Statistics show that you could pay 5-6% to the Realtor but get 7% more for the Condo.
Do you think that you are qualified to do the job of a Realtor? Go for it.
Why do you not consider holding on to it, now that the Market is going up?
So far; you haven't lost a penny!... more
Appraisals are not absolute and have several "parts". You might want to examine the report quite carefully and look specifically at the section on current market value. Compare that section to the realtors analysis - and if the realtor is someone you trust, call and talk about this . . . you want to know what is the current average time on market for properties sold and to weigh the condition of your own home against the market place (the competition - others for sale right now). Also, depending on when you bought the house - the appraisal might be outdated . . . for a purchase right now, a bank would order an appraisal for a buyer and the "comps" would have to be within the last 3 to 6 months only! Unclear about where you are in the process - are you considering selling the house and having this work done ahead of time? or have you listed and sold and now have a low appraisal?... more
The most important item I would suggest you can do is have a professional stager or realtor come by your home and give their thoughts. Staging a house is important for photos as well as buyers who walk in. You want each room to be in their best light and appear spacious. Please let us know if we can help you further. Thanks!
Laura N. Oatley
The Oatley Team
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East... more
It could be a lot of reasons. Here are a couple of the more obvious.
Most homes sold today are first seen by the buyer on the internet so the fact that you have it out there is a plus. I suspect the negative is that 1. It isn't as visible to people just doing random searching as you may think it is. 2. Even though you have had several lookers on line you are competing with 234 homes currently listed between 100,000 and 150,000 and that is just in your area. These are homes listed with a broker on the MLS. The MLS is predominantly the first place a realtor will look when searching for properties for clients. 3. Are you sure it is priced correctly?
To answer your question, yes there are buyers out there. I am meeting with three today. If I come across someone looking for a home matching your homes features I will keep it in mind. Are you willing to pay cooperative commission to a realtor who brings a buyer?
You can reply to this email with your number and time to call you if you have more questions....or just ask via email.
Debbie Rood *Realtor
Re/Max Properties East... more
Go around your neighborhood within one mile of your home.
Check out what homes are listed and what are showing. sale Pending.
Go to www.realtor.com. Plug in your comparable square footage, beds, baths,
Lot size and get an idea what the homes are worth.
Now check, what are the upgrades done, and what is the curb appeal of the homes that are selling
And not selling as well as conditions in and out.
Be realistic and check out the locations of these homes to yours.
Then call three local full time agents interview them, get a solid marketing plan from them
And ask for a weekly update on the neighborhood market.
This tells you whether the market is stable, declining, going upward or just not moving.
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If you have the money than replace the liner, if you do not hold off and list as is. You could credit the new buyer 3000 at closing so they could get a liner, they could then ask you to fill it in or could make an offer as is at a slightly lower price and take care of it themselves. By filling it you may lose a little value or a buyer that may only want a house with a pool. good luck with your sale.... more
If you need to sell NOW and want the maximum exposure the best way to go is to place your property on the local MLS. You need to contact a local Realtor with this and they would be able to provide comps as they have access to sold properties in your area.... more
My advice is to call me directly so we can discuss your exact situation. You provided a good overview of what you are dealing with, but I have too many questions to write that would help me give you the best advice possible. This is a free consultation...502-641-3776.
I assume that you refer to an online audience. Realtor.com is the most active site when it comes to searching for homes on the web. All REALTORS, when listing on the MLS, will have some exposure on REALTOR.com yet, all should seriously consider adding "showcase listing" and "featured home" (additional fee) contracts to their REALTOR.com accounts. Agents should also utilize something like point2.com (free) to build an agent page and add listings which will then be syndicated through many different online sources and greatly increase exposure. If you are gaining the proper exposure, you will be able to Google your listing address, without city or state, and your listing will appear in the first 3 results. If your listing does not appear in the first 3, you need to re look at how you are marketing online. Once syndicated using point2 , Postlets or others, adding to Zillow and on ActiveRain will increase your exposure even more.... more