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Monday, January 10, 2005

Ask the Realtor®

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Posted by Shannon Hubbard, AZ Realtor & Computer Guru on January 10, 2005 | Permalink


Where can I find listings of all commercial
real estate recently sold and to who in AZ.

Posted by: Dale M | Oct 19, 2005 3:06:40 PM

Dale - I'm not aware of anywhere the public can obtain that information without perhaps purchasing a mailing list.

You may be able to obtain some of the information you are looking for from the County Assessor's Office. The Maricopa County Assessor's website is http://www.maricopa.gov/Assessor/ParcelApplication/Default.aspx and Pinal County Assessor's website is http://co.pinal.az.us/Assessor.

As a Realtor, I am able to search Arizona MLS for recent commercial solds by sold date, and then pull the tax info on the results I get. I will email you an Excel file for your review. Hopefully, it will be helpful to you.

Posted by: Shannon Hubbard | Oct 19, 2005 4:27:24 PM

Hello Shannon, I recently posted a blog on the home inspection site- This being my first blog ever I 'am sure that I should have directed those questions to this blog site instead. I am definatly feeling a loss after purchasing a home 15 months ago.

Posted by: Tori | Oct 23, 2005 2:57:20 PM

Sorry I needed to add this question? If a home was put on the market then taken off the market and about 6 to 8 months later put back on the market by a different agency and the price was upped 10k. Would I be able to find out who the 1st agency was that listed this home? Is there a chance that this agency was provided with the sellers disclosure statement? And If so would this have had transferred to the the 2nd agency that recently sold this property for their records?

Posted by: Tori | Oct 23, 2005 3:11:41 PM

Yes, if it was less than 2 or 3 years ago, the first listing should be in MLS and the listing agency could be looked up. There is a chance that the sellers filled out a Seller's Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS) for the first listing agency. Most brokerages in Arizona require sellers to complete a SPDS when they list the home, but that doesn't mean all sellers are willing to fill them out. Chances are, the first agency probably didn't even know that the house was re-listed, so I doubt they provided any of their paperwork to the second agency.

Remember, I am not an attorney...just a real estate agent! Hope this helps and good luck.

Posted by: Shannon | Oct 23, 2005 4:38:24 PM

Dear Shannon,
Hello again, well since the last blog I have been advised to submit a "Demand Letter" to the realestate brokerage as well as the seller. I have not been able to find an attorney to take my case probably because I have no money to work with. I don't know realestate law and I feel now they are preying that my knowledge of the law is no so good, they again having the upper hand and a deep pocket to top it all. Please help if you can I really need some advice.

Posted by: Tori | Nov 12, 2005 5:10:50 PM

Hi again Tori,
Unfortunately you are right - it takes alot of money to pursue damages, regardless of who's right or wrong. And since I am not an attorney, I'm afraid I can't help much either. I agree that sending a demand letter should probably be your first step. If that doesn't help and you're short on money, you can always make your own case in small claims/justice court. I think most cities are less than $50 to file, but you are limited on how much you can collect in damages. Even then, you would probably be wise to spend some money consulting an attorney to review and help you prepare your case. If you feel that your Real Estate Agent violated the law or the Real Estate Commissioner's Rules, you can file a complaint with the AZ Dept. of Real Estate - although I don't think they will help you collect any money in damages (unless you've already won a civil suit, and are unable to collect on the judgement). Sometimes just the threat of a complaint can make a Real Estate Agent or Broker do the right thing. If your Agent did not break the law but you feel he/she did not act ethically in representing you, there may be a similar complaint process through his/her Realtor Association (assuming he/she is a Realtor, which means he/she belongs to the National Association of Realtors).

Sorry I cannot be more help, but again, this is lawyer territory and I am not one! Good luck.

Posted by: Shannon | Nov 13, 2005 12:41:48 PM

Thank You once again. The broker and agent told me write this demand letter to them and to the seller. Does this action on their part indicate that they may have some responsibilty in this situation?? I have called many attorneys and have had no luck in retaining one. They all seem to be pretty busy with all the new construction going on in the valley, ya know!!!

Posted by: Tori | Nov 13, 2005 1:06:09 PM

Hi Tori,
Hopefully they just asked for a demand letter so they have a starting point to resolve your issue, but it's hard to say. Or they might want something in writing for their files that they can use against you later on. I can't stress enough that I would definitely find an attorney to review anything you write before giving it to the other party. Below is the web address to a real estate attorney. If his office cannot help you, they should be able to point you in the right direction at least. Good Luck!


Posted by: Shannon Hubbard | Nov 14, 2005 2:22:55 PM

I recently sold a house and in the closing comments I remarked that I would attempt to fix a leak around the chimeny. The chimeny was caulked by a licenced contractor but the buyer insists on hiring someone to redo the work and make me pay for it. We closed on the house yesterday so my question to you would be;Can I still be held responsible for this even though I don't own the house any more and can she make me pay for it if she wants it redone. I made an effert to fix it and that is exactly what I told them I would do.

Posted by: Brent | Aug 3, 2006 9:32:57 AM

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