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Home Selling in Coral Gables : Real Estate Advice

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Manny fernan…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sat Nov 5, 2016
Manny fernandes asked:
Eric.jordan, Home Buyer in Miami, FL
Fri Mar 11, 2016
Eric.jordan asked:
Umran, Home Buyer in Winter Park, FL
Fri Jul 31, 2015
Umran answered:
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Thu May 21, 2015
Tony Grech answered:
to answer your 2nd question, yes it could likely be processed as a regular sale. It won't reflect as a short sale/short payoff on your credit, however, if you missed any mortgage payments or were late at any point while pursuing a short sale agreement then that WILL remain on your credit and affect the scores, potentially your ability to qualify for another mortgage right away.

Hope this helps!
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Simon Watson, Real Estate Pro in Walnut Creek, CA
Wed May 6, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
VA Buyer Experts
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Tue Apr 28, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:

Trulia does not accept FSBO listings. There are sites that do, but if you posted here and on every other site that allows you to, you won't get the level of exposure that listing with a great local agent and appearing on your local MLS will get you.

A great agent is worth more than their commission, but a bad one or none at all can cost you way more than just a commission. Consider discussing your options with someone worth working with and then do whatever you feel is in your best interest. Best of luck however you proceed.
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Javier Olmedo, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Thu Mar 19, 2015
Javier Olmedo answered:
Lennar F. Ba…, Real Estate Pro in Pinecrest, FL
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Lennar F. Batista (Lenny) answered:
Hi Matthew. I really don't think you should build a two car garage. Since there are so many properties for sale in your 33158 zip code and pretty much most places in South Florida, price usually is the most important thing for the majority of buyers. Most people could live without a two car garage if the price is right. But most people that want a two car garage home wouldn't be willing to get the home if the price isn't right. Instead of spending money on improving a home that you don't want to live in any more, it makes more sense to lower the price. If your home has been on the market for 18 months, the price is way too high! You need to lower the price a lot so that you can get it sold. If you don't, you will lose more and more money each month because we are in a depreciating real estate market. The majority of buyers in our market will buy any home, if the price is right!

Please call me at (305) 495-2790 or email me at
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Nicole Brous…, Real Estate Pro in Cutler Bay, FL
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Nicole Brousseau answered:
What you would need to find is an agent who can show you market research that includes 3 - 5 recently sold properties, sold within the past 1-6 months, that are comparable to your property. Comparable in sq. footage, built within 5 years prior or 5 years after your current home- the same year is always preferable but not always available-but no more than 5 yrs either way, lot sizes similar, pool or no pool, similar build -ranch or 2 story, room count. Some ideas that may vary are upgrades, garage sizes - 1, 2 or 3?, waterfront or not, etc. Also there needs to be 3-5 "active" properties, or properties currently for sale that are comparable to yours to establish pricing included. Pricing & staging is key. If you want a timely sale for the best price you can get in the current market, a good sales agent can show you these things. Also, the marketing plan needs to be discussed & laid out. It is not enough to just "list a property in the mls", throw it on the web & expect a buyer, all agents can do that. At least 20-25 high-def photos & a property video to reach buyers is necessary. A marketing plan includes a strategy to market your property to a specific buyer that will enjoy & use the property for their lifestyle whether they collect cars, wine, play golf, or have kids & entertain. Be sure the agent you select is able to provide a marketing plan & able to come to an agreement on price with you that is fair in the market we are currently in. Have the home de-cluttered & staged to attract any buyer as extreme colors & clutter may be off-putting. A good agent will sell your home quickly & efficiently with these strategies. Be sure you are ready to move when you have an agent that can cover all these bases, a contract is surely not far off. ... more
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Jeremy Weinb…, Real Estate Pro in Longwood, FL
Wed Sep 18, 2013
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
In order to receive a referral fee your license must be active under a Brokerage.

A real estate referral company is a great option to those who have a Florida Real Estate license but are not able to sell full-time, but can still earn a real estate referral fee. Go to for a company that pays back 90% of the referral fee. Earn commissions on Real Estate Transactions, throughout the World, with your Florida Real Estate License! ... more
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Jeremy Weinb…, Real Estate Pro in Longwood, FL
Wed Sep 18, 2013
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
Yes, your license would need to be active in order to earn real estate commission on either your own purchase or for any other prospects purchase. The license would need to be active on or before the actual contract date.

In FL your license has to be active in order to earn a fee. A real estate referral company is a great option to those who have a Florida Real Estate license but are not able to sell full-time, but can still earn a real estate referral fee. Go to for a company that pays back 90% of the referral fee.
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Luis Iglesias, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Fri Oct 5, 2012
Luis Iglesias answered:

Open houses are a great tool to peak the interest of potential buyers. It can bring you individuals who weren't aware of the property being on the marker for sale to begin with.

Luis Iglesias
D & I International Realty
Principal Broker
(786) 395-0341
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Carlos Escam…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Tue Mar 15, 2011
Carlos Escamilla answered:
Your house is in a really good area, very high traffic, nice location. I had a prospect in the same area that I'm waiting to list their property with me.
If you are interested in see my marketing materials we could probably to do some business together,
House sales still increasing compare to the last 2 years.
This is a good time to try an sell your property.
give me a call .

Carlos Escamilla
(305) 300-8814
Realty World Real Estate Center
8501 SW 124 Ave Suite 101
Miami, Fl 33183
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Sergio Herna…,  in Naples, FL
Wed Oct 20, 2010
Sergio Hernandez answered:
Let me suggest you price it right from the start. In that way, price reductions become unnecessary.
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Light Angel, Other/Just Looking in Coral Gables, FL
Wed Jun 9, 2010
Light Angel asked:
Please provide sales price, including costs per sq. ft. and address of any condos sold in vicinity of 338 Majorca Avenue. Thank you so much.
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Janie Coffey,  in Coral Gables, FL
Thu May 7, 2009
Janie Coffey answered:
Hi Nat

Sonia Barrera was the agent when it sold in 2007. Hope you find this helpful.
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Mott Marvin…, Real Estate Pro in Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Sun Jan 25, 2009
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
If you have your property listed with an agent- they can simply enter your property into the system. Within 24 hours your property will appear. If your property is not on trulia, it probably is missing from MANY other sites as well. If you would like to get the maximum exposure, AND your property is not listed with a REALTOR®


Hybrid MLS is a discount service, the seller pays only the selling end of the transaction. The plan is completely flexible to meet your needs. A boutique, ala carte service.
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Ines Hegedus…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Thu Jul 10, 2008
Ines Hegedus-Garcia answered:
Hi Miriam,
I just wrote an article that you may find useful. A lot of the "known" local Realtors usually market for listings and their inventory can be deceiving. It's about seeing which agent will expose your listing the best and give you excellent service at the same time (no easy task).
Good Luck!
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Corinne Van…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Sun Jun 15, 2008
Corinne Van Peursem answered:
Log onto and create a listing on that site. It will automatically list you on truila in addition to many other sites. I would, however, strongly suggest that you retake the photographs of your property after staging your home. As a Certified Home Marketing Specialist, I do not list any of my properties on any website until professional photographs have been taken. If you would like some home staging tips, please feel free to call me at 786 271 4619. Kind regards, Corinne Van Peursem ... more
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