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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Listing Your Home

Listing your home with tenants living in it isn’t easy. When you have your house for sale and there are tenants living there is harder to sale than the owner living there.

One reason it isn’t easy is because the tenant is required 24hr notice. Also the tenant may not care if the house sales or not. Another thing is you don’t know what the house will look like when it is shown.

Is the house clean, free of clutter what does the floor look like, the yard, the rooms, and the kitchen. Are there a lot of things that need to be repaired? If there are I guarantee the tenants will say what’s broken before they say what works. Sometimes the tenant may not want to show the property (as is the case when some owners live in the house).

In some cases you have tenants that will cooperate and do a very good job keeping the home clean and don’t mind showing the property which is excellent.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

VA Offers and Contracts

This is my first time with VA taking 2 full weeks to agree on an offer.

OK, yes we under bid on the initial offer and went back and forth with VA about twice. Afterwards we said to VA this is our “Best and final offer”. So guess what happen after that. VA accepted everything. The second week it was back and forth with paperwork. The wife was on the offer and had to come off. I was missing one of the addendums. Next they added a new Lead base form and the house don’t require a lead base paint form.  Then it was the quality of ink that didn’t meet their percent rate. So I needed to track down my client to make it a little me convenience for them and hand carry the forms to the listing agent so that it didn’t take any longer than necessary.