualify, find out why and start fixing the credit or income issues.Your bank should be able to assist you.4. Once you know how much home you can afford to buy, then  you can begin to search for homes online. You can call any agent you see and perhaps actually interview a few to see how they work and do you want to work with that person. Ask friends or family who have recently bought or sold what their expeience was with their agent.That should get you started. Realtor Ocala FL

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i am interestred in selling my condo. how can i find its value

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Glen, I suggest that you contact 3 different agents who have listings or have sold units in your community. Tell them you would like a market analysis of the property and their marketing plan for your unit. Prices should be similar, but not to the penny. Important information would be list to sale prices, time on market, current inventory of units that are for sale.The other way to find out what your unit is worth is by hiring a licensed appraiser and paying for an appraisal.

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Making an offer on a unlisted foreclosed home

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Definitely drive by the home regularly to see who has posted the notice. Check the Fannie Mae website as coming listings. Many Realtors who regularly work foreclosures and represent Fannie Mae homes may have it on their website as coming soon. You're almost there keep pushing forward.

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can you offer less, if home is not worth what is being sold for. ?

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Is this a bank owned property?  If it is the banks do make incremental price drops if they are not getting offers. Your bank will order an appraisal and in the event it does not appraise,  you can go back to the bank and renegotiate. 

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