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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
2 agents or 1 agent for sell and buy in different area
You are talking about two different MLS areas:
Not counting the logistics of the distance,
it would be better to use two.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 14, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Mark Burns,  in Cupertino, CA
Mark Burns answered:
our buyers signed a noncontingent contract however have refused to close until they close on their home. our contract date expires next week...
Time to speak to a real estate attorney if your agent and broker can't get it fixed.

You are not automatically entitled to the buyer's deposit (a myth in California residen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 Home Selling in 95122
Lance King, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King answered:
Which home renovation projects will add the most value to my home?
Mozeeb,

It depends on the specifics of your property, but here are things that will likely have the biggest return:

Kitchen
Bath
Paint
Flooring
Get unwarranted space permitted ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Could I repaint the interior of my home, or is it easy to mess it up?
If you haven't painted before it would be best to read up on the prep work. You can do it yourself, but prepping is so important. If you have very high ceilings I would recommend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2016 Home Selling in San Jose
Judith Mcali…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Judith Mcalister answered:
Friends are looking to replace their living/dining room with either laminate or carpet...
Laminate is great way better then carpet for allergies and keeping clean. I did my whole house except left living room in carpet but I have no children you save on cleaning every 6 mont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 3, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Eva Mok, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Eva Mok answered:
I keep hearing about Short Sales. What are they?
Short sales should not be called short. The process is a long and difficult one. The should be called long sales. The are called short because the home owner comes up short on the mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Jim McCowan, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim McCowan answered:
Does real estate sales pick up in the spring season... starting late Jan?
Around here, the spring season begins March/April and things do generally pick up then.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 26, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
What does it mean when someone says the "location" and the "neighborhood" of a home is important for...?
Hi Home Owner and thanks for your post.

Frankly, "location" and "neighborhood" mean ALL of the things you've noted, and it is part of what makes one home of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 25, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
charles butt…, Real Estate Pro in san jose, CA
charles butterfield answered:
Engineered wood vs laminate. And other flooring questions.
Thank you, Homeowner:

With respect to the question which is best for you, the answer is different depending upon whether or not your primary purpose is for maximum resale value or e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
Bamboo vs laminate?
Hi, Bamboo is a great choice, it's very strong, durable and not pricey! It also looks alot better and doesn't have that hollow cardboard sound when you walk on it.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Susi Yarbrou…, Real Estate Pro in ALPHARETTA, GA
Susi Yarbrough-Salhaney answered:
What are the steps you need to take before you list your home for sale?
Hello,
I would certainly have one inspector come out to perform a general inspection. He/she would be able to let you know if it's necessary to do other inspections, ie: roof/HVA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
What is the best option for getting rid of our home before three years is out on first time buyer tax credit? Can you rollover loss to next mortgage?
The answer to this will require more information than is provided in this forum. You have options and each have their draw backs. If you have an agent you trust and they are familiar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 23, 2011 Home Selling in 95138
BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
Do home prices generally rise in the spring months? If so, when is the best time to sell if you are not in a rush?
I heard foot traffic increases in Summer -> equate to rise in price ? not a clue !
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 30, 2011 Home Selling in San Jose
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Do furnished homes sell faster and at a higher price than vacant homes?
Homes,

This depends on the buyer's needs. In our location we have a lot of international buyers that because of their situation prefer property that is furnished. In this scenar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 28, 2012 Home Selling in San Jose
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
What is the average commission fee for the real estate agent when you sell the home? Both the listing and the buyer's agent?
On average the total commission is between 5% and 6% split between both agents. This total amount is negotiated with seller and listing agent.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2016 Home Selling in San Jose
BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
When selling a home, what percent of your sale price do you need to pay your real estate agent? Also, what if the buyers also have an agent.
normally 6% for both agents (let them worry about it) and a few more % for other fee/costs.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 9, 2011 Home Selling in San Jose
Paul Rinde, Real Estate Pro in Menifee, CA
Paul Rinde answered:
Single story vs 2 story homes? What do people prefer?
Down here in beautifull Murrieta/ Temecula lately, I seem to be getting more people interested in 1 story's. But I am sure things will change. They always do.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 30, 2011 Home Selling in San Jose
Kevin Vo,  in San Jose, CA
Kevin Vo answered:
hi all agents, I want to move my mobile home from san jose ca to morgan hill ca or sell it. looking for a quite place (lancer 1974) is the possible?
Hi Jordy0202,
The easiest way is sell your current mobil home and buy another one in Morgan Hill. If your credit is good and you are able to get a loan, maybe you can get a townhouse o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 22, 2011 Home Selling in San Jose
Arthur Wu, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Arthur Wu answered:
Hi all agents, Have you done a short sale from BOFA for self employed? Do sellers need to provide 2 month bank statements for personal only?
Hi Linh,

Yes, Bank of America requires both personal and business bank statements. My previous seller was asked to provide the previous 2 months assets statements. Please feel free ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Selling in 95121
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
What do people think about the different flooring available in terms of resale value?
Wood or Bamboo are good choices and do add to a quicker resale. Laminate is less popular. Tile is very taste specific. If it is in the bathroom,laundry and kitchen and tasteful in co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
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