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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
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Patricia Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Patricia Kennedy answered:
How important is making a video of a listing for getting the home sold for top dollar?
Al, I think it's important to make a distinction between listing photographty and video.

Professional photography is probably the most important element of any marketing plan. I'm ... more
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Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
Why is it that agents are so reluctant to show co-ops?
In my opinion it is probably because they are a lot more complicated than just regular housing. Here is a link to a good article...
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Brent Mendel…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Brent Mendelson answered:
What should I do with lower bank appraisal?
Help your broker out with comps and any information so they have every piece of information as to why the appraisal is low. I would also find out from how far away the appraiser came. W ... more
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Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
Condo unit being sold for way below market value. How will this hinder the sale of current units?
Hi Anne,

You say the unit is for sale for less than $60,000. The list price is irrelevant. It's the SOLD price that affects the other units for sale. Once the unit listed for $60, ... more
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Sid Fields, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Sid Fields answered:
I have a beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in mt pleasant, hardwood floors, garage parking, etc. How much can I sell for?
The condo market in the area is improving. I will be happy to give you an estimate of value for our condo, if you are considering selling it. Sid Fields, Heymann Realty, 301-439-1180.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013 Home Selling in 20010
Zaza Pasori, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Zaza Pasori answered:
hi. my unit, 62 q st nw #2, has a detached car port with a redone studio on top. how do i factor that into the value of my condo?
Your best bet is to use price per sq ft approach. I would find out the average price per sq ft in your neighborhood, and multiply that by the size of your studio.

Zaza Pasori | Real ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Condo in a two unit building for sale! Help. plz.
If you are under contract with a buyer you can not enter into a 2nd purchase agreement to buy teh same unit. You would have to end the first and complete a second. The bank will not tal ... more
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Nicole Richa…, Real Estate Pro in 20147
Nicole Richards answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
I love being asked about Ways to Increase a Homes Value Before Selling! As a Realtor and an Accredited Staging Professional it's a question that hear almost daily. The answer is ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
In a Title dispute, resulting from ex-boyfriend signing deed 34 yrs. ago;I've doubled/tripled/then quadrupled a "buy-out" but
Trampled,
I read and commented on another post. This is beyond our capacity to deal with. Once the courts are involved it comes down to whose lawyer can beat up the other lawyer. M ... more
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Amy Fisher,…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Amy Fisher, CRS, CBR, VP answered:
how do you calculate closing costs in DC?
A good rough calculation is between 4-4.5% of the sales price. if your loan has points (aka loan origination fees) they will be in addition to the above percentages. Your RE agent has ... more
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Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
single family house, I have added additional entrances at sides and rear of home.is that a problem?
I would talk to a code consultant to be sure, but I would have my doubts. A code consultant can tell you for sure what DC code is and if by adding doors that it triggers any change in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 2, 2011 Home Selling in 20015
Terry Carter, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Terry Carter answered:
How can our real estate agent correct pricing misinformation that appears on-line at the WashiPost web site powered by trulio?
Joyce,

What's the MRIS ID or address? I'd like to compare it to Trulia and other sites to see where the error may stem from.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 12, 2010 Home Selling in 20016
Gerald Seega…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Gerald Seegars answered:
our Buyers want a FHA loan 3.5% down (will the appraisal undervalue our house?)
You should be fine. I am going to closing on the sale of a 1260 townhouse also located in Alexandria on Wed. Buyer is gong VA (100% financing) and this had no impact on the appraisal. ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I found a house in 20009 and I want to submit an offer contingent on selling my place, but need to do so by 5/23. Know an agent who can work fast?
Your challenge--as you've noted--is that you're not likely to net $17,000 on the 1 bedroom condo in Dupont Circle. If you can e-mail me the address, I can tell you what it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in 20009
Alexandra Sa…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Alexandra Sardegna answered:
I own a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo at 2001 12 street NW in DC. What can I sell it for? If I wish to rent it what is the best way to do that?
Hi Alan! I am very familiar with The Lincoln as one of my close friends has lived there since 2003 and I have shown several units in the building as well, including a 2 bedroom rental ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 30, 2010 Home Selling in 20009
So Cal Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Hemet, CA
So Cal Homes 951-821-8211 answered:
do sellers have to shovel the snow for a final walkthrough or before settlement. house vacant with over 30 inches of snow. They have to make the
HI Silvana,
Actually the final walk through in most areas of the country are NOT a condition of the sale.
You might want to review your contract with a real estate attorney and ask th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 11, 2010 Home Selling in 20016
Metro DC Hou…, Real Estate Pro in 20036
Metro DC Houses Team answered:
Why would agents badly critizise a house they are hoping to list? What is the logic behind that?
Does the home need work? Is it in bad location?
I tell sellers the way a buyer is going to view the property. Good or Bad.
I would be more worried about an agent who said the ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 16, 2010 Home Selling in Washington
Al Akerman, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
Al Akerman answered:
Is the tax deferral on profits that are used to buy another primary residence still in effect?
Sp, your friend would have to speak to a tax pro, but here is my answer based on past experience.

Both laws are still in affect, but only your rule would apply in this case.

Your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 29, 2009 Home Selling in Cleveland Park
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