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Timeless, Real Estate Pro in Bluffton, SC
Timeless answered:
Who pays for staging and what is the average price of staging?
Home Staging is a term which is thrown around often, and it can also be referred to as real estate staging. RESA, the Real Estate Staging Association offers realtors "certificates" in s ... more
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Andrea Tucker, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Andrea Tucker answered:
How to find a a top selling agent for a specific neighborhood/market.?
Hi B Street DC,

Research. The person must know the market and its always good to have buyers who are already looking in that area. My company as an office right on 15th and U and we ... more
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Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
Do you think selling your home yourself really makes you more money?
It has been a proven fact that selling your home yourself usually means less money than when it is listing with an agent and paying a commission, Consumers also expect to get the home ... more
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Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
why do you say that there is no such location for Washington, DC?
Hello Ignacio,

what property are you referring to?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Home Selling in Washington
Charles Schr…, Real Estate Pro in Floral Park, NY
Charles Schreyer answered:
Why is it that agents are so reluctant to show co-ops?
I wouldn't say agents are reluctant to show them, as much as it is an issue of going through the co-op board itself. Co-ops are very strict on who they accept and subject the client to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Selling in Adams Morgan
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
If property is in foreclosure do you have to do a short sale?
If you owe less than it is worth, no you can sell it for market value and pocket the rest., if you more than the house is worth, one option is to do a short sale. But... it will depend ... more
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JASON MARTIN,…, Real Estate Pro in Capitol Hill, Washin...
JASON MARTIN, Your DC Resource answered:
I have a studio on Capitol Hill. I would like to sell. It is in a great location and newly renovated.
It really depends on what your goals are. Do you want to be a landlord or would you like to use the proceeds to purchase something larger? Capitol Hill is one of the best markets in t ... more
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TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Do I have to disclose to buyers that their view will likely be obstructed by new construction or is that up to the buyer to do their own research?
Disclose honestly. Future new construction may impact view. Buyer advise to investigate to their own satisfaction.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 Home Selling in 20003
Chad Morton, Real Estate Pro in 20002
Chad Morton answered:
Condo in a two unit building for sale! Help. plz.
Please contact me asap! I can help! Lets go over your options, We can make a workable situate here for both you and the bank with our coding you any extra money.

Chad Morton / Para ... more
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Lanre Folayan…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Lanre Folayan 202-378-0283 answered:
I have a beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in mt pleasant, hardwood floors, garage parking, etc. How much can I sell for?
Hello Mmolitor,


How are you doing? Hope all is well. I know you asked this question over a year ago. However I am just checking to see if you put your house on the market for sale? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013 Home Selling in 20010
Lanre Folayan…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Lanre Folayan 202-378-0283 answered:
How to determine the price on a townhouse with about 2300 sqf. 3 flrs and unfinished bsmt. In CoHI, 1400 newton st block. 4 rms 2 1/2 baths.
Hello blopezx,


How are you doing? Hope all is well. Happy Sunday to you. I know you asked this question eight months ago. But I one thing that can help you determine the price of y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013 Home Selling in 20010
Lanre Folayan…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Lanre Folayan 202-378-0283 answered:
minimal price per sqft. built as duplex, garage, balconey. 3301 mt. pleasant (1unit) 1br/1ba, 1605 irving (2unit) 1.5ba, 2br. very good condition
Hello Loveleona,


I know it has been a little over three years since you posted this message. But just wanted to know if you sold the property? And if you did how did it go? Please ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013 Home Selling in 20010
Mark J Brunn…, Real Estate Pro in Cedarburg, WI
Mark J Brunner answered:
Which is the most cost-effective for resale: maintaining a newer home or remodeling an older home?
You will in most cases come out on top with an existing property and doing the right updates such as kitchen and baths for a lot less than building. Even through the downturn of the mar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Home Selling in Washington
Royce Bush, Real Estate Pro in Clinton, MD
Royce Bush answered:
Buyer lost financing, their agent won't respond to release contract, now what?
Hi Nikko,

Seek out your agents Broker.He/She,in concert with the buyers agent Broker, should be able to assist in getting this resolved for you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Home Selling in Washington
Djana Morris, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Djana Morris answered:
How do you sell with sitting tenants?
Hi Marlene,

In DC there are very specific rules that you must follow when putting tenanted property on the market. If the tenants cooperate, it can be a relatively simple process. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Home Selling in Washington
Katrina Hill, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Katrina Hill answered:
Considering return on investment, where should you spend your remodeling budget?
Nothing can turn a listing around like a fresh Kitchen and fresh Bathroom(s). Anything beyond that can be dealt with by staging, cleaning and perhaps paint and carpet. Next in line wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Selling in Washington
Tom Sommers, Real Estate Pro in Lakeville, MN
Tom Sommers answered:
Should you be there when your house is being shown to buyers?
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get out and let them look. It is the number 1 complaint I hear from buyers I work with. I can tell you from personal experience that the buyers in ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Selling in Washington
Henry F. Moh…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Henry F. Mohan answered:
How important is making a video of a listing for getting the home sold for top dollar?
First and foremost the public looks for fotos. The more the better chance you will have of keeping them looking at your home and emailing them to family.More than 20 is a must 40 is bet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Home Selling in Washington
Amy Fisher,…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Amy Fisher, CRS, CBR, VP answered:
how do you calculate closing costs in DC?
If what you are looking for is a rule of thumb I'd go with 4% of the sales price. If the loan you are getting has "loan origination fees" (AKA: Points) then add the fees to the 4%. Th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Selling in 20003
Connie Vande…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Connie Vanderpool answered:
any recommendation on Realestate agents that know the West End in DC. I need to sell my place.
I can do it, in record time. I have a lot of benefits that I offer with my listings. And they sell in a day or two if you do what I tell you to do. I get top dollar for them too.

Ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Selling in 20037
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