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Jackie Penate…, Real Estate Pro in Miramar, FL
Jackie Penate and Xenia Rojas answered:
What's the best way to market your home when doing for sale by owner?
Hello Kathi Lee,
With all of the Social Media nowadays, you can start by advertising it on your social network. Please be careful who you allow in your home and make sure you are never ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Cruz County
mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
Are we responsible for pet odor/fleas that was NOT noticedbef ore sale closed, but became appearent after the place was empty for a month?
If you didn't notice, I imagine that you weren't responsible for disclosure. However, given they arose after your residency, you are likely responsible for at least part of the cleanup. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015 Home Selling in 95062
IzmCreditSer…, Real Estate Pro in 89117
IzmCreditServices answered:
looking to buy foreclosure
Well to buy foreclosures in your area, you'll need Cash...
As most foreclosures in Santa Cruz are being snapped up by investors..
If you need help qaulifying for high Limit credit Car ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Selling in Santa Cruz
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
contemplating selling a condo in a multi-offer low inventory market and rebuying one when the market is less competitive with more inventory in CA
Hi Brenda,

I have talked to a few people that actually thought of this strategy as well.
One has to consider that it is hard to forecast the market and timing, there are closing cos ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Selling in 95060
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Are buyers allowed to demand the fabric curtains if they were not excluded?
There are a lot of scenarios where people do have to include curtains in the sale. There are certain things on paperwork that signifies this kind of thing. If you signed the papers the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Selling in 95062
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Information on my home is incorrect. I have tried numerous times to change it and submit the new info but it never changes on the site.
First Part - visit trulia.com/help for information on updating property pages.

Second Part - No need to worry about advertising on Trulia unless one holds a RE License, as Trulia doe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Selling in Ben Lomond
Liz Kroft, Real Estate Pro in 95062
Liz Kroft answered:
Thinking about install artificial turf in my back yard, around 1500sqf, it will be lots of money. I am in CA where we are experience serious drought.
Hi there, that is a great question though I would say that artificial turf will not have as high of a resale value as a yard landscaped with a natural ground cover and native drought to ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Nov 4, 2014 Home Selling in Scotts Valley
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can I get my listing to show up even though it is pending show? We have an offer but wish to have the property shown for potential back up offers.
In most cases as long as it is showing any type of pending, it is removed from active.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 4, 2014 Home Selling in 95060
Mike Young, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz, CA
Mike Young answered:
I have both a 1st mortgage and a line of credit on my house. May both be satisfied in a Short Sale?
Absolutely yes! Recent changes in California law prohibit 1st or 2nd lien holders, including lines of credit to pursue for any deficiency after they agree to a short sale. In fact, that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Selling in 95003
John Repoza, Real Estate Pro in Rhode Island
John Repoza answered:
Do you enjoy living sustainably and close to the Earth?
Hi Claudine
I think sustainably is important and the big trend in new houses is to go green.
there is also a big move to covert perennial flower beds in vegetable gardens
we need to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Selling in 95060
mistymarshsh…, Home Buyer in Felton, CA
mistymarshshoppe1 answered:
what's a 2 bdrm/ 1bth going for in Felton 95018?
Is Lompico and Zayante as unfavorable as it was in the 80's? Not concerned about distance to shopping.. more concerned about neighborhood being safe and not trashy...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Home Selling in Felton
Carla Richmo…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz County, CA
Carla Richmond answered:
How to unload a mobile home. We owe more than its worth!
Wow, I have good news for you. There are steps to take with positive results on the questions you ask above. There are not cut and dry answers though and the best way to serve you would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Selling in 95073
thellan415, Both Buyer and Seller in Santa Cruz, CA
thellan415 answered:
Why arent there many for sale by owners in Santa Cruz?
As a property owner who has bought or sold 5 properties "FSBO," and 4 through an agent, my opinion is that the reason there aren't more FSBO properties is that people operate under the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Cruz
Ellen Carter,…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz, CA
Ellen Carter, Broker/REALTOR answered:
Are washer and dryer included in home sale if not listed?
No. Generally the MLS listing will supply a list of any and all appliances that are coming with the property. A good Realtor will make sure to also note this in the listing agreement. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 2, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Cruz
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is the right listing price for fhis home?
LISTING PRICE
Understand that the LISTING PRICE has one primary objective, to attract attention: It is not intended to be set in stone, and in many cases it is not even a good guidelin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Home Selling in 95010
Erica Pittma…, Real Estate Pro in 95062
Erica Pittman-Gaynor answered:
Has anyone had experience advertising their property on Home and Land Coastal Magazine? If so, did you get lookers or results? Thank you!
Hi Beach Bum @ heart-
Love your sign off name. National Association of Realtors tracks marketing and results received annually and in 2011 23% of Buyers used a home book or magazine as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Selling in Capitola
M.c. Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Boulder Creek, CA
M.c. Dwyer answered:
Whats the best way to sell my house that has unpermitted conversions? What about selling it by-owner? Is there anything I should watch out for?
Hi FQ,

CJ is right; you must disclose, to protect both you and the buyer.

There are things you can do to bring the home back into compliance, probably at a minimum cost. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 16, 2011 Home Selling in Ben Lomond
John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John Arendsen answered:
My home will be going into foreclosure. Am I still responsible for paying the HOA dues?
A short sale is a very viable solution if indeed you've got the time. However, if your facing eminent foreclsoure you may not have the time unless you declared BK. But as a broker ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 15, 2011 Home Selling in Santa Cruz County
Natasha Niko…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Natasha Nikolaeva answered:
I'm not a total slob. How important is staging a house to get it sold at a good price?
Hi Robert,
When you make a decision to put your house on a market - you're no longer just an owner. You have to see yourself as the Seller of a special and valuable property. And ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 22, 2011 Home Selling in Santa Cruz
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