Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 215

I have my home on the market. I have been advised by my realtor to lower my price, but it seems that prices are increasing in my zip code. Also, I
anticipate that spring sale season will push prices up. Is this a good time to lower prices generally?
How long does the FHA require I own a home before I can sell it ?
I was recently told that the FHA had relaxed their home ownership times from 90 days down to 30 days, is this correct ?
Open Houses???
I have Open Houses for my Sellers .... I wanted to see what others are doing to boost attendance or any other Open House tips they would like to share. What works....What doesn't work. Thanks! Donna…
Posting MLS listings on Agent Site
I notice that a lot of agents post MLS listings on their sites making it appear that they have a listing when in fact it is another agent that they may not know that has the listing. I can understand…
Can an agent offer a 30 day guarantee?
A friend mentioned it and it sounded to good to be true.
"If We Don't Sell It, We Will Buy It" - Good or Bad?
ERA and a local real estate agent are offering the "If We Don't Sell It, We Will Buy It" program. Is this a scam, a good thing, or what?
Selling a house with a high price per square foot but other attributes...
We are trying to sell a house in a very high-end development in north augusta. We are priced below other homes with the same beds/baths. Our issue is that our price per square foot looks very high because…
Have you made a movie to sell a house? Did you find it useful?
Would you as an agent or home buyer even takethe time to watch a movie? This seems to be variation on the virtual home tour theme and I am curious what both agents and buyers/sellers think. Thank you…
I am selling my house which is in escrow right now. My question is about a counter to a counter offer. I signed a counter offer, then a counter to
the counter came in. I verbally told my realtor that I did not want to accept this counter. HOWEVER, I did not sign this document. My real estate agent changed the date and modified the counter to the…
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?
excellent shape on first floor with large patio. Includes garage parking place, fireplace, etc.
Incorrect Listing...
Please note that Listing # 5663095 has the wrong address and, therefore, giving misleading information to the public. The address shown is W 407 W Ave, Glenolden PA. It should be 407 W South Ave, Glenolden,…
We are trying to establish listing price for our home. It is a rambler and although there are some ramblers in vicinity, most are about 10 yr older.
1986 Rambler, Southwestern Style, tile roof, courtyard entry, landscaped front and back, .27 acre lot, RV pkg, attached garden shed and storage. Gas furnace, 2 car garage, interior laundry area, home in…
Any GOOD alternatives to Real Estate companies like Century 21 Clickit, Inc for flat fee listings?
I am looking for a company to list my house with that is NOT CENTRURY 21 CLICKIT, INC., as I am trying to find a flat fee listing company that will not try to make bank with services that SHOULD be included.…
Do you own a house that you are having problems with making the payments and need to sell fast in the Columbus, Georgia area?
Our company specializes in helping folks just like you sell your house in a slow market. Dont lose your house to foreclosure when you dont have to. We have Full Listing Services, Flat Fee MLS Service and…
Questions Regarding Listings...
I am getting email's sent to my Yahoo from Trulia, courtsey of myself. They are telling me that I am marketing certain homes, where these properties do not even have homes on them. I am marketing…
Listing Agent representing buyer removed key from lock box & gives key to buyer. unsupervised access to my property without my knowledge or
consent Under contract. Listing agent removed key from lock box & gave it to buyer. I do not know how long buyer had the key. When my realtor contacted listing agent regarding missing key, the listing…
I just purchased land in Va. Now I am planning to sell my house in Haddon Heights, NJ.
My father-in-law currently lives in 1/2 the house which is a disaster. The bathroom floor and shower walls need to be replaced. Would it pay to redo his bathroom? Or sell as is? Also, the whole 1st floor…
Buyer backed out after waiving contingencies, and now won't agree to cancel escrow.
I have a new buyer but can't open escrow until the old one is cancelled. I am entitled to retain the deposit, but do not want to wait until there is a resolution regarding the deposit. Aside from…
Want to sell house but X-husband has to pay off mortgage.
