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Jory Blake

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Agent

Expert Real Estate Services, California Dept Of Real Estate (7 years experience)

4 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Probate/Senior specialist

Advice

  • (22 Contributions,
  • 0 Best Answers,
  • 2 Helpful)

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What kitchen flooring sells best in Riverside Ca homes&

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Hi there, I can tell you that most buyers appreciate large ( 18"-24") Ceramic tiles in the kitchen area. Please stay away from any in-lays in the flooring and lay at a diagonal pattern for a better effect. I didnt see the color of your cabinets but you might want to take a cabinet door with you when selecting a neutral tile.Hope this helps some!I'm happy to provide more information and an evaluation when needed,,,Jory BlakeKeller Williams Realty[contact information deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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My listing agent (seller's agent) misrepresent

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Hello Hidemail!On our local area (Riverside), it is customary to have seller provide section 1 clearance which involves an inspection and report. The fee for this is usually around $100.00 unless there are needed repairs.I bring this up because some homes will actually pass inspection or need very minimal treatment and it was unclear whether or not you need repairs/treatment based on your post.Best wishes,Jory Blake

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I need to sell my home in Riverside , Corona FAST!

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Thank you Norma, I appreciate the kind words and the nice testimonial as well.I hope you all enjoy your time in Genoa. Tell Tim I will be sending you some of those "special" cookies for Christmas again.Take care,Jory Blake

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House isn't selling, will not be able to afford house much longer.

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Hi there , I'm in California where the rules are probably different.We have a saying that "every house will sell if its priced right".I understand your margins are very tight,however, every month is costing you dearly.Here are three options:(1) Offer a seller wrap around finance or "subject to" ( Consult with a pro on this or email for more information). Basically, you collect a large down payment from someone who cant get a mortgage at this time, but will qualify within 2-3 years.(2) Drop your home price as low as possible even if you have to cover the commissions from a savings or other.(3) Rent it out for an indefinite period of time and sit on it until you have enough value to clear all costs.Hope this helps some..Jory BlakeRealtor in Riverside ,CA.

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HOW DO YOU LIST LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER

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Hi Karen, there are a ton of resources to sell real property on your own and I am happy to email you the best places to start.Another option would be pay a Realtor to place on MLS only for a minimal fee. Since all of these websites pull and syndicate from MLS data, it would be the best "bang for your buck".You may also need a good title/escrow company, please let me know if you need some experienced officers.

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How much do you charge to list a home for sale.

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Hi there White Stone...I don't charge anything to list it but WHEN I sell it the fee ranges from 4%-6% depending on what kind of agreement we reach.When I list and sell your home, I usually try and pay my own fees by increasing the offer amounts using my trade skills.Please read this quick article I just wrote about the woman we helped sell a home for. She almost did it herself.[link deleted by Zillow moderator. please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]I'm happy to answer any questions you may have and offer 100% transparency and full disclosure.Sincerely,Jory BlakeExpert Listing Agent[deleted by Zillow moderator. please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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will solar panels add $$$ value to your home?

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Hi Larry, that is of course relative to the cost of installation. I can tell you with all sincerity that most buyers dont really "get it".What I mean is that you can show buyers the savings enjoyed with having solar power and it seems to go right through the space between the ears.There are however some buyers that would calculate the savings and benefits ( Including environmental) of having the solar system in place.Also be aware , there are systems you purchase and systems that are leased...the lease fee usually passes on to the subsequent home buyer.Hope this helps some,best wishes.Jory Blake

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contract obligations

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In California, an agent has earned a commission when he secures a qualified buyer for the home at the price listed. If you back out during the listing period prior to an accepted offer, and the listing agent allows this,you may want to offer some sort of payment in consideration of any time invested.The key here is to advise the listing agent , PRIOR to signing the listing agreement, that there is a chance you will buy out the interest in the property.If you and your brother cant agree on a price, I would hire an appraisal and agree to to use the appraisal results as the sales price.

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