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Home Selling in Menlo Park : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Oct 15, 2017
Whitneys100 answered:
does it depreciate your house if a school locates close to your house
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Fri Sep 5, 2014
Athena Chilicas Saldanha answered:
Good Morning Marina,
Your question as a Seller in today's market, is valid as Seller's are concernd about their walk away dollars.

The full service brokerage, such a Coldwell Banker, has very strong guidelines regarding commission for a few reasons. The most important is that a full service brokerage has invested in their brand and in the education of the agents to ensure that the client is "serviced" by a Realtor who is truly a subject matter expert on the contract, inspection reports, escrow, title and mortgage lending guidelines. The expertise in these areas can not be discounted as the process is not transparent to the end buyer nor to the Seller Realtors are not paper pushers, but rather professionals who guide the client through a very difficult and emotionals process. There must be over 100 touchpoints of a full service Realtor in one transaction.

Normally sellers are also buyers. I would recommnd the following in today's market. The sale of your home is not going to net you as much as it would have in 2005. However, your purchase power as a buyer is greater in 2007. I would suggest that you look at the total picture of selling and buyings and I am confident that your net gain is greater in 2010 than 2007.

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Tue Apr 2, 2013
John Walin answered:
Old question, new answer!
I do a lot of relo deals. The relo companies pay full freight on commission in my market, because the relo company gets a big referral fee out of the listing side. What you were referring to was an exclusion to the listing agreement to keep one specific named buyer from the listing contract. So if that buyer had a signed contract in the first 2-4 weeks, the listing office gets nothing. Relo Co doesn't want agents new to handling the paperwork and managing the files. Talk to your relo coordinator. ... more
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Glen Mitchell answered:
which one makes more money? which one will cost more in repairs and or time? which one will you most likely get repeat visitors too? highway noise issues may be important, but there are probably bigger factors that you should be looking at in terms of purchase. For example if the property on the highway makes twice as much but costs the same, who cares about the noise :) ... more
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Tue Nov 16, 2010
Voices Member answered:
Actually if you are counting transactions, Omar and I have represented 9 transactions (buyers and sellers) in the Willows since 2007, sometimes we work under our joint DRE number so it doesn't necessarily reflect in the MLS as one person or another, also off market sales don't show either. I'm sure the others who regularly represent clients here have the same situation, but as has been pointed out in the answers you received, that really is not as important as finding someone who values the same things you do, is cognizant of your goals and is familiar with the neighborhood.

I responded since working with someone who is famillar with the neighborhood is key and we both live here, it seemed like a good fit. Good agents are always busy, but I can assure you that we are 100% client centric and have time to provide you with excellent service if you are interested in meeting with us.

Thank you for your consideration

Penelope Huang
Broker, GRI, CRS
Taylor & Huang Properties
DRE 01023392
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Tue May 20, 2008
Gene Yakubovich answered:

The appraisal will give you an opinion based on the similar properies that were resently sold in your area, it could indicate the market price at the day of the offers for the comp. properties. The best method of determing the current market (lising price) is to perform CMA - current market analysis. Any RE agent in your are will do it for you.

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Tue May 20, 2008
Ralph Bredahl answered:
Everything is negotiable. Especially in the current market where the seller is in the drivers seat.
Usually the buyer pays the bulk of the costs.
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Fri May 9, 2008
Mark Wade answered:
Here in Center City Philadelphia, we hold open houses for about an hour every other Sunday.
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Wed Apr 23, 2008
Ed Gory answered:
Looks like it last sold for $1.15M back in January. Sold a couple other times in the past (in '04 and '97). Zillow only had its '04 sale price. Ashton sold for $1.225M back in 5/07. No history of the other two I could find in our MLS database, but Zillow's got info on one. ... more
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