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Doug McNeilly, Real Estate Pro in Wayland, MA
Doug McNeilly answered:
Is it helpful to stage a vacant home w. furniture before putting it on the market?
Generally speaking, staging is helpful. Rooms look better when they have furniture in them and Buyers can see whether a king bed or queen bed fits in a bedroom for example. If staging ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 9, 2016 Home Selling in 01821
Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in Carlisle, MA
Craig Chemaly answered:
How much should we lower house to get get traffic again?
Again, I know this is old, but its important. I'll probably write a blog post on it later today. There are only 2 reasons a house doesn't sell: 1) poor exposure or 2) bad pricing.
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Selling in 01821
Lburns, Home Buyer in Billerica, MA
Lburns answered:
my realtor refuse to return my down payment for a house that the deal never went tru...
Was this person a REALTOR(R) or simply a real estate agent? If the salesperson is a REALTOR(R), meaning a member of the National Association of REALTORS, then s/he is required to adher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 16, 2013 Home Buying in 01821
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
can I add a picture to my home?
One of the problems with sites on the Net that only sell ads or just collect email addresses to resell, is that the info on their pages is often meant to cause you to provide your email ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Ownership in 01821
Jim Driscoll,  in Lynnfield, MA
Jim Driscoll answered:
I am underwater or even at best. Refinanced in 2009 so not HAMP able. Current interest on Primary is 5.5 balance of approx 203.5K.
If you would like I can look up sales in your area to try to get a better idea on the value. A lot of clients that we have worked with found that the value might have been higher than t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in 01821
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Property not selling. Price reduction?
Your original goal was to list at $149,000. You listed at $172,000. That is about 15% above your intended price. That is 6% above the 'absolute silence' threshold. Clearly you need no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Selling in 01821
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