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Miriam Peters

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40 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker/Owner, Licensed in NC & SC, (Licensed in NC & SC) (12 years experience)

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

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  • (28 Contributions,
  • 0 Best Answers,
  • 6 Helpful)

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Half say YES, and half say NO!

Answer

I think this really depends on the area and price range. In today's market, they are less likely to work because there are so few qualified buyers out there actively looking. We have tried open houses in the past for some of our luxury properties and found them to be ineffective. On the plus side, in a hot neighborhood you can sometimes pick up a potential buyer client while working an open house.

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can I fire my realtor?

Answer

If you have not signed a contract with your Realtor then you can "fire" him or her at any time. If you are under contract then it might be best to sit down and have a conversation with you agent and discuss the problems that you are having. Your agent may decided to just part ways and release you from your contract but they may decided not to as well, especially if they feel like they have already spent a lot of time with you. If you feel like they have done something unethical or "wrong" it would certainly be a good idea to bring this to the attention of your agent and possibly even your local real estate commission. Best of luck to you!

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Do you really need a Realtor when you buy New construction?

Response

Disadvantages, I see none. Builders are not allowed to offer a reduction of price or an extra incentive by not using an agent. However I have seen this done.Advantages, countless. We can run a CMA to base a reasonable offer (never pay list), help with selections, walk through, inspections, lenders, closing, the list is endless. A good real estate agent can make the buying process a dream come true vs a job.

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Do you really need a Realtor when you buy New construction?

Response

Disadvantages, I see none. Builders are not allowed to offer a reduction of price or an extra incentive by not using an agent. However I have seen this done.Advantages, countless. We can run a CMA to base a reasonable offer (never pay list), help with selections, walk through, inspections, lenders, closing, the list is endless. A good real estate agent can make the buying process a dream come true vs a job.

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Inaccurate rental rates given on Zillow

Answer

I truly agree. However renters and homeowners need to understand Zillow is only providing estimates based on computer data. Clients need to allow agents to run a complete CMA with local rented and sold comps.

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Zestimate

Answer

Good afternoonAs I'm sure you have seen there are several properties that appear incorrect. Zestimate is a computer system and can't take into consideration options, conditions (lender or consumer owned), lot location, etc. I recommend all my clients realize this is only an estimate and to provide a better since of value order an appraisal or allow your agent to run a CMA. Please note a agent CMA is only an average

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$1000 Extra Cash. FREE iPad. $10000 in Options. What promos do you use?

Answer

Builders need to watch using items such as this. Gimmicks as these must be disclosed to all parties. Offered on the HUD closing statement. The NC commission has several complaints on agents not disclosing bonus or gifts. Everything offered must be disclosed. I know this does not answer the questions, but agents need to know RESPA

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