I'm divorced and now want to sell my house which used to be 'our' house. In our decree, my x must pay off the mortgage in six years but if I sell it it needs to be clear deed to the new…
When is a final offer really a final offer?
I recently had a buyer from California make a first (and final) offer on my house in Massachusetts. As sellers, we rejected the offer and made a counter offer. The buyer rejected our counter offer and…
I currently live in a super updated townhouse and have purchased a new home. My closing date on my new home is in a month and I still have not sold
my townhome. Do I continue to drop the price on my town house just to sell quickly or should I consider renting it out for a year?
How to drive more people to our house?
We have had our house on the market since the 8th of August. Not one person has come to visit. The house is in a great location and we priced it below similar houses in our area. Any ideas?
I want to sell my house and rent it back; Is there a company outside of the Deed-for-Lease program that I have been hearing about?
Every time I try to look it up, I am finding programs in the UK and this D-f-L program through Fannie Mae. My major concerns would be if any thing were to happen in the market (really good or really…
Short Sale qualification for married couple with home in wife's name
Home & mortgage is in my wife's name (purchased prior to marriage) and she has recently lost her job. We would like to pursue a short sale, but concerned that filing a joint 2009 tax return showing…
What is an accurate sale price for a 26 x 32, 3 br 1.5 bath cape on 3 acres in Standish? Built in 2005, hardwood, all new applicances.
We are targeting a move closer to Portland when its financially feasible. How much could I expect to sell my house for?
If someone Gifts (via Grant Deed) say 10% in his property but the grantee doesn't acknowledge or she doesn't want anything to do with
it...how can he sell without her acknowledgment or can he rescind/undo it? Does anyone have any advise or suggestions?
When will real estate go back up in Victorville California?
I purchased five years ago and owe $227,000 It is now worth $120,000 I just purchased another home because rates and prices are so low, and I rented out the first one. So I'm just wondering how…
My aust changed her Living Trust. When she passes on does her Trustee have to sell her house or can she just rent it and not sell it. Or maybe live ?
My aut just changed her Living Trust. Does her new Trustee have to sell her house when she passes on or just hold on to it or just lilve in it rent free?
busy street
i live on levick above frankford,19149, my house has been on the market 48 days, mls5529491, we have had 6 showings about one per week, two were not credit qualified the other four liked the home but said…
I syndicate my listings through my Point2 website and notice that most of them are coming up "address not disclosed" . What am I doing?
wrong? I want the address to show up on all my listings. How can I change those listed "address not disclosed" to having their address in.
what bedroom flooring is best for selling a house?
we have hardwood under carpet and are trying to decide whether to refinish or re-carpet in preparation for sale
median price for a .83 acre homesite in SH? house would be torn down, of trees, out in country, rural?
75604 zip code off of Gregg Tex Road, Longview Spring HIll ISD Texas
What can I do to get out of a purchase agreement, if buyer can't get financing?
Buyer was denied twice for an fha loan based on credit. Our contract states buyer has 30 days to get financing, an if cannot be obtained to "no fault of the purchaser" the seller can void the…
Want to sell my 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in a gated community in North Sandy Springs (OTP), right off 400. Any Realtor recommendations?
I have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in a gated community in North Sandy Springs (OTP), right off 400. The property is wooded, quiet, and we have pool, tennis, and a small fitness center. Pricing will be around…
what is the housing k market like in the 39212 zip code?
i want to sell my house in the 39212 zip code, but i am un decided about putting it up for sale with the housing market the way it is in 2010, please give me some advice on the subject.
How long does it take to get the "wet signature" after receiving a verbal approval?
We went into contract on a short sale with two mortgages October 26, 2009. We have been waiting 5 months to get approval from Bank of America and USAA. The seller and ourselves have attorneys and real…
Why can I not edit the price on both of my listings on Trulia?
I have two listinngs on Trulia and both have had a price reduction. When I go to "edit listing", "edit photos", one of the listings has an expandable window to change the price, the…
How can my realtor target the market of families with small children?
