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Home Selling in San Diego County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Darryl Dadon answered:
Sometimes time frames can be confusing. They always start the following day. Day 1 would be Monday.
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Tue May 1, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Check the listing to see where Trulia got it from. Often it comes from another source than the mls directly. The source might not have been updated. Example. Trulia gets a lot of listing from homes magazine ads and if you entered one there and it has not updated then Trulia might also not have been updated by the magazine. ... more
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Wed May 16, 2012
Jeannie Thompson answered:
Janet...Yes...It appears the good news is spreading. Downtown San Diego last year had over 400 units for of today there less than 168. The inventory is shrinking. The buyers are buying. But, we still have to be careful to not price a home too high..buyers are buying, but they are taking their time and doing their due diligence. Soon, we will get more sellers to put their property on the market for sale. Until then, we have buyers looking for property in frustration. Are you considering selling your home?

If I can help you..please feel free to call me at 858 395 7727...or visit my website
Jeannie Thompson
Coldwell Banker - La Jolla
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Bobby Martins answered:
Hello Janet,

I would NOT do an open house this day. Too many people are focused on family related events. You deserve the time with the ones you love too.

Have a great weekend!

All the best,

Bobby Martins
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Chris Sanders answered:
Hi Chris,

Please e-mail me at with details and I will get this sold for you quickly!

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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Alain Picard answered:
A short sale will almost always have less of an impact on your credit score and you should be able to buy another home sooner.
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Thu Apr 7, 2016
Andy Fraguela answered:
Hi Parradiddlegirl,

I'm answering for Andy here. This is Minnie Rzeslawski. Unfortunately, you are correct. Most agents feel that they are doing the work or 2 agents while doing a FSBO and only getting paid for half of the commission. It is always best to possible increase price to reflect the 6 or 5% commission and have both seller and buyer representation to cover all basis. It also involves extra liability on a buyers agent with this type of transaction. Please visit my website for more information at Good luck and please let me know if you have any further questions at ... more
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Robert Sizer answered:
Excellent question! Easy answer: "Make it look like a model." When walking a property with my sellers, I look at the home through the buyers eyes. The more neutral & clean, the less objections. I recently walked a home that I now have listed & gave the homeowner a punch list of repairs and low cost fix-its with a list of vendors who could assist, including painter, window & house cleaner, carpet & floors, etc. The seller had painted it with designer colors that she liked, but, could easily be an objection to a buyer. They even painted the finished garage and epoxied the floors. This shows like a model and received two offers the first 3 days on the market. In over 18 years, my listings average 30 days market time as a result of the preparation that goes into the property before going on the market. Should you want a complimentary walk-through, shoot me phone call, text, email or smoke signal & I'd be happy to walk the property with you. ... more
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Matthew Bartlett answered:
Hi Kris,

Your first step would be to speak with 2 to 3 Realtors who have experience listing and selling homes in your neighborhood. The Realtors will be able to put together a Comparitive Market Analysis (CMA) to help you determine the value of your home, along with a Net Sheet which will show you the approximate cost and profit to you once the home has sold. Once you have determined which Realtor is right for you, then they can begin to market your home and search for a Buyer. Should you need a referral please let me know. Good luck to you!

Warmest Regards,

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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Cory La Scala answered:
I would definitely get another opinion on this. My thinking is that if water regularly runs over soil, it could possibly cause it to eventually shift (some will seep in, right?) and that won't be good for the home structually.
Even if it's not a problem and is normal, wouldn't your seller want to know for sure? Sol in some parts of San Diego can be poor to begin with. Foundations, framing, windows ... all expensive to fix. You could get an an inspector with extra foundation and soil training to offer an opinion. It could save the seller from a potential, and really costly I'd think, lawsuit from the buyer if something happens. And, your seller will have to disclose it, so better to have been proactive and put the buyer's mind at rest with the inspection report. If you have buyers cancel because of it, the listing will sit on the market longer and down goes the price. Just my opinion. Good luck with this!
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Wondering if it is an As-Is sale, but seems the answer is no. Usually (you should consult with an attorney who will review the specific Agreement) repairs cannot be forced on a seller. Have you tried a 30 minute consult with a real estate attorney? Some will offer the first 30 minutes for free to help you decide if you should proceed with engaging them in the matter. ... more
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Thu Jan 12, 2012
Daniel Di Matteo answered:
Hi Ken,
It really depends on what you agreed to in the offer.
Did it say you were going to cover Section 1?
That should let you know.
It's a bit difficult dealing with the same agent representing both parties because you never know which side they are favoring.
Please let me know if you need anything.

Daniel Di Matteo
Century 21 Award
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
As you observed; you do not have a Hardship.
You have two separate problems; getting rid of it, and having them buy it:
About the only way to get rid of it, would be to negotiate with the Lenders for a Deed-in-lieu.
About the only way for them to get it, would be to buy it from the Bank after the D.I.L.
Probably, ask them to hold on for another year or two, bite the bullet and keep up with payments.

Good luck and may God bless
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Jim McCowan answered:
You might want to start with contacting the agent you worked with when you purchased the home.
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Roland Vinyard answered:
First the broker has to be a current member of MLS (The Realtors). Not all are and some have (recently) decided that the fees are too much and have dropped membership in an effort to cut expenses. There are other reasons as well to be "independent". Independents are not permitted to use MLS. If he is a member, that's a different story. I have run across some who have delayed listing particularly salable properties in the hopes that they can sell them themselves, thereby getting both halves of the commission.

Or it could be as simple as having a computer on the fritz. Why don't you ask him?
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Margie Casey answered:
Dear Rich,

Consider Craig's List first. It won't cost you anything and the visibilty on Craig's List is huge. Be sure to include a beautiful photo. Repost the listing every 3 days and I do recommend you change the title of the listing each time, as buyer's are attracted to the listing for different reasons.

Good Luck!
Margie Casey
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Linda S. Cefalu answered:

This should be a matter of public record. Have you checked with the county that the property is located in?
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Mon Nov 14, 2011
Ronda Ussery answered:
Seller carries back paper secured with a trust deed. Often it's a a higher rate to off set risk. Most ofter have a balloon payment down the road, say 5 years, not often longer than 10 years. Contact Craig Laursen for more information, he can be reached at 760-500-4832. ... more
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Wed Nov 2, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
You should speak to a lawyer or the agents broker to get those differences corrected. A contract is a meeting of the minds and the minds should not be confused.
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