Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Selling in 34231 : Real Estate Advice

  • All27
  • Local Info5
  • Home Buying10
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 32
Tue Mar 19, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
You want to contact the park directly.

8885 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34238


(941) 966-4622



If I can help with anything else, let me know.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Tue Aug 27, 2013
michael beninato answered:
from 70k to 90k depending on condition call me any time.

Michael Beninato
Re/Max Alliance Group
cell: 941-479-2777
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Mon Aug 26, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
When we sall a piece of Real Estate with Personal Property in it; it can complicate the sale; it can also make it more attractive.
The usual practice is to attach "no value" to the personal property along with no warranty attached. This is to protect the seller.
I would suggest keeping the flexibility in your hands; do not put any mention of the personal property in the Listing, but notify your Listing Agent of your thoughts: That way, the Personal Property can become a bargaining chip, or a bonus. If the P.P. is "worth" $10,000; would you rather knock $10,000 off the price, or give them the P.P.? Or, possibly, you could make a few bucks on it.

The ideal situation for us, is to show the condo with some furnishings, (not too much) and Vacant.
... more
0 votes 12 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 8, 2013
Jim Sweat answered:

Several of the big banks are offering incentives to sellers to do a short sale rather than a foreclosure. It is better for the banks, and certainly better for the sellers in almost every case.

Ironically, the Florida legislature is about to pass a new law that will eliminate short sales because there won't be time to get them done.

Read about that in my blog:

All the Best,
Jim Sweat
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Fri Sep 23, 2016
Teresa Chang answered:
Before I list any property I always get it staged...staging does wonders for you esp if you are on a budget. A good stager should be able to tell you what needs to be done. Usually declutter, paint, depersonalize and furniture layout to give potential buyers a good flow and sense of space. Clean clean clean also sells houses faster. If you have some money maybe update kitchen counters and appliances and bathrooms. Curb appeal is also important. Hope this helps. Teresa Chang from NY Westchester County. ... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Bob Itts answered:
Hi, David is right...the rate is discused and agreed upon between the Seller and their Real Estate Company. Thanks for your inquiry
Bob Itts
Coldwell Banker
423 St Armands Cir
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 928-6333
... more
0 votes 19 answers Share Flag
Fri Aug 5, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
Before proceeding, get a 2nd and a 3rd opinion from other Real Estate Agents and from people who have done this before in your neighborhood.
Also - Please remember that predictions are very difficult....especially about the future. ... more
0 votes 14 answers Share Flag
Fri Feb 11, 2011
Phil Rotondo answered:
Two ways.
1. Consult with a local real estate agent who can give you a market analysis of the home based on recent comparable sales. Fee - $0.00
2. Hire an appraiser - Fee varies per appraiser. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Faye Doyle answered:
Depends on where the homes are. You can send them to me as well.

Faye Doyle, LLC
GRI: Graduate Real Estate Institute
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
ABR: Accredited Buyer's Representative
WCR: Woman's Council of Realtors
TRC: Transnational Referral Certification
e-PRO®: Certification Internet Professionalism
RE/MAX Alliance Group
2000 Webber Street
Sarasota, FL 34239
Cell: 941-504-7496
Fax: 941-954-5455
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 22, 2015
Scott Miller answered:
Hi E.

Have you done your search here under 'Find a Pro'? Here are the results:

Read their postings, blogs, answers and see how you like each agent. Then give them a call and interview them! Choose the one you have the most chemistry with and sign up!


Scott Miller
Realty Associates
Boca Raton, FL
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Sat Oct 5, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
I'd still recommend using a lawyer, but a competent legal assistant--one with sufficient experience in property transactions--likely can do an adequate job. It's a balance between what you're paying/what you're getting and your peace of mind. If you really, really want to "make sure there are no problems," use a lawyer. But, in many cases, a legal assistant can get the job done. Just check out his/her credentials and monitor the process closely.

Hope that helps.
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Fri Jun 11, 2010
Mike Payne asked:
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Thu Oct 4, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Bill is Indymac working under HAFA guidelines? I don't think so.

From the Treasury Q&A

If your servicer is on our participant list, or your mortgage is owned or guaranteed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae, call your servicer back and ask to speak to a supervisor. You may also contact a HUD-approved housing counselor for assistance.

If your servicer is not participating in the Program, ask your servicer or a housing counselor about other options that may be available.
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Jan 22, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Usually the "bank" is merely a "servicer" for the underlying investor (i.e. Deutsche Bank as Trustee for a mortgage pool of investments). The "servicers" will likely undergo lawsuits if it's found they were negligent in "servicing" the mortgage for the underlying investor during these past two years. A year delay in "approving" a short sale with downward spiraling prices is resulting in significant losses for these investors.

Finally the US Treasure Department is offering incentives to "servicers" to speed up the process so hopefully things will move along a little more quickly with short sale!
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Nov 29, 2010
CCC answered:
Hi, check this video about it from NAR. National Asociation of Realtor.
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Jul 14, 2013
Teresa M. Fellows answered:
Hi Todbo,

The SAR data shows that for all properties on Siesta Key, the average days on the market is about 110. Of course you have to take into consideration, the size of the home, the location and the condition. An experienced agent should be able to evaluate your property, run some comparables and properly advice you as to where you should list your property in order to get it sold expediently, in todays market. If the price is right, the property should sell.

My best,

Teresa M. Fellows
Waterside Realty LLC
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Tue Mar 2, 2010
Dick Mclaughlin asked:
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 22, 2015
Terri Griffis answered:
I actually had a listing with two flat screen TVs mounted. The seller wanted them to pass with the sale. That would be fine if the potential buyers actually wanted the televisions and the did. If they had not wanted them, the seller would have had to have them dismounted and the walls repaired. ... more
0 votes 7 answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 22, 2015
David B. Leventhal answered:
FIRPTA wouid be involved. Please consult your accountant.. In a nut shell 10% of the sales price of the home with be withheld at closing, but you should be able to get most if not all of this back in about 2-4 months as long as you file proper paper work and all. Also, this is for homes sold above 300,000 and also if new owners will be living in this home this will help vs. the new owners being investors. Long storuy but this is it in a nut shell. would be more than happy to sitb down and discuss your issues and if you need someone to list your home let me know i work the area
... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 22, 2015
Dallas Texas answered:
Confer with CPA who handles all your accounting. Till full disclosure of all documents no one can render an opinion.

National Featured Realtor and Consultant, Mortgage Loan Officer, Credit Repair Lecturer
Follow me on Twitter:
... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
1 2
Search Advice