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Thu Aug 18, 2016
John Lazzara asked:
I go to the listings themselves, I see I'm the listing agent. I need to edit the information right away, as my seller is very angry and frustrated with both Zillow and Trulia. I've…
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Paulbraun55 asked:
website? My home listing (1513 Asbury Ave Ocean City NJ) MLS listing #455912, currently listed with Long & Foster. Why are my pictures not on your website? Can you please update with…
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Unbundled services offer many sellers an opportunity to do much of the work of selling their property. Although I always recommend a full service package there are often times I will consult and "unbundle" to assist a customer. I have the knowledge and expertise and am often concerned when people go out on their own without the tools. Whether I provide consultations or full listing services my experience, knowledge and expertise are offered as a true professional. ... more
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Susan Gardner answered:
The legalities of contracts can be understandably, quite confusing. I will be happy to assist you with any questions pertaining to real estate. Educating my clients is my #1 priority!

Susan Gardner
Weichert Realtors
660 Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Cell: (609) 425-5337

"Your Full Time Real Estate Professional"
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Michael & Stephen Hoffman answered:
Realtor commissions are negotiable, there is no set fee that is charged. Depending on the circumstances and the details of the listing, the seller and the listing agent will arrive at a commission rate they find agreeable. Remember, the commission rate you charge is usually split 50% between the Listing Agent and 50% to the Selling Agent. A more standard commission rate certainly won't hurt when it comes to getting showings! ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Janet Larsen answered:
Commissions are negotiable, however you may greatly reduce e the number of showings that agents do because of that. You also may not have to sell for what you just purchased for as prices may have increases and improvements you have done may get you a little more. If you need assistance feel fee to contact me ... more
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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Joanne Bernardini answered:
The realty Transfer Tax is calculated on the deed consideration as follows:
FIrst Layer:
$4.00 per thousand up to $150,000
$6.70 per thousand over $150,000 but less than $200,000
$7.80 per thousand over $200,000

Senior Citizens (age 62 or older) who are selling their primary residence are entitled to a partial exemption. It is calculated on the deed consideration as follows:
$1.00 per thousand up to $150,000
$2.50 per thousand over $150,000

Non-resident sellers (those not using "New Jersey" as their primary residence state) are required to pay an "estimated gross income tax" to the state at the time of sale. It is calculated as follows:
2% of the sales price.
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Fri May 25, 2012
Joanne Bernardini answered:
Ocean City is a great place to have a rental property. If you are willing to hire a cleaning service, you don't even need to worry about the "change over" for weekly rentals. You should also consider the yearly rental market. There are precious few of these in Ocean City. You have the advantage of dealing with only one tenant.

Of course if the time has come that your mother doesn't want the worries of being a long distance landlord, then perhaps it is better to make a clean break and sell this home as she moves to Florida. Beach Homes will always be in demand so selling at the right price in today's lower mortgage rate market should be easy. If you would like a free Comparative Market Analysis of the value of this property, please call me, I'll be happy to help you establish a fair asking price!
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Certifies Short Sale Agent
Coldwell Banker- Casa Bella Realtors
609-947-2451
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Fri May 25, 2012
Joanne Bernardini answered:
This is a great time to be looking for a single family home! Mortgage prices are at historically low figures! If you want to live near the seashore this is a double bonus as you get the security of a year round home with all the benefits of a vacation home in the summer! If you need help finding a home, I would be happy to help! There is something there for everyone you just need to know where to look!
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Certified Short Sale Agent
Coldwell Banker-Casa Bella Realtors
609-947-2451
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Sun May 13, 2012
Joanne Bernardini answered:
Hi Coleen!
What you are looking for is referred to as "comps" meaning homes that are comparable to yours and the prices for which they sold. I would be happy to get these to you! Just give me a call!
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Certified Short Sale Agent
Coldwell Banker
Cassa Bella Realtors
601 New Road
Linwood, NJ 08221
cell-609-947-2451
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Joanne Bernardini answered:
When you are entering into a contract that has so much at stake, it would be well worth the money to have a real estate lawyer draw up the contract. That way you will be protected against "loopholes" in a poorly drawn contract!
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Certified Short Sale Agent
KellerWilliams Realty
One Atlantic Ave.
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609-2001321
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Fri Jul 8, 2011
Joanne Bernardini answered:
Obviously, no one, even realtors have a crystal ball! Just when we all thought we had hit the bottom and were on the upturn the financial pundits say "No"! Properties in OC seem to have leveled off. The real question is have you found a place you really like? If you have, negotiate your best deal and buy it! Ocean City is a great long term investment because it is " America's Greatest Family Resort". If you haven't already zeroed in on a your dream home, I would be happy to help you find it and help you negotiate your best deal!
Joanne Bernardini
Sales Associate
Keller Williams Oceanside
cell 609-947-2451
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Mon Jun 13, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
If it is a short sale then why are you paying anything at this sale, first is this sale is no where near final, you have the bank wanting $95,000 and the Buyer has offered $87,500, there is no short sale here as far as I can see! The fact that you have paid PMI also seems to me the bank has all it needs by just making claim on the PMI. You need to talk to a Real Estate Attorney, they will explain the Short Sale Process as well as give you some advice and information as to what this whole mess is that you are in now. I caution you not to pay anyone anything until you have gotten legal advice! The fact that you have a short sale going means you did not have the financial means to make monthly payments, how in God's name does a bank now expect you to cough up $13, 500? ... more
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Sat May 21, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Coming from a Broker! You know better! If you have assets you do not qualify for a short sale, ask your local attorney for full details!
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