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Bob Collett, Real Estate Pro in Brecksville, OH
Bob Collett answered:
Why are condominium sales depressed now? When do you expect a rebound? Cleveland, OHIO
I would not say that condominium sales are depressed. They will typically have a longer sell cycle than single family homes. A lot depends upon the condition of the home and the desir ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Selling in Cleveland
Bella Grewal, Home Buyer in Cleveland, OH
Bella Grewal answered:
My kitchen counter tops are circa 1980 pink formica. Should I replace the counter tops or should I offer a buyer incentive?
My counters were pink also, I bought a roll of look alike granite Formica. We had our contractor glue it to the existing counter top. I finished it by adding an oak edge, they look grea ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Selling in 44107
Dianna Turk, Real Estate Pro in Concord Township, OH
Dianna Turk answered:
I would like to sell my home after a year and half. I bought a home build from the ground up. Is this a bad idea?
As your other replies indicate, there are a lot of factors in determining if now is a good time to sell. I did some quick research for you though and there is only one home that sold th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Selling in 44143
Veethim, Home Seller in Cleveland, OH
Veethim answered:
HOW TO LIST A HOUSE FOR SALE?
If you are listing your home yourself try to use real estate sites where the property is listed. Follow the guidelines. Sometimes there is a need for a license number. At that time you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Home Selling in 44125
Thomas Caine, Real Estate Pro in Ohio
Thomas Caine answered:
We placed an offer to buy a foreclosed house a day ago and signed Earnest Money Note - $1000?. We changed our minds and want to back out
If there's no executed contract you should rescind your offer with your agent. Something that I do so that earnest money deposit isn't held up is not to pay that deposit until ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Dec 8, 2013 Home Selling in 44133
Jim Simms, Real Estate Pro in Louisville, KY
Jim Simms answered:
Is it true that in some states, certain banks will help you by buying your underwater house from you so you can purchase a new one elsewhere?
No banker I have ever known.

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
JSimms@cmcloans.com
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
I answer questions about financing real estate based on my decades o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Selling in Cleveland
Jamie Lewis, Real Estate Pro in 12834
Jamie Lewis answered:
I need to move because of my job but I can't sell my house because it's underwater. What can I do, what are my options? I'm desperate!
Without knowing all your details it seems like you may want to look into renting you property or talking with your lender about a possible short sale. Talk with a professional Realtor i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Selling in Cleveland
Laura McDowe…, Real Estate Pro in 44039
Laura McDowell answered:
How to sell a home in Parma?
The best way to get top dollar for your home is to use an experienced agent that knows the market, and how to get top dollar in the least amount of time. Doing this can mean staging th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Home Selling in Cleveland
Cecilia Sher…, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood, OH
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Home buyer's in Cleveland's Slavic Village?
Hi,

Can you elaborate on your question? Not sure what you're asking.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 Home Selling in 44105
Amanda&J…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Wayne, IN
Amanda&Jared Christiansen answered:
Ideas on how to handle sellers who won't leave when showing their home? How do you gently persuade them to give you the privacy your buyer's need?
Have them read the story I wrote below about sellers that wouldn't leave while I showed the home to my buyers. They completely gave away their position (to me) and we were able to get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 Home Selling in Cleveland
anonymous, Home Buyer in 32832
anonymous answered:
Neighbor caused buyers to cancel contract.
Write a letter immediately, address the owner/seller and the broker or agent with picture as much as possible and take a video, give the seller a chance to answer in writing and give th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 19, 2013 Home Selling in Cleveland
Eli Givoni-S…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Eli Givoni-Short Sale Dept LLC answered:
Doing a VA short sale soon. Current renters do not live in the home but are paying rent as obligated. Do we have to release them from lease?
That is a legal question. You would need to have an attorney review your lease and answer that question.

If you are planning to do a short sale, we can help you. Feel free to give ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Home Selling in 44145
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
When a home owner lowers a the selling price, do you send out an email notifying the price reduction to those people who are registered?
Jsmith,
It is unclear to me if you are asking this question as a homeowner second guessing your agent or if you are a home buyer with acute interest in a home you have interest in. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Home Selling in 44118
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
My realtor has stopped communicating with me. How do I get out of the agreement if they just keep ignoring me?
KB,
What a disappointment. As you can read from the responses of all my collegues, we all take this a bit pesonally. In the future, this will most likely be YOUR 'defining moment' of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Home Selling in 44118
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
How do I enter my free listing to sell my condo by owner? Pastor David Mills 440-915-856pastordavidmills@gmail.com
Pastor someone has misinformed you. There is no such thing as a free listing for a for sale by owner on Trulia. The fact is your agent has to upload the data into Trulia from your local ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Home Selling in 44133
Bob Whitcraft, Home Seller in Bratenahl, OH
Bob Whitcraft answered:
Without using a realtor, how does one know what a good price is to list their home at?
Price is based on comparable units in the same community.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 15, 2013 Home Selling in 44118
Robert Erney, Real Estate Pro in Cleveland, OH
Robert Erney answered:
Are all electric homes selling in Strongsville,Ohio?
If you list a home with me regardless if it is gas or electric it is going to sell! Do buyers want to pay for gas no, do people want to pay for electric no! They are both very costly an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Selling in 44136
Alison Giral…, Real Estate Pro in Parma, OH
Alison Giraldo answered:
i have a home in parma, it has chair lifts for basement and second floor, also has a walk in tub. how do i find my target market?
Demographic research is available to make sure you maximize the exposure you want in advertisement of your property to who you feel should see it , but your true target market is all ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Home Selling in Cleveland
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
New President !
I'm hearing that exclusively from real estate agents and brokers. Come every election, there's one person telling everyone they know that if the wrong person wins, they're packing up an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 3, 2012 Home Selling in Cleveland
Liliesinvall…, Home Buyer in Detroit, MI
Liliesinvalley answered:
Looking to sell my condo in downtown Cleveland!!
I'm looking to buy. Need 2 bath minimum & secure garage. Liliesinvalley@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Selling in 44113
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