Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Selling,Raleigh- NC http://www.zillow.com/advice/Raleigh-NC/home-selling/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate What percentage of For Sale By Owners sell? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-of-For-Sale-By-Owners-sell/416542/ I think its close to 90% fail and by the time they fail, the home owner has lost even more value on their home. I was talking with a&nbsp;colleague&nbsp;about it today, regretting the fact that more agents don't do pro bono work for distressed homeowners. I am sure that many for sale by owners would hire an agent if they could afford to, some are just so upside down though. So is there a better way to guide them? I don't think the agent should do the heavy lifting because the home owner has chosen to go it alone...<br \><br \>110 replies Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-of-For-Sale-By-Owners-sell/416542/ 2011-09-21T22:05:00Z Can a selling agent approve house work? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-selling-agent-approve-house-work/570380/ Hi<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A friend of mine is selling a house and working with a realtor in a different location. The realtor approved work to be done without the consent of my friend and sent her the invoice expecting it to be paid. She's upset over this and wondering what recourse can she have on the agent for doing this?<br \><br \>15 replies Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-selling-agent-approve-house-work/570380/ 2014-12-25T22:13:00Z What percentage of For Sale By Owners sell? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-of-For-Sale-By-Owners-sell/416542/ I think its close to 90% fail and by the time they fail, the home owner has lost even more value on their home. I was talking with a&nbsp;colleague&nbsp;about it today, regretting the fact that more agents don't do pro bono work for distressed homeowners. I am sure that many for sale by owners would hire an agent if they could afford to, some are just so upside down though. So is there a better way to guide them? I don't think the agent should do the heavy lifting because the home owner has chosen to go it alone...<br \><br \>108 replies Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-of-For-Sale-By-Owners-sell/416542/ 2011-09-21T22:05:00Z I hate my neighborhood. Last year I bought my first house (a townhouse like condo) in Raleigh, NC. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-hate-my-neighborhood-Last-year-I-bought-my-first-house-a-townhouse-like-condo-in-Raleigh-NC/483695/ 3 replies Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-hate-my-neighborhood-Last-year-I-bought-my-first-house-a-townhouse-like-condo-in-Raleigh-NC/483695/ 2013-03-19T18:27:00Z Can the new buyers keep coming back and looking at the house after DD period ends? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-the-new-buyers-keep-coming-back-and-looking-at-the-house-after-DD-period-ends/561190/ The buyers on our home have come back quite a few times and one time they even broke something (then asked for it to be fixed) But we are fine with fixing it as it is minor. My question is can they keep coming back and looking at the house after DD and before closing date OTHER than the FINAL walk through? We still live there and each time is a process, moving the pets and keeping house "perfect" while we are also trying to get packed up to move ourselves.&nbsp;<br \><br \>9 replies Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-the-new-buyers-keep-coming-back-and-looking-at-the-house-after-DD-period-ends/561190/ 2014-09-30T14:12:00Z Buyers Request 3 day delay in Closing (Nothing to do with the Loan) http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers-Request-3-day-delay-in-Closing-Nothing-to-do-with-the-Loan/561553/ I am set to close on my home on the 31. Have received word from Buyers Agent that Buyer is requesting 3 day delay in closing so that Buyer does not have to make a mortgage payment until January! Everything with their loan is processed and approved. My Agent advised there is nothing I can do about it because of the 14 day delay clause in the OPC form, But they are still requesting I sign something agreeing to this. I do NOT agree to this especially because I already have a contingent sale addendum on my new home (which was set to close the same day) Not to mention moving the date from the 31 into the following month means another mortgage payment will be due, not to mention my additional costs for moving etc. Is there ANYTHING I can do about this???<br \><br \>10 replies Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers-Request-3-day-delay-in-Closing-Nothing-to-do-with-the-Loan/561553/ 2014-10-03T14:07:00Z i was requested to 'rate my realtor'; i want to be honest,but will he find out? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-was-requested-to-%27rate-my-realtor%27-i-want-to-be-honest-but-will-he-find-out/496101/ we changed realtors, and would like to give an honest reason as to why, but, i wouldn't want him to be able to trace the comments back to me.&nbsp; i do want to warn future clients so they don't go thru what we went thru.<br \><br \>12 replies Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/i-was-requested-to-%27rate-my-realtor%27-i-want-to-be-honest-but-will-he-find-out/496101/ 2013-06-08T20:48:00Z Hello, can you increase my Zestimates???! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-can-you-increase-my-Zestimates/560962/ My Zestimates is $245k lower than my asking price, this is not going to help me sell my home.&nbsp; The last home in my neighborhood&nbsp; similar to mine sold for $265k a few months ago. I feel this is going to scare a lot of possible buyers away from even looking at my home.