Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Selling Process,VA http://www.zillow.com/advice/VA/home-selling-selling-process/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate How can I list my home on Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-list-my-home-on-Zillow/555053/ It is for sale by owner.<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-list-my-home-on-Zillow/555053/ 2014-08-16T16:29:00Z How do I list my home and what does it cost? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-home-and-what-does-it-cost/554140/ <p>I am looking to move from Virginia Beach, 23455, to Kansas and need to sell my home. Just getting started and trying to figure this all out.</p><br \><br \>3 replies Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-list-my-home-and-what-does-it-cost/554140/ 2014-08-11T01:06:00Z how do i list my home on zillow http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-list-my-home-on-zillow/551905/ 1 reply Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-list-my-home-on-zillow/551905/ 2014-07-29T00:24:00Z How to get rid of cooking smell while selling your home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-get-rid-of-cooking-smell-while-selling-your-home/352355/ <u><strong>Here are few tips to get rid of the smell:</strong></u><br/><br/>1. While cooking pour Vinegar in small bowl and leave it around.<br/>2. I have read this online but haven't tried, pour Vanilla extract on a cotton ball leave around the house.<br/>2. Turn on the exhaust fan before you start cooking and leave it ON after you are done cooking.<br/>3. After cooking if the house still smell, boil a cup or two mixture of Vinegar and water (25:75). If don't like to strong odor of Vinegar, add couple of drops of Vanilla extra to the boiling vinegar. Also a friend of mine recommended Red Wine Vinegar instead of while distilled vinegar.<br/>4. Roast coffee beans.<br/>5. Boil a pot of water filled with orange peels or lemon peels or cinnamon it will kill the smell.<br/>6. Pour beer in a baking tray and put it in the oven on low heat, it will smell like a fresh baked bread.<br/>7. Baking soda left in an open container absorbs the cooking odor of the kitchen or room.<br/>8. Turn on the ceiling fans in the rooms around the kitchen. Or place a wall or portable fan close to the window near your kitchen.<br/>9. If you have non-porous kitchen counter, wipe it with lemon or vinegar water.<br/>10. Wash the vent filters after cooking.<br \><br \>11 replies Wed, 02 Jun 2010 02:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-get-rid-of-cooking-smell-while-selling-your-home/352355/ 2010-06-02T02:27:00Z How do I get more people to look at my house for sale and get it sold? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-more-people-to-look-at-my-house-for-sale-and-get-it-sold/542262/ Hello, <br/><br/>I am a home owner whose house has been on the market for about 20 days now (though we took it off the market for a week to re-finish the floors). We live in Alexandria about 5-6 miles from Old Town.&nbsp;Two other houses in our development sold within days. Unfortunately this is not the case with our home though it has more updates than most; is open and filled with light; has&nbsp;a spectacular view of a fish pond and a creek and is just minutes from DC.&nbsp;&nbsp; We did get a below-market contract last week,&nbsp;which we rejected. My concern, however,&nbsp;is that we just don't have enough people looking at the house.&nbsp;We dropped the price after just a few days in the market to just at, and even slightly below, market value; refinished the hardwood floors, removed clutter, painted,&nbsp;planted flowers--all the right things we read about--but I don't hear my phone ringing off the hook.&nbsp;I don't get it. Our realtor was convinced it would go the first week and even get multiple contracts. I would settle for more than 3-4 parties a week looking at it. &nbsp;Is there a standard for what is considered to be acceptable interest in a house for sale? &nbsp;Is there anything else one can do to get traffic in addition to listings with photos and virtual tours? Are there listings or&nbsp;platforms where you can better target your potential buyers? <br/><br/>Thank you.<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 23 May 2014 21:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-more-people-to-look-at-my-house-for-sale-and-get-it-sold/542262/ 2014-05-23T21:52:00Z HOW DO I LIST MY HOUSE IN MLS WITHOUT HIRING A REALTOR. