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Sandra Shapi…, Home Seller in 60053

WHAT SHOULD I ASK FOR AN UPDATED 3 BED. 3 BATH. MORTONAIRE SPLIT 9211 WASHINGTON

Asked by Sandra Shapiro, 60053 Sun Sep 2, 2007

UNDERGROUND SPRINKLERS, LOW TAXES,MASTER BATH, NEW MAPLE CAB. CORION CTS, BUILT INS , FIREPLACE, ALL RECESSED LIGHTING,NEW BATHS,

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Pricing a home is an art not a science. I can honestly tell you that anyone who tries to price a residential property, without even looking at it, is doing you a massive disservice. How can someone give you an honest assessment without first seeing what you have done to the place. You might be able to get a general idea of prices through sources such as Trulia, however, the interior of a property does matter. Otherwise, there wouldn't be tradesmen dedicated to buying, fixing and reselling. That is why it's best to contact a professional to get their opinion on the current value and/or ways to improve that value; if the case may be.

Also, It is not always necessary to interview a bunch of agents to pick one. This can be time consuming and at the end you may not like what he/she has done to market your property anyway. First, consider the company your Realtor is associated with to as it says a lot about the individual. Second, experience and a solid marketing plan are essential. Finally, find someone you feel comfortable with. It is very important that you do not feel intimidated, for instance, when requesting an open house or that your home not be shown at certain hours when your kids are asleep.

Remember you are going to be working with this individual for months not days or weeks. Though every situation is different, sometimes you need to have control over what is happening and you'll be needing a team player with coaching capabilities who can adopt. Not necessarily someone who can outmaneuver you. A good Realtor will not only have the skills to do it all, but will clearly know when to pass, play or coach.
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Sandra
Some questions are best answered by local professionals..
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Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
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Sandra, your best answer would come from a local professional that comes to your home. Interview at least 3 agents (this will take 1-1/2 to 2 hours each) and get it in writing EXACTLY what they will do, where your home will be advertised (especially the Internet sites) and HOW MUCH they will be spending to advertise your home. Make them include it in the contract as an addendum and stipulate that you can UNCONDITIONALLY withdraw your home if this is not done.

Choose the person with the best marketing plan not the best price for your home.
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