&nbsp; I look at your site all the time (we are planning to move to Florida) and I look at the Zestmates and they are very close to the asking price, mine is the biggest gap that I have seen will I have been looking.&nbsp; Please help me, I really need to sell my home ASAP!!!!!!<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hello-can-you-increase-my-Zestimates/560962/ 2014-09-28T17:04:00Z Is a buyout happening in my neighborhood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-buyout-happening-in-my-neighborhood/559796/ I heard a rumor that a corporation might be buying up condos in my neighborhood, in order to dissolve my HOA and build on our land. How would I find out if that's true? Is there public record of this?<br \><br \>2 replies Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-buyout-happening-in-my-neighborhood/559796/ 2014-09-18T20:31:00Z Why am I getting no showings? Is it time to pull it off the market? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-am-I-getting-no-showings-Is-it-time-to-pull-it-off-the-market/355552/ My house has been on the market for 2 months and is both larger and in MUCH better shape than any of the comp houses in the area.&nbsp; It has a ton of updates and my realtor said it is in perfect condition.&nbsp; We have already dropped the price 3 times (totaling 12%) and we have only gotten 2 showing total since it was put on the market. We also had a broker open house, after the 1st price reduction, where everyone that attended thought our pricing and the condition of the house was great. We are asking far less than the tax value and if we drop the price much more there will be no point in selling.&nbsp;&nbsp; My realtor is at a loss as to why no one is looking and so are we.&nbsp; Is it worth it to keep trying or is it time to just pull it off the market?&nbsp; We are currently priced less per sq. foot than any other house in the neighborhood.<br \><br \>10 replies Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-am-I-getting-no-showings-Is-it-time-to-pull-it-off-the-market/355552/ 2010-06-28T16:47:00Z Selling Strategy - 3 Months on Market and NO Showings! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-Strategy-3-Months-on-Market-and-NO-Showings/541445/ We listed our house in January for $229 K.&nbsp; It is a 2100 sq ft home in pristine condition, located in a small suburb of Raleigh, NC (hot market right now).&nbsp; However, we have not gotten one showing of our home.&nbsp; We lowered it to $199 K and still no showings.&nbsp; We owe $190K on our mortgage (paid $215 for it originally) and so we are already going to come out of pocket to pay the realtor.&nbsp; She said people are looking at our listing but no one is even calling about it.&nbsp; <br/><br/>The issue is not with the condition of the house, because it is beautiful inside and out.&nbsp; I have heard that our town is just slow to move real estate, even though we are in the county everyone wants to be in because of the schools. Any suggestions of what we can do to get people to come look at our house?&nbsp; I hate to just give the house away for free.&nbsp; Should we try to sell ourselves so we can lower the price even more? <br/><br/><br \><br \>10 replies Mon, 19 May 2014 14:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Selling-Strategy-3-Months-on-Market-and-NO-Showings/541445/ 2014-05-19T14:32:00Z value of my home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/value-of-my-home/513744/ 4 bdrm/2-1/2 bath, 3,000 sq ft, 1 acre land, outside professionally painted last month.&nbsp; Deck professionally cleaned and stained last month.&nbsp; 2-1/2 side load garage.&nbsp; formal l/r , dinning room. huge eat in kitchen,&nbsp; 3 pantry's den w/brick f/p downstairs,&nbsp; huge den over garage upstairs,&nbsp; pull down stairs to partially floored attic. cedar exterior concrete drive w/ parking pad..<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/value-of-my-home/513744/ 2013-10-01T22:57:00Z If a house just like ours is on the market listed for a price that we would love to sell our house a http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-a-house-just-like-ours-is-on-the-market-listed-for-a-price-that-we-would-love-to-sell-our-house-a/509285/ 4 replies Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-a-house-just-like-ours-is-on-the-market-listed-for-a-price-that-we-would-love-to-sell-our-house-a/509285/ 2013-08-30T15:18:00Z Why doesn't my listing come up with the filter? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-doesn%27t-my-listing-come-up-with-the-filter/501676/ My listing&nbsp;is 9110 White Eagle Ct in Raleigh NC.<br/>If I use filter criteria:<br/>For Sale: By Agent, By Owner<br/>Home Type: Single Family, Condo Apartment, Multi Family<br/>$400-$450, 3+bedrooms, 2+baths<br/>Zero results.&nbsp; I know there is at least one - mine. There should be dozens.<br/>I have a townhouse (not sure what home type that is) for sale by owner<br/>Why doesn't Zillow work?<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-doesn%27t-my-listing-come-up-with-the-filter/501676/ 2013-07-13T11:04:00Z Buyers did not show to closing today - no reason given - what are our options? