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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:
Depends on the quality of the advice, doesn't it?

There is no certain "bad" form, however "hire slowly, fire quickly" always seems to make sense to me...

And, it's a two way street - it's not considered "bad form" when a seller and I do not see eye to eye on marketing and listing of a property, and then I tell them that I am not interested in being their agent.

Bad form is rampant in our business, it's rampant in America, however in the context of your question - no because it depends on the quality of the advice.

Sellers should not ever feel obligated to hire someone if they are not 100% comfortable with that person and their team.
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Fred Yancy answered:
In a couple of years it will be required of all new home builders to install sprinklers in new homes but this is not yet the case. A sprinkler system is not cheap and in a flip you want to go in, make improvements and upgrades but still be able to walk away with making a profit. I just can't see installing a sprinkler system as being perceived as a worthwhile investment at this time. Unless, of course, if it is a condo or townhome - then yes absolutely install a system if one does not already exist. ... more
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Elizabeth Walton answered:
Hi Trulia, thank you for your inquiry about where to store items when staging/selling a home.
That depends on what you might have at and/or away from the home as well as the size of
the home, is there room and what items are being stored. Possible areas that come to mind
are closets, a garage and/or basement if you have either, a spare room in the home, cabinets,
an attic if there is one. Might a storage locker work? Store at a neighbor’s?

Where you do this really relates to the amount and sizes/weights of items to be stored and
some idea of how long the items might be stored.


Elizabeth 'Beppy' Walton, Realtor
ASP, CFIS, DPP
Keller Williams Buckhead
C/404 234 9418
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
Rent a storage unit for a month or two. Everything will be boxed and labeled and ready to move into your new home.
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Mckenley A. Washington© answered:
I would suggest you show by appointment only. This allows you to properly monitor the traffic for your listing. Also, you will get to have a personal touch with all the potential buyers that are interested in your listing. ... more
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Jeffrey K. Claeson answered:
Ask your realtor to take new photo's. Ask the realtor to have a professional photographer take photo's or you can take the photos and have the realtor use those pix. Easy enough.
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
laurie cass answered:
Absolutely! I have listed several properties in the past few weeks and we have had offers on all in less than a few days. And what "slower" market are you referring to??
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Mon May 20, 2013
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GA is a closing attorney state. We do not use notary services here for real estate closings. The closing attorney is also a notary and will act accordingly.
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Mckenley A. Washington© answered:
MACG Real Estate Group can help you service this request. We have a expanding network of sources that can produce REO and bulk tapes. We will reach out to you shortly to conduct a further discussion. ... more
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Sun Sep 16, 2012
Raw Real Estate Group answered:
This is an excellent forum to reach out to the REALTOR community. Short Sales are an interesting beast that should only be handled by those with experience in them and/or with the right teams backing them. Craigslist is another forum that might be of interest to find REALTORs interested. ... more
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Elizabeth Walton answered:
Hello Ms. Hecking-Squire, thank you for your inquiry. Pre-home inspection is a great idea if a seller
is willing to do this. I had my personal home pre-inspected before listing it. I displayed the report w/other promotional info and the few 'call outs' from the report were corrected.

Please feel free to contact me via email and/or phone if you would like further information and/or I
can assist you in any way.

Thank You again for writing.

Sincerely

Elizabeth 'Beppy' Walton
C/404 234 9418
beppyswalton@gmail.com
www.beppyshomes.com
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Voices Member answered:
Lindsay,

You do not need to change your name or add him to the deed to sell. You are fine the way it is now.

Justin Herring
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
David Herren answered:
If it is a short sale, the decision about whether an offer is accepted is really up to the bank. A good Realtor who specializes in short sales or a consultant who's sole business is to manage short sales can help you make the best case to your bank. I work with someone who falls into the latter category. Contact me if you would like me to put you in touch with them.

Best,

Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties
404-425-4945
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Mon Jun 25, 2012
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The Buyer's Agent for the cash buyer would need to submit their backup offer to your Listing Agent.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia

Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
First, understand that if the house appraises for $202,000, then the max that the Banks will loan on it is $161,600, which is 80% of the appraised value.

We are not talking about a small amount; $255,000 - $161,600 = $93,400.

Have you taken that number into your computations?

Your credit will be adversely affected if;
1. You are late for your payments,
2. You create a deficiency by selling for less than you owe.

Georgia is not a NON-RECOURSE state; meaning that the Lienholder may pursue you through a Deficiency Judgement.

If you try a Shortsale, you will probably have to be behind in your payments, (although a lot of people are saying otherwise), and you will have to prove to your Lender that you have a Hardship, (although we are hearing otherwise to this too!)

My experience is that the Loss Mitigation department will not talk (negotiate) with you unless and until your are in default.

If you do try to do a SS, you should try to leverage a letter saying that they will NOT pursue a D.J. against you; it has been done/

Don't worry about Realtor's commissions, you have enough problems of your own.

Good luck and may God bless
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I don't think it's the income level, instead it may be that they were able to keep their payments current while they went through the short sale process. What really damages a person's credit score is not so much the short sale itself but missing payments. It is a myth hat you have to be delinquent on payments in order to get a short sale approved. Even the FHA will guarnatee a loan under a very narrow set of circumstances, one of those being that the mortgage payments are kept current, immediately following a short sale, so the teacher, nurse and so on CAN purchase another home again immediately following a short sale as long as they meet the criteria. Unfortunately, it is far less likely that people in the lower income levels will be able to keep payments current. ... more
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Sat Jan 2, 2016
Tim Moore answered:
You would need to have it listed for sale by a Realtor, then it can be listed here but Trulia is a toll used by Realtors to sell homes. Good luck.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
answered:
Sally,
I am hearing from a lot of my buyers that they are in multiple offer situaitons now. I am also seeing more byers purchasing new construction lately.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia

Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Your biggest obstacle could be your Loan agreement:
You may have a clause about early payoff.
You should read your papers; we can't do that for you.
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Morgan Hill, Owner Financing Specialist answered:
Paint, Clean, De-Clutter and De-personalize - Make the home available for anyone to see at anytime with or without notice...
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