It's probably best to fall somewhere in between. If the only choices are lots of furniture vs. almost entirely empty, I'd go with the latter. On another note, it will always benefit you if the property is exceptionally clean. People really do notice.... more
The best advice on Real Estate buying and selling is from a Realtor. Just like when we are sick we go to a Doctor not your friends or Neighbors. Realtors will be happy to give you free advice so invite more than one in your home.
To answer your question as to selling your home other than using a realtor, statistics show that homes that sell with out a realtor usually sell for 7-10% less than they would with a realtor. It may be easier to sell your home to an investor but expect much less than it would sell on the market.
The best thing you can do in getting your home ready to sell is getting rid of what you are not keeping and taking with you. So why not do that now instead of after you sell it. This is the best way for you to get more money for your home.
To get the best return on your home is to get the best Realtor. Just like when people are sick we look for the best doctor.... more
Hi, Donna: Yes, agents work at the direction of their client and in the best interests of the client. All offers must be presented, unless the seller instructs the agent otherwise (e.g., don't show me any offers under X amount of money.)... more
I would. As the price of oil goes higher and higher more and more buyers are looking for gas heat. The other thing is, does the home have central air? Does it have duct work for forced hot air heat? Central is another feature that buyers are insisting on more and more. A home with window air conditioners or through the wall air conditioners will just not bring the price that a home with central can command. If Central air is not an option, consider one of the new systems where the unit hangs on an interior wall and is connected to an outside unit. These do not have to be vented and the appear to be a wonderful alternative to central air. I am seriously considering installing them in my own 1890s home next year.... more
Did you file a homestead rebate application back then and just forget to cliam it? Check out this website for some answers. An accountant could also answer this question.
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Interesting...the simple statement that if you do things the same way each day, you will get the same results. If you do not like the results, change the way you do things is so simple that I missed the
I think you were too high before the price reduction in February. I think you need to give the new price more time to generate some interest. Believe it or not, you've really only been on the market 3 weeks at the correct price.
Here's some other miscellaneous troubleshooting: The dining room floors look worn out in the picture. You might want to take care of that or reshoot the photo if I'm wrong. Also the bedroom pictures are not good. Blurry and/or dark. The picture of the rear is not good. It was shot way too close and It makes it look like you have absolutely no rear yard. I'd reshoot the bedrooms and the rear right away.
And finally, to answer your question, the only thing that produces multiple offers is pricing BELOW market value. Auctions and other gimmicks are not likely to cause anyone to overpay in this market. And even if they do, the appraiser will "fix" it during the mortgage application and you will either reduce to market or kill the deal.
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