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Liane Jamason's Advice
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Liane Jamason wrote:
What do I have to pay when selling my home could you break it down for me
Hi there - I'll give you a general breakdown but as someone else said every situation is a bit different. Typically if you hire a Realtor, you will pay a commission which is a percentage of what the house sells for. Every brokerage/agent has a different commission amount. Also you'll pay pro-rated taxes for your portion of the year that you owned the home, as well as often the Seller pays a portion of title related fees for the buyer (Owner's Title Policy, maybe a lien search fee). Sometimes Buyers will also ask a Seller to pay for a portion of their closing costs (but typically they make up for it by coming in with a strong offer.) When I meet with potential sellers, I usually prepare a Seller's Net Sheet for them based on the price we agree to list the house for so they can see what their net proceeds will be after they pay off any existing mortgage. If you'd like, I can prepare one for you, just drop me a line.Liane Jamason, REALTOR[Promotion and contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines.]
My home's estimate
Zillow just uses an a complex mathematical formula to complete home valuations and it should not by any means be considered 100% accurate. Only an experienced Realtor or appraiser can check the comparable sales in your neighborhood, the upgrades in your home and give you a more accurate ballpark value. Please call if you'd like a professional complimentary market valuation done for your property.(removed by moderator) Please see our good neighbor policy.
Can a home be purchased after lis pendis but before foreclosure listing?
Yes, if the homeowner is upside down and a lis pendens has been filed you can still purchase it from the homeowner as a short sale. We are short sale specialists - give us a call if you need assistance.
which are the three most desirable neighborhoods in St. Petersburg
For Privacy - check out Placido Bayou - its one of the few gated communities in St. Pete. Also highly desirable (I can't stick to just 3!) are Old Northeast, Venetian Isles, parts of Shore Acres, Snell Isle, Coffee Pot Bayou. As someone else said, it all depends on what you are looking for... I also like Harbor Isle - its tucked away behind a golf course and many homes there are waterfront with docks. Very private. You may also like Pasadena Yacht & Country Club in Gulfport, just 10 mins from downtown St. Pete. Call if we can help!
Is the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act driving down home prices?
I haven't seen it happen yet but I think it could if something is not done soon. I live in a Waterfront neighborhood myself and keep a close eye on the "comps". I saw one listing recently go under contract, and then subsequently come back on the market as Active. I called the listing agent to find out why and she said "Flood insurance". The current owners were only paying about $700 a year and the insurance company couldn't even give an accurate quote to the new buyers yet. It scared them off. The longer homes sit on the market, the more buyers think there is something wrong with it and they tend to offer a lower price, so yes, I think this could affect pricing but its early to see how much...
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can a realtor refuse to list my house if they dont like the price i am asking?
Absolutely a Realtor can refuse to list your home if they don't like the price you are hoping to achieve. Keep in mind, as Realtors, we spend our hard earned money up front advertising and marketing your home, regardless of whether it sells or not. If several Realtors don't think a price of $300K is realistic, maybe you should look deeper into why they feel this way. If there are similar properties selling for much less, that may be the reason. I wouldn't think you want a Realtor who just tells you what you want to hear, but rather, what the truth is and the reality of your market. Hope this helps and good luck!
Should any Real Estate agent in my area be able to do a market analysis on my home?
Yes - however a market analysis is an opinion - and everyone has one. I agree with the others who said you should get 2 or 3. However you also want to look at the agent's qualifications who is preparing the CMA. Are they a full-time Realtor who really knows the market? What is their list-to-sell ratio? Mine's 96%. That means if I list a house for $100K, on average it sells for $96K. Some Realtors are lower because they tend to overprice a home and then have to crawl back to the seller with their tail between their legs asking for a price reduction. Don't just go with the highest number - really try to have a look at the homes in the CMA - which is most like yours? If you were a buyer, which would you buy? How many listings does the agent have? Do they specialize in the type of home you have or neighborhood that you are in? Hope this helps!
What is the going percentage rate for a realtor to receive ?
There is no "going rate" - it can vary greatly city to city, company to company, and even from selling a residential property to vacant land. I would try to look up agents in your area that specialize in selling land or businesses and get quotes from them. Please let me know if you need help finding someone near you - I have a great network of top agents.
How do I handle someone who wants to see my home when I've only posted it on Make Me Move?
The Realtor involved is probably going to want to get paid a commission - so if they make an offer - make sure that is stated somewhere so you know if you have to factor that into your decision. You might call your own Realtor to get an idea of what area comp sales have been recently so you know what a good offer looks like.
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