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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Sheilacochrane asked:
My agents name is Della Booth at Time Realty Could you fix this listing and fix the spamer at yahoo.
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Mon Jan 9, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
The amount of homes with defective drywall left in the area at this point is slim to none. There is not a master list of homes, but if there is one listed on the MLS, then it will identify that it is positive for defective drywall.

If you'd like for me to help you find good investment deals, let me know and I'll email some properties.

Visit: http://www.capecoralfortmyershomesonline.com/contact
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Mon Jan 9, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
Electric bills will vary a lot based on the home size, location, and pool or no pool, but $120-$200 for electric, and $90-$100 for water would be a fairly realistic expectation.

You can visit the local utilities websites here:

http://www.capecoralfortmyershomesonline.com/buyers
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Tue Oct 4, 2016
Wilsonhawthorne asked:
Mon Aug 8, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
There is no such list. Your best bet is to search here:
www.capecoralfortmyershomesonline.com/search l
look for homes built between 2004-2008, and if it looks ok but is priced significantly lower than similar homes, your radar should go off. CLEARLY THIS IS NOT A FOOL PROOF WAY TO SEARCH so your best bet is to search through my Realtor portal, and then if a home interests you, shoot me an email and I do the leg work for you in terms of finding out if it has defective drywall, or any other concerning factors. My Buyers don't pay me. I am compensated by the seller when my Buyer clients find a home using my service.

Search all homes for sale here:

www.capecoralfortmyershomesonline.com/search
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Thu May 5, 2016
Karen asked:
Sun Mar 13, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
This is a case of your realtor not knowledgeable to do their job. Your realtor needs to be trained by their Office Manager or Broker in Charge and learn how to post listings on Trulia. It's not difficult - I did it when I was a realtor.

Did you discuss if your listing would be posted on Trulia when you signed the listing contract? If your realtor said yes, then he/she should learn how to do it. If your realtor said no, don't expect your listing to be posted on all websites.

You have the right to ask the Broker to be assigned a different realtor - one that is experienced.
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Thu Aug 6, 2015
Bill Cook answered:
yes there is. 1 year of tax returns is sufficient or go the portfolio loan route.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
Robert Guth answered:
Homes listed with a Realtor sell for 13% more than without. Average commissions for a local real estate transaction are 5%-6%. But as your Realtor I would handle the Buyer, the Buyer's agent, Lender, the inspector, appraiser, and Title Company. I schedule the showings, keep track of who is who, and make sure only approved Buyers are looking at your home. (see my picture description here:)

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Selling a home is all about exposure. Over 86% of buyers locate their home online now. Online dominance and presenting your home in it's best possible light is what I specialize in. Did you know that less than 10% of listings have a virtual tour, and less than 1% have aerial pictures? Yet, 100% of my listings will enjoy a virtual tour, 360 degree photography, a creative video, and aerial pictures.

I list homes aggressively by blasting it to over 100 real estate based websites. I Tweet it, Instagram it, Facebook it, and Pinterest it. I list it overseas, translated in 11 languages including listing it with a Chinese website for billionaire investors. I hold open houses, and blast out invitations to 1000's of agents with clients looking. I create virtual tours, videos, professional presentations, and designated websites just for your home. Your home is listed locally, nationally, and internationally. I feature your home on the top 5 search sites, such as Trulia.com, Zillow.com, Homes.com, Realtor.com, and YahooHomes.com. I advertise in local print, such as The Real Estate Book.

