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Home Selling in Washington : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 25, 2017
jaimeescalante129 asked:
Tue Feb 28, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
The listing you have with your agent is actually the property of his previous broker. To that end, it is up to the broker to release the listing and with the broker is the person with whom you should speak.

Good luck!
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Mon Feb 13, 2017
Takoma101 asked:
You are wrong about my house in Takoma. How can I get that fixed?
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Marnybme asked:
tried several times to explain to my listing agent, who is also the broker of the realty company, who also does his own rehabs and flips and who also has twin 3 year Olds that exhaust him…
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Thu May 26, 2016
Matt Lynch asked:
Fri May 20, 2016
Bola Williams answered:
Hello danburke99,

Are you interested in selling you condo? I can give you an updated CMA and view your condo to see why it may not being selling, just because a condo is on the lower level with a higher condo fee may not be the reason it is not selling.

Feel free to reach out to me at 240-723-1822 call or text me
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Fri May 13, 2016
Susan Isaacs answered:
Sally is right. Hire a Realtor to help you evaluate your home's value, AVMs are not accurate. You need an HVM. read about it here ... more
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
Amelia Robinette answered:
it depends on your personal tax situation - contact a CPA for tax advice.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
William, you need to work with your agent to get this corrected.
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Wed Oct 21, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Emily - Trulia reps won't respond in this forum.

Only licensed agents can update in Trulia. Ask your agent to make the changes. If you're FSBO, then go to and enter your sale there. ... more
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
It won't change the selling price, but it will have an affect on the marketability of the property.

Imagine you walk into a house you think you might buy, shiny appliances and one dinosaur. You start to mentally subtract money from the price, and then start looking at other items more closely and continue to subtract. Don't give buyers distractions. ... more
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Sun May 3, 2015
David West answered:
Hello Michelle,

The short answers: it depends. There are certain zip codes in DC that the market is so hot that simply talking loud in the local supermarket that you are thinking about selling your home could get you multiple offers before you check out!

However, there is a LOT of stuff that goes into selling real estate that it would be wise to not go it alone. The big advantage of selling with a real estate professional is you have someone who represents you and your interests. They will make sure you are compliant with all of the necessary paperwork and have a fiduciary responsibility to you. They also can market your home to thousands of people and will wade through the numerous offers to get you the best deal that may not be based just on price but all of the other myriad terms and conditions to get you the best deal with the highest probability of settlement.
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
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 into the site.... ... more
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Generally, a full house staging is about $2000.

You can skip a few rooms or bath and it can be cheaper.

Also a lot depends on the Size and Value of the house.

If the house is big then the cost can go higher.

If the home is at $2M or $4M range sometimes the Listing agent covers it.

Good luck with the sale.
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Fri Jul 25, 2014
Andrea Tucker answered:
Hi B Street DC,

Research. The person must know the market and its always good to have buyers who are already looking in that area. My company as an office right on 15th and U and we know the area very well. Pease contact me if you are in need of assistance.
(202) 642-8117
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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Akil Walker answered:
Hello Ignacio,

what property are you referring to?
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Tue Jun 17, 2014
Charles Schreyer answered:
I wouldn't say agents are reluctant to show them, as much as it is an issue of going through the co-op board itself. Co-ops are very strict on who they accept and subject the client to an unbelievable amount of screening. They make them go before a co-op board for what is essentially an interrogation to see if they think they are worthy enough to live there. They have strict guidelines of who can live there and don't have to give a reason for rejecting an applicant. In many cases they charge a non refundable application fee which they keep even if you're denied. Not only that, but some places are so picky in the kind of people they want to live there, they will have a minimum income requirement which is way above the amount needed to afford the place. Personally, I think that's gross. The whole process of closing and getting approved itself can take months. In the end, it's just a very big headache and most agents are realistic about it. Not to say that they would avoid them altogether, it's just they know what the qualifications are for those co-ops and who will be able to get through the difficult expectations of board. ... more
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you owe less than it is worth, no you can sell it for market value and pocket the rest., if you more than the house is worth, one option is to do a short sale. But... it will depend how far along in foreclosure you are as a short sale takes time. The key is to call your bank, ask for the home retention dept and ask how they can help you., ... more
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Wed May 7, 2014
Jason Martin Group answered:
It really depends on what your goals are. Do you want to be a landlord or would you like to use the proceeds to purchase something larger? Capitol Hill is one of the best markets in the city so you usually have a good option to sell. Give me a ring I can help talk you through it 202-641-0299. ... more
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