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Gloria Donnon, Real Estate Pro in 08054
Gloria Donnon answered:
Videos of property. What value do you see in them?
I love video tours. I think they give a sense of visiting a property without actually being there. The buyers get to see the flow of the home and more angles than we'd ever get to show ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Bonnie Ioele, Home Buyer in Freehold, NJ
Bonnie Ioele answered:
What's better buyers? Granite over Oak? Or cheap counters and a lower list price?
I would love to see an agent respond to this because I am on the East Coast (NJ) and have the same situation. What did you wind up doing? I see this is from 2008.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Home Selling in Outer Sunset
Peter Century…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Peter Century 21 asked:
How to make rents affordable city wide in San francisco.? There are currently 20,000 vacant units that are off the rental market.

Further, there are about 200,000 units that have been off the rental market for 15 years or more.

If these…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Jeremy Rusht…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jeremy Rushton answered:
Selling my house in SF, where can I look to find a top-local agent? I just want my agent to be extremely good, and get my home sold fast.
Hi John,

I recommend speaking with agents whom others have had positive experiences with. It doesn't hurt to ask friends and family if they know anybody. I'm happy to hear that you'r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
Should I get a pre-sale inspection before I put my home on the market? Doesn't a buyer usually pay for this?
A pre-sale inspection will be your cost. It is a great proactive approach because you will be able to identify issue and fix them. This will usually lead to a higher offer because t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
Jeremy Rusht…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jeremy Rushton answered:
I need a very good and thorough home and pest inspector for San Francisco. Who do San Francisco Realtors recommend?
I highly recommend Don Alonzo for home inspections. He can reached at 415.699.0428. For pest inspections, I use Cook & Associates. 415.468.1212.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Selling in 94115
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
when preparing how do you handle adjustments for a guest cottage / mother-in-law cottage?
Hi,

Ideally one would look for other properties with in-law units in the past, and compare them to properties that sold in that same time frame, to get a difference in price, then co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 9, 2015 Home Selling in San Francisco
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
how long will it take to sell my 2bed/2bath loft in potrero hill, if i put it up on the market in march?
Hi Lissa,

Selling it for the right price usually determines how fast your home will sell. You of course don't want to sell it for less than it's worth, and want to sell it for top do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Selling in 94107
John Westrich, Real Estate Pro in Wyckoff, NJ
John Westrich answered:
listing price----re agt says to put low list price to attract many bidders
You are under no obligation to sell if you decide not to.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Joanne, Home Buyer in South San Francisco,...
Joanne answered:
I'm considering selling my condo in San francisco, however the HOA is currently in litigation with developer
Hello
My sister closed a refinance with her real estate broker just recently her condo is in litigation as well which is also contruction defect. its been in litigation since 2012 you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Taxes for selling home
Fed capital gain-already stated below with a $250K examption.
property tax remains same as last previous. Not sure it has to be in the same county .

Try this thread:
http://www.cg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Sam Mamola, Home Buyer in Dove Canyon, CA
Sam Mamola answered:
"The Probate Realtor". What does that entail?
I am known as "THE PROBATE BROKER" here in Orange County, California.

To answer you questions:

(1) I am a real estate broker and have been licensed for over 27 years. Additionall ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in 94114
Ryan Rudnick answered:
me and my wife bought our first home six years ago, and we received the first time buyers credit, we are trying to sell now
Hi James,

It sounds like you bought your home in 2008 - the credit in 2009 and 2010 wasn't exactly $7,500. If that's the case, you'll likely have to repay the $7,500 upon sale of th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Listing photo questions. Who owns the rights? Do agents have a duty to use new photos?
One realtor copied my photos and posted on her listing I reported to MLSLISTING as violation.
They immediately removed my photos from her listing. The same listing agent
came to my op ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
David, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David answered:
My home is partially under water & I really can't imagine forking out $40K in commission. It's almost a crime to collect that amt of
If you're looking to sell your property and can't afford the commission I certainly understand. I work with a lot of helpless homeowners that are victims and are in the same situation. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 11, 2014 Home Selling in 94134
Nila Daya, Real Estate Pro in 94403
Nila Daya answered:
As a seller, what are the main factors you use when choosing who you hire to sell your property?
Main factors in choosing to hire a Realtor to sell my property would need to be Honest ,Experienced in the local market, Excellent negotiators, Readily available by phone or e-mail, Goo ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
As most of us know, home equity values have made strong gains recently, but many homeowners are still hurting. Here's what you can do:
Yup - this belongs in your blog. Self-promotion is not allowed here.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
Roh Habibi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Roh Habibi answered:
HOA is in early stages of filing a claim against the builder but has not entered any type of litigation or lawsuit. Does this need to be disclosed?
Good rule of thumb is to disclose disclose disclose everything and anything. Buyers are happier to learn of everything before the purchase and have time to come to terms with the produc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 25, 2014 Home Selling in 94101
Megan Sousa, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Megan Sousa answered:
I have a beautiful, new, centrally located apartment in Costa Rica that I want to sell. How can I list it in the US?
Sotheby's International Realty. We have offices world wide and we all network together. I can help you find an agent down there that will take very good care of you.

You can call me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2014 Home Selling in 94107
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Is Now the Time to Sell Your Condo ... or Not
Hi Carole,

Great information here - but it belongs in your blog. I might suggest you read the guidelines of this forum.

Take care.
1 vote Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Selling in San Francisco
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