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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
When selling a home, should you always take the highest offer?
Question posted May 2013.
Still relevant.

As a home seller, you must be acutely aware of the consequence of selecting the wrong buyer. For instance, a Failed FHA offer will leave be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
What are the pros and cons of previous and new owners contacting one another directly?
I often find that when buyers and sellers become friends before a transaction closes, deals tend to suffer. Wait until you are at least in contract and/or the mortgage commitment has b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Paint, flooring, kitchen and bathroom upgrade. Buyers are paying top dollar for houses that have all upgrades. ROI works out in the favor of sellers.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Bemi Faison, Other/Just Looking in 349 Ranch Estates, M...
Bemi Faison asked:
Do prefab homes sell like traditionally constructed ones? There are some neighborhoods where building a prefab home appears less expensive than buying existing ones. Assuming a good builder and no structural issues, how might a prefab home fare…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Selling in 94610
Jackie Care, Real Estate Pro in 94602
The typical California homebuyer is 48 years old and an ethnic minority, with a college degree and a household income of more than $100,000. Those statistics come from the California Association of Realtors’… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 10, 2014 by Jackie Care Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Jennifer Tis…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Sunday News!OAKLAND AGENT AVAILABLE: TEXT or Call for Address: $180,000 3 Bedrooms.(925) 726-8084Keller Williams Realty#01424650 Read more
Blogged Sun Jul 6, 2014 by Jennifer Tiscareno Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Joe LoParo, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Increase Curb Appeal To Help You Sell Your Home- When you begin the process of selling your home, all the little details matter. When people come to your home for a viewing, their first impression could… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 3, 2014 by Joe LoParo Home Selling
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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Are realtors intentionally listing homes lower than their actual value to increase demand and create a 'silent auction'?
There is no "actual value" until a ready willing and able buyer makes an offer. There are sales strategies that suggest listing a property below what you believe the fair market value i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
I need to sell my house. What should I change or not change to sell it fast? I am thinking of granite tile
I would have to see the home to give you a meaningful opinion...every home is unique

Example; $15,000 Buyer Rebate, or $22,500 Seller Discount, on $1 mill home;
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Jackie Care, Real Estate Pro in 94602
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Blogged Tue Jun 10, 2014 by Jackie Care Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Jackie Care, Real Estate Pro in 94602
Sellers: If you want to spruce up your home before putting it on the market and are wondering where to focus your attention, look no farther than the kitchen.It’s no coincidence that kitchen amenities… Read more
Blogged Fri May 16, 2014 by Jackie Care Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Moving
Jackie Care, Real Estate Pro in 94602
Median home prices in our East Bay region passed a milestone in April, climbing above $800,000 for the first time in recent memory to land at $824,000.East Bay buyers have become accustomed to dealing… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Jackie Care Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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LessThan6Per…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
By all accounts, now it the best time to list your home for sale in years. Interest rates are low and home prices are recovering, meanwhile rents are skyrocketing. All this adds up to a wonderful time… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 27, 2014 by LessThan6Percent General Area Home Selling Moving
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Lisa Cartola…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Lisa Cartolano & Ellen Diamond answered:
Is removing a bathroom sink a mistake?
Hi,

In terms of resale value, I would not worry about the guest bathroom having double sinks. A renovated bathroom would be a better selling feature than a bathroom with double sinks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
We are looking at selling our house in 1-2 years. We want to prioritize improvements. We have some rot in the walls, the extent is not known.
hi, take care of both...get your home inspected for dry rot and wood destroying pests...you may find your problem is not that expensive...

See "ACTIVE" listings for sale in real-time ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Selling in 94609
Rosie Nysaet…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Before putting your house on the market, it’s recommended that you hire a pest control company to inspect your home for pest damage.  This is an overall, general term for any damage done to the wood… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 7, 2014 by Rosie Nysaether Home Buying Home Selling Home Ownership
Jackie Care, Real Estate Pro in 94602
My latest listing shows that there areas around Piedmont that have the same graciousness without quite the sticker price. 1050 Clarendon, an an elegant and sophisticated 4 plus bedroom, 2½ bath home,… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 2, 2014 by Jackie Care Schools Market Conditions Home Selling
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Erica Anders…, Real Estate Pro in Holly Springs, NC
Erica Anderson answered:
If I purchase a home with a 203K rehab mortgage...is there any restrictions on selling it?
I believe for any FHA loan, the homeowner needs to live in it for at least 1 year.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Home Selling in 94612
Jackie Care, Real Estate Pro in 94602
A home’s price, size, floor plan, neighborhood, and school district remain the primary factors by which buyers judge its attractiveness. Still, it’s important not to lose sight of smaller details that… Read more
Blogged Mon Mar 17, 2014 by Jackie Care Home Selling Curb Appeal Design & Decor
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Audrey James, Real Estate Pro in 94605
Questions to Ask a Realtor When Buying a House It's important to work with a Realtor who understands your needs and with whom you also enjoy working. I've developed a list of questions… Read more
Blogged Mon Mar 17, 2014 by Audrey James Home Buying Home Selling Home Ownership
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