Please. Make it easy for me to bring you a Buyer. Pretty Please....

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Realty Arts

I showed 9 houses today, with drive-bys on a couple of others.  Client is fairly serious about one of them, and considering a couple of others.

 

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And we have no disclosures from the Sellers.  Now, a foreclosure does not require a North Carolina Residential Property Disclosure Statement.  But, other resales do.
And out of 14 listings I pulled, only two had the forms uploaded to the Triangle MLS.  And none of the ones we viewed had any documents in the home for visitors to carry away.
Ergo, it is necessary to connect with the listing agent and request documents.  If one can make contact.  So, there is often a delay in receiving mandatory documents.

Bother.

Triangle MLS lets us upload all the documents a Buyer needs to make an offer.  We have space for the NC Property Disclosure, Owners' Association Disclosure, and other required addenda, if the files are not too large.

I work to make it easy for a Buyer to write an offer on a listing.  The disclosures are on the MLS Listing, and in the house.  
Why not?
No bother!

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Rainmaker
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Christie Lane Craven
Your Anne Arundel County Agent
Long & Foster

Mike, We make it easy too.  Disclosures as part of the brochures in the house, uploaded to our MLS listing, linked to feed back from our showing service- CSS, reception desk at our broker's office has a scanned copy, and I keep a scanned copy in my email that I can send to anyone at anytime :)  I don't understand why some agents make it so hard to sell their client's houses!  I've heard some claim they don't distribute disclosures because they use requests for them to gauge interest in the house.  I say nothing shows interest like a contract!

May 04, 2011 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Vickie,

Thanks!

It may be a little selfish, but with the law requiring disclosure forms, I am also looking out for MY interests.
The funny thing is, the agent can upload to MLS once, or be chased routinely by Buyers Agents who want a copy.  Alternative 1 seems to make more sense, at least to me!

Christie,

And then the agent moans to the client about the market....

May 04, 2011 11:38 PM
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Wright & Sherburne Counties Realtor
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)

Some parts of real estate aren't that hard.  Why do agents do everything to market a home and then make it harder.  I especially love the agents who tell me that they are CDPE "experts" and haven't got a clue. 

May 04, 2011 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Glenn Roberts
Retired

Mike, Why don't they. Laziness. Here the disclosure has to be provided before closing or the buyer can walk. But agents and sellers are just asking for trouble if they are not provided.

May 05, 2011 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Suzanne,

Just another wrinkle in the road.

Glenn,

It is amazing how many agents just do not know about that well-publicized function of the MLS.

May 05, 2011 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish

919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
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