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Home Selling in San Diego County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Katherine2011 answered:
Because they think they're going to force your hand, Jim. That's why. We have a hyper-bubble right now. Don't even think about buying because when that bubble busts, you're left holding that massive mortgage for a home with less than half the value. ... more
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Wed Mar 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
It can take 48-72 hours min for it to go active. If your auto feed is not working, most MLS have you now clicking a box to include your listing into third party sites like this.
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Mimiboyumberry asked:
I purchased 9759 Palm Lane in 1987 for $200,000, and later purchased adjoining lots from the City of San Diego. I sold one of those lots to my neighbor in 2003 for $20,000. What you show…
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Rich Reed answered:
Hi, Patty. This is a question to ask your agent. Only you and your agent know exactly the terms of your purchase agreement and what it says about the EMD. Whenever a buyer cancels on the basis of any contingency, the reason for the cancellation must relate to that contingency, and must be in good faith. Seek legal counsel! If there is a dispute over who is entitled to receive the EMD, a judge or arbitrator may decide the issue, and no one can ever guarantee how any particular case will be decided. Hope this helps!

I am a real estate broker qualified to advise you on California real estate matters, not the law. If you desire legal advice, consult with an attorney. Thanks!
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
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Sun Jan 22, 2017
Like It Realty answered:
I am a real estate agent in Florida and I believe in giving customers options. In this age of DIY, there are some sellers that are comfortable with selling their home themselves and would just like the marketing exposure that the MLS provides (and its major syndicated real estate websites).

Some sellers that require more assistance and/or don't have the time to handle the process of selling a home can opt to utilize a full retail listing, which of course we're happy to provide, and others may opt to utilize our Flat Fee Listing service. Our Flat Fee listing service ( is very easy and straightforward and we charge $97 for a seller to list with us.

We have a seller that listed their $4,750,000 (not a typo :) with our Flat Fee listing service, so this seller clearly trusts our service and is comfortable selling his property while saving $120,000 in real estate commissions.

Sellers can save thousands of dollars (our sellers on average save approximately $8k) in real estate commissions. Some save even more when their buyer isn't represented by an agent because we forward all those leads directly to the sellers and don't keep them for ourselves. We also are NOT a middle man and list your property ourselves, so you'll always know who your Broker is. This is not always the case with companies that are not licensed and solicit you for business and then sell your information to a local Broker to actually list in the MLS.

I always go over the options of each and let the seller decide what is best for them and their situation. At the end of the day, our business model is assist our sellers and help them save as much of their equity as possible.
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Tue Nov 29, 2016
Greentekfirst answered:
We have found that sourcing title search reports and insurance policies through some of the larger online title search companies are the best way to get preferred pricing in industry standards.

Our clients use US Title Records for the best rates and most comprehensive preliminary title reports available, online.

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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
You poor dear,
Don't you have an agent to help you?
If you are in Huntington Beach and you do not have an agent, give me a call, I will try to help you.
No charge.

(The listing says, Huntington Beach, but then underneath it says, you are in 92071.)

Here is how I would handle it, I would draw up a release of deposit, and give it to the buyer, asking them to agree to damages should their legal action which will take months does not go through.

I would maybe ask the buyer to pay your space rent, while they are messing around with it.
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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Maria Cunningham asked:
Tue Nov 8, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
Home sellers are required by CA law disclose material facts affecting the value or desirability of the property. Whether or not a particular fact is "material" depends on a variety of factors. A seller who is unsure as to the materiality of a particular fact should consult an attorney.
For landlords, disclosure is required only for dangerous conditions or when a failure to disclose amounts to fraud.

I am a real estate broker qualified to advise you on California real estate matters, not the law. If you desire legal advice, consult with an attorney.

Best of luck to you!
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Fri Nov 4, 2016
Cortney.artman answered:
My colleagues were searching for CA Grant Deed last year and saw a business that has a searchable database . If people are looking for CA Grant Deed too , here's
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Kattie.ivey answered:
I sold my house and did not have to be out till Nov 1st and the new owners went in on Oct 22 and though out the rest of my stuff did they break the laws
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Sun Oct 30, 2016
Msmith asked:
The house has 5 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths. 3 car garage plus a large carport. Full ocean views from all parts of property. Also, many more photos on redfin.
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Mon Sep 26, 2016 answered:
Flat Rate Real Estate in Los Angeles will sell your house for $4700.
This is Full Service Realty with great reviews.
Their website is

You can find flat rate realtors in any region or city. ... more
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Tue Sep 13, 2016
Allen answered:
Hi Everyone, thanks for the answers as they were very helpful. I was asked for $700 today and was shocked! Fighting them now to see why it's so high. Selling condo in 92128.
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
I can understand why this upsets you. I can also understand your relatives' point of view. Doing business with family can be difficult and is not something everyone is comfortable with. It would have been nice if they had at least given you the chance to get a referral fee here but they didn't and how you choose to react to this will tell them a great deal about your professionalism and may determine whether or not they refer friends/family to you in the future.

I see something in your note that you may want to work on going forward: You're very focused on yourself here when you need to be focused on your customers' needs. No one in your life ever owes you a listing, especially not just because you need money. If you're getting business, it should be because you're a hard-working, customer-focused, problem solving, aggressive professional who is determined to get your clients the best possible outcome.
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Thu Sep 8, 2016
Chris.lawson asked:
at closing we had advised Chase of an automatic payment being sent in from Bank of America. the Chase agent did not show the payment as having arrived yet. they advised that in order to…
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Annette and Wiliam Groves asked:
All the photos you had on my listing have been removed! Information about my home has also been removed!
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