My home sits on an interior lot which backs up to the backyards of neighbors with small children. There are 3 wooden play sets visable from my back deck offering a park-like atmosphere, very safe and comes…
If you are a Philadelphia real estate agent with a house you want to sell personally in the Penn Alexander catchment, who would you use? Say you
get to nominate two people, who would they be? We are interviewing listing agents this weekend. You can say yourself but what if you wanted someone else to represent you? Please, just recommendations…
I'm thinking of starting a service to deliver coffee/snacks to agents to serve at open houses. Curious as to what agents think - would use,
woud not? Since there might be multiple agents from the same office using this service, delivery would be to the real estate office, where the agents would pick their order up and then take it to their…
Client is short selling their home. Can they still claim it as their personal residence even if it was rented the last 6 months?
Client bought the house brand new, lived in it for 3 years and then rented it out last summer. They moved into a cheaper rental closer to work. Now they are short selling the house and are wondering if…
I have a large lot in an area of expensive homes.
I have a large lot in an area of expensive homes. A real estate agent wants to list it so that a buyer would be committed to using a particular builder. Would I be better off to keep the listing free from…
Sell or rent?
I own a condo I bought for 155k. I still owe 121k. I have had it listed for 144,500 for five months with no offers. I am interested in buying a home for 250k. My wife and I are approved for the additional…
Told to stop making your payments?
We signed an agreement to short sale our home. The listing realtor said to my wife and I "stop making your payments and start hiding your money". A few day after this my wife began to seriously…
We own a lovely 100x100 lot. in New Milford. We live in a sad old bungalow that has been considered a "knock-down" for 3 decades.
What are our chances of finding a buyer of such an investment property? A builder offered $400,000.00 5 years ago. As I wince could you give a ballpark figure we could ask for...or any hope it might move…
Our townhouse has been on the market for almost a year in the Navajo Subdivision -- we've updated EVERYTHING and taken extremely good care of our
place -- our second child is almost here and my husband and I are desperately trying to find a buyer for our townhouse -- any one looking for a great place for a great price??
Buying a new home when I own one already... HOW?
I found a home I'm interested in. I live in a home that I bought and updated. I've already got $40k equity before the updates. How do I go about purchasing a new home already on the market if…
Please refer me the best Short Sale / Short-refinance expert in Houston with great tracking record.
I have a rental property which I purchase as a new in 2005 with 5 year interest only. The term will be up in this October and interest will become variable with principle amortization. I owe 120K to bank…
What is THE BEST marketing message you ever used or heard for home selling?
I am sure all the sellers, realtors and lenders have an aggresive marketing message in todays Real Estate Market, which one impressed you the most? Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Pelin http://www…
I contacted a realtor to find out if he had any interested buyers. He says he has a buyer lined up. What would be a reasonable commission to him?
and what to my (at the moment potential) listing agent who negotiated the lease for my current tenant but with whom I do not yet have a sales contract but whom I need to do the paperwork? I currently…
I need help understanding the RLA form for California, specifically Item 4, experienced realtors please help!
I am trying to short sell my home. The terms the realtor has on 4A is 5% of the listing price... what if the condo sells for less? Will it be 5% of the selling price? I thought he would have to negotiate…
How does a short sale affect one's credit?
I've been told that my credit score will be hurt when selling my home as a short sale but not as much as a foreclosure.
If my home is currently listed as a short sale, and has been listed for over 10 months now and hasn't sold. Now, 10 months later, my financial
situation has improved and I would like to try to keep my house. The only problem is, I signed a contract last Friday to begin escrow. Is it possible for me to cancel the escrow and try to keep my home?
Selling house near school?
I will be selling my house soon. It is located near a school (within sight). Is there a worse or better time of year to put my house on the market? (traffic issues). Any other relevant tips?
It's difficult to rent out or sale my co-op unit in Riverview Edison.
It's been almost 5 months since my co-op unit in Riverview Edison is up for rent or sale. I post regularly in Craigslist but only get very few inquiry. I feel the board review process and high management…
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