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Best way to sell my home by myself

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Are you really prepared to selll your home without the assistance of a professional? While you are focused on the best way to advertise the property, there is MUCH more at stake than sticking a sign in the yard and finding the cheapest route to get your listing in the local MLS.From properly pricing the property to getting to the closing table... How will you handle showings and your personal safety? The negotiation process? Not to mention all of the paperwork that is required to get to the closing table?If you are thinking that a Buyer's Agent will do the work, you are right!! They will -- to your detriment. What you don't know can hurt you.ValueMLS.com and Housepad.com are good -- but they are not going to give you the advice and representation that a full-service Realtor® would.You get what you pay for -- and sometimes, you pay extra for what you should have paid for in the first place.Commissions are negotiable. Interview at least 3 local Brokers who specialize in selling real estate in your area and discuss your financial needs with them. It is HIGHLY probable that they will more than earn their commission, and save you wasted time, heartache, and liability in the process.

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Recommendation for an agent

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Brian offers great advice. :-)  You can also look to  [Hotlink removed by Zillow modertator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.] for agents who serve particular markets. Hope this helps!

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Have school taxes been taken out in upstate NY

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Try looking up the tax records through your local appraisal district. If your CAD is online, it should instantly reveal the prior year's tax amounts, broken out by taxing authority.

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bying zip code

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Faisal, please navigate to the correct section of Zillow for answers to this question.

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Search by school zone

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You will have much better results using a Buyer's Agent who can set up an automated search through your local MLS. A Realtor® should be able to customize search matches for a particular school district, feeder alignment, or even a specific campus.If you don't know how to find a good Buyer's Agent in your area, please feel free to contact me through my profile, and I will help you find the help you need. :-)

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Can an immigrant buy a home ?

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Hi there,Loans are available for foreign nationals. The require an ITIN and valid visa.  [Hotlink removed by Zillow modertator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.] may be a good resource for you.

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if you have signed an agreement with a realtor, but find a FSBO on your own, do you still owe him?

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Please read your representation agreement to get the answer to this question. Only you and your Realtor® can know what you agreed to.Usually, when your hire a Realtor® to represent your interests, it is a blanket agreement across all purchases unless certain parties, addresses, or geographies are excluded up front in that written agrement. So, whether you include your agent or not, your obligation to pay a commission when you engage in a purchase agreement doesn't dissappear just because you leave your agent out of the loop. But really... Why would you go around your Realtor® and try to deal directly with a FSBO? Now you have TWO parties are lack expertise and familiarity with the process, paperwork, requirements and resources needed to get to the closing table.  Think of it this way... If you were in a court of law, would you try to represent yourself just beause the other party chooses to represent themselves? Or would you keep your strongest defenses in place to insure your own protection? A better approach would be to ask your agent to approach the FSBO and find out if they will work with cooperating brokers. If not, SO WHAT? Chances are, your Realtor® will more than earn the commission fee you pay them, and save your bacon in the process. If you don't want to be on the hook for paying commissions, then don't seek out Sellers who won't cooperate with Buyers who wish to exercise the right to representation. Consider the Seller's motives! What you don't know can hurt you.

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Plano or Frisco?

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Hi Purdy,Welcome to the Metroplex! Frisco still has the edge on new home construction, although there are still a few pockets in Plano where you can buy new or build, but builders & lots are limited in the Plano market.You will find a nice selection in your price range among top production and custom builders in the area. We can offer search support by providing you with a complete list of builders and subdivisions that match to your requirements with available inventory and lots. Our resources go beyond what is in the MLS, as many builders don't list all - or any - of their homes due to the high rate of absorption the market current presents.Part of what is driving buyer choice right now is what will be available within your planned move timeline. Please feel free to contact me through my profile if you would like additional information -- no strings attached. :-)

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