Trulia and the other sites are a good start. Also, google " Real estate". Usually the local agents that are paying to advertise online are closing a majority of the business in the area. From their, look up their profile on trulia or another major realtor site. That said, high production doesn't always show you who is the best...References from the 2 most recent closed deals are something I always provide that I think is a better scale. If they give a buyer/seller the names and contact info of two most recent closings and they are within the last couple weeks and give you a 5 star referral you should feel comfortable...... more
Highly suggest replacing dirty or worn carpet....buyers are more impressed and/or wowed by homes that are fresh and look their best. More likely to also get multiple offers right now if you show your best... more
Most people don't realize that they have to own the home free & clear to even be able to offer a land contract. As a seller you certainly wouldn't want to do it w/out a sizeable down payment (10-30%) in case you got it back & now needs repairs.
It's a trickey bit but if there was a good explaination of why their credit won't allow them to go conventional financing & they are current w/everything else & they have a good down payment it may be worth the gamble if you're struggling to find a buyer.... more
Good question.....Luckily the market has been improving!
Wisconsin home sales rose an impressive 11.4 percent in the first six months of 2013 compared to last year, according to recent statistics compiled by the Wisconsin REALTORSÂ® Association (WRA). In June alone, Wisconsin home sales were up 3.1 percent relative to last June, posting the 24th straight month of positive sales growth in the state. Median prices also continued to increase year-to-date, rising 7.7 percent to $140,000 compared to the first half of 2012. In June, prices were up 12.3 percent to $159,500 compared to June 2012.
As far as how long it takes, it will depend on how well it's priced, the condition, the location, etc
I just listed a home for $400K, had an open house.....75 people came through, 2 offers the next day and still are getting calls on it....The sellers are delighted!
I'd be happy to come out and talk about your home if you are considering selling!... more