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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Susie Kay answered:
Is it time to sell my rental or should I keep it?
I would suggest that you pick the phone and contact a local realtor to assist you.

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 27, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Do Pools Help or Hinder the Sale of Your Home?
This year it is a pain. I have seen sellers drained the pool waiting for buyers to decide what they want to do.
1. Fill it -water
2. Fill it-dirt
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 16, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
I am selling my house Chula Vista CA. Should we lower the price of our house 150k so the buyer can put in a pool and built-in BBQ?
Hello Marikoflorez,

I am sorry to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing now.

This is not enough information, however, to go on and figure out what is the best option f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2015 Home Selling in 95141
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
When selling our home is it better for us to lower the cost of our home or to offer the buyer money to repair the house? I want to walk away debt free
We are still seeing a seller's market. Our contract is as-is. It is recommended the seller get their inspections up front then disclosure those to the Buyer. Pick a marketing price that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 2, 2015 Home Selling in 95141
Huey Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Huey Nguyen answered:
How can I have the photo of my house changed? There is a large truck blocking the view of the house in the posted photo.
Hello Debbie:

Is the photo you're referring to on Trulia? If it is being pulled from the MLS and your real estate agent took and posted the photo, your agent will be able to change ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2015 Home Selling in 95125
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh 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?
Tru posts a listing but does not sell it. Costs associate with selling lies with title/realtor.
It is just a 3rd party real estate site

Sam Shueh
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2015 Home Selling in 95135
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
How long does it take to get appraisal result?
~3 days... if you a ask and pay for rush order
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Are you looking for a home to sell to a buyer in Blossom Valley ?
That neighborhood was depressed during the Great Recession. Many home owners were stuck there. With homes reach historical high, many are cashing out while the price holds well. For 70 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2015 Home Selling in 95123
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is a SI(statement of identity) necessary before you place a listing on the MLS?
You better believe it for tax reason also,....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Sam Shueh, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Sam Shueh answered:
Is it true that I could sell my house without having to pay capital gains after a certain age?
Refer to irs tax 523 form:
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p523/ar02.html/


Sam Shueh, mba
Realty One Group
Campbell, CA
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Selling in 95125
Jeremy Clark, Home Buyer in Caldwell, ID
Jeremy Clark answered:
How much income towards a rental will the banks count as income when purchasing a second home?
Hello,

It really depends on the bank. Most will take your Net income reported on your schedule E and back out depreciation. Experienced lenders will take NI, add Depreciation, Inte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Home Selling in 95148
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Is relocating the garage door opener considered an electric repair in Seller Check list?
It definitely could be. You had to move around wiring, so technically, the electrical working was altered in some way. I think it could definitely be seen as a repair. I would suggest i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
What are questions a listing agent should ask to weed out uncommitted buyers?
Nothing is fool proof, but your situation sounds out of the ordinary. In today's heated market buyers are competing for very limited properties. Some write offers without even seeing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 9, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Pat Kapowich, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Pat Kapowich answered:
Could I repaint the interior of my home, or is it easy to mess it up?
In Silicon Valley, I always recommend a pro. Yes. Always hire a pro when planning to sell or rent your property. The painters also have the latest tips and trends that are happening in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Pat Kapowich, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Pat Kapowich answered:
Is April 2015 a good time to sell in Berryessa area?
April has always been a great month for sellers to sell. However, in Silicon Valley the normal rules of buying and selling depending on the time of year are often moot. Our strong work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Selling in 95131
heavenlymett…, Other/Just Looking in Glendale, AZ
heavenlymettle answered:
How many buyers hate or do not prefer carpet?
Any answer to this might go either way! I have owned a Carpet and Flooring Store in the Glendale AZ Area servicing the entire Phoenix AZ area since 1971 and I have seen design trends co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
Homes in my area (Almaden) are sold in one showing, as such, I am thinking about FSBO or flat rate agent. I am open to different selling models.
Here on Trulia you can find thousands of questions from people who have horror stories, the result of not using an agent.

If the market is really hot, home buyers resort to buying ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Selling in 95120
Arpad Racz, Real Estate Pro in 94040
Arpad Racz answered:
Does a new kitchen add value?
Hi,

A nice kitchen upgrade can add value, as this is one of the focal points of buyers.
One can look at recent sales in your neighborhood to see what remodeled homes and dated homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Susan Gay, Home Buyer in Vidor, TX
Susan Gay answered:
Fix up or sell as is?
A garage door opener is a must. Get rid of the linoleum floors! I wouldn't buy a house without a garage door opener and I wouldn't touch one that still had linoleum unless the price was ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
Elana Murray, Real Estate Pro in CORAL SPRINGS, FL
Elana Murray answered:
What are the biggest challenges interested sellers are having with todays market?
A great agent who knows your neighborhood and runs a comprehensive comparable analysis that assists you in setting a price to sell, yet nets you $$, is what you need to look for. Right ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Selling in San Jose
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