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Troy Miller, Real Estate Pro in Milwaukee, WI
Troy Miller answered:
how to compare agents to choose the right one. Is there any objective source of info on Real estate agents?
Eti,

While I don't believe there is an objective source to compare agents (perhaps Angie's List) what it comes down to in the end is working with someone you not only feel comfortabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Selling in 53217
Kris Plechaty, Real Estate Pro in Menomonee Falls, WI
Kris Plechaty answered:
What is the best way to get in touch with homeowners having a difficult time selling who may be willing to rent instead?
Hi Angela Ryan,

Your best bet would be to contact the listing agent that holds that listing and see if they can contact the homeowners on your behalf. The sellers (homeowners) might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 1, 2013 Home Selling in 53202
KerryAnn Dou…, Real Estate Pro in Hales Corners, WI
KerryAnn Douglas answered:
Looking for a Real Estate professional to short sale a property, in Milwaukee, WI. Prefer some one who is fluent in Spanish language
I am a CDPE, but not fluent in Spanish. I do have access to a spanish speaking agent.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Selling in Milwaukee
Debby Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in Wauwatosa, WI
Debby Thompson answered:
Short Sale Question
Your lender should work with you to do a short sale because you have taken a job in an other state. Speak with your bank. You will need to get some information together for them. Hardsh ... more
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Ray Wilson,  in San Diego, CA
Ray Wilson answered:
looking for wisconsin home flippers?
Do you mean investor or someone who is selling a home that has been flipped?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 18, 2012 Home Selling in Milwaukee
Eric D Lenz, Real Estate Pro in Greendale, WI
Eric D Lenz answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Clean, paint and repair are probably the most cost effective. De-clutter. Inside and out. Replace worn carpet. These are ways to increase the value MORE than the cost of doing it. Other ... more
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Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
how do I get an MLS # and list a home for sale by owner in Milwaukee WI?
Snagy02,

You cannot do it on your own. You would need to list with someone that is a Member of the REALTOR'S® Association. There are some limited services companies that wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 8, 2011 Home Selling in 53223
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
My contract just expired, broker sent a list of protected buyers & included agents. Can agents be protected?
it's not uncommon, since not all buyer's agents will share with we listing agents... the names of their buyers.

if you're suspicious, you're certainly within your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2011 Home Selling in Milwaukee
BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
can you do a short sale if the property is paid in full?
sure .. if you want to give away your money ... not sure what you meant by "short sale" here !
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Home Selling in Milwaukee
Karen Block, Real Estate Pro in Milwaukee, WI
Karen Block answered:
I soled my house. How long after I have to invest monies of sale into another property to avoid taxes on monies?
It's my understanding that you have 2 years if it was your primary residence. You may want to check with a tax person for verification.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 21, 2011 Home Selling in Milwaukee
Linda S. Cef…, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, WI
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
I want to express the importance of getting rid of clutter and the great photos to show online.
Great point Bernadette and I completely agree. The only problem is when you get a home that does not have much natural light regardless of how the sun is shining. Those become a real ... more
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Eric D Lenz, Real Estate Pro in Greendale, WI
Eric D Lenz answered:
My husband and I accepted an offer on our home this week & we also have an accepted offer of our own on a property that's contingent on ours
Your Realtor should answer this question. If you are not comfortable with the answer you get from your Realtor, consult an attorney for advice.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 8, 2010 Home Selling in 53221
PETER SKANAV…, Real Estate Pro in WAUWATOSA, WI
PETER SKANAVIS answered:
Is the market picking up in Milwaukee Wisconsin?
Things are slightly better than last year but price is not. Prices are lower between 5-15+% since last year depending on location. Inventory is improving but lending and appraisals are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2009 Home Selling in Milwaukee
Eric Funk, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Eric Funk answered:
I have a dilemna. I have a mortage on my home that exceeds its current market value. I want to sell the
Speak to a local agent to get an idea what your home is worth. It sounds like it would be worthwhile finding an agent with experience in Short Sales - ie: selling home for less than mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 29, 2009 Home Selling in Milwaukee
David Eyrise, Real Estate Pro in Brookfield, WI
David Eyrise answered:
Is there such a thing as closing insurance and if so, where can I purchase it?
Hi Amy, Instead of insurance we have earnest money collected. In case of a breach of contract Seller has a right to that money but not if a buyer backs out of a contract legally (by co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 1, 2011 Home Selling in Milwaukee
David Ray, Real Estate Pro in Milwaukee, WI
David Ray answered:
I am looking to sell one of my 2 duplexes over the next year. I need to keep rental income coming in so I
Sarah, I appreciate your situation. I have worked with many sellers who have faced a similar situation. Quite frankly, there is no easy answer. Generally, tenants would prefer not ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2008 Home Selling in Milwaukee, WI
Shar Rundio, Real Estate Pro in Mesa, AZ
Shar Rundio answered:
Who pays for the title company costs, the seller or the seller's realtor?
Susie, typically the seller pays for their title and escrow costs. It does not come out of the Realtor's commission. Both the buyer and seller will have their own customary closing co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2008 Home Selling in Milwaukee, WI
Mary Zinda,  in 53066
Mary Zinda answered:
Should I sell or rent?
My advice would be to rent it for the next year and see how the market is doing in March, and possibly even 2 years from now.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 22, 2008 Home Selling in 53202
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How can I tell how long a house has been on the market?
Some sites contain that information--for example Zip Realty has that data. Otherwise, contact a Realtor; that information is contained in the MLS.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2008 Home Selling in 53213
Jaime Druck, Real Estate Pro in Mequon, WI
Jaime Druck answered:
What things can I do to help my realtor sell my house? She just told me to keep it clean and control the
The best thing to do is communicate with your Realtor / their manager. It is crucial to keep the house show ready at all times and make sure to accomodate all showings and that is pret ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2009 Home Selling in Milwaukee, WI
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