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Rhonda  Maso…, Real Estate Pro in Osprey, FL
Rhonda Masotta answered:
I need a REALTOR to refer my client to who needs to sell in Venetial Park Estates.
CJ..

I do not work mobile home parks..but they have a website and a fw agents that work that area.

It is actually called: Venetian Park Estates and below are some suggestions for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Selling in Sarasota
Mike Beninato, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Mike Beninato answered:
What is present value of a 2 bd,2 bath, furnished. In good shape of a condo in CityWalk, Wood St., Sarasota
from 70k to 90k depending on condition call me any time.

Michael Beninato
Re/Max Alliance Group
cell: 941-479-2777
email: michaelb1@remax.net
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Selling in Sarasota
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Thinking about selling my condo. Is it better to sell furnished or unfurnished?
When we sall a piece of Real Estate with Personal Property in it; it can complicate the sale; it can also make it more attractive.
The usual practice is to attach "no value" to the per ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Selling in Sarasota
Jim Sweat, A…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Jim Sweat, ABR, CRS, CDPE, GRI answered:
Have you heard some lenders are giving up to $30K for distressed homeowners to sell their homes. Just did one where sellers are walking away W/ $20K..
Absolutely!

Several of the big banks are offering incentives to sellers to do a short sale rather than a foreclosure. It is better for the banks, and certainly better for the sellers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Selling in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
Make sure you have a true CMA available on-hand to combat buyers who may be undervaluing the property using Zillow data.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
What do most real estat agents charge to sell a condo in the Sarasota/ Longboat Key area? Where I live the fee is 5%?
Frank:

You're sure to get some interesting answers here. The correct one is that there is no "set" or "normal" real estate fee in our area or any other real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in Sarasota
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
I am working with a realtor who says I can buy 1453 School Av, Sarasota FL as a Fixer-Upper, then rehab it and Re-Sell it fast for $130,000.
Before proceeding, get a 2nd and a 3rd opinion from other Real Estate Agents and from people who have done this before in your neighborhood.
Also - Please remember that predictions are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 5, 2011 Home Selling in 34239
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
trying to find out how much house is worth
Ray;
Two ways.
1. Consult with a local real estate agent who can give you a market analysis of the home based on recent comparable sales. Fee - $0.00
2. Hire an appraiser - Fee vari ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Selling in 34234
Faye Doyle, Real Estate Pro in 34239
Faye Doyle answered:
Does anyone have investors looking for partial complete homes in the Sarasota Florida area?
Depends on where the homes are. You can send them to me as well.

Faye Doyle, LLC
GRI: Graduate Real Estate Institute
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
ABR: Accredited Bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Selling in 34239
Scott Miller…, Real Estate Pro in 33432
Scott Miller - REALTOR® answered:
how to find experienced and successful short sale broker?
Hi E.

Have you done your search here under 'Find a Pro'? Here are the results:

http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Sarasota---33278

Read their postings, blogs, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 11, 2010 Home Selling in Sarasota
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I am selling a condo in Florida through a private sale. I want to keep the costs down but also make sure there are no problems.
I'd still recommend using a lawyer, but a competent legal assistant--one with sufficient experience in property transactions--likely can do an adequate job. It's a balance bet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 5, 2013 Home Selling in 34238
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
Does anyone know where I can find a form to appeal commission reduction by Indymac, violating HAFA guidlines?
Bill is Indymac working under HAFA guidelines? I don't think so.
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Home Selling in 34243
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in 33626
Alma Rose Kee PA answered:
Banks and Short Sales. Nothing short about a short sale, right? I say we fine banks for lack of due diligence. They complain they lack
Usually the "bank" is merely a "servicer" for the underlying investor (i.e. Deutsche Bank as Trustee for a mortgage pool of investments). The "servicers" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 22, 2012 Home Selling in 34243
CCC, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
CCC answered:
Anybody got the new HAFA rules for short sales? Started on 4/5/10
Hi, check this video about it from NAR. National Asociation of Realtor.
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid74425227001
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 29, 2010 Home Selling in 34243
Terri Fellows…, Real Estate Pro in Siesta Key, FL
Terri Fellows | Sarasota, Fl answered:
average number of days to sell a single family home in monroe ct
Hi Todbo,

The SAR data shows that for all properties on Siesta Key, the average days on the market is about 110. Of course you have to take into consideration, the size of the home, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 14, 2013 Home Selling in 34242
Terri Griffis, Real Estate Pro in 31904
Terri Griffis answered:
Is a flat screen TV mounted on the wall considered a 'fixture' part of the home? If not, what is the sellers responsibility for restoring
I actually had a listing with two flat screen TVs mounted. The seller wanted them to pass with the sale. That would be fine if the potential buyers actually wanted the televisions and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2010 Home Selling in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
I am a foreighn national and own a house in Florida. If i want to sell it does the state hold money back and how much.
You will be subject to FIRPTA withholding. Read more at this link here http://bit.ly/ckNX8X.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 13, 2010 Home Selling in Bird Key
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Capital Gains? If we sell both our homes in 2009 and buy another by 2010, how will capital gaines be assesed?
Confer with CPA who handles all your accounting. Till full disclosure of all documents no one can render an opinion.

National Featured Realtor and Consultant, Mortgage Loan Officer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2009 Home Selling in Sarasota
Tami Cashi &…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota County, FL
Tami Cashi & Lori Cashi-Haught answered:
What are the sellers closing costs not counting broker commissions in Sarasota county?
transfer stamp which is sales price/100 *.7 plus any processing fees
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Home Selling in Sarasota
Drew Russell, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Drew Russell answered:
we withdrew our listing agreement after only 30 days - then sold to a family member 7 months after the
It depends what the terms of the withdrawal were and what the listing agreement says. More than likely you should be fine. I know that most agents would not go after a seller for commis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2009 Home Selling in Sarasota
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