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Helen Edwards wrote:

How to find a good realtor?

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Zillow..they have a client Review tab on the realtor's profile.First I'd ask all friends, co workers & relatives who they've used and liked.Then arrange for appointments to interview the chosen ones.Ask them plenty of questions. How long in the business, referrals etc..Go with the one you feel most comfortable.
April 13 2012
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What kind of closing gifts do customers like to receive?

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Just gave a half bushel of steamed Crabs as a closing gift to a couple from New Mexico who craved seafood again as originally from the eastern shore. They were thrilled. Also helped them unload their rental truck. After spending time showing clients around sometimes for months, you hear their likes. Gifts that show you Listen are usually a hit.  A planned take out dinner for the first night in their new home is nice too.
April 13 2012
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if i buy a townhouse can i change the flooring on my own or do i need to ask permission from the boa

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Always a good idea to check with the HOA on any questions. Most condos units work as if the owners own the interior and theassociation owns/maintains the exterior. Carpet will not be a problem as most buyers seem to want to freshen up or choose their own colors or patterns. Townhouses as opposed to stackable condos, are side by side units with most having a fire wall between them.I can't see a reason that the noise level would would make a difference.
April 02 2012
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Are there real homeowners, or prospective buyers that benefit from the service Zillow provides?

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Many of my buyers have come through Zillow. I am Very grateful for their continued quality in marketing. When we ask our walk ins how they found us, on line, Zillow is almost certain to come up first. Zillow is easy to search and has All of the MLS listings. Start here first!
March 28 2012
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how do i find the year built on a specific home?

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County office, commissioner of revenue, would have that information as well as assessed value.
March 05 2012
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Winterized home

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Just recently sold a Deutsche home. It went rather smoothly. Bank is looking only at their bottom line as selling as is.  If dewinterizing is necessary and re-ing again, believe it is most important to do so. Buyers need to know what they are purchasing and the problems that may incur. Buyers will have to have the power cut on in their name too for these inspections. Good deals can be made. 
March 03 2012
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How long are short sales taking in the Chicago area?

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More like 6 months to be on the safe side of expectation
March 02 2012
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How much difference would a door make?

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Even a den would need a bit of privacy and noise control from time to time. Think your idea of a door would enhance the property. The investment of a door is minimal and there are so many wonderful designs. This room could be a focal point and multi faceted!  You're Genius..
February 29 2012
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Sending listing reports to sellers

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Great Feature!
February 21 2012
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What qualifies a room as a bed room?

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I would add a Door to the qualifications...
February 16 2012
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