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Home Selling in Dallas County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 6, 2017
Michelle.bradley2597 answered:
My grandma went down town to put me on the house deed and I am on it now with her but my name is not on it when I look on line???
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Wed Mar 1, 2017
Yayayarb asked: Hello. I am a home investor and closed on the subject property on January 12, 2017, in order to renovate it…
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Sun Feb 26, 2017
Lorraineyourreatlor asked:
Sat Feb 25, 2017
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Tue Feb 14, 2017
Ellenhy52 answered:
If rats are a problem, should that be disclosed? I bought a house and had to get exterminator out. He stated that there were already several things traps set up in the attic with rats inside ... more
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Sun Jan 29, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
No, a seller can share their survey with the buyer, if they have one and if the title company approves it. But more often than not, the buyer pays for a new survey, although it's negotiable.

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Tue Jan 17, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Mon Jan 16, 2017
Pam_innes answered:
Does Fedrick Powell own a home in ft worth Texas
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Sat Jan 14, 2017
Jonathan Shields answered:
Typical seller's expenses include the Title Policy, Service Contract, document preparation fees, escrow fees, recording fees, Commission to Buyer's Agent, and Commission to Seller's Agent.

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Sun Jan 1, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
It's probably best to work with a local realtor before you make any changes to the home. Let your realtor view your home before listing and compare your home with similar properties in the area. Then you can determine to leave the curtain or change to new doors.

I hope this makes sense!

Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate Dallas
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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Bill Gassett answered:
Before selling a home for sale by owner you should carefully consider both the pros and cons. Of course the motivating factor for doing so is probably to save a commission. I can't say I blame you as a commission is quite a bit of money. Do understand, however, that selling as a FSBO is not easy. In the article referenced below, you will see some of the most common pitfalls to avoid. ... more
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Sat Nov 26, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
What about it? Please elaborate.
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
If your buyer is a cash buyer then it's unlikely he'll need a survey. However, if a lender is involved then survey is needed. There are options that you can choose about the survey when preparing to sell your property and I'd be happy to guide you. Feel free to phone me.

Susie Kay
United Real Estate Dallas
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Thu Sep 15, 2016
Calliesdh answered:
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Sun Aug 14, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends what you asked for when you got the results. Most do. Some do not. Your buyer agent should be guiding you through this
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Zyre Sullivan answered:
Look no further. It is imperative that you choose someone who is hard working, knowledgeable, and has your best interest at heart. I will provide you a comprehensive market analysis that will show you your homes value in today's market and assure that you get top dollar for your home. Communication is key and it is my fiduciary duty to make sure today's real estate terms and processes are broken down to where you can fully understand them. Don't get treated like a number by someone more concerned with tooting their own horn than providing you the quality service that you deserve. ... more
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Gtmurphy answered:
A very interesting phenomenon here. At the time I found this thread on the web, there had been seven responses to this question and all seven were from full service / full commission Real Estate agents. All seven trashed Creek View Realty and Flat Fee Realty firms in general. Is anyone surprised at this?? That fat 6% commission is their ticket to the "good life."

As a homeowner who was extremely successful in selling my architecturally designed, custom built home through Creek View Realty, I would like to defend them and relate my personal experience with them .... as well as express my opinion of on this subject.. First of all, there is no "one size fits all" answer to this question. The answer depends on who you are, what you have to sell, your financial circumstance and your experience level in dealing with big $$$ transactions. If you are financially stressed and desperate for a sale, I suggest you give your listing to the full service guy or gal and pay them 6% to help you with your problem.

In my case, my professional background included many years of experience managing multi-million dollar capital equipment sales transactions, so the magnitude of the $$$ did not intimidate me. I also had participated (either as buyer of seller) in more than twenty real estate transactions so I understood the process. For me, the people at Creek View were professionally outstanding and more than lived up to the terms of our agreement. For $495.00, they did not contract with me to sell my home. They contracted with me to assist me in selling my home. They contracted to post my photographs on line with all of the major internet real estate players, including Multi-List. They contracted to provide me (at very nominal fees) specific additional assistance tailored to my specific needs. In my case, at my request, they promptly provided Comparative Cost Analysis Reports and In my case, that was all I need from them .... and that is exactly what i paid for. What I got in return for doing business with them was approximately $35,000.00 in my pocket, rather than in the pocket of the 6 % guy. In summary, I find criticisms of Flat Fee Realtors by Full Service / Full Commission Agents to be predictable and very generic in their comments. I liken it to an industry coordinated form of brain-washing.
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Tomlandrypaintingllc answered:
Its always a great idea to increase the value of your home by having it painted. Go to nd get your free estimate!
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