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Home Selling in Orlando : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 11, 2010
Myke Atwater answered:
Hi Alan,

If there is a title company involved, the closing agent should have the contact info for the negotiator--this is the individual that needs to approve an extension. If you are only at the offer point, you can just change the date on the offer. If it is a contract, do an extension--I am assuming that you do not yet have bank approval.

And, be prepared to wait!! But good things come to those who are patient. I am closing one today that was to close before Thanksgiving.

Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC
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Tue Jan 26, 2010
John Bennett answered:
Hi, your best bet is to rent home, even if somewhat below the payments.
We should NEVER trust govenment to take care of us- they always fail.

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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Marty Kaiser answered:
Hi Timeout,

There is no average commission, commissions are negotiable. From a practical perspective, many top agents regardless of the price of the home typically seek at least a 6% fee, with the commission divided equally between the two agents, assuming the listing agent does not also represent the purchasers.

I have always believed that the consumer gets what they pay for and in today's competitive market, it takes even more effort, skill , communication and marketing expertise to sell and list any home, especially in the higher price ranges, as there are far more homes for fewer purchasers.

If I can provide additional information, further opinion or future real estate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Marty Kaiser
Keller Williams Mega Agent
Keller Williams Realty
"Excellence, Experience, Enthusiasm & Ethics"
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Lloyd,

Given that this is your first comment and listing on Trulia, I'll assume you new to this part of the real estate game. I see you updated your MLS listing on the 16th and given the fact that your Trulia listing has photos in a different order than the MLS, I'll assume that you've gone in and manually adjusted your Trulia info.

Note that your Trulia listing shows MLS/Source ID with the MLS number. Pretty sure that means their programming verifies it on the MLS. But here's the catch, they don't update info in real time. As you can see it can take quite a while for their database to update from other sources. Try removing the MLS number from your Trulia ad. That should help.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
Weichert, Realtors - Hallmark Properties
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Mon Sep 14, 2009
Mark LeMenager answered:
If you are already working with a realtor and have a short sale contract in place, then your realtor should ALREADY BE IN CONTACT WITH THE BANK. Go to the realtor's office and ask their broker what is going on.

If you are working with one of those companies that promises to help people with short sales for a fee, then contact a real estate attorney tomorrow.

Good Luck,
Mark LeMenager
Weichert, Realtors - Hallmark Properties
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Wed Sep 9, 2009
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Deborah Beacham answered:
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Condo Metropolis answered:
We work with a local team who do nothing but Orlando short sale and know most of the asset managers at the banks... feel free to contact me or send your brother's info and I'll have them make contact.

Kind regards,

Marcus Burke PhD, GRI
Broker: Orlando Real Estate Pros
Condo Metropolis LLC
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Sat Jul 4, 2009
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Thu May 28, 2009
Broker Dave answered:

Search Google, terms like trade homes, swap homes etc... you will come across websites with all the information just be sure to have an RE Attorney or Realtor to help review the paperwork and give guidance.

If you don’t have a Realtor helping you take time to explore my profile located here on Trulia:

And my website below,

Dave Lowe, Broker Two4One of Orlando
GRI – ePRO – GREEN (Designations)

Innovative / Save Money / Great People
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Eric Funk answered:
If your mortgage is for more than your house is worth - then a short sale is an option - unless you are saying that you, personally, don't want to go that route. If this is the case, then you only choice is to pay off your additional debt. ... more
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Thu Mar 12, 2009
Chris Lyon answered:

The last thing you should do is to turn it over to HUD. If you give it up as a "Deed in Lieu of Forclosure" it is still treated as a Forclosure and you will not be able to get a new loan for several years. You may want to look at the new Loan Modification Program or the Home Affordable Refinance to lower your payments on your current home. Call me and I may be able to help.

Christopher Lyon
Mortgage Pro

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Fri Sep 25, 2009
Home Staging Design Pros answered:
Home staging is not a home on a stage…… it is a home as the stage. A home staged properly will catapult it’s appeal far ahead of the competition. Home staging is a tool for motivated sellers.
Home Stagers are hard working professionals that have nothing but their client’s goals in mind. They take dark unattractive houses and turn them into what buyers are looking for. It is a fairly new industry but quickly becoming the norm. Walk by any high-end department store window and witness the reaction you and others have to the way the merchandise is presented. A home for sale should be approached with the same attention to detail.
That is why I ask the question: Have you considered Home Staging to get your listing or home sold? It’s proven helpful and for Home Staging Design Pro it works every time. Our staged homes sell. Simple as that. No canned spam, no lofty attitude, just hard work, beautifully appointed homes and happy clients. Plus staging a home is always less expensive then your first price reduction and is tax deductible for the home owner.
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Thu Sep 17, 2009
David Atherton answered:
Cathy, there are too many questions unanswered here that have a bearing. 1. If it was a cash deal, there should have been no requirement for you to pay BUYER closing costs. Addition of a loan would involve buyer, not seller costs. 2. If the change was made 24 hours before closing, it is not likely the buyer could have put together financing that would have closed on time. If that is the case, seems to me he would not have standing. 3. Typically, if the sale is NOT contingent on financing, it would not preclude financing, but, the buyer would not be able to use lake of financing to get the house closed. I still do not understand how they could add in a requirement for you to pay the loan closing costs.

Question I have for you, if he can close this in a couple days and you either add the 4k into the price (do not forget to include additional closing costs on the 4k, in my neck of the woods, if you JUST added the 4k, you would recieve 400 dollars or so less.) would you still close? IF the answer is yes, make the contract adjustments and move forward.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
It all depends if you have to sell and if you are in a position to sell. The thing with teh market is you know what it is like now, no one knows what exactly it will be like next year. it is anticipated to remain the same through winter and pick up in the spring. Once the banks start loaning money again, there are plenty of buyers, just very few who can get loans right now to buy. If you need to sell now is the time, alot of units are coming off the market so you will have fewer properties to compete with as in the spring. ... more
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Mon Nov 3, 2008
NonRealtor answered:
You have to show / prove financial hardship. If you have other properties, that may be difficult.
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Mon Nov 3, 2008
Angela Schifano answered:
are you a realtor? There is a different section on just listings. This is the question and answer page. By the way we are neighbors?
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Thu Oct 23, 2008
Condo Metropolis answered:
Price it right - and price it right first time. Unfortunately, in the current market that means looooow. So, unless you really have to sell...
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I'd ask them to give you one, you might have to file a lawsuit to get a copy. This could get ugly. What does your broker say? Remember, your broker would have to be the one to file suit. ... more
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Mon Jun 23, 2008
Shonda Campanaro answered:
I don't think so. I may be wrong, but to my understanding in the state of Florida even if the spouse is not on the mortgage they still have to sign the contract. If you were married when you aqquired this property your spouse is probably on the deed anway. Is this your homestead property? ... more
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