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Home Selling in 06405 : Real Estate Advice

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Brittany Ladd, Home Buyer in Branford, CT
Fri Jul 24, 2015
Brittany Ladd asked:
My condo is listed as a Farm/Ranch with incorrect location on the map and incorrect details about pets allowed. How do I get this fixed?
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Mon Sep 29, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
stevenlefkow…, Home Seller in 06405
Fri Dec 13, 2013
stevenlefkowitz answered:
Hi everyone and thanks for your responses to my question. I certainly get the message that a tiered commission rate would not be a useful incentive.

I'd like to comment a bit on the majority of the responses. First, any commission based on a percentage of the sale is fundamentally incentivized by the house's selling price. Otherwise, all commissions would be fixed-fee, unrelated to the selling price. While not a broker, I don't see much of a difference in the amount of work or outlay needed to sell a $250K house compared to a $500K house. Second, payments tied to performance above a certain benchmark level are very common in business-to-business transactions. For example, you might pay supplier more for delivering ahead of schedule, either by a lump sum bonus, or a higher item price (which more resembles a tiered commission). I don't really see why real estate seems so different than other sales transactions.

Anyway, thanks again everyone, and enjoy the holidays!
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Joanna Martin, Real Estate Pro in Guilford, CT
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Joanna Martin answered:
I actually worked with a client recently who added a half bath to a home and even that smaller addition made a big difference in its attractiveness to buyers. Whether you should add a full or half bath depends on where it will go and how much space it will take from other areas of the home. If you are adding a second bath area on a level that does not include a bedroom, say a lower level family room, a half bