Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion,Home Selling,Richmond- VA http://www.zillow.com/advice/Richmond-VA/home-selling/question-discussion/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate pitfalls of cash sals http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/pitfalls-of-cash-sals/580270/ &nbsp;pitfalls of cash sales<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/pitfalls-of-cash-sals/580270/ 2015-03-25T16:41:00Z Why did my home value/zestimate drop by $20,000 dollars overnight? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-did-my-home-value-zestimate-drop-by-20-000-dollars-overnight/403833/ 3 replies Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-did-my-home-value-zestimate-drop-by-20-000-dollars-overnight/403833/ 2011-06-17T20:12:00Z How long should a sign stay up? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-should-a-sign-stay-up/566258/ I tried to sell my condo but after 6 months no one bought it and the contract I had with the realty company I used expired at that time.&nbsp; Two months later I moved back and the sign is still in front of my building.&nbsp; I checked and no other units&nbsp;are for sale and particularly not with the realty company.&nbsp; Aren't they supposed to come and take it down by now?<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-long-should-a-sign-stay-up/566258/ 2014-11-11T22:07:00Z how do i add photos for a home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-add-photos-for-a-home/342655/ I see a note that photos can be added should you have images of a home but do not see how you can upload. &nbsp;Can you instruct?<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 10 Apr 2010 02:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-add-photos-for-a-home/342655/ 2010-04-10T02:25:00Z I tried to creat a new listing for 2611 East Grace Street, Richmond, Va 23223,where is it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-tried-to-creat-a-new-listing-for-2611-East-Grace-Street-Richmond-Va-23223-where-is-it/251611/ Vernon &amp; Anne Sylest tried to create a new listing for 2611 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23223. When I clicked on the "Create Listing" at the end of the page, the window went back to the sign in page and there is no new listing. Any suggestions.<br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 01 Jul 2009 01:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-tried-to-creat-a-new-listing-for-2611-East-Grace-Street-Richmond-Va-23223-where-is-it/251611/ 2009-07-01T01:23:00Z How do you submit a bid for a house for aution? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-submit-a-bid-for-a-house-for-aution/544557/ 3 replies Sat, 07 Jun 2014 22:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-you-submit-a-bid-for-a-house-for-aution/544557/ 2014-06-07T22:31:00Z Need advice on how to find a realtor to sell my fixer upper fast and for a good price thanks. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-advice-on-how-to-find-a-realtor-to-sell-my-fixer-upper-fast-and-for-a-good-price-thanks/545770/ I have a fixer upper home I would like to sell fast and for a good price.What is the best way to go about this would it be to get a good flat rate realtor who is listing focused or &nbsp;just a listing focused agent? Please advise my on how to sell this property fast for most money and how to find a agent thanks.<br \><br \>6 replies Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Need-advice-on-how-to-find-a-realtor-to-sell-my-fixer-upper-fast-and-for-a-good-price-thanks/545770/ 2014-06-16T21:39:00Z Can I sell my house with no garage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sell-my-house-with-no-garage/530784/ We are getting ready to put the house on the market this spring. We were going to wait until next year but decided to do it sooner. When we bought this house, the previous owner turned the 2 car garage into a downstairs master bedroom with a 2nd mudroom and large laundry room. We had always planned on converting it back to a garage, beautiful as it is.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Building a new garage is way too much money. We got a quote from a reputable contracting company that it would take 10,000 to convert the garage back. We planned on doing that later this year.<br/><br/>So now, we wonder, should we put out the 10 grand (that we really don't have) to convert the garage back before the house goes on the market or can we just offer 10,000 back &nbsp;in closing to the seller to convert the garage back themselves. They can choose to do it or keep the money. This way we don't have to actually put out that money ourselves.<br/><br/>I know homes with no garage are a hard sell. But in this case where the garage exists and the money will be given to convert it back, would this be an exception?<br/><br/>thank you in advance for any and all feedback!<br \><br \>11 replies Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sell-my-house-with-no-garage/530784/ 2014-03-03T21:52:00Z BeWhat's the best way to sell home as is? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/BeWhat%27s-the-best-way-to-sell-home-as-is/533701/ Want to sell home as is. What issues will I encounter.<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/BeWhat%27s-the-best-way-to-sell-home-as-is/533701/ 2014-03-25T14:55:00Z What is your favorite tip for reviving a stale listing? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-your-favorite-tip-for-reviving-a-stale-listing/376540/ Do you think removing&nbsp;a listing&nbsp;from the market for a short period of time and re-listing at a predetermined future date is an effective marketing strategy?<br \><br \>14 replies Wed, 01 Dec 2010 20:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-your-favorite-tip-for-reviving-a-stale-listing/376540/ 2010-12-01T20:08:00Z Realtors be honest...if a house is listed on the flat fee MLS http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtors-be-honest-if-a-house-is-listed-on-the-flat-fee-MLS/530399/ If I list my house with the flat fee MLS and offer 6% to a buyer's agent, is that a house you would show? I know realtors don't like to show homes that are being sold by the owner BUT isn't that usually because the seller is only offering 3% commission and you'd have to do the work of both the buyer's and seller's agent?