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Can agent sue me for the commission?

Posted 12-10-2017 at 11:10 AM by MikeJaquish

In 11 years on CityData, I have seen countless questions on Buyers Agency Agreements.
So many people are pushed into signing something they don't understand.

For years, I have been advising people to sign such agreements, but Never unless they have a right to unilaterally terminate the arrangement at any time prior to a contract.

That line has been in every Buyers Agency Agreement I have used for that period of time, or longer.

"Either party...
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Real Estate Pop Appraisal Values?

Posted 12-02-2017 at 07:14 AM by MikeJaquish

I am always interested in pop appraisals, for-profit "Estimates of Value," "What's my home Worth?" and other teasers utilized to bring traffic and sales leads to websites.
I just talk to too many people who put some level of faith in these numbers, both Buyers and Sellers.
These pop appraisals are generated from "AVM" technologies.
"Automated Valuation Models."
It is the technology used by your local property tax assessors and some...
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"Kill the MLSs?" Or, 'A Case Study in Illustration of "A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing.'"

Posted 11-25-2017 at 09:44 AM by MikeJaquish

I have some serious thoughts on how NAR, NCAR, and individual REALTORS® could strengthen market position and avoid further persecution by DOJ.
Link to the original thread on CD:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/real-...l#post50220710

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This turned up on Inman, and I know you don't all have subscriptions, so the Mother Article is below.
There is no end of opportunists who would steal the work of
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Poll: Are Granite countertops losing their favor?

Posted 09-01-2017 at 06:36 AM by MikeJaquish

I sometimes think that trends are overstated, but curious about what others are seeing.
So? A CD Poll.
See it here:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/real-...eir-favor.html


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No end, open Poll. Multiple selections permitted. Names not revealed.

Two questions:
1. Are Granite countertops losing favor in your local market?
Yes or No, relating to your local market.

2. Please
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Should Sellers be home for buyers at showings?

Posted 08-05-2017 at 03:35 PM by MikeJaquish

Whether Buyers should have the property to themselves, or sellers should feel free to stay home is a common conversation here.
So... I did a poll.

Here is the link to the poll:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/real-...-showings.html

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Simple poll, left open. Pick one, anonymously.

Should buyers meet sellers at showings, or have privacy when viewing a property?
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