Home Selling—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 221

What specifications does one need to be known as a real estate expert?
Certifications? Hours of Experience? Closed Transactions? Something else? Consumers are most encouraged to answer (but all responses are welcome) so my colleagues and myself can be better agents for you.
Seriously??? An offer without ANY EMD, OR preapproval letter. SERIOUSLY. WHAT IS GOING ON????
Are agents so AFRAID of losing a buyer that they are letting low-ballers go from house to house putting in offers and not making them get pre-approval letters or put down an EMD, not even a small one.…
Need a real estate attorney in Columbus, OH.
Here's my 'real' profile: http://www.trulia.com/profile/JerseyDeb/ I am locked out of my account due to a password problem. My attempts to get it fixed have failed. So, I created…
since "modular homes" built same spec as stick, is required to disclose Modular in listing or can list as any other home description???
Currently first thing prospective buyers see on our listing is "BOCA Modular", average buyer probably thinks same as Manufacture/Mobile home & move on to next house; we get a lot of "hits"…
I want to sell my 25 year unit condo and wonder if I should update it (kitch/bath), add that price to my salesprice vs. "as is" with a
lower price. I will already need to replace the dishwasher, micro over stove (and maybe just get new stove to match,) etc. to have "working" items (I use a separate table micro) but wonder about…
Currently own a 4/3 house in Doral Woods, lived in the house for many years and would like a change.
I currently own a 4 bedroom/3bath house in Doral Woods. It is fully paid for so there is no mortgage. I am estimating that it can be sold for around $425-450k. I am thinking of selling it because I just…
Eu moro no Brasil e eu próprio alguns imóveis em São Paulo. Eu gostaria de me ajudar a vendê-los. Eu não falo o seu idioma muito bem
Eu tenho alguns apartamentos em São Paulo / Brasil, gostaria de mercado de acordo com a Copa do Mundo de 2014 , os apartamentos são para estar pronto em 2013. A maioria são apartamentos de luxo…
Price Reduction or Re-List
My house has been on the market for 85 days. I want to reduce the price dramatically to hopefully bring in traffic and an offer because I have 7 weeks before my new home is completed. We are very motivated…
I bought a home last year & now have a job offer in NC. Vascillating about selling or renting it. Any recommendations on agent who sells &?
manages? I purchased my Belvoir home as a foreclosure in October of 2009. I received the first-time homebuyer credit, and I know I will have to repay it. I'm just looking to touch base with a professional…
Paid $84K for 37205 condo in '99. 1br (walk-in clst), 1b, huge lr, den w/fire, balcony, foyer. In this volitle economy, what can I expect to
net? New balcony (Sept '10), fresh paint (Aug '09), leave all appliances...fridge, stove/oven, micro, w/d, ceiling fans,
Hi. I have a Lot 3 rd in from Beach NXT TO MILLION $ Homes, cleared with util in place. whats a good way to get a fare price? THINKING $30.000
its 75 across x 135 deep and sets across from Multi Millon Dollar Homes and a Beach House, also the Castle on HWY buy Beach, its really a nice view OF Beach REACH ME @ 941-882-8076 linda if you can…
To sellers and listing Realtors. Are multiple photos and a video or visual tour of some sort important to you?
Marketing programs in this market need to stand out to be effieicnt on a shorter time on market. What is important to you?
My listing's price is incorrect on your site
My listing is Century 21 Anita Ferri Realty. The listing is on 60 McKinstry Road in Gardiner. It is listed for $289,900 but the price was changed 2 weeks ago to 269,900.
I was a responsible first time home buyer (in Phoenix) who bought a brand new home in 2003 with a $127 k mortgage. I saw my home's value as high
as $280 k before the bubble burst. We have stayed in this house for 7 years and now live in a very depressed neighborhood where most houses (foreclosures) are selling for $70 k or so. We can afford our…
Can I rent back my house that I am short selling to someone?
I am short selling my home to someone I know as an investment property, can I then rent it back from that person
Termination of house listing in NJ
Our realtor is not performing per our expectations. That being said he is a great guy but no time for us. I want to relist the property with another agent, but he does not want to give us a release.…
Scottsdale Market Conditions
Having started my real estate career in Scottsdale many moons ago I thought I would check in to ask what the current market looks like. Here in southern Florida we have really seen strong sales especially…
If a lender has to approve a short sale and another lender has to lend for a buyer to BUY a short sale then why are the 2 so often at odds?
If a lender has to approve a short sale and another lender has to lend for a buyer to BUY a short sale - and in many cases the lender is Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac or FHA (50% are Feddie / Fannie, not sure…
Does anyone have a creative suggestion with an issue I am having? I own 10 acres and I am interested in selling it.
An architect, who is a friend of mine, designed the perfect set of plans for the acreage. He owns the plans. I would like to sell both the land and his plans fpr they are a perfect fit! This presents…
We'd like to list our home but my husband insists on giving only 3% to the selling agent is this possible?
We also are wanting to purchase another home but not a 2 story, large garages and RV parking.
Hi, Question about showings.
Listed my home for sale with an agent and have had a few showings. Asked the agent the other day for the name (only the name) of one of the visitors and she said she couldn’t give it to me because…
What do you call it when a house has to be sold because the two parties are divorced and they cannont live in the house together?
