I see no one answered your question. It's been a couple months so wondering if you are still looking to list your property? It's in Berne correct? If you are still wanting to list, I'd be glad to help you with it. Please contact me.... more
It depends on whether or not you're selling. I think there's a better case for using neutral colors when you're selling so that you can appeal to the largest number of people. That being said, if you aren't selling and decide to paint with bold colors, you might get sick of it quickly and be stuck with them for a while. So I guess there's also a case to be made for painting neutral colors, even if you're planning on living in the house for a while. http://www.msservices-inc.com... more
I agree with my colleagues that your contract contains your answer.
I want to make a suggestion however. If you are getting interest as a result of that agents efforts, it may be a good idea to get them, or at least some agent involved to assist and manage the process from here for your benefit.
Getting an offer is only part of our job. Managing all the issues through the escrow period, inspections, appraisal etc are valuable services we provide beyond the marketing. Where you are off the market and if the buyer has no agent, you may be able to work out an arrangement that benefits everyone, especially you.... more
Be mindful that average sold price does vary depending on exact location, condition, size, etc., therefore for specific information it's really in your best interest to review a market analysis with your agent, that way an informed decision can be made.... more
Normally, renovations will give you not only a decent return and quicker sale, as well as greater enjoyment for the owner at the same time. But if you are not living in the property and there is a limit to what you can ask in your neighborhood, then your best bet is to get a local realtor to your home for an evaluation.... more
YOU SHOULD PERFORM THE CREDIT CHECK YOURSELF. YOU NEED TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE BUYER AND HIS/HER FINANCES. THERE ARE COMPANIES OUT THERE THAT DO BACK GROUND CHECKS ON PEOPLE WHICH IS NOT A BAD IDEA.... more
An agent can help you determine a price for your house that takes into account the fact that there's work to be done. There is a market for fixer-uppers but the house will have to be priced accordingly. There are plenty of things you can do for free or low cost - the more you can do to spruce your place up the better. Clean, declutter, etc. A good agent will be able to give you guidance in that regard as well.... more
I suggest you read the listing contract your and/or your sister signed. The laws and contracts vary by state, so I suggest you discuss this with your agent after you read your rights and options in your contract.
In my experience with TRIP the inspections were scheduled right away but my Buyer's had to go through classes ahead of time. It's possible that the buyer's for your mom's house didn't jump through all those hoops ahead of time.... more