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Home Selling in East Brunswick : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 20, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
A lot of people up north realize that the more bedrooms the more it will cost to heat and the more it will take to clean and maintain. Smaller is better when it comes to 4+ bedroom houses for people of moderate means. ... more
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Dominick Cicale answered:
If, the $8,000 credit has nothing to do with your house sale, the $8,000 credit might produce a buyer who has sold his home because of it and is now a buyer looking to move into a home like yours.
More important than rushing your house onto the market, is to make sure your house is ready for the market.
Make sure if it needs paint and it needs repair to do the work before you list your home. Do everything you can to make sure that people are viewing your home at it's very best. Stage your home,if necessary, your Advisor will help you with this or refer you to someone who can.
Next, work with your Real Estate Advisor to make sure you house is priced correctly. That it is competitive in this buyers market. Price it slightly below market value. As your house is being shown make sure it always looks it's best. Let your chosen Real Estate Advisor market your property. Both of you working together should get you maximum dollar in any season.
Homes that do not look there best and are priced to high will never get maximum dollar no matter when you market them. These homes stay on the market, get stale and always sell for much less than they are worth.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
Great Sue!

I am sure that you have seen our signs and have heard / read about Orange Key Realty and our popularity within East Brunswick! I am also an East Brunswick resident and I know the Eat Brunswick market and where to market our properties to find that buyer!

Email or call and and I will stop by to prepare a market evaluation for your particular home and discuss the marketing plan to help you get tyour home SOLD!

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Office; 732-863-6969

* I love Sedona! Been there quite a few times.. have 2 clients that live there and it will be where I am going to
be at a later day in life also!
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Sat May 16, 2009
AR answered:
I'm looking to buy a home...and thought would give my perspective to this as a potential buyer...

I looked at a few homes "for sale by owner" and found all of them to be overpriced.. .. the houses listed by agents in most cases appear to be reasonably priced....and have a higher chance of selling...

If you rightly price your home, you can sell yourself and save on commissions, but recently I've not come across a single home priced by owner to be reasonable enough to buy..

So, I am continuing to look only for homes listed by agents...
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Fri May 8, 2009
Gregory Bain answered:
There is no ratio available. And here is why. If a house is placed on the market two years ago and failed to sell even after serveral price reductions by the original agency and a "new" listing agency puts the home on the market a full $80,000 less than the original listing price and it still does not sell even after $10,000 reduction in asking price then the homeowner lists with a "new" agency a full $100,000 less than his original asking price. Then the new agency gets to list the property at $90,000 less than the first agency had started marketing the home. That agency then has the home owner reduce another $10,000. They get an offer $20,000 less than the market price and decide to accept it. The agent after getting to full contract has the home owner sign a new price reduction of $10,000 so that (a) the deal falls apart - another buyer may want to make a bid close to the accepted price and (b) so it does not look bad when that agent tries to get a new listing they can talk about a non-existent ratio. ... more
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Fri Dec 12, 2008
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Freddy,

You could probably get these from the township. Otherwise, no big deal as a new survey will be done and you have to get a smoke cert anyway once you have a contract on the house.

Let me know I f I can be of any assistance.

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange key Realty
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Fri Jun 27, 2008
Cheng answered:
Rental in Middlesex County is biparted. Listing with MLS often can NOT rent out because it often require ONE YEAR lease. Whereas, if you post at or you will rent it right away.

Many IT professional working at Wall St trying to rent here due to the fact NYC rental is too expensive, but many of them got 6 month IT contracts to start with, so as soon as you said "one year lease" require, that's the end of the conversation, no need to see your rental unit.

However, many got 6 month contract to start may end up extend for many years, and therefore, extend the lease. For rent by owner units on craigslist or often has that flexibility, NOT thru realtors.

So, here is the tips. If you are renters can sign one year lease with good credit, get a realtor listed rental. Much cheaper. If you are landlord want market rent? just place ads at craigstlist or If you really need a realtor, make that "6 month lease to start with" an option, and do not emphasize too much on the "credit" for new comers. Many IT professional making 6 digit but new to NJ has NO credit history for you to check ...
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