Why use a Realtor?
Curious

Somerset, KY

#1 Aug 21, 2008
Why should you use a Realtor? And what are some of the benefits of doing so?
hellome

Corbin, KY

#2 Aug 21, 2008
When you use a realtor you are protecting yourself from many things that can occur when buying or selling a home. For instace, say you sold a home and it had some problems you were not aware of, if the right forms had not been signed you might be able to be sued by the buyers. It really protects you both ways though.
David

Antioch, TN

#3 Aug 21, 2008
There really aren't any. Get the MLS from a realtor and then call the seller's agent. Unless you want to pay someone to call the title company for you there's really no sense. Ha. Just read the contract. Inspect, get a termite letter, then hold your balls and jump. I just put down $80K on my first home and it was the best investment. great deals to be had out there especially with foreclosures. I bought $60K in equity and got a beautiful 4bd 3.5 bathroom home 3 story home that I'm more than happy with. I was almost sick and constantly about to throw a brick at my realtor. I wish I never used one, but I'll know better next time.
David Puerto

Antioch, TN

#4 Aug 21, 2008
Just make sure you are ready before you sign a contract, don't let a real estate AGENT pressure you into "putting a contract" on the house/condo. Get a financial contingency and an inspection contingency and never put more than $50 down as earnest money. Realtor's try to make you put a $1000 down so you are less likely to snake and reneg--- REMEMBER: it's your money, don't let anyone tell you how to spend it, they can't force you to buy a house, and if they actually sue for specific performance, give their wife's some specific performance. I hate realtors. But realtor's cars love my bricks. Don't they Brad? haha bitch
What up Puerto

Murray, KY

#5 Aug 21, 2008
If you use Christy Estep she will let you use her if you know what I mean. Thats the only benefit I see. Why would a realtor be motivated to get the top dollar out of your home. For example: If I'm a realtor why would I be motivated to get another $10,000 for your house when all I'm going to see is $300-$600. I would rather know that its sold. They will do the same for you.

I'll give you a hint who this is Puerto: I used to party at your house when I moved here from Florida. I hung out with your boy Whitley in Panama City. Don't mention the name, just let me know if you know who it is bro. Peace
I know who you are

Antioch, TN

#6 Aug 21, 2008
I'm back here, my homeboys having his firstborn in October so I'll be up in Chicago and up for some throwing down Mango so try and find me on facebook or something and get the digits.
And that's not nice to say about Christy Estep... I did her... business cards... lol, and it really it more innocent than it sounds.
Uhhhhh

Wartburg, TN

#7 Aug 21, 2008
David wrote:
There really aren't any. Get the MLS from a realtor and then call the seller's agent. Unless you want to pay someone to call the title company for you there's really no sense. Ha. Just read the contract. Inspect, get a termite letter, then hold your balls and jump.
Get the MLS from a realtor and call the seller's agent? First of all, a buyer does not pay the real estate agent around here, the seller does. Second, if you did what you described, by calling the seller's agent you would just also be using that agent as your buyer's agent. If a house is listed on the market through a real estate company, a buyer is going to be using a real estate agent period. The only difference is it could be the same agent as the seller's, a different agent in the same company, or an agent in a completely different company.
for sale

Murray, KY

#8 Aug 27, 2008
its a good idea to use a buyer agent so you have someone on your side- if you call the selling agent, they work for the seller. Wouldn.t you want someone working honestly for you? post again, im a realtor, we will get in touch and talk. Thanks!
wow

Wartburg, TN

#9 Sep 2, 2008
Talk about digging deep to try to find a customer.
SHG113

AOL

#10 Sep 8, 2008
Bump It to continue discussion
Granny

AOL

#11 Sep 11, 2008
Bump It
get real

Corbin, KY

#12 Sep 12, 2008
for sale wrote:
its a good idea to use a buyer agent so you have someone on your side- if you call the selling agent, they work for the seller. Wouldn.t you want someone working honestly for you? post again, im a realtor, we will get in touch and talk. Thanks!
actually in the state of Ky all agents work for the seller, even if they call themselves buyer's agents,it is the law
Interesting

AOL

#13 Sep 15, 2008
Bump It
trojan

Somerset, KY

#14 Sep 15, 2008
same reason you use a condom: keep from getting something you don't want
My Vote

Cleveland, GA

#15 Sep 15, 2008
But a condom will break and then you have paid for something that you don't need
IttyBitty

AOL

#16 Sep 18, 2008
Bumpety Bump
Yep

AOL

#18 Sep 21, 2008
Bumpin it yep

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