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Home Selling in Fort Lauderdale : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 20, 2013
Meir Aloni answered:
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Mon May 20, 2013
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
It is best to look up their state license and make sure it is valid. Also they may be associated with various national home inspector associations, check into those. Finally, check on their years of experience in the business and ask for local referrals. ... more
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
If you own the place you can sell it to your family member for whatever you want! A lot of homes are sold this way - basically off the market sales.
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Wed May 15, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
I do not know if it is a license you need rather than a valid reason such as working fo rthe buyer and then get the permission of the listing agent to enter. If you are looking to complete estimates in the hope a seller hires you, you may be out of luck. ... more
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
marc jablon answered:
No one is responsible for pre-sale inspections. However, it might be a good idea for an owner, before listing a home, to have it inspected. I have suggested this to many sellers with whom I have worked.

That way the owner will not be surprised by the discoveries of a buyer's inspector. Or, the owner can fix the problems, which may help to support the asking price of the home.

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Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Trulia,

You should always be concerned about security.

When meeting a customer, especially the first time, I let my husband know the Name of the person, where I will be meeting them, the phone number the customer gave me & the number the call came from if different. He will then call me about 5 minutes after we are to meet to make sure I am safe. We have a password that I would give him if I felt there was any danger. ... more
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
If you're an individual owner, then you shouldn't be soliciting listings unless you're also licensed. If you want to get a listing of your own home up on Trulia, you'll need to work with a Realtor to put the listing up for you. ... more
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Antonio Sanchez answered:

I am happy to tell you that our office is the number 1, yes number 1 office in the Bronx of houses sold in the Bronx, our expertise, commitment, dedication and professionalism lets us stand out from the rest. Feel free to give me a call if you have sometime so that i may sit with you and go over how i would be able to assist you in the sale of your home.

Antonio Sanchez
Exit Realty Search
3928 E. Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Julie Rosenthal answered:
I recommend asking the Title/Closing company who prepared your HUD-I Settlement Statement and closed your sale to check the status of the recording of the sale with Broward County and send you the update..
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
John Bourassa answered:
Renovations will surely increase values of properties but there are many factors that will affect increases in values after a renovation. Also, one must understand the expectation of those increases of values.
1- Best buy: Buying a property at the right low price and renovate it is the way to do it but the catch is to know which property to buy at the right price. That is an art. Most people think they can do it but they fail.
2- Neighborhoods. Not all neighborhoods hold the same value trends: For instance, properties on the east side of Federal Hwy can host eclectic properties (an old 1955 rancher house on a canal, completely redone, value in an average of $1.2 to $1.5 million next to a newly built 2 story mac-mansion valued at $3.5+ millions). But there are neighborhoods west of Federal Hwy where property values have to remain fairly consistent. There is no such a thing as a $300K house next to a $700K house.
3- Long-term investment: Now-a-day, we are seeing again many flip properties but those properties were bought by professional investors who, somehow, bought chunk of toxic assets directly from lenders at only a few cents on the dollar. Then, they have fluffed up those properties and turn-them around for a nice quick profit. But, for the very small investor (the "only one or two property owner") who want to buy a fixer upper and fix it, that's OK as long as the buyer is willing to live in the property for a few years and eventually sell it at a moderate to handsome profit.
Quality of improvements: People can do a Home Depot, do-it-yourself, low budget improvements in a house in Coral Ridge while a neighbor on the same street with a similar house may have hired professionals to improve the property from A to Z; that property can fetch $200K more than the other one. However, the Home Depot special guy is convinced (due to pride) that his improvements are just as nice as the neighbors and he will have the audacity to ask nearly the same price as the neighbor's, and house is not selling, even after reducing the price two or three times. HELLO!!! But that's human nature.
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Karon Carpenter answered:
Better Homes & Gardens Fl 1st has a full commercial devision if your interested please call or email me. - 954-309-6665.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Wayne Solomon, P.A. answered:
Hello Erasmoi;

For the best Global marketing and exposure It would be a good idea to look at what we have to offer at Coldwell Banker. We have a very good global marketing strategy and with 94% global internet brand awareness we are the best for the job. Please contact me so we can go your marketing strategy.

Wayne Solomon, P.A.| Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
2301 Glades Road |Boca Raton, FL, 33431
C: 954-668-5498
E: Wayne@Listing-Agent.Net
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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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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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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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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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Thu Apr 7, 2011
BG answered:
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