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Home Selling in Broward County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Pat Palmer answered:
Good Morning Frank,

The first thing I would say is, don't confuse activity with a contract. It is true that any home tends to see the most traffic in that first 30 days. However, if a home isn't prices right, in the condition it should be given that price, or a host of other factors, that traffic may not translate into an offer.
From that point, a good Realtor will discuss what may need to be adjusted with a seller.

Secondly, in this lending environment, it's not uncommon for a buyer to have issues with their loan or appraisal. Again, this can lengthen the listing period.

Couple all of that with the fact that a good listing Realtor will be spending their own money up front to market your home. Most people may not realize that a listing may initially cost a Realtor several hundred dollars to market. In return, that Realtor is only asking for a fair amount of time to navigate today's real estate environment with you, and successfully sell your home.

I hope this helps.

Pat Palmer-Realtor
Boca's Best Broker

Direct 786-286-6557

Keller Williams
2424 N. Federal Hwy #318
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Tamika Moses answered:
Hi Gsteve55,
Home sales are moving briskly and if the home is priced right, in the right location, the right buyer will come in and make a offer. There is no expected timeframe to say how long it will take to move your home, it can take a few days, a few weeks, or even longer. There are buyers out there in the market now and homes are being put onto the market everyday. I understand your concern to not to move in the middle of the holiday season, but a lot of people make offers during the holiday season, especially if the home has that warm cozy feeling and they can visualize themselves ot their own family there in that home. If you need anything or any other questions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Tamika Moses
Keller Williams Realty Partners SW
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Lynne Hale answered:
I would say that the owner financing is good if there is some type of collateral, or, as was already said, a large down payment. I also advise a balloon payment in 3 years.
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
I would not trust you or anyone not familiar with doing a title search to do one. It is not child's play and you sound like you have no clue how to do it, so don't. Hire someone. Actually your buyer should be the one to hire someone since they will have to live with the result of it and if done incorrectly it could be there problem to deal with in the future. This is one reason you should have hired a Realtor to see your condo rather than going FSBO. ... more
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Danielle Sharp answered:
There is no protocol that I'm aware of although anything involving legal advice needs to be directed to your attorney.
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
I have clients that might be interested. Can you send me more details?
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Claudio & Robyn Petasne answered:
Now is a great time to sell!

Give us a call for a free custom evaluation of your home.


Claudio Petasne, PA
Keller Williams Realty
Pembroke Pines - Weston
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Edyta Gryc answered:
- adding fresh coat of paint
- staging
- updated kitchen, bathrooms or refinish kitchen cabinets, install granite countertops, new appliances
- curb appeal
- upgrade floors to wood or tile / clean existing carpet (if any)
- create extra storage in garage (if any)
- eliminate clutter in the house
Keep the house clean
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Call the title company directly for the correct answer. Sounds like you are correct to me...
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Fri Nov 15, 2013
KIM FLORES, PA answered:
It depends what you and your agent agree to, there is no set commission. You can call me for further details.
Kim Flores
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
Contact a local Realtor is step one.
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Sat Oct 29, 2011
Jen Babacan answered:
Hi Crissy,
By law the lease prevails new ownership. I am guessing you do have a lease. When the lease is up, if the property has not sold then the seller may allow you to stay on a month to month basis.
All the best,
Jen Babacan
Galleria international Realty
Cell (954) 648-7334
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Yes absolutely. Florida Landlord Tenant Law requires your landlord only to give you about 12 hours notice for showings.

The rental agreement will survive the sale so if the new owner wants to occupy as his primary residence he (or you) may have to offer a financial incentive to the tenant to encourage him to cancel his lease. If the tenant doesn't want to cancel their lease then you may only be able to sell to an investor. The Seller would have to transfer any deposits held to the new owner.

There may be other legal ramifications so you may want to seek the advice of an attorney.

All the best,
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Tue Aug 9, 2011
Sandra Davis answered:
I am a KW Agent in Pembroke Pines, Florida (just minutes west of Hollywood) and would be happy to work with you and the seller. Just call or email me at: 305-525-3400 or to discuss the details. ... more
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Thu Jun 30, 2011
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
Closing cost for cash deals usually range in the 1.5 to 2% of the final price.
It gets affected by the taxable amount, the non at valorem fees, home owner association fees, county documentation fees, whether you purchase or not title insurance.

This article provides basic explanations:

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Thu Jun 16, 2011
Radinka Ilsink answered:
Did you pay for title and owner's insurance when you purchased the property? Based on you saying the title was all ok I'm assuming you did, although you could have looked in the county records so I want to be sure. In the event you did, you have recourse with the title company because you PAID for the title insurance for this exact reason, to ensure that you have clear and unencumbered title.
I'm just a little perplex as to the request to inspect and repair a screen. Usually permits are for buildings, fencing, pools etc. What is the screen you are referring to?
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Susan Gobrial answered:
Hello Brian:

If you are looking to sell the best time is now because people move more and relocate in the summer because of schools so you want to get that chance and start now. Also prices has not hit bottom yet so you do not want to wait any longer. Call me if you want to list of if you have any other questions. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Susan Gobrial answered:
Good Morning Hr.365:

I can help you with that I jus need you to answer some questions like How many adults and children will be living in the dwelling?, are there any pets? How is your credit and past rental history?
You can call me at 954 205-6245 or email me at
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Should be changed within 6 weeks times. Also you should be able to pull up the Broward County clerk's office online records to see if the deed was recorded. If it wasn't recorded yet, contact the title company that did your closing, their address will be on the HUD-1 Settlement Statement you should have received at closing. If that title company does not return your call within 48 hours, go to their office in person if possible. ... more
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
The actual closing of a property is not when the documents are signed, it is when the documents are recorded and that should be the day of closing or first thing the next day.
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