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Melissa Muse…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Melissa Muse Wiggans answered:
Do I need a real estate attorney to help with the purchase or sale of a home?
Are you working with a realtor? If you're selling it FSBO I would say yes. If you are selling it with a realtor you will need either a title company or an attorney to conduct the closin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Buying in 20851
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
what questions to ask when interviewing a real estate agent for sale of your home? and for a real estate agent of purchasing a new home?
Bernadette,
That is a good question. Nearly every agent has a LONG list of questions you should (they want you to) ask and each list results in THAT agent being the best qualified!
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1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Home Selling in 20851
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
How close are appraisal values from Trulia or other similar sites like Zillow, Refin? Do agents (buyer or seller) use those estimates?
hi Mary Lan,

Trulia data can not used for appraisal purpose however it gives the consumer a snap shot of a market or potential they may be interested in buying, selling or renting in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 18, 2012 Home Buying in 20851
Kathy Hutchi…, Real Estate Pro in 20639
Kathy Hutchins answered:
How to talk to a real estate agent (I am not 100% satisfied with) if you are thinking of switching to another agent?
Hi Mary Lan-

What is the agent not doing? How long has your house been on the market? What price range is your home in? If your home is in a higher price range then you definitely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 14, 2012 Home Buying in 20851
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
What are the expenses and costs involved in buying a house and Expenses and costs involved in selling a house?
Hello Mary Lan


The cost will vary depending on what county you are in and where you are trying to buy. Your agent and/or lender will submit to you a breakdown of estimated cost.
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Selling in 20851
Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Brent Mendelson answered:
Do appraisal values from lenders and R.E. agents' appraisals from comparable market values usually match up? if not, why?which one is accurate?
They are different but usually are in the same range. They are different because buried in all the paperwork of an appraisal it says the value is the OPINION of the appraiser. I could o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Home Selling in 20851
Theresa Shea…, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Theresa Sheaffer answered:
things to ask /look for when selecting an agent to represent you as a buyer?
Mary Lan,
Below are all very good answers but I also wanted to add that it is also very important that you choose someone that you like and trust. You will be spending a fair amount ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Buying in 20851
Rory Coakley, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Rory Coakley answered:
Show house vacant or occupied?
Cant beat a well staged home. But some buyers do like to imagine their furniture in the home.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Home Selling in 20851
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
are split level home less preferable than colonial style in the Washington DC/MD/VA area?
Depends on the potential purchaser.

I believe both have their pros and cons. the split provides a feel of more rooms and space based on their layout. Colonials are very appealing an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 17, 2011 Home Buying in 20851
Holly Smith, Real Estate Pro in 20815
Holly Smith answered:
would the value of my house be affected if there are a few short sales (not comparable homes) within 1 mile radius?houses are sold quickly in the area
Hi. Sales data for properties in your home's price range and area will likely be considered by buyers and appraisers. I'd be happy to send you a list of recent activity for y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Selling in 20851
Holly Smith, Real Estate Pro in 20815
Holly Smith answered:
how to select an agent to assist sale of home? A very credential agent or an agent who has a lot of experiences in the area of my home for sale?
Hi. Consider listing with a successful, knowledgeable agent who has worked in you area quite a bit and who works for a a company with a large marketshare I your area. An excellent marke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Selling in 20851
Carol Perdew, Real Estate Pro in Central Valley, CA
Carol Perdew answered:
what questions to ask when interviewing a real estate agent for sale of your home? and for a real estate agent for purchasing of new home?
Mary,

When you are interviewing real estate agents to help you with your real estate needs, you should ask for references. An agent’s past clients that are willing to share th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Selling in 20851
Erica L. Sol…, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Erica L. Solomon answered:
Use the agent that prospect buyer use, any advantages/disadvanatges?
Mary Lan, The state of MD says that a seller's agent (Listing Agent) can not represent both parties in a real estate transaction. If the Listing Agent has a written Buyer's A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 17, 2011 Home Selling in 20851
Abu Musa, Real Estate Pro in Kensington & Parkville...
Abu Musa answered:
advice on selling a property currently occupied by tenants, any rules/laws involved? no lease, only 2 months notice
You can sell your home any time.It negotiable with buyers with tenant or no tenant.If the buyer needs mortgage you will get enough time to give your tenant notice of vacancy.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 17, 2011 Home Selling in 20851
Marilyn Emery, Real Estate Pro in Kensington, MD
Marilyn Emery answered:
What are the resale consequences for a home that backs up to a park (Maryvale)? The backyard has a fence
I have sold some houses in that area recently, (Burgundy Knolls and Burgundy Village). The park is nice. The county has just done some work on it in the last year, improving grading. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 13, 2009 Home Buying in 20851
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