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Home Selling in Bronx : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 7, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I answered your other question. As I said your listing is fine. I really think if you do a Flat fee listing, it would help you a lot. Make sure your listing is either in REBNY (Real Estate Board of NY) or HGAR (Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors). When I was a realtor, a few of the agents I worked with had listings in Riverdale, so even though my office was in Westchester, we still sold coops in Riverdale.

As I said in my other reply, you need to pretend you're a buyer and call some of the Premier Agents advertising on your listing and see what replies you get. Don't let on that you're the owner right away.

Read my reply to your first question.
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Mon Aug 7, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a recently retired realtor near Yonkers (Westchester County) so I pulled up your listing. I don't see any reference to ADC Realty or Bruno so Trulia does not need to make any changes. Your listing is fine. Just to verify, are the pictures yours or from your photographer? I hope you did not use your agent's photos because those photos are copyrighted and technically you're breaking the law. The issue is if you use your former agent's pictures without written permission, your former agent can come back and threaten you to take them down.

One issue I want to point out if you don't know already. If you are not receiving phone calls or replies from the Contact form on Zillow or Trulia, you can blame the "Premier Agents" advertising on your listing. I was one of those "Premier Agents" in Yonkers. Briefly, they pay monthly advertising fees to Zillow or Trulia to buy zip codes where their picture and contact information can be displayed on ALL listings in that zip code. The contract from Zillow that I paid for limited me to the number of impressions but my face, name and phone number did appear on For Sale By Owner listings as a Premier Agent.
The issue that should concern you is on Zillow one of the agents has a default checkmark next to their name, so when a buyer fills out the Contact form, the buyers information goes to that agent with the default checkmark. A buyer would have to uncheck that agent and put a checkmark next to your name. Very few buyers do this and agents know it. Trulia doesn't have default checkmarks but still most buyers will check one of the agents rather than the owner.
When that agent talks to the buyer, the first thing is the agent will check the MLS to see if your studio is for sale in the MLS. Since you are For Sale By Owner, this agent will tell your buyer that your coop is not for sale. Then the agent will tell your buyer there are other coops for sale and he/she will be happy to show them to this buyer. Yes I'm guilty since I did this too. You can try this yourself. Call one of the Premier Agents on your listing and pretend you're a buyer. Ask to see your coop for sale. Then ask if the agent just checked the MLS after they tell you your coop is not for sale.

What you need to do is Google "Flat Fee Broker" and see if you can pay a flat fee to have your listing in the MLS. You are saving 1/2 the commission by not listing with a full service broker and you will be in charge for everything. You are just required to pay a buyers broker fee.
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Wed Jun 28, 2017
Justin.dambinskas asked:
Hi,

I currently have my house 24C Edgewater Park Bronx NY 10465 for sale and because of how the streets were designed in my community most maps don't have the correct location for…
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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a recently retired realtor in Westchester and I did work in the Bronx. The 20% down just proves that your buyer is a strong buyer and wants to avoid paying mortgage insurance. What should be a MAJOR issue is the $400,000. offer. Are you listed with a realtor or selling by owner? Did you review at least 5 comps (comparable homes in your neighborhood that have recently sold, are under contract and those currently for sale)? How did you arrive at your asking price of $470K?

I know the Bronx really well. I also lived here for 13 years (years ago and visited frequently to see my father in law). My point is the price is critical because the neighborhoods vary drastically. If your home is along Pelham Parkway or Riverdale for example, you cannot price it the same as if your home was in Parkchester or south of Fordham Rd.

You can try to counter the offer and see if the buyer will come up in price. Ask if he/she will lower the 20% down payment (see if they will go down to 10% and come up in price 10%). However, make sure you are not asking for a higher price that is too high for your neighorhood. How is the condition of your home? The condition matters a lot to determine price.
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Fri May 5, 2017
Earthwordessa answered:
my attorney name Ben Jacobii 305-893-4135, if interesting in purchasing my 50% ownership of three bedroom one-half bath. thanks
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Sun Feb 5, 2017
Mardea3 asked:
The highest zestimate for my home iw $597,000. He says he needs to have a yes from me within 60 days and will close in 6 months. Is this a good deal?
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Sat Mar 12, 2016
Rafayer asked:
i posted a listing on zillow
i cancelled the listing on zillow but it is still showing on trulia
please remove it asap as i am being harassed by brokers.
i never gave trulia permission…
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Mon Jan 18, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
It depends on whether you can build on that lot, the zoning and the location. I'm a retired realtor in Westchester County. What part of the South Bronx - Hunts Point, Mott Haven, south of Fordham Rd., Castle Hill?
You need to interview several realtors and find one who is experienced with zoning, investors, etc. Ask them for a free CMA (cumulative market analysis) so you know the true value of your home and lot.
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Tue Jan 5, 2016
Bryant Moran answered:
You've gotten quite the number of responses, Teo!