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers-did-not-show-to-closing-today-no-reason-given-what-are-our-options/497222/ We accepted their offer 2 months ago and gave them 45 days to get a loan which was approved. &nbsp;They asked for an extension 2 weeks ago which we granted and has since passed. &nbsp;We made all the repairs they requested which were inspected afterwards by the buyers. &nbsp;We accommodated every request. &nbsp;They agreed to close yesterday and did not show to closing. &nbsp;The settlement date is up on Tuesday. Their agent told our agent that there is no reason for the "delay" in closing and they want another extension. &nbsp;(We denied the second extension.) &nbsp;They clearly don't want to close but will give us no reason for not showing. &nbsp;What are our options here? &nbsp;They paid 3k in earnest money. &nbsp;I assume we can keep that. &nbsp;But this has cost us thousands more because of their negligence. &nbsp;We moved out 2 weeks ago before the first closing date. &nbsp;So now we're paying rent and mortgage... and if we sue for breach of contract will our house not be able to be shown during this time?<br \><br \>4 replies Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyers-did-not-show-to-closing-today-no-reason-given-what-are-our-options/497222/ 2013-06-15T02:27:00Z I want to renew my listing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-renew-my-listing/499744/ apparently, my listing expired.&nbsp; I want to renew it without having to re-enter all the information but I don't see that option.&nbsp; The listing is for 204 claflin ct. Raleigh nc<br \><br \>2 replies Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-renew-my-listing/499744/ 2013-06-30T20:46:00Z How do I flag my house to "make me move"? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-flag-my-house-to-make-me-move/494917/ 1 reply Sat, 01 Jun 2013 17:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-flag-my-house-to-make-me-move/494917/ 2013-06-01T17:07:00Z Only 1 year on house and want to sell http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Only-1-year-on-house-and-want-to-sell/483696/ I hate my neighborhood.&nbsp; Last year I bought my first house (a townhouse like condo).&nbsp;&nbsp; How do I get out of this mess after living in it for only 1 year?&nbsp; <br/>The background:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I thought that I had checked out the neighborhood quite thoroughly. I have a dog - not a big dog, not a small dog -- just somewhere in the middle so it was/is important to be in a dog friendly neighborhood.&nbsp; EVERYONE I spoke to said "Yes, we are a dog friendly neighborhood."&nbsp; "Yes we play with our dogs."&nbsp; They lied!&nbsp; Their idea of playing with their dog is walking them.&nbsp; NO ONE plays with their dog!&nbsp; You know throw a ball, let the dog run around in zoomies.&nbsp; They do not want me playing with my dog on the property at all. (Don't say take her to a dog park - she is too timid.) I don't like these people and they do not (not that it matters to me) like me.&nbsp; I feel completely betrayed and actually cried for the 1st 2 months knowing it was a mistake.&nbsp; Can someone help me?<br \><br \>14 replies Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Only-1-year-on-house-and-want-to-sell/483696/ 2013-03-19T18:33:00Z Short sale & sizable savings http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Short-sale-sizable-savings/490814/ <p>I am looking into selling my home - I separated in 2009, divorced in 8/2012 and have since had a child. At present, the home is solely in my name (deed was changed) but my ex husband is still listed on the loan. I pay the mortgage on a monthly basis and have never been late. I've met with 2 realtors - both told me the house will not sell for what I owe. (113k.) At that time, I obtained a secured loan - I have approx 7k in my savings account as a result. I'd hoped to fix the house somewhat, in order to have a better chance at selling and to be able to make up the difference in commission to the realtor. (priced at 4.5%) At this point, I want to just get rid of this home as it's far too much mortgage for me and I'm afraid it's going to just sit on the market for years. 1) Does a short sale sound like my best option? I've never been late on the mortgage payment but I really don't want my credit to take a hit. And 2) What should I do with the money in my savings from the loan prior to applying for my short sale? Will the bank look at the savings and decline my hardship/short sale application?<br/>&nbsp;<br/>Thank you.</p><br \><br \>13 replies Sat, 04 May 2013 16:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Short-sale-sizable-savings/490814/ 2013-05-04T16:04:00Z Will you please help me find an entire spreadsheet list of houses in the Raleigh, NC area? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-you-please-help-me-find-an-entire-spreadsheet-list-of-houses-in-the-Raleigh-NC-area/487954/ <div>Hello,&nbsp;<br/><div>I am interested in finding more information regarding the entire housing market for Raleigh, North Carolina.&nbsp;<br/><div>I have chosen the Raleigh housing market for my graduate level statistics course. I am interested in finding a spreadsheet with the entire selling price listings for the city. I would like to ask if you would please assist me in gathering more information? For my analysis, I am only interested in the address locations and the selling price. I have already found a large amount of demographic information for the city.&nbsp;<br/><div>I have been unable to find a complete spreadsheet with listings to download. I would like to draw a random sample from the entire list to show the average home price, variation and standard deviation as a representation of the entire market.&nbsp;<br/><div>In addition, I currently live in Raleigh and will be getting married at the end of July.&nbsp;<br/><div>Thank you for the assistance,<br/><div>John</div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 15 Apr 2013 01:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-you-please-help-me-find-an-entire-spreadsheet-list-of-houses-in-the-Raleigh-NC-area/487954/ 2013-04-15T01:31:00Z