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Benni.gholami, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas, TX
Benni.gholami answered:
How big does staging factor into the sell price? What other factors help increase the sell price?
If you've got a good agent helping you with your house for sale or putting your apartment up for rent, I can tell you that having an open house and staging the scenes of each room is al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Selling in 94043
Sam S, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam S answered:
How to select a seller agent? What are good questions to ask?
A lot of has been posted on what criteria to use. The choice of realtor is really how much your realtor is focusing on your interest instead of his or hers.

Assuming your agent has 1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Is it time to sell? someone sensing a crash?
Well, it's a year since this question was posted, and as you can see, the market in Silicon Valley is far from crashing! Especially now that companies are finally hiring more people an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
I signed an agreement to sell my house in Mountain View. The property has some water damage and
Tell them you want to cancel, and it sounds like the agent don't want to seek it. You can go directly to the broker and let them know the situation and they should release you from the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
RonS, Real Estate Pro in Concord, CA
RonS answered:
Am I required to pay tax on the difference of my short sale price and what I owe?
Not necessarily. While the Mortgage Debt Foregiveness Relief Act expired at the end of 2013 and has not been resigned or extended as of this writing, you may still escape taxation of yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Good time to sell in Mountain View now or next year?
Well, I think the place to start is to contact your tax accountant and see what the effect would be for your selling this year instead of waiting. I think everyone has gotten very nerv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2014 Home Selling in 94043
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
I owned a duplex in Los Angles with my mother. How do I split it? Who can help? How much would that cost me approximately?
Most probably you can't split it. And even if you can, selling only half of the property will diminish it's value and your share value. I would recommend to sell it as a duplex and sp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 5, 2013 Home Selling in Mountain View
John Walin, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
John Walin answered:
In Florida, when negotiating a short sale with two lenders, different banks, and the contract price pays off first mortgage? ????
Thats the prob with 2nd liens, they hold a lot of power, can change there minds up to closing day! first, is the seller compliant with the bank doc requirements? Too often I have seen s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Selling in 94043
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Broker Fees for selling in Mt View
Lb,
Here are a few suggestions:

1. What is your sales record in the area?
2. What are your working hours?
3. How do you communicate? ie phone, email, text, facebook?
4. Do you an ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon May 6, 2013 Home Selling in Mountain View
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Robert Lei answered:
Keep as a new duplex or split units into two?
Hi Brian,
I have some insight on this since I just listed and sold a property pretty close to your duplex on Easy Street in Mountain View. If you split your duplex, will one unit be o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Selling in Mountain View
Robert Lei, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Robert Lei answered:
Is this a good time to sell or wait?
Hi ec,
I don't know if you already unloaded your condo during the low times of 2011, but the market for sellers has drastically improved in early 2012 due to lack of inventory and a mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Selling in Mountain View
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica answered:
When is the best time to sell a home on the Peninsula (SF Bay Area)?
It's almost always a good time to sell in the Peninsula right now. Mountain View is hopping with Google and Palo Alto (so close by) has Facebook. You're going to do well whene ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Selling in 94041
Carrie Rober…, Other/Just Looking in Sarasota, FL
Carrie Roberts answered:
resale after first homebuyer's tax credit
If you move out and don't keep using it as your residence for at least 36 months after the purchase, you will have to pay the credit back. I suggest you contact your Tax Advisor.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 2, 2010 Home Selling in 94043
LUXURY HOME…, Real Estate Pro in El Segundo, CA
LUXURY HOME LOANS CA answered:
How do I calculate the profit or loss on a house sale?
Pay a to have it done correctly. Hire a CPA for that year's tax filings and/or a Financial Advisor to guide you. Free advice in this matter may turn out to be costly.. .... Happy f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 28, 2010 Home Selling in Mountain View
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Is 1353 Marilyn Pl Mountain View CA 94040 still for sale?
They took it off market May 11th, however owner is being foreclosed on or at this point may have been foreclosed on. Let me know if you would like me to pursue further and get more inf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Selling in Blossom Valley
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Why is my house still missing from the listing?
Allen,
You should have your agent contact trulia directly. I have had this issue come up with some of my listings and Trulia needs to make the change manually.

Marcy
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 23, 2009 Home Selling in Old Mountain View
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
What does it mean when a house is in "Pending Sale" status?
"Pending" status means the terms for sale of this property have been agreed to and the parties involved are waiting for the closing.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2009 Home Selling in Mountain View
Dave Blockhus, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Dave Blockhus answered:
What are selling agents thoughts about RedFin in Bay Area and do you show your clients homes listed by RedFin?
Chand,

I totally agree that the buyer should not be under any pressure from his/her agent. The process itself has enough of pressure inherently. The agent's job should be to provid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2008 Home Selling in Mountain View
Dave Blockhus, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Dave Blockhus answered:
In Mountain View, California, what is the typical Real Estate commission and how negotiable is it?
Scott,

Totally negotiable. Interview several agents, get their marketing plans and document their experience (note: alot of agents haven't worked in a down market, so they don't hav ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2008 Home Selling in Mountain View
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
We are currently leasing a 2 bedrooms townhouse in Mountain View. The lease term is ending on May 31 2008 and
Legally (and I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice), the terms and conditions of the lease apply. So, if you terminate the lease prematurely, you're violating the terms of the le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2008 Home Selling in Mountain View
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