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Home Selling in Bethesda : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
You should contact the local tax office for the most accurate data and an accountant can guide you accordingly on the gains. Agents shouldn't go beyond the scope of our field or give tax or legal advice. In my area they tax based on market value, a new home is always taxed at full value so they tend to be higher.

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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
In the listing agreement you signed you will find a section labeled 'Cancellation' or "termination."

When you have complied with all the conditions stated, and the broker still refuses you will need to evaluate the best of these two options:
1. Let the six months expire
2. Go to an attorney to press the matter on your behalf.

If you elect the action of 'smallness' you may hear from the brokers attorney. There is no issue with stating the FACTS and attributing them to the proper parties. Read the 'cancellation' or 'termination' sections and determine on whose side the facts align.

No showings. Broker does not show the house. If the home is promoted on the Multiple Listing Service and no showing are occurring, there is very likely more to this story. Provide the link to the MLS listing and other local professionals may be able to respond with more direction.

Best of success,
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Tim Cigal answered:
if you are still interested in listing your home for sale I would suggest you do as much searching for an agent as possible. It's like dating, just because an agent looks good, says all the right things and has a lot of for sale signs in the area does not mean your will get along well and have a win/win relationship. Interview as many agents as possible in the time you have available.

Sites like are good tools to do this. Agents compete for your business by presenting their marketing plan, communication method, past clients for verification and estimated sales price of your home all before you reveal any of your contact information. It saves you time and money when looking for an agent to sell your home these days.

Good luck!
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
Lanre Folayan answered:
Some of these Real Estate Aggregation sites data not up to date. That's why you should always consult your local real estate agent.
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Sun May 5, 2013
George Raymondo answered:
I would think a 5% late fee would be acceptable. Anything else might seem excessive. But again you're holding the paper you can make the rules.
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Claudia, did you find a Realtor to help you? If not, I can help you.
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Tue Oct 25, 2011
Scott Sachs answered:
Glen Cove/ Crestview are highly desirable neighborhoods and, as you mentioned, land values have increased dramatically over the last 5-7 years. With the new development initiative around the Friendship Heights metro, your neighborhood is a prime contender for tear downs. However, there are also some really charming homes that are well located with an easy commute to DC. As the other agents have stated, having a few Realtors come by and see the home and discuss their marketing plan would be a very helpful and informative first step. We would welcome an opportunity to provide a no obligation consultation. Please let us know should you have any additional questions ... more
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Mon Oct 3, 2011
Home Selling Consultant answered:
Did you mean closing?

If so, read the paragraph in the contract about default.

If it's unclear, ask your real estate agent or real estate attorney to explain.
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Fri Sep 2, 2011
Mac Mccord answered:
Hey Thomas, the first step is to talk w the Atty that was going to do the settlement. Then if you have an Atty that would be the second step....if they didn't show up and there are no extenuating circumstances, you are in the right.....Mac. ... more
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Tue Aug 16, 2011
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Mon May 16, 2011
Melissa Barkalow answered:
Hi Kasha

As others have mentioned, you should ask your agent for a copy of the contract. If they will not give you a copy ask their broker for a copy.

Good luck!
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Sun Nov 15, 2009
Carolyn Thompson answered:
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