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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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mikeyis4dcats. 08:36 AM 02-11-2019
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

damn, I didn't realize Cheyenne was so pricey.
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mikeyis4dcats. 08:38 AM 02-11-2019
Originally Posted by BryanBusby:
This is a bit out of the way, but some of the amenities within are quite desirable

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...2_M30313-43079

Spoiler!

didn't see a sex swing, but WTF would you list a $750k house with a drop light clamped to the fireplace mantel and a cord draped across the room?
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Bearcat 09:37 AM 02-11-2019
Didn't realize Cheyenne's only 90 minutes outside of Denver, even though now I see it's already been mentioned in this thread. That's the way to do it, live where it's relatively quiet and traffic-free, but have all the amenities of a big city close by.... plus all the outdoors stuff you can ever want. And no humidity. And....
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Bugeater 12:05 PM 02-11-2019
Originally Posted by Bearcat:
Didn't realize Cheyenne's only 90 minutes outside of Denver, even though now I see it's already been mentioned in this thread. That's the way to do it, live where it's relatively quiet and traffic-free, but have all the amenities of a big city close by.... plus all the outdoors stuff you can ever want. And no humidity. And....no state income tax and 1/3 the property taxes I'm paying here.
Finished it for you.
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Bugeater 12:06 PM 02-11-2019
Originally Posted by mikeyis4dcats.:
damn, I didn't realize Cheyenne was so pricey.
Kinda surprised me as well. Suppose a lot of people are having the same idea, using it as an alternative to the front range towns.
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IowaHawkeyeChief 12:17 PM 02-11-2019
Originally Posted by bobbything:
Maybe someone answered this already because I didnít 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. Itís 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 isnít 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. Itís 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. Youíll 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 itís dofficult to get exposure without an agent. And that sucks.
Where did you list the house for sale?... That doesn't make sense based on the eventual selling price.
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D2112 12:32 PM 02-11-2019
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
Finished it for you.
No humidity? How did Cheyenne do that?
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Bugeater 01:28 PM 02-11-2019
Originally Posted by D2112:
No humidity? How did Cheyenne do that?
It's the high plains. The humidity can't make the climb out of Pigsknuckle.
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Buehler445 01:29 PM 02-11-2019
Originally Posted by D2112:
No humidity? How did Cheyenne do that?
Rainshadow, yo.

Believe me, I know ALL about it.
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