I'm sure all the realtors that have answered are very competent, and though I'm sure that many of them can get the job done, only one will get the chance to. When selecting a realtor, it's important that you choose one that fits the needs of your parents and thoroughly understand the situation they're in to select the best plan of action and help your parents transition smoothly into their next home. The most important thing a realtor can do for your is listen to their needs and guide your parents accordingly. I find the better I understand your situation, the better I can help.

If I'm hearing you correctly, your parents need to either be relocated or downsized. You may have questions on how to get that done to make sure that the process goes smoothly. It's advisable that you reach out to a couple realtors over the phone for a quick interview and feel them out to go with the one you feel can best meet the needs of your parents. I'm sure you'll come to the right decision.

Bryant Moran
C: (917) 345-2306

Exit Realty Group
985 Allerton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Only licensed agents cvan list homes for sale on Trulia, if you did it yourself that would be the reason, If an agent did it, have them check their account
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Fri May 15, 2015
Mildred Valentin asked:
Open House weekend is about to start, come and visit this beautiful 2 Family home located at 954 E. 220th Street Bronx NY 10469.

http://www.sharperagent.com/marketinglinks/2588A8AC
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Thu May 14, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Millie,

FYI - This is considered self promotion and isn't permitted, Trulia's moderators will simply remove it.
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Ksnare71 answered:
Don't listen to the last two realtors...they seem to be bitter about life....listen to the first. Also you can find a real estate broker and pay a flat fee to obtsin an MLS to get on Trulia! It can be done with knowledge, guidance, and receiving the right answers from the right people. ... more
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Sun Jan 4, 2015
Christine Gordon answered:
Hello Mariah123,

How are you? I hope you're doing well.

I see you posted that you're looking in Yonkers, New Rochelle or Mount Vernon. I don't know if you've found what you're looking for yet but if not & you feel like venturing out of those areas, please feel free to contact me.

I have 2 beautiful & affordable HDFC coop apartments available in the Highbridge area. They're both located in a very well maintained building yet are specifically price for moderate income wage earners. The down payment is only 10% at contract signing.

Feel free to check them out at my link below & contact me if you wish to schedule an appointment to see either or both of these lovely homes.

Hope this information is helpful to you. I wish you all the best :-)


Looking forward,

Christine Gordon
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Gorick Realty, Inc.
Cell: 917.881.2924
Fax: 347.328.9352
View listings at http://www.gorickrealty.com
"Home is where the heart is."
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Sun Jan 4, 2015
Christine Gordon answered:
Hello Jasmin,

How are you? I hope you're doing well.

I don't know if your husband is still looking to sell his HDFC coop but if so, please feel free to contact me. If your building is self managed, I can reach out to the board and coordinate the sale process on your behalf.

I currently have 2 beautiful & affordable apartments available in an HDFC coop building.

I hope this information is helpful to you. I wish you all the best :-)


Looking forward,

Christine Gordon
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Gorick Realty, Inc.
Cell: 917.881.2924
Fax: 347.328.9352
View listings at http://www.gorickrealty.com
"Home is where the heart is."
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
Sandra Glaser answered:
Sounds like a challenge.

Give me a call at 914-774-7541 or at sandra.glaser@elliman.com. I can help you figure out what the issue is and what could be done to sell your unit.
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
Sandra Glaser answered:
Yes, your property tax will increase. No you will not have to pay back taxes.

Please give me a call at 914-774-7541 or at sandra.glaser@elliman.com. I can help you get your property ready to place it on the market. ... more
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
Sandra Glaser answered:
Love to help you. Please contact me at 914-774-7541 or at sandra.glaser@elliman.com.
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