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Home Selling in 94134 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 14, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Robert,

The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea).

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. We're based in SF, and have helped a lot of Bay Area sellers save money!

Good luck!
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
David answered:
If you're looking to sell your property and can't afford the commission I certainly understand. I work with a lot of helpless homeowners that are victims and are in the same situation. They need all the help they can get. The fact that still remains is, what is the best strategy? IN most cases I can provide some out of the box solutions that will not only help, but turn your sour situation into a positive outcome.

Here is a quick example: Client had home worth 200K, had a loan on it for 195K. After they had to pay commission and sell at a slight discount in a semi slow market what was he going to do? The answer may surprise you.... without going into details, we managed to sell the home in 10 days, for above market price, and put 8K into the clients pocket. These are real solutions, that help homeowner.... It's all about presentation and packaging.

Please free to drop me a line and I would be more than happy to help. I know I am about 2 years late in my answer. But the reality is there are a lot of people in your similar situation. I am more than happy to help. Helping people with Real Problems, while providing them with Real Solutions is my specialty. Call me today. (858) 412-5433. Thanks, Dave
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Kate Fomina answered:
Dear Mario, if you would like to purchase, there are loans available for people in your situation. You can get a loan 1 day after your Short Sale. Feel free to give me a call for more information. ... more
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
J Mario Preza answered:
One better, you can go online and look up the property by address and come up with a bevvy of details on any given property. The county has online resources too, if you have a computer. And if you don't have a computer -- go to the library, they'll help you with all of that. Last resort, call the agent, yours truly, for helpful tips on this and more. What's the interest in finding this sort of information out? Curiosity or are you planning to do something, e.g., buy, sell, etc., with that? ... more
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
J Mario Preza answered:
The real estate market does not operate in a vacuum, including your "micro-market". I am familiar with the area you describe, I've sold houses there over the years. And it is an area that holds its value providing the property has been kept up and no one has passed away inside the house (that may affect the lion's share of the market for their spiritual beliefs). If your house is nice and has all the makings of an appealing house, e.g., two or more stories, in-law unit downstairs (or the potential for one), close to the main public transportation, and priced competitively, you ought to be able to sell it for TOP DOLLAR in rapid fashion. What you'll probably need is to establish what that TOP DOLLAR truly is in today's market. The main thing affecting higher prices is the competition AND the limits put on lenders by the non-existent secondary market. This makes lending a challenge that affects buyers, sellers and micro-markets. Let me know if I can be of service.

J. Mario Preza, CRB
DRE 00668667
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