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Home Selling in Ventura : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 27, 2016
Melissa Dyksterhouse answered:
Hi Camille,
To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Manager
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Sat Apr 16, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
You want furniture but not too much. Empty or packed is bad. If you have an average house take out about half the furniture.
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Mon May 13, 2013
Blanca Dover answered:
Hello 93001 Home Seller,

An experienced realtor, such as myself, can assist with a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) she can give her opinion of the property's value based on the condition, square footage, lot size, number of bedrooms, upgrades, etc... compared to the most recent home sales within a mile to base the value of your home. Since there is a shortage of homes and lots of buyers I would price your home just above the CMA value. If you are not working with a realtor at this time give me a call as I am very familiar with Ventura.

Blanca Dover, REALTOR

Century21 Hometown Realty
Cell: 805-427-5646

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Tue Mar 22, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
I'm a MH dealer, RE broker and General Manufactured Home Contractor. I've been buying and selling MH's in So Cal for over 30 years. Escrow's are escrows. They have a certain floor but they also have a certain ceiling. Notwithstanding the price expect to pay somewhere between 250 and 400 dollars. Regardless of the price of the home there are certain fundamental procedures and raw costs that go into every escrow. ... more
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Mike Rosenthal answered:
There is a lot of good advice in the answers below now that you're stuck in what has become a more common situation resulting from the government over-correcting that many of us are frustrated with. My question, unfortunately after the fact, would be - did your listing agent meet the appraiser at the property and provide a CMA and comps to help the appraiser see the value in your subject property supporting purchase price? If not, you may have an inexperienced or less than pro-active Realtor...

There are plenty of things that are beyond our control, but for those things we have a chance at affecting, the effort needs to be made. Now, your Realtor could have been as pro-active as possible and the appraisal still could have come in low as well. But if that wasn't the case, we are in a treacherous market and will be for at least another couple of years to come and I just can't stress enough how important it is to use experts when listing your property.

One of the many important and revealing questions sellers should ask the Realtors they interview to list their home is whether the potential listing agent meets appraisers at the property when the appraisal is being done.

Mike Rosenthal
Realtor(r) & REO Manager for
The Dave Walter Team
Coldwell Banker's #1 Listing Team in Ventura County
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