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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Don't the sellers usually have 1-2 days after close to move out of a home they've sold?
Depends on your contractual agreement, in general, most contracts indicate that a property be empty and broom clean on the date of possession transfer (closing). Sometimes sellers 'rent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 10:11am Home Selling in Seattle
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Selling a home with non-premitted renovations
IS this a reeat question.

Sit down with city building or permit and ask them a question without giving
your home address.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
After a house is deemed "ready," what are the best ways to get it sold quickly while not "losing the farm"?
In this marketplace and in your area - you shouldn't see much of a drop off right now
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Forrest Hayl…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Forrest Hayley answered:
Wrong information
If you mean you are having trouble on Trulia trying to correct info, you should contact the customer service reps and they will fix it right away. If you mean it is wrong in the tax rec ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Selling in 98115
Forrest Hayl…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Forrest Hayley answered:
Is Zillow's "Make Me Move" price helpful, besides rooting aggressive realtors out of the woodwork? If so, how's the best way to
Hi Brian,

As the other agents have said, the best advice is to simply contact your agent and find out what he or she is doing to get your home sold. The National Association of Realt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do I list my home for sale by owner on your site?
The only way for properties to show up on Trulia is for them to be on the MLS. Agents have access to the MLS, so they are the only ones that can list on Trulia for free.

The NAR stat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Selling in 98117
Bill Cook, Real Estate Pro in 90266
Bill Cook answered:
When selling a home that is paid for. Will the buyers have a mortgage?
We have a couple of programs to accommodate 85% LTV loans with NO PMI in Texas, FL, NJ as well as all of the western states. Currently it is up to $2 million. Contact me for more detail ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2015 Home Selling in 98101
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
How do commission rates usually work in Seattle?
Hello,

Commission rates work the same in Seattle as they do anywhere else. Commission is paid by the seller, so if you're buying it's not something you need to worry about or negotia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Julie Griffin, Real Estate Pro in West Seattle, WA
Julie Griffin answered:
Our listing expired 11/23/14. Is it important to wait 90 days to relist?
Inventory in Seattle low is really low right now, so this is a great time try and sell your home. Waiting the 90 days will give the impression it is a brand new listing, but if you try ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2015 Home Selling in 98105
Robert Adams, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Robert Adams answered:
Is it contrary to protocol for the buyer and the seller to ever have any contact with one another? If yes, whose protocol is it?
This also varies from market to market. In attorney states like Massachusetts both parties sometimes meet at the closing table. While other times in title states like Nevada the buyer a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
A broker used a straw man to attempt to conceal that they were negotiating their own purchase benefiting their own dev. company
You have a moral obligation to report fraud to the authority as this may also come back to haunt you later. What else are they involved in. After all some Real Estate transaction does f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2015 Home Selling in Seattle
Benni.gholami, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas, TX
Benni.gholami answered:
What is the best way to sell a house that is worth less than what you owe?
Whenever there is a house for sale, it is most advisable to seek professional advices from the experts in the field like an estate agent. They can advise you on financial matters too an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
thurston_sof…, Home Buyer in
thurston_softball answered:
I just bought a house for $135,000 with down payment of $20,000. What happens if I sell it in the next 3 years for the $150,000? How much will I gain?
There are two parts to consider. One is the appreciation in your home. The other is the amount leftover on the loan when you sell. The difference is called equity. After that, you w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Selling in 98101
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
we bought our home in june of 1990. it was our primary residence until march of 2013. we rented it once for 19 months from march of 2013 until october
You should definitely consult a tax attorney or CPA to get an answer to your question.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can I sell my place and not pay off my mortgage?
NO, in order to transfer ownership of the old place, the lien or mortgage needs to be released which means it needs to be paid off allowing it to be sold.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Selling in 98101
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I have a mobile home that I listed on Craig's list. A buyer wanted it, gave me 3K to hold it for him. He has reniged. There is no contract.
As some of the others suggest, ask a lawyer.

Beyond that, what was the oral agreement. He gave you $3,000 . . . for what purpose? Under what conditions? Did you all discuss whether a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 24, 2014 Home Selling in Seattle
Plta.shop, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Plta.shop answered:
how do I change/add photos?
I don't believe you can do that yourself. Your listing agent has to.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2014 Home Selling in 98125
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
If you're selling your home and you've priced it too high, what's the best course of action?
If your home is priced too high and is not supported by the sale of locally similar homes, there only one way to go.....and that is to drop the price immediately to a level that can be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2014 Home Selling in Matthews Beach
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