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Home Selling in Saint Petersburg : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Dale Adamson asked:
Mon Jun 6, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
If you are doing a FSBO (for sale by owner), you cannot post your property directly to Trulia, try Zillow instead.
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Mon May 23, 2016
Jeff asked:
Mon May 23, 2016
Jeff asked:
Tue Apr 5, 2016
Jonathan Lahey Your Home SOLD Guaranteed answered:
Hi zigzag7665,

You can edit pictures for any listing that you've claimed. To do so access the link below to access My Listings. Then select the 'Add more photos' button under the listing you want to update. You'll then have the option to add/remove photos and you can reorder them by dragging and dropping them. ... more
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Mon Oct 19, 2015
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Hi Paul,
Your Realtor who uploaded the listing will be able to make changes on Trulia

Jacquie Yekmalian
Blue to Green Realty, Homes from the sea to the 18th tee ... more
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Mon Sep 28, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
If you want your home sold by a pro, you'll need to sign an Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement. Why would an agent waste their time marketing your listing, knowing that you're just going to cut him/her out of the deal and sell to someone else??You can have the contract be for a specific period, and if he/she can't get it sold, then you're free to go sell it yourself. ... more
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Sat May 30, 2015
Caroline York answered:
Short sales affect your credit rating, but the amount it hurts will depend on how your lender reports he short sale to the bureau. There isn't an entry called “short sale” so your lender can report the short sale debt as “paid as agreed,” “negotiated” or “settled.” Naturally you want your lender to report it as “paid as agreed,” since this is the least affect on your credit. A negotiated or settled debt on your credit report will be more negative both by the credit bureaus and future lenders. ... more
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Thu Jan 8, 2015
Jereme Carter answered:
I may have active buyers in that area. Email me if you have a home for sale listed or not, I'd be interested in what is available for my clients? or call 727-564-4570 ... more
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Wed Oct 22, 2014
Ann Ryan answered:
Can you be more specific? It's routine that pictures are taken of appliances and other features of the house.

Copying the work of an interior designer.... that could be a problem.

I had a friend who was thinking of taking her fan from the master bedroom after the sale contract had been written (the fan was not exempted from the sale). I advised her against taking the fan, because all fixtures are included, unless specifically cited in the contract. Getting into a dispute about a $200 fan in a $400,000 contract situation simply makes no SENSE (or for the real estate agent CENTS).
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Reasonable contingencies are financing, inspections and a contingent for buyer to sell home. In our Florida real estate contracts there are suggested limits included in the Purchase Agreement as well as a blank to fill in should you want to customize. As soon as you begin the listing process on your home your Realtor should provide you with a Purchase Agreement for your review. It is not wise to wait until you have an offer to read this. There is generally quite a bit of emotion at that time so it is no time to read the Purchase Agreement for the first time. Your Realtor's main responsibility is to negotiate with the buyer on your behalf. We are familiar with most concerns of sellers and can make recommendations for time frames for any contingency as well as advise when someone requests something that is not in your best interest. For instance, if the buyer wants to close on the property and then lease it back from you, etc.
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Risk is perceived by the seller. As long as you do your due diligence and have a Realtor or another real estate professional eliminate all other options of selling at fair market value then you will know what you are doing and what to expect. Also it depends on what fast cash broker you work with. All businesses are not equal. Once again, do your due diligence in researching the fast cash brokers in the area and go in fully prepared. All this will lower the risk. ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Caroline York answered:
For instance, Total costs to a seller of a $70,000 condo NOT including broker's commission was $1,462. This was a cash purchase so the buyer paid $168.50 at closing. That said you still are not going to know what your costs will be. Some fees are determined by a percentage of the sale price. Buyers closing costs for financing can vary depending on the lender. For specifics to your house and your contract: Ask your Realtor for an estimated HUD Statement which will not only let you know what the costs are but the breakdown of the costs. There are many possible fees at closing. Avoid surprises and be sure to read the contract thoroughly. ... more
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Mon Nov 19, 2012
Jordan Becker answered:

I have lived in St. Petersburg for over 20 years and have been actively boating in the area for just as long. I work right out of downtown St. Pete and have access to the best marketing plans around. Please call me, I would love to help you at!

-Jordan Becker
Keller Williams St. Pete

cell: 727-244-5355
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Wed May 30, 2012
Jimsellsstpete answered:
This site can help you about statictics in that area.
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Sat Mar 3, 2012
Loretta Buckner answered:
Good answers here already!
I second the clean and de-clutter (also de-personalize: remove all personal photos and effects--you're moving anyway--go ahead and start packing!) ;^); have landscaping cut back/minimized.
~Pay attention to kitchen and bathrooms FIRST--they don't have to be updated, but be sure they are CLEAN, and if you do spend any money on improvements--spend it here!
~PAINT: next to cleaning, fresh, NEUTRAL paint is your BEST dollar-for-dollar improvement!
~Flooring: if it is worn or outdated--REPLACE it! New carpet is not expensive, and worth every penny if yours is not a neutral color. (No, pink is NOT neutral!) :-)

If you need HELP with any of these items--please do call "The Problem Solvers" at Real World Properties!
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Thu Dec 8, 2011
Terry Uli answered:
Please let me know where as I have 3 buyers right now looking in the NE St. Petersburg area. or (727) 254-0550

Thank you.
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Just in case it wasn't noticed--This question was posted back in 2008.....
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