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Roxanne Kahn, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Roxanne Kahn answered:
Are appliances typically included in the sale of a home in Austin?
From my experience, it's typical for all appliances except the refrigerator, washer, and dryer to convey unless stated. But as you know, it's all negotiable!
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Tom Burris, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Tom Burris answered:
I am in threat of foreclosure and want to sale my house fast but don't have budget to do much is the market still good enough to sale quick
It is a seller's market almost everywhere.
Let me know if you need a referral to a good local agent there.


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0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Margaret Par…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Margaret Parma answered:
Who do you recommend to conduct an estate/garage sale in the central Austin area?
Hi Laura,

Contact Melody below: 512-426-8040
Melody Thompson
Downsizing Estates
melodythompson3@hotmail.com

Several agents in our office have recommended Melody. ( I have c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 19, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Cindy Rodgers, Real Estate Pro in Tulsa, OK
Cindy Rodgers answered:
Do we have to accept the changes to the contract?
I would certainly heed the advice of your Realtor but my response would be no. If you have agreed to all terms and all parties have signed the contract, then the buyer cannot expect yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Home Selling in 78726
Cindy Rodgers, Real Estate Pro in Tulsa, OK
Cindy Rodgers answered:
"Pocket Listings"
My personal experiences with hip pocket listings has always been when a seller was in a unique situation and didn't want their home listed in MLS or on other websites, were not quite re ... more
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Laura Rosale…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Laura Rosales-Realtor answered:
How to sell house with flat fee for listing and flat fee for buyer agent?
Hi Raj,
This is a good question but to answer it fully, I would be interested to know the entire scenario and what your overall goal is? Compensation is a negotiable item and you sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Inna Ivchenko, Real Estate Pro in Encino, CA
Inna Ivchenko answered:
If buyer does not have the ability to provide finance in the 3rd party financing addendum on agreed date, can I as the seller cancel the contract?
If someone is not able to secure the financing committment from the Lender, obviously they are not able to buy that property. If they don't want to cancel hoping to find another lender, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 19, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
How to list a home for sale?
Are trying to sell the home yourself or are you a realtor? You can only list a home at Trulia if you are an agent. I know of a real good realtor in Austin; if you'd like her contact let ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Selling in 78701
Michelle Ada…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Michelle Adams answered:
In Austin and need to sell 3bd condo but can't afford realtor fee's, any suggestions? Mortgage up to date and on time this past 5 yrs.
Thank you for allowing me to assist you in selling your condo! Several offers in three days? The Austin market is hot! So happy for you!!!

Thanks Trulia for bringing us together!

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 4, 2013 Home Selling in 78748
Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Can I get pre approved before I sell my house even though I won't have the down payment yet?
Yes, you can. I've worked with clients in similar situation. In fact you should start talking to you lender right away so you know what home price range you can afford to purchase (of c ... more
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Guy Gimenez…, Real Estate Pro in 78704
Guy Gimenez ABR, CRS, GRI answered:
Would anyone be interested in purchasing a studio loft in downtown Austin ? Perfect for students or faculty of UT, a second home or rental property.
If you want to deal direct with a buyer and bypass commissions and marketing time, give me a call. While I am a broker, I am NOT seeking a listing, but instead seeking an investment. J ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Home Selling in Downtown
Kenton, Home Seller in Austin, TX
Kenton answered:
With Downtown booming, what are people thinking?
It does seem that whether its downtown or near downtown, especially Houston and Austin. The thing I've noticed is with all the near expensive condos and rental properties springing up o ... more
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Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
what percentage of the homes that need house levelilng also need serious repairs by plumbers?
That will all depend on the amount of leveling needed. If the foundation is in serious condition you may also want to budget for electrial, and sheetrock and window repairs. It took man ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Selling in Windsor Park
Michael Unde…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Michael Underwood answered:
In Travis County 78754, how much price increase in the last 2 years?
Morris,

I'd be happy to speak with you or refer you to my web site tool for the market snaphot: www.mlsaustintexas.com (http://www.mlsaustintexas.com/austin-home-values) Prices are c ... more
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Montana 406…, Real Estate Pro in 59715
Montana 406 Real Estate answered:
Should sellers be at the home while it is being shown?
No - allow the Buyer to have the opportunity to emotionally "check-in" with no one else around and if they can get an emotional attachment (difficult to do with the Sellers still hangin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Bill Austin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Bill Austin answered:
I have a 2/1 in Windsor Park. Should I lease the home for a year or two and then sell or simply sell outright?
Ripcyn,
The market is hot for both selling & renting. If you can I'd rent it & sell later. You'll get a premium rent. I'd be happy to meet with you to discuss th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Selling in 78723
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Should a seller wait to do minor repairs (per inspection) for the buyer till after the appraisal comes in? FHA loan. Thanks-
I would do the repairs ASAP. Why wait? If you know there is a problem, just fix it. I have seen the seller refuse to fix something and have the buyer walk away from the deal. Do you re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Selling in 78746
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Can you transfer title if there is a lienholder? If you do transfer the warranty deed. Is it legal?
Why wouldn't this company not have a deed?

Let's go back to basics - a deed is the instrument that transfers title. We don't transfer the deed, we write up a new one, have it notariz ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
Claire Mcint…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Claire Mcintyre answered:
The foundation company wants to buy me out of the "lifetime" warranty on their work. How much does the lack of a warranty affect sales?
How not having a warranty on the foundation repair will affect your future selling price will depend on the condition of the foundation at the time of selling. And also how savvy the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Selling in Austin
KRISTEE LEON…, Real Estate Pro in 78734
KRISTEE LEONARD answered:
Space is tight and promotion helps!
Mack,

I would be happy to provide you with a free comparative market analysis that will show you what other comparable condos have sold for in your building. This will help you to de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 Home Selling in Austin
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