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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Bruce Lynn answered:
I live in TX and I am currently filling out a Seller's disclosure notice, but I have some odd questions.
You want to answer to the best of your ability.
You are right, some people may have different views of the same questions.
You are right realtors should not assist you with the form.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 28, 2013 Home Selling in Bastrop
Jana Halvers…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Jana Halverson answered:
We are thinking of short selling our 2 income properties in San Antonio
I understand how difficult it is to be out of State and try to manage investments. In my experience most of the answers to your questions depends on the lending institution. I find RBF ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Home Selling in San Antonio
Lea Shaw, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Lea Shaw answered:
Can I get pre approved before I sell my house even though I won't have the down payment yet?
Absolutely, in fact I encourage all sellers to get pre-approved prior to selling their home so that they know what amount they can be qualified for on their next home.
I would be happy ... more
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Elizabeth Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Elizabeth Scarlett Morgan answered:
How can a home seller work best with their agent?
Communicating, listening, being honest & somewhat flexible,
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Home Selling in Dallas
Angelica Fahy, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Angelica Fahy answered:
Which sells with the highest return: maintaining an expensive new build or refurbishing an older build?
Depends primarily on the location. Lots of people are looking to move closer into the city, so if you can rehab a home in a desirable location, you can make a nice return on your invest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
What is the rule of thumb on seller's expenses not including realtor fees?
1, Requested repairs
2. Closing costs

Contact my office today if I can further assist you with listing for your home

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant
Multimillion Dollar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 7, 2013 Home Selling in 75038
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
I am selling my home without a realtor. Can I advertise on trulia?
Sorry as a For Sale By Owner you can NOT list your property here on Trulia. Reconsider and you may decide to list your home with a real estate brokerage / Listing Agent after all, then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Home Selling in 77429
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
How to list a home for sale?
If you are selling your home yourself, you can not list it here on Trulia, only licensed agents can post homes for sale on Trulia
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Selling in 78701
Susan Philli…, Real Estate Pro in New Braunfels, TX
Susan Phillips answered:
Need to list my mobile home for sale!
Where is it? Susan 210 710-0583
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Selling in 78130
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
We are thinking about removing the bathtub in the master bathroom and converting it into a large shower area before we sell our home. Is 1 tub Okay?
I wouldn't recommend it.
A Master Bath is supposed to have everything.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Home Selling in Southlake
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Hello, Our home in S.L. is 2600sf. We are thinking about converting the garage (400 sf.) to a family room b4 we put our house on the market. ???
Garage Conversions are almost always negative.
Please don't do it.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 24, 2015 Home Selling in Southlake
Linda Moreau, Real Estate Pro in Kingsland, TX
Linda Moreau answered:
if the seller is a realtor should you get another realtor agent to represent you
Unless you would go through a divorce using your soon-to-be-ex-spouse's attorney, you should have another REALTOR represent you in a transaction! If you have a local agent (other than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Home Selling in 76033
Elizabeth Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Elizabeth Scarlett Morgan answered:
Question about selling house to highest bidder
This is a question for your Realtor. Read your contract. Once there is an executed contract the seller cannot opt out. The buyer would be able to demand you fulfill your agreement using ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 16, 2013 Home Selling in Dallas
Morgan Schut…, Real Estate Pro in Amarillo, TX
Morgan Schutters answered:
We are selling our home on 8306 City View Dr in Amarillo Tx. Built 7mths ago and needing advice on how to sell. Thanks
Hi Matthew! I have a lot of clients looking for homes in City View; would you be interested in listing with me? I'd love to talk to you more. I will work hard for you to sell your home. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Selling in 79118
Guy Gimenez, Real Estate Pro in Texas
Guy Gimenez answered:
Does a release of earnest money need to be signed by both buyer/seller if buyer terminates within option period?
Not always...it just depends on the terms of your contract. Title companies will often require both parties sign a release form before disbursing the earnest money to an involved party ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Selling in Texas
Patricia Isom, Home Seller in Katy, TX
Patricia Isom answered:
How much of a difference does staging a home make?
If a home is staged properly it could mean the difference between selling your home and not selling it. Think about a model home. When potential home buyers walk in the home immediately ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Mark Mcnitt,…, Real Estate Pro in Cypress, TX
Mark Mcnitt, ABR answered:
Tax on home recently purchased?
Your best bet is to speak to a CPA or financial planner.

You did not say where did the $45,000 profit come from? Typically, you don't have to pay capital gain taxes unless you gaine ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Selling in Houston
Justin Guest, Real Estate Pro in Forney, TX
Justin Guest answered:
I will be looking to list my house within 4-6 weeks. My house is located in the Heritage Hill subdivision. What price range can I expect to list at?
I would love to assist you in selling your home. Send me your personal email and I would be happy to provide you with some of the information.

Thanks,
Justin Guest
214-808-3605
j ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Selling in Forney
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
I have listed my property for sale on Trulia. How can I update my listing with property photos that can be viewed by potential buyers?
Where is the link to your listing? you did not attach it to your question!
Are you a Realtor with a listed Property or are you a Seller, selling the property by Owner. If you are
sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Home Selling in Burleson
Elizabeth Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Elizabeth Scarlett Morgan answered:
Is a newer home worth more than an older one?
Not necessarily. Depends on where you arr looking to purchase. There are advantages to buying an existing home such as mature landscaping or an existing pool. I have seen older homes th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Selling in Dallas
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