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Sharron Kell…, Real Estate Pro in 60047
Sharron Kelley, CRS, CDPE,CIAS answered:
What comprises a second master bedroom?
Typically both bedrooms and the second master bedroom are the same size and have the same or very similar amenities such as a jacuzzi. This can also be in a walk-out basement, or the f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 6, 2012 Home Selling in 60061
Evan Kane, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, IL
Evan Kane answered:
How do you know that an agent is a good fit for you? We have interviewed several and worked with a few, but we keep missing the mark..
That is a really great questions. Unfortunately I think the best answer is that you just know.

Personally, I think you should feel confident and comfortable that the agent is goin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Selling in Highland Park
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
We were sent an e-mail chain from our agent that expressed that she "hoped" she wouldn't have to work with us much longer..What should?
Oh... fun.

I'd be contacting her managing broker and set up a private meeting ... bring the copy of the "damning" email with you, and ask her, based on that email, to reassign you to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 Home Selling in 60035
Connie Y Ant…, Real Estate Pro in 60010
Connie Y Antoniou answered:
Taxes in Lake County are outrageous and if you list to sell, asking price is used against you in appealing taxes, so how to list w/o getting screwed?
It is best to appeal taxes after you purchase, and the new tax amount should be calculated on that sale number. If you are planning to sell, make certain to review this carefu ... more
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EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
where do you get your information from?
Your question came through twice, but still now address, no link to the photo on Trulia.

Sincerely yours,
Edith YourRealtor4Life & Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert
Working al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Home Selling in North Barrington
Joseph Hedri…, Real Estate Pro in Morton Grove, IL
Joseph Hedrick answered:
is it to your advantage to have a quick sale on your house?
The answer is in your motivation. The longer you have it on the market, the longer you have to keep it in presentable condition. You also have people coming thru in bad weather making a ... more
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Evan Kane, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, IL
Evan Kane answered:
I purchased a house a year ago, and try to sell it to move nearby. What would be sales tax in Lake county, IL?
There is no "sales tax" but you do pay transfer taxes. The state tax is $1 per $1,000. County tax is $.25 per $500. Buffalo Grove tax is $3 per $1,000.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 28, 2011 Home Selling in 60089
Brandon Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, IL
Brandon Schuppe answered:
How many states' appraisers are using short sales and foreclosures for comps?
If the market is "dominated" by short sales and foreclosures then they have to.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 5, 2011 Home Selling in Lake County
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
My husband's CO is going to transfer us within 2 yrs. Our newer Il home is very underwater. We owe 100 more than we could sell 4. What are?
First, your husband’s company will likely be familiar with the issue when the time comes. Many people across the country are in similar situations through no faul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Home Selling in 60010
Christine Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Valparaiso, IN
Christine McDaniel answered:
Does a selling agent have to notify the seller when a counter offer is made to a potential buyer?
I do not understand how your agent could send a counter offer without your signature. You have to sign the counter offer. You need to talk to your agent. If you don't feel com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 25, 2010 Home Selling in 60088
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Voices Member answered:
Are there any HAFA experienced short sale negotiators to help busy Realtor?
I will do them for a 50% commission referral fee. Give me a shout so we can iron out the details.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 28, 2010 Home Selling in 60047
Ty Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Ty Dwyer answered:
what makes a kitchen 'gourmet'?
Upgraded, expansive, good stove and fridge, with a good layout, higher end finishes, lots of room to spread out food and people if necessary. GAS is important, pot racks, good lighting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Selling in 60061
Grace Morioka…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka (408-426-1616) answered:
If I cancel my contract to sell my home. When can I put the house back on the market with another realtor or sell the house on my own?
Hello Mocha and thanks for your post.

Assuming that your agent and his/her broker agrees that you may cancel the listing contract, and assuming that there is no "cooling off&quo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 9, 2010 Home Selling in Lake Forest
Mike Stodola, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Mike Stodola answered:
Why are agents afraid of short sales?
Yeah its tough. The agents who don't know the process seem to ruin it for those that do. After you try to do deals where you don't hear back for 3-5 months and then the bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Selling in 60048
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
My house has been listed for about 2 weeks; I have only gotten 2 phone inquires, no showings. We're in Lake Villa, IL. Is this normal?
I can't speak specifically to Lake Villa, but--more generally--if the question is:" Our home has been listed for 2 weeks and have received only 2 inquiries and no showings--is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Selling in Lake Villa
Evan Kane, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, IL
Evan Kane answered:
Looking for a full time real estate agents wiling to negotiate their commission to sell property in Highland Park Il.
Great! Let's negotiate! How should I contact you?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 2, 2010 Home Selling in Highland Park
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
How is the highland park il. real estate market ? what are the trends over the next 6 months?
Have you seen the market trends page on Trulia for Evanstan? Here is a link. (Great area by the way, I love it there!)
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Selling in 60035
Kathy Diegel, Real Estate Pro in Elgin, IL
Kathy Diegel answered:
what is the average length of time a house is for sale in lake forest?
What price range are you in and I'll get the numbers for you.

Kathy Diegel
Coldwell Banker
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Home Selling in Lake Forest
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
We want to sell our property. It should sell as commercial (commercial built up all around it). What should we expect?

You should be able to sell a signle family home with commercial around you.

While a regular home buyer will likely ding you for having so many businesses around you,
a reg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Selling in 60015
Roxy Van Boc…, Real Estate Pro in Kailua Kona, HI
Roxy Van Bockel answered:
I have a quit claim deed it has not been recorded yet. Someone told me they put a lean on the property because the person who owned it owed them
This isn't the sort of answer you want answered on a realtors site. This is a question you need to place to an attorney as this is a legal question and could cost you a great deal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 26, 2010 Home Selling in 60041
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