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Erica Glessi…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica Glessing answered:
What kind of heating is required for home resale?
The market is so hot in Palo Alto right now with Palo Alto schools, I recommend you do everything you can to have things operational at a basic level so the conversation the buyers have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 5, 2014 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Can a seller arbitrarily set the buyer commission rate?
Douglas,
As you noted and other expert professionals have confirmed, ALL professional fees are negiatiable and the seller CAN dictate the compensate provided..
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Many sellers get cra ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Dec 14, 2013 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
Should I sell or keep renting?
My best advice is to allow me or another agent here provide you with a free and confidential market analysis of your home-and a market snapshot of what's happening in your area.

Palo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 28, 2013 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Flavio Tejada…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo, CA
Flavio Tejada, MBA,Realtor/Own answered:
Is Palo Alto really back down to 2004 prices?
Hi, Palo Alto prices as of 4/13 are doing very well

good luck!
$$$BUYER CASH REBATE 50%-60% / SELLER DISCOUNT 50%$$$

Flavio Tejada, MBA-Finance, Realtor, Broker/Owner
(415) 305- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Elena Talis, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Elena Talis answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
1. Move out.
2. Run home and termite inspection and fix the problems they found.
3. Paint inside and out.
4. Replace front door
5. Trim/upgrade landscaping
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Home Selling in Palo Alto
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
What if two properties go up for sale next door to one another? how might that impact the sale price, timing? Should we go with the same agency?
I would not go with an agent who already has one or more listings on your street. When you list a property, it is in competition with the other listings on the street. Sure, agents wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 4, 2012 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Bay_area_ll, Home Buyer in Oakland, CA
Bay_area_ll answered:
We are selling our home in PA at 109 Melville Ave. It has been on market for more than 4 weeks. Can I get some feedback on this property.?
seems like you dropped the price a number of times i would consider changing real estate agents. With that many price drops your agent doesn't appear to understand the local marke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Lostpassword, Both Buyer and Seller in Palo Alto, CA
Lostpassword answered:
Regarding the 109 Melville Ave property. Thank you all for feedback. How much do you think is a good price for being close to train?? TWLyons
I"m no expert here, but don't believe you'll get the price your asking from someone looking at it as an investment property based on comparables I've seen. I'd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 5, 2011 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
shadow inventory in palo alto
Dear Cp, you are in one of the strongest markets for real estate, did you go see the Facebook Movie yet??? What are you goals? Do you need to sell immediately? What about a home modi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 5, 2010 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Andrea Wince…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Andrea Wince ~ Lic. 01439761 answered:
2783 RANDERS CT, Palo Alto, CA 94303. $3.68m home in midtown looking for buys with specific taste? Can they sell?
At the most, in today's market, I believe that home might appraise for about 2.5m. Bottom line, property is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. They might find someone w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 7, 2010 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Allyson Ales…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clara County, CA
Allyson Alessandrini answered:
Reloing to Palo Alto, want good neighborhoods, 4 bedrooms 2000 SQF in the $1.5-$2 range. Does this exist? Best neighborhoods for young family?
Hi Javier,
Yes there are currently 14 homes that fit your criteria, I am assuming that you ment 1 to 2 million range.
If you would like me to sent you these properties, I would be hap ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 15, 2010 Home Selling in Palo Alto
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Is Palo Alto really back down to 2004 prices?
You may want to hire an appraiser to get a reasonable sense of the value of your home before you hire a broker. Depending on your neighborhood, you could be up or down. Palo Alto is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 10, 2010 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Jonp, Other/Just Looking in Palo Alto, CA
Jonp answered:
Community Center foreclosure?
Bmerkel -

Like you, I'm curious about 1212 Parkinson too. It got multiple offers in the $2.1M+ range last December and it ultimately sold for $1.76M in August. So I'm tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Selling in 94301
Jster, Other/Just Looking in Palo Alto, CA
Jster answered:
Did anyone notice how fast 3490 Bryant St. sold?
Jonp,

This house was on the market for ages. The initial listing was at $1.9M and it sat there unsold for months, even after they cut the price. It was a good example of a house pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2009 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Ruth, Other/Just Looking in
Ruth answered:
Anyone know what 655 Kingsley sold for?
This property was sold for $2,475,000, according to Zillow. What 's going on here? Can somebody explain this huge difference between the alleged price and the true price?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 Home Selling in Palo Alto
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Any advice for doing a for sale by owner in Palo Alto? It's a completely remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath.
These are all very good answers. I've been a full time licensed realtor and in the past 11 years have also been a buyer and seller several times. Twice I've hired and paid a realtor t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 2, 2009 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Erica Glessi…, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Erica Glessing answered:
Is this a good time to sell and upgrade to a bigger house now?
As a longtime Palo Altan (attended Addison, Jordan and Paly) I'm much more drawn to old PA than mid-town. I'm going to vote for expand your current house. You keep your tax base; you co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 23, 2009 Home Selling in Palo Alto
J R, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
J R answered:
question for realtors
If someone like him has difficulty understanding the market, it is not surprising that it takes so long for a correction in real estate to run its course, causing great damage to the ec ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2009 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Nina Daruwal…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Nina Daruwalla answered:
900 university av off market
Hi Jonathan,
Are you seriously interested in this property? If yes,call me, we can then take the next step. It has been taken off the market for whatever reason.....but if you are seri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2008 Home Selling in Palo Alto
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
What are the typical seller's cost's (excluding agent fees) ? Do these fees vary by Title Copany used ?
I usually estimate 1% for sellers costs, exclusing commisions. I hope this helps!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2008 Home Selling in Palo Alto
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