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Sun Feb 11, 2018
Capitan Morgan answered:
Carolyn Leake......My husband and i own a condo in Italy 30 minutes outside of Venice would anyone be interested in selling for us.
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Sun Jan 14, 2018
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Tue Jan 2, 2018
Kathy Burgreen answered:
When buying a home, you are allowed to have pets unless you live in an HOA community that prohibits them. When renting, most landlords have insurance policies that don’t cover tenants pets, so it’s easier & cheaper to rent with “No pets allowed”. You can buy pet insurance for your Shitzu. ... more
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Mon Aug 7, 2017
Wilsondamaia asked:
A house with a 9.200 square meters of land, to sell in the town of Navegantes in Santa Catarina estate in Brazil.its very well situated near the beach and airport and the main motorway the…
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Sun Jul 2, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Are you a foreign national or a legal U.S. resident? Are you here on a visa? FIRPTA is a tax for foreign nationals that is paid to the U.S. Government when selling their property in the U.S. ... more
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
Very safe. In general, Cape Coral is a safe city. We were ranked #2 safest city in Florida, and #17th safest city in America, with a population over 100,000. You have no worries living here. Crime is everywhere of course, but CC is safe, clean, and a great place to live.

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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Joan Moskal asked:
Mon Aug 22, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

You can add or edit the photos of your property if it is listed as for sale or as active listing. However if your property is off market, you will not be able to add or edit the photos of your property.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Mon Aug 22, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
If you are unhappy with your agent, speak with them to see if they can improve, or let you out of your listing agreement.

You may also ask them to to co-list it to get better results.

I'd be happy to help, and I have a 100% satisfaction rating with my home sellers because of the effort I give them:
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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
You can ask a local Realtor to work for you. A Buyer's agent is most likely going to be compensated by the seller, so you can have professional representation with no cost to you. I have helped many investors, first time home buyers, etc. buy a home and they never had to pay me. I am from SWFL, and am a local Realtor with 16 years of previous mortgage experience, so I can pretty much cover all aspects of buying a home.
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
I take a much different approach, which is why I have a 100% satisfaction rating, and zero unhappy clients. There are far too many disappointing agents out there, so you really have to interview a few to get an idea as to what they will actually do for you. For me, I respect the client with hard work, and spending the time and money to make sure their homes sells for the highest price. Take a look at what I do:
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Mon Aug 8, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
It really depends on the price of your home. You may be able to get a break on commission to 4% if it is a higher priced home. I have lowered my commission on some more expensive listings, but on lower priced homes I don't offer the same discount because I put so much time and money into selling homes to make sure my Sellers get the highest price possible.

What if I told you that you could sell for a higher price, having a Realtor sell your home using these tools to make your home look great:

The numbers just don't add up, so why take on the hassle? The average commission is 6%, while homes listed with a Realtor sell for an average of 14% higher.

Some sellers are tempted to try a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction because their local community is in the midst of a sellers' market and they think they can sell easily without help. Others try the FSBO route because they want to maximize their profits and avoid paying a commission to a Realtor.

However, statistics show that selling your home with the assistance of a professional real estate agent will garner you a higher profit, enough to cover the commission as well as put more money in your pocket. According to the National Association of Realtor's 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the average FSBO sales price was $174,900, while the average price for a home represented by an agent was $215,000, a difference of $40,100.

Why to Sell With a Realtor

Choosing to sell with a professional rather than on your own makes sense for a variety of reasons:

A Realtor has access to market data about recent sales and other homes on the market that can be used to price your home appropriately. Studies show that homes priced right when they're first listed sell more quickly and for a higher price than those that linger on the market.
A Realtor can show your home when you aren't available, can respond to inquiries from potential buyers and their agents, and can get valuable feedback from visitors -- all things that save you time.
A Realtor can look at your home objectively and suggest ways to improve its appearance -- by staging and minor repairs -- so it appeals to more buyers.
Buyers typically prefer to look at a home without the seller present so they can feel more comfortable exploring the rooms and visualizing themselves in the property. At an FSBO sale, the seller must be present.
A Realtor can screen visitors to your home, which provides a measure of safety that FSBO sellers don't have. In addition, by checking to see if the buyers are legitimate and can afford to purchase your home, a Realtor can help you avoid wasting time showing your home to unrealistic buyers.
Realtors have professional marketing expertise, contacts with other Realtors who work with buyers, and the support of a brokerage that can market your home more widely than you can as an individual.
A Realtor can help you negotiate a contract that not only garners you an appropriate price for your home, but that meets your needs for a settlement date and perhaps includes a period when you rent back your home from your buyer. In addition, a Realtor can make sure your contract is in compliance with all local regulations.

Most buyers today work with a buyers' agent to represent their interests. If you choose to sell your home on your own, you'll be negotiating with a professional and relying on your own skill to finalize a contract. Not only could you end up selling your home for less money, you could leave yourself open to potential legal problems unless you have the contract vetted by an experienced real estate attorney.

FSBO transactions can be successful, of course, but 90 percent of homeowners prefer to work with a professional rather than risk an unsatisfactory home selling experience.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Yes you can add photos at you posting list,, just go to your list and edit it, you can delete or edit the images!
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:

I guess you need to consult a good agent , so you will understand how and can explain to you what are the process and need to have a home w/o renting !
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Wed Jun 29, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
I have found this conversation on Trulia -
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