Karen Sherrill

Simien Properties

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What do you guys use for electronic signature? Docu Sign or Digital Ink?

I have solely used Docusign for most of my career and have been pleased and never had an issue. My client's love it - which is really the most important opinion. Many use Docusign in their business so they are familiar with it already (also a plus). more...Posted 1 month ago

Any way to terminate a listing agreement is seller refuses to sign?

It is unfortunate you are in this situation. Paragraph 13, 16 and 17 do detail a seller's responsibility to uphold their end of the contract as well as ways to resolve it. Your broker is ultimately responsible and you should definitely defer to their more...Posted 1 month ago

What marketing plan would you do if you are an agent new in town or someone who does not know a lot of people ?

Build a strong online presence including social media (Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc). This way as you build your sphere, and when they check you out online, it will build confidence. Work the sphere you have (small as it may be) and nurture and more...Posted 2 months ago

Where can I check if any additions made to a home are legal?

If a home has had the additions done legally, the contractor should have pulled permits. You might check with the planning department (or department that oversees permits) in the city it resides to check to see if any had been pulled in the past and more...Posted 2 months ago

Do I need to talk to a lender to rent a home?

You do not. When you go to rent a home, they will run your credit and also ask for income verifications etc. nnYou might want to speak with a lender to see if you can qualify to buy a home, if you are interested. With tight rental inventories it might more...Posted 2 months ago

Down payment assistance is that a good or a bad thing?

Down payment assistance helps put more people in homes - to me that is a great thing! All programs come with caveats, i.e. higher interest rates etc. You might want to discuss with a local lender to discuss the pros and cons (note: not all lenders more...Posted 2 months ago

How do I find out exactly what is covered by maintenance fees?

The best answer is to go to the source. Every MLS listing should have the name and contact number for the HOA. You can also frequently find them online. Most maintenance fees cover common green areas, trails, play grounds, pools and recreation as applicable. more...Posted 2 months ago

What do you do when an listing agent refuses to have her seller and broker to sign a Release of Earnest Money returned?

All parties are bound by the contract. If your buyer lost their job outside of the parameters of the Third Party Financing, then I believe the seller would indeed keep the earnest money. Regardless, the Release of Earnest Money needs to be signed so more...Posted 2 months ago

How do I contact the real estate agent? He doesn't answered my phone calls

If you currently have a working relationship with the agent, I would try texting, emailing or calling his office directly. There might be extenuating circumstances as to why he is not taking your call.nnIf you are reaching out to him because he has a more...Posted 2 months ago

Is it customary for lender to request copy of buyer paid termite inspections report?

If it is a VA loan then yes, the lender is required to have a copy of the WDI report as well as the paid receipt. A VA loan requires a clear termite report as a condition of funding. Conventional and FHA loans do not require termite reports. Be aware, more...Posted 3 months ago

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