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UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
What is average realtor fee / commission to sell a home in the SF bay area? What other seller fees and taxes are involved?
At UpNest, we're providing services of around 4.75% to 5.5% for our customers in the Bay Area.

If you submit your home on our site (http://www.upnest.com), top agents will compete to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 12, 2015 Home Selling in San Carlos
Micah Matson, Real Estate Pro in Athens, AL
Micah Matson answered:
selling a FSBO - $1.5M in a hot market. Do I have any say over the buyer's agents commission?
You always have a say. If you are going FSBO, you could choose to not offer a commission at all to a Buyer's agent and just hope that you can sell the home yourself. However, I would no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 2, 2015 Home Selling in 94010
Gerald Feens…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Gerald Feenstra answered:
I want to leave a recommendation for a realtor. How do I accomplish that?
Hi Mike,

You can leave a recommendation/review for the Realtor of your choice at their profile. If you search for their name in the Agent Directory they should come up and you can cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Home Selling in 94010
Derek Jones, Real Estate Pro in 95670
Derek Jones answered:
I am a veteran selling my home in CA. It was purchased with a VA loan. Do I have to pay realtor commision?
You do not need to pay a Realtor if you sell by owner. If a Realtor assist you they will want a commission. Typically when you hire a Realtor they will charge you x commission to sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Selling in 94063
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
If a homeowner wants to sell their house, and they have tenants with a long lease, can they evict them or do they stay with the new owners?
You might be able to negotiate with them and offer them money to help with moving costs. If they have a long term lease in place and you sell, the lease stays in effect after the sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94015
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do you sell your existing home and buy a better home in Burlingame in one easy stop?
Hey Michael and Jenny,

Working with a top agent is really the way to go. You want someone experienced in making this kind of magic happen. I wouldn't just call one person, which is w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Selling in Burlingame
Lee Ginsburg, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Lee Ginsburg answered:
I am replacing my furnace and was told our air ducting is insulated with asbestos. The contractors I have
Jamie,

In our area it is quite common. Does not affect the value. For my knowledge it does not affect your health as long as it is covered and not disturbed.
As others stated if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Buyer wants to back out of a contract without cause, what happens to the deposit and downpayment?
If the buyer is cancelling within their 17 day contingency window, buyers can cancel for any reason. They are also entitled to their deposit back. If they are cancelling after contingen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Selling in Millbrae
Athena Chili…, Real Estate Pro in San Carlos, CA
Athena Chilicas answered:
Are there realtors in Menlo Park/Palo Alto area that offer full service or near full service at a reduced or flat fee commission?
Good Morning Marina,
Your question as a Seller in today's market, is valid as Seller's are concernd about their walk away dollars.

The full service brokerage, such a Coldw ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Selling in The Willows
ratsyfrank, Home Buyer in Bend, OR
ratsyfrank answered:
can the bank deny a short sale bid even though its more that what is owed?
Yes. The bank makes all decisions on what to accept and the terms.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
If i recieve 20,000$ from a deed or will, can i walk away from my mortgage with out any garnishments etc?
Give us more information so we can understand your question better.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Phyllis Mcar…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Phyllis Mcarthur answered:
Am I a sore buyer or is having "exact" offers common?
Tom, it doesn't sound right, we as professionals must do the right thing for the seller.

Traditionally if 2 offers come in, that are exactly the same, 2 counter offers would go out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2014 Home Selling in San Mateo
Stephanie Le…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Lakes, FL
Stephanie Leon answered:
I can't close escrow because a private lender who attached a deed of trust did not reconvey it even thou I had paid him in full about 12 years ago.
You might need to show supporting documentation that you paid it off make sure you have a receipt or satisfaction letter or anything that can prove it was paid. I suggest you contact an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Selling in Daly City
Karin Cunnin…, Real Estate Pro in San Bruno, CA
Karin Cunningham answered:
I'm looking to sell my home in San Bruno. Where should i start?
Hi J+A!

Am I too late? I would love to help! I live and work here in San Bruno! It sounds like you have a pretty awesome house! If you are interviewing, I would love the oppoprtunit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Selling in San Bruno
Ton Dang, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Ton Dang answered:
Home selling, where to find real estate agent?
Hi Chris,
If you are looking to sell your house, I’d be glad to sit down with you and share my specific marketing plan for your home. You can expect to get the maximum exposure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Bruno
Erica, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica answered:
Do you have any suggestions for getting realtors and buyers up to the Skylonda Area. We have a beautiful home, but no lookers.
I remember riding my bike up in the Skylonda area! I believe you will need to market very personally and creatively. The weekends at Alice's restaurants would be a good time to clearly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Selling in Woodside
Michael P Ka…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Michael P Kaprielian answered:
If there are no comps within 1 mile radius. How would you determine the price to offer if the properties sold in the area were short sale a year ago?
Hi Eva,

Comps are important, no question there. Just as important is the market itself and what direction it's heading.

Last year I represented a Seller on a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Selling in South San Francisco
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Coppertino, AL
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
If I list my home at a below market price in order to generate multiple offers & get a low offer can I counter-offer at the price I want?
Keep in mind you should have a comparable sale or two to justify your counter price.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 8, 2014 Home Selling in Hillsborough
Abbie Higashi…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Abbie Higashi - 8z Bay Area answered:
Brad Davidson got my question, can I keep the buyer in the deal by correcting the defects in home inspection report? Anybody in San Mateo County???
A buyer and seller may negotiate, while in contract, for items to be repaired. However, in the same manner that a Seller is not obligated to undertake repairs, a Buyer is not obligated ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Selling in 94010
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
What does getting a loan modification do to your credit score?
Yes it will have an impact, however the extent really depends on the lender. As the others said, it depends on how they report it to the credit bureaus, but also it depends on whether o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Home Selling in San Mateo
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