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Home Selling in Rancho Cucamonga : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 12, 2015
Summer answered:
Keith, did you end up selling your house? If in RC and you would still like a partnership that would allow you to sell your home turnkey, please contact me.
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Sat Jun 20, 2015
Alex Montelongo Real Estate Group answered:
So what was the outcome of this posting? Did your property sell? That was last October, right before we headed into the holidays. Thing tend to slow during that time. Every property sells...for the right price. If your agent is working diligently to promote your property and you only have one offer in the first three weeks, and that offer is not acceptable.. Then you must adjust the price.
Nowadays, the market is moving a little faster. We are now in the Summer months and I can say that if I took a listing in my farm area and priced it right, I would have several offers within a weeks time.
The market is subject to change quickly. Your agent will need to keep you updated on a regular basis.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic #01456982
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Sat Oct 4, 2014
Don Tepper answered:
Sound like she's doing what she said she'd do.

Don't be overly impressed by the bells and whistles--a video tour, for instance. Talk to her about it; they don't cost that much.

But: 2 open houses and 20 showings isn't bad. Not at all. The fact that you've only had one offer, one you consider low, suggests to me that you're overpriced. Yes, I know you said you weren't overpriced. I'm fully aware of that. But you've had 20 people who wanted to see your home. Nineteen decided not to make an offer and the twentieth made an offer, but one you consider low.

The other possibility is that there's something about the house or the neighborhood that's turning off potential buyers. Again, I read your comment that it's a newer house in excellent, presentable condition. And maybe it is. But maybe it's not.

Why not post a link to the listing? That might allow some of us to take a look and give you suggestions.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Oct 4, 2014
Dungheap answered:
Oh by the way mike,
You can go to zillow and put in Your address and it will tell you how much your house is worth. But, wait. Add 20 thousand to that, and that's what it is really worth in real life. I mean, that is what you should be able to sell it for. I have been tracking all of the sale properties and what zillow estimated their value was before the sale, and almost always, the property will sell in actuality, for around $20K more than their estimate of the value of your house on their website.

I can't believe how realtors are always lowballing the property in rancho just to make a quick sale and get their percentage.

I had a bad experience with my realtor trying to really lowball the property and not doing any advertising because he was not computer proficient. Be careful.
Are you in the ossos high school district ? I'd love to see your house as I'm looking for one to buy. email me at
If nothing, then just some warnings about what to be careful about, and how to get your advertising for practically nothing.
Take care and good luck
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Mon May 19, 2014
Christine Curtess answered:
I am in the estates division in Rancho Cucamonga and have sold high end homes for over 28 years starting in Los Angeles in the 80's. My suggestions is this. Get a qualified agent with a portfolio of estates they have sold over the years. Remember that there have only been million dollars homes for a few years so the agents would have had to sold high end homes somewhere else to start with. Second, they need to have an online presence, not just say they do. Mobile website, landing pages, being social media savvy, and syndication for listings. 86% of the buyers start online looking at homes. Look to see if they have featured homes on,, and Only about 13% of the agents in the Inland Empire do have a presence on these sites. Finally, read the recommendations that they have on these sites and also yelp. Most of the high end homes are being bought by international buyers for cash and they start their search on the internet. When they are ready, they hire a well seasoned realtor. If you would like any questions answered that the internet cannot provide for you, I would be happy to answers them with no obligation. The best of luck. We all want top dollar for our homes. My contact information is 909-996-1883. ... more
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Sat May 18, 2013
Teresa Mejia answered:
This certainly will add value to your home. With some research, with resources on realtors have, a realtor could find out what the added value is and show you the research. The agent would price the home a little lower then the research show to get more activity on the property, Once the special features are shown then you would get multiple offers over the asking price. If you would like to see the research or have any other question please feel free to contact. My office is in Rancho Cucamonga, but I would be happy to come to you.

Teresa Mejia
Intero Real Estate Services
Rancho Cucamonga
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Sat May 18, 2013
Teresa Mejia answered:
here is a number the guy I use
you can call him at 951-218-1745 He does a real good job, His name is Jeremy, Tell him I referred you.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Jamie Hennessey answered:
Tue Mar 26, 2013
Jamie Hennessey answered:
Hi Claudia

I have experience selling mobile homes. If you would like to email me privately at or call me at the number below. I'd be happy to provide you with a free market analysis free of charge, no obligation. I would be happy to help you anyway I can.

Have a great day!
Jamie Hennessey
Re/Max Champions
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Mon Nov 7, 2011
Stephen McKee answered:
My contractor does rehabs for several investors I work with as well as my own. He does great work and at prices that are very hard to beat. Hank Minkler 951-378-0220
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Diane Wheatley answered:
If you negotiate your short sale under HAFA, Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative released earlier this year any junior lien holder's claim for a deficiency judgment is quashed. The first trust deed holder will pay the junior lien holder up to $6,000 to release the lien from title so that you can close the short sale transaction. HAFA guidelines state that a junior lien holder shall agree not to pursue a deficiency judgment in agreement for the $6,000 paid by the first trust deed.

