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Home Selling in Fort Worth : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 18, 2010
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
So the repairs are going to cost about 13K but they are asking 6K to do the work themselves? Sounds pretty straight forward that the latter is the best avenue. Or are they asking for 6K in addition to the grading work to be done by you?

If they back out and you have a copy of the inspection report, you will be required to disclose the entire report to any potential buyer. I wouldn't advise getting another inspection unless you really disagree with the findings of their inspector. Try negotiating with them. They apparently like the house enough that they didn't get scared off by the amount of repairs and went the extra mile to get quotes for the work.

If they haven't specified that the work is to be done by a licensed person in whatever field, get your own quotes from some handymen. You may get much lower quotes.

What is your agent suggesting?

Naima
214-289-8555
Naima@Sumner-Realty.com
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Justin Henry answered:
HI Phletcher,

Most likely no but any agent will be hesitant in answering this question before you speak with a Real Estate attorney. I do an attorney you may want to call, name is Myron Kimball. I don't want to give his # out over the internet but, mine is 972-757-6273. Contact me and we can talk more about your situation.

Thanks
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Sean LaSalle answered:
Victorias,

I suggest you have your Realtor, and their broker come out and do a new CMA on the house. I am not familiar with your area, however I can tell you most likely the values have come down a good amount. If you started at 129k, it was too high in April, and now you dropped it to 119k, it is probably to high for January. Stop chasing the market and ask for help. ... more
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Repairs are negotiable. Seller are never REQUIRED to repair anything. Price is king these days. If your house needs some work that you are aware of, price it accordingly. If you can do the repairs, your house will sell faster and probably for more money.

If the house needs too much work where a buyer cannot get a certain type of loan such as a VA or FHA.

Your Realtor should be able to advise you accordingly based on what the work needed is.

Naima
214-289-8555
Naima@Sumner-Realty.com
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Mon Sep 7, 2009
Barbara Young answered:
Jim,
appraisals run about $350 to $400 You can contact an agent of your choice and get a market analysis, those are done when I am working with a client in order to list their home and determine the value and they are free.
If you are looking for an appraiser, please let me know and I can supply you with a list of names and numbers or if you would like a free market analysis, please feel free to contact me directly.
Thank you,
Barbara Young
Keller Williams Realty
817-233-1409
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Tue Jul 7, 2009
Fred Griffin answered:
You will need to speak with an Attorney.

The Deed will not convey Clear Title, which makes it almost impossible to sell your house.

If the brother cannot be located, it may take a Court Order to get brother's name off the Deed.


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Best wishes to you,
Fred
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Thu Apr 23, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
I believe I answered a similiar question posted earlier by you.

Professional ethics standards of State of Texas a realtor would not be able make comments off these issues liability of communications not understood. An agent is not involved with purchase process details between both seller and buyer

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Thu Apr 23, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
GREAT QUESTION:

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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Dana Schuster answered:
Trulia only accepts listings for properties that are represented by an agent. however,you can advertise your house in the blog section. it is easy to use & you can downlaod pictures & YouTube videos. ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
There are several agents here that will be happy to assist you I am sure. Please make sure to ask for recent references.

Naima
214-289-8555
Naima@Sumner-Realty.com
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Tue Dec 30, 2008
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
It sold for 1200K which was the asking price.

Let me know if I can answer any other questions. Feel free to contact me directly.

Naima
214-289-8555
Naima@Sumner-Realty.com
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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Minteer Realty answered:
We are affiliated with Keller Williams and we have several DFW offices. If you are looking to sell your house, you want to interview more than one agent to make sure you have the right one for you and your needs. Give us a call at 817-481-8890 and we can get you a list of agents that you can meet with.

Sincerely,
The Minteer Team
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Sat Jan 16, 2016
Josh Thomas answered:
Traditionally, the title insurance policy is an item the seller will pay for. The reason for this is to put the buyer at ease that there is no other claim to the title. Or more importantly, if there IS another claim to the title, that the buyer is not financially responsible for any issues that arise.

In short the policy is for the buyer, but bought by the seller.
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Laura E. McGeary answered:
Hi Megan! Wow! You just listed your home, and already you are called for a second showing in less than 2 weeks. It sounds like (1) Your Property is Priced Right ... you'll know by whether you get an offer(s)... or only showings. (2) Your Property Shows Value for the Price. I'd say that your agent is already doing a good job for you. Should you not have an offer(s) in the first 3 weeks, then you should consider adjusting the price. There are many bonuses/incentives out there... however, the best one is the best price. Laura E. McGeary, PA - Coldwell Banker - Bradenton FL ... more
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Angelia answered:
You must exclude the minerals in your deed and make the buyers aware that you intend to reserve your minerals --- a typical reservation paragraph should at least have the following language: "Grantor herein reserves for himself and his heirs all oil, gas and other minerals that maybe produced from the herein described property." Without this specific reservation appearing on your deed, your minerals will automatically transfer to the buyer. ... more
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Thu May 29, 2008
Minteer Realty answered:
Justin: Are you the owner of all these properties? I assume you have them rented and are they cash flow positive? I Would be happy to talk with you about some possibilites and possible contacts for other investment buyers. Can you give me more detail on the properties and their current status. Ben with the Minteer team ... more
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Wed May 7, 2008
Jinger White answered:
Two ways - measure the entire outside of the house EXCLUDING the interior of the garage. Measure along the interior walls of the garage. Or call an appraiser and in our area they will come and measure your home and charge you approximately $50. The good thing about having the appraiser measure is that you can have him certify the results and use that in the MLS listing and your advertising if your selling your home. ... more
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Sun Jan 6, 2008
Dave Rivera & Sheila Small answered:
Hi Ora,
Ask them what they are talking about, and if they say they will give you their commission, run fast! They are offering to give you their own money; what will they do with YOUR money during the transaction? Also be aware that paying a commission to an unlicensed person (namely, you) could be illegal. ... more
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Thu May 29, 2008
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
Need more info John, what part of Fort Worth? which subdivision? that is very important to give you an accurate answer. How is the condition and the size?

Naima
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Mon Dec 31, 2007
Holly Grigaitis answered:
Not at all, if you have time to start interviewing agents now, do so. You won't be rushed to make your choice of who to work with whne you are ready to list and you will making a hasty choice. Ask when is the best time to sell in your area also, you may want to speed up your improvements to better time the market. ... more
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