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Home Selling in San Mateo County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 24, 2017
Sam Shueh answered:
Sun Oct 15, 2017
Whitneys100 answered:
does it depreciate your house if a school locates close to your house
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Mon May 22, 2017
Hello Johnriley, if they do not provide the needed documentation they would not qualify. You would need to find out more detail as there are many different lenders like us that are brokers and have more banks to choose from to get them approved.

There is a loan program for everyone and all scenarios. You would not want to remove the loan contingency until you have loan approval. Speak to the agent and loan officer and find out what is going on...

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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you pick up the phone and call a local realtor to assist you.
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Tue Dec 27, 2016
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding your concern.

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Fri Aug 19, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

You can add or edit the photos of your property if it is listed as for sale or as active listing. However if your property is off market, you will not be able to add or to edit the photos of your property.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Tue Jul 5, 2016
Vansijll asked:
Do agents or home assessors have input into the estimated value of a home? Or is the estimated value kicked out of an algorithm?
I'll be listing my house in the coming months--so quite…
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should contact your agent and ask why they have not loaded them direct to the home ad on Trulia. Photos do not always load from auto feeds that take listings off MLS.
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Thu May 19, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Hover over the "Browse' link at the top of the page and click agent directory. There you can search for an agent and read reviews.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
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Sun Jan 3, 2016
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Fri Dec 4, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:

I'll give you a simple answer. It varies, but somewhere in the 4.5% to 5.5% range is probably what you can expect for a fair commission in San Mateo County.

It depends on your home, and it depends how you negotiate with and find Realtors.

At UpNest (, we're based in San Mateo county in Burlingame, and have helped a lot of home sellers save money when selling. On our marketplace, top agents will compete to earn your listing. Since agents are competing, they are more likely to give you their very best rates, and you'll be satisfied by "comparison shopping" for agents.

There's no risk to try us at all, our support team is incredibly helpful and will answer all of your questions, and it's completely free for you.

Good luck!
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Fri Jun 12, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
At UpNest, we're providing services of around 4.75% to 5.5% for our customers in the Bay Area.

If you submit your home on our site (, top agents will compete to earn your listing. When agents compete, they bring out their most competitive rates and value added services.

In regards to taxes, you should read about transfer tax:
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Sat May 2, 2015
Micah Matson answered:
You always have a say. If you are going FSBO, you could choose to not offer a commission at all to a Buyer's agent and just hope that you can sell the home yourself. However, I would not recommend that since most buyers are already working with an agent and agents will not show your home if you are not offering a commission. I would offer the going rate if I were you. When you lower the commission you risk agents not showing the home at all and that isn't worth the money you might save. ... more
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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Gerald Feenstra answered:
Hi Mike,

You can leave a recommendation/review for the Realtor of your choice at their profile. If you search for their name in the Agent Directory they should come up and you can click on their profile. From there you will find a tab that says, "Leave a Review." Click that and it will prompt you to rate the Realtor, enter some information regarding your sale or purchase, and then you can leave a written review.

I hope this was helpful and good luck!

Gerald Feenstra
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Derek Jones answered:
You do not need to pay a Realtor if you sell by owner. If a Realtor assist you they will want a commission. Typically when you hire a Realtor they will charge you x commission to sell your house. That commission gets split between the listing and selling agent. So if you sell your house for $500k and agree to 5% commission, that mean listing broker gets 2.5%($12500) and selling broker get 2.5%($12500). Commissions are negotiable and can be a percent or flat fee.

Good luck with your sale.
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Thu Dec 11, 2014
Robert Chomentowski answered:
You might be able to negotiate with them and offer them money to help with moving costs. If they have a long term lease in place and you sell, the lease stays in effect after the sale I believe. Buyer would have to wait out the lease term or give tenants cash for keys to get them to move. Might want to speak to a RE attorney. ... more
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