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Becky Alexan…, Home Seller in Mount Horeb, WI
Mortgage rates may be a function of free markets, but real estate taxes are a fu... Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 12, 2011 by Becky Alexander Market Conditions Home Selling Property Q&A
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Nancy Germann, Real Estate Pro in Dane County, WI
Interest Rate IncreasesInterest rates have increased almost 3/4 of a point in th... Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 12, 2011 by Nancy Germann Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Nancy Germann, Real Estate Pro in Dane County, WI
For more free information on Madison, Free access to listings, Instant e-mails f... Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 8, 2011 by Nancy Germann Quality of Life Home Buying Home Selling
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Jim Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Dane County, WI
Nancy & I would like to take time to thank all of you worked with us last ye... Read more
Blogged Mon Feb 22, 2010 by Jim Wilson Home Selling
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Should i replace the carpet before putting the house in the market or offer money for carpet replacement to the buyer?
Replace the carpet.

Yes, I know some will argue that the new buyer won't like the color or style. Tough. It'll show much better, and will likely be more appealing to more people.

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Alex Saloutos, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Alex Saloutos answered:
Another person and I bought a house 10 years ago and now I want to sell. Can I put it on the market without their approval?
Yes, you could sign a listing contract. The short story is you would be obligated to pay the listing broker if they earned their compensation under the terms of the agreement. However, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Selling in 53714
Bill E, Home Owner in Madison, WI
Bill E answered:
Hello, The realtor gave my parents a list of people who toured the house upon her contract expiration. Can they contact these people and sell?
buckle up....here come the explanations.

Read the Listing Contract. Focus on the part about "Extension of Listing"
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Selling in Madison
Mark Gladue, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Mark Gladue answered:
We are selling my mother's home. It doesn't have a garage and is in need of major updates. Is it worth it to paint the walls, trim and kit?
Hello,

Great question. It all depends on what neighborhood you are in as the 53705 zip code is very popular. It was also be dependent upon what you need in terms of selling price. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Home Selling in 53705
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is there a possibility that you can have an agreement with two different agents for the same property. One for rental and second for sale
This has got to be one of the most ridiculous questions ever!

Why would you WANT to?
This is undoubtedly grounds for litigation.
What are you accomplishing?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Selling in 53718
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Looking to sell my house in West madison and buy one closer to my work. Help me find one who can help me sell it.
Ask people you may know for broker recommendations, or contact and interview in person a few local agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best and who has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 Home Selling in Madison
Robert Lange, Real Estate Pro in Stoughton, WI
Robert Lange answered:
How do I submit a listing for sale on this site? I clicked on submit your listings, but never seem to get to a page where I can actually do it.
Are you an agent. If you want to list your home I can help you get it up on the market. I am with Our House Realty
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Selling in 53714
Donna Panico, Real Estate Pro in Janesville, WI
Donna Panico answered:
If my broker presents to me a full price offer on my home, do I have to accept the offer?
No, but if the offers mirrors your intent of the terms of the listing agreement you may owe the listing agent a commission because he produced / procured a buyer at your terms.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Selling in Madison
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can superior marketing compensate for a list price that is well above market? Folks in the industry, I look forward to your take :)
In my opinion, no, not if it is well above market. If it were only slightly above market, and your superior marketing could somehow point out the qualities of this particular home that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 31, 2011 Home Selling in Madison
Randy Pereira, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Randy Pereira answered:
How soon should a real estate sign go up in the yard after a house goes on the market?
It really depends on the agent and company you hired. Some have the sign installation contracted out (so there might be a delay), and others handle the work themselves.

However, thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 30, 2011 Home Selling in 53714
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Selling my house. Should I replace my broken washer or fix it? Buy a new cheap set, or a decent one?
Washer, dryer, and refrigerator are considered personal property and not necessarily conveyed with the house (unless they are negotiated for). It's really up to you. If it were me, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 6, 2011 Home Selling in 53714
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I own a 3-unit (3 level) rental house in downtown Madison but am moving out of the area. It will be tough to manage. Is now a good time to sell?
If you are ready to sell, and want to sell, anytime is a good time to list the property on the market ...unfortunately, none of us can answer with accuracy as to where the market will h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 5, 2011 Home Selling in 53703
Laud, Other/Just Looking in Fitchburg, WI
Laud answered:
With the recession and housing market like it is, can you negotiate realtor fees?
You can ALWAYS find a Realtor who will do it for less. There are hundreds of Realtors who are basically out of work and willing to do just about anything for money. They too are unemp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 15, 2011 Home Selling in Madison
Laud, Other/Just Looking in Fitchburg, WI
Laud answered:
Do "OPEN HOUSE" on the weekends really benefit the seller? Do you recommend doing the Open House? I live in Blackhawk (Westside).
The quick and easy answer is "yes".

More on the topic runs to such things as : the more people that see your house, the better. Do you try on several pairs of shoes before ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 31, 2011 Home Selling in Madison
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How can you remove cigarette smell from a home?
I have a sheet with a variety of tips to help you get rid of the smell. Send me your email address and I can forward this on to you! As a list agent who specializes in preparing homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Selling in Madison
Mark Gladue, Real Estate Pro in Madison, WI
Mark Gladue answered:
What is the average days on the market for houses in Madison? Especially for houses in zip code 53711 (Orchard Ridge/Meadowood)?
Hi Katie,

I have sold a number of homes in each neighborhood and here are the numbers:

Active Days on Market: 86
Pending: 181
Sold (Since Jan.1) : 98

If you would like more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Selling in Madison
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