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Missnj52, Home Buyer in Costa Mesa, CA
Missnj52 answered:
Is a flat screen TV mounted on the wall considered a 'fixture' part of the home? If not, what is the sellers responsibility for restoring
What is the recourse in California when the seller has not only removed the mount for two large screen TVs and left large gaping holes in the wall, but also removed all drapery rods and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Home Selling in Sarasota
Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
Should my realtor (seller) inform the buyer's realtor my bottom line price?
Your Realtor should only do so at your instruction.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015 Home Selling in 34241
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
If the absorption rate or days on market is x days. ( i.e. 90 days, ) does this mean it will take this long to get my house sold. I.e 90 days?
No.

Those are two different things--like the saying about comparing apples to oranges.

The absorption rate is how long it would take, at current sales rates, to sell all the homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
Ann Ryan, Real Estate Pro in 33178
Ann Ryan answered:
What have the townhouses in Fountain Springs (Plantation) been selling for in the last few months? listed for?
Ms. Ginny, properties have sold between $180,000 and $225,000. Active listings (including pending sales) vary between a short sale priced at $140,000 and $235,000. The value of your u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Selling in 34243
Gary Hitchco…, Real Estate Pro in Parkland, FL
Gary Hitchcock answered:
I am selling my Sarasota villa in a 55 community, How can I find the right Realtor who is interested in selling, not just listing my property?
You'll need to find a good Realtor to list your property. Go to the top of Trulia and click on Find An Agent, then input the city you are interested in. The top Realtors will appear, cl ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
Benjamin Lit…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Benjamin Litke answered:
Does anyone have investors looking for partial complete homes in the Sarasota Florida area?
Please contact me if they are still available.

Benjamin Litke PA
Coldwell Banker Siesta Key
benjamin.litke@floridamoves.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in 34239
Benjamin Lit…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Benjamin Litke answered:
What do most real estat agents charge to sell a condo in the Sarasota/ Longboat Key area? Where I live the fee is 5%?
Frank,

I believe that you should always be told that the commission is negotiable. If you would like to discuss getting your condo sold, please feel free to contact me using the i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
Ocean A, Just Looking in
Ocean A answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
I am not sure if anyone read the recent Sarasota Realtor magazine. In it, it has some tips on attracting foreign buyers. Some of these tips will increase your home perceived value fo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Protecting the seller's interests if the closing doesn't go through
If all else has failed and you are uncomfortable with the situation, consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
Rhonda  Maso…, Real Estate Pro in Osprey, FL
Rhonda Masotta answered:
"4 money musts" as published by Trulia. I cannot open that article
Gaska...
Hello...

Please privately send me your email address and I will forward you a copy of the article.

Kindly,

Rhonda Masotta
BRIGHT Realty
Call/Text: 941-504-4349
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 20, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
Benjamin Lit…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Benjamin Litke answered:
How are the homes in Gulf Gate East selling?
Kristen,

The sarasota market has been very good over the last year and we are hoping for another great "season". The Gulf Gate and Gulf Gate East are attractive and active areas f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 20, 2013 Home Selling in 34238
Albert Woost…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Albert Wooster answered:
I am selling a condo in Florida through a private sale. I want to keep the costs down but also make sure there are no problems.
Yes, many times these transactions can go without a hitch. You might be fine.
If anything looks funny get an attorney involved right away. The title company should have one on staff ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 5, 2013 Home Selling in 34238
Michael S. H…, Real Estate Pro in 34242
Michael S. Holderness answered:
What is present value of a 2 bd,2 bath, furnished. In good shape of a condo in CityWalk, Wood St., Sarasota
I can do a free market analysis for you. Please contact me at your convenience if this is something you are interested in. I look forward to hearing from you.

Michael S Holderness
... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Selling in Sarasota
Tina Ciaccio, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Tina Ciaccio answered:
Thinking about selling my condo. Is it better to sell furnished or unfurnished?
Most Buyers prefer purchasing a home UNfurnished, as tastes differ and Buyers usually have their own belongings to bring into the space. But staging your condo with furniture will get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Selling in Sarasota
Rhonda  Maso…, Real Estate Pro in Osprey, FL
Rhonda Masotta answered:
I need a REALTOR to refer my client to who needs to sell in Venetial Park Estates.
CJ..

I do not work mobile home parks..but they have a website and a fw agents that work that area.

It is actually called: Venetian Park Estates and below are some suggestions for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Selling in Sarasota
John Woodward, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
John Woodward answered:
Banks and Short Sales. Nothing short about a short sale, right? I say we fine banks for lack of due diligence. They complain they lack
He who has the gold makes the rules....banks are more inclined to foreclose because it is more profitable for them to keep the loans and then get the 20-30% credit default swap money fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 22, 2012 Home Selling in 34243
Cliff Hornsby, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Cliff Hornsby answered:
what are the fee rates from lawers in sarasota,fl area for short sales?
Weintraub Anne L, Attorney
1900 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236 » Map
(941) 365-7171
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 15, 2011 Home Selling in Sarasota
Court Hoyle, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Court Hoyle answered:
I am working with a realtor who says I can buy 1453 School Av, Sarasota FL as a Fixer-Upper, then rehab it and Re-Sell it fast for $130,000.
You are taking the correct steps by doing your homework and educating yourself. However in this market, or any for that matter, there are no gaurantees. My best advice is to not make a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 5, 2011 Home Selling in 34239
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
trying to find out how much house is worth
If looking to sell--consider inviting a few local agents, or as many as needed, from different realty companies, ask for a comparative market analysis and their opinions--or consider hi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Selling in 34234
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