Hannah Williams,  Expertise  NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.)

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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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Is a frogs ass water tight? 

Dec 13, 2017 11:38 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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As with most things... sometimes everything goes smoothly... and sometimes it's a very rough road.

One association responded to a question of "are there any capital improvements planned?" the president of the association answered "I think so".

Dec 13, 2017 12:25 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

there are some that are very lazy.... my peeps are all over them.... they jump on them.... they've actually appeared at their offices....

Dec 13, 2017 11:55 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Normally, the lender request the condo questionnaire from the HOA and don't have any issues.

Dec 13, 2017 12:48 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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Not huge problems, but I've had to have a "come to Jesus" moment with a few regarding what they want to charge clients for the quesionnaire to be completed, along with the time frames associated with some of them.

Dec 13, 2017 11:47 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady

1. Managment wants a $500 - $800 fee to sign a form I filled out and researched and more if I want the signature in less than 7 days. 

2. Borrower or Seller thinks they can get the Board to waive the fee or sign the form causing delays as the Management company won't do it for free

3. Lawsuit pops up that Seller or Borrower was unaware- in California people sue over imagined wrongs and they live in shared walls ... all things bug them

4. Listing agent didn't know there were 2 Associations

5. Association closed for a week holiday like snow week in Southern California

hmm just to name a few

Dec 13, 2017 02:12 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

What's the issue Hannah? "All" the condos I sell are in an HOA.

What's the issue with the condo questionnaire?

Dec 13, 2017 02:10 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Some associations are not very attentive ... gets frustrating if you are trying to get to the closing table on time.

Dec 13, 2017 02:09 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

They do not answer any questionnaires in SoCal, but have to deliver HOA package. Sometimes it takes time if HOA is small and not organized well. Fortunately from next year, we are allowed to accept full/partial documents from a homeowner.

Dec 13, 2017 01:15 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

So far so good.

Dec 13, 2017 12:41 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

In our forms, the seller is responsible to provide copies of minutes, budgets, association documents to the buyer. We typically don't have problems with this.

Dec 13, 2017 12:20 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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More and more layers of bureaucrats.

I avoid all of these situations, including HOAs, where extra layers of pseudo govt are involved, bad enough with the real govt interference.

Dec 13, 2017 11:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Yes, in a few cases - it takes a long time. And getting the condo docs does too. It makes no sense, nor do the fees they charge for docs stored online!

Dec 13, 2017 04:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Wherever, there is a committee, there is a potential for outright idiotic behavior.  A

Dec 13, 2017 04:31 PM
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

Most of our condo associations are professionally managed and they do a good job getting information. 

Dec 13, 2017 04:10 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Florida COAs can be a nightmare.  Absurd fees, lengthy delays, failure to provide the paperwork that you and your clients need.

See  Florida Statutes Chapter 718 

Dec 13, 2017 03:29 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Who has not? Some are on their own wavelength! And some take forever to respond. Then there are some who think they can charge very hefty fees for the service!

Dec 13, 2017 02:15 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Getting that part completed usually requires a bit extra follow up. 

Dec 13, 2017 01:42 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Noramlly goes pretty well but we don't have as much as other cities.

Dec 13, 2017 01:09 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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I am sure that many agents have tales to tell.

Dec 13, 2017 12:20 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When dealing with those of diminishing relevance, PROBLEMS are unavoidable.

To often the questions submitted by lenders are beyond the capability of the association staff. This problem is caused by the lender the buyer selected.

Many times the lender requires an comprehensive audit that is a cost the condo owner do not wish to pay for so is unavailable AKA does not exist.

Then there is the MIA volunteer association members. They have grown weary of PETA terrorist trying to sneak in their comfort pet. 

It's  a thankless job. So start getting 0n the good side before time becomes critical is important.

Those communities with a management company have a more linear path but the road to success is paved with money.

Dec 13, 2017 12:17 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Getting a response and not having to pay for the darned questionnaires is a thing of the past, Hannah. It's getting worse with each condo sale too!

Dec 13, 2017 09:21 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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No problems at all. The last 2 condo buyers paid cash.

Dec 13, 2017 07:33 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Nope, they can be problematic, but everyone in Cali knows HOA's are part of the deal.

Dec 13, 2017 05:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not

Dec 13, 2017 05:09 PM
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Fahlman Property Group
Realty ONE Group Preview - Marysville, WA
Real Estate Team Serving Snohomish County

At times we have challenges with HOA's. Generally it's when we have to deal with onsite self managed HOA

Dec 13, 2017 03:21 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, it can be difficult to get doc's, financial and other info out of them; could be a red flag.

Dec 13, 2017 01:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Dec 14, 2017 08:37 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No.  I am relentless with them.  They never get it right the first time ... but they do when I ride them like a bull until they do their jobs and complete the questionnaire.

Dec 14, 2017 07:27 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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I don't sell all that many condos, but can't say I've experienced any issues.

Dec 14, 2017 04:13 AM
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Sharon Kowitz
Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Yes condos are tough in this area....you have your college student housing where parents purchase the units so there are2 many investors for regular buyers. 

Dec 13, 2017 09:08 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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like almost always

Dec 13, 2017 07:39 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have not personally, but had a call from an agent asking if I had the condo rules and regs as the HOA was so behind on doing it.  I was not a part of the transaction, and not sure how they ever found my name and number! 

Dec 16, 2017 02:59 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We don't have questionnairs here, but the HOA disclosures do take some time to get.

Dec 14, 2017 03:18 PM
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Finally received it four  days before closing -- very happy perseverance pays off

Dec 14, 2017 09:27 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes. I'm in a small town where standards are "lax" to say the least. Most HOAs have no clue.

Dec 14, 2017 08:17 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Nope, do it all day long. I do take offense to the charges that they whack the seller with for the forms needed. Some are really not necessary.

Dec 14, 2017 05:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

On occasion. 

Dec 14, 2017 05:16 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You bet; however, it all works out.

Dec 14, 2017 05:01 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Nope!

Dec 14, 2017 04:52 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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I have trouble with homeowners associations sellers certificates. It always seems that they are way too expensive for what you get and now they have online places but they are way more expensive Hannah Williams 

Dec 13, 2017 10:29 PM