Once it is answered, it then appears on the first page of trulia questions........then people respond , often without realizing it's an old question!
I would recommend that you contact 3 local Realtors to set up an appointment to interview them. Make sure to interview agents that are familiar with your area, and that have sold homes in your area. Each agent should present to you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a Net Sheet. These items will show what comparible homes are selling for in your area along with all the costs affiliated with the sale of your home. At this point once you have found the agent that you feel comfortable and confident with the sale of your home you can make your choice of agent. If I can be of help referring you to some local agents or if you have any further questions please let me know. Best of luck!
Once an old qestion is resurrected ,it finds new life because most don't bother to check the DATE on the question!
This has been brought to trulia's attention numerous times - Simply making the font darker would help, but they are not inclined to do so....
Dan - as an FYI - the question is over 2 years old!
Ron, for some reason none of these RE sites like to remove old questions....I just don't know how, or why, they are resurrected
Take really good pictures and be ready to show at all hours of the day, night and weekends.
If you are planning on representing yourself throughout, its worth me mentioning that ut could be very time consuming on your part to figure out through trial and error how to show your home and negotiate a deal.
If you had a realtor who you think was an idiot before, I would suggest calling around and "interviewing" realtors. Take the person you feel like understands you the best and knows how to address your concerns most satisfactorily for you only work with that person.
If you are referring to doing it yourself, then just simply call one of us anyway. Get someone who understands your area. There are plenty of qualified Realtors in Oceanside that you should consider to help you out. After all, it's all we do.
If you want to go the traditional route, you ask some friends for a referral, and you call a realtor that comes highly referred. You can also check the testimonials on Trulia, or other sites.
If you are more interested in doing it yourself, start with Trulia, Craigslist, Zillow, and the other real estate targeted sites and knock yourself out. Please note that you will need to make yourself available to show people the property and will probably need to get some help from someone in handling the paperwork.
Let me know if you have questions.
Timing is the essence. The longer your property stays on the market the less value it may be. Have a real solid plan not just a listing.
I also agree with Tom insofar as contacting local Realtors. While the internet has leveled the playing field with sites such as this, nothing beats actually connecting with a professional who lives, works, and specializes in a particular market segment.
This is a challenging time in the market, and there may be delayed-sale alternatives available to you that would allow you to retain tax benefits, make additonal income from your property and access an even larger pool of potential pool of buyers. My team and I would be happy to provide further information.
Very best regards,
Laura Garrison, CRS, GRI
Are you referring to listing with a Realtor? You have several in your area that can be of help. Also, since your home is competeing with the foreclosure market, have you thought about hiring a real estate stager to do a consult? For as little as a hundred dollars they can provide you with lots of suggestions to help you prepare your home for sale correctly and do it yourself. They have the buyer's eye, not you. I can refer someone to you if you like as well as a stager friendly Realtor.
Lori Kim Polk
Artful journey designs and Staging