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Van Garrett, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Van Garrett answered:
My renters have expressed an interest in buying the property so it looks like I can do without a real estate agent. What do you recommend?
Some great answers here but some things not covered. If you truly believe the pricing is set right you can always ask an agent for a reduced fee to coordinate the transaction and ensure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in Potomac West
Van Garrett, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Van Garrett answered:
What should I do if I want to sell my condo and get a townhouse that I really like and my condo doesn't sell right away?
The home of choice contingency is a great option in when other options are not on the table. You have to look at it from a sellers perspective though if there are multiple offers. Would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in 22304
bsiobhanmurp…, Home Buyer in Ashburn, VA
bsiobhanmurphy answered:
We put our house on the market a month and a half ago. After lowering the price just once, our agent wants to change to a short sale. Must we comply?
It address your actual question; "Must we comply?" No, you do not have to change it to a short sale. First, if your home has only been on the market a month and half ago and the realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Home Selling in 22304
treasurefind…, Home Buyer in 80840
treasurefinder16 answered:
Is it normal practice to sell houses above appraised value? If so, how much more?
lenders now do appraisals of property - not tax assessment but actual appraisal of property
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2014 Home Selling in Potomac West
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Can I fire My Realtor?
in case you didn't notice, this question was asked almost TWO years ago.......doubt very much the poster is interested in what anyone now thinks he should do.........it's hardly relevan ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Selling in 22304
Bob & Nicole…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Bob & Nicole Hamilton (CPA) answered:
Floor plan/tax records don't account for 100 square feet of a den/sunroom area in condo. Want to sell and account for this sq footage in asking price.
Hi,
Check with the tax authorities and your condo assn to see if you can add the space. If so, it will help you. ( Ask the higher price anyway).

Check our website for offers

Bo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 31, 2013 Home Selling in Alexandria
Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Maria Cipollone answered:
what does it cost to list a house for sale on Trulia?
All you have to do is list your property with a real estate agent and he/she will do the rest. Real estate agents will often only show homes listed with other agents and most websites r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Selling in Potomac West
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Delaine Campbell answered:
I have already made a decision to switch listing agents. What if it goes into a sale contract that goes past the agents contract end date?
Hello there in Asheville :)
First off are you saying that you have made a decision to switch agents, but plan on continuing the listing agreement through the end term shown in the agre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 20, 2013 Home Selling in 22304
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Delaine Campbell answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
There are dozens of ways to add curb appeal to your home before you sell it. As part of my listing agent services, I provide a thorough and complete analysis of the home and then write ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Selling in Alexandria
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Delaine Campbell answered:
broker revealed personal information to potential buyer
Something seems a little amuck with this situation. Are you SURE your listing agent gave the Buyer agent your cell phone number or did the buyer agent just say that? Or did you just as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Selling in 22305
Oscar Busch, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Oscar Busch answered:
Anyone interested in gorgeous home in the heart of OldTown, Alexandria?
Yes I am! Have you ever sold a home before?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012 Home Selling in 22314
Patricia Con…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Patricia Contreras answered:
Anyone know of a listing coming up in The Horizon House in Arlington?
I will be listing a 1 bedroom for rent at the Horizon House in Arlington.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 11, 2012 Home Selling in 22314
Team Maison, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Team Maison answered:
What should the owner do when the condominium board of directors accepts an MOU to exclusively negotiate offers with a given real estate company?
Dear Dmorit:

Sounds like you need legal advise instead of real estate agent advice. There are Northern Virginia law firms that handle condo concerns. The first one that pops ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 Home Selling in 22302
Vivianne Rut…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Vivianne Rutkowski answered:
Do I need provide disclosure document about Plumbing and sewage issues Water leakage of any type, including in basements Termites or other?
Apple,

To help you answer your own question, if YOU were the BUYER purchasing YOUR home, would you want to know the truth? Would the answers impact your decision as a buyer?

Buye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 12, 2011 Home Selling in 22302
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is the smartest way to sell a house and buy in a new state?
You need two Realtors to take this off your shoulders.
A Listing Agent for your house and a Buyer's Agent.
The Buyer's Agent will cost you nothing.
With two sets of Rules a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 17, 2011 Home Selling in 22310
Sue Goodhart, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Sue Goodhart answered:
has housing prices dropped in the last 6 months
Hi Ray,

Prices have been pretty stable but it really depends on the neighborhood. I would be happy to do a market analysis for your property!

Best,
Sue
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 25, 2011 Home Selling in 22304
Rita Gibbons, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
Rita Gibbons answered:
Is it better to rent than sell while waiting for the Mark Ctr BRAC building to open then sell for a better price? single family rambler .25 acre no
There are a lot of factors that come into play when selling a property and determining the value of that property. Also, timing is another consideration. How will interest rates be wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Home Selling in Landmarks / Van Dorn
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Delaine Campbell answered:
What is the right approach when going to see a home of a FSBO and then finding out that there is an agent sign located on the property. Client says
I've run into this once myself. The owner is selling the place themself, but giving all buyer leads to the agent with the sign. That could be the case here. So in other words they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 27, 2010 Home Selling in Alexandria
Brett Rice, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Brett Rice answered:
My loan is being serviced through Bank of America, but Freddie Mac now owns it. If I want to apply for a short sale, do I go directly now to Freddie?
There is new government program named HAFA that specifically deals with the short sale issues and all of the current problems associated with it. In a nutshell, all servicers who partic ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Mar 17, 2010 Home Selling in 22304
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