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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
Renovate or leave as is?
I think it would be beneficial to do some renovations. A kitchen renovation can especially add some value to your home. It would be worthwhile. It will also add a lot more appeal to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Christos Pap…, Real Estate Pro in 60521
Christos Papanastasatos answered:
If I sell my condo in Cook County, Illinois what are my expenses to sell it.
You may have the following:

Transfer Tax $3.50 per $1,000 of the sales price
Title Fees
Attorney Fees
Recording Fees
Real Estate Fees
State of IL Fees
Cook County Fees
City of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Selling in 60613
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Agent under pricing home during CMA?
Pricing a property can be very tricky and not an "exact science". The value of a property is what a buyer is willing to pay for it.
You might find one agent has a different opinion the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Home Selling in Albany Park
Alicia OToole, Real Estate Pro in 60625
Alicia OToole answered:
Why isn't my condo that is listed on the MLS shown as being for sale? 3310 N. Kenmore Ave., Unit 2N, Chicago, IL 60657
Check with your realtor, it sometimes takes a few days for the MLS to transfer the data. Some realtors will add it manually to get it up there right away, and some realty offices have p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 14, 2015 Home Selling in 60657
Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in 60202
Noah Seidenberg answered:
how can I list my condo for sale by owner?
In some way you need a Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Home Selling in Lincoln Square
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
What's the standard realtor commission in Chicago for an approximate $350k condo? Thanks
I noticed that this question was asked a few years ago, but we want to contribute for anyone else that comes across this thread.

Commission is always negotiable, so there technicall ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
What is a Property Disclosure Form?
The standard form sellers fill out to provide the buyers any knowledge they have of anything wrong with the property.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Home Selling in Rogers Park
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
I'm looking for an experienced English-Russian speaking realtor. I have a townhome to sell in Wheeling. Any suggestions?
You can search on here by language. That may be able to help you find what you are looking for. I also know someone who does.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
what is my house worth? Linc Sq frame 2 flat 60625
Have a Realtor come by and do a CMA. This will be the best way to get the most accurate info.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
What is the position on holding onto masonry buildings?
I agree that you should probably get that confirmed before you make any decisions. I would also talk about masonry contractors about that. They would be able to tell you what kind of ou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Home Selling in Bucktown
Ron Krauch, Real Estate Pro in 60463
Ron Krauch answered:
How many listings is too many listings for a realtor to handle?
An old post, but still a relevant question.

Technology has enabled a single agent to handle much more volume than in the days of hand delivering offers. However... as digital as we ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Change furnace, water heater and beautifies the kitchen
Is there anything wrong with the furnace or water heater? Before you jump to replace them, have someone come out and take a look. If they're outdated or inefficient models, then it woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Drapes - do they stay with the home?
I hate to say it, but this is what comes of not reading the contract thoroughly. Drapes and blinds are different, but they both have to stay with the house unless you specify otherwise. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Dan Fowler, Real Estate Pro in Bucktown, Chicago, IL
Dan Fowler answered:
Please tell me how I can list my condo for sale on Trulia, if possible? My email address is asg1jd@yahoo.com. Thank you, Avery Gerstein
Hi Avery,
Have you found a way to post your condo for sale yet? If not, I would also be happy to assist you! I can send you current market data for your area and on the most similar ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Selling in 60613
Michelle Har…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Michelle Harris answered:
What are the current acceptable owner occupied ratios for FHA, Conventional, Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mac eligible loans?
CONDO LENDERS

http://www.florida-mortgage-lenders.com/condo-loans.html

• 100 % VA Condo Mortgage Loans Down to a 550 fico!

• 96.5% LTV on Owner Occupied Condos= 3.5% Down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 9, 2015 Home Selling in 60657
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does the seller have pay the real estate agent's commission only or can it be split with the buyer?
Although the seller pays the commission from their proceeds on a sale, it is ultimately the buyer who is paying the commission. When pricing a home, as a seller you are including that c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 7, 2015 Home Selling in 60804
Galia Taneva, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Galia Taneva answered:
Can we make sure our house is showing for SALE in our trulia listing? Right now is has all our new photos, but not showing its listed.
Kelsey,

You may want to talk to your agent about this issue. You probably didn't realize but you posted your question in a "Home selling in 60622" forum and Trulia will never answer ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2015 Home Selling in 60622
Sellervt, Home Seller in Barrington, IL
Sellervt answered:
Are buyers using Trulia and Zillow estimates to make offers with?
While I appreciate that agents/brokers (once involved) will help a buyer assess value better than the Zillow and Trulia estimates, I don't think that is the whole picture. From discuss ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 19, 2015 Home Selling in 60645
Mike Opyd, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Mike Opyd answered:
what happened to 3120 calumet listing? I can't find it any longer
Was cancelled a few years ago.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
Do houses sell in Febrary in Ashburn?
If its priced right it should sell anytime of the year.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Selling in Ashburn
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