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-DO-I-LIST-MY-HOUSE-IN-MLS-WITHOUT-HIRING-A-REALTOR/242173/ 101 replies Wed, 03 Jun 2009 14:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOW-DO-I-LIST-MY-HOUSE-IN-MLS-WITHOUT-HIRING-A-REALTOR/242173/ 2009-06-03T14:10:00Z 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 What are the steps in the "for sale by owner" process? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-steps-in-the-for-sale-by-owner-process/547032/ 0 replies Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-steps-in-the-for-sale-by-owner-process/547032/ 2014-06-25T00:07:00Z (Moved): What does cancel failed & upload more mean? How do you delete photos you do not want? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-does-cancel-failed-upload-more-mean-How-do-you-delete-photos-you-do-not-want/543865/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-cancel-failed-upload-more-mean-How-do-you-delete-photos-you-do-not-want/543591/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-cancel-failed-upload-more-mean-How-do-you-delete-photos-you-do-not-want/543591/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-What-does-cancel-failed-upload-more-mean-How-do-you-delete-photos-you-do-not-want/543865/ 2014-06-03T14:47:00Z (Moved): WHat other services does ZIllow offer in selling a house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-WHat-other-services-does-ZIllow-offer-in-selling-a-house/543184/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHat-other-services-does-ZIllow-offer-in-selling-a-house/543182/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/WHat-other-services-does-ZIllow-offer-in-selling-a-house/543182/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 29 May 2014 20:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-WHat-other-services-does-ZIllow-offer-in-selling-a-house/543184/ 2014-05-29T20:42:00Z My property is 3924 Pughsville Rd, Suffolk VA curently for sale at $148K http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-property-is-3924-Pughsville-Rd-Suffolk-VA-curently-for-sale-at-148K/541986/ Why doesn't it correct current price?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 22 May 2014 12:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/My-property-is-3924-Pughsville-Rd-Suffolk-VA-curently-for-sale-at-148K/541986/ 2014-05-22T12:27:00Z I HAVE A HOUSE I WANT TO SELL. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-HAVE-A-HOUSE-I-WANT-TO-SELL/541017/ THE HOUSE IS ON FIVE ACRES. &nbsp;THE HOUSE COULD USE SOME WORK.<br/>SHOULD I SELL THE PROPERTY AS IS OR SHOULD I PUT SOME MONEY INTO FOR SALE. &nbsp;THERE IS A GOOD POSSIBILITY THAT A BUYER WOULD TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE AND BUILD A NEW ONE. &nbsp;ANY THOUGHTS?<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 16 May 2014 12:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-HAVE-A-HOUSE-I-WANT-TO-SELL/541017/ 2014-05-16T12:21:00Z 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 I listed a house today but dont see it? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-listed-a-house-today-but-dont-see-it/537044/ Im having trouble finding the house i listed<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-listed-a-house-today-but-dont-see-it/537044/ 2014-04-18T18:36:00Z How can I get my home on sale with Zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-my-home-on-sale-with-Zillow/535942/ 1 reply Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-my-home-on-sale-with-Zillow/535942/ 2014-04-10T18:32:00Z how do you list for sale by owner house on zillow? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-you-list-for-sale-by-owner-house-on-zillow/534876/ 1 reply Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-you-list-for-sale-by-owner-house-on-zillow/534876/ 2014-04-02T20:31:00Z 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 How soon should I talk to a real estate agent to place my home on the market in May 2014? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-soon-should-I-talk-to-a-real-estate-agent-to-place-my-home-on-the-market-in-May-2014/521239/ 8 replies Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-soon-should-I-talk-to-a-real-estate-agent-to-place-my-home-on-the-market-in-May-2014/521239/ 2013-12-10T00:23:00Z How to be listed as featured home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-be-listed-as-featured-home/528842/ 1 reply Tue, 18 Feb 2014 01:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-be-listed-as-featured-home/528842/ 2014-02-18T01:51:00Z