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Joan Congilo…, Real Estate Pro in Manalapan, NJ
Joan Congilose CRS,CDPE,GRI answered:
Hi! Do I need to get a certificate of occupancy inspection done to sell a townhome in Monroe? If so, where do I go to get the forms? Are they on-line?
Hi Jana
You will need a certificate of continued occupancy and also a smoke alarm compliance certificate before you close on your sale. You can get the forms at the building dept at t ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Why do I feel like I’ve just been bamboozled?
Having taken a college course in COMMUNICATION, I learned that when there is a breakdown in communication; it is my fault! Seriously!

Your Agent failed to break-down the different Cl ... more
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Linda Moreau, Real Estate Pro in Kingsland, TX
Linda Moreau answered:
if the seller is a realtor should you get another realtor agent to represent you
Unless you would go through a divorce using your soon-to-be-ex-spouse's attorney, you should have another REALTOR represent you in a transaction! If you have a local agent (other than ... more
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Ronald & Agn…, Real Estate Pro in 11767
Ronald & Agnes answered:
Will opening the wall between my kitchen and the dining room reduce the value of my home?
Not necessarily. Today people are looking for an open floor plan and if done correctly this could add value!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 18, 2013 Home Selling in Nesconset
Angie Primus…, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Angie Primus Gilford answered:
Is it illegal to have a property listed for rent and for sale by two different real estate agents?
Hello Samsam,

Feel free to give me a call so that I can get more information
and be better able to answer your question.

Angie Primus Gilford
BrokerOwner
Primford Homes
917- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 6, 2013 Home Selling in Bronx
Gina Lollo, Real Estate Pro in East Setauket, NY
Gina Lollo answered:
What one should look for in a Realtor?
I think the number one quality is integrity, with this, Good things will follow. You will know that everything is being done with your best interests in mind no matter what.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 1, 2013 Home Selling in Syosset
Trulia Custo…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Trulia Customer Service answered:
I would like to be able to post my home on this website for sale. Can't find the tab in order to do this.?
Hi Jamie,

Kristan from Trulia here. We are excited that you are using Trulia!

Trulia is a search engine for residential real estate listings that are indexed from agent/broker web ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 Home Selling in 36562
Philip Donne…, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Philip Donnellan answered:
Colonial 2073 square feet, high and dry, 4 beds, some updates needed, some updates added, move in ready, Biltmore Shores, Massapequa, any comps?
Contact a local Realtor who knows the market and have a market analysis done.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Home Selling in 11758
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Suffolk County, NY
Thomas Brady answered:
Colonial 2073 square feet, high and dry, 4 beds, some updates, move in ready, Biltmore Shores, are there any comps out there?
Hi Kevrod, you should get a free CMA from a realtor. The CMA should provide you with some available comps and closed comps as well as expired and under contract. The variety and amount ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Selling in 11758
Elizabeth Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Elizabeth Scarlett Morgan answered:
Question about selling house to highest bidder
This is a question for your Realtor. Read your contract. Once there is an executed contract the seller cannot opt out. The buyer would be able to demand you fulfill your agreement using ... more
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Lisa Jones, Home Buyer in Umatilla, FL
Lisa Jones answered:
I went to contract less than a week ago. The day after going to contract, I learned I need major surgery and then follow up treatments.
If the closing is so far out that you will not be moved and settled before having your surgery, you should try to get an extension of closing. If the buyer is getting a loan, it may dep ... more
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Dominic Pici…, Real Estate Pro in North Royalton, OH
Dominic Picione answered:
How do I enter my free listing to sell my condo by owner? Pastor David Mills 440-915-856pastordavidmills@gmail.com
I don't believe Trulia has a for sale by owner entry. Homes listed with an agent are able to be listed for free, however. I'm actually in North Royalton myself. I'd be happy to help y ... more
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Patricia McG…, Real Estate Pro in Oak Park, IL
Patricia McGuinness answered:
Should you be there when your house is being shown to buyers?
Although it's natural for homeowners to be curious and want to stick around when their property is being shown, it's best to make yourself scarce and let the agents handle the showings. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Selling in Washington
Cory Haverla…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Cory Haverland answered:
What is the best recourse if you're unsatisfied with your listing's photos?
You should communicate that information to your listing agent immediately. It is their job to market your home and take and distribute the best pictures of your property possible. Pho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 18, 2013 Home Selling in Raleigh
Cyndi Marler, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Cyndi Marler answered:
Is now a good time to sell?
Now is a GREAT time to sell. Inventory is low. Buyers are plentiful. A home priced right is selling very quickly in our area. I'd be happy to tell you more.

Give me a call or t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Selling in Jacksonville
Claire-Anne…, Real Estate Pro in Hendricks County, IN
Claire-Anne Aikman answered:
What’s easier to sell, a new or existing home? And, why?
I find it easier to sell exisitng homes - time frame to move in is faster and buyers can 'see' themselves in an exisiting home based on what they see in an established neighborhood.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 27, 2013 Home Selling
Mr_real_esta…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Mr_real_estate answered:
Why are home builders building new homes when they can't sell their old ones?
The profit margin is higher on a new house and it also sells faster. In New York City (Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn), cost to build a new house is approximately $90 a square foot. A 2000 Sq ... more
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Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
Escrow Error on Final Closing Statement -
If there was an agreement signed, stating that you would pay the $1000 credit and you did not pay it, you would still be liable for it. You can argue with the attorney or title company ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Selling in Riverside County
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
Can you sell a home for occupancy in Atco, NJ with a cesspool without installing a septic system?
It all depends, is Atco a CO town or a smoke/carbon monoxide certification town? If there is a mortgage involved, an appraiser is going to come and see the condition of the property. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Home Selling in 08004
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
Can I list my property on Trulia?
Yes, you can find all the information available under your NAME in the top right hand corner.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Selling
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