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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
What do realtors do to "market" a house beyond putting it on the MLS and open houses?

Word of mouth is also a plus for marketing to local agents.

Kind regards,

0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Selling in 92620
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
does having a solar lease hurt or help a future home sale?
I think this is a great question but also a hard question to answer, in the current market, some buyers are afraid to purchase homes with a solar lease or find it an inconvenience, but ... more
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Paul Youssef, Real Estate Pro in Costa Mesa, CA
Paul Youssef answered:
Selling home with a loft extension that adds 130sqft but no permit. Done by a prev owner. Would getting a retroactive permit increase sale price?
It depends. Some buyers may pay for this "safety." Some may not care. If the addition is noticed by appraiser, bank may not finance. If that's the case, you can seller finance or en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Selling in 92602
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
Is it customary for the seller to conduct a termite inspection on a detached patio cover?
We do not know how this one is going to play out. Your inspection report will show what was and was not inspected. At that point it is in the buyer's court to ask for additional inspe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Selling in 92618
Von Bonilla…, Real Estate Pro in Pasadena, CA
Von Bonilla Von007.com answered:
my niece wants to buy my house with cash. how do we make this transaction without having to use any agents? thanks xiaoyan

Were you able to sell your house to your niece without complications?

Thank you,

If my answer has been helpful to yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Selling in 92603
Shoumo, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA
Shoumo answered:
How much commision I should pay for buyer agent?
I am not surprised that these agents who makes the free money based on an archaic system of commissions which was meant to be for under 100K homes, are now doing a cat fight to preserve ... more
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Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
How would you handle a listing that has been remodeled with extra room and sf but not being recorded by the city/county?
Good answers
Have you spoken to your broker on wht you should do. They are your best asset or should be

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 14, 2013 Home Selling in Irvine
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Are there any buyers out there? Over the last few weeks, really quiet. When do you take it off the market? Buyers seem to want a free house.
With a sharp decrease in homes listed for sale, buyers have kept steady. If they dont know your home is for sale, they cant see it. the problem may be a lack of exposure from your listi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Home Selling in 92620
Nick Singh, Real Estate Pro in 92656
Nick Singh answered:
How to sell our 4 3 house in irvine to investors without being ripped off?
Why target investors and flippers only when there are so many serious home buyers looking to buy and live in a the home and at the same time remodel the way they like it.
You can sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Selling in Irvine
Sheila Tucker, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Sheila Tucker answered:
Do you need a professional stager to sell your house?
Hello Nadinekash,

Stagging is only a plus to show a home in its best possible light. However, if the home has beautiful floors and has a nice floor plan - light stagging is best. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Selling in Irvine
MJ Omidbakhsh, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
MJ Omidbakhsh answered:
How much value would an investment on cosmetic upgrades to the house and landscaping add to a house during resale?
No matter how much money you put into a house, when you want to sell your property, you can not be too off from the comparisons in your market area! Then of course this depends on the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Selling in 92604
Shadi Kian, Real Estate Pro in Aliso Viejo, CA
Shadi Kian answered:
Our house is listed in Irvine and it's been over 30 days. We reduced the price once already and have had showings, maybe 5-10 a week with
I just sold one of my listing in Irvine in over half million range in less than a WEEK. I sold it $30,000 over asking price. Inventory is short now. Its hard to say, unless we know what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 25, 2013 Home Selling in 92620
MJ Omidbakhsh, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
MJ Omidbakhsh answered:
I own a one-bedroom Watermarke condo. I have seen the current rental prices for my style of unit - $1,600
If you are not cash flowing, and if you do not want to move-in to the property then you should sell it now. Now is the time due to the current market situation and very low inventory, y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Home Selling in 92612
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in 92870
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Anyone got experiences with Sirva relocation company for selling home for you? Are they going to give you all your money once your home is closed?
Hi YC,
Just google Sirva Relocation. There is a lot of information includng reviews for you to see.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 2, 2011 Home Selling in Irvine
David Pham, Real Estate Pro in Garden Grove, CA
David Pham answered:
Hi, I was wondering if someone could provide me advice regarding a issue I have regarding my contract with my realtor. The details are below:

As a real estate licensee, we are not capable of giving legal advices. So, you may want to consult with a laywer. Here are few things I'd like to comment.

1. Listing co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 27, 2011 Home Selling in Irvine
Gio, Renter in Beverly Hills, CA
Gio answered:
Should I sell at this time or rent my 2BR/2.5 BA condo (for 2-5 years before selling) at the Plaza Irvine?
i'd love to rent in the plaza. i rented 8070 for a long time before moving to la for work. just opened an office in CM and want to rent at the plaza again..
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 22, 2010 Home Selling in 92612
Nazila Pace…, Home Seller in Orange County, CA
Nazila Pace O'Flanagan answered:
Have a house listed in Irvine, had two offers, accepted one, buyer backed out of escrow, with the second one my realtor kept telling me that we will
Hello irvineseller,

I too live in Irvine and I am sorry to hear about your situation. Everyone have been right on with there answers to your question. The market is a roller coaster ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 21, 2010 Home Selling in 92620
Nazila Pace…, Home Seller in Orange County, CA
Nazila Pace O'Flanagan answered:
what's the best approach in getting the value of my home?
Hello Slw4477,

My opinion would be pay for an appraiser...that way you are not waisting your time. Comp is ok, but comp does not really give you accurate information about interior a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 18, 2010 Home Selling in Irvine
Leslie Eskil…, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Leslie Eskildsen answered:
Read online that WF is difficult regarding short sales. So...Wondering how the following will effect the approval of a short
Hi -
Were you able to work with WF to get your Short Sale? Would love to know the outcome.
In case there are others with the same questions you had -
1. a. MIssed payments get the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 12, 2010 Home Selling in Irvine
Satar Naghsh…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Satar Naghshineh answered:
Can a Realtor in California place a for sale sign in the yard if the home is not on the MLS? Our realtor says he can do this to generate interest.
Thanks for the clarification.

He also cannot put a sign or do anything without a contract with you. It seems like he's a little to pushy if he was doing this without your 100% ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Home Selling in 92618
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