To get the best price in todays market and attract a qualified buyer and get to the closing table and inspections period IO would suggest to hire a Realtor you feel comfortable with . Of course you can put a sign in the yard and sell it yourself but you are cutting your property off from most Buyers. the ones contacting you are mostly browsers or are not even qualified to buy but if you think about trying it give it a shot unless you are on a time line. Would love to give you any info on your neighborhood sales if desired :)... more
Definitely hire the right Realtor...one that will take care of putting it on Trulia, as well as many many more websites...the more the better. You want maximum exposure. If you're are trying to sell on your own keep in mind that 98% of Sellers use Realtors to sell their home and only 2% actually get their home sold on their own. Something to keep in mind.... more
This is a good question. I'm not surprised that you have such a mixed bag of answers. I agree with a couple of answers you've received. The biggest bang for your bucks is improvements you can make without spending any money. Cleaning, de-cluttering, staging, and sprucing up the curb appeal on the front porch and yard/landscaping. The next biggest bang is painting the interior and/or exterior. Neutral colors are best to appeal to a broad range of buyers. If you must spend some money for updating, kitchens and baths should receive the majority of the attention. I'm a proponent for spending little-to-no money on a house you are leaving. A good realtor will be able to advise you on your particular situation. Good luck.... more
If you are in this situation, I have a way where you can knock out the debt on your rental home so you can qualify for a new mortgage. Realtors, give me a call if you have clients in this situation, especially ones that have had their houses on the market for 90 days or longer!
I buy houses, 405-881-5958
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For anyone who is in this type of situation, I have a way to knock out the sellers mortgage so they can qualify for a new loan. This will potentially work great for sellers who have had their properties on the market for a long time.
I buy houses! 405-881-5958
3 different ways I buy houses 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=644bDNfFrkM
After looking at your homes info, it is highly unlikely an investor will buy it. Not impossible but not likely. I've been listing and selling homes in that very area since 1998 and most investors are looking for less expensive or multi family properties.
Since these are good tenants, an agent will just need to sit down with them and let them know the process and to also let them know their needs and concerns will be addressed. I've dealt with numerous tenants and some are easy and some are not but obviousely it would be helpful to keep the cash flow coming in while the home is being marketed.
As I said, south OKC, Moore and Norman, specifically Moore schools which this home resides in is my specialty. I see where the home was listed before yet there was only 1 photo. I use the maximum photos allowed (20) along with HD video tours to help market my listings. Buyers have told me they will not look at homes unless they have multiple high quality photos. There is absolutely no excuse for using less than 20 photos in a listing plus room sizes so potential buyers can see how big the rooms are.
You have one of the bigger homes in Arbor Lakes. The average is around 1991 square feet so historically the bigger homes in a neighborhood can take longer to sell. Over the past two years there were only 2 sales recorded in the MLS but there have been 5 expired listings and 3 released. Not the numbers you like to see but it makes little things like photos and information even more important.
Sorry to throw all this info at you but the more you know, the better informed you will be and the better you will understand the market and what needs to be done to sell your home. If you need anything else, please let me know.
Russell Benson, REALTORÂ®
Prudential Alliance Realty http://www.RealEstateOKC.com
Edgemere Heights is an awesome neighborhood and I have sold many homes in that area. From experience I can say that you are competing sellers that have been using granite where architecturally appropriate (i.e. maybe not in a historic home). Many of the historics have marble counter tops, so make sure you are architecturally correct!
If you choose granite, it is a great choice in remodeling because it is hot in the buyer's eyes. If you do, go direct to a granite supplier, do not buy overstock. There are a lot of great granite suppliers that can & do beat the local home improvement stores (Lowes, Home Depot etc.). Make a wise choice, not the cheap choice, it will potentially hinder sales. I always recommend a lighter, tastefully neutral. Lots of choices, look at what builders are using in new homes, this is a great key to what the buyers are looking for.
Good luck and feel free to email or call me direct if you need more assistance.
Churchill-Brown & Associates
American Family Homes
If I understand your question, you don't have enough equity to sell the home, cover closing costs(including realtor fees), and cover the mortgage owed. Your relocation has created a financial hardship. As I don't know the reasons for the relocation, I can't tell you if that would qualify as a hardship with your lender.. Your lender covers all of the above fees and accepts an amount less than what you owe. Under certain short sale programs you may be eligible to receive relocation assistance up to $3000. That money is actually paid directly to you at closing. Those funds are primarily paid to you as long as this is your primary residence and you are still occupying the home. If you would like alittle more info you can visit my website on short sales or give me a call at (405)821-5863.The website is www.greaterokcshortsalespecialist.com. Hope that helps, Julie Gentry Prudential Alliance Realty... more