My signs get more exposure, as they look professional, featuring an 800# "Call Capture" system with 24 recorded message about your home, and a dedicated Text line to cover all social preferences. The sign offers a secure "info box" that holds fliers with your home's info and pictures so potential buyers cruising their favorite neighborhoods "home browsing" can learn about your home 7 days a week.

www.CapeCoralFortMyersHomesOnline.com
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Robert Guth answered:
Selling a home is all about exposure. Over 86% of buyers locate their home online now. This is my specialty. I list homes aggressively by blasting it to over 100 real estate based websites.
I Tweet it, Instagram it, Facebook it, and Pinterest it. I list it overseas, translated in 11 languages including listing it with a Chinese website for billionaire investors. I hold open houses, and blast out invitations to 1000's of agents with clients looking.
I hire professional photographers, and use panoramic photography and 360 degree pictures
I create virtual tours, videos, professional presentations, and designated websites just for your home. Your home is listed locally, nationally, and internationally.
I feature your home on the top 5 search sites, such as Trulia.com, Zillow.com, Homes.com, Realtor.com, and YahooHomes.com. I advertise in local print, such as The Real Estate Book.
My yard signs featuring an 800# "Call Capture" system with 24 recorded message about your home, and a dedicated Text line to cover all social preferences. The sign offers a secure "info box" that holds fliers with your home's info and pictures so potential buyers cruising their favorite neighborhoods "home browsing" can learn about your home 7 days a week.
Did you know that less than 10% of listings have a virtual tour, and less than 1% have aerial pictures? Yet, 100% of my listings will enjoy a virtual tour, 360 degree photography, a creative video, and aerial pictures.
If you want to sell your home, you only have one chance to do it right. Its best to list with someone who is going to give it full throttle marketing right away. This is how you get top price and have a professional handle the showings and contract writing.
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Beverly LaLonde answered:
Real estate attorneys are more commonly used on the East Coast (Boston, for example), so you might be more familiar with them. Some fees for title companies are regulated in the state of Florida, while attorney fees are not regulated. You may want to call a few title companies and real estate attorneys and compare their fees. I can give you some resources if it would be helpful to you. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
well, unless your contract states that the home must appraise out for the purchase price, you may not have an "out" as, since you're putting down so much money, your loan will still be approved

Do you have an agent?
Do you have an attorney?
Make some calls and get some advice from people around you......
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
Please feel free to visit my website for lender information jeripatrickteam.com
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Technically, in FL we do not have dual agency in respect to residential real estate. If one agent handles both the listing and selling side, they are a Transaction Broker.
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Fri Mar 6, 2015
David Lang answered:
Something to think about:
Pretend for a moment that you are a person who needs to BUY a home. You have two choices that you can make. First, you can work with a Realtor and have access to about 95% of all the properties currently for sale. OR, concentrate on For Sale by Owner properties (only about 5% of current properties for sale). Why would a motivated buyer choose to work only 5% of the market? Be honest. The answer is......to save money.
This is why over thousand of transactions yearly, properties represented and sold through a Realtor sell for more $$ than properties sold by owner.
This is what we do for a living. Selling by owner, YOU do all the work (show the home, pre-qualify buyers, watch out for market trends, follow up with prospects, negotiate the contract, work through contingencies, handle inspection issues, handle appraisal issues, coordinate the closing, etc.) AND you end up paying the commission to the buyer in the end.
Just something to think about.

David Lang
Keller Williams Realty
239-677-8780
www.SWFloridaHomeSearch.com
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Seth Nadreau answered:
Simply put...

A listing agent can bring buyer's to the table however, once they do, they are representing the transaction and not the seller.

It happens a LOT (you'll notice many yard signs have the listing agents direct phone number) and there is no conflict in doing so as both the buyers and sellers review the paperwork accordingly prior to closing.

The reason someone else usually comes along and sells it is because your listing agent knows 100 people... but has access to 10,000 who each know 100 people. There are much better odds of actually selling a property when the property is marketed to the whole market.
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Arleen Andalia #1Realtor answered:
Most homes are built with basic features. If you put New fixtures & finishes you love. When you are ready to sell...most buyers will find your choices appealing and choose your home above one that had no character. So don't be afraid of making personal touches or upgrading your home, the market is moving up and you will find Earned Equity in your home in no time at all.

Don't hesitate to make changes in your home. And don't wait until you are ready to sell to make the changes!!

Enjoy Your Life Today
Visit My Web Page

www.sunnycapecoralflorida.com

Best regards
Arleen Andalia #1 Realty
239-645-3749
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