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Deb Forte


33 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (24 years experience)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
luxury, waterfront, highend


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Estate sale within family - appraisal, gift of equity, so confusing!


An appraisal from 2012 means nothing if you are taking a loan on the property. Any bank considering a loan will send out there own appraiser. The good news is that the market is up and multi families are up even more, so that should to be an issue. I would not recommend avoiding paying taxes, you should complete this transaction the same way any legal real estate transaction is done, if not it could come back to bite you in the end. I would suggest hiring a real estate lawyer asap.

can i list for sale by owner?


It's a complicated market and can be a great time to sell if marketed properly and more often than not money is left on the table when representing yourself. I have no problem assisting you if you me to. Please let me know

Where to sing the closing documents?

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It's all about convince for the buyer usually. You can close at the registry which is easier for the lawyer because he can record it there, but often time a closing is done a lawyers office or your agents office. In either case the lawyer then drives the docs over to the registry to record it.

Can I change a real estate agent after the offer is being accepted?


Contact you agents broker and explain to them the situation and ask the broker to connect you with another agent in the firm. As far as the Lawyer goes if they were found guilty in a court of law and it was a criminal offense they would be most likely dis bard and wound not be able to practice law anymore. If they were sued civilly that would be different because lawyers are being sued and are suing all the time. The biggest issue is your agent demanding you to use these services which he should not do because of the liability involved.