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Home Selling in Katy : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Jason Muse answered:
Several factors will determine days on the market. If it's just a static number you're looking for, HAR has an average Days on the market for Harris County at 85 Days.

With that aside, an experienced agent familiar with your community will know ho to maximize exposure to move your home in the fastest amount of time and for the mots amount of money.

Factors to consider:
Biggest Factor-----Home Price
Upgrades?
Home Staged?
Clean and ready for each showing?

I've had homes sell the first weekend on the market while others may take 60-90 days. While an experienced agent can get you the maximum amount of exposure, work is needed on the homeowners part to insure the home is ready each time when there are showings.

Feel free to call (832-661-4253) or email, click on contact tab at www.YourHomeFromAbove.com, if you'd like a one on one consultation with a Free Market Evaluation for your home. I have a complete list (90 things you shouldn't avoid when selling) if you want more information.

Best Regards,
Jason Muse
RE/MAX Realty Center
www.YourHomeFromAbove.com
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Kyle Roesler answered:
If you do pay be sure to let the title company know. for they can expect a lower payoff. I would make the payment because if the closing does not happen on time you might get a late penalty. ... more
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Brian Rayl answered:
Hi Enrique,

I'm sorry you have not received a response to your question yet. Unfortunately, I am in the Dallas, Texas area and do not have access to the Houston MLS database so I cannot answer the question for you.

What I can do if you would like is to get you in touch with an agent who specializes in your area. They will be able to give you the information that you need and then list your home and hopefully get it sold for you quickly.

There are a few questions that I would have to get you to answer for me before I can set you up with the perfect agent. Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email with your phone number so that we can get the process started. It is possible to get your home listed by Monday if I can hear from you early Friday.

It's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO, SFR
Keller Williams Elite - Dallas Park Cities
972-949-4222
Brian@Rayl-Estate.com
http://brianrayl.com
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Thu May 8, 2014
Larry Stovall answered:
It will vary by subdivision. Let me know your subdivision and I can tell you the range and
the average price/sf.

Larry Stovall
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
Yes, you will pay a pro-rated amount of principal, interest, taxes and insurance for the month in which you close (plus water, sewer, HOA if you have one, etc. ) For example, if you�39;re closing on the 15th of the month...you pay for 15 days or 14 in some states). Your title company should be able to give you an estimate of your closing costs. ... more
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Wed May 1, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
Sally if you already have a mortgage on your house that you pay, then you can not sell your house offering owner financing offering the buyer a deed as your house already has a line on it. If you owne your home free and clear of any liens, than you can offer owner financing and hold the buyers mortgage ... more
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Mon Oct 18, 2010
Ron Hardman answered:
Hello Rb
Are you saying that your listing is still on Trulia?

If so contact your former listing agent. He can contact the Trulia folks.

Chances are it will come off the site in a short while. The trulia information is populated from the MLS.
Once trulia refreshes its info it should be removed.

Ron
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Sat Dec 25, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Sidney - in my opinion, you have a signed contract that is awaiting approval from the bank - the bank will acknowledge who the parties are to the transaction if they indeed accept the contract, and they will be paid accordingly. The fact thay you may or may not be happy with the services rendered is not going to impact that in regard to that contract. You cannot arbitrarily decide at this point to remove the agent from the contract and take away their commission.

In addition, unless you have power of attorney for your parents, THEY, not you, are the principals in the transaction You may be advising them, but they are the sellers, not you.
May I assume there is also a buyer's agent involved in the sale?

Whatever commission is ultimately paid for this sale, if it takes place, will be paid to the agents listed on the contract. Your displeasure will not remove any agent from being in that position - extending the listing, or not, will not change the contract that is in place.

Now, as far was what you do after the listing expires, and whether you have the right to continue to market the home, is a question I will leave for an attorney to answer.

Good luck!


ps not to defend the agent as I certainly don't have enough information - the fact that she didn't know about the law to write off a balance on a short sale really isn't her area of expertise - in the event of a short sale, having an attorney advise you should always be recommended. Either an attorney or an accountant should be giving you tax advice.
Best wishes...........
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Alan Strange answered:
Most loans will run about 3% of the purchase price to create a loan. The amount is different for higher purchase prices.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
First, a broker cannot put a sign in the yard or show the house on the MLS until an executed listing agreement is in place.

