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UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Selling my house in SF, where can I look to find a top-local agent? I just want my agent to be extremely good, and get my home sold fast.
Hi John Jason!

We understand that selling your home can be an overwhelming experience and that at times can be unbelievably stressful. We know that finding the right agent can be jus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 24, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
John Westrich, Real Estate Pro in Wyckoff, NJ
John Westrich answered:
listing price----re agt says to put low list price to attract many bidders
You are under no obligation to sell if you decide not to.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Philip E. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara, CA
Philip E. Cabral answered:
What's better buyers? Granite over Oak? Or cheap counters and a lower list price?
Most owner-occupied buyers would prefer an already remodeled home. I showed a client two homes that were the exact same model, where the remodeled one was asking $100K more than the out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 25, 2014 Home Selling in Outer Sunset
Philip E. Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara, CA
Philip E. Cabral answered:
Videos of property. What value do you see in them?
The last house I sold I created a youtube-type video using videos and pictures and included the video in the website marketing the property. It worked great in generating a lot of poten ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 25, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Joanne, Home Buyer in South San Francisco,...
Joanne answered:
I'm considering selling my condo in San francisco, however the HOA is currently in litigation with developer
Hello
My sister closed a refinance with her real estate broker just recently her condo is in litigation as well which is also contruction defect. its been in litigation since 2012 you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Taxes for selling home
Fed capital gain-already stated below with a $250K examption.
property tax remains same as last previous. Not sure it has to be in the same county .

Try this thread:
http://www.cg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Sam Mamola, Home Buyer in Dove Canyon, CA
Sam Mamola answered:
"The Probate Realtor". What does that entail?
I am known as "THE PROBATE BROKER" here in Orange County, California.

To answer you questions:

(1) I am a real estate broker and have been licensed for over 27 years. Additionall ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
me and my wife bought our first home six years ago, and we received the first time buyers credit, we are trying to sell now
Hi James,

It sounds like you bought your home in 2008 - the credit in 2009 and 2010 wasn't exactly $7,500. If that's the case, you'll likely have to repay the $7,500 upon sale of th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Listing photo questions. Who owns the rights? Do agents have a duty to use new photos?
One realtor copied my photos and posted on her listing I reported to MLSLISTING as violation.
They immediately removed my photos from her listing. The same listing agent
came to my op ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
David, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David answered:
My home is partially under water & I really can't imagine forking out $40K in commission. It's almost a crime to collect that amt of
If you're looking to sell your property and can't afford the commission I certainly understand. I work with a lot of helpless homeowners that are victims and are in the same situation. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94134
Nila Daya, Real Estate Pro in 94403
Nila Daya answered:
As a seller, what are the main factors you use when choosing who you hire to sell your property?
Main factors in choosing to hire a Realtor to sell my property would need to be Honest ,Experienced in the local market, Excellent negotiators, Readily available by phone or e-mail, Goo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
As most of us know, home equity values have made strong gains recently, but many homeowners are still hurting. Here's what you can do:
Yup - this belongs in your blog. Self-promotion is not allowed here.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Roh Habibi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Roh Habibi answered:
HOA is in early stages of filing a claim against the builder but has not entered any type of litigation or lawsuit. Does this need to be disclosed?
Good rule of thumb is to disclose disclose disclose everything and anything. Buyers are happier to learn of everything before the purchase and have time to come to terms with the produc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 25, 2014 Home Selling in 94101
Megan Sousa, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Megan Sousa answered:
I have a beautiful, new, centrally located apartment in Costa Rica that I want to sell. How can I list it in the US?
Sotheby's International Realty. We have offices world wide and we all network together. I can help you find an agent down there that will take very good care of you.

You can call me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 94107
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Is Now the Time to Sell Your Condo ... or Not
Hi Carole,

Great information here - but it belongs in your blog. I might suggest you read the guidelines of this forum.

Take care.
1 vote Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
KateFomina, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
KateFomina answered:
We're upside down on our house, so the agent sells it short, what can we do now -- can't buy!
Dear Mario, if you would like to purchase, there are loans available for people in your situation. You can get a loan 1 day after your Short Sale. Feel free to give me a call for more i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 15, 2014 Home Selling in 94134
J. Mario Pre…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
J. Mario Preza, CRB, CDPE answered:
when preparing a CMA how do you adjust for the difference in each home?
A good question! It isn't a science but more of an art. And art, in order to do it right, requires practice! Someone that hasn't done too many evaluations and attempts to arrive at a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 9, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Jp, Both Buyer and Seller in Saint Louis, MO
Jp answered:
Need to find a buyer for 100 investment properties
rrobi3,

We live and invest locally here in St. Louis.
Our ideal properties are Buy and Hold, which sound like your portfolio is made up of.
We have built the right teams and th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 30, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Paul Warrin, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Paul Warrin answered:
do you have to put in low flushing toilets to sell a home in san franscico?
You have a water conservation inspection done for every sale in San Francisco. The inspector will let you know if any of the toilets need to be replaced. Most of the time, they will req ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 19, 2013 Home Selling in San Francisco
Alex Greer, Real Estate Pro in California
Alex Greer answered:
In underwater condo & need to move. Want to get approved for new loan, buy new place & stop making payments on the condo & do a short
I was just looking through old post and I noticed yours. If you were not able to refinance at the time of the post, I can certainly help you out now. You can call me at 408-352-5147 or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Selling in 94117
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