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Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
What can I do to get my home listed on Trulia? FSBO?
You can put it on here. Just talk to a rep.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Selling in 60622
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
What can I do to get my home listed on Trulia? FSBO?
You can pay for it to get on here. Just go through the steps.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Selling in 60622
Luke Wojcik, Real Estate Pro in Logan Square, Chicago,...
Luke Wojcik answered:
I am potentially selling my Gold Coast condo and I'm not using an agent.
Check this link out. You will need to sign up but all info is free

http://chicagorealestatedude.com/sell-house-without-agent
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Selling in 60610
Alicia O'Too…, Real Estate Pro in 60625
Alicia O'Toole answered:
Hi we have properties for sale in Chicago IL Multi-Family Home for $40,000.00 Does anyone who is a real cash buyers?
I have a cash client looking for multi-unit buildings. Send me the MLS listing IDs and I would be happy to pass them along, assuming they meet their requirements. If they are not listed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
leachmark707, Home Buyer in Pine Bluff, AR
leachmark707 answered:
hardwood floors vs carpeting hardwood floors vs carpet
I don't think there is value in adding hardwood if the carpet is in perfectly good condition. What are the trends in your area? If the majority of homes that are selling have hardwood, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 13, 2015 Home Selling in 60154
Debby Buffa, Real Estate Pro in 63005
Debby Buffa answered:
What is the standard commission paid to agent?
I agree that commission is negotiable between seller and agent. However, you need to realize that you usually get what you pay for. If you are paying a smaller commission, you most li ... more
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Debby Buffa, Real Estate Pro in 63005
Debby Buffa answered:
Drapes - do they stay with the home?
Check the sales contract. Did the buyer write in that the drapes be included? Usually, the drapery hardware which is attached to the wall remains, however, depending upon what was lis ... more
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Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
People I don't know have broken into my house and moved in. How can I get them removed without paying expensive attorney fees?
Last I heard, that is against the law, so you may want to call the police.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 3, 2015 Home Selling in Chicago
Bob Brandt R…, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Bob Brandt Re/Max 847-230-7303 answered:
Can you sell your house if someone posted a purchase contract on the recorder of deeds website?
You probably should ask your own attorney to look into it.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015 Home Selling in Oak Park
Matt Laricy, Real Estate Pro in Near North Side, Chi...
Matt Laricy answered:
What is a fair real estate commission rate in northern suburbs of Chicago for a $1MM - $1.5MM house?
No one likes to pay a commission. However, you get what you pay for. Go with a discount brokerage, see how they fair out. Maybe you get a good one. Maybe you dont. Everything in life is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 31, 2014 Home Selling in Chicago
Sarah Leonard, Real Estate Pro in Schaumburg, IL
Sarah Leonard answered:
Should we rent instead of selling our 4bedroom 2 bath cape cod due to the market being so bad right now?
Consider the current value of your home compared to what you still owe on it. If you owe more than the home is worth, it might make sense to rent for a few years. You just need to ask ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Selling in 60629
Bev West, Real Estate Pro in 80634
Bev West answered:
Please tell me how I can list my condo for sale on Trulia, if possible? My email address is asg1jd@yahoo.com. Thank you, Avery Gerstein
You need to list with a Realtor to have your condo listed on Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Selling in 60613
Goran Utvic, Real Estate Pro in 60634
Goran Utvic answered:
my father left us this house on 1529 and a land. The house needs lots of repair and falling behind on the property tax, I need to sell. please help
You can get an idea what the home can sell for at http://chicago.freehousevalues.com/

The lower distressed value is probably what you're looking at...If you have any questions let me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Selling in Chicago
Sue O'Kane, Real Estate Pro in 60005
Sue O'Kane answered:
How can I list a house for sale?
If you want to have it in the MLS, you will need to contact a real estate agency, and get an agent that way. Some agencies are better than others, compare their services, for example; d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 12, 2014 Home Selling in Arlington Heights
Rose Wilkins…, Real Estate Pro in Edmond, OK
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Can anybody recommend an investor friendly realtor in Chicago who has experience of double closings / lease purchase/ rent to own deals?
We are nationwide property buyers and own a consulting firm for just this scenario.

Before putting your home on a rent to own, ask yourself the following questions:

- Do you hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Selling in Chicago
Rose Wilkins…, Real Estate Pro in Edmond, OK
Rose Wilkinson answered:
I have a property with an upside down mortgage and would like to sell it. What are my best options?
A lease with an option to buy in the future may be a solution, if you can't get approved for a short sale.

A lot of home owners are leery of becoming landlords, and for good reason. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Selling in Chicago
Rose Wilkins…, Real Estate Pro in Edmond, OK
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Lots of showings - when to worry
Sometimes a house does not move through no fault of your own - or the agent's.

The time to worry is when the mortgage payment is cutting into your families budget and moved on to an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Selling in Chicago
Rose Wilkins…, Real Estate Pro in Edmond, OK
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Should I sell or rent my Hyde Park Condo?
Have you considered both leasing and selling at the same time? This way, you can get the best of both worlds!

Furthermore, when leasing... have you ever considered the following:
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Selling in Hyde Park
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
What is the lowest commission that I can negotiate with my real estate agent in area 60634 to list my home?
Talk to agents in your area. Track record of the agent / brokerage is more important in most cases than the lowest commission. Commissions are generally negotiable. Good agents seldo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Selling in 60634
Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
My house doesn't have Air conditioning, most of the homes don't when they were built. I live in Southern CA
We lived in a very hot house for a long time. We were working on the AC. We had to retrofit it to the old house and it wasn't very effective. Besides that, the insulation was terrible.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014 Home Selling in Schaumburg
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