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Home Selling in Long Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 14, 2016
All Prop Investments answered:
In a perfetct world there would be a number you call and get a full price offer. It doesnt really work like that. You can sell your house as is and walk away. You will be leaving some money on the table but you wont have to deal with an unwanted property you no longer can afford to fix. The offer will be lower but if you think about it you can get rid of your home in 30 days you wont have to pay for months on the market. You dont have to pay commissions or closing costs. So the offer is quite reasonable and fair.

If you dont deal with a good company you may be taken advantage of. We want to make a win win situration for all parties. Call us for more info.
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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Joan Williams answered:
Yes, most of the online selling agencies allow you to put up multiple properties on sale. Each property will be dealt with independently, and you can choose to deal with the same or different listing agents for the sales. Websites like have a proprietary forecasting system embedded with Artificial Intelligence, and it helps you find appropriate local realtors. ... more
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Thu May 5, 2016
Reuben.tolentino asked:
our listing is 2816 Moonstone Drive, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Please update the info to include new photos and updated description.
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Tue Apr 19, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
I offer something very close. I will list your home and if you sell it yourself you owe no commission or a reduced commission if you want me to see it through closing. Call for details


License number 01080071
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Tom and Lee Ann Warner asked:
Tue Apr 28, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
You just don't see that many For Sale By Owners in Long Beach. A FSBO never sells for as much as it would if listed with a Broker. I understand wanting to save $ on commission but a Broker will typically net a seller more $, thus making it worth it in the long run. When a buyer sees that a property is listed with a reputable company, they Trust It. If they see a FSBO they are more likely to pass it by.
I am not trying to change your mind. This is America, you can do whatever you want. I just don't know why someone would choose to sell their home on their own.

Best of Luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE lic #01456982
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Lee Ann Warner answered:
I just showed a cute little house on a very large lot the other day. It's 'close' to downtown, but several miles north. Has been updated with granite counters in kitchen and bath. Fruit trees in backyard. Plenty of room to expand. It's about 680 sq ft and is priced at $275,000. Does that help?

Lee Ann Warner
Main Street Realtors
BRE 01725385
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Sat Jul 13, 2013
Daniel Modin answered:
Completely agree with what Roberto (and many other agents below) are selling. You could try refi first, and if that doesn't work, THEN you could go for shortsale again (even if you didn't get a permission first time). The prices are going up, and many buyers are willing to pay extra, so you might not need a shortsale at all. Also, even though most agents don't want to bother with less than 3%, you may find others willing to work for less commission (mostly newer agents, just to get their name out there and to get a closed sale).

One point that many didn't mention, are you keeping up with your payments or falling behind? That could make a difference in the bank's decision about shortsale, because they have to see and calculate whichever will be less of a loss to them.
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
GARY RICCO answered:
Hi Skn1688,
Can you clarify your question. Do you plan on leaving your home while selling it? Thinking of staging it? Have you found a great rental you don't want to miss out on and thats why your moving out before the sale? With a little more information Im sure I can help you achieve your goal.

Gary Ricco Realtor - JohnHart Real Estat
562 481 6288
CalBRE 01803395
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Johnny James answered:
If you are the agent working the open house the buyers leads that come in to that open house are your leads. If you are on a team the scenario might be different. If there is an up front agreement regarding the leads that come in that could be different. ... more
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Tue May 14, 2013
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
I advise my buyers never to assume that appliances are included. It is always best to request them in the Residential Purchase Contract. There is a section in the contract where your Broker/Agent can indicate those items that you want to include in the sale. The worst thing is to think that they are included and come move-in day they are no longer in the property. ... more
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
This will be a difficult decision for you. I have experienced this many times with clients in the past. I will be very honest with you. In almost every situation like this the owner usually sells the home. Not many like yourself with emotional ties to the home can see themselves renting it out. Honestly, what if they do not take care of the home very well, or it becomes difficult for the renters to pay on time? These are natural questions to ask yourself. It hase been my experience that the person who llived there wanted you to have the home and or the proceeeds from the sale of the home. If you will not live there, then perhaps its best to use the proceeds of the sale to improve your immediate housing situation. It is a positve thing all the way around.

