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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I would like to know how much my house is worth?
Contact and invite a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparable market analysis, review the data, ask opinions and go from there; cma's are generally ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Dec 2, 2014 Home Selling in City Park
Joe Gerrity, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Joe Gerrity answered:
What is the best part of living in New Orleans? The Food, Festivals, Architectural Details...
I think it's the live and let live attitude, combined with the general party atmosphere that seems to engulf the city every other weekend.

As far as real estate goes, it's nice to b ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Selling in New Orleans
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
I own a small frame house in Gentilly that is still boarded up from Katrina. It is now blighted. Need help to access my options.
As a licensed commercial contractor I can help you with estimates to see what it will cost you to rebuild.
As a Real Estate Broker, I can show you what specific renovations done in a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Home Selling in 70122
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
My mother lived in NO East when Katrina hit. Shortly thereafter she became ill and died, never being able to clean out the house and rebuild.
Yes...and just like marketing a million dollar home, we use the same approach to marking value in yours.

We develop a written, proven marketing plan, complete with real video for ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Home Selling in New Orleans
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
Placing lien on a dwelling.
Have your paperwork in order.
Contact the homeowner and have them leverage the GC so you can get your money.
Be willing to do what you have to do to get your money, but make sure all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
Looking to sell a lot in Algiers. Does anyone know a broker that specializes in lot sales in the area?
There are not enough lots for sale to have a broker that specializes in just selling lots. Note, that most banks will not accept land as collateral, and/or make it really hard to financ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
Any recent assaults on real estate agents in New Orleans?
Yes...lots of assaults...mostly by the rules now imposed by banks when buying condos. Beyond that, having to deal with Realtor Buyer Agents that do not preapprove their clients.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 4, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Mike Sullivan, Real Estate Pro in Alachua, FL
Mike Sullivan answered:
When I click on Submit listings for SALE it brings me to my profile. How do I post a home for sale by owner?
John...Trulia is for posting listings by real estate agents, you will not be able to post a FSBO on this site.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Selling in 70130
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
Do you think listing agents should provide professional photos for their listings?
It appears the stats have changed...the Times Picayne only runs a few times a week, and the internet appears to coninue to run 24/7!

Choose the Realtor with the technology before the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
David Stewart…, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
David Stewart, Realtor answered:
About changing real estate agents when one has a written contract
I commend her on her efforts but at after two years chances are the pricing isn't in line with the current market value. If she has told you this already and you would not entertain a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Mike Humphrey, Real Estate Pro in 70115
Mike Humphrey answered:
if I sell my property in n.o with a code enforcement lien, will the lien be removed if the buyer takes care of the lien?
Yes you can sell it with the lien, but the lien will remain attached to the property and must eventually be paid by the "owner" of the property. The longer it remains unpaid the higher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Daniel, Other/Just Looking in Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel answered:
Looking for a Realtor in New Orleans that is experienced in Short Sales. I have a client that wants to list her home.
Short Sale sellers - Caution!

If you are considering trying to sell your home as a short sale, ie, selling for less than what is owed. There are New FEDERAL RULES regarding this . ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 8, 2012 Home Selling in New Orleans
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
Can you sell a property with a code enforcement lien?
You can sell it with the lien, but such information should be on the disclosure..turn what could be a negative around to a positive and have your listing agent work this into the price ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2011 Home Selling in New Orleans
Abraham Walk…, Real Estate Pro in 70124
Abraham Walker answered:
To lease or leave things month to month?
This response does not constitute an agency relationship. This is just my opinon.

The type of clientele you expect to purchase the property will determine your strategy.

If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 18, 2011 Home Selling in New Orleans
Abraham Walk…, Real Estate Pro in 70124
Abraham Walker answered:
New Orleans what are the pros and cons with bond for deed or straight owner finance?
This comment does not constitute an agency relationship. This is just my opinion. Just what I was thinking at the time. Just my thoughts.

From the seller side:
Bond for Deeds (BF ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 17, 2011 Home Selling in New Orleans
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
I have recently inherited a property in the 70127 zip code. I live out of state and would like to understand property values for the area.
To best help you understand the values, consider information that an appraiser would use..
1) Comps in the past six months
2) If an income producing property include income in the ana ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 10, 2010 Home Selling in Little Woods
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
What States are "finders fees" legal in or if shorter illegal in for residential transactions without licenses ?
You aren't obliged to pay them, Help2me, and only licensed brokers can receive them. So if your hotel concierge is threatening to sue you for a finder's fee, they won't h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 24, 2010 Home Selling in U. S. Naval Base
Brian Mcmurr…, Real Estate Pro in Tawas City, MI
Brian Mcmurray answered:
My client doesnt want a sign in front of the property, or any open houses done on the property. How can I market her property?
Certainly Market it in the other Media available to you which provide a much broader exposure for the property. Sure - a sign sometimes helps and an Open House helps on occassion.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Selling in New Orleans
Pat and Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat and Steve Pribisko answered:
We are renting month to month and we just found out our house was put on the market...landlord did not notify us
My personal opinion is that you should talk to your landlord now. To buy yourself some time before you are asked to leave, ask your landlord if you can still rent the house during the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 23, 2010 Home Selling in New Orleans
Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
I have a house in the new Orleans East, the house is 99% completed and ready to move in, I am trying to see is there is interest in buying the house,
There is alot of interest lately in New Orleans East recently renovated homes. Email me and I can get you actual trend data to help you establish a reasonable price for your home.

V ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2010 Home Selling in French Quarter
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