Second, payment of commission relies on an agreement between broker and principal, whether that's seller or buyer.

Forgetting is not only a way to miss out on earning a commission but also a way to get disciplined for not following the rules.
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Richard Alan Naggar answered:
THERE MUST BE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES WHERE CONSIDERATION (VALUE) IS EXCHANGED. IT MUST BE DONE MUTALLY AND WITHOUT DURESS. IF AN AGENT HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH YOU WHERE A COMMISSION WILL BE PAID, THEN HE HAS TO PERFORM AND BRING YOU A READY, WILLING AND ABLE BUYER. HAVING DONE SO, PER THE AGREEMENT, HE IS DUE HIS WAGES. THE AGENT WORKS FOR YOU AND HIS PRIMARY INTEREST IS YOUR INTEREST FIRST, THEN ALL OTHERS IN A FAIR AND HONEST WAY. IF EVERYTHING WENT WELL, YOU WILL BE GLAD TO HAVE PAID FOR THE SERVICES. ... more
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Sun Jan 3, 2010
CCC answered:
Sharon, you need to email the Realtor direct. Unilke other websites, your question showed up at the Q&A forum.
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Sun Feb 22, 2009
Jeremy Larkin - GRI answered:
Delia-

Since I don't have all the information on your home, I can give you a range of what it could be worth. It appears homes in Windstone Colony are selling in the range of 88k up to 162k over the past year.

Obviously the lower end of that are your typical foreclosures etc. With more information I can get more specific. I'd gladly do a full CMA for your home, no cost to you. You can request your home valuation here at: http://www.houstonicon.com/Sell/home-valuation.aspx or you can email me at larkin@houstonicon.com

I've sold a few homes in that area and would love a chance to sell it. My most recent being in the Copperfield area. I understand everyone comes across hard times, and maybe we can work something out. Please feel free to contact me anytime at larkin@houstonicon.com or via phone at 832-622-8100

You can checkout some of the services i provide to my clients here at: http://www.houstonicon.com/Sell
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Wed Jan 25, 2017
Bruce Lynn answered:
In my experience title companies don't add a lot of fluff in Texas. Most are pretty competitive. The rates for title insurance are set by law. They are higher in Texas than other places and perhaps there should be some discount for refinancing that isn't there, but I think you'll typically see rates and fees fairly competitively across the companies. You could check with 2 or 3 or 4 for a schedule of fees they expect the seller to pay. Title insurance is a negotiable expense between buyer and seller. In my market area seller normally pays their portion of the title insurance to ensure or insure a good title to the buyer. ... more
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Sun Mar 22, 2009
Kathy Fisher answered:
I have a agent associate that works in the Katy area and is a specialist in the Cinco Ranch Community. PLEASE contact her and tell her that Kathy Fisher referred you to her. I think you will be VERY happy to work with her and her team. ... more
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Thu Jun 3, 2010
Rita Thieme answered:
They vary from state to state, and town to town. In Massachusetts, for example, there is a cost to the seller to record the new deed. It's equal to $4.59 per $1000 of selling price. So if the home sold for $100,000 the cost would be $459. etc.
There are also fees to discharge their current mortgage(s), as well as preparation of the deed that is provided to the new buyer ($150+/-)
Then there are legal fees for the seller to have the purchase & sale agreement negotiated with the buyer's lawyer. (The escrow process is different in Massachusetts than most other states).
Prior to selling your home in Massachusetts you must pay to have your local fire department confirm that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are all working properly. That's about $35.
And if you have a septic system, instead of public sewer you have to provide a document that the septic system is working properly. That document, referred to as a "Title V" document is completed after a certified septic inspector checks your system out. That check out will cost you around $400., again, depending on where you are located.

Beyond that (and a Realtor fee, if you hired one) you could, as an owner, agree to pay some/all of the buyer's closing costs if that were agreeable to both parties. It is rare, but, let's say you really wanted to sell your home, and you hadn't gotten any offers, and then one FINALLY came along, but they wanted you to pay their fees, well, you might just be willing to do that... just to be able to move on to the next phase of your life. But it would not be required costs, as the other ones would.
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