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Old 08-13-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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I have been renting in Oakland Park off Oakland and Andrews for almost 2 years and tired of seeing nothing but pawn shops and pain clinics. I have been looking to buy in the Coral Heights, Imperial Point area. I have been working with two separate Realtors. I told them I am looking in the 350-450 price range. They keep sending me to homes that are way over priced. I'm doing comps on my own and looking at what some of these homes sold for in 2004 and 2005 off the property appraiser site and zillow. The asking price on the homes they are sending me to are higher now and need a lot of TLC. Most of them don't even have hurricane windows or shutters, and are outdated inside and out. What am I doing wrong? Is it the agents? They claim they are REO and foreclosure specialist but how do you know if they really are. I would appreciate any help you could offer.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Some thing doesn't seem right here.. Buying a house is a big decision and you should be working with someone that you feel comfortable with, someone who has your best interest in mind. Also, you should only be working with one Realtor instead of two since they both access to same MLS and it doesn't make sense to use both of their services when you know for sure that only one of them is going to make a sale out of this process. You realtor should be able give you the comps, previous sales, current assessed value of the property etc.. Good Luck!
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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It seems that everyone in Fort Lauderdale has a license in real estate and I know I should only be working with one. My question is how do you find someone who is actually working in your best interest? Every I ask always say don't use mine. Ugh Does anyone know of an Realty firm that actually is experienced in REOs and Foreclosures? If so, Please drop me a line.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Wow, I am surprised that most people are telling you not to use their Realtor.... since a wide majority of the people find their Realtor through word of mouth. I personally get almost all my business through my previous clients, friends and family. There is a city-data get together tomorrow on the east side where a few of us are going to meet, you are welcome to join and we can discuss your situation. Of course feel free to DM me if you want.

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