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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
MCM_STL answered:
Selling to an investor or listing with my agent?
The number one thing to know about investors is that they want to pay you as little as possible. They love to find people who have no idea what their property is worth and who are entic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2016 Home Selling in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is there a market for furnished homes ?
Kristine,
The market for fully furnished would be short term rentals. Relocating professionals who may only be in the home 2 to 6 months while they get used to the area and search fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2016 Home Selling in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
When is the best time to sell my house?
When you and the house are ready. We are in a seller's market and there is very little inventory. A well prepared, marketed and shown home can sell quickly and with multiple offers if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 25, 2015 Home Selling in 98107
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I am looking to sell my house and need a real estate agent. This site bidformylisting.com seems like a great way to find an agent. Has anyone used it?
Afmanagment,
Any specific site will help you find an agent who's paid to be on the site. Other than confirming that the agent is licensed, no website has ever verified the quality of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 12, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
how do I list a for sale by owner? Under sell it only allows you to get an estimate of homes value.
The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 20, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Robert W Nei…, Real Estate Pro in Carrollton, MS
Robert W Neill Jr answered:
Selling house in Washington from overseas
A real estate agent and attorney should be able to handle most matters that will be involved.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 26, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
When selling a home that is paid for. Will the buyers have a mortgage?
Congratulations that you have paid off the mortgage on your house.
Yes the buyers have to "pay" for the cost of the house. Unless they have all cash, they will likely have a mortgage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2015 Home Selling in 98101
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Selling a home with non-premitted renovations
I'ts a "medium deal" depending upon the building codes in your area. I would call the city and have an inspector come out to evaluate the space. If the work was done well, it might not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
After a house is deemed "ready," what are the best ways to get it sold quickly while not "losing the farm"?
I do not agree that the prices drop once school starts. What happens is that the demand is sometimes slower because families are busy with school and the holidays which are coming right ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Don't the sellers usually have 1-2 days after close to move out of a home they've sold?
It depends upon what was mutually agreed to in the Purchase contract. Some contracts have , close of escrow as the move out day (until 6:00 O'clock) Others have Close of escrow plus ad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Forrest Hayl…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Forrest Hayley answered:
Wrong information
If you mean you are having trouble on Trulia trying to correct info, you should contact the customer service reps and they will fix it right away. If you mean it is wrong in the tax rec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Selling in 98115
Forrest Hayl…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Forrest Hayley answered:
Is Zillow's "Make Me Move" price helpful, besides rooting aggressive realtors out of the woodwork? If so, how's the best way to
Hi Brian,

As the other agents have said, the best advice is to simply contact your agent and find out what he or she is doing to get your home sold. The National Association of Realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do I list my home for sale by owner on your site?
The only way for properties to show up on Trulia is for them to be on the MLS. Agents have access to the MLS, so they are the only ones that can list on Trulia for free.

The NAR stat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Selling in 98117
 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do commission rates usually work in Seattle?
Hello,

Commission rates work the same in Seattle as they do anywhere else. Commission is paid by the seller, so if you're buying it's not something you need to worry about or negotia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Julie Griffin, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Julie Griffin answered:
Our listing expired 11/23/14. Is it important to wait 90 days to relist?
Inventory in Seattle low is really low right now, so this is a great time try and sell your home. Waiting the 90 days will give the impression it is a brand new listing, but if you try ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Home Selling in 98105
Robert Adams, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Robert Adams answered:
Is it contrary to protocol for the buyer and the seller to ever have any contact with one another? If yes, whose protocol is it?
This also varies from market to market. In attorney states like Massachusetts both parties sometimes meet at the closing table. While other times in title states like Nevada the buyer a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
USMortgageRa…, Other/Just Looking in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
A broker used a straw man to attempt to conceal that they were negotiating their own purchase benefiting their own dev. company
You have a moral obligation to report fraud to the authority as this may also come back to haunt you later. What else are they involved in. After all some Real Estate transaction does f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Benni.gholami, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas, TX
Benni.gholami answered:
What is the best way to sell a house that is worth less than what you owe?
Whenever there is a house for sale, it is most advisable to seek professional advices from the experts in the field like an estate agent. They can advise you on financial matters too an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
thurston_sof…, Home Buyer in
thurston_softball answered:
I just bought a house for $135,000 with down payment of $20,000. What happens if I sell it in the next 3 years for the $150,000? How much will I gain?
There are two parts to consider. One is the appreciation in your home. The other is the amount leftover on the loan when you sell. The difference is called equity. After that, you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Selling in 98101
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