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Home Selling in King County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 19, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Here in Texas once a contract is executed we submit all documents to title and they will ensure all payments are made. Where is your realtor? You should consult with her/him.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017
Angelica P answered:

When I tried to search for a For Sale By Owner at Renton, WA, I can see that your listing is displayed on our Search Result Page. I have sent an email for additional information.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
MLS is for realtors only. If you know how to sell real estate by all means you can try selling the home yourself. However, if you don't know much about selling a home, I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you. Commission is negotiable. Just keep in mind that agents need to share their commission with their broker so they may not make much. Also marketing a property is costly so if they make very little they may not be able to market your property as aggressively as it could be. ... more
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Tue Nov 28, 2017
Lu Shen asked:
Besides, the average lenth of time a house stay on the market before selling at the neighborhood.
Thank you very much.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Dan Tabit answered:
I wouldn't share anything that you wouldn't want another buyer to know. Send them the listing, tell them about the home, disclose any known defects, but if you give up information like your bottom price, that could come back to bite you.
It's also a good idea to ask your broker what they recommend. You hired them for a reason, they may have some good ideas to share.
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Mon Sep 18, 2017
Scottmcn21 asked:
I see that listing a rental home is free, however I want to confirm costs if the home is actually rented through Trulia.
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Fri Aug 18, 2017
Deetta Demaratus asked:
Added bathroom and bedroom, etc.
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Mon Jul 17, 2017
AE answered:
Bamboo flooring is a great alternative if you cannot spend a whole bunch of money on hardwoods that have a higher janka rating. My husband installed a cheaper bamboo flooring (15 year warranty, from Lumber Liquidators) in 2 places in our home--natural bamboo in the bedroom (about 400 square feet) and carbonized bamboo in the family/landing area (about 500 square feet). These are the natural kind, not strand or engineered. We have 2 dogs (105 and 45 pounds), cats, and a child who has grown up on it. I personally have loved it. Firstly, it's one that we installed via naildown and my husband made sure to prep the subfloor...maybe that made a difference. Secondly, we are a no-shoes-inside household (you should read up on what gets carried in on shoes, plus we have enough cleanup to deal with due to all the pets), so don't typically deal with that aspect of floor wear. Yes, the floor is dented (by a falling lamp, falling metal chairs) and scratched (by crazy cats running after imaginary mice or each other). And the dogs occasionally get crazy and leave marks. But the color is the same, so you don't see obvious scratches or dents, only when the light reflects off it in a certain way. For bigger marks (or places where my husband's workmanship was not perfect), I simply purchased wood filler and filled those spots in. At first, the "scratches" (which again are the same color of the bamboo, so not like scratching a finished floor that has a different shade underneath) bugged me when it was pristine and newer -- but now I love them because it gives the floor a warmer, used look (or "antiqued" / "distressed" look in current parlance). The only down sides I've seen are: (1) UV fading did occur some (our house is the tallest in the neighborhood and the rooms the bamboo is in get heavy East/Southeast exposure), but is only noticeable to us since we live here and move things around -- I have moved a few throw rugs to distribute sun on other parts around the area where the rug sat -- but since we don't need to move furniture around, not a big deal or noticeable; and (2) when our pets spilled a bowl of water and we didn't notice for a couple days, it leached in the seams between boards and caused a bit more separation/fading. However, nothing too crazy. We have had the flooring 6-7 years now. Guess what? We had a grease fire that caused a grease stain and slight burn on the flooring in the family room, so needs to be replaced. We are now looking at flooring options (and have to weigh the fact we are pet owners) - and are going to go with bamboo flooring again [on a side note, we also considered click/floating luxury vinyl tile from Lumber Liquidators, since we've been very pleased with some we put in a vacation cabin over a year ago, but we like the look/feel of the bamboo a bit more.] I am thinking of focusing on nail down given some of the issues people have had with floating floors and humidity. One reason we never had issues in that respect may well be that we did nail-down installation. We will likely extend into the kitchen and I will just make sure to put a rug in front of the sink and under the pet water dish to avoid unnoticed water exposure. ... more
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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Alice Bossart asked:
I'm trying to upload pictures to my listing - 3332 217th Pl NE in Sammamish and it doesn't let me add the pictures and it doesn't update from swiping through the latest version…
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Tue Jun 27, 2017
Scottfarley1 answered:
I don't think you should have to choose between those positives. Why not low, transparent monthly dues and a high commission split? Plus leads?

My friends have had a great experience so far with Mont Sky Real Estate. Primary difference, they give sales leads and referrals consistently to their agents. Their commission splits are pretty generous for your own deals, I believe they start at 75% to you.

Main question you have to ask yourself is do you have an edge over the 50,000 other licensed agents in NYC? Some agents have connections with developers, international buyers or live in a 200 unit co-op building. Unless you have an edge it'll be extremely tough in the business.

That's why the leads matter so much. Good luck!
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Wed Jun 14, 2017
normally seller pays for the title policy that goes to the buyer and normally buyer pays for the title policy that goes to the lender ( if there is a loan involved)
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Sun May 28, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Selling a home in the U.S. is not the same as selling homes in England, so your article is useless. To write a description of a home in the U.S., the description should point out any features in the home and the neighborhood, the condition of the home and what makes buying this home special. ... more
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Fordrhonda answered:
If my home is pay for why do I need to pay for home owners policy of title
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Mon Apr 17, 2017
Louisebarnes0942 asked:
Mon Apr 10, 2017
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Wed Mar 1, 2017
Carrie answered:
This is literally YEARS later, however after searching for my exact issue, this was the thread I came across. Not even sure if these comments still get to the appropriate parties that have commented, however it's a shot.

I am a home stager. I have a contract with the Seller that it is required i receive a 10 days notice to remove my staging inventory. I was notified that the home was under contract on March 27 (two days ago), and notified this morning that the closing was bumped up surprisingly fast (not sure how since typical is 30-45 days escrow, though this must've been a crazy cash offer of the sort!) However, the buyer is taking possession of the home this Friday, March 3rd after it funds and records. MY contract with the seller states 10 days to allow me to remove furniture due to my booked schedule and my movers booked schedule. The new homeowners are now saying that if my furniture is not removed on Friday, they will charge me a daily rate of an absurd amount for the time my furniture is still in the home. At this time the earliest I could remove furniture would be next Tuesday, March 7th. Still within my 10 days notice (March 9th) if I count February 27th being my starting notice. I have a contract with the seller. Isn't it the sellers responsibility AND the realtors responsibility to know and acknowledge be signed contract? How would the closing and funding override my signed contract that was still standing? I'm a service provider and I understand that if these items/contracts are terminated (via my 10 day rider) that the home is not able to transfer to the new buyers, since there is technically a standing contract with the homeowner having possession. Please advise.
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