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Gil Faust,  in Oakland, CA
Gil Faust answered:
In a dream world, is it possible to offer and complete on a property in 14 days?
It would be very difficult to complete the mortgage process from beginning to end in 14 days. To best prepare yourself for a quick close, you should get completely pre approved, subjec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Selling in Oak Center
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
We have had 4 agents out to value our property, there is a big difference in the fee that they are charging ....
Personally, Martha... I wouldn't hire anyone who "badmouthed" the competition. But that's just me.

Selling real estate is not rocket science... but it's also not something that's fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Selling in Oak Center
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
I am looking to sell my house in the near future, my friends and family are advising me that I should use an Estate Agent
The power of the internet has helped broaden the marketing area, from being local to being global.

At Alain Pinel Realtors, we say that we market to the world.

Being established i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
I hate showing people around my home. I take it very personally if they do not like it. What are some agent tips?
Funny....you don't want to use a realtor to help you sell your own place.... but you're asking us for tips...

We ask sellers not to be present during showings for the very reason you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
Why use an Estate Agent at all? I could put up a board in my garden and save on the fee’s that Estate Agents charge.
I'm sure you will hear from several folks on the whys.

You may find it interesting that the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com gave up on trying to sell his own place, and used a realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 13, 2015 Home Selling in Oakland
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
What are ways to help sell a house in the Bay Area that has been on the market for awhile?
Guess one should look at the factors that may explain why the house isn't selling. Principles of marketing: price, product, placement, promotion,

The first thing we review is the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Antoine Pirs…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda County, CA
Antoine Pirson answered:
How does one determine the capital gains tax for selling home in California?
The only correct way is to ask your tax accountancy or lawyer. Although I did take an IRS course as part of my real estate education, I am not allowed by law to give you advice on thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
How do I determine the capital gains tax for selling home in California?
Here's a link on SF Gate regarding that question
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/estimate-capital-gains-taxes-real-estate-2613.html
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But there are other considerations for tax exemptio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Simone Hoover, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Simone Hoover answered:
What is the average number of showings for a home to sell?
We are in a seller’s market right now and if your property is priced correctly it should only take a few showings. I would recommend it being open at least one Sunday Open house, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Where do I list my home for sale on trulia?
Hi Frederic,

You have to hire a Realtor and ask them to list in on here. Trulia does not list For Sale By Owner properties.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
www.RealtyBySR.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Selling in 94611
Michael Brai…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Michael Braillard answered:
Underwater - Keep on renting out or short sale?
I've sold plenty of short sales for people in your situation. In fact, I can speak personally on what it's like to be a short seller. I'd love to help. Feel free to shoot me a call.

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Selling in 94605
Gina Odom, Real Estate Pro in 95003
Gina Odom answered:
Do "move-in ready" homes generally sell for significantly more? ?
Typically a "move-in" ready home suggests that it's been updated and or remodeled. You may also hear it being called "turn-key." It implies that you have to do nothing to move in and It ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Gina Odom, Real Estate Pro in 95003
Gina Odom answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
I suggest getting inspection reports and completing some of the necessary work. In addition to the reports, I would update appliances, light fixtures, etc.. You may want to consider pai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Joan Braunsc…,  in Morris County, NJ
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
I'm selling my house by myself. How do I get it listed on the MLS?
Assuming its the same in CA, use a flat fee broker to list on the mls. It should set you back a few hundred bucks. Well worth it.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Selling in Oakland
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Short sale rebate to seller in CA?
It's not only unreasonable, it's not allowed under a short sale. Short sales take much more work and time than regular sales, up to 3-4 times longer. So, getting the full st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Selling in Oakland
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Our house is a money pit in need of major structural work. We're ready to cut our losses and get out. How should we start?
How could a home have major foundation issues. Did you do the annual maintenance on a home maintain the foundation watering and etc. WHAT else caused the damage.

Issue with foundat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Home Selling in 94611
Christy Brock, Real Estate Pro in Contra Costa County,...
Christy Brock answered:
we are $200k underwater and want to move. not behind but mortgage is probly 38% of income. fixed rate, int. only. long term prob. how do we get out?
Your lender will most likely let you short sell but will probably require a contribution. How much of a contribution will depend on the assets you show and whether or not you are behin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Selling in 94606
Ken Lee & Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Piedmont, CA
Ken Lee & Mary Burns answered:
In Oakland, CA, after real estate commissions paid by the seller, what other fees and costs are a buyer and seller expected in incur?
Customary Closing Costs for Alameda County for buyers and sellers.

Buyer will Typically pay these closing costs.


* Escrow fee (ask Title Co for quote).
* Owner's Insura ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 22, 2010 Home Selling in Oakland
Bill & Elijah…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Bill & Elijah Fletcher answered:
If I gift a house to my relative, how is the property tax price?
May
I'm honestly not sure. I don't think that this event triggers a reassesment but I can find out for sure tomorrow.
Best wishes
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 28, 2010 Home Selling in Oakland
Bill & Elijah…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Bill & Elijah Fletcher answered:
Arcadia Park - new homes community by Pulte in Oakland
Pulte homes are generally good quality. Are your concerns overe location about neighborhood conditions? Or about proximity to other locations? Are you buying a home or an investment pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Home Selling in 94603
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