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Christian_car, Home Seller in Birmingham, MI
Christian_car answered:
Has anyone dealt with a relocation firm called SIRVA? Was it worth it?
TOTAL NIGHTMARE, stay away from SIRVA relocation company, this company is a SCAM. After 20+ home inspections by their " Specialized Home inspecting team", spending more than $25K on tot ... more
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Erica Texada…, Real Estate Pro in 75104
Erica Texada 214.680.4566 answered:
If I'm the seller of the house, and the buyer is representing himself as the realtor. Do I have to pay him if our realtor is his broker?
Your payment for cooperating brokers is established with your listing agreement, and listed in MLS. Iin that agreement you and your listing agent come up with a percentage to pay a coo ... more
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Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in The Colony, TX
Phillip Madison answered:
Capital gains on sale eeeek
Definitely speak to your tax adviser.
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davis-partri…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
davis-partridge answered:
what to do....I live in PA. We are on a boiler for heat and hot water. The boiler is on its last leg. The oil tank is bad too, could possibly be lea
Tell me more about the boiler. Is it broken and just needs a few repairs, or is it damaged beyond repair and needs to be replaced? Also, are you in a single family home, or is the boi ... more
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Michael Vazq…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Michael Vazquez answered:
how do foundation repairs affect the sale of a home? and would a tax creidit be negative
In Houston, you either have or will have foundation movement. I have bought and sold and represented dozens of homes throughout the Greater Houston area and the foundation is rarely an ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
When staging a walk-in closet, is it better to neatly arrange the clothes, or remove them completely?
It depends if you are staging while the owners are still living there or if the house is vacant. If the home is vacant, you can leave the closet empty. If the home is occupied, remove ... more
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Mark Mcnitt,…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Mark Mcnitt, ABR answered:
what kind of upgrades should I do to a home that was in built in 2005 to maximize the price?
Rafael,

You might not have to do anything in this hot market! Depend on where your home is located for starters.

That being said, simple things like making sure everything is cle ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
my buyer is looking to extend the purchase contract date for the second time. Do i have the right to renegotiate the price since the market is up?
Do I read this correctly? Since the time the purchase offer was accepted you believe the market has GONE UP and that is your inspiration to RAISE THE PRICE.

Wow!

Just HOW LONG ha ... more
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Justin C. Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Justin C. Moore answered:
What is the best month to sell a house in Houston? (Get the highest price for it). What is the best month to sell a house?
Sales are cooling a bit, here in Houston but prices are remaining at an all-time high due to lack of inventory. Increased activity is seen in 77082, 77081...from most recent experience ... more
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Nesha Jackson, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Nesha Jackson answered:
I own a house in the 77043 zip code that has been leased for the past twenty years. The tenant is moving out and the interior needs to be remodeled.
Mr Anderson,

Have you found a solution? I would be happy to look over the cost and possibilities with you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Selling in 77043
Nesha Jackson, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Nesha Jackson answered:
my ex-husband sold our house without my consent. we had a joint mortgage. I was NOT on the deed however.
You need to get an attorney to sort this out.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 19, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
David Tansey, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
David Tansey answered:
How must HOA pay for insurance?
This is more a insurance issue. Obtaining the correct insurance for a condo can be complicated based on where the HoA coverage ends and the owner's begins. I suggest you contract your a ... more
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Megan Becerra, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Megan Becerra answered:
How do I post my home for sell in Nottingham Forest on Trulia? this is not very straightforward...
Hi Britt,

Before my seller & and I started working together, he had his home listed on Zillow.com and I think it was a pretty simple process. Not sure if there was a fee, though. I ... more
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Megan Becerra, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Megan Becerra answered:
What are the seller's rights when a buyer backs out two days before closing?
Hey Angie - This is going to depend on the contract that was signed between you and the buyer. It sounds like the buyer is in default and you should consult an attorney right away. If y ... more
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Megan Becerra, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Megan Becerra answered:
My seller agent is telling me that her buyers agent (from her group) is the one that will be hosting the open houses. Does this make sense? I
Hi Aivelez!

This is quite common as many real estate agents will rely on their associates to assist with or host their open houses. Many listing agents will give their associates an ... more
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TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY answered:
does florida law require an heir to pay rent to the other heirs for a condo he is now living in of the deceased?
This question should be addressed by an attorney. Real estate agents can not give legal advice.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Selling in 77057
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What are the seller's rights if buyer wants to back out two days before closing?
Much will depend on your contract; for any necessary legal advice, it's best to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate and see exactly what options you may have.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
I want to sell my home without having to make any repairs like a new roof and painting. Should we sell it cheap to get out quicker?
The correct term is for sale "AS DISCLOSED" providing you disclose ALL known facts about the home, and price it in accord to it's current condition, you maybe in position for a quick sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2014 Home Selling in 77083
Melissa Font…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Melissa Fontenot asked:
What was it that made you want to Buy your Home? I've got a great list of Selling Tips to prepare your home for buyers online at www.FontenotRealty.com, including:

Inside:
- Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture, and knickknacks
-…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 Home Selling in Houston
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