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Home Selling in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 16, 2014
Carrie Hiner answered:
Wed May 7, 2014
Edward Tull answered:
Here are some design ideas with wood floors touching the paneling. It may be mentally difficult to paint over it, but the results are very nice. ... more
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Urvi Desai answered:
Hi Claudia
I would love to get together with you and discuss my marketing plan towards getting your property sold at the best market value. You can call me at 860.965.2952 and i would be happy to set up an appointment to discuss more. ... more
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Eric Hegwer answered:
Can you please call me to arrange a showing. Thank you.

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Fri Jan 17, 2014
AmyWeb answered:
Unfortunately, there is virtually no resale market for timeshare anymore. The market has collapsed and the stark truth is that most timeshares are worthless. Ebay is full of timeshare weeks unsold for only $1. The sellers would of course be quite happy to sell for even less just to rid themselves of timeshare ... more
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
This is a question a home seller must follow their gut on. Interview 3 to 5 agents and go with your gut.
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Steve Crossland answered:
Hi Laura,

If your home is priced right and shows well, it will sell without syndication. Homes that are not syndicated do not sell slower or for less money than ones that are. We don't syndicate our listings, and they sell just fine. My most recent listing had 4 offers over list price a few days ago, and it's NOT plastered on 100s of websites through ListHub.

At present, only 86% of Austin homes for sale in the MLS have the "syndication" choice selected, and that number is decreasing daily. Serious buyers have an agent and are getting a listing feed directly through the MLS from their agent portal, so I wouldn't worry too much about whether your listing is being used to sell advertising to other Realtors on marketing websites, it will sell regardless.

Good Luck!
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Josh Daniels answered:
First off, ask your Realtor. They don't make money unless your home sells, so they have a vested interest in making sure it does get showings. The truth is you may not like what they have to say because it most likely pertains to overpricing.

If price is not the issue, then my money is that your photos are not up to par.

Josh Daniels, Realtor®
2025 N HWY 35
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Sat Sep 21, 2013
B&G Properties Group answered:
Unless I am missing something, you should be able to look for mobile homes in the MLS. There are mobile homes in far south east Austin as well as Buda, Kyle and a area near Pflugerville.

You will have to do the search for mobile homes in all areas in find comparable lot size. Good luck!

Best wishes,
Melissa Galvan
KW Realty
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Tommy Burris answered:
It is a seller's market almost everywhere.
Let me know if you need a referral to a good local agent there.

Tom Burris
Mortgage Banker
(214) 763-4629 cell/text/nights/weekends(Really!!)
Lending all across the entire Great State of Texas!!
NMLS# 335055
Search Dallas area MLS for FREE. No registration =>
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Margaret Parma answered:
Hi Laura,

Contact Melody below: 512-426-8040
Melody Thompson
Downsizing Estates

Several agents in our office have recommended Melody. ( I have called on her just last June)

Best Regards,
Margaret Parma, Capital City Sotheby's
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Cindy Rodgers answered:
I would certainly heed the advice of your Realtor but my response would be no. If you have agreed to all terms and all parties have signed the contract, then the buyer cannot expect you to simply agree to new changes or additions. However, I would weigh the changes and how they really effect the transaction and discuss with your agent if it is in your best interest to consider the changes or simply say no. ... more
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
Cindy Rodgers answered:
My personal experiences with hip pocket listings has always been when a seller was in a unique situation and didn't want their home listed in MLS or on other websites, were not quite ready to put the home on the market but would consider showings and offers, or when a seller doesn't have to sell but would if the right offer came along but they do not want to actively market the property for sale. I agree that getting it in MLS and marketing it properly will get the property more exposure and hopefully a faster sale. ... more
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Laura Rosales answered:
Hi Raj,
This is a good question but to answer it fully, I would be interested to know the entire scenario and what your overall goal is? Compensation is a negotiable item and you should sit down with a REALTOR and discuss what you would like to Net out of your property and the best way to meet your goal. Listing agreements outline the commission structure for listing agents, buyers agent and sub agent. You can do a flat fee but this is rarely done. If you would like to discuss this question or any other with me, feel free to give me a call or email message. I specialize in listing properties in the Austin Area.
Best Regards, Laura Rosales-REALTOR
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
inna ivchenko answered:
If someone is not able to secure the financing committment from the Lender, obviously they are not able to buy that property. If they don't want to cancel hoping to find another lender, they can. But if the seller is determined to cancel and not to wait, the listing agent must prepare the form: Notice to Perform and there is still no answer, the seller has to notify the escrow and sign " Cancellation of contract, release of deposit and joint escrow instructions'' where the canceling party shall specify details about releasing of EMD( deposit money) if any.
Yet, if you can avoid the cancellation, try, if possible, to work it out. Sometimes another lender steps in and saves the day for everyone. Good luck!
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Susie Kay answered:
Are trying to sell the home yourself or are you a realtor? You can only list a home at Trulia if you are an agent. I know of a real good realtor in Austin; if you'd like her contact let me know.

Take care,

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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Tue May 28, 2013
Guy Gimenez answered:
If you want to deal direct with a buyer and bypass commissions and marketing time, give me a call. While I am a broker, I am NOT seeking a listing, but instead seeking an investment. Just contact me via my web site and provide the pertinent details on the unit.

Thanks Kenton.

Guy E. Gimenez
Senior Managing Partner / Broker
Globe Assets
512-233-2268 f
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Tue May 28, 2013
Kenton answered:
It does seem that whether its downtown or near downtown, especially Houston and Austin. The thing I've noticed is with all the near expensive condos and rental properties springing up over the past few years, this tends to drive up the business of lower-end properties.
With 40,0000+ students in either city and only half as many affordable rental listing available, one wonders how they fill up all those thousands of high-prices units.
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Fri May 17, 2013
Betina Foreman answered:
That will all depend on the amount of leveling needed. If the foundation is in serious condition you may also want to budget for electrial, and sheetrock and window repairs. It took many years for the foundation to get out of alignment so moving the foundation in one day causes things to move suddenly and cause cracks and other damage. Be sure to budget for this. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Michael Underwood answered:

I'd be happy to speak with you or refer you to my web site tool for the market snaphot: ( Prices are continue to rise. The active homes on the market in your area include new homes by the builder you mentioned and others and they are all INCREASING their price. The straight answer issue with your situation is that you purchased the home just a few years back and it's expensive to buy a new house like that and turn around and sell it two years later. If we could get you to break even it would be a victory.


Michael Underwood
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