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Beverly Carl…, Real Estate Pro in Abilene, TX
Beverly Carlson answered:
What out of the box ideas can I do to promote the house we have listed. We have a goregous home, priced right and no one has shown it. Help?!?!
That is great news and just a reminder that a rule of thumb is that if an offer doesn't come in after 8-10 showings, then need to look at price and condition AGAINj! Keep us post ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 26, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Shanan Sheph…, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Park, TX
Shanan Shepherd answered:
Have been in house for 4 years and are looking to move....
You are wise to shop for good schools. Not only is that an important criteria to you for your family, but in the future it will be equally important when it comes time to sell again. Ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 1, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Perry Hender…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Perry Henderson answered:
Own a condo in a two unit complex. All the new condo laws have ruined our ability to sell-does it make sense to convert our "condo's"
Does the one side have renters in the property or is there something else that is preventing FHA approval?

If not, and it still doesnt qualify, try calling Brandon Sparks at Barton C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 29, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Jodi Sherret…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Jodi Sherretts answered:
I seem to be on a question kick here! If I want to email FSBO's where is a good site to get emails from? I'm aware of the do not call list
I think you can get them on fsbo.com. Although, if the webmaster finds out you are an agent they will block you. Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 23, 2011 Home Selling in 78749
Elliott R. O…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
Pflugerville, TX Home for Sale
Brian brought up a good point about Pre-Approvals. Unfortunately he is right that many lenders whether they be brokers, bankers or direct lenders like the big 3 often issue a pre-approv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 22, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Heather Newt…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Heather Newton Kight answered:
Have austin house to sell, but california jdgmt. How avoid jdgmt on sale, or if file bk is that a default in deed of trust. How avoid jdgment.?
Dan is correct - you really must get the advice of a real estate attorney before pursuing sale of your Austin property. You may also be able to have a preliminary discussion with an Esc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Stephen B. M…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
Stephen B. Mcclain answered:
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David good day to you. I am an independent agent , Broker & Owner of Cornerstone New Home Solutions. I would be interested in your opportunity under some sort of "split" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 11, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Susan Geick, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Susan Geick answered:
I am looking for an investor wanting an income property to buy our house in Cedar Park, and then rent it back to us for about 6 months. Any ideas?
Talk with your Realtor. Communication is important. The only advise I would give is to take it off the market until summer traffic picks up. With the right price, good photos and mark ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Simon Hall, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Simon Hall answered:
I rented my house . Do I have to pay my broker the full 'for sale' fees when the renter buys after the lease expires?
It depends on how the lease was written. I would pour over the contract quite diligently. When selling your home it's not all about the fee's it's about covering yourself ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Feb 25, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Kevin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kevin answered:
What is your opinion on selling your own home as a Realtor? Texas?
My first question...

Why do we tell home sellers they need to work with a REALTORS?

Why? To take them the emotion out and personnal attachment out of the transaction.

Do yourse ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 25, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Kevin, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Kevin answered:
Does anyone have experience with Rain Water Harvesting here in Austin,Texas?
I would recommend taking with persons/companies who do this for a living ie... Check out "Tank Town" from Dripping Springs, they have been building systems for home owners fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 25, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
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Voices Member answered:
I had a contract selling my land. Closing date was Nov. 9th. Still haven't closed or extended the contract. Can I sue for specific?
Suits to enforce specific performance are very lengthy and costly. Write a letter of demand to the title company requesting the buyer's earnest money be remitted to you in full. Mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 7, 2011 Home Selling in Austin
Angie Harris…, Real Estate Pro in Lufkin, TX
Angie Harris Williams answered:
Why would someone from New York ask me to send them a standard 1-4 residential contract? What's the scam??
They probably are wanting to help a family member or friend make an offer on a property. I would probably refer them to the trec website and let them find the forms they are looking fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 12, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
Scott Butcher, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Scott Butcher answered:
Where are good areas to buy condos for graduate student daughter?
Sue,

Generally speaking more undergratuate students live in West Campus and graduate students live in the North Campus/Hyde Park relative to the UT Campus. There has been a recent s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 8, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
My daughter will be attending UT as a graduate student for 5 years. She has already found a place to rent for this year but my husband and I are
Dear Sue,
This is a very wise plan as the prices close to UT have held steady and continued to appreciate. I have helped others to purchase condos close to UT for their children atten ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 8, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Does anyone have information about solar panels in the Falconhead subdivision?
Dear Harmony,
According to the HOA management company the installation of solar panels must be approved by the HOA. So the homeowner would take a copy of the proposal with drawings to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 8, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
What do you think is the most important thing you can do to get a property ready for the market?
Thanks Heather. We aim to please and help people stay informed. Having a little fun now and again keeps things around here interesting.
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 22, 2010 Home Selling in Austin
1st Zero-Emi…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
1st Zero-Emissions Realtor answered:
What kind of quantity traffic are other Brokers getting right now on $3-5million dollar properties in NW Austin Lake properties?
I see this market in a different light, based on my ongoing research of this particular market.

Actually getting a home sold in this market relies on hard accountability of the ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 Home Selling in 78731
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
I'm selling my home and at closing my agent request i bring my spouse to sign. The house is in my name only..before we were married. Why is this?
Dear Dmille2,
Everyone has mentioned the community property aspect, another one is the Homestead Exemption. Even though the property was purchased in your name, your Homestead tax exem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Home Selling in 78745
Betina Forem…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Betina Foreman answered:
Any super busy Realtor ... need a licensed assistant for hourly work? ps7603@aol.com
Dear Pearce,
You might try going to some of the larger fims around town and see if any of their top producers need help. I wish you luck!
Betina
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Home Selling in 78731
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