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Lunatuna, Real Estate Pro in Charlestown, Boston,...
Lunatuna answered:
I'm seller. How can I file a complaint with the MA real estate board against buyer agent who staged/listed my condo on MLS prior to closing?
Not sure I understand the question. How did the buyer agent have access to the unit? did you have a sellers agent? Are you saying that the buyers agent staged the unit and listed on ... more
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Kenzo Tatsuno, Real Estate Pro in 02452
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
how do i list a property for sale?
Are you planning to sell w/wo an agent?
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Is it legal for a landlord who is selling your home ask you to not be home during open house?
An open house is not covered in the landlords protections unless it is specified in the Lease agreement. Giving a 24 hour notice to show is reasonable. Having an open house and asking t ... more
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Carey T. Han…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Carey T. Hansen answered:
How does an agent come up with a marketing plan to sell a home?
Give me a call anytime.

Carey Hansen
NextGen Realty
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 Home Selling in West End
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Approaching end of listing contract, how do you decide what to do before it expires? Drop your price or drop your agent, sell FSBO to net same profit?

One of the "top" reasons why property doesn't sell is PRICE!

If dropping the price is a valid consideration.....why not consider dropping it prior to the listing expiring ... more
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Brian Rayl, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Brian Rayl answered:
Once you sell your home, how long do you have until you have to move out?
There is usually an option to move out the day of closing, or do a temporary lease back option where they can give you time to move. It all depends on what you negotiate with your buyer ... more
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Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
-Update heating and/or a/c systems.
-Upgrade kithchen
-Upgrade bath
-Replace carpets with h/w floors
-Update roof and/or siding and/or paint the outside if necessary.
-Invest a li ... more
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Tom Lynch, Real Estate Pro in Great Barrington, MA
Tom Lynch answered:
how long to get the Bank appraisal so we can go to closing?

It seems your realtor or your attorney should be able to find out what is holding up the appraisal?

Good luck.

Tom Lynch
Associate Broker, Massachusetts, New York, and ... more
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Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Tax implications of selling a deeded parking spot??
Well first of all you should consult with a real estate attorney. If you have a mortgage based upon your unit with the parking spot that may void your mortgage. You would have to look a ... more
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Ted Duncan, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Ted Duncan answered:
How much does a Back Bay tandem parking spot worth? I see asking prices from 50K to 80K, not sure what's realistic.
It really depends on the complete situation. What are the fees? What is the location? Exit to a street or alley? Best to consult with a Realtor to get and accurate assessment. In other ... more
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Bobby Woofter, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Bobby Woofter answered:
realtor fees
Hi Todd,

I see your point but I don't really see a question here. I think it is good to keep in mind that this will not change and keep in mind that unless you can add value to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 12, 2011 Home Selling in Boston
J.M.Jones -…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
J.M.Jones - 978-335-9092 - Homes & Rentals answered:
Need help from a real estate agent for a class. Need answers to questions below.
1. I was born a real estate agent is the proper answer to this every time.
2 & 3. I was trained by the top performing agents in the field of residential, commercial, rentals, and t ... more
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Joe Arnao, Real Estate Pro in Sandwich, MA
Joe Arnao answered:
is it possible to convert a 3 family to condos, if their is a mortgage or equity loan on the property ?
Yes it is possible. You must first talk to the lender(s) and make sure it is ok with them. The bank will want to set up partial releases and probably want to be wholely paid back by the ... more
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Jo Soss, Real Estate Pro in Bremerton, WA
Jo Soss answered:
I am interested in reading the latest law regarding the $8,000 tax credit, specifically re: repayment if I sell my house before 3 yrs from date of
Best Bet - the IRS page

Repaying the Credit

Q. When must I pay back the credit for the home I purchased in 2009?

A. Generally, there is no requirement to pay back the credit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 10, 2010 Home Selling in Boston
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Is "seasoning" an issue for a tiny 2-unit condo association?
Seasoning can definitely be an issue. It can be very lender specific.

I do not think in the situation you are talking about there should be a problem. It would be best to consult w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 16, 2010 Home Selling in Boston
Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in 02139
Ellen Friedman answered:
want to sell, but another person is 75% on deed and refuses to sell. person is my ex and i am leaving him. i am on the mortgage loan, he is not.
You should talk to an attorney about this. If you do not have an attorney e-mail or call me privately and I can recommend a couple. It does not matter who is on the mortgage, but who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 18, 2010 Home Selling in Boston
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
I would NOT recommend a reverse mortgage. The fees are high, interest rates not friendly, and if you do not maintain your house as they want you to they can take it. Try getting a home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 13, 2010 Home Selling in West Roxbury
Jesse Mansfi…, Real Estate Pro in 76522
Jesse Mansfield answered:
What is the best time of day to show a house? Morning, Afternoon or Evening.
This might not be the best answer, but it's my honest opinion. The best time to show/preview a home is when a willing prospect wants to see it. Of course common sense should prevai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 27, 2010 Home Selling in Boston
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
I'm thinking of starting a service to deliver coffee/snacks to agents to serve at open houses. Curious as to what agents think - would use,
Not at all interested. Starbucks provides everything except the "home made" cookies, which can be substituted.

But, basically, I don't like having people walk around t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 25, 2010 Home Selling in Boston
Elizabeth Ro…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth Rocasah Herbert answered:
my mother passed away and left my sister and me her house etc, we are selling the house for 280,000 and i wonder what will be the closing costs
Contact the attorney you will be using for the closing as they are the ones that will be filling out the HUD-1 and can give you that answer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2010 Home Selling in Boston
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