Let me know if I can help you. I have dozens of letters of recommendation here on Trulia. These will give you a feel for the level of service that I am able to provide my clients.

I wish you the best and hopefully we can talk soon.

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
DRE Lic#01456982

The Best Compliment that I can receive is a Referral from a Customer or Client.
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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Roberto Gosim answered:
Hello Zzyzx10611,
Interesting name...;-)
Here are your options.
1. Foreclosure - basically you stop payment, bank will issue a Notice of Default. If you can't
cure default, they sell the house in auction @4 months after NOD.
2. refinance, credit should be good, I assume you own a house so you have
to qualify after lender consider all your obligations.
3. Short sale since banks still will forgive what you owe after transaction.
4. Deed in Lieu, call the bank and basically tell them you're returning the house.
I believe this is worse than short sale cause they will dig deeper than short sale
regarding your finances. If they agree, you have to get it in writing that whatever price
they sold it for the balance is forgiven and you're free and clear of your obligations.
If you ahve a second trustee, they have to agree also if not you will still have to pay.
At this time your best best is refinance or a short sale. As for the tax and credit the, best advice is
consult a lawyer or a tax professional.
Good Luck.

C21 Action!
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:
No, NOT EVER!!!!!

First, and most important, we must remain ethical. Even if a mistake was made, there is never a rational for trying to miss lead anyone.
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Sun Sep 2, 2012
Anna Kitras answered:
Hi WIlliowen,

I have a 39 Day Sales Guarantee or I will sell it for FREE! Please contact me directly for a free market evaluation and help you get your property CORRECTLY PRICED TO SELL! In addition to my Sale Performance Guarantee, I have a 69 Point Marketing Plan . Please call me today, we are in a hot market right now and homes are selling fast. Let's get your home SOLD for TOP MARKET PRICE!

Thank you,
Feel free to contact me directly at 323-608-4881 or email me at

Anna Maria Kitras, Broker Associate
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Kawain Payne answered:
Try to make your home stand out to buyers is the best advice I can offer you.

You should repair any items that pose a health or safety issue.

Buyers really like:

Fresh paint(nuetral colors)
Clean carpet or shinny wood floors
Window coverings ( faux wood blinds are nice)

A super plus is appliances. If you can afford it, include new or newer appliances in the sale.
First time buyers will not have extra funds to buy new appliances, so if you can include them in the sale, your home will stand out.

Best of success toyou.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Tue May 1, 2012
John Arendsen answered:
What's the status of your condo? Where is it located. I could be interested in paying cash for it. You may call 760 815-6977 i.e. email me,, for on offline and private discussion if you wish. I would be happy to discuss it with you. ... more
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Wed Jul 6, 2011
Harold Lear answered:
My office works with a few Law Firms that offer a Short Sale Legal Consul/Negotiation Service for home owners that are upside down or in default and facing a short sale. There is No Cost for the program and you don't have to be in default or behind in payments to qualify. I'm located in San Diego if you would like more information give me a call. 858-945-1047 or ... more
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Tue Mar 22, 2011
Joe Mendez answered:
I think your situation is a tough one. One that many of us who have owned condo's or have had to deal with HOA's have had to deal with. It is extremely frustrating. I think the HOA should force the correction of the problem. And since they have not done so, I would suggest you consider legal counsel. Getting a lawyer is expensive and can be more frustrating than the problem you have now. I would suggest though that one solution might be a service I use and sell as well....Prepaid Legal Services. Please call me and let me tell you about them. The number one issue they deal with is real estate issues. ... more
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Deanna Allensworth answered:
Hi Dana, Unless you inputed some old dates by accident, it looks like Truilia may have pulled a very old message from you. We definitely are not in a peak market (at least in Southern California) and since this is 2011, well you get the picture :) ... more
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