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Century 21 Princeton Properties
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Your most important goal should be marketing your co-op so that you can receive the highest possible offer from an approved buyer, apart from any furniture you have. Some buyers prefer that a unit should be delivered vacant, unless the buyer indicates there are specific items they may consider purchasing from you. Furniture can be negotiated with your buyer, but they may have their own furniture and your tastes may be very different. As mentioned in previous posts, you can always store your furniture and sell it later.
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin
Fillmore Real Estate Branch #19
Brooklyn NY 11210
917-593-4068 - David mobile
646-318-5031 â€“ Bonnie mobile
Try to sell it without the furniture, most people like to see a clean slate. As your agent I would addive and try to get the highest offer possible. The key is how to work on marketing strategies.
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A broker who is rather famous for her considerable success once advised me never to mention furnishings even if the seller is eager sell them. She said it's far too easy for a good deal to die owing to a silly disagreement over a piece of furniture.
You best bet by far is to stay mum about the furniture until you have both signed a contract of sale for the apartment. Then there's no reason at that point why you can't also say, "By the way, if you like the dining set, it's for sale."
Don't let the tail wag the dog! ;) Your focus needs to be on getting that apartment sold.
Karla Harby, VP
Charles Rutenberg Realty
The answer to your questions depends on you as it is truly a matter of personal preference. If your not sure where you are going, how do you know if your furniture will fit? If you take the furniture with you you have to pay for movers and deal with the arduousness of that process. Also, the furniture is not new at this point, it is used so the value is reduced, plus how do you know if the buyers will have the same taste as you. If you force the furniture on the buyers it may actually serve as a deterrent to them buying.
You have to think about all of these things and draw your own conclusion as to what is best for you. Normally what I would advise my sellers is to worry about selling the place first and getting the highest offer. After that you can figure out what to do with the furniture be it taking it with you or selling it to the buyers (or someone else).
Are you already in contract? Do you already have a buyer? If you need help selling I would love the opportunity to help you. I have two offices in Brooklyn, one of which is located at 53 Douglas Street right off Smith. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Hi, It depends how attached to the furniture you are. The buyer may already have his/her own furniture or not like what you have. If you can't move with your furniture hold out selling until you have a buyer in contract. Offer them the option to buy and if you can't make an agreement try selling then. Good luck and if there are any further questions please don't hesitate asking. I can offer you a free market analysis as well!!
Corey Wasserman, Associate Broker
Bergen Basin Realty