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Brett And Jen wrote:

Looking to get a Jumbo Loan at 90% LTV

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Difficult, but definitely possible. The lender will need to review all your financials and you'll probably have to give up your first born child.
June 23 2011
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I tried putting your listings widget on my blog but it's not displaying correctly. My blog:

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I was able to put our reviews on our personal website...it was a little frustrating, but then again, I'm a realtor and not a website designer!
June 23 2011
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how do i get the zestimate removed from my listings

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I believe the homeowner can request it not be shown, if they sign up for a Zillow account.
June 23 2011
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How does a new agent change the prior listing agent's office/name to the new listing agent?

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Our office manager handles this with the board for us.
June 23 2011
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How to select a real estate agent to sell our house?

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Interview. Some personalities clash. Some agents have active listings, but don't sell many. Pick the agent that will market your home and will network with agents and buyers to get your home. Some agents sit back and hope the phone rings for a showing. The best way to get your home sold is to have a proactive agent working for you!
June 23 2011
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How do I choose and change comps?

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Know the inventory! If you go out and preview every listing in your farm area, it will be easy for you to pick comps and determine a price.
June 23 2011
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thinking about selling my house

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Most people sell when they need to. Whether they are changing location for their job, if they have outgrown their home by having children, if they need a single level home because they are getting older and stairs are a problem (or from an injury), if they need to reduce their mortgage payment, if they want to downsize, etc.
June 23 2011
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How does Zillow estimate home values?

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Based on square footage taken from the tax rolls and neighborhood sales. Unfortunately, we have found that Zillow does not account for views, lay of the land, better parts of the neighborhood, and custom homes.
June 23 2011
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how can I get a free appraisal?

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Unfortunately, this is not likely to happen. I have heard of some lenders waiving the appraisal fee, but don't know for certain.
June 23 2011
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What are you thoughts on "home-staging"?

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A buyer knows if they want the home within the first 8 seconds of walking through the front door. First impression is everything! If you use a stager who knows what they are doing, they will make the impact rooms pop! This will dramatically help your home sell!
June 23 2011
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