Is it called a forced sale when a house has to be sold because the two parties are divorced and they cannont get along under the same roof. Neither can buy the other out and they do not want to put it…
In Nevada, can someone with a commercial real estate license list residential properties?
Basically I am trying to list a property in Nevada, and I am familiar with a commercial real estate agent. Can he list the property? I know that in California commercial and residential are two separate…
Why is 3150 Lake Shore Dr., Chgo, unit 5C, still showing up on your sold properties on the main page I pull up? It is for sale as a new property.
I have found it on the for sale list when I go into the Trulia sight a different way. I pull up this wrong page when I type in www.Trulia.com.
We own a home in Sandy Pines Preserve, Phase 1. 1,400 sq. ft. paid $185,000 in 2007, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, etc. Want to sell or rent. Need advice
Home is fully paid. I'm afraid any long term wait will be too long for us. We do not get down there often (6 Mos. in year). Own a large home up north and are really need advice.
looking to network with my fellow investors.
I heard there's a REI group on the Northshore...but where? I'm looking to network with likeminded realestate investors and do some deals. Anyone with me?
Does a combined loan affect the '25% interest' requirement for condo conversion?
We recently purchased one unit of a two unit TIC with a 20% down payment, while the second unit was purchased by an unrelated party with around 40% down. We got a combined loan, and the units are very…
why are the buyers in morrisville?
Where are the buyers in Morrisville, PA? Seems like there are a lot of perfectly fine houses, including my own, that are offered at a good price, with fair compensation, and are in good condition and still…
I am a seller. I just received a purchase and sale agreement. Technically, it is counteroffer #2. According to the counteoffer, I only have 6 hours
in which to make my decision. Is this fair? I've explained to the buying realtor that I needed more time but she did not seem very sympathetic. Her response was to do what I've got to do. How…
I am lookig fo SPANISH SPEAKING agent ?
I am lookig fo SPANISH SPEAKING agent in Brooklyn
How do I find a investor to flip my house in St. Louis County.
House in in Ellisville Missouri. I want to sell it as is. It's not in bad condition, it's 31 years old and just needs some updates.
Is there really a way to find out what the bank will accept as an offer on a short sale to make the process move along more quickly?
I have a listing that is a short sale, it also happens to be a home that was vacant for a while and apparently the teenagers in the neighborhood knew it so they vandalized the home and now it has that…
Must I continue with my short sale?
The closing date on my short sale was suppose to take place by 6/30/09 but the bank has delayed giving their approval. Mid-July my financial situation improved and I do not need to short sale my house…
Can a seller's attorney in New York State force a closing date when the buyer's attorney is stallilng for no good reason?
My buyers' signed a contract for sale on June 10 that allowed 30 day to secure their FHA mortgage. It is now Sep 13. How can I force a closing date? This is a sale in New York State. Buyers have…
why sell and then buy in thjs depressed market?
Is this a good time to sell and buy? Or should I wait if I can afford to..
Spec house in Santa Fe South Capitol district !!
I'm contemplating building a spec house in South Capitol. 3 BR, 2 BA, passive solar - trombe walls, glazing, great room, rainwater catchments, modern kitchen, radiant heat, 1 car garage. In other…
I didn't sign a residential purchase agreement when I accepted an offer verbally, can I cancel the sell of my home?.
after 8 days that we accepted an offer verbally, my husband 60 years old, get so depress and we decide to keep the house.
When are disclosures a red flag to buyers?
I was interested in your answer to another question, where you advised someone to disclose a noisy neighbor when selling her house because of California disclosure law. I am in a similar situation and…
Comparing 2 'like' homes in Mill Valley; but one faces south/is sunny, the other gets sun for 4-6 hours of sun a day; how much $$$ does the
sun add? Plus both houses are on essentially flat land but the house With sun Also has Views, and the house without much sun has no view at all; faces a vertical hill across the street. What $ value,…
Is is unrealistic to expect a call from my realtor with feedback after my house is shown?
My last experience is selling my home was in another city but after every showing, my realtor would call me and let me know what the response was, either negative or positive. Was that out of the norm…
Real Estate Scam?
A realtor called my house. She told my husband she had clients who sold their house and were looking to buy in my area, but the inventory was low. Do realtors do that? Is this a scam?
We would like to relocate to the Nashville area soon but cannot sell our house in Ohio. Any suggestions?
We're represented by a major name realty company and have had our home on the market since Feb 10. We've reduced the price once by 6% but have had no offers and maybe 12 showings. It's…
My listing agent asked to borrow cash from me while still listing my home. Did they violate any real estate
Did the listing agent violate any codes or laws that could lead to lose of their or the companies liceinse
can seller retain bonus mony on gas lease?
25 acres of land sold at auction to include mineral rights. Later seller signed contract to sell mineral rights to a gas company and receive bonus money. Seller did not sign a contract with buyer at this…
How does Trulia work? I offer to buy--no conditions except that there aught to be stress involved [short sale in particular] and seven parties want ?
I'd think, in today's market, where there are so few buyers, that there would be contacts from real estate licencees all over about how this buyer functions. Reminds me of the old days when…
My father-in-law wants to move out of California, since prices and taxes continue to remain high.....Part 2
single Home Seller 85326 family home: Part 2.... Here is more information concerning Dad's Property. Location: La Puente, California, zip 91744 (close to West Covina, CA) Year Built:…
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