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Home Selling in El Paso : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 25, 2017
Faith T answered:

Please note that if your property is inactive on Trulia, we neither the consumers do not have the option to add new photos. However, we do have the ability to remove your home photos. Please be assured if you are intending to sell your home, you (or your agent if you choose to use one) will have the ability to create a new listing with new information. The new listing will override the off market property page with the incorrect information.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Sun Sep 17, 2017
Palemask answered:
Emotion is the biggest problem. I have bought and sold myself therefore pocketing the money and getting the best profit I can. Buying a house I would sometimes prefer and agent. Selling a house I have sweat equity in, I'm doing it myself. BUT! I have held a real estate lic. in Florida before and taken the classes. You have to know the property laws in the state you are in. You have to educate yourself or get an agent. Always use a lawyer on the paperwork when selling or buying yourself and be real when it comes to what the market value of your property is really worth. When in real estate this was one of the biggest problems I would sometimes have with sellers. You have to step back and think money, location, location, location is and always be the biggest factor. You might love your home and think it's worth a million dollars but it is only going to be worth what a buyer or seller is willing or able to pay. Disconnect your emotions from your property. Don't get offended by a low offer. I can do this but my husband can not. I have come to understand that it is not possible for most people. I can drag him through my process but what a pain in the ass that is. If you can't take the heat DON'T do it yourself. You may have your property sold get to closing and everything falls apart. It happens. Move past the emotions. (my 5 cent worth advice) :) ... more
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Sat Jul 22, 2017
David Pe asked:
We (yes, both of our names are on the deed) have a very large home compared to most in our area, therefore it is valued around 20-30k than most in our area. I have spoken with several realtors…
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Tue Jun 13, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello, The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea). We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. Good luck! ... more
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Mon May 1, 2017
Mary answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I'm afraid I'm not understanding your question. You don't pay taxes just by selling your home. Have you made more than $250k on the home? If so, then you will have to pay capital gain tax. I would suggest that you discuss this with your CPA. Or are you an investor and are trying to do a 1031 exchange to avoid paying taxes? ... more
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Wed Oct 21, 2015
Susie Kay answered:

I would suggest that you contact a local realtor to obtain comps in the area. If there's no comps because it is very unique (custom built on a personal land etc) then you can always hire an appraiser.

I hope this helps!
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Rick Snow answered:
The agent has entered into an advertising agreement with trulia.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Jorge Reyes answered:
Hi Janet ;

Below are 3 that I've worked with. Feel free to call them. You pick.

Clyde Pine (West) 915-532-2000

Robert Warach (Central). 915-779-3619

Steven Anderson (East). 915-595-1380

Feel free to contact me with any and all Real Estate questions.

Warm regards,

Jorge Reyes
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Oscar Nieto answered:
I respectfully suggest the advise of a realtor of your choice. Selling a house takes more than picking the right day. Selling your property means time, effort and money. The right pricing, the several financing options the buyer has, staging the property, arranging meetings and negotiating with prospective buyers, publicizing the home to prospective buyers and following up on home inspections (among several other things) could make the difference between success and failure in closing a sale. I am not trying to discourage you from selling the house yourself. I am only helping you consider the many factors involved in the selling process in today's market. With a lot of sellers and limited buyers, the competition is tough.

Make the complex selling-buying transaction process an easy one. Consider using the services of a real estate licensed professional.

Oscar Nieto, Realtor (915) 355-9305
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Francisco Lerma answered:
The appraisal ordered by the lender, will be the only one with real value, that is why I always recommend the seller`s that I represent not to do that, It is a real waste of money.
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Stout Dona answered:
Since you will be moving anyway, pack up unnecessary items to remove the clutter around the house. Remove most of the personal type items since you want the buyers to be looking at your home, not your personal life. Make sure the home is thoroughly clean so there is a feeling that the home is well maintained. Walk through the house with the eyes of a buyer and look for the things you could repair, touch up, or showcase. Remember why you liked the home in the first place and make sure you showcase those same things. Your realtor is a good resource to help you decide what needs to be done with consideration of the probable sales price of the home so you won't invest more than you should. ... more
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Mon Jun 27, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
More information, or ask a Real Estate Attorney or Title Company
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
Michael Bray answered:
This is NOT a question you want answered by anyone other than your attorney. And it looks like you may want to get the answer before your divorce is final.
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
scott farmer answered:
It's common to have a pool filled in and should not have an affect on the value. Seller should disclose to buyer that the situation exists. A new buyer should not expect that the pool can be uncovered and operational again though. ... more
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Sat Nov 13, 2010
Frank Dolski answered:
Hi Jose,
Typically charges are commision, transfer tax and a few other smaller fees. Every state differs. And do yourself a favor and interview a few agents and do not try to use one of those compamies who promises to sell your home is 30 or 60 days. If it's too good to be true, than it is! Selling Real Estate is a huge endeavor and as in any business you get what you pay for.

Please email me if you need a top agent or broker in your area. I can help! their is a difference!

Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
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Mon Oct 11, 2010
Terry Bell answered:
Well, you can have a lot of "looky lous" by having open houses with unqualified buyers, and that's not the same as having pre-approved buyers come and view. Out here, there is a definite preference for viewing vacant homes, usually foreclosures, that can close quickly and are priced rock bottom. Houses that are still privately owned are taking closer to six months to sell unless they are priced competively with the foreclosure market. You have to realize that when people search on the MLS, they may choose to search for only foreclosures to avoid the short sale market, and as a result, may miss private sales. Also, people don't always tell the truth with feedback, it's easy to just say "It's not my top choice". You need to push and find out why it wasn't the top choice? Kitchen? Repairs? Location? Best, Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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