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Contact and invite a few local agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparable market analysis, review the data, ask opinions and go from there; cma's are generally provided free of charge by most agents; or consider hiring a professional appraiser....... more
An estate sale is where an owner (often an Heir) decides to sell most, if not all, of the belongings owned by them. The estate sale typically takes place in the home of the owner (deceased or not) and can be a great tool for someone who is looking to downsize in order to move to a new location, like a nursing home. More often than not an estate sale company in your local area is contacted who will typically handle the light cleaning, pricing, staging, promoting and selling of the items in the estate.
Here is an email that I recently sent to a client:
Greetings Ms. ,
First, thank you for emailing us! Second, I would be more than happy to discuss the in's and out's of the estate sale business. However, there is so much that goes into it that what I provide below will be a cursory overview of the process. Keep in mind too that located on our website there is an Estate Sales 101 tab that will provide you with a great deal of information on estate sales. Also please keep in mind that I am not familiar with your situation therefore some of this information may not apply to you specifically.
Typically when I meet with a client it is to either downsize their estate because they are moving and want to leave most, if not all, of their items for sale. The other situation is because there has been a death in the family and their family member(s) have decided to sell the belongings in the house.
Once I receive a phone call I schedule a meeting so that I may view the estate to make certain that an estate sale would be a good fit for both the client and for my company. I bring with me a folder containing a great deal of information about A Belle Estate Sale, an example of Before and After pictures, a company profile, a list of suggested questions to help you receive the information you need, and a contract. At the first meeting I would discuss the contract and what each other's expectations are so that we can see, beyond your items, if we are a good fit as well. We believe the relationship between client and estate sale company is a symbiotic one!
A Belle Estate Sale operates a bit differently than most estate sale companies. I have made it a primary focus for the company and our employees to have balance in their lives and as such I do not "slam" estate sales back to back in order to maximize company profits. In my experience it has proven better to pick and choose no more than two estate sales per month. The reasons for this are threefold: 1. Marketing is of extreme importance and from the moment the client signs the contract I immediately begin to take pictures and get the sale listed; more time for marketing equals more income for all concerned, 2. By only scheduling two estate sales per month my appraisers/pricers take the necessary to properly price items, which also maximizing income, and 3. each of my team members have families and I want them to have balance in their personal and professional lives. By setting a limit to the number of sales, my team looks forward to our next adventure, because we do truly enjoy what we do, instead of dreading next week because it will consist of an 80-90 hour work week. We honestly enjoy what we do and want to keep it that way.
Estate sale companies will offer a range of options depending on the particular situation, including cleaning before the sale, clean-up after the sale, different marketing strategies, different commission rates depending on the dollar value and volume of items in the house, etc. etc. In order to offer you a percentage my partner, Mr. Posey, and I would need to evaluate the estate. It might be easier to have a blanket percentage that we offer but this would be a disservice to our clients as the estate may be of higher value which would allow for a lowers commission percentage. Further, if we offered a blanket percentage we would not necessarily be competitive with the market.
If the client and the company decide this will be a successful venture together, the team begins to clean, photograph in detail items, itemize the house, research and price the items and begin contacting our buyers to let them know about the sale. Our buyers consist of the following that typically goes to estate sales (which is in the 1000's), a list of buyers who resell the items, collectors and antique stores. We do not give these people first shot at the items because we believe that the items should first be offered for the price we have on the item. However, we do allow buyers who want to pay the asking price to purchase these items via a preview sale. Once the items sale, we remove it from our marketing material in an effort to not mislead other buyers.
Depending on your situation A Belle Estate Sale can simply perform a service where we sell as much of the estate as possible and then the remaining items stay with the family. If your choice is to liquidate the estate to receive as ... read more at www.abelleestatesalehouston.com (due to post limit).... more
Technically, if your agent does not belong to the same MLS as the seller's agent, the seller's agent can deny compensation- or co-broke, but cannot deny viewing. What can be done is to assure your buyer's agent is truly, by agreement your buyer's agent, having this buyer's agent contact the selling agent to let them know who they are, and in most cases as this, the buyer compensates their buyer's agent the commission or compensation they would have received in a co-broke. A deal being done at 6% for instance, if co-borked, would net 3% to both sides. In the case where the buyer's agent is being compensated by the buyer, 3 % would then be paid to the buyer's agent as compensation, or a compensation agreed upon by buyer and their agent.... more
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After the death of my mother a friend referred me to Jason W. Stern who is a NY estate lawyer in Queens. The attorneys there were very nice and professional and cleared up all of my issues fairly quickly. I would strongly recommend this firm again.... more
If the ductwork is already in place, all you may need is the A/C compressor unit and possibly the matching coil plus the labor for installing and charging the system. The square footage of the home will determine the tonage you will need for the compressor. I just had a 3 ton Trane compressor and matching coil installed for 5,500.00. The duct work had to be installed also, that was an additioanl 6,500.00, there was an upcharge for labor since they had to work in a 22" crawl space.... more
Hi, If you want to stay on Manhattan, you might want to look at sponsor units. Manhattan can be tough to qualify for Co-ops. The standard is 20% down with 1-2 years reserve Mortgage and Maintenance after closing. A sponsor unit doesn't need to go through board approval and that may help you qualify. You do qualify for a studio with 10% down, but they are hard to find. Speaking with a good Manhattan Mortgage professional can put you on the best track to get you into your own apartment! I am very excited for you and wish you the best of luck!... more
Just a thought - maybe using other buildings to get the "percentage" to living area (value of the terrace vs. value of the unit)...with adjustments for desirability of each building?
Also, the ability to use/attract - as outdoor space, we can add more value if the space is "cool" and practical to use.
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