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Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
Should you pick a listing agent based solely on commission?
Your main goal is to work with an agent who will market your home using the various tools to secure a buyer. It would not make sense to go with the lowest commission and not get the s ... more
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
What are typical realtor commissions?
Agents really can't openly discuss commissions, as it could be seen as a violation of the federal anti trust laws, but.......the only really correct (and legal) answer to your questions ... more
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Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in 92021
Maryanne Jackson BROKER,CNE answered:
Is it common that many agents just WILL NOT show a FSBO as a general practice? I DO note in my listing that I am cooperating with buyers' agents.
And remember, it is beneficial to have a buffer between you and the general public, home sales can get personal and it is good to have a middle man to help diffuse the emotional aspect ... more
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Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in 92021
Maryanne Jackson BROKER,CNE answered:
when are the Realtor's Commissions due when the Seller takes a small down payment and sale is 'supposed' to close in 6-8 months?
Realtor's are paid at closing that is when the funds are dispersed by the escrow company, If seller has leased the property then the property has not been SOLD.

However, if the Realt ... more
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Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in 92021
Maryanne Jackson BROKER,CNE answered:
Can we directly contact a potential buyer after deal fell through between our FSBO home and an agent?
Yes, you have no agreement with an agent-You are Selling your home on your own.
IT is your right to do that, If the Buyer has signed an agreement to pay their broker than it is the res ... more
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Maryanne Jac…, Real Estate Pro in 92021
Maryanne Jackson BROKER,CNE answered:
I am miserable in the house I just purchased. What are my options?
Maybe you have more equity than you think, Do you need a referral for a Realtor there?Let me know I have connections in FT Worth.
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Selling in Fort Worth
honeycombe8, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
honeycombe8 answered:
Is it a legal requirement to use an agent to sell a home? I would like to sell my home privately possibly to a cash buyer.
Like the others have said, you can sell it yourself. BUT there are advantages of using an agent that you should be aware of (I'm not a r.e. agent or connected in any way with real estat ... more
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Ranee Bray, Real Estate Pro in 78613
Ranee Bray answered:
My neighbor's tree is overgrowing into my backyard, who is responsible to cut the overgrowing part of the tree in my back?
The branches over your yard would be your responsibility to trim. However, you must take care in doing so. You don't want to damage the tree itself. This is a situation of "nuisance" ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Selling in 78729
garybirtles14, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
garybirtles14 answered:
How can I check if my divorce attorney put a lien on my properties I was court ordered to sell?
This would be something you would want to talk to him about. You also could check with the county. They will be able to tell you. http://www.goldbergkatzman.com/family-law/
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Annoyed, Home Buyer in Arvada, CO
Annoyed answered:
How much value would be added for a kitchen and bathrooms update?
I wouldn't do ANYTHING until I consulted with a local realtor that knows your neighborhood community and has been in similar houses and neighborhoods. Many of them are just happy to se ... more
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Joe Morales, Real Estate Pro in Colusa, CA
Joe Morales answered:
what is a Crestleigh home worth that is 5 years old in plumas lake? 4/2 1850 sq ft?
I have estimated your current home value. Contact me at your convenience.

Joe Morales
Trulia.com Premier Agent for the Plumas Lake area
(530)844-0012
Joe@ValleyHomeRealty.com
val ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Selling in 95961
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Should you pick a listing agent based solely on commission?
Larry,

It appears that you may be a real estate professional....what are your thoughts on this topic?

Probably the best place for this information is in the trulia "blog."

Just ... more
1 vote Share Flag Earlier today Home Selling in Chula Vista
Danielle Nic…, Real Estate Pro in 63017
Danielle Nicholl answered:
How do I edit a sold listing?
In my local market- any changes need to be request by the listing agent to the MLS.
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Home Selling in San Clemente
John Nuccio, Real Estate Pro in 85297
John Nuccio asked:
REAL ESTATE SUCCESS AM I DOLLAR DRIVEN OR SERVICE MINDED In today‚Äôs real estate market the question arises as to whether I am in real estate sales or customer service. I say I am both. I am compensated to provide very important and very difficult…
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Francoise, Home Buyer in Redding, CA
Francoise asked:
Selling or renting versus another possibility? we live in Redding, Ca and the houses don't seem to sell well/fast here. Renting seems the same. Is there another possibility more attractive to potential buyers/renters? We are not in a…
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Doug Grace, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
Doug Grace answered:
Is it better to offer a 4% buyers agent commission or lower the asking price?
Lower the price; people wanting to buy a house look online and ask their agents to show them specific houses. And lowering the price will bring it up on agent and buyer's radars.
0 votes Share Flag Earlier today Home Selling in Elk Grove
Stefanie C.…, Real Estate Pro in 33014
Stefanie C. Bergmann answered:
Who is the best low-commission listing agent in Pembroke Pines?
I can honestly tell you from experience that it is a very bad idea to go with an agent that will offer to list for less than the customary 6%, or at least try to make sure that the buye ... more
1 vote Share Flag Earlier today Home Selling in Pembroke Pines
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