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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team answered:
Is there an advantage of the listing agent showing up at appointments on the property they've listed for sale?
As buyer agents, we do not want the listing agent or seller at the property during a showing. It has a negative effect on the showing and never culminates in a sale. Having the listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 4, 2014 Home Selling in South Kingstown
TERRY MCCARL…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
TERRY MCCARLEY, CDPE, SRES answered:
is pre property solutions legit?? It seems to good to be true…..
If it sounds too good to be true it usually is. Al gave you great advice - thumbs up for him!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Home Selling in East Providence
Daniel D'Ami…, Real Estate Pro in 10465
Daniel D'Amico answered:
can buyer propose sales agreement to seller?
As in life, Real Estate Sales are all subject to negotiation. As long as his/her Realtor is presenting the offer and sales agreement i don't see anything ethically wrong at all.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Selling in Lincoln
Al Pratte, Real Estate Pro in Providence, RI
Al Pratte answered:
What do you think about the current condition of the Silver Lake neighborhood in Providence, RI?
Hi,

The current real estate market in the Silver Lake area of Providence is relatively strong. I have many buyers currently looking in the Silver Lake area. If you are thinking of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Home Selling in Silver Lake
Al Pratte, Real Estate Pro in Providence, RI
Al Pratte answered:
Short Selling a VA loan
Hi Mr. Jarvis,

If you are not willing to rent the property, then a short sale may be your best option. In my experience, I have not seen a situation where a seller had to withdraw I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Selling in Westerly
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
I am selling my home to a person in another state; I will be faxing them the Purchase & Sales Contract. Who signs it first?
Each state has their own laws and requirement for disclosures. If you are not familiar with them you are venturing into a risky area. I suggest you have an expert in the state that y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Home Selling in 02879
Joshua Green…, Real Estate Pro in Rhode Island
Joshua Greenwald answered:
can the life estate designee sell the property if the other owners do not want to?
Hey there - write me joshg@alumni.brown.edu or call 401 527 1994. Would love to help you with your situation! Will have to know more details. J
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Selling in Rhode Island
Joshua Green…, Real Estate Pro in Rhode Island
Joshua Greenwald answered:
dicare wants us to sell my mom's portion of ownership in her house, she's got a life estate, and 5 other owners. Is that possible?
Hey there - write me joshg@alumni.brown.edu or call 401 527 1994. Would love to help you with your situation! Will have to know more details. J
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 27, 2014 Home Selling in Rhode Island
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Cumberland, RI
Christopher Cox answered:
How big is a house lot in East Providence, Rhode Island?
Good Afternoon Leanne,

It would depend on how the land is zoned where the lot is. The smallest area without any kind of special zoning variance(pretty tough to get) is zoned as resi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Home Selling in 02914
The DiSpirito…, Real Estate Pro in East Greenwich, RI
The DiSpirito Team answered:
Can I get out of my condo(family reasons) without a financial hardship?
If you are not having financial hardship, you may want to think about leasing the condo out. Right now, with our landlords, we are finding in RI that they are making between 35% and 46% ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 23, 2013 Home Selling in 02895
Stephen Perr…, Real Estate Pro in Cranston, RI
Stephen Perrino answered:
what is the value of my house at 19 Howland Road?
Give me a call and I will be happy to talk to you more about your house, your goals, and your needs so that we can come up with a sales plan to reach your goals.

401-206-8907
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Selling in 02910
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Appraised for 260k accessed at 208k how can I close the gap?
You're in great shape - be thrilled your home appraised out higher than the town's assessment!
This is GOOD for you.

I understand that consumers often confuse the terms "appraisal a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Nov 4, 2013 Home Selling in Newport
Bob Bailey, Real Estate Pro in Jamestown, RI
Bob Bailey answered:
Have prices stablized in Rhode Island (Jamestown)? Is now a good time to sell or perhaps wait a year or two??
Thank you for questions on Jamestown market. For the 1st 3 quarters, Jamestown has seen an increase in the number of sales by nearly 50%, currently at 63 year to date. The median averag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 11, 2013 Home Selling in Jamestown
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
What is the average commission that a sellers agent receives?
Average doesn't matter unless you want to hire an average agent. Or unless you're writing a paper.

You're doing neither.

Focus on the agent. Ask about the commission. Then decide.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Home Selling in Bristol
John Manocch…, Real Estate Pro in 02919
John Manocchio answered:
I have a home which has been tastefully remodeled to support the needs of an elder with mobility challenges. What sites would be best to market this?
Hey John, a good site would be craigslist because of the uniqueness of being able to enter any amount of information you want. Another place would be the local senior center.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Selling in Johnston
Joshua Green…, Real Estate Pro in Rhode Island
Joshua Greenwald answered:
I am going to be selling a 5 bedroom home in nicest residential area of upper south prov. what are current market conditions?
Depends on the house itself. Market is good though. Call 4015271994. Or email joshg@alumni.brown.edu. We can guide you to top dollar return and would happily give free analyses to infor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 4, 2013 Home Selling in Upper South Providence
Lori Rossi, Real Estate Pro in Warwick, RI
Lori Rossi answered:
I have a two family home and have recently demo'd the second floor. Do I leave it as a two family both with 1 bdrm and 1 bath or convert to?
Are you thinking of selling and looking for which has better resale value? If so, I would leave as two family-especially if its in North Providence and since you have the second floor d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Home Selling in North Providence
PHILLYHOMEOW…, Both Buyer and Seller in Philadelphia, PA
PHILLYHOMEOWNER.COM asked:
In Pennsylvania is a general agreement to legal between buyer and seller pending a title report? there i s no other party involved no agent, no title co.....
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Selling in Lincoln
Jeff Holloway, Real Estate Pro in Sebastian, FL
Jeff Holloway answered:
Who is interested in the 10 most common mistakes that sellers make that cost them thousands of dollars?
Overpricing your home is the 1st and costliest mistake one can make. All others pale in comparision.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Selling in Middletown
Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
Can I post a FSBO on this website?
This site pulls listings off of the MLS. Unfortunately you cannot list on this site if you don't have access to the MLS. Realtors pay monthly for access plus they pay for every listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Home Selling in Narragansett
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