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Home Selling in Irvine : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Sep 22, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Thu Aug 10, 2017
Dinorah Gousheh answered:
On this High Tech times it is very important to have a highly exposed online presence of your property as well as making sure the property also shows well or have it staged. your Realtor should have done their homework by pricing it right to sell in this competitive market. ... more
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
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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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
Units similiar to this one are selling for $290-295k. There have been 6 recent sales in this floorplan. Thinking about selling? call me for your free consultation!
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Ppronesti answered:
Seller can keep the $.
Because the buyer has a change in family plans has no baring on a contract. Unless it was addressed in the purchase and sale that they could back out for any reason at any time. ... more
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Wed Dec 21, 2016
Sam Shueh answered:
Yes. He has to adhere to local municipality code on signs though.

Sam Shueh
Campbell, CA
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Wed Dec 21, 2016
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
First, do not worry about selling the home with past due property taxes. As long as there is enough equity they will be paid off during the transaction. Second, I would run a preliminary title report to see what are the liens placed on the property and what if any are the selling restrictions (also review the contest rules as Caroline mentioned). Third, I would talk to a tax professional. They may be some capital gains tax benefits from owning the home for 2 years. I would also get tax advice on the cost basis and income taxes due. From all this information along with estimated selling proceeds you should have a idea of what your mom will net. Then you can develop a plan on selling the home. I would be happy to answer any questions or help you crunch the numbers. You can contact me through my profile.
Good luck,
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Sun Jul 3, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I agree with Rich, this is something that you should ask your broker. If he/she doesn't want to be bothered then you need to move to a different brokerage.
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Mon Jun 6, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Taken in conjunction with your other question, nobody, except a court of law, can "force" you to accept an offer. What you may be thinking about is the buyer, through his agent, may be requiring you to perform according to the contract and may follow through with a lawsuit demanding "specific performance," which could then force you to sell your house. I am a broker qualified to advise you on California real estate matters, not the law. If you desire legal advice, consult with an attorney. ... more
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Mon Jun 6, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Generally, no one, except by operation of law, such as a court order or non-judicial foreclosure, can force you to sell your home! You can usually cancel, but not always without consequences! Are you working with a Realtor? Did you use a C.A.R. Residential Purchase Agreement? In the RPA-CA there are exactly ten reasons why a seller may cancel. Seller's job loss is unfortunately not one of them. I am a broker qualified to advise you on California real estate matters, not the law. If you desire legal advice, consult with an attorney. ... more
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Fri Apr 29, 2016
It is a tough question as the buyer paid for it. But you are required to give a copy of all reports to the next buyer buy law. So it is reasonable for you to demand a copy. I know when a backs out like that, it really harms a seller. Unfortunately, many buyers do not seem to understand that, or maybe they do not care.

May I recommend you try honey first, vinegar second. I would start by asking for it nicely. That is probably all that will need to be done. Much less stress.

Of course if you were unable to obtain a copy it may actually be better.

But yes if you think you need a copy, and they refuse to give you a copy, I would refuse to release their funds until they quit being unreasonable. (Yes they paid for it, but it does them no good, there is no reason for them not to give you a copy.)

If you are considering relisting with another agent, I would like to apply for the job.

The fact is they have had to remove the teeth out of the purchase because so many were ending in legal actions due to failure to perform by lenders. I have learned to make friendly call a couple of days before the contingencies are up in order to sure we are on track.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016
Heidi Murphy-Grande answered:
I suggest you tour all the houses in your neighborhood for sale to compare price, improvements and upgrades. Most importantly find out the sales price for homes comparable to yours and evaluate the sold homes in comparison to yours. Make sure your agent has a comprehensive marketing program and is positioning your home in the market for the best possible outcome. If you had a broker preview ask your agent what the comments were from the other agents. Good Luck. ... more
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Tue Apr 26, 2016
Nicole Fedorchek answered:
My marketing campaign for your home includes a variety of media- YouTube videos, Facebook postings and ads, as well as traditional marketing such as Open Houses and newspaper ads.

Your Realtor should discuss in detail with you the plan for the marketing of your home. If they don't, its time to find a new Realtor!

Nicole Fedorchek, Tarbell Realtors
Gold Circle of Excellence
BRE 01920370
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Sat Apr 2, 2016
Larry Smalley asked:
Fri Nov 20, 2015
Kari McCoy answered:
Yes, the seller usually will pay the current section one items and the buyers pays for the section two items on a current termite/pest control report. Most lenders will require all known section one work to be complete with a clearance before they will consider funding the buyers loan. ... more
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Thu Oct 29, 2015
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Kayleruth,

It depends, but the average for your area would be about $1,200 to $2,000 a month. The size of your home matters as well. As you could imagine, a 10,000 square foot home would cost a lot more than a 2,000 square foot home.

The best thing to do is to first hire a great real estate agent, one that is experienced in staging homes, and then ask for their opinion. They will likely refer you to a staging company at a discount since they hire them frequently.

At UpNest ( we've helped a lot of San Jose sellers save money if you haven't hired an agent yet. Top agents will compete to earn your listing. When agents compete, they are more likely to lower their commission rate. We can also make sure that the agents that submit to you are experienced with home staging!

Good luck!
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Tue Apr 7, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Ask the Realtor you are considering to give you a list of their past transactions. I will warn you however that numbers don't tell the whole story. Look at online reviews. I've met some 'newer' agents that are better than the long time agents. ... more
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Jamie Tian answered:
I think this is a great question but also a hard question to answer, in the current market, some buyers are afraid to purchase homes with a solar lease or find it an inconvenience, but it is hard to say whether solar leases will become more common in the future.

If you do the calculations you probably will have savings in your electricity bill.


Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
BRE #01920120
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