The first thing you should do is find a local realtor in our Columbus market by going to the tab on Zillow "Find a Pro". All agents here in Columbus should have access to our local MLS system. We have access to HUD properties, short sale properties, estate sale properties, VA properties, bank owned properties, and auction properties that have been listed with a realtor. Your realtor should be able to give you the full list of ALL of these in the area(s) of Columbus you are looking in. Many bank owned and HUD/VA foreclosures do not take long to close (I've had them close in 30-45 days)...some short sale homes may take some time to close, but there are many that can close quickly if the seller's lender has approved the sale. Your real estate agent can guide you through all of the steps. Hope this helps.
If you have not found a local realtor yet, I would suggest you do so by going to the "Find a Pro" tab on Zillow and look for a local agent in our Columbus market. The Zestimate tool on Zillow is not the most accurate value you should go by. The real estate agent you choose will put together a list of sold comparables and currently listed comparables for you to go by. I usually go over all of these comparables with my client and show them photos of those properties as well. We then meet and compare what you home has to offer (amenities) and updates you have done versus the other properties. It is then when you make a decision what you feel your home would sell for, taking into account the advice of your realtor. Your realtor should be also able to show you the average days on market of homes similar to yours so that you can also get a sense of approx. how long it would be on market. Hope this helps.
Hi! What normally happens is the seller chooses the title company. It has nothing to do with your lender. Your lender sends all of the closing documents to the seller's title company and the closing takes place at the title company. You should speak to your real estate agent...they will explain everything to you. Sorry they haven't already :(
Were you able to follow up with them on the phone? Did they tell you their plan for listing it? Have they placed a sign in your yard yet? Our local Columbus MLS requires that we add your listing to the MLS within 5 days from signing the contract. Check with this realtor first, then if you do not like their answer or they have not gotten back to you, contact the local Board of Realtors about what you can do.
Hi,I would suggest finding a local agent in the Zillow directory. Not all agent's brokerages update a home they have listed on Zillow automatically. Find a local agent and they can tell you immediately if a home is still on the market, in contract, or sold.
It doesn't matter if you were their tenants before. You now legally own the home and everything inside. Follow the great advice above and give them a deadline for removing the offer. You can be polite and give them a date and time to come by and pick it up.
Also, don't assume the buyer backed out because of condition of the home. Ask your realtor to find out why for you. Sometimes the seller's agent will disclose the real reason behind the deal falling through...sometimes they keep it confidential. Assume it is either the buyer's financing, an appraisal problem, a contingency problem (if the buyer's home was in contract too and that fell out of contract), maybe the home the seller was trying to buy fell out of contract, buyer backed out because of the items needing repair found during home inspection or if seller refused to pay for some or all of those repairs. The list can go on and on. If you add that the home was a short sale, you can include buyer not wanting to wait anymore for bank approval.
Yes, you can. Make sure that in the FSBO listing that you put that the home is available for rent and in the Rental listing you note that it is also available for sale. This way you can be sure that anyone who reads both descriptions knows that they have 2 options.
Contact a local realtor, we can put you in direct contact with a local lender. The person I send my buyers to is great. Even if you can't qualify now, she will let you know what it will take to get to that point. You can send me a message from my Zillow profile and I can get you her contact info.
Let me know if you have any questions about buying a home in the Columbus, OH area including Dublin, Powell, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Lewis Center, Westerville, Grandview, Clintonville, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, Groveport, Grove City, or any nearby areas.