<br/><br/>If I offer the full 6% to an agent who brings me a buyer, is there any reason you'd avoid showing that listing? My house is in excellent condition and I'll be pricing it according to my recent bank appraisal.<br/><br/>The reason I'd like to try listing it with the flat fee MLS right now instead of hiring a seller's agent is because I'd like to be open to negotiate with a buyer. If an agent brings me a buyer I'll pay. But if a buyer happens to come to me through looking on their own, I don't want to have to pay my agent.<br/><br/>I should note, &nbsp;I'm selling a house on a &nbsp;horse farm and I plan on doing a lot of my own networking through word of mouth from my horse friends, Facebook horse groups I belong to, etc. If I sign with an agent, and I find my own buyer, then I'm paying my realtor for nothing.&nbsp;<br \><br \>28 replies Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Realtors-be-honest-if-a-house-is-listed-on-the-flat-fee-MLS/530399/ 2014-02-28T22:18:00Z whats my house worth http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/whats-my-house-worth/517652/ 3 replies Sat, 02 Nov 2013 15:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/whats-my-house-worth/517652/ 2013-11-02T15:42:00Z Repurchase Agreements in Residential Market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Repurchase-Agreements-in-Residential-Market/519208/ I am the owner of a condominium in a complex that has been plagued by a couple of foreclosures and once a couple went to foreclosure there were some folks who strategically defaulted due to the low market values and investors purchased the properties for rentals from foreclosure.&nbsp; <br/><br/>I work in the capital equipment world where we periodically provide lenders with repurchase agreements as an additional incentive to&nbsp;get customers financed.&nbsp;In order to get a reasonable sales price for my property, I'm wondering whether a lender would consider a 5 year amortizing repurchase agreement as additional incentive in allowing someone to finance a property at a price over the recent foreclosures.&nbsp; <br/><br/>Any opinions?<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Repurchase-Agreements-in-Residential-Market/519208/ 2013-11-16T18:08:00Z how do i change the contact info??? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-change-the-contact-info/516118/ 1 reply Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-change-the-contact-info/516118/ 2013-10-21T17:38:00Z real estate property assessments Richmond, VA http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/real-estate-property-assessments-Richmond-VA/512960/ My neighbors on either side of me at 4020 Chevy Chase St., Richmond, VA 23227 have much higher values and city tax assessments than my home. My home is zillowed at $184,000 and actually MUCH nicer than the one next to me zillowed at $239,000. I hate to complain and end up I pay higher taxes ,but I fell like this low tax assessment is hurting my appraisal value for an upcoming home equity loan. What would you suggest?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/real-estate-property-assessments-Richmond-VA/512960/ 2013-09-26T05:40:00Z The "last sold price" of our house on Zillow is way off from the actual sold price that we paid for. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-last-sold-price-of-our-house-on-Zillow-is-way-off-from-the-actual-sold-price-that-we-paid-for/506695/ We paid $480K for our house in 2011 but the "last sold price" appears on Zillow is $400K with correct closing date. The valuation of the house by Zillow is also way off from appraisal value for tax purpose, and even further off from&nbsp;the estimation by&nbsp;the appraisor. How could the information be so wrong? What I need to do to fix it?<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-last-sold-price-of-our-house-on-Zillow-is-way-off-from-the-actual-sold-price-that-we-paid-for/506695/ 2013-08-13T20:18:00Z How come my emaiil address is showing up on my posting? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-come-my-emaiil-address-is-showing-up-on-my-posting/497838/ 0 replies Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-come-my-emaiil-address-is-showing-up-on-my-posting/497838/ 2013-06-19T00:25:00Z Inappropriate listing on my house http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Inappropriate-listing-on-my-house/459030/ I own 2125 Stuart Ave, Richmond, VA &nbsp;23220.<br/>There is a listing reported by Vflyer in 2011 which is not right. &nbsp;My home was not for sale in 2011. &nbsp;We are selling the house now and several potential buyers have noted that the house was on the market each year. &nbsp;This may be a negative influence for our current attempt to sell. &nbsp; Please remove the 2011 listing with Vflyer or assist me in how to get this removed. &nbsp;Thank you - &nbsp;Melissa Jarrard-Mahayni Mjarrard@verizon.net<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Inappropriate-listing-on-my-house/459030/ 2012-09-07T20:09:00Z Why has the value of my home dropped over 10% since May while my neighboorhood value has increased? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-has-the-value-of-my-home-dropped-over-10-since-May-while-my-neighboorhood-value-has-increased/280770/ <p>My home's Zestimate has dropped by $13,000 since May but at the same time Zillow's Neighborhood trend graphs shows my neighborhood increasing in value during the same time.&nbsp; Nothing has changed as far as new construction/destruction in the area.&nbsp;Obviously the housing market is still struggling,but I didnt understand why my particular house going down in value while my neighborhood steadily increased during the same time.</p><br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-has-the-value-of-my-home-dropped-over-10-since-May-while-my-neighboorhood-value-has-increased/280770/ 2009-09-21T13:01:00Z Your help sucks http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Your-help-sucks/269652/ I'm trying to replace the main photo of my house.&nbsp; I fill out the Incorrect Photo box and all I get is the Help Service is temporarily not working.&nbsp; This has been 6 weeks now.<br \><br \>6 replies Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Your-help-sucks/269652/ 2009-08-19T11:35:00Z