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Mon Apr 24, 2017
B Shelby asked:
I asked realtor to remove all postings of my home at the time of sale. Was told by realtor it was done, repeatedly, and the pictures were removed on Zillow, but that other sites, like…
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Drax2799 asked:
The entire upstairs (except for the oddball bedroom) is carpet, as is more than half the downstairs.The carpet must be replaced as it is ~20 years old. Wondering if uniformity is more important…
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
LibbyD asked:
We listed our home and received an offer. Another buyer who had previously seen our home begged to bring his spouse to see it before we accepted the first offer. We accommodated them, and…
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Mon Mar 20, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
If you are in contract you should retain an attorney. You may have to have the house re-wired to meet code, or give the buyer credit so that they can re-wire.
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Fri Mar 3, 2017
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
The link below should give you the info. Many "Teams" use unlicensed assistants to handle some types of duties and assignments.
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Thu Feb 2, 2017
Tnguyen47 asked:
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
UpNest answered:
Yes, there are flat free realtors in the Tampa area but you need to know where to look. Have you tried utilizing the platform UpNest.com? You can find a realtor who only charges a flat fee in Tampa and ask them questions prior to hiring. Sign up is free! ... more
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Julie has probably sold her home by this time, but since someone has re-activated this older post, there are some safety tips I can suggest for owners showing/selling their homes without a real estate agent.

1. Pre-screen prospective buyers before allowing them into your home. Partner with a local lender or mortgage broker and ask everyone wanting to see your home to get pre-qualified first. That will weed out many of those with other ideas in mind than buying your home.

2. Safety in numbers. If you are alone, ask a friend or family member to come over for all showings. Also, carry your cell phone on you at all times during a showing in case you need it.

3. Always have prospective buyers sign a "guest book," get their names, addresses and phone numbers. Ask to see a photo ID.

4. Always plan ahead for showings -- lock up or hide valuables, prescription medicines.

5. Never lead the way when showing your home to strangers. Instead, point the way to guide them, letting them go first.

6. Never back yourself into a corner, always have an "escape route" in mind.

7. After all showings, check your windows and doors to make sure all are still secure. Criminals have been known to unlock windows while touring homes to come back later on and rob them.

8. Never tell a caller that you can't show your property because you won't be home at the time they indicated.

It is always better to be safe than sorry, so caution when showing your home is key.
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Sun Sep 4, 2016
trumpnyc_1999 asked:
what is the price of the home?

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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Summit Electric answered:
As others have stated the best course of action is to hire a Licensed Electrician and a Licensed Plumber to inspect the systems prior to listing. This will give you the opportunity to address any deficiencies or code issues before your buyer's home inspector checks the home.

Many sales fall through when the buyer feels that there are too many problems with a home. You can avoid the hassle and ensure a quick closing by fixing problems with the mechanical systems before the home is listed. I would also recommend having a Licensed HVAC Contractor inspect the HVAC system too.
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Jordan answered:
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Alma Kee answered:
Hire an attorney to protect your interests. The same attorney can also close the sale. Do NOT go with an attorney recommended by the buyer.
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Wed Jun 22, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
The term is actually doc stamps, or documentary stamps. The state of FL charges sellers 70 cents per every $100 of the sales price as a transfer fee. You cannot avoid the tax if you are selling a property. ... more
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Sat Jun 18, 2016
Ej1mustang asked:
current home. A friend of a friend has asked to see our house. If they accept the price I give them, what kind of an arrangement do I make with my relator
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Tue Jun 7, 2016
Kurea101 asked:
I have a second home I'm looking to sell. We've had the house for about 4 years and the same tenants have been with us for that time. Our property has been managed by the company whose realtor…
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Sun May 15, 2016
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Tue Apr 26, 2016
Cyberduderic asked:
It is 14x60,body type is HS,2 bedroom,2 bathroom,metal roof,singlewide,vin number is FLFL1AC277001998.Excellent condition. The United States government just done a makeover inside and outside…
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