It's always best to work with someone that has many years of experience. Even if it is only for 6 months , the level of understanding you will obtain will be beneficial for the rest of your career.... more
Some people do not like to live across schools and some will like the fact that their children will just need to cross the street to go to school. I would not call it an inferior location just a matter of preference.
If your home is already listed for sale and you have received no showings then lower the price substantially. If you have received some showings and no offers then lower it a little.
If your home is not presently listed and you are trying to determine a price, starting off lower will give you the advantage of possibly getting numerous offers and having the opportunity to negotiate and picking the best terms as opposed to not getting any offers at all. You live in a very desirable zip code and there are not that many homes for sale so if priced correctly you are in a great position to get one step closer to your next home.
I wish you lots of luck on beginning the next chapter of your life.
If you are not listed and you want a second opinion on the market value please feel free to contact me. We have three offices, Arcadia, Diamond Bar and Upland.
Yes, if you lease contract is up. And you should read what your contract says. If you sign a one-year lease agreement, the landlord has to honor the terms of the contract. If you have month to month lease agreement, at the end of the month the landlord has the right to change the terms and rise your rent. If you are willing to sign a longer contract you may be able to convince him to not rise the rent. If I can help you by providing you a list of homes leased in the past few months let me know. So you will know if you are paying a fair price.
I'm sorry I can't be exact in my answer. Every RE company is different with regards to fees to join. With the company I'm with Main Street Realtors, it only costs $120 to join. You'll probably find that with a franchise brokerage like RE/Max or Prudential or Century 21 you have to pay a lot of national franchise fees along with whatever the independently owned & operated broker charges. You really just need to contact each company you'd be interested in working at & ask them.... more