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Home Selling in 53711 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 5, 2017
858wildcat answered:
Homeowner here.

Agents make commission off the sale of your home. The higher the price, the more money they make. You won't find many honest agents that tell you that it's actually in your interest to maximize your own profit, not theirs, The reality is, you could put really cheap carpet and a thin pad in there, and lose money. You have no idea what the buyer is thinking. A good buyer doesn't show you their cards, and honest agents don't disclose too much about each other's clients. That's the game. If you can't guarantee that you (and...thus, your agent) make more money because of some sewn fibers, then don't bother. Price the house appropriately for the market, get your own inspection done prior to it going on the market, fix the major stuff, and then you hold all the cards. "Yes, we know about that....and no, we won't fix it. If that's a problem, go find another house." ... more
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Tyler Brown answered:
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
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Kathy Zastrow answered:
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 REALTORS® 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!
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