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Home Selling in Cape Coral : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 1, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
With a shortage of listings in most areas, agents "farm" areas sending post cards and such to home owners looking for those who sell. Contact them and tell them not to send you anything. It is unlikely they will see it here ... more
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Mon Nov 6, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
I'd be happy to refer you to a Re/Max agent there. Re/Max sells more real estate than any other company, and has more offices worldwide, so you get better coverage for your listed home. Then I will be able to market here locally as well.

Rob Guth, Re/Max Realty Partners
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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
It depends on how bad it looks, and the price your home is listed at. If priced right, Buyers will overlook many cosmetic items. But if you are priced too high, or at least at the highest realistic price, Buyers will use negative defects to negotiate a lower price, or perhaps may not be interested. One effective way you can address it is to offer a credit, right up front, list it with verbiage such as "Seller shall give Buyer a $5000 credit towards pool re-surfacing costs, or Buyer's closing costs and/or pre-paid items". Many buyers need or would like help with their closing costs so they can keep more of their money in the bank when closing. Giving a credit allows you to get the highest price possible as well if a Buyer really needs or wants that credit. I am just using $5,000 as an example. I'd love to talk with you on the phone to outline some of the techniques and factors I use to get my seller top price and sell fast.

If you would like my help, I have been working in real estate all here in SW Florida since 2000. I am native to SWFL. I market homes more aggressively than other agents, and have a ton of experience in giving my Sellers the advantage. I'd be happy to send my listing presentation to you via email to see if I am a good fit for you.

Robert Guth
Re/Max Realty Partners
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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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Mon May 22, 2017
Donna Sveinsvoll asked:
My seller for this property would like to know why the property is no longer coming up automatically when he brings Trulia up. Can you please let me know why this is. Thank you.


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Wed Apr 5, 2017
UpNest answered:
It's possible. You may be able to find a buyer agent who will agree to those terms via You can find realtors in the Nokomis area who will work with a 3% fee or flat fee. Sign up. It's free. Realtors will compete for your business and you can search anonymously. Hope this helps! ... more
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
conghof asked:
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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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Tue Sep 13, 2016
Robert Guth answered:
Overseas. I list my sellers homes, regardless of price, on 2 sites that target foreign buyers. My seller's homes are translated in 11 languages. One of the sites I use is which puts their listing in front of wealthy Chinese buyers. In fact, they have to have a certain net worth to be a member. I sold a $485,000 listing in Cape Coral to a foreign buyer who was directed to my Seller's listing via that site. A cash buyer.

Robert Guth, Realtor
Re/Max Realty Partners
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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:

Thank you for using Trulia!

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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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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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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Gabriel asked:
How do I post a selling ad for a lot I have in cape coral which I want to sell?
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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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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,,,, and 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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Wed Apr 8, 2015
TheKnollmuellers asked:
Current price/description transferred from our host website, but for some reason the current photos we have on website aren't showing up on your site.
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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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