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Home Selling in Pasadena : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
The only true value of any property is what a willing buyer will pay and a willing seller will sell. If you're considering listing your property, we serve Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. We speak Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), English, and Spanish. We would be happy to provide you with a free professional Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). You may contact us through our Trulia profile. If you prefer Chinese you may contact Annie

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Sat Dec 12, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
You might want to consult with an attorney about your specific situation.

City of Pasadena says, "If, at the time of inspection, a dwelling unit is found to be in violation of the Housing Code, the property owner is notified of the violations and given a reasonable time to correct them." ... more
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Mypegasis answered:
You can, but I will buy your house for cash. Please call me as I can help you.! Please do call!!!
Will Stageberg
818-394-6316, 818-395-3669
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Kristin Halton answered:
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi judysilv,

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We created UpNest ( so home sellers could work with high quality Realtors AND save money in the process. We have a number of high quality partner agents in Pasadena. Agents compete against each other to sell your home, so you get to compare and review their commission rates, services, and expertise.

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Wed Jan 7, 2015
Von Bonilla answered:
Hello Judy,

When you hire a real estate professional that sells homes in the San Gabriel Valley he/she will be able to list your home for sale on Trulia. If you have decided to list your home as a " for sale by owner", you will not be able to list your home on Trulia.

If you have any questions feel free to contact a local real estate professional.

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Fri Dec 19, 2014
Von Bonilla answered:
Congratulations on your decision to sell your home. You will need to be represented by a licensed professional real estate agent to list your home on Trulia.

Much Success!
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Julie Bencosme answered:
If they can not get what they are asking they may be inclined to rent it out. I would mostly look at vacant properties that have been on the market for a while. That would be your best bet! Hope that helps and good luck! ... more
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Andy Bencosme answered:
It is usually better to fix these types of issues before listing and also disclose the recent work during the sale process. Many times if you list a home in need of major work, you will build the needed working into the price as compared to a already renovated home, but during the negotiation and inspection process a buyer may want to deduct the cost of repairs on top of the already lower price. This can be a double edged sword so you want consult with a local pro! ... more
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Sun May 12, 2013
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
No you do not, if your ready to move forward and like what you see...go for it, I would wait to see if you might receive an even better offer though.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
carlos parrague answered:
The key is to find a great Agent. Let me recommend Shannon Chang at Dilbeck Realtors 626-319-8545.
She is the hardest working, most creative and loyal Agent I have evr met!
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Robert Ramblas answered:
Always ask your agent to provide you with updated comps for the area. In reviewing the comps, you should get a better idea of the price of your home relative to comparable neighborhood properties. ... more
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Mon Aug 13, 2012
Robert Ramblas answered:
According to the MLS, the property was sold by American Realty.
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Wed Feb 1, 2012
Harold Sharpe answered:
This is a first I am hearing of this.
I have been hearing of collection agencies coming after short sale sellers lately though.
I would have client go to a real estate attorney.

I would think if they paid it, it would be done.
However, how I can be wrong. Then again so can the bank.
Sounds like a battle.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
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Mon May 3, 2010
Carrie Benuska answered:
Hi Annie,
Our market in Pasadena is really starting to loosen up. Buyers are ready to buy, and now sellers seem to be gaining confidence in the market enough to sell. The key to a successful sale in this market is the appropriate pricing of the home. Our market has taken a hit, although much smaller than much of the country, and sellers must reflect this in their pricing decision. Well-priced, solid homes in good neighborhoods are selling very quickly, and sometimes with multiple offers. It is very important as a buyer to be pre-approved and have a good downpayment, so that you will be able to compete in this treacherous market. It is a great time to buy real estate! ... more
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Fri Aug 21, 2009
The Medford Team answered:

There are a number of ways to get out of a purchase agreement – all of them are clearly spelled out in your contract. Some are good ways and others are … not so much.

Rather than dispense advice from afar without a copy of your contract, it sounds like you need to sit down with your Realtor and go through the actual contract and review all your options. If you don’t get a satisfactory response, ask to meet with their broker. And don’t remove any contingencies in the meantime.
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Mon Nov 24, 2008
Glen Mitchell answered:
Ric, you need to include characteristics of your home. Size, # bedrooms, # baths, age, style, lot size, particular neighborhood etc. Thanks, Glen
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Thu Jul 24, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
The value iof a property is based on a number of variables:
First, there is wholesalel. In most cases if you need to sell quickly, the value will be less, say if an investor purchased the property at wholesale, which typcially is about 10-20% below retail.
Second is the price someone looking for property in the area would pay. Someone that knows the local values, is qualified to buy, and is looking for a fair price.
Third is your Fair Market Value. This value is based on the amount of time and evergy you have to get the maximum value out of the property.

Proper preparation, including cleaning, painting, decluttering, staging, making necessary repairs, all go into Fair market value.

Pasadena is one of the markets I service and I would be happy to send you a market report that discusses activity, 12 month trends, pricing, and home values.
1-888-284-2056 or via my Trulia Profile
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