Only real estate agents can list homes for sale at no charge. If you have an agent they can post if for you. Contact Trulia if you want to do FSBO - but to my understanding there is a fee involved.... more
That is a very interesting concept! I love how you're thinking outside of the box! Did you sell your home as of yet? I'm also curious, what did your Realtor think about the ideas you came up with? Is your Realtor really marketing the home with some good photos? I say this because if you're willing to give things away for showings, you obviously know your home is an easy seller! I will be sure to suggest your property to buyers looking in The Bushkill area. I wish you all the best on your home selling journey!... more
Speaking strictly for myself, my husband and I had our house at 149,900 when the market was good before the bottom fell out. We are now down to 110,900 and are down as low as we can possibly go now. We are considering taking our house off the market for a little while until the market improves. With such an influx of inventory, we aren't willing to let our house go for less than what we paid for it and swallow the loss. It's not worth it for us. We are fortunate in the sense that we don't HAVE TO move, we just want to. If it means putting it off for another year or two, so be it. We have done everything we can to make our home attractive, but if no one is interested right now in buying, we will wait until they are. As disappointing as it is, we aren't willing to short-change ourselves. If we let our house go for less than 100,000, we won't be able to afford the new home we want to buy.... more
As a resident of the area, let me just say this... if you are an outdoorsman and love the convenience of the river, the woods and hiking trails for your outdoor activities, then YES! Bushkill is great place to live. However, if you want to be closer to town, stores and conveniences, then NO it is not the place for you. When my husband and I bought up here, we didn't mind the corner market not being close by, we didn't mind that we had to drive into town to do our shopping and we still don't. Just ask yourself if "country-living" is what you want. Peace and quiet, wildlife meandering through your yard, "night sounds" and just a peaceful living. If it's not, then search the areas in and around Stroudburg within city limits. Country living is not for the faint of heart so do your research thoroughly.... more
Yes, Higher commissioned homes do get more attention. There not supposed to by law but we all know that there are a lot of agents out there that are going to show homes with the highest commission rate. Fo further information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your agent can help to a limited degree but if you are looking to void a contract the buyers wish to keep I always recommend getting an attorney. A few hundred today can save you thousands in the future.... more
Hello Barbara. As others have already stated, the # of years someone has had his/her license should not be the sole determining factor. When I was new to the business, I heard many very seasoned agents proclaim that something they did was good because they have done it for 20 years. I personally don't think that making the same mistake for 20 years makes you an expert. When you look at the # of years in business you need to ask whether an agent has 5 times 1 year experience or 5 years experience. If you just do the same thing over and over, it does not make you the more experienced agent. For instance, when the market started to turn and short sales and foreclosure listings become more common, there were a lot of agents with 10-15 years of experience who had not experience with short sales and foreclosures and there were newer agents who specialized in those areas and handled more of those transactions in one year than the more seasoned agents had handled in a lifetime. The point that I am trying to make is that you have to look at the type of experience, not just the number of years in business. It is very possible that your broker's 5 years experience are more pertinent to what you need than the 20 or 30 years experience that another broker has to offer. While there is no subsitute for experience, it has to be the right kind of experience. You really don't care that someone was around before the MLS was available. What you want is someone who knows how to use the technology and marketing tools that are available today. Good luck to you.... more
These statements may be in accurate and it is difficult to correctly answer the Consumer's question without know what exactly the contract says. Furthermore, even if we knew what the exact wording of the contract is, I as a real estate agent would never attempt to interpret a legal contract.
Precisely why I said "typically"... rather than "always". Clearly we haven't read the contract, but hopefully my statement would send Barbara seeking that clause in her contract, and eventually her own answer.... more