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Mojobeann, Real Estate Pro in Zephyrhills, FL
Mojobeann answered:
Can I ask a listing agent to manage restorations for me before I put the house on the market?
Hello,

I am working with a small Realty & Property management company here in the Tampa Bay area. We have been in the industry for over 20 years and we are a Tampa Native family com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 18, 2016 Home Selling in Tampa
Alma Kee, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Kee answered:
I live in florida. I've gotten a buyer on my own for my home and she qualified. What do I need to do next to close this sale without a realtor?
Hire an attorney to protect your interests. The same attorney can also close the sale. Do NOT go with an attorney recommended by the buyer.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 12, 2016 Home Selling in Tampa
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Haw to avoid paying dock stamps tax on the sale of the house
The term is actually doc stamps, or documentary stamps. The state of FL charges sellers 70 cents per every $100 of the sales price as a transfer fee. You cannot avoid the tax if you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 22, 2016 Home Selling in Tampa
Cyberduderic, Home Buyer in Tampa, FL
Cyberduderic asked:
How can I get a value for free on my 1983 Fleetwood clairmont mobile home that is in a trailer park? It is 14x60,body type is HS,2 bedroom,2 bathroom,metal roof,singlewide,vin number is FLFL1AC277001998.Excellent condition. The United States government just done a makeover inside and outside…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2016 Home Selling in 33610
Alma Kee, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Kee answered:
How do I go about selling a rental property that is currently occupied? The lease terminates the end of June and I want to get started now.
Hi,

Properties that show well and are priced correctly are selling VERY quickly in Seminole Heights.

You may want to wait until the tenants are out because the first two weeks a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2016 Home Selling in Old Seminole Heights
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Can I sell as sale by owner?
You can go to www.fizber.com and post your listing there. Fizber will post your listing on Trulia and other websites.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2016 Home Selling in Tampa
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Is the seller's agent supposed to be present at the inspection of the property for sale, in Florida?
There's nothing that says the seller's agent has to be present at inspections, but many agents (myself included) think it's a good idea.

The listing agent's job is to represent the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 21, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
My mother's house is listed for sale on Trulia and the "Days on Trulia" are wrong. On the computer it says 180 days and on the app it
talk to your agent. I assure you no one at Trulia ever reads these questions, they are for other professionals to respond to. Consumers need to realize neither Trulia or Zillow are "in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Erin Wilhite, Real Estate Pro in College Station, TX
Erin Wilhite answered:
Hi, can I list my property to sell with two agents from two different brokerage firms? Thanks for your feedback.
Yes. The agents are "co-listing" agents. While this option is discouraged, there are some circumstances where this might be useful. If you are selling a luxury vacation home and desire ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 26, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Can you do a for sale by owner on this site?
Hi Dorothy,

The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2015 Home Selling in 33635
Raisa Richar…, Home Buyer in Kalispell, MT
Raisa Richards answered:
Can I list my "For Sale by Owner" home on Trulia, or do I have to be listed with an agent to utilize this site?
Zillow gives opportunity to place home for sale by owner
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 19, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Alma Kee, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Kee answered:
Listing Home for Sale
If you're listed by a Realtor then she/he can post your listing here. If you want help with Selling your house, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss selling options. We have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Listing Home for Sale
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can a buyer go from an fha loan to a convent. loan without our approval?
Jason,
If your contract allows it. The forms I use specify the type of loan and down payment. They also require the seller's permission to alter from that. Your contract may or may n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 1, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Will adding an unattached garage to my home raise the value?
Yes, it will add value as it is a tangible asset.
It will add marketability which indirectly adds value.
It will add benefit because EVERY Saint Pete Beach house needs more storage.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Lyndie House, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Lyndie House answered:
I have a bedroom with an interior door and a slider that opens to an enclosed atrium that has a screen in the ceiling. Is this a legal bedroom?
In Florida, you must have a closet and most appraisers will require a window. I have had conflicting answers from different appraisers but all of them say that a closet is required.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
how much are closing costs?
When it comes to paying an agent their commission, this can be negotiable. A lot of times listing agents don't want to make it public knowledge, but they can lower their rates if you ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Scott Polly, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Scott Polly answered:
Do I replace my flooring to sell?
One thing you could do is offer in your listing that your offering a seller credit for repairs to anyone who writes and ratifies a contract on your home to purchase. You could offer in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
Scott Polly, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Scott Polly answered:
How do i sell my home if i'm upside down on my mortgage?
You could do a short sale; but, the process can take up to a year to finalize. The bad thing about a short sale is this; your lender has to approve the price including any closing costs ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2015 Home Selling in Tampa
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