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Home Selling in Travis County : Real Estate Advice

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Doug_rubel, Home Buyer in Austin, TX
Wed Jan 11, 2017
Doug_rubel answered:
Wouldn't you have to seal the pool so no ground water could leak in? That would be difficult
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Lemayday21, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Thu Dec 15, 2016
Lemayday21 answered:
For anyone including myself considering working with a discount and/or 1% real estate broker, the devil is really in the details. Obviously paying just 1% sounds attractive. But if paying just 1% results in a lower quality of service which reduces my change of finding a buyer or selling for the highest price, then it's probably worth paying the full 6%.

The trick is to find a discount broker that is not sketchy and does not advertise itself to the world as being discounted. In NYC, fellow brokers do not like anything that has the word DISCOUNTED associated with it since it threatens their livelihood. They might even refuse to send their buyers to your property if it's listed by a discount broker. This article from hauseit is pretty good in explaining the risks associated with working with a discount broker, at least in NYC.
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Masnd76, Home Buyer in Cave Creek, AZ
Mon Sep 12, 2016
Masnd76 answered:
Reading the garbage below wants to make my head explode. What blah ba blah ba blah.
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Grobconnolly, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Fri Sep 9, 2016
Grobconnolly answered:
A great way to leverage your listings using a unique marketing strategy is

They connect you directly with people who are interested in your listings. You will be blown away by the response you get on your listings. ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Thu Sep 8, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
That is a very general question. Even if you get the answer that doesn't mean that your home should be priced at that level.

I would suggest that you work with a local realtor to assist you in getting you comps. ... more
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sun Aug 21, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, they can. It all depends on how the contract is written. If the buyer isn't reasonable then you can say no the the repairs.

I would suggest that you consult your realtor. She/he knows the detail of your transaction and that's why you pay her/him. ... more
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Leopoldo Zap…, Renter in 78717
Sun Aug 21, 2016
Leopoldo Zapiain answered:
I don't believe you can find it.
Are you selling on your own? Selling thru a Realtor usually brings about 13% more on the average, plus you don't have to endure all the headaches.
I'd love to help you. ... more
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Setinvestmen…, Home Buyer in Santa Clarita, CA
Thu Jul 28, 2016
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Oe23, Home Buyer in Austin, TX
Thu Jul 28, 2016
Oe23 asked:
The previous owner of my house did some unpermitted work. In the loft, he added square footage by closing off part of the open space that overlooked the first floor and ran a couple of outlets…
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Douglas Wigg…, Home Owner in San Antonio, TX
Sat Jul 16, 2016
Douglas Wiggers answered:
Search further out beyond a mile. Try the zip code and surrounding zip codes. Or stay in the geographic school boundary.
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Joshua Marri…, Real Estate Pro in Southlake, TX
Fri Jul 1, 2016
Joshua Marriott answered:
It wounds like you have a lot of equity that you can obtain if you downsize. Any competent agent will be able to provide you a fairly accurate net sheet showing how much cash you should walk away with. ... more
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Mickey Goldw…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Thu Jun 23, 2016
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sat Jun 18, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I agree with Sally below, ask your agent to do it for you.
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LystHouse, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Wed May 25, 2016
LystHouse answered:
There are SOME things you must do when selling your home so you don’t scare away potential buyers. This is where home-staging comes in.

Home-staging: preparing your house to appeal to buyers.

When preparing your home for show time, remember: A fresh coat of paint and a little bit of landscaping goes a long way. Avoid colors like animal print and hot pink. Black is also bad. Try neutral colors to inspire the buyer’s imagination.

Clean and put away all dirty dishes. Clean out that sink and take out the trash before any buyer walk through. Nobody wants to see that science experiment you’ve been keeping there.

Organize and hide the clu­­­­tter. To each their own, but an offsite storage container is a great place to store your do-it-yourself taxidermy or home-made doll collection that may turn off some buyers.

To sell your house fast, make sure to keep it immaculate. As word spreads like wildfire about your house on the market with, a potential buyer may request a walk through at any moment.

If you insist on giving the tour yourself, make sure to make yourself available to answer all questions but also give potential buyers some alone time to kick it around and discuss things amongst themselves while they explore. You want them to really imagine themselves living there.

If you need assistance, a friendly and knowledgeable agent is ready to assist you. Call 855.866.8339 today.
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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Wed May 25, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you confirm with the title company, perhaps they'll allow you to sign sooner.
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