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I made a few calls to obtain estimates for a seller’s property that required work on a portion of the exterior siding. Fortunately, most of the folks I called were very responsive and were able to go out to the property to assess what work was required except for one handyman. This handyman called me and said he needed additional info about the siding. I didn’t have a problem with it until he said that I would need to call him back with the following info: - What type of wood siding was on the home - Size of (5 comments)
Dealing with the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde negotiator - 11/14/11 01:14 PM
Although banks are approving short sales more now than in previous years, dealing with bank negotiators can still be frustrating for many of us. Some agents have stated they contact the negotiator once every couple of weeks for their short sale listings. In my experience, I have had to contact the negotiator more frequently than once every two weeks for most of the short sale transactions I have closed successfully particularly, when I’m dealing with the Jekyll/Hyde negotiator.
The Jekyll and Hyde negotiator will tell me one thing during a phone conversation and something completely different over email. This (3 comments)
A seller has their home listed for sale and contacts another real estate agent - you. They may ask to meet with you or request a market analysis. Do you provide the seller with the information they are inquiring about? Do you contact the listing agent to let them know that their seller has been in contact with you? What is the best way to handle the situation? What if it’s an agent you know? Does that influence you differently? If you decide to contact the listing agent to discuss the situation, do you inform the seller of it? The (6 comments)
Most home buyers who are parents will have their children come in tow when looking for a home. Some kids are more patient and well behaved than others but they all have one thing in common: a reaction. Parents and their real estate agent should pay attention to the child’s reaction to a home during a showing. Some children are very vocal with their opinions of the home: “I love this house!” “Can this be my room?” “I want to leave now!!” “I don’t like this house” Other children may not say much but their nonverbal actions can (4 comments)
I've recently heard of a few real estate agents in town that are giving or loaning their buyers the funds to cover the earnest money for a home purchase. Have you fronted the earnest money for a buyer who didn't have adequate finances in their bank account to cover the deposit for a home? Situations occur where buyers may not get paid for another week or have an unexpected bill or repair that cleans out their checking account. On the other hand, if a buyer cannot come up with the earnest money, can they afford the other costs associated with buying a home? Is there a law (10 comments)
Thanks for the invaluable feedback! - 11/01/11 01:41 AM
When I obtain feedback from some agents in Colorado Springs, I often wonder if they even review the MLS information for the properties they plan on showing to their buyers beforehand. When an agent remarks about certain aspects of the house not working for the buyer that were clearly obvious in the MLS, is the agent wasting the time of both buyer and seller? The sellers may have to leave the house for a couple of hours for the showing window only for the buyers to view a home that didn’t match their criteria in the first place. The (5 comments)
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