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Home Selling in Whittier : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Maria Sauza asked:
Thu Feb 16, 2017
Maria Sauza asked:
Mon May 27, 2013
Gus Jacinto answered:
Hello Lee,

Well although I agree with my colleagues about having some kind of furnishings to show the home, in our community of Whittier, CA homes are selling in Less than 2 weeks.. And the reason homes move here is because they are priced well. So my answer to your question would be that it is more important to Price your home correctly than it would be to stage your property.

Also, I do not recommend paying for any services before you know you will be able to recover the fee's, Appraisals can run you up to $700 plus depending on the property and if it has multiple units.

The best way to sell a home is by hiring a licensed Realtor® to Market the property, Make a FREE Market analysis (giving you comparables) and ultimately negotiate the Contract with you and get you the most for your property.

Need anymore information. I am a Realtor® in the Uptown Whittier Area. I would be happy to take a look at your home and give you an idea about how much you can probably get for your home.

Gus Jacinto
Coldwell Banker Alliance Realty
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Fri Aug 6, 2010
Mark Velasco answered:

For some reason it is not showing up in the SoCal MLS database. The sale price was $625,000. I wish that I could be more help.
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Gus Jacinto answered:
It is very unlikely that the seller will raise the price because you have an accepted purchase price on a contract. That doesn't mean that the price cannot change, but it would have to be agreed upon in writing on a separate Addendum to the contract. If the Closing Date has been extended the seller sometimes will charge a Per Diem amount in Escrow ($50-$150 a day) depending on the seller, but that would have to be disclosed to the buyer before the extension is made.
Also, seller may or may not reject Lender required repairs but if they want to close the deal (Meaning get paid for their home) they will need to comply with the lender's requests in order for the loan to get funded. Most of the time they will.

Great question!

Gus Jacinto - Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Alliance Realty
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Mon May 12, 2008
Kevin Keyser answered:
Just to clarify one thing...Actually, if the houses appraises LOWER than your accepted offer it is not always a bad thing for a buyer. It could be a very good thing. In fact, that has happened to some of our buyers and they were able to get the sellers to lower the price to the price the bank said it was worth, so it worked out as a last minute price reduction for the buyers. So appraising lower can be a good thing for a buyer too. But if the house you are buying is appraising higher than your accepted price it does not hurt. The seller has already agreed to your offer price, and the appraisal is really for your lender to make sure they (and you) are not getting into a loan that might not make sense. It would be hard for the seller to try to cancel based on this (a high appraisal) as it would almost always be a breach of contract. ... more
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