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Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Are you a motivated seller in a buyer's market!?
No, I am a motivated buyer. Motivated to find pre-bubble pricing and then to buy. When I find that pricing color me in another house almost immediately. Until then I wait.

I am glad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 17, 2010 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Terrence Cha…, Home Owner in Allentown, PA
Terrence Charest answered:
What kind of water heater should we install in our home?
That would be a personal choice for the buyer, I would think. My personal feelings would be to put in a tankless water heater. This way it would be a selling point on saving energy, etc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 19, 2010 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Kat Barry, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Kat Barry answered:
Should we remodel our kitchen for South Side flats buyers?
I would never suggest undertaking a major remodeling project just to sell. You're better off doing something simple like changing out dated appliances but that's about it.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 29, 2010 Home Selling in 15203
Sherry Carti…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Sherry Cartiff answered:
FHA financing / guidelines and knob & tube wiring??
Hi Elizabeth,

From my financial people, they say that knob & Tube wiring is probably not going to be accepted. Most insurance companies will not accept it either.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 15, 2010 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Cindy Bodnar…, Real Estate Pro in Pittsburgh, PA
Cindy Bodnar Winslow answered:
Will an appraisal and pre-inspection prior to listing house help to sell it?
I would highly recommend the pre-inspection prior to listing a property for sale. This will prevent you from negotiating your sales price twice. By this I mean, you will negotiate a sal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Selling in 15229
Dolly Nicely,…, Real Estate Pro in 16046
Dolly Nicely, ABR, CRS, RECS, answered:
Question about range for CMAs / Comps
As an agent serving your area, I would say that your agent has a valid argument, and perhaps you do as well. My professional opinion would be that this may be one of those cases where ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 4, 2009 Home Selling in 15229
Jill Stehnach, Real Estate Pro in Sewickley, PA
Jill Stehnach answered:
In Allegheny County, if I am under contract to sell a house and then decide not to sell, am I obligated to pay real estate commission? I am taking
I think your obgliation is to both the buyer and the realtors involved. If the home is under contract, then you have a legally binding document that says that you have agreed to sell t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 30, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Pat Moyer, Real Estate Pro in West Chester, PA
Pat Moyer answered:
Should we list early due to extension of home buyer's credit?
Elizabeth--sounds like you're trying to catch the spring market by waiting until April. I think the spring market starts right after Super Bowl Sunday. Consider that the "ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 7, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Terrence Cha…, Home Owner in Allentown, PA
Terrence Charest answered:
On average, how long does a house listed in 15237 stay on the market before being sold?
Get with a professional Realtor in your area. They will show you how long homes stay on the market there for your particular style of home. You must understand that each area is differe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 15, 2009 Home Selling in 15237
Dolly Nicely,…, Real Estate Pro in 16046
Dolly Nicely, ABR, CRS, RECS, answered:
Is an unoccupied home a deterrent to buyers?
You are correct Elizabeth, it is easier for a purchaser to envision themselves in the space once you have detached yourself. Some buyers cannot see past home photo's, personal bel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 26, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Jackie Hamil…, Real Estate Pro in 15241
Jackie Hamilton answered:
What is the Average Number of days on the Market for Pittsburgh PA 14243?
Hi Larry, the average number days that properties too to sell in zipcode 15243 was 71 days. It would be helpful to know whether you're in Scott, USC or Mt. Lebanon which can change ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 26, 2009 Home Selling in 15243
J R, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
J R answered:
Can agents set a price?
Did she show you comps and ask what you thought you should list it for in order to sell? When I meet with a seller I try to educate them about their market so that they come up with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Dolly Nicely,…, Real Estate Pro in 16046
Dolly Nicely, ABR, CRS, RECS, answered:
Question about permits on seller's disclosure
Hi Beth, The sellers disclosure must disclose the material facts known to and by you regarding your property. Honest is the best policy. The best advise is to answer all questions hon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 30, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Joy DeLucia, Both Buyer and Seller in 07733
Joy DeLucia answered:
I have a fixer up house I would like to sell, I'm looking for a home investor, since it isn't worth alot of money, it isn't cost
Work with a licensed professional. Marketing is expensive, most agencies pay big bucks to have your property worldwide on multiple sites. Figure what your time is worth. The agent g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 5, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
Can someone give me a reasonable house investor for the Pittsburgh PA area? NOT sharks like uglyhomes.com,
I am not sure I 100 % understand your question. You are looking for a company that buys homes? Or are you looking for a Realtor who can find you a buyer for your home? or are you lookin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 5, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Fred Griffin, Real Estate Pro in Tallahassee, FL
Fred Griffin answered:
I recently listed my home and am getting very few showings. The home has been listed for 3 weeks and
Take another look at the Asking Price.

How are comparable properties doing? Are they getting shown, are they getting sold? If so, at what price point?


Best wishes,
Fred
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2009 Home Selling in 15205
Lori Bost, Real Estate Pro in 15236
Lori Bost answered:
Can you remove 4828 wheaton dr. 15236 immediately
This is not my listing, therefore not under my control. I did sell your home but you will have to contact Michele Fitterer that listed this.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 10, 2010 Home Selling in 15236
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
When you are selling a home and you switch agents and companies can that slow the selling of the home.?
It depends on many factors, in most instances can be smooth matter of hours IF all paperwork has been signed and executed, property pic's taken, how immediate new listing agent can jump ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
Terrence Cha…, Home Owner in Allentown, PA
Terrence Charest answered:
Inspection options:
Absolutely. Option #1 is best if the buyer has no spare cash to help fix things if things are broke. It allows the buyer to walk away and it also allows the buyer to say, "Fix this and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2009 Home Selling in Pittsburgh
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
How do I post a single family home - "for sale by owner"?
Trulia only accepts listings that are represented by a broker/agent. If you have an agent, have the agent do it. As an owner, you may create an ad in the blog section, and even upload p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Home Selling in 15237
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