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Home Selling in El Paso : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 1, 2017
Mary answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I'm afraid I'm not understanding your question. You don't pay taxes just by selling your home. Have you made more than $250k on the home? If so, then you will have to pay capital gain tax. I would suggest that you discuss this with your CPA. Or are you an investor and are trying to do a 1031 exchange to avoid paying taxes? ... more
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Wed May 25, 2016
LystHouse answered:
The biggest mistakes when listing FSBO are:

1. Being unfamiliar with the home selling process
2. Not understanding negotiation strategies
3. Not knowing how to list on the MLS among other websites
4. Not knowing how to market your home
5. Not understanding the various contracts involved
6. Not understanding home-staging
7. Not understanding the closing process
8. Not understanding the expectations of the Title Company, the Mortgage Company, and the Buyer's agent
9. Not pricing the home correctly

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Wed Oct 21, 2015
Susie Kay answered:

I would suggest that you contact a local realtor to obtain comps in the area. If there's no comps because it is very unique (custom built on a personal land etc) then you can always hire an appraiser.

I hope this helps!
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Rick Snow answered:
The agent has entered into an advertising agreement with trulia.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Jorge Reyes answered:
Hi Janet ;

Below are 3 that I've worked with. Feel free to call them. You pick.

Clyde Pine (West) 915-532-2000

Robert Warach (Central). 915-779-3619

Steven Anderson (East). 915-595-1380

Feel free to contact me with any and all Real Estate questions.

Warm regards,

Jorge Reyes
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Oscar Nieto answered:
I respectfully suggest the advise of a realtor of your choice. Selling a house takes more than picking the right day. Selling your property means time, effort and money. The right pricing, the several financing options the buyer has, staging the property, arranging meetings and negotiating with prospective buyers, publicizing the home to prospective buyers and following up on home inspections (among several other things) could make the difference between success and failure in closing a sale. I am not trying to discourage you from selling the house yourself. I am only helping you consider the many factors involved in the selling process in today's market. With a lot of sellers and limited buyers, the competition is tough.

Make the complex selling-buying transaction process an easy one. Consider using the services of a real estate licensed professional.

Oscar Nieto, Realtor (915) 355-9305
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Francisco Lerma answered:
The appraisal ordered by the lender, will be the only one with real value, that is why I always recommend the seller`s that I represent not to do that, It is a real waste of money.
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Stout Dona answered:
Since you will be moving anyway, pack up unnecessary items to remove the clutter around the house. Remove most of the personal type items since you want the buyers to be looking at your home, not your personal life. Make sure the home is thoroughly clean so there is a feeling that the home is well maintained. Walk through the house with the eyes of a buyer and look for the things you could repair, touch up, or showcase. Remember why you liked the home in the first place and make sure you showcase those same things. Your realtor is a good resource to help you decide what needs to be done with consideration of the probable sales price of the home so you won't invest more than you should. ... more
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Mon Jun 27, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
More information, or ask a Real Estate Attorney or Title Company
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
Michael Bray answered:
This is NOT a question you want answered by anyone other than your attorney. And it looks like you may want to get the answer before your divorce is final.
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
scott farmer answered:
It's common to have a pool filled in and should not have an affect on the value. Seller should disclose to buyer that the situation exists. A new buyer should not expect that the pool can be uncovered and operational again though. ... more
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Sat Nov 13, 2010
Frank Dolski answered:
Hi Jose,
Typically charges are commision, transfer tax and a few other smaller fees. Every state differs. And do yourself a favor and interview a few agents and do not try to use one of those compamies who promises to sell your home is 30 or 60 days. If it's too good to be true, than it is! Selling Real Estate is a huge endeavor and as in any business you get what you pay for.

Please email me if you need a top agent or broker in your area. I can help! their is a difference!

Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
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Mon Oct 11, 2010
Terry Bell answered:
Well, you can have a lot of "looky lous" by having open houses with unqualified buyers, and that's not the same as having pre-approved buyers come and view. Out here, there is a definite preference for viewing vacant homes, usually foreclosures, that can close quickly and are priced rock bottom. Houses that are still privately owned are taking closer to six months to sell unless they are priced competively with the foreclosure market. You have to realize that when people search on the MLS, they may choose to search for only foreclosures to avoid the short sale market, and as a result, may miss private sales. Also, people don't always tell the truth with feedback, it's easy to just say "It's not my top choice". You need to push and find out why it wasn't the top choice? Kitchen? Repairs? Location? Best, Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA ... more
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Mon Sep 20, 2010
Guy Gimenez answered:
Scott, just thought I should respond to your response so Bill doesn't get the wrong impression.

Attorney's are not typically involved in Texas residential real estate transactions as they are in some other states. So, while it may be advisable in some circumstances to have an attorney review contracts and closing documents, it is seldom practiced here in Texas and it is not mandatory in any sense. ... more
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi Avianian,
Well, a short little question, which can get a million different answers, so here is mine....

Meet with a good Realtor in your area and discuss in detail your home, its location, its condition, what you can improve on either by staging, changing curb appeal, any minor improvements etc. and then it will all come to the correct pricing. We are in a buyers market in almost all markets, so the more competitive your home is price the better the chances to get attention and an offer. If you need to sell quickly then you will have to be even more aggressive with the pricing of your home.

In order to get the pricing right, you need to discuss properties similar to your that are competing with yours, and sometimes larger and more updated homes are competing because of their pricing!!!! and your Realtor will be able to show you properties that have recently sold and for how much.

Your Realtor you will commit to will also be able to take you to see homes your are currently competing with, so that you will feel comfortable with the price you start out with.

Good Luck! If you need help to be connected with an El Paso Realtor, let me know.
Edith YourRealtor4Life
Your Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert
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Wed Apr 21, 2010
Veronica answered:
As a recent seller, I conducted phone interviews of recommended agents and these phone interviews told me ALOT. If they had time to answer my questions, then they had time for me as a seller. Plain and simple. I selected Tom Torres with Century21 The Pass (915)373-9320 and he was VERY good ~ We got a contract on our home in 4 weeks. We are closing at the end of April. I highly recommend him, however your best bet is to interview these realtors ~ They are getting a big chunk of your money, you don't want to give it to just anyone. Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Dec 3, 2009
Yvonne A Russell answered:
Hi Mr. James,

Your name seems very familiar to me. I was a paralegal for many years before I decided to take up real estate full time. Anyway, I agree with my fellow El Paso Realtor, marketing is one of the most important factors to consider when selling your home. NAR estimates that 80-85% of homebuyers turn to the internet when they begin their home search. I joined REMAX precisely because they have a huge internet presence and is ranked as the top real estate franchise*. The SEM training they provide their agents is phenomenal. In addition I have 2 years of SEO training and have the knowledge to market your home and syndicated to all the major real estate sites. I also have a database of buyers I specifically market hot properties to. I don't want to give all my secrets away so call me for an interview.

Yvonne A. Russell, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Associates
10940 Ben Crenshaw, Suite C
El Paso, Texas 79935
(915) 873-8646

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Mon Aug 3, 2009
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