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Tim Upton, Home Seller in Maryland

I am trying to sell a house around a high tourist area. what do i need to do first.i live in garret county

Asked by Tim Upton, Maryland Mon Dec 17, 2007

maryland 2 mile north on 219 of Deep Creek Lake

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The first question really is, when you say "trying" to sell a house, what exactly do you mean? If you are for sale by owner, my advice is always 1) craigslist- you could post in several metro areas, and 2) offer a buyer agent fee, and make sure to let all the local agents know.

In the current market, homes are treated more like a commodity. The buyer wants more house for the same amount, or the same house for less money. 80% of your results will come from the price.

If you are using an agent, they are responsible for marketing and negotiating, but the market will dictate the price. If you need the name of a good agent up there I would be glad to give you one.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 22, 2008
TIm,
Check out ActiveRain---it's a network of real estate professionals that blog for the benefit of consumers. You can learn more about:

--Home Values in Your Area
--Top Agents
--Tips and Advice
--Other Professionals, such as lenders, home stagers, appraisers, inspectors and attorneys.

Hope this helps!
All the best,
Audrey
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 20, 2008
You need to iinterview at least three realtors. Make sure every realtor will do what they say they will do in their listing presentation. Because some realtors will only tell you what you want to hear. But when they get the listing,there is no communication between you and the realtor and they are not marketing your property properly. And if you feel like the realtor is not doing a good job,make sure you let them know. Some people don't like to tell their realtors because they feel like they might make them mad. Realtors work for you. Just like you hire them,you can fire them as well. But if you fire them before the listing agreement expires,the realtor is still entitled to compensation even after the listing agreement expires depending on what kind of agreement you signed with the listing agent. Good luck on selling your house.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2008
Hi Tim:
The first thing I would suggest doing is interviewing a realtor and have them provide you with a comparative market analysis so you can see what recent solds are in your area. Put your asking price based on those numbers. Your realtor can suggest what may need to be done to your house get it ready for sale. Decluttering, cleaning,painting, fixing things that are not in working order.
A full-time Realtor can help you with the entire process of selling your house.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 17, 2007
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