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Bugeater 01:28 AM 02-07-2019
Is fucking maddening. It's nothing but a goddamn string of useless fucking people with their hands out wanting money.

Seller's agent: Try to get you to underprice your home for a quick, easy sale. Not good at keeping you informed.

Buyers agent: Sit around and wait for a buyer to find something they like online, and go unlock a fucking door for them.

Home inspectors: Biggest fucking sham ever. OH WE PROTECT THE BUYER. Yeah just the dumbass lazy buyers who aren't capable of walking around a house and spotting obvious defects on their own. Mostly a way to extort more money from the seller after a deal has been made.

And the closing costs...title fee escrow fee tax stamp blah blah blah what in the earthly fuck is all this shit?

$205,000 house....$25,000 just GONE off the top.

Hopefully I'll die in the next house we buy so I don't ever have to go through this shit again.
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Frazod 03:50 PM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
It's real close to our hotel... We're going to look at it
So how do you like it out there?
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lewdog 05:29 PM 02-09-2019
Get some Bug!

Enjoy the move man!
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MIAdragon 06:56 PM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
$90 a SF...

Good lord.
Seriously.
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D2112 08:12 PM 02-09-2019
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
This house is really funky. It looks like a set from a 1971 television show. But I like it, and it seems like a good price. It's also close to a grocery store and a couple of restaurants.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-18494?view=qv
Can somebody explain to me the purpose of tile roofs (other than looks). I heard itís due to heat? Asphalt shingle roofs wouldnít survive the summer heat of Vegas et al
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bobbything 09:39 AM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by epitome1170:
We are going to be listing in May or June and I was thinking of going FSBO. Trying to figure out everything that I need to do if I go that route (or not do).
Maybe someone answered this already because I didn’t read all the way through but I can give you my experience trying to go FSBO...

Since 2012 we have bought and sold 4 houses. Most recently we are in the middle of selling one now (currently under contract). We tried to go FSBO for all the reasons the OP stated. 6% commission is absurd for the amount of work they do. All the paperwork you sign is stupid and basically just protects the agents. We had purchased this house without an agent (we flipped it) so we knew what to do. It’s not difficult at all. However...

We grossly underestimated two things: (1) Price. We listed FSBO at $330k. (2) Exposure. Our house was up FSBO for three days and the ONLY calls we got were from agents, without buyers, wanting the listing for themselves.

After three days of taking in at least 50 calls from money-grubbing agents, we called a friend (who is an agent) and had him list the house. A few things followed...

(1) He raised the price from $330 to $345. He agreed to drop his commission to 2%.

(2) 24 hours later we had three offers, two of them all cash, for $10k over asking.

Now, this isn’t to say that FSBO is impossible but I think agents are a bit of a necessary evil. They have the MLS at their disposal, an office full of other agents for which to promote their house (we found one before it went on market thru our agent because someone in his office had the listing, so we got a jump on it), and do have a better understanding of how to price a house.

I say to give FSBO a go and see what you think. It’s worth a shot. But be careful about leaving money on the table.

Edit: Also, there are a TON of horrible agents out there. Probably more bad ones than good ones. But a good one will steer you right. All the stuff people are bitching about (resolution costs, kickbacks at closing, etc) a good agent will give you good advice. Also, with experience comes education. You’ll get a good education selling this house and learn from it.

Honestly I think making sure you have a good agent warrants (to some extent) their costs and actual existence. The industry is very incestuous and it’s dofficult to get exposure without an agent. And that sucks.
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Rain Man 11:13 AM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by D2112:
Can somebody explain to me the purpose of tile roofs (other than looks). I heard itís due to heat? Asphalt shingle roofs wouldnít survive the summer heat of Vegas et al
I thought it was about life span and hail resistance. But that's just my guess.
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Bugeater 11:24 AM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by Rain Man:
WHAT IS THAT THING INSIDE THE COLUMN? I HAVE TO KNOW!
We were only able to see the outside, it was in a sketchy neighborhood so we couldn't justify dragging our realtor there to let us in.:-)
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Bugeater 11:26 AM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by D2112:
Can somebody explain to me the purpose of tile roofs (other than looks). I heard itís due to heat? Asphalt shingle roofs wouldnít survive the summer heat of Vegas et al
they were actually fiberglass shingles shaped like tiles
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Bugeater 11:50 AM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by Frazod:
So how do you like it out there?
We really like it. But it could just be because it's not Omaha.
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D2112 11:52 AM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
they were actually fiberglass shingles shaped like tiles
Nothing gets past you, n00b. Sorry for the downvote lol I could have sworn I hit the up vote. Can you have daface spread them farther apart please?
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Bugeater 11:55 AM 02-10-2019
I was really tempted by the fact this one had a urinal in the basement bathroom

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-53207?view=qv
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D2112 12:01 PM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
I was really tempted by the fact this one had a urinal in the basement bathroom

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-53207?view=qv
You got a transformer right by your driveway lol you donít want that one. Iíve seen them blow up before. Lights up everything at night.
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Rain Man 12:02 PM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
We were only able to see the outside, it was in a sketchy neighborhood so we couldn't justify dragging our realtor there to let us in.:-)

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Bugeater 12:21 PM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by Rain Man:

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I am equally disappointed. We only had the one day to look around. However, it may still be on the market next time we're out, i have a feeling it's going to sit a while. Someone sure dumped a lot of money in the place, and it's going to be tough for them to get it back. I'm not sure why they chose to do it there.
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Bugeater 12:23 PM 02-10-2019
Originally Posted by D2112:
You got a transformer right by your driveway lol you donít want that one. Iíve seen them blow up before. Lights up everything at night.
We're probably going to make an offer on the fixer upper with the view. The place speaks to me.
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