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Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78750
Jim Morelli answered:
Does any realtor have any unique marketing strategies?
Buyers are on the web plain and simple. An agent that can't show and prove a comprehensive web presence isn't going to be able to hack it. Let me know if you are interested in seeing my ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 22, 2014 Home Selling in 78749
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
Does removing the carpet and installing hardwood flooring in the bedrooms and living rooms as well as tiles in the bathrooms add value to the home?
More and more home buyers want to avoid carpet for reasons such as allergies, and they see more value in having hardwood throughout the house. These changes would also lead to a faster ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78750
Jim Morelli answered:
In Austin and need to sell 3bd condo but can't afford realtor fee's, any suggestions? Mortgage up to date and on time this past 5 yrs.
Short sales are always a viable option if you qualify. I have successfully completed over 100 short sales for sellers. If you are interested in a no obligation consultation I would be h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Selling in 78748
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
Hi Agents, I have a 1950's house that's in descent but not great shape. I'm wondering - how much fixup / repair should I put in -
I definitely think that some repairs should be done. I wouldn't worry too much about cosmetic repairs, just the repairs that affect the functionality of the home. Almost no one wants to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
What's the pros and cons of 1 percent realtors?
I don't really know since I have never used one. It might work out OK if you have a good agent, it also might be a disaster.
In my own personal experience with "discount and cheap anyt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I would like to list my house for sale on Trulia. How do I list the information on your site?
Hi Curtis:

Unfortunately as a private individual you cant do so.

Only if you are an Agent or broker.

Otherwise, it is hard to maintain the sanctity of the "Listing Post".

Go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 2, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Jacob Hood, Real Estate Pro in 67502
Jacob Hood answered:
I want to sell my first home in the Austin area. What questions should I ask a potential realtor?
Don't be afraid to fire your agent if they are not working for you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
My neighbor's tree is overgrowing into my backyard, who is responsible to cut the overgrowing part of the tree in my back?
I Agree with Ranee. It is your responsibility to prune vegetation encroaching onto your property. But a good neighbor will communicate prior to acting to keep peace in the neighborhoo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014 Home Selling in 78729
Jim Morelli, Real Estate Pro in 78750
Jim Morelli answered:
can anyone recommend a excellent Qualified Intermediary for tax deferred exchanges(1031 Exchange) in the Austin area.?
There are many to choose from I know Michelle Williams Attorney at Law on Capital of Texas Highway does them. I'm confident you will find her to be an excellent choice.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 11, 2014 Home Selling in 78704
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
I am lienholder on property sold to people who have deceased. How can I get property back in my name?
I agree with Dan, you need to consult your attorney.

Good luck!

Susie Kay
Realtor & Certified Stager
United Real Estate
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 2, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Cory Trevor, Home Buyer in Aberdeen, OH
Cory Trevor answered:
Convert swimming pool to a rainwater collection tank?
Many responders prefer the pool, but I think a rainwater tank is a fabulous idea. You would be able to save money on your utility bill, and it would give you extra recreation space in y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 24, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Scott Bradfo…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Scott Bradford Team answered:
how do I get my mobile home listed on truli?
Your Realtor can assist you in listing your mobile home on Trulia. If you are not currently working with an agent then you will be unable to list your property as licensed agent may onl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Carlie Stric…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Carlie Strickland answered:
condo vs townhouse vs house in listing
It does need to be listed as a condo, if this is the legal description of the property. Even if it is a site condo and you own all of it, including the roof and walls, the land ownershi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Selling in 78702
Carlie Stric…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Carlie Strickland answered:
What is more important: Small 3rd bedroom/flex office room or open concept living spaced?
Hello!

A three bedroom usually sells better, but in that part of town, you may want to have an open concept living space instead, as it is pretty small. I personally would go for t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in 78704
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How can a seller withdrawl prior to closing?
Your REALTOR knows the current status of the purchase offer. Very often, all you need to do is wait for the buyer to go goofy.

Your REALTOR will be able to advise regarding the exit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2014 Home Selling in 78746
Amy Whitston, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Amy Whitston answered:
If ending listing agrmt & no end date on it - what am I obligated to agree to on Termination form TAR1410?
I am not sure that a list agreement without an end date is valid. I would call this agent directly and inquire. Sometimes things such as this were due to misunderstandings, and if this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Amy Whitston, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Amy Whitston answered:
listing agreement has no start or end date. Agent not available on Sunday either. Is my contract valid and legal?
I am not sure that a list agreement without an end date is valid. I would call this agent directly and inquire. Sometimes things such as this were due to misunderstandings, and if this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Carlie Stric…, Real Estate Pro in 78702
Carlie Strickland answered:
I will be selling a house in SOCO ,78704 off of South Congess, I have removed the carpeting, should i leave "as is " and let the buyer choose flooring
I would recommend adding flooring in, as this increases the perceived value of your home and this way you are ensuring you are getting the maximum amount for your home. I would't worry ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Selling in 78704
Russell Spil…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Russell Spillers answered:
I have been trying to submit my listing at 4701 Pecan Springs Rd Austin TX 78723. It keeps sending me back to the what you can do with trulia page....
Hi Mike,
In order to submit a listing Trulia requires that you have a profile. You must sign up or log in. I am a very creative real estate investor and I buy homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 4, 2014 Home Selling in Austin
Russell Spil…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Russell Spillers answered:
we plan to sell our deceased moms house in SOCO, her annual property taxes increased from $6,600.00 to $7,821.00, am i able to protest the taxes ?
Hi David or Danny,
First off let me say I am sorry to hear about your recent loss. I know that it can be overwhelming trying to determine which upgrades will bring you the maximum AFTE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 30, 2014 Home Selling in 78704
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