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Home Selling in Keller : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 6, 2016
Joshua Marriott answered:
once every 5 years you are eligible to not pay capital gains on a home you have lived in for at least 2 years and profited less than $250k.
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Tue Apr 12, 2016
myhouse385 answered:
I have the same problem. Yes I have an agent.
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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Thomasburroughs1 asked:
I've tried the URL and it just keeps bringing me back to the same page over and over
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Ereka Jones answered:
Keeping your home may be a good option if you don't mind hiring a property management company, otherwise, I would sale the property!
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Ereka Jones answered:
Contact Trulia Support with any questions on postings that may be incorrect.
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
John Straub answered:
The home prices in this area vary by community. Look at the list prices of homes around you that are sold and available currently. Most people do not search for a price per square foot, they search for a price. If you price the home correcty the price per square foot will be fine. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Marian Thomas answered:
Have an investor with all cash is looking in this area to buy?

Marian Thomas
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
John Straub answered:
Hi Lori
I hope this email finds you well. Were you able to contact the lender and ask them to waive the pre-payment penalty? The $8,000 sounded like you might be on a bond program or that you received a tax credit was that the case? Those are much harder to have waived. If it was a bond or tax credit you might check to see if making a profit on the sale of your home is a factor in the penalty being enforced. At any rate I hope this has worked out for you and wish you the very best! If I can be of any service to you please do not hesitate to call or email.

John Straub
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Oct 1, 2010
Alicia Chmielewski answered:
Likely the home is overpriced. Additionally how is the curb appeal? Interior conditions? Paint, cleanliness, etc? Have you spoke with your agent? I would see what kind of feedback potential buyers are leaving on the home. Feedback from numerous sources will certainly steer you in the right direction. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Jul 24, 2010
Amy Wright answered:
Don't get too discouraged. This is a difficult market and many people are shying away from buying even with interest rates so low - BUT, yes, there are people purchasing in Keller/N. Fort Worth. This area experienced tremendous growth over the last 5 years and many of those homes are back on the market. Have faith and keep in contact with your Realtor about showings, feedback and how they are marketing your home. Don't be afraid to approach your Realtor with marketing ideas you may have as well. Your buyer is out there! ... more
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Appliances are part of the overall appeal of the home.

Stove is a required appliance.
Other appliances can affect the buyer's perception of value, such as whether the dishwasher is not there, is old or is stylish and new. A few homes don't have food disposers. Some older homes have garbage compactors. These days microwaves are really expected to be there.

Bruce is right about the refrigerator and clothes washer/dryer. Many idiot sellers will pay hundreds of dollars to ship a refrigerator across country rather than sell it to a buyer. Unless it's a Subzero, leave the fridge behind. The buyer may not want it, and if so, then dispose of it by taking it with you or selling it.

Washer and dryer are niceties. Sometimes they're a bargaining point.

A home that appears well kept and includes tastefully matching appliances is going to sell for more than a home with just a stove in it or that is missing some other unit (or has mismatching colors etc).
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Lucy Puniwai answered:
Although as a licensed Realtor I cannot discriminate against any company, I would have some questions
such as: My Buyer's lender will send out an appraiser. The Buyer must use that appraisal if using FHA or VA for funding. When you asked about paying for Closing costs... you would pay your closing costs and perhaps a percentage of your Buyer's closing costs if that is what the buyer's ask for. FHA appraisals are now required to be farmed out to a Central Clearing house because lenders are no longer allowed to have a relationship with an Appraiser.

My company lists home for 5% of the sales price charged to the Seller. ZIP Realty keeps 2% to cover our costs and the other 3% is paid to your Buyer's agent. I sold my last home in 13 days and received 4 offers. My website will let you know how many buyers are looking for a home in your zip code and price point.
I typically hold an Open House within 2 weeks of having your home on the market. My colleagues are required by my company to preview your home within 3 weeks of your home being on the market in order to maximize your exposure.

I live in Keller and would be happy to give you a listing presentation so you can determine which service will get your home sold. Interviewing a couple of Realtors is considered standard in our industry. You will feel confident that you have enough information to make an informed decision.

If I can be of any assistance, feel free to research me at :

Best regards,
Lucy A. Puniwai
ZIP Realty
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Thu Jan 15, 2009
Bruce Lynn answered:

I don't think you can find online. Realtors may have some info, but on lots it is often imperfect. Of course it will depend on size, access, location, suitabless for build, activity in the area, etc. Lots and lots of factors. Probably the best thing to do is have your realtor pull a list of active and sold lots in the area and then start testing the market together with a price you both can agree upon. ... more
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