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CJ Holmes, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
CJ Holmes answered:
I have seen more than 10% decline over the last three weeks in estimated value of our soon-to-be-listed home in Occidental. What could cause this?
Watch out. The bank/government cartel are cancelling all loan mods, and ramping up their off-shore subsidiaries to foreclose with impunity. I fear "we ain't seen nothin' yet"...

Jo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 27, 2012 Home Selling in 95472
Yarrow Kubrin, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Yarrow Kubrin answered:
if selling a home for300,000 how much does a new roof and windows increase the value
There is not simple answer. If the roof is in such terrible condition that the home may not qualify for financing without the new roof it clearly has a huge impact on your sale price. O ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Selling in Santa Rosa
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Does escrow start from the date on the original Purchase Agreement if the offer is accepted with no changes?
The dates and timetable for the transaction will start on the 15th but escrow will start when it is opened by the listing agent.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Selling in 95409
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
verbal agreement to purchase my home from family however never followed through. legal claim does he have if any?
If you have a legal contract with the buyer to sell that person the home, then yes, he does have a claim. Purchase agreements, when signed by both parties, are legal documents with comm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Selling in 95472
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Is it ethical for a listing agent to intentionally cause a listing to expire on the MLS before it becomes active again just to refresh it?
On our MLS system it would need to be off the market for 90 days to refresh. I have worked on systems where it refreshes in a week, 2 weeks and a month. If you enter the address in a sl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012 Home Selling in 95497
Sandra Ormer…, Real Estate Pro in Sonoma, CA
Sandra Ormerod answered:
of the 55 communities in Sonoma, which ones should I consider for purchasing and why?
Peter,
There are 3 over 55 communities -- Temelec, Creekside and Chantrelle that are located fairly close to each other. Temelec is the oldest of the communities. All three communiti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012 Home Selling in Sonoma
Brenda Alarc…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Brenda Alarcon answered:
How much commission should I pay my agent? THe selling price is expected to be around $100,000.
The normal commission rate is 5-6% of that fee unless the listing agent has the buyer he also splits half with the selling or buyers agent then he splits again with his Broker. Now if i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 22, 2016 Home Selling in Santa Rosa
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
how do I find out how my house is worth?
Hi Ted,
Any local realtor would be happy to give you an estimate for free.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 1, 2011 Home Selling in Occidental
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
recent home sales in Bodega Bay and Salmon Creek, Ca
Any local agent/realty office can provide the information, consider a call...
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 5, 2011 Home Selling in Salmon Creek
Gerard Carney, Real Estate Pro in Spring Hill, FL
Gerard Carney answered:
how much will central air increase my property value in sonoma?
Central Air is a given these days, you want to know what the increase to the value of your property will be, it is like asking what increase in value will I have if I announce to my buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 5, 2011 Home Selling in Sonoma
BG, Home Buyer in Phoenix, AZ
BG answered:
I want to be agressive. Can I request that the Buyer's agent (not the broker) receive an ADDITIONAL commission as a motivation strategy? Is 1%?
I would allocate that 1% into crediting buyer with closing cost , and have the listing agent to advertise it in the MLS as such. The buying decision is with the buyer, not the buyer� ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2011 Home Selling in Sonoma County
Rudi Hofmann, Real Estate Pro in El Segundo, CA
Rudi Hofmann answered:
How to get OUT of a loan?????
You both agreed to purchase the home together. Apparently, you did not make a legal document for what would occur in your situation. He must agree with you or IMHO you have no legal ave ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 28, 2010 Home Selling in 94928
Jason Stevens,  in Englewood, FL
Jason Stevens answered:
How can I find a sold homes listing for the last 6 months of 2009 in Sonoma CA. It appears Trulia has listings back 6 months from current date
HI James. Contact a local real estate agent. He/she can provide this info to you very quickly.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Selling in 95476
Not an agent, Other/Just Looking in Colorado Springs, CO
Not an agent answered:
Is it more difficult to sell an occupied house than an empty one?
Yes, it can be... especially when you are dealing with tenants. If possible, I recommend you have your main home staged by a professional stager. These trained professional know how to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 10, 2010 Home Selling in 95409
Kathy Weber, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Kathy Weber answered:
What is the current average sales commission charged by realtors in the Sonoma area? I know it's been less than % recently.
Calital,

Realtor's do not set the commission rate. It is set by the Broker and if negotiated down, has to be approved by the Broker. Also, during these times of Bank Owned and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 23, 2011 Home Selling in Sonoma
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
When should ones realtor hold another Realtor/Broker Open house or Carravan? I've had the house on the market for 5-6 weeks now.---This is in
Do you mean how far apart from another one?

When it is newly listed some realtors like to hold open houses every week for maybe 2-3weeks.




Sean Dawes
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2009 Home Selling in Sonoma
Lesley Denney, Real Estate Pro in Millington, TN
Lesley Denney answered:
When should ones realtor hold another Realtor/Broker Open house or Carravan? I've had the house on the market for 5-6 weeks now.
Good Afternoon Mary,

Couple of Questions;

How many Realtor/Broker Open House events has your Realtor done?

Has the price of your home been reduced at all yet?

One other thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 16, 2009 Home Selling in Sonoma
Kirsten Lind…, Real Estate Pro in Sonoma, CA
Kirsten Lindquist answered:
Home for sale in Sonoma
Hi Mary:
There is no "standard time." Listing contracts range from 1 day (for single party showings) to (sometimes) 18 months depending upon the type of property, needs of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 13, 2009 Home Selling in Sonoma
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