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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Lee Taylor answered:
If you take selling advice from an agent, is it bad form to not hire them?
Depends on the quality of the advice, doesn't it?

There is no certain "bad" form, however "hire slowly, fire quickly" always seems to make sense to me...

And, it's a two way stree ... more
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Fred Yancy,…, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Fred Yancy, Broker answered:
Is a sprinkler system worth installing for a house flip?
In a couple of years it will be required of all new home builders to install sprinklers in new homes but this is not yet the case. A sprinkler system is not cheap and in a flip you wan ... more
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Beppy Walton, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Beppy Walton answered:
Where should you store your belongings when staging or selling your home?
Hi Trulia, thank you for your inquiry about where to store items when staging/selling a home.
That depends on what you might have at and/or away from the home as well as the size of ... more
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Fred Yancy,…, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Fred Yancy, Broker answered:
Where should you store your belongings when staging or selling your home?
Rent a storage unit for a month or two. Everything will be boxed and labeled and ready to move into your new home.
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Mckenley A.…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Mckenley A. Washington© answered:
What is your opinion regarding the use of a lock box vs. showing by appointment only? Home that will be listed in Milton, Ga. community.
I would suggest you show by appointment only. This allows you to properly monitor the traffic for your listing. Also, you will get to have a personal touch with all the potential buyers ... more
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Jeffrey K. C…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Jeffrey K. Claeson answered:
What is the best recourse if one is unsatisfied with their listing's photos?
Ask your realtor to take new photo's. Ask the realtor to have a professional photographer take photo's or you can take the photos and have the realtor use those pix. Easy enough.
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Laurie Cass, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Laurie Cass answered:
Should potential sellers who have been reluctant to list due to the "slower" market, try to take advantage of the current supply/demand shift?
Absolutely! I have listed several properties in the past few weeks and we have had offers on all in less than a few days. And what "slower" market are you referring to??
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Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
what company can i use my notary to complete closing?
GA is a closing attorney state. We do not use notary services here for real estate closings. The closing attorney is also a notary and will act accordingly.
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Mckenley A.…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Mckenley A. Washington© answered:
I'm a Canadian Investor representing some REIT and private fund groups looking for bulk packages of performing homes hitting Cap at 10-16%
MACG Real Estate Group can help you service this request. We have a expanding network of sources that can produce REO and bulk tapes. We will reach out to you shortly to conduct a furth ... more
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Jeff Raw, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Jeff Raw answered:
What would be the best way to contact agents about earning a referral commission on expired listings for upsidedown, high-end homes?
This is an excellent forum to reach out to the REALTOR community. Short Sales are an interesting beast that should only be handled by those with experience in them and/or with the righ ... more
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Beppy Walton, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Beppy Walton answered:
I'm high on seller's getting a pre-home inspection before going on the market. What are your thoughts as a prospective seller on this?
Hello Ms. Hecking-Squire, thank you for your inquiry. Pre-home inspection is a great idea if a seller
is willing to do this. I had my personal home pre-inspected before listing it. ... more
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Voices Member answered:
Name change before selling?
Lindsay,

You do not need to change your name or add him to the deed to sell. You are fine the way it is now.

Justin Herring
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Dave Herren, Real Estate Pro in 30306
Dave Herren answered:
What are my chances?
If it is a short sale, the decision about whether an offer is accepted is really up to the bank. A good Realtor who specializes in short sales or a consultant who's sole business is to ... more
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Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Is there a standard backup contract that can be used when receiving an unsolicited offer?
The Buyer's Agent for the cash buyer would need to submit their backup offer to your Listing Agent.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What to expect when selling a home for less than its worth but covering the difference.?
First, understand that if the house appraises for $202,000, then the max that the Banks will loan on it is $161,600, which is 80% of the appraised value.

We are not talking about a s ... more
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Life after a Short Sale
I don't think it's the income level, instead it may be that they were able to keep their payments current while they went through the short sale process. What really damages a person's ... more
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tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
I want to sell my house on Trulia
You would need to have it listed for sale by a Realtor, then it can be listed here but Trulia is a toll used by Realtors to sell homes. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 1, 2013 Home Selling in Atlanta
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Has 30345 inventory finally hit equilibrium with demand? When I ran a search to show buyers $500,000 to $950,000 I only found 9 houses to show.?
Sally,
I am hearing from a lot of my buyers that they are in multiple offer situaitons now. I am also seeing more byers purchasing new construction lately.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2013 Home Selling in 30345
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
how soon can a second house be resold in georgia.?
Your biggest obstacle could be your Loan agreement:
You may have a clause about early payoff.
You should read your papers; we can't do that for you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Morgan Hill,…, Real Estate Pro in Sandy Springs, GA
Morgan Hill, Owner Financing Specialist answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Paint, Clean, De-Clutter and De-personalize - Make the home available for anyone to see at anytime with or without notice...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
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