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My-mister, Home Buyer in Pekin, IL

We are doing a 2nd viewing of a home. It is being sold by owner. How do I find out the comps in this area?

Asked by My-mister, Pekin, IL Sat Jun 30, 2012

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Always use an agent. I've been stuck trying to sell a home that someone bought fsbo because they paid too much. Only the agent knows the comparables truly. Websites dont tell you the condition of the neighboring homes that sold, or what amenities or features the home had in it. Calling an agent would have been the best because they would have given you accurate numbers and could have previewed current competition along with looking up solds + inside photographs.
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Just because you are looking at a for sale by owner does not mean you should not work with a Reatlor of your own, who will then be able to provide you with a market evaluation of the property and assist you in the price of your initial offer and the negotiations and all that follows up to the successful closing. Most For Sale by Owners will cooperate with a Realtor who is bringing them a ready and willing and approved buyer..... and they will pay the commission to that Realtor in most cases....

Why would you do this on your own....??????
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 30, 2012
Ask your buyers agent to provide them for you. The only true comps are sold properties. Everything being offered for sale is still a wish.
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James thank you for your response. I am the buyer. I did a search on a couple local real estate sites for sold properites in the immediate area. I believe I found out the info I need.
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I am the buyer. I looked at recently sold properties in and around the area on a real estate website and compared property features to features. Got kind of an idea from there. Thank you James your response was appreciated.
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another reason o work with a good Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 30, 2012
I found some by searching on real estate web sites in the immediate area of the home I am interested in...thanks!
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