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Michael Kapr…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Michael Kaprielian answered:
I am thinking of selling my house in Pacifica. Should I fix it up first before putting it in the market.?
Hello RCA888,

Improving the curb appeal will help yield better on your returns than a new roof. Do those thing to your home that help the buyers picture themselves in the property. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in Pacifica
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
If a realestate agent sells their own house does E&O insurance cover them
You should talk to your insurer.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Selling in Atherton
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
negative about $40000. just want to move to bigger house and have no savings to pay off negative. possible to do a short sale ?
If you have no savingss, not to be disrespectful, but why are you looking to move to a bigger home?

Maybe the best thing to do is stay where you are......keep current on your payment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 22, 2012 Home Selling in San Mateo
Glen Mitchell, Real Estate Pro in Half Moon Bay, CA
Glen Mitchell answered:
Is a summer rental property on a highway a good investment?
which one makes more money? which one will cost more in repairs and or time? which one will you most likely get repeat visitors too? highway noise issues may be important, but there a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 4, 2012 Home Selling in Menlo Park
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
Do i need to deleading whole house or only the part which was built before 1978????
If I'm understanding your question regarding lead based paint, you don't have to do anything, jus don't eat the paint.

If this isn't your question, please rewrite it and I am happy t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Selling in Belmont
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
1. Can a NON-realtor list a home for sale on Trulia? 2. How do I update the photo of my home on Trulia?
NO, only licensed agents and brokers can list a home for sale on Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2012 Home Selling in Burlingame
Sabrina Garr…, Real Estate Pro in Moorpark, CA
Sabrina Garrett Simpson answered:
How many new listings in the $4-5mil range do you think will hit the market following the IPO of Facebook in Atherton?
Who knows, but I wish I had a buyer to refer you in that price range. :)
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Selling in Atherton
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
buy home
Please explain your question.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Selling in 94015
Bud Zeller, Real Estate Pro in Placerville, CA
Bud Zeller answered:
I am thinking of a short sale since my rental house is underwater. Can I qualify for it if I have saving of $40k and retirement account $38k?
Every lender is unique, you will not know untill you try!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Selling in San Mateo
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
My townhome 2Bd 1.5Ba was originally bought for 386,000 but is now worth 300,000. We need to move into a larger house. How do I get rid of my TH?
Many people will tell you that you can dump it on the Bank and they will justify it by saying that the banks got us into this mess.....

The fact of the matter is that everyone helped ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 4, 2012 Home Selling in Pacifica
Kerry Funk-h…, Real Estate Pro in San Mateo County, CA
Kerry Funk-howard answered:
What is the average number of days on the market for homes in San Carlos in the $800,000-900,000 price range?
On the average homes in San Carlos priced between 800,000 and 900,000 from December of 2010 thru Jume of 2011 have been 30 days or less
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 1, 2011 Home Selling in 94070
Dan Gilmartin, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
Dan Gilmartin answered:
Brad Davidson got my question, can I keep the buyer in the deal by correcting the defects in home inspection report? Anybody in San Mateo County???
They have the right to pass, but hopefully by doing the work you can keep the deal together.

Dan Gilmartin
The Gilmartin Group
650-348-2020
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Selling in 94010
Brad Davidson, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hlls, Anaheim,...
Brad Davidson answered:
under California real estate law, does the seller has a right to cure defects revealed in home inspection, when the contract does not clearly provide
If your question is, can the seller make repairs to defects found in a home inspection and keep a buyer in the deal to buy the home? The answer is, no.. If a buyer wants out after the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 22, 2011 Home Selling in 94010
Moises Pelayo, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco County,...
Moises Pelayo answered:
Can I get a rough home appraisal? San Bruno, CA
Good morning Jason. It truly depends on what part of San Bruno the property is located and the status of the detached living area. In the last 6 months there have been approximately a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 22, 2011 Home Selling in San Bruno
The Laugesen…, Real Estate Pro in 94010
The Laugesen Team answered:
Looking to purchase a bigger home and need to sell my current. What's the best way to do both of these at the same time?
Dear Barry
It is best to sell your current home prior to buying a bigger home, you will be in a much better negotiating position once your property is sold. You can sell your house co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Home Selling in San Bruno
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Need help selling a home in San Bruno. What are comissions like for Agents. My home is worth about 480K. looking to only pay 10K is that reasonable
Commissions are always negotiable between you and your agent, there are no set standards as it would go against Federal Laws...therefore, consider interviewing in person a few agents, o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Selling in San Bruno
Marcy Moyer, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
Marcy Moyer answered:
Are there realtors in Menlo Park/Palo Alto area that offer full service or near full service at a reduced or flat fee commission?
Marinasea,
Commissions are always negotiable. You should speak to several realtors and see what they are willing to offer you. Most (including myself) will not discuss the details on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Selling in The Willows
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Is the first offer the best offer?
Often. Not always, but often. Maybe even usually.

Think of it this way. How many days have you been on the market when you receive that first offer? Well, three weeks from now, it wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 29, 2011 Home Selling in San Mateo
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
Is HOME PATH .com a good company to do business with
Yes, HomePath.com is a Fannie Mae website. Fannie Mae is government sponsored and they work in the secondary mortgage market buying mortgages from mortgage brokers and banks. Here is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 4, 2010 Home Selling in 94044
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