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Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Should one set or not set a small dining room table when getting a house ready for sale?
Hello Home Owner,
Making your home as attractive as possible, of course, is needed when selling your home. Yes, do prepare your dining room table with place settings and a colorful ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Tony Ngo, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tony Ngo answered:
My house is sold as-is condition. Will the potential buyers still need inspection?
Buyer should always do their own inspection even though the home is an As-Is condition. As agents, you always want to encourage buyers to do their own inspections so they know what they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 8, 2015 Home Selling in 95127
Stephen Thea…, Real Estate Pro in Morgan Hill, CA
Stephen Theard answered:
Interested in selling our ranch style home having 3 bedroom/2 baths with landscaped frontage and backyard with a deck.
What is the square-footage of the home?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 28, 2012 Home Selling in 95136
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
What is the next step after I accepted an offer?
Once everything is signed and everyone has copies, the next thing will probably be the home inspection. Check your house and fix anything you can before mr nitpicky gets there to pick a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Selling in Alum Rock
Vivian Ashton, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Vivian Ashton answered:
I have noticed that some homes are marked pending for weeks and then weeks later, they are re-listed as available. What kind of events cause this?
Most likely something happened from the contact negotiation, financing approval if financed to the closing at the Title Company. The listing would then appear as available on this site. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Do fireplaces increase or decrease a home value? What do buyers think about gel or electric fireplaces instead of the traditional wood burning or gas?
Are you adding or changing your existing fire place?

There is a romance to the sound and look of a fire. Wood, then Gas, Gel and Electric have never been on my buyer's wish list f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
I have noticed that the homes near Barrett Elementary in Morgan Hill do not sell as fast as homes in other areas in Morgan Hill. Does anyone know why?
I would venture to guess you are talking about the newer Bank Owned Homes on Barrett. With that if you compare these to other newer homes it would look like pricing to me. There are n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 12, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Blinds or curtains (or even bare windows) for home going on the market? (A mid sized, normal, non-luxury home)
Your agent should be able to advise you.

I find that most buyers would prefer to pick out their own window coverings. Light curtains for security, privacy may be the better choice ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Gabriel Nguy…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA
Gabriel Nguyen answered:
Why does the Trulia estimate on a homes value, differ so much from the actual market value?
Well, first and foremost, Realtor like me do not use Trulia or Zillow for competitive market analysis (CMA). We use our own website like REIL to do works for us. Please contact your rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Selling in 95120
Rachel Cochr…, Real Estate Pro in Gulfport, MS
Rachel Cochran answered:
When selling homes, do sellers usually leave behind their refrigerator?
It varies by area/region but is always negotiable. Its common on the MS Gulf Coast for a seller to leave all kitchen appliances, however, it may be uncommon in your area. Buyers usual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Marlene Bien…, Real Estate Pro in Tallahassee, FL
Marlene Bienes-Realtor answered:
Do you need to dust off your walls or even wash them before repainting them? I have heard from contradicting sources...
I would suggest to get a moist towel and pass it through your walls in order to remove any dust particles on the walls. The least thing you would want to see is after you have spent the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 22, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Mike Sullivan, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, FL
Mike Sullivan answered:
Is it better to do a home inspection before or after you re-paint the interior and install new flooring? (this would be for resale of a home).
I would recommend doing the inspection after you have done all upgrades/remodel that you intend on doing. I would also recommend hiring a home inspector that looks at the overall home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 20, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Guy Gimenez, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Guy Gimenez answered:
Is it normal for a contractor to ask for 100% of the cost for the materials? I am trying to replace my floors and the contractor ...
Only pay up front if you can afford to lose the money. Otherwise, ask yourself this question. Does your doctor ask you for upfront money so he can buy his/her surgical instruments? Of c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Laura Coffey answered:
Better to rent out home or sell in the current market conditions?
If you qualify I would keep it. Prices will rebound and it's silly to get rid of property if you don't have too.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Monica Goyal…,  in Cupertino, CA
Monica Goyal DRE # 01781926 answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Hi,

Thanks for asking such an important question. The difference between creating a demand for your home and sell it versus putting it on the market and wait for it to be sold is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 2, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Abu Musa, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Abu Musa answered:
How do you ask a real estate agent how much they think your home is worth?
Your local real estate agent will be happy to answer your question if you ask how much is your home worth. Before hiring an agent find out how soon and how the agent will sell your pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Related to my previous question, if I can't get hardwood, and had to choose between laminate vs carpet...
The story goes that the laminate was invented by PERGO which is Swedish or Norwegian.
The Euopeans would lay it in RENTALS and when they were ready to move, they would take it up and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
How many buyers hate or do not prefer carpet?
Everyone has their own reasons so it is hard to say. A lot of people think that hardwood floors look nicer.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
As a seller, do I absolutely necessary use a title company and the cost?
Alice,
When you sell a house you need to provide the buyer a free and clear title to the property. Title Insurance investigates the history of the title and insures that should any un ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 14, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
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