Good luck!

Diane Wheatley, Broker
HAFA Certified
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Wed Sep 29, 2010
Lisa Cannata answered:
I highly recommend that you hire an agent that will represent your property in the most professional and positive fashion. I have often run in to Realtors that should be selling used cars rather than homes and certainly not high end. The marketing you receive should target the more affluent buyer and you should review that company website to see that it also comes across with an impressionable presence as most buyer these days start shopping on line. Take some photos at dusk with the whole house lit up on the inside. These photos usually stand out. Last but not least be sure to declutter and possibly hire a stager unless your design flare is already impeccable. Best of luck ... more
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Mon Jun 7, 2010
Hien Quoc answered:
Even though this question is two years old. I'll buy it.

I have some creative ways to help you with selling your home without a realtor commission
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Sun Jul 5, 2009
Diana Margala answered:
As most of the agents have explained you are correct there is no shortage of buyers. In fact I just had two homes listed one in North Fontana and one in Rosemead (two very different areas). One of the homes was a probate and we had an appraisal, which both the seller and I felt was a little low because of the most recent sales. It was appraised at $365,000.00 and I felt I could get it to appraise at $399,000.00 and maybe as high as $410,00.00. To make a long story short we had 55 offers on the home (no shortage of buyers). I countered them all and provided all of the disclosures up front (would you know how to do that?) and we actually went into escrow, with all of the buyers contingencies removed (because we provided them with the disclosures up front) for above $500,000.00. The buyers needed $200,000.00 in cash to put down, so that they would be able to qualify for a loan. As a home owner would you know how to do that? Or as a home owner would you have left money on the table. Do you understand the contracts and how they protect the buyer? Would you know how to work with multiple buyers and would you know how to determine if they where capable of purchasing your home? Would you know how long it would take and what disclosures you are required by law to give to the buyer? Who would be protecting you in this process? Many time people think that there is nothing to do but get a buyer. The buyer is the easiest part of the transaction, there are many people who want to buy, the question is can they qualified and is your home qualified? Having a realtor who knows how to prepare your property, market your property and make it available to all or at least most buyers through the many web sites on the internet is only part of our job. My client was so thrilled with what I did for her, that she actually gave me a $10,000.00 bonus, because after all she most likely would have accepted a $420,000.00 (and been thrilled) not understanding what or how to make it work at the higher price.

The other home in Fontana, I had 20 offers, this one is a short sale, which is a difficult and long drawn out process. Again we priced it at the last sale, but there weren’t a lot of homes, none as nice as my clients and way too many buyers. But most of these buyers are FHA buyers so the highest offer is not necessarily the best offer, because of the issues with appraisal and the monies that the buyer was asking for the seller to contribute towards their closing cost. Again something that needed to be explained in great detail to the seller.

So can you sell your home by your self, the answer is yes. Would you get the most money for your home and would you be protected in California by providing all of the Statutory Disclosures, that is something for you to determine.

I would love the opportunity to sit down and talk to you if your are looking to hire an agent.

Diana 909-945-5763
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Fri Oct 24, 2008
Diana Margala answered:
Hi Sam:

According to the Assessors records it looks like this property is in a trust. It also appears that there is only a loan recorded for $200,000.00 against the property. It looks like it was purchased in 1998. I don't believe it will be going into for closer . Let me know if I can be of further service.

Diana Margala 909-945-5763
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Sun Jun 15, 2008
Joan Patterson answered:
Hi Barbara,
Some cities don't come up like Diane said because they are neighboring cities. Where do you want to search? If it is in Southern California, you can go to my MLS on my web site at and search the MLS for free. Let me know if you have a problem there. If you are looking for homes in Etiwanda, I certainly can help you search for homes. Let me know how much you would like to spend, what size home you are wanting to look at and I can send you some via email as well. You can email me your email address at I would be happy to assist you!
Etiwanda is a part of Rancho Cucamonga and that should be what you are searching for. I can put in the Thomas Guide Grid as to where Etiwanda border is and that is how I can search for you.
Kind Regards!
Joan Patterson, B.A., A.S.P., G.R.I., Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
8250 White Oak Avenue, Ste 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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Tue May 27, 2008
Steve Hirschler answered:
The Residential Purchase contract has 3 contingencies if left in place for the buyer. These are not automatically removed, you must have them removed in writing. If you had a standard 17 day contingency period and that period expired, your agent would need to have sent you a notice to perform to sign and that would give the buyers notice to remove the contingencies per the contract. If this did not happen, I believe the buyer's deposit should be returned. I would consult a Real Estate Attorney if you want to pursue the deposit.

When I represent a seller, I always recommend that we send out the notice to perform per the contract to keep everything rolling along to the terms of the contract.
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