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Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in Highland Park, Los A...
Tristam Bielecki answered:
With the current drought and water restrictions in place in many cities in California, how important is it to have a green lawn when selling a home?
Given that so many homes a sporting browned lawns these days, I don't think it matters. On the other hand, if you have a brown lawn and every house on the block is green then that may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94551
Nathan Carter, Home Buyer in Walnut Creek, CA
Nathan Carter answered:
how can i find buyers for wholesale properties in the east bay california i have prospective properties yet need buyers tried craigslist still trying?
I have a plethora of investment properties. If interested, go to my website and take a look.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2014 Home Selling in Hayward
Cindy, Home Owner in Thousand Oaks, CA
Cindy answered:
I'm unable to add a listing and claim it as my own.
It seems Trulia has still not bothered to answer your question nearly a YEAR later???? I have the same question ? Makes me think they are useless!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 6, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
ravipundek88, Real Estate Pro in San Lorenzo, CA
ravipundek88 answered:
What is value of property at 820 Elgin San Lorenzo?
Its hard to put a value since it s not a highly desirable property.
Unless a developer with cash, highly unlikely to sell for more than 1mil but it worth it if for development.
Theres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Selling in 94580
thedeanreese, Home Buyer in Dundee, IL
thedeanreese answered:
Move-out house Cleaning
I was actually looking for a move out cleaning service as well. Did you ever end up finding one that you liked? Thanks for the help!

Dean Reese | http://kathysqualitycleaning.com/Ser ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014 Home Selling in Fremont
Rodhe Stevens, Home Buyer in Columbus, OH
Rodhe Stevens answered:
Do I need to get my sewer inspected when selling my house in the Oakland Hills? I there any other special things I need to do to sell it?
Well depending on where you live you may not have a choice. I know some areas require your home to pass a sewer inspection before you can sell your home. I would check up on local laws ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Dan Kneisler, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Dan Kneisler answered:
Selling a mobile home in a Fremont, CA retirement com. Agent wants to charge us 10% for the commission and 0% to buyer. Who pays what normally?
Hello Mark,
Hope my answer is not to late.
10% is pretty much the norm for mobile homes.
Hope that helps

Dan Kneisler
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Selling in Fremont
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
As a seller, can I issue a demand to close escrow if I already issued a notice to buyer to perform and it's still within the 2 days to respond?
You need to follow what is on the agreed contract and as your state law allows. As the seller your listing agent should be guiding you and doing what is right and what is needed. if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Selling in Berkeley
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
I am selling my condo which has an HOA lien on it. I intend to pay the lien at closing but will it delay the closing ?
Hello cmanion,

Your agent and escrow officer should be working on this matter for you, because it COULD delay closing.

However, I have had many sellers in the same situation, an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Selling in 94555
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
When selling a home, should you always take the highest offer?
Question posted May 2013.
Still relevant.

As a home seller, you must be acutely aware of the consequence of selecting the wrong buyer. For instance, a Failed FHA offer will leave be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
What are the pros and cons of previous and new owners contacting one another directly?
I often find that when buyers and sellers become friends before a transaction closes, deals tend to suffer. Wait until you are at least in contract and/or the mortgage commitment has b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Paint, flooring, kitchen and bathroom upgrade. Buyers are paying top dollar for houses that have all upgrades. ROI works out in the favor of sellers.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Commission Rate 6% is it too high?
Your friend may be offering a discount as a courtesy of your friendship...in which case s/he would be an excellent choice if they are a good Realtor. If, however, they are offering the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in Fremont
Ali Qureshi, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Ali Qureshi answered:
Good time to sell?

From my 12 years of Real Estate experience and education I can tell you one thing that that cane change everything and that is "timing". Timing is the most important thing to c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 23, 2014 Home Selling in 94539
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Our next door neighbor is renovating to sell his home. We plan to sell our home soon too. Should we wait to list before or after our neighbor sells?
Your neighbor's listing will generate traffic so i would go ahead and list now. You will both benefit from the traffic each listing generates.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Selling in 94536
Bemi Faison, Other/Just Looking in 349 Ranch Estates, M...
Bemi Faison asked:
Do prefab homes sell like traditionally constructed ones? There are some neighborhoods where building a prefab home appears less expensive than buying existing ones. Assuming a good builder and no structural issues, how might a prefab home fare…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Selling in 94610
mariehouse55, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
mariehouse55 answered:
How do I find out the property owner of a house?
How do i find out if someone does oun this house
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Home Selling in 94555
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Are realtors intentionally listing homes lower than their actual value to increase demand and create a 'silent auction'?
There is no "actual value" until a ready willing and able buyer makes an offer. There are sales strategies that suggest listing a property below what you believe the fair market value i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 30, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Hank Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Bowling Green, KY
Hank Wilson answered:
I need to sell my house. What should I change or not change to sell it fast? I am thinking of granite tile
It will be tough to get back what you put in! The best recourse for "selling it fast" is to reduce the price. If people think they are getting a good deal, they will snatch it up.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 28, 2014 Home Selling in Oakland
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Should we set up a deadline for accepting offer? Need your professional advise. Thank you.
Every area is different, and I wouldn't want to guess what the market is doing where you live. All I can tell you is that it is very difficult to guess what the market is doing at any ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Home Selling in Fremont
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