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Home Selling in San Rafael : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Alexander Greer answered:
There is nothing you can do. Only the County has jurisdiction and I assume the are under funded and not going around writing tickets for property violations.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Yes, there is ALWAYS a time element in a listing agreement with a real estate professional. The duration of the agreement is variable. Some professionals are good at getting the seller to agree to sell low, therefore a shorter listing duration. Others realize the patient seller will profit more, and will require more time. Some professionals are proficient in creating a pool of passionate buyers and rarefied inventory creating the perfect storm of high price and short duration.

ALL listing agreements with a REALTOR include a "Termination/Cancellation" provision. Simply follow the steps in the provision and you can terminate an agreement prior to expiry date.

A review of the Cumming GA sales and market data, method of sale and list price may be necessary to turn 'nothing' into an accepted purchase agreement.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL

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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Aleshia Sandel answered:
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Carla Giustino answered:
Hi Ken,
I have been with Frank Howard Allen for 16 years as one of their top producing agents. i have lived in San Rafael for 30 years and love where i live! I have sold over 100 million in real estate which speaks volumes. If you have not found an agent please feel free to give me a call and I will discuss my marketing plan with you. "Everything I touch turns to SOLD!" and thats a fact:)
Carla Giustino
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Tue Aug 9, 2011
Andy answered:
Hi Clare,

How do I set the price of my home or my client's? Let me take it you would like to know how an agent determine the price.

Sold info are the main part but not good enough. There are more than ten factors we have to consider in this question.

Finally, I need to ask you a question. Is this the price you are going to treat as your goal?

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Sat Feb 12, 2011
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
Hi Shug: No, mortgages do not have to be current to start a short sale.

If you have not done so already, please do sit down with an agent who has a lot of experience and expertise in Short Sale to discuss your specific situation and the options you might have, as well as walk you through the steps that you will go through, what to watch out for and the consequences of each steps and what to expect in the end. .

The agent should have experience dealing with different lenders; and preferably, the one who handles the short sale themselves so they understand how critical each step is and what a bank means when they ask for certain things. They can inform you of the progress and the discussions they might have with the lenders on your behalf.

This is already an extremely stressful situation for you, getting the best and most knowledgable agent in short sale to help you is truly critical.

Sylvia Barry
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
(415) 717-0-293
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Fri Dec 12, 2008
Tristan Celayeta answered:
The street image is fed from "". If you use that URL you can see the relative location of the image to the target address, 2212. Some day the database of images will be 100% complete, hang in. Considering that NOTHING like this existed a year ago it may be quickly.

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Tue Nov 18, 2008
Mary Kay and Kathy Yamamoto answered:
Properties that are 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths in the 94903 zipcode vary greatly in price range going from $285,000 (the lowest sold price in the last 6 months) to list prices up to $400,000. Location is a very important consideration as is condition, square footage, and homeowner's association (regarding both reputation as to management, any construction defects, and amount of monthly dues). As we said earlier, we could give you a more definite price range if we knew where your unit was located and were able to see your unit.

We would also be able to advise you as to whether we thought it would be better for you to sell your property or rent it out and wait for the market to improve. Just let us know!!

Mary Kay and Kathy
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Mon Nov 17, 2008
Liz Williamson Williamson answered:
Hi Candy,
Dave and Sylvia are right about trying to guess what your property us worth. But one thing buyers are looking for right now, is a home in move in condition. I would imagine that your townhome is more than likely in better shape then the current forclosed townhome in your complex. If you haven't done so already, next time there is an open house, take a look and compare the condition of the home compared to your own. Look to see what upgrades have been done if any. The best way however to determine the price of your home is to have a realtor look at your home and compare it to townhomes which have recently sold in your area as well as townhomes that are currently on the market. Keep in mind that we are getting towards the end of the year when the real estate market typically slows down, this to can have an effect on the price of your home.
Good luck,
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