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Home Selling in Bellevue : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Fordrhonda answered:
If my home is pay for why do I need to pay for home owners policy of title
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Wed Nov 16, 2016
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Mon Nov 7, 2016
Kary Krismer answered:
Does this 3/4 acre have a house on it or is it vacant land. Vacant land is an entirely different animal, so you'd need someone familiar with the potential issues.
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Zhengzheng Wiley answered:
I am an agent in Charlotte, NC who stages all my clients' listings before I put them on the market. I also hire professional photographers to take the best photos possible to make my listings stand out from competition. I am a firm believer that we only get one chance to make the first impression! Staging is so critical for maximizing my seller's return on investment even though it's time and money consuming to me. Are you still looking for an agent in your area? If so, please let me know. I will be happy to point you to the right direction. If you can email me some pictures of your house, I can give you some suggestions on staging. Contact me at: or 704.412.3059. ... more
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Mon Jul 14, 2014
Alvin King answered:
An important factor to consider. Properties are purchased through an agreement between the Buyer and Seller. If the buyer wants the home, they will initiate an offer. Ask your Agent to follow up with those that have viewed your property, and hopefully they will provide some feedback. This may give you A window into their thought process. Good Luck! ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Bob Kelly answered:
If you are underwater on a loan originated before 2008, Bellevue attorney Bob Penfield can negotiate a loan modification or short sale with the bank's legal department based on the idea that their mishandling of securitization of loans has made them unenforceable through foreclosure. The concept is explained here:
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Jirius Isaac answered:
It is not too late to do anything. You can insist that your agent put your home on Trulia or else you can fire him any time. My question is, Where else has he not advertised your home???

Good luck to you in any case,
Jirius Isaac
Isaac Real Estate Team
Champions Real Estate Services
TriStar Finance #MLO-107799
Office: 425-483-6849 Cell: 206-841-9976
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Real Estate Agent Best in Client Satisfaction Award
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Jirius Isaac answered:
You should be talking with your mortgage broker about this since you just did the refinance last year. If you want to talk with someone else about possibilities, I would be happy to consult with you. Just give me a call at 206-841-9976.

Good luck, Jirius Isaac
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Sat Mar 3, 2012
Lindy Hisatomi answered:
Hi Ronsdarling!
I would agree with both of the past responses. #1. Get a referral of a good appraiser familiar with your neighborhood. You could ask the interested party to pay for one, but you'd probably be better off hiring your own. He will then be working for you, not the buyer.
#2. Meet with a Realtor who sells in your neighborhood. Ask them for their thoughts on the value. Then, if you feel comfortable with them, ask them if they would represent you for a flat fee.
It just seems you need a separate party to represent your interests. Some buyers might want to 'save the Realtor fees', but it will really be for their own savings, not yours.
This market is moving forward and depending on your neighborhood, you may not be aware of the current market for a home like your own.
Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Yours, Lindy Hisatomi
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Mon Jun 21, 2010
James Dennis answered:
it is generally up to the negotiation between you and your agent.
I have more flexability with my rates than most brokerages.
For more info give me a call, because its not just about rates.
At the end of the day its about level of service, & getting your home sold.
I can be reached at 425-533-7854.
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Mon Oct 19, 2009
Chuck Sparks answered:
First, you contact an agent. second, you ask. If you don't like what you hear repeat first step. Good Luck!
Chuck Sparks
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Wed Sep 16, 2009
Jeanmarie Trapp answered:
Hi There,
I thought a lot about the best way to answer your question. Let use numbers. You purchased your home 3 years ago, in Bellevue for says 350K. Sounds like you chose not to use your VA at that time. So let’s say you put 20K. So you owe 330K.. Values on condos have dropped so now your home is work 330K. About what you owe. Now you wish to sell. So I am going to assume that you will list your home with a full service agent so your fees will be roughly 6% for commissions and another 3% for Title/Escrow and 1% for any Inspection items needed. So that means 10% of sale. You put your home on the market at 330K and you get an offer (yeah) they ask for 3% in closing costs (which is 3% of the their loan amount!) They have minimum down. 3.5%... So your net before concession is 300K and with an additional 9585 to the buyer. Your new closing net is 290,415. So from what you owe to what you payoff the bank is now 39,585K. Now this is just speculation, if the same agent is helping you purchase to, I am going to figure they may provide some kind of break to you, on one side of the transaction. Also, closing costs are negotiable, but it’s much harder to build them in these days. Appraisers are leery of this. Now you have some working figures and you have yet to buy. VA lets you buy with no down, and you can use seller concessions of up to 6% to buy down the rate and help with your closing costs. You also need to be aware of one other important item in selling your condo. FHA is changing all of the rules regarding Condos. The biggest of them, is that all condos must re-apply for FHA approval and only 30% of all homes within a condo complex can be FHA loans. That means if you have 100 condos only 30 of them can be FHA, and I can tell you that almost all of the lending that is happening with first time buyers is FHA. So, that can have a huge impact if you wait to sell in says another couple of years, depending on what your neighbors do. It’s a lot to consider, but I hope I have added a little something more to the equation. ... more
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Wed Aug 27, 2008
Patrick Beringer answered:
At this point, you've asked a few different questions about finding an agent. It seems that you now have heard from quite a few agents on this site. Maybe it's time to actually call some of them lol. ... more
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Tue Jun 10, 2008
barbara mcmahon answered:
There are no rules per se. If the buyer is trying to get out of the deal, it is quite easy during the inspection period. They do not have to generate a laundry list for the seller. Given the market conditions, they may be trying to maximize their out of pocket expenses and or reduce the purchase price. Hopefully, there are two competent Realtors involved in the transaction that can sort things out for you. ... more
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Thu May 29, 2008
Mary Sunde answered:
Linda Holt from Mercer Island Realty sold this home and her number is 206-390-0303. Brad
Masters from John L Scott was the listing agent. and his number is 206-276-8668.
Although this home still shows as pending in the Multiple, it has closed and sold for full price $498,950.
If I may be of further help, please call.
Mary Sunde 206-227-1915
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