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Home Selling in Issaquah : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 24, 2016
Danwdude asked:
Hello Experts,

We have a decent front yard and a back yard with patio and little grass and a slope with fountain and ground cover/bark. We also have about 4000 sq ft of land that is infested…
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Wed Aug 3, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
No. NWMLS listings do not automatically appear on Trulia, Zillow or It is up to the agent or their firm to arrange that, and not all do. Really something a seller should check out before selecting an agent.

As a buyer you don't want to be looking for listings on those sites for that reason, but as a seller you want your listing to have as wide of exposure as possible because you never know where the buyer who will make the best offer for your house is looking.
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Mon Oct 19, 2015
zen asked:
My home is a 3 bed ARCH condo. We use only one bedroom. So wanted to know if we could list one of the other bedroom in Airbnb.
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Hi Sara,
Just checking back to see if you've made any decisions about selling your home.
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
The short answer is, you can't. Trulia doesn't do For Sale by Owner (FSBO).
I want to agree with my colleagues and suggest you reconsider your plan. Our local market is hot and there are changes daily. I've been representing buyers & seller's locally for a long time and know it can be the little things that make a big difference for each side.
A great agent is worth more than their commission, but a bad one or none at all will cost you way more than just a commission. Interview a few local agents, see what our relevant experience and skill sets are and then decide whether you want to go by owner or with a pro.
Best of luck however you proceed.
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Tue Jun 21, 2011
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
Here you go!

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Kathi Mydland - (206) 459-0156
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Thu May 19, 2011
Mary Laing answered:
I just activated my Trulia account and have only my listing on the site. That must come from the MLS.
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Patrick Beringer answered:
If you're talking about Sammamish Bluffs, yours actually isn't the best priced in the complex. There are a couple more priced better and there's also a Fannie Mae unit for $50k less. ... more
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Fri Jul 23, 2010
Karen Mcknight answered:
Dear Josette,

Once a home is on the market, the activity dictates whether or not you are priced right for your particular property in your particular location in today's market. Your agent can recommend your strategy based on the total number of showings and the level of interest.

Yes, there are buyers out there, and in most eastside areas, including 98075. Here are some statistics you may find helpful.
Issaquah sales in 2010: Total closed Year to Date is 253 and average price was $577,508.
Issaquah sales in 2009: Total closed was 430 and average price was $517,633.

Since you are adjacent to Sammamish, here are some statistics for Sammamish:
Sammamish sales in 2010: Total closed Year To Date is 291 and average price was $612,495
Sammamish sales in 2009: Total closed was 445 and average price was $604,474.

Remember, we are only 58% of the way through 2010.

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Fri Jul 23, 2010
Karen Mcknight answered:
Hi Alanvc,

You can anticipate approximately 9% in closing costs and of course, commissions are negotiable. If you want to get a very quick estimate on your home's value, on my website, , you can find a comparison between a Zillow and a Cyberhomes estimate.

Of course, these are definitely guestimates, and it may be worth your time to meet with a knowledgeable, experienced, effective Realtor for a PinPoint Price Analysis.

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Mon Apr 26, 2010
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
Hi Margaret,

Some great comments by everyone below. We are seeing sale pick up right now across the board, and Sammamish is included in that. One long term concern about the recovery is the new HAFA program. This program is designed to make it easier for Short Sales, however it also has elements designed to incourage many people who are more than 20% upside down in their home to do a Short Sale and even offers the seller compensation for doing this. So here is the potential for many more people to decide to do a Short Sale and place their homes on the market at continued lower prices.

You can zoom into any neightborhood from the website below and see the active homes in your are and then click the Sold icon and see what homes are actually closing for in your neighborhood too. That will help you.
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
The Cascade Team Real Estate answered:
Hi Seattle Gal,

We sell a lot of homes in the 98029 zip code. There are a lot of short sales out there and many more coming. Banks often do have a formula. Typically the 1st loan will accept about 90% of what's owed and the second get 10%. For example: The 2 loans are $500,000. The 1st is at $400,000 and the second is $100,000. (0% of the ist is $360,000 and add 10% for the second and a $370,000 offer will more than likely be close to the number being accepted.

Added to that, you also have to look at the comps for the area. If they are higher than the amount above, that bank will counter. If they are lower, the banks will have to take that information into account.

The Cascade Team has access to a distressed BPO (Brokers Price Opinion) using the exact same automated valuation sofeware that "Freddy" and "Fanny" use, and therefore most banks accept. We have this run prior to listing any short sale so that we can price properly to get the deal done.
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Sat Dec 19, 2009
Tonya Brobeck answered:
Hey Jim, I wasn't going to name names however now that you have, I am most impressed with Circlepix. I've used them many times in the past. Generally for 500k and over plus custom built homes. I like their work. I can't say it was the selling factor, however, I do know the fact the potential buyer picked up a CD when touring the home pleased my seller and showed them the buyer may have some real interest. ... more
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Mon Jul 20, 2009
Fabrice Muratore answered:
As usual Ardell is spot on....
Agent who have buyers don't wait for a broker open.
Now it is always good to have one, it gives you an opportunity to show to agent who are active in the field, maybe they don't have a buyer this week, but you never know, we keep meeting people so they might have somebody in a week.... ... more
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Fri May 22, 2009
Courtney Cooper answered:
Rockinblu always has awesome FSBO ideas so look pretty hard at that - If you are advertising on your own, I would definitely go with Craigslist or other online places. Zillow will also let you claim your home and mark it for sale. I like Vflyer, but the best place to make sure all agents with buyers see it is the MLS, so try and at least get it listed on the MLS even if you are going with a limited service agent.

Good luck!
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Tue Jul 29, 2008
Stacey Lange answered:
If you go to YOUR LISTINGS while you are logged into Trulia, find the listing for which you want the Open House entered and you will see a link about half way down your listing that says "Holding an Open House - Let Us Know" Click on the link and you simply email Trulia with the date and time of your open. They will reply once it is inputted.....and I have always had good luck with getting them in.

Hope that helps!
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