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Chris Prickett

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105 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor, SRS ABR, CSSN (15 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
New Cons,Short Sale,Foreclosure

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Can zillow provide these information for our current project

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I don't think you'll get that from Zillow, but it's all readily available on a county tax report. Google your local tax assessor site and you should be able to find it, with the exception of comparables. Ask a local Realtor to look it up for you. Takes about 30 seconds. Best of luck!

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Build new or buy existing

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Ed took the words right out of my mouth. I'm a former builder (maybe that's part of the problem!) but I've built the "perfect" home, only to find myself wanting to change stuff shortly after completion.

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Housing on Life Support.........

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SteadyState,Do you notice how I put my name on all my posts and don't take potshots from behind an anonymous keyboard? If you were willing to do the same, I'd be more than happy to respond to your attack, but not a second before. Good day sir/madam.

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Housing on Life Support.........

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hpvanc,I don't take it personally, it's a good question. Again, I can't speak for anyone but myself, but my only "excuse" is that I'm relatively new to the industry (four years) and I don't have the gravitas. If you google my name, you'll likely find articles, by and about me, railing against the big builders, in my former life as a home inspector specializing in new construction. I fought pretty hard for the consumer back then, and I'll likely find myself in the same position at some point in the future. For now I'm too busy putting food on the table and taking care of my clients.

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Housing on Life Support.........

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Lady,I appreciate your reply, but I respectfully disagree on some of your points. Since I can't speak for ALL Realtors, I'll only speak for myself, but I will caution you to not lump us all together because "most" of the agents I know do not fit your stereotype.1st point: You said "Realtors as a profession is that they get brainwashed by the NAR talking points and they throw them at people left and right without stopping to truly think about what they are repeating." I see the NAR very much like I see the federal government. They enact laws that I must follow, but I don't march lockstep with their party line. Some of their lobbying efforts I support, many I do not. What the NAR does in Washington has very little influence on my way of doing business.2nd point: You say that "the only way a REA  makes money is to convince someone to buy or sell a home". I suppose you could say that the only way a college professor makes money is to convince people to go to college. In my case, I never solicit a client. I make my services available and they come to me. I don't stand on a corner hawking houses out of a kiosk. By and large, my clients are "convinced" of doing something long before they come to me. If they have questions regarding the tax benefits, I refer them to a CPA. In today's market, many of my clients come to me carrying the weight of the bad real estate decisions they've made in the past. They are at the end of their rope and need help. Now, you can say that BIG BAD REA's got them into this mess in the first place, but (again in my experience) the paper trail does not show that. I usually shows poor decisions and poor money management on behalf of the the homeowner. People make mistakes, that's life. I try and help them while educating them on how not to go there again.3rd point: You stated "Sure, people need a place to live....but should they pay more than 30% of their income to have the liberty of painting the walls?" I agree, but that's a choice, just like buying (or worse, leasing) a brand new car, when a used one would do the same job and cost 60% less. Or going in the hole with student loans when working part time and doing community college might be a more practically and smart way to go. Or eating crappy unhealthy food when using that money to grow a garden would be wiser. Putting today's economic woes on the backs of REA's is just not fair, nor is it accurate. People make decisions every day, nobody forced them. There are many of us who made responsible decisions and didn't buy the hype. And there are thousands of REA's out there working to help clean up the mess.

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Housing on Life Support.........

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You get no argument from me, sunnyview. I just take issue with simplistic statements regarding complex issues.For the record, I WAS an investor who got out when things started getting stupid and became a full-time agent in late 2007, when the stupidity was coming to an end.

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Housing on Life Support.........

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"it doesn't erase the reality for the millions of Americans who are being stiffed on a daily basis just to line the pockets of banks and realtors"I'm sorry, but this blanket statement does not hold water. The average Realtor earns $54K a year. Most of us are self employed, and therefore pay more taxes, have to carry our own health insurance (or have none), spend our own money on marketing, office supplies /equipment, and all the other fun things that come with being self employed.It's easy to paint Realtors as the bad guys, but if you did your homework, you'd find that many 110%ers's completely bypassed the agent and did this on their own, thinking they were "real estate investors". Yes, there are dirty Realtors, just like there are dirty cops, lawyers, priests, and stay-at-home moms.

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