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Carol Lin, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Carol Lin answered:
Blinds or curtains (or even bare windows) for home going on the market? (A mid sized, normal, non-luxury home)
Hi there, I would recommend installing any window coverings. The home looks brighter without the blinds during showings. Let the new owner install them, if possible.
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Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
can the other banks approved my home loan if i my wife she was having an account and paid up her debts after they notice she is having overdue?
Most likely what we would need to do is take her off of the loan. she can stay on Title. I am not sure if you are in MI or CA, if you are in CA I may be able to help you.

You can cl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 26, 2015 Home Selling in 95148
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Does it help or hinder to have the seller present at an open house?
It's not helpful for either the buyer or seller for the seller to be present! The buyers ends up being distracted and not being able to imagine themselves in the house. The seller is ... more
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Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
How long does it take to get appraisal result?
Hi Pam,

You can ask for a rush order, but I have usually seen them come in within a few business days of the appraiser coming out to the property in most cases for single family hom ... more
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Danielle Nic…, Real Estate Pro in 63017
Danielle Nicholl answered:
Can I legally turn down the highest (cash) offer on my property in favor of a lower (contingency) offer to avoid selling to a greedy investor?
As a Seller you never have to accept any offer. You do not have to explain to anyone why you are accepting one offer over another (and neither party should be aware of the terms of any ... more
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Danielle Nic…, Real Estate Pro in 63017
Danielle Nicholl answered:
I have a home that has several judgement liens and tax liens against it. I may or may not have a little equity in the home. Can I sell with the liens?
In order to be able to sell you will have to be able to give clear title. This means that the proceeds from the sale will have to be able to pay off the liens or you will have to be abl ... more
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Jan Pickering, Real Estate Pro in 85142
Jan Pickering answered:
I would like to report a scammer on your site. How do I go about doing that? Thanks, H
Report to Trulia immediately.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
What are the biggest challenges interested sellers are having with todays market?
Buyers today ,with 2 folks working, don't have the time to focus on projects. They will prefer the listing that is renovated and in move in condition. This may trump other parts of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Can a good agent help to sell my home in San Jose?
Yes a great Realtor will be able to advise you on what improvements should be made, however, a Realtor will not shoulder the liability or responsibility for overseeing the construction ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Engineered wood vs laminate. And other flooring questions.
Generally I would say you should stick with tile in kitchens and bathrooms. Other than that, it's really an opinion kind of thing. Some people love hardwood and want that everywhere. So ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
Hello - Can you please send us a term sheet summarizing the costs of using Trulia to list our single family house in the Evergreen area of San Jose?
Hello Karen,

Trulia pulls its information from the MLS, which is where Realtors list properties. You will be able to reach potential buyers on Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, Homesnap, and m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Selling in 95135
Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Do fireplaces increase or decrease a home value? What do buyers think about gel or electric fireplaces instead of the traditional wood burning or gas?
I think that for the most part, having a wood burning stove is the most liked option. I have found that they give off more heat, so they are more effective. I would say that you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Are you looking for a home to sell to a buyer in Blossom Valley ?
Ruth & Perry,
I agree with Jim that this is inappropriate, but you can claim your listing and post it open there. People looking for an open house are more likely to find that there, ... more
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Is relocating the garage door opener considered an electric repair in Seller Check list?
I would think that it would go under this list, especially since it doesn't really belong under any other category. I would definitely say that if you are missing the opener, you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
What to do with a listing of my house that I didn't list?
Your agent is the one that will need to have it removed for you.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Selling in 95124
Stephanie Je…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Stephanie Jensen answered:
I turned a "den" into a BR by removing floor heater, adding closet. Is there something I do for public record to reflect it is a 3BR house for sale?
Best check with local building/zoning department for requirements and seek the assistance of the persons used to complete the work. There are building codes, minimum standards, permit f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Can any realtor handle 1031 exchange process.?
I would recommend finding an agent who has experience in handling the process as it does require an understanding of the process.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
What do people think about the different flooring available in terms of resale value?
Hardwood is great, yes. But be careful to consider the long-term appearance of less expensive flooring such as bamboo. I bought bamboo flooring about five years ago because the sales ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 5, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
How important is grass?
Hi,

Curb appeal is very important. Many buyers like the look of grass.

Kind regards,

Arpad
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 95124
Arpad Racz answered:
WHAT IS THE COST OF STAGING A HOME FOR SALE?
Hi Jesse,

Please let me know the size of the home, and what rooms you wish to stage. You can email me from my profile, and I can put you in touch with my stager.

Kind regards,

... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Selling in San Jose
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