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Home Selling in District of Columbia : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 25, 2017
jaimeescalante129 asked:
Tue Feb 28, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
The listing you have with your agent is actually the property of his previous broker. To that end, it is up to the broker to release the listing and with the broker is the person with whom you should speak.

Good luck!
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Mon Feb 13, 2017
Takoma101 asked:
You are wrong about my house in Takoma. How can I get that fixed?
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
UpNest answered:
Agent fees in the DC area can vary. Have you tried using You can compare realtor fees, rebates and services in the DC area and find the best match for your budget. Hope this helps! ... more
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Tue Jan 17, 2017
Ibraxton asked:
The selling agent works with a contractor that will make repairs such as new tub, laundry sink and painting and the contractor will be paid from after the sale of the house?
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Marnybme asked:
tried several times to explain to my listing agent, who is also the broker of the realty company, who also does his own rehabs and flips and who also has twin 3 year Olds that exhaust him…
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Thu May 26, 2016
Matt Lynch asked:
Fri May 20, 2016
Bola Williams answered:
Hello danburke99,

Are you interested in selling you condo? I can give you an updated CMA and view your condo to see why it may not being selling, just because a condo is on the lower level with a higher condo fee may not be the reason it is not selling.

Feel free to reach out to me at 240-723-1822 call or text me
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Fri May 13, 2016
Susan Isaacs answered:
Sally is right. Hire a Realtor to help you evaluate your home's value, AVMs are not accurate. You need an HVM. read about it here ... more
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
Amelia Robinette answered:
it depends on your personal tax situation - contact a CPA for tax advice.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
William, you need to work with your agent to get this corrected.
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Wed Oct 21, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Emily - Trulia reps won't respond in this forum.

Only licensed agents can update in Trulia. Ask your agent to make the changes. If you're FSBO, then go to and enter your sale there. ... more
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
It won't change the selling price, but it will have an affect on the marketability of the property.

Imagine you walk into a house you think you might buy, shiny appliances and one dinosaur. You start to mentally subtract money from the price, and then start looking at other items more closely and continue to subtract. Don't give buyers distractions. ... more
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Sun May 3, 2015
David West answered:
Hello Michelle,

The short answers: it depends. There are certain zip codes in DC that the market is so hot that simply talking loud in the local supermarket that you are thinking about selling your home could get you multiple offers before you check out!

However, there is a LOT of stuff that goes into selling real estate that it would be wise to not go it alone. The big advantage of selling with a real estate professional is you have someone who represents you and your interests. They will make sure you are compliant with all of the necessary paperwork and have a fiduciary responsibility to you. They also can market your home to thousands of people and will wade through the numerous offers to get you the best deal that may not be based just on price but all of the other myriad terms and conditions to get you the best deal with the highest probability of settlement.
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Generally, a full house staging is about $2000.

You can skip a few rooms or bath and it can be cheaper.

Also a lot depends on the Size and Value of the house.

If the house is big then the cost can go higher.

If the home is at $2M or $4M range sometimes the Listing agent covers it.

Good luck with the sale.
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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Short Sales are the 'Wild, Wild, West of Real Estate where there appears an illusion of rules but anything can and does happen.

The intent of a short sale to to provide relief to homeowner who are suffering financial hardship.
In most cases, it is prudent for the home owner to establish documented hardship.

However, I have seen investors (owners with multiple homes) succeed with a short sale.
I have seen owners successfully complete a short sale with only a projected hardship.
I have seen owners successfully complete a short sale with no hardship, not late payments.

The lender or investor involved can do what ever they please. The guidelines suggest a hardship should be documented.

I is crucial you start the process correctly. If you don't the outcome can prove costly.
Contact a DC Realtor and discuss your options.
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Fri Jul 25, 2014
Andrea Tucker answered:
Hi B Street DC,

Research. The person must know the market and its always good to have buyers who are already looking in that area. My company as an office right on 15th and U and we know the area very well. Pease contact me if you are in need of assistance.
(202) 642-8117
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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Akil Walker answered:
Hello Ignacio,

what property are you referring to?
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