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Home Selling in Alexandria : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 16, 2016
Would love to work with you -- we are full service agents in Northern Virginia and I only charge 1.5% commission for sellers. Call me 571-235-4821
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Andrew Cornell asked:
I have a Trulia account and originally posted this home for sale on Zillow and MRIS. How do I update Trulia with new price and our two new open house dates? Thanks
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Fri Jun 10, 2016
The fastest way to sell your house is by using a "We Buy Houses" company like because you will not need to repair anything. Homes are purchased As-Is.
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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Robert Hancasky answered:
I listed mine for free , its on Trulia & Zillow right now ! 6/9/16 in N VA FSBO 395k
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Wed May 11, 2016
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Fri May 6, 2016
Kdboales asked:
The agent said it was okay and that he was famliar with probate. To add to the situation the house is in reverse mortgage and I fear there might be a conflict of interest. He assured me…
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Tue Apr 26, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
You don't have to get any rezoning done which wouldn't be an easy thing to do anyway. You only need flood insurance so long as you have a mortgage. Pay that off and you're welcome to assume the risk on your own.

But having lived through a couple of major floods over the last couple of decades, I'd rather pay the flood insurance than be on my own when something like this happens:

There were plenty of people not in flood zones who didn't have coverage and wish they did now.
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Wed Apr 20, 2016
Manager asked:
I work for the listing agent on 8527 Wagon Wheel Rd , Alexandria, VA and when you search the address specifically it comes up with the right price but when you search the zip 22309 and search…
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Wed Mar 16, 2016
Norma Hernandez-More answered:
In todays market "sellers market" I've seen everything. From selling a property on appraised price to selling the property up to $20,000 over the appraised value. It is not normal, but it happens. I don't ever recommend buying any property more than the appraised price but sometimes it becomes a bidding war and clients are willing to pay above and beyond the asking price just to get it.!!! Your job is always to protect the client and give them your best advice. ... more
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Tue Oct 20, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
You would have to pay for what's called a flat fee listing service for your home to be on Trulia. You can easily post on Zillow, though.

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 out at all, and it's completely free for you.

Good luck!
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Wholesale answered:
Some great answers here but some things not covered. If you truly believe the pricing is set right you can always ask an agent for a reduced fee to coordinate the transaction and ensure you have all paperwork and everything is done to legal code of Virginia. The agent does not have deal with advertising, showings, ect or have to pay the other agent for bring in clients. I would take that deal any day while making sure everything went smoothly for both parties call me if you need assistance.

Van Garrett Jr.
Direct: (571)295-4414
Samson Properties
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Wholesale answered:
The home of choice contingency is a great option in when other options are not on the table. You have to look at it from a sellers perspective though if there are multiple offers. Would you wait for someone else to sell at any given time to buy your condo when someone else is ready to close in 30 days? Sell the condo first to avoid a hardship and wasting your time putting in offers that have a high chance to get rejected.

Van Garrett Jr.
Direct: (571)295-4414
Samson Properties
Full Service 4.5% Listings
Ask me about Zero Down Financing options for homes under $500k and my up to $5000 cash back offer at closings!
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
bsiobhanmurphy answered:
It address your actual question; "Must we comply?" No, you do not have to change it to a short sale. First, if your home has only been on the market a month and half ago and the realtor is already suggesting you short sale, there's something wrong. The property should have been priced right to begin with. Also, to go from a single price reduction to a short sale is absurd in such a short amount of time. Unless of course the realtor advised you from the beginning that the house was being listed at a 'bargain' and that if you get no bites you might try a price reduction and that if that did not work then you might have to short sell, then the realtor might have a leg to stand on. A good realtor would now in advance if they have a property on their hands that could likely require a short sale, and should have advised you of that prior to taking the listing. I'd make your realtor do their job. ... more
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
in case you didn't notice, this question was asked almost TWO years ago.......doubt very much the poster is interested in what anyone now thinks he should's hardly relevant anymore. ... more
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Bob Hamilton CPA answered:
Check with the tax authorities and your condo assn to see if you can add the space. If so, it will help you. ( Ask the higher price anyway).

Check our website for offers

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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Maria Cipollone answered:
All you have to do is list your property with a real estate agent and he/she will do the rest. Real estate agents will often only show homes listed with other agents and most websites requires the property to be listed with an agent in order to show up.

All the best,

Maria Cipollone
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Delaine Campbell answered:
Hello there in Asheville :)
First off are you saying that you have made a decision to switch agents, but plan on continuing the listing agreement through the end term shown in the agreement? And you are worried about getting a contract between now, and when the contract ends, such that you would be continuing to work with that broker past the contract end date? Sorry I'm just trying to clarify your intentions.

My suggestion would be to contact the Broker and discuss your unhappiness with the agent.
If you don't want to work with the agent, the broker can assign a new agent to work with you based on your needs. And you can continue with that Brokerage Firm. As Will Nesbitt explained, the contract is with the Brokerage Firm, not with the agent.
If you truly don't like the brokerage then you can tell the Broker that you want to terminate the agreement. Send them written notice and have them acknowledge it.

These rules vary state to state. But talk to the Broker first.

Will's advise, below is excellent as well. He is a Broker.

Hope this helps.
Delaine Campbell, MBA, REALTOR(R)
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