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Chris Kauffm…, Real Estate Pro in 29414
Chris Kauffman answered:
My sister listed my late mother's high-end home with a friend of the family's whose representation of the home in the MLS listing is awful.
First sorry to hear about your lost; I understand this is a tough time to sell a home.

There is no easy way to say how to do a quick fix, but the most common mistake in Real Estat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Selling in 29401
Chris Kauffm…, Real Estate Pro in 29414
Chris Kauffman answered:
What is realtor's commission fee in South Carolina?
The typical fee is 6%. Just remember everything is negotiable! There is no legal set standard listing fee.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Selling in Charleston
Philip Sloan, Real Estate Pro in Bangor, ME
Philip Sloan answered:
2 OF MY LISTINGS PICTURES DO NOT SHOW UP! 6 LEGARE STREET CHARLESTON SC 29401 AND 2 LAURENS #3A CHARLESTON!
You can open your listing on trulia and there is a edit listing button. You can manually add, remove pictures all within the site. I also always check my listings that where they show ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Selling in 29401
Lee Keadle, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Lee Keadle answered:
Where to find owner financing sellers who want to sell there note for a lump sum,?
Just keep in mind that interest rates for this type of financing are generally much higher (usually in the 8-15% range) than conventional loans which are fluctuating around 4.5% right n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Selling in 29406
Ryan Boerboom, Real Estate Pro in 29464
Ryan Boerboom answered:
In s.c. are fees negotiable?
In South Carolina, commissions are not at a set rate. Speak with your agent and come up with something that works for both of you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 27, 2013 Home Selling in Charleston
Dan Pflugsha…, Real Estate Pro in 56655
Dan Pflugshaupt answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Most of my market deals with lake home properties. Curb appeal and setting are the most critical things from a 1st impression thing that can increase your value. Consider raking the bea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 27, 2013 Home Selling in Charleston
Lee Keadle, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Lee Keadle answered:
How many times have you sold a home using a virtual staging service?
I’ve never used a staging company before with any of my listings, but some agents in Charleston use these companies regularly
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Selling in 29418
Daniel Fisher, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
Daniel Fisher answered:
How many months of inventory is a healthy, balanced market? Just want to see how many people know the correct answer.
Good afternoon, Doug:
A balanced market’s absorption rate is typically between 5 – 7 months. There is a good discussion on http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 15, 2013 Home Selling in Charleston
Jim Bobo, Jr., Real Estate Pro in West Ashley, Charles...
Jim Bobo, Jr. answered:
If a realtor represents abuyer in a land sale in S. C. who pays his fee-buyer or seller?
In a nutshell, a Realtor must have a written listing agreement signed by the seller and Realtor which stipulates how much commission the seller will pay the Realtor at closing. This ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Home Selling in Charleston
Mikki Ramey, Real Estate Pro in 29451
Mikki Ramey answered:
514 Linden Circle, Parkwood Estates-Probably the best priced home in West Ashley 3BR/2BA Brick-$179,900
Homes are selling very well in this price range in West Ashley.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 Home Selling in West Ashley
Imogene Thom…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Imogene Thomas,CRS,GRI,ABR answered:
What is the current average broker fee in the Charleston, SC area? Thanks in advance!
Scott, This email is from July 2009, no need to even try and answer a three year old question!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Home Selling in Charleston
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
Can I sell my house to my husband?
Dear Trying to keep the Faith,

Contact a local real estate attorney to gain the best most accurate legal advice for your situation.

Best Regards,

Maureen Cody
The Keys to C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in Charleston
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
SC Estate Property Help: Suddenly, I find myself in charge (after a death) of trying to dispose one of my
Dear TSmith,

Sellers (and Buyers) need a team to help with real estate transactions.

In your case:
* Closing attorney - for all the legal matters
* Realtor - to price and list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in Charleston
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
How to reduce closing cost in buying or selling a home?
Compare the fees charged by closing attorneys and lenders.

When buying - home with equity will offer the potential to ask for the Seller to cover the Buyer's closing costs.

Best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in 29412
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
What is a fair real estate brokers fee?
All fees are negotiable.

What is most important is working with an agent that has the expertise to market your home to include maximizing Internet exposure through social media and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in 29412
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
My home has been listed with a realtor for a year, why is the trulia status "off market"?
Dear MHB,
Trulia status doesn't always reflect what the local MLS database shows as the status of your home. Your agent may not have an account with Trulia and therefore hasn't physic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in Charleston
Military Hom…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Military Homes Charleston asked:
HGTV’s “THE UNSELLABLES” coming to Charleston in MARCH and needs homes for Listing Make-Over TV SHOW. Email for more details! DEADLINE is 2/7/11 Home-owners must be willing to appear on the show, and we prefer family homes that are owner occupied (no foreclosures or short sales).

Property Requirements
- traditional sale (no short…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 5, 2011 Home Selling in Charleston
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
what is the average price per sq. ft for a house that is updated and 4000 sq ft.
Dear Bholler305,

As with the previous answers, I would also caution you to consider that there are many factors that influence the price per sq ft and not all 4000 sq ft homes are eq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 14, 2010 Home Selling in Charleston
Maureen Cody, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Maureen Cody answered:
From the market peak in 2006 until now (Feb. 2010) what would you say would the the % drop in home prices in the Daniel Island area.
Hi Glawson13,
How much snow do you have in Boston? I've been in Charleston for over 4 yrs now, but am from the Boston area - grew up on the South Shore (Abington) and still have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 27, 2010 Home Selling in Charleston
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
Why would a seller list w/ listing broker & not just incent buying broker? Less commish and buyer broker has what seller needs...buyers.
Hey folks, I'm really feeling the love. It's truly amazing how many have responded to this question. The consensus is why not give it a shot and do the FSBO thing.

The las ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2010 Home Selling in Charleston
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