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Home Selling in La Quinta : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 1, 2017
Ken asked:
Tue Jun 7, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Still trying to figure out some way to sabotage your escrow? You should probably read this article:
And get an attorney! ... more
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Roger A. Sullivan answered:
Currently, closing costs are typically 6-7% primarily from commission specified in the Listing Agreement and then adding in the customary items; of course, this includes customary costs only.

If you agree to pay what are customarily Buyer's expenses that amount could go up ...

Other factors: agreeing to pay a percentage of Buyer's closing costs where they have the down [payment, can qualify but don't have the cash to pay their costs -OR- a VA loan because depending on the program you could be asked to pay a substantial amount more
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Roger A. Sullivan answered:
From one Roger to another ... I am not only a Vietnam Veteran but also a Real Estate veteran

I live, work and provide world class real estate services in La Quinta ...

Give me a call at your convenience and I will be happy to provide the Desert Real Estate solution you are looking for ...

Roger A. Sullivan
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Sun Sep 28, 2014
Robert Adams answered:
I am a Broker in RI and MA so I can relate to slow times of the year for real estate (back east is the Winter that is slow). But in Vegas it is very different. We show homes year round. The summer is actually one of the higher volume seasons. I attribute this to the fact that schools are out and people want to move before their kids go back to school. You will see an increase in buying activity starting in Spring that will increase throughout the Summer and then slow down again towards fall. Even though it slows down in Fall and winter it is not like back east's winter slow downs.

I see you posted this in the selling section. Are you looking to sell a property in Vegas? If so, I would be glad to help or even just provide you with an estimated value of your home. Please tell me how I can better assist you.

Best Regards,
Robert Adams
Licensed Real Estate Broker NV#62827 MA#9530304 RI#18138

NV Broker & Team Leader of The Adams Team at Rothwell Gornt Companies

MA & RI Broker at Sankey Real Estate
C: 508-250-0345
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Sun Jul 20, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Ask the builder. Age restricted communities do not have to be 100% compliant to qualify for the right to be age restricted. Most builders will sell to people of your age, but will have the HOA prohibit a resale to anyone under 55. ... more
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Mon Jun 9, 2014
George & Patty Prunty answered:
According to the California Desert Association of Realtors the average time on the market for La Quinta North of Hwy 111 is 74 days in May 2014. Average time on the market for La Quinta South of Hwy 111 is 124 days in May 2014. ... more
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Tue Feb 25, 2014
Hank Wilson answered:
Ask around to friends and family and do some research to find a Realtor that can best meet your needs. Don't be afraid to call multiple to see who you best have a feel for. They will all be willing to walk you through the entire process from start to finish. ... more
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
John Juarez answered:
This question is a year old. I stand by my contribution from the time the original questions was posted.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Maria answered:
Hi I am selling a property in Florida for $65,000 and Escrow is $6500 leaving me with $58,500 - does that seem right?
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Soila Thompson answered:
Your best practice is to get a CMA a Comparative Market Analysis.

I can provide you a free, no obligation, CMA Report, a Comparative Market Analysis, to prepare your home for sale.

A CMA is a detailed report of your homes’ current value, in relation to similar homes in the area. In preparation for the marketing of your home, consider that home styles and amenities vary greatly, the CMA Report we provide considers the nuances, specialized additions and variables that affect the value of your unique residence.

An informed seller of a Luxury home or a Country Club home in the Coachella Valley requires a Comparative Market Analysis Report, that contains and considers the following data:

• Active Listings
• Pending Listings
• Sold Listings
• Off-Market Listings
• Cancelled Listings
• Withdrawn Listings
• Expired Listings
• Comparable and relevant recent sales
• Similar square footage
• Similar age and type of construction
• Similar amenities and upgrades specific to your home
• Schools and their performance
• And, location

While a CMA Report is not an Appraisal, it will give you a more subjective opinion of your homes’ current value, and with that knowledge, we can effectively price and sell your home. Thank you in advance for your business and please contact me directly by email or phone to get your CMA.


Soila Thompson
CA BRE # 01701187
White Sands Management and Real Estate, Inc.
(949) 545-1177
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Art Davis answered:
Many seller are willing but you need to ask. And be very fair to the seller.
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Mon Sep 15, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:

By now your home has probably been listed and sold. Would you care to give us an update on your situation? You can post it as a comment on this question...

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