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Chad Gray wrote:

Photos with pets. Do they help sell the property?

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Shai,I have yet to hear a prospective home buyer coo over the picture of a pet in a listing.  With that said, I have certainly seen some photogenic pets in photos!  I've even seen pets that seem to enjoy having their picture taken, since they are in every picture in one way or another.Chad Gray PA, RealtorLuxury Living Fort LauderdaleColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate
November 09 2012
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How do I find the current market value of my home?

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If you are seriously thinking about selling your home, the most accurate way to find the true market value is to contact a local Realtor you trust and ask for a Comparable Market Report.  If you are just curious, you might check online real estate information websites like Zillow.  In some states, the local property tax collector posts home value estimates online.  Unfortunately your question does not include a location, so I couldn't check for you.I hope this is helpful!Chad Gray PA, RealtorLuxury Living Fort LauderdaleColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate.
November 09 2012
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REO?S are not that good of a deal anymore?

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Shai,In my experience, foreclosure homes in the Fort Lauderdale area are generally priced at market value.  However, since there is a such a shortage of available homes for sale in the area, as you probably already know, home buyers enter into bidding wars that drive the price up.Chad Gray PA, RealtorLuxury Living Fort LauderdaleColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!
November 09 2012
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I would like to know how much my house is worth. My address is 1242 S. Concord Lane, Glendora, CA 91

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To determine the market value of your home, your best bet is to contact a local Realtor you trust and request a Comparable Market Report.  If you need a referral to a great Realtor in Glendora, let me know!Chad Gray PA, RealtorLuxury Living Fort LauderdaleColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!
November 09 2012
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Short sales can still easily fall apart. why is it so difficult to buy a short sale?

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The difficulty with the short sale process lies squarely with the banks. Some banks do a better job with the process than others.  I wonder where else banks are deficient; hopefully not with their customer's money!  
November 08 2012
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how do i get a hold of the person who is renting a house?

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The first solution that comes to mind is knocking on their front door.
November 08 2012
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Zillow Reports Miami-Fort Lauderdale Market 5th Highest for Home Value Increase
The recent Zillow Real Estate Market Report Brief predicts the Miami-Fort Lauderdale housing market will see house value increases of 3.8% over the next year (September 2012 to September 2013).  That makes the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market the fifth best market on their list.Chad Gray PA, RealtorLuxury Living Fort LauderdaleColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate
November 06 2012
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Can't sell? Try asking for more MONEY

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If the homes are selling the second time around for more money, then perhaps it is a good indicator that the particular market where those homes are located is improving.  In Fort Lauderdale, where both Shai and I are, there is a shortage of homes listed for sale to meet demand.  As a result, prices are increasing.Chad Gray PA, RealtorLuxury Living Fort Lauderdale[Promotion removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.]
November 05 2012
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Should I list on the local MLS?

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If the activities you have tried to advertise your home aren't making the phone ring, there may be a couple of problems.1.  You may not be reaching as many qualified buyers as you think, thus it might make sense to leverage the MLS - the database used be Realtors nationwide. 2.  Your home might be overpriced.  3.  Your home might benefit from curb-appeal improvements.A great Realtor should be able to address all three of those points for you.  However, if you still prefer to sell you home on your own, there are many wonderful articles online that can help you.  Unfortunately Zillow will not allow me to share links with you here.Best of luck!Chad Gray PA, RealtorLuxury Living Fort LauderdaleColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate[Promotion removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.]
November 05 2012
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LAST DAY: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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There's always next year!
November 01 2012
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