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Home Selling in Chicago Heights : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 2, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Everything is negotiable. You are in control of what you give and don't give, the buyer has to be ok with it though. Everyone wants to walk away from a negotiation feeling like they won, work towards a solution for all. Deals don't need to fall apart for such small amounts of money.

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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Not all would make such a suggestion; oftentimes any cosmetic work/repair is a good idea.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Jeff Nobleza answered:
One of many advantages of working with a realtor is that they can field such phone calls and handle them appropriately. Do you have an online presence to sell your home? What are you doing to market your home? Do you have relationships with other realtors who would be happy to bring a buyer to put an offer on your home?

Did you know that the owner of www.forsalebyowner.com failed at selling his home FSBO and eventually hired a realtor that successfully sold his home.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Jeff Nobleza answered:
I work for a company that is an independent company but has over 1500 brokers over 20+ offices. I joined them because I felt they offer the best of both worlds.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Jeff Nobleza answered:
The market is what it is. What the market considers a "fair price" may not be what you consider fair.

You can try to do a HARP refinance so you can get your monthly payment lowered (even if you are under water).

Best to consult realtor to go over options with you.
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
It depends if it is vacant land or improved and other things, so the exact cost requires knowing what it will sell for and then talking to your attorney. The seller typically pays for title insurance, plat of survey, tax bill to the day of closing, transfer tax, well ad septic test fees, broker commissions and seller attorney fees.
The amount varies depending on the sale price and the vendors used. Your Realtor could further direct you.
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Bob Brandt answered:
The seller typically pays for title insurance, plat of survey, tax bill to the day of closing, transfer tax, well ad septic test fees, broker commissions and seller attorney fees.
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Marcus Necessary answered:
The best feedback you can get is from the agents that are showing your home. Your listing agent should be getting frank and honest feedback from these agents, ask them to give this feedback to you. It's unlikely there is any other way for you to hear what the agents think without calling them yourself which is most likely not a common practice in your market. ... more
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I do not know the "going rate" for your area. I do have a client near Chicago who has been trying to sell their home for 2 years. They, too, had specific preferences about price and showings, as well as what they were willing to do to their home to get it ready for the market. Each time, they chose the agent that gave them a discounted rate and wouldn't argue with them about their marketing and selling terms. Turns out, the rate the agent quoted them wasn't relevant at all, since no agent has gotten paid yet.

My advice - if you want to sell, hire the best agent, pay their price and sell your house. I quess you could hire the cheap agent, and be selective about everything else. Let us know what you decide and how it works out.
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Paul Welden answered:
Hi Kenneth,

The 90-day seasoning is an FHA requirement where the current seller of the property must own it for 90 days before an FHA loan is allowed to be used to buy that property. FHA has a temporary moratorium on this rule but most lenders have overlay restrictions that have seasoning requirments. Also, this seasoning issue is not only for the 203k but for all FHA loans (203b, 203k, etc.). Check with the lender making the loan to learn about any overlays they have.

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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Tonya Brobeck answered:
Anita,

I'd put a call into her broker asap, and give him/her all the details. The broker is ultimately the responsible party for your listing. chances are they will have a solution on how to handle this, as it sounds like a HUGE PROBLEM. Maybe she is right, but a 2nd opinion from a professional involved in the transaction is worth it.

I hope things get better
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Mon Aug 10, 2009
Nichole Lathus answered:
HI WAYNE,

IF YOU ARE LISTING THE PROPERTY WITH A REALTOR, THE REALTOR WOULD BE ABLE TO ADVISE YOU AS TO WHAT OTHER SIMILIAR PROPERTIES IN YOUR AREA ARE SELLING FOR. IF YOU WOULD LIKE, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO A CMA FOR YOU AND TALK WITH YOU ABOUT LISTING PRICE.
YOU CAN REACH ME AT 708-646-6533 OR EMAIL AT nlathus@yahoo.com .

HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING,
NICHOLE LATHUS
MCCOLLY REAL ESTATE
708-646-6533
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Mon Nov 12, 2007
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Karen,

Trulia has this information. Please see the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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