At the end of the day, the Seller wants to sell the property and have a happy Buyer! Happy Buyer equals no lawsuits or problems down the road. If you aren't feeling comfortable, most Sellers would not want to move ahead with the sale. Yes always stay within the confines of the contract. I always make my Buyers aware of their timelines, so as not to lose their deposits or run into any problems. I also want my Buyers and Sellers always happy and walk away from their deal with me as their Realtor with a smile on their face!
David Poulsen... more
Hwkeye, a contract is really just a document of an agreement between parties. You and the seller can agree to anything you wish that's legal (and financable), but as a practical matter, few sellers are going to agree to let their sales price be determined by a third party arbiter.
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No, as long as the offer is complete, it shouldn't matter. BUT, aSs a buyer you are foregoing representation that the seller will pay for.
When you submit without an agent, the sellers agent represents both sides, and will not necessarily act in your best interest.
Since the SELLER pays for both sides, Why not have an experienced broker on your side, working on your behalf, and protecting your interests?
Tangent Realty Corp
Hello my name is David Serle and I am the broker of Remax services in Boca Raton. To answer your question, first I would need to know your price range? There are quite a few communities in West Boca that would fit the bill and I just want to make sure that I'm not sending you communities that would be above or below your price range.
to start off if your price ranges around 300,000 or a little higher then Mission Bay or lakes of Boca Raton would be a good starting place possibly loggers run or Indian head.... more
Okay, so a bit about what a realtor does:
1) develop a marketing plan, including the right price strategy for you.
2) screen potential buyers
3) show the property
4) prepare and evaluate the contract
5) strategically negotiate.
Yes, you can absolutely do every one of these things yourself. However, you'll probably end up spending money on a lawyer, advertising, etc. Most for sale by owners don't get their properties listed in the MLS, but that's also possible - for a price. And you'll almost certainly end up with fewer "eyes" on your property. Most buyers are researching on the internet, and your listing will not appear as high on the list as those from one of the major brokerages - they've simply got the power to buy "eyes".... more
That's a very interesting question and perspective to discuss:
For starters, some of my best and easiest clients to work with are the ones who are highly educated in the Real Estate process. If my clients and I are on the same page, it makes for an effective partnership as we work together in trying to accomplish the same goal.
A "good" Realtor should be able to provide you with the following benefits at NO COST to you:
(Remember -- commission compensation usually comes from the listing side of the sale)
1. Accurate and up-to-date Market Knowledge
(A Realtor who knows their market, should be able to identify trends in pricing, inventory and supply/demand -- All of which are important in helping you make fair and competitive offers)
2. Unlimited Research Capabilities --- Timing is everything
(The technologies available to Realtors nowadays has almost become public knowledge especially to those who are astute and savvy with the internet. The amount of information available to Realtors on any given piece of property is limitless and the speed by which this information becomes available can be almost instantaneous. If you are computer savvy, you may not exactly benefit from working with someone who is not, but if you find a Realtor who understands and embraces the power of technology, it will only compliment and exponentially help make your search faster and more effective)
3. Someone who Cares
(If you only approach your Real Estate search with the idea of contacting the listing agent directly in hopes of gaining some perceived "leverage" in the ability to negotiate a better deal, you may find yourself lacking the support from someone who actually has your best interests in mind)
(Real Estate transactions -as you already know- have many layers, components, and moving parts that all must be managed effectively in order to prevent something from going wrong that can derail the whole process. Having good relationships with competent professionals -i.e. Realtor, lender, title agent, insurance agent, property inspector, etc- can be very instrumental in helping things move forward smoothly with any transaction)
These are just a few points to consider as everyone's level of dependency varies on their own personal knowledge and experiences with their own Real Estate transactions.
Is it possible to conduct your business without the help of a Realtor? -- Yes
Can working with somebody inexperienced hurt your chances of succeeding? -- That's true in any profession
"Why would someone like me need (benefit from) a realtor to purchase my next home?"
--- Hopefully I provided some points to answer your question.
Good Luck and thanks for the topic.
The Keyes Company
Just depends on the development. Some HOAs insist on only allowing rentals one time per year.
Can be an annual or seasonal lease. Do you have an area in mind ?
I will be happy to check on it for you.
Marlene Piccolo Realty Associates Florida Properties. 561-271-3501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org... more
Boca Gardens is a very nice west Boca Community to own and to rent. I don't think you will have a problem renting out the property within a month or so, but do keep in mind that the association there is not an easy one. They require an extensive package for potential renters to fill out and also require a month of rent for deposit. They can also take up to a month to approve a potential renter. Please contact me if you would like to see some of the properties currently available. My email is email@example.com...thank you!... more
The entire economic world is in a state of flux. I don't think anyone can answer that question with any reasonable amount of proficiency. One day life is good and looking better and two days later it's as if the whole thing was just a dream.
Prices on the east coast of Florida either remain steady or have taken some hits. ranging from 12-18% from what I have seen. From Boca, up through FTL and Highland Beach, Delray and Boynton all the way up to Jupiter...the money corridor...prices on high end parcels are now going through reductions.
The other side of Florida, Naples up to Sarasota, similar issues but pieces are selling, up from a year ago by about 12% although prices were lowered last year on both sides of the state, the median price seems to have stayed the same at about $255K
The deals are with homes priced at a million or more. An entirely different demographic seems to come in play at about $3 million. With the doldrums being in that $650 to $950 range.
I'm not a realtor...but I do play one in my dreams. And in real life I am a property shopaholic. I've bought and sold a few parcels in my time. Obviously since 2008 things are, as I mentioned, in a state of flux. But if you like to play craps, then the real estate game is the hottest ticket in town right now.... more
There is demand for both property types. Condos' need association approval of the tenant and there are always restrictions as to how many times a year can be rented and amny times one ahs to wait a year until can rent. Single family has more owner maintenance as opposed to a condo. So take year choice. Call me if needed. Greg Glover Realty Associates 561-213-2556... more
There's much for you to consider starting with what is your price point. Generally, condos can cost less to purchase and maintain than single family homes but their restrictions might be too restrictive - - pet and age restrictions come to mind. Also, many condos do not permit new owners from renting out their unit until they have owned it for a year or two. Be sure to check the rules and regulations of any condo you are considering purchasing.
A single family home will most probably cost you more to purchase but depending on the size and location of the home you could charge more rent. However, it will cost you more to maintain. Your expenses - - insurance, roof, lawn are expenses that will eat in to your return of your investment.
The rental market is very strong in Boca and the surrounding cities for both condo and single family homes. Not too long ago we had more rental properties on the market because those who could not sell their homes or condos instead rented them out. Now homes and condos are selling quickly thus putting a strain on the open rental market.
If you would like further info or advice don't hesitate to give me a call.
JOAN LORBERBAUM MOORE
Broker Associate, GRI
9858 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496