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Greg Myers, Real Estate Pro in 21771
Greg Myers answered:
Please let me know of a good inspector specialized in lead inspection/abatement for residential. thank you
Call Pete Hanson with Whitehall Inspecctions , He is located in Silver Spring.

petehanson@comcast.net or 301-908-0325


Greg Myers
RE/MAX Realty Group
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Selling in Silver Spring
Ellyn Pollack, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Ellyn Pollack answered:
How long (average or range) does it take buyers to get a mortgage commitment letter from lenders, for a conventional loan?
Hi, Bernadette. Most lenders can do a preapproval letter in less than an hour. They can talk to you on the phone and ask a few questions. run your credit, and then generate a preapprova ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20854
Ellyn Pollack, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Ellyn Pollack answered:
How long is normal for an appraisal contingency in today's lending environment?
Hi, Bernadette. An appraisal contingency is usually 21 days. You want to make sure you allow your lender enough time to order the appraisal and review the report.

I hope that helps. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Selling in 20854
Robert B. Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Robert B. McArtor answered:
how listing agent market their listing properties to other agents, brokers?
You are speaking of what we consider a "Broker's Open House". We can certainly discuss this option. Also remember that once the property is listed, most agents will certainly be aware w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20852
Jessica Hood, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
Jessica Hood answered:
what are the best ways to market your home?
Hi Bernadette,

Find an experienced agent with a proven marketing plan and they do the work for you. QR codes are pretty cool but ultimately useless. Great preparation with a clean ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20852
TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY answered:
terminate listing agent? change listing agent? how to process?
It is a shame you didn't do more research prior to hiring an agent. At this point I recommend you contact the agents broker and let them work it out internally - they most likely will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Home Selling in 20854
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
Comparative Market Analysis
In short, Recently sold properties in a close proximity to the subject property , similar in style, sq ft, condition, lot size, and the homes amenities.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Selling in 20854
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
when to decide to have an open house?
The national average for closing an open house is less than two percent; so one in a row on any day and time may be plenty.
As to traffic; the more the merrier for the agent doing the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20852
Kathy Hutchi…, Real Estate Pro in 20639
Kathy Hutchins answered:
how to avoid continuing negotiation after ratified contract?
Put in the contract an "as is" addendum meaning you are not going to do any repairs or address any cosmetic concerns to the property. This needs to be part of the ratified contract. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 6, 2012 Home Selling in 20854
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Standard financing contingency
45-60 is pretty common in this area now.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20852
Jody Seibert, Real Estate Pro in Bel Air, MD
Jody Seibert answered:
Contingency on mortgage rate
You will have a financing contingency on all but cash offers and the loan terms must be stated. More than likely, the Buyer qualifies for the loan amount at 3.5%, but may or may not at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Home Selling in 20852
Jessica Hood, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
Jessica Hood answered:
Good time to sell?
Yes, absolutely. One of the best markets we've seen in 7 years!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20852
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
When is the high season for housing sale (for selling) for property in a good school district ?
We are right in the middle of it:
During the summer, most houses show best;
Weather is sunny
No standing water
Roofs don't leak
Flowers are in bloom
Leaves are still on the trees
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Home Selling in 20852
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
What is Broker's Open House? what is its purpose? disadvantages/advantages? when it should be scheduled (before or after public open house)?
A broker open house is when only other agents come to see your house. It is to introduce other agents to your house so they can get a feel for it and hopefully show it to buyers they ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Selling in 20852
Jeff Escher, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Jeff Escher answered:
Any advantages/disadvantage to list your home when another property (in same neighborhood, very similar home) just got on the market?
Just make sure you don't sell the competition! Have the house in tip-top shape, and price it at/below the other home. Also, be sure the buyer agent co-op fee is equal/above your neighb ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 25, 2012 Home Selling in 20852
Jan Brito, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Jan Brito answered:
What are the advantages/disadvantages for listing the home slightly above the market value OR slightly below the market value?
Mary - Often the best strategy is to list your home AT market value. Listing slightly above may mean a longer time on the market. Slightly below would obviously mean a shorter time on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20852
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Do appraisal values from lenders and R.E. agents' appraisals from comparable market values usually match up? if not, why?which one is accurate?
Please do not call, what we Realtors do, an APPRAISAL:
Only Appraisers do an Appraisal.
Realtors do a CMA, or Comparative Market Analysis.

If both are done correctly, they should b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Home Selling in 20851
Jeff Escher, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Jeff Escher answered:
Do you recommend that I lower my price? After 25 showings we have had zero offers, not even a low ball offer?
Based on the feedback and number of showings, it's likely the price. Buyers shop in price ranges and it seems the buyers in your range are expecting something bigger. If you drop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 21, 2012 Home Selling in Potomac
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Show house vacant or occupied?
You bet. Vacant homes can be seen anytime with no need to make an appointment or to call the owner or agent. Getting an appointment to see a house at 1-1:30pm on a Tuesday is harder tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Home Selling in 20851
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What are the expenses and costs involved in buying a house and Expenses and costs involved in selling a house?
I could write an answer that would be 4 pages long:

This is too much.

I can summarize it all by saying; please contact a Realtor and have them explain it to you. This is part of o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Selling in 20851
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