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James Poloms…, Real Estate Pro in 77346
James Polomsky answered:
I am trying to put my house on the market in Katy. But some of the houses are not moving. Why? Is it the winter month after the holiday?
Give me a call at 713-459-0220. I have closed 7 deals this month already. If you price your house properly, and have it in decent condition there is not reason why the house should no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015 Home Selling in Houston
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
How can I list my property for sale on Trulia? I do not want to use an agent. I can't find the correct tabs, etc.
Trulia is an agent only platform at this time. You may be able to post on a third party site that syndicates to Trulia though...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 20, 2015 Home Selling in 77008
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Is telephone the best method when trying to contact the sellers for an expired listing when prospecting? If so how do you acquire the contact info?
I would suggest first verifying whether the sellers are on the "do not call" list. You can face rather large fines for soliciting business from anyone on that.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Home Selling in 77054
Vilma Teodoro, Other/Just Looking in Provo, UT
Vilma Teodoro answered:
what to do....I live in PA. We are on a boiler for heat and hot water. The boiler is on its last leg. The oil tank is bad too, could possibly be lea
There are professionals who can look at your boiler and tell you exactly what needs to be done. To you, it may seem like your boiler is falling apart, when it really just needs to be re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 12, 2015 Home Selling in 77083
Quinntonia G…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Quinntonia Glover answered:
What are the forms required for FSBO?
Hi Sandy,

May I ask why are you selling your home as FSBO? You would have more exposure and success if you use a Realtor. I would love to help you get the best price for your home. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Home Selling in 77054
Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
Capital gains on sale eeeek
As others have said, speaking to a tax professional is the best advice anyone can give.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 16, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Sahar Samadi…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Sahar Samadian answered:
I own a house in the 77043 zip code that has been leased for the past twenty years. The tenant is moving out and the interior needs to be remodeled.
If you are going to continue to lease it, I recommend rehabbing to rent, otherwise if you want a good sale on the property, make sure it is in make ready so rehab it to sell. If you pla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Selling in 77043
Sahar Samadi…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Sahar Samadian answered:
What is the best month to sell a house in Houston? (Get the highest price for it). What is the best month to sell a house?
The best time has usually been in the summer time. Most folks are trying to move prior to their kids starting school. Spring Break is also another great time, but sales typically have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Sahar Samadi…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Sahar Samadian answered:
If I'm the seller of the house, and the buyer is representing himself as the realtor. Do I have to pay him if our realtor is his broker?
If the buyer purchasing your home is a Realtor, he or she will have to disclose that information to you and you will have to pay the buyer (REALTOR) the agreed upon commission stated in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Sahar Samadi…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Sahar Samadian answered:
how do foundation repairs affect the sale of a home? and would a tax creidit be negative
Severe foundation problems will affect the price of the home. It is a matter of attracting the right buyer who is wiling to purchase a home in need of foundation repair. Foundation repa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Selling in 77072
Zach Thalman, Other/Just Looking in Midwest, WY
Zach Thalman answered:
six brothers and sisters own a property equally. they inherited it. can one of them prevent the property from being sold?
I don't know if I would get a partition or try to hold an auction on the house. If the place is a really nice piece of real estate, you could be better of auctioning the house off to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Home Selling in 77057
Noelle Hsieh, Real Estate Pro in Missouri City, TX
Noelle Hsieh answered:
what kind of upgrades should I do to a home that was in built in 2005 to maximize the price?
The most important thing to remember is that you are competing against other homes in your neighborhood. If 90% of the homes in your neighborhood have great curb appeal, and yours does ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Armond Rainey, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Armond Rainey answered:
If a property has more then one seller can the sellers request the real estate divide funds when the property is sold into separate checks equally?
The previous real estate professionals answered correctly. Just ask your attorney or title company!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Selling in 77057
Christian_car, Home Seller in Birmingham, MI
Christian_car answered:
Has anyone dealt with a relocation firm called SIRVA? Was it worth it?
TOTAL NIGHTMARE, stay away from SIRVA relocation company, this company is a SCAM. After 20+ home inspections by their " Specialized Home inspecting team", spending more than $25K on tot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
When staging a walk-in closet, is it better to neatly arrange the clothes, or remove them completely?
It depends if you are staging while the owners are still living there or if the house is vacant. If the home is vacant, you can leave the closet empty. If the home is occupied, remove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
my buyer is looking to extend the purchase contract date for the second time. Do i have the right to renegotiate the price since the market is up?
Do I read this correctly? Since the time the purchase offer was accepted you believe the market has GONE UP and that is your inspiration to RAISE THE PRICE.

Wow!

Just HOW LONG ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Home Selling in 77008
Nesha Jackson, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Nesha Jackson answered:
my ex-husband sold our house without my consent. we had a joint mortgage. I was NOT on the deed however.
You need to get an attorney to sort this out.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
David Tansey, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
David Tansey answered:
How must HOA pay for insurance?
This is more a insurance issue. Obtaining the correct insurance for a condo can be complicated based on where the HoA coverage ends and the owner's begins. I suggest you contract your a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Megan Becerra, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Megan Becerra answered:
How do I post my home for sell in Nottingham Forest on Trulia? this is not very straightforward...
Hi Britt,

Before my seller & and I started working together, he had his home listed on Zillow.com and I think it was a pretty simple process. Not sure if there was a fee, though. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Megan Becerra, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Megan Becerra answered:
What are the seller's rights when a buyer backs out two days before closing?
Hey Angie - This is going to depend on the contract that was signed between you and the buyer. It sounds like the buyer is in default and you should consult an attorney right away. If y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
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