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Old 01-08-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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Hello all. I am interested in buying a home that just came on the market in a nice gated community in Henderson. I would be buying it as a second home for now with an eye toward retiring there at some point. My sister lives 7 houses down the street, so the location is perfect. The home was just listed. Would you suggest that I go directly to the listing agent or find my own agent (I know none in the area) to put in my offer? I don't have a broker's license even in California, so I can't go direct. I'm also hoping that the agent I use can show me some comps since the home seems a bit pricey, although it is in very nice condition. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Mike
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:07 AM
 
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Hello all. I am interested in buying a home that just came on the market in a nice gated community in Henderson. I would be buying it as a second home for now with an eye toward retiring there at some point. My sister lives 7 houses down the street, so the location is perfect. The home was just listed. Would you suggest that I go directly to the listing agent or find my own agent (I know none in the area) to put in my offer? I don't have a broker's license even in California, so I can't go direct. I'm also hoping that the agent I use can show me some comps since the home seems a bit pricey, although it is in very nice condition. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Mike
That option has been beaten to death on the Real Estate list. Search there and you can probably find a dozen threads.

Given that you ask the question though you would probably be better off with an agent.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:09 AM
 
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The home was just listed.
If it's "just listed", it's too late.
You almost gotta have ESP to actually catch a house for sale.
They go on the market at 9am....there's an offer by 10am.
By the end of the day it's sold....sight unseen.

You HAVE to move fast.
Not should move fast.... H A V E to move with the quickness.

Good luck.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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If it's "just listed", it's too late.
You almost gotta have ESP to actually catch a house for sale.
They go on the market at 9am....there's an offer by 10am.
By the end of the day it's sold....sight unseen.

You HAVE to move fast.
Not should move fast.... H A V E to move with the quickness.

Good luck.
Most definitely. The higher the listed price, maybe the slower the sale.


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Old 01-09-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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If it's "just listed", it's too late.
You almost gotta have ESP to actually catch a house for sale.
They go on the market at 9am....there's an offer by 10am.
By the end of the day it's sold....sight unseen.

You HAVE to move fast.
Not should move fast.... H A V E to move with the quickness.

Good luck.
This.

You may already be too late.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Anything available on the market for years or even months is not priced remotely close to comps. So yes, if you want to pay double market value, no problem finding a house!

Heck, I'll sell you mine for twice what it's worth.

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Relax, many houses in the upper price ranges have been on the market for YEARS, not days. You don't say what your price range is, so check out redfin if you want to look at comps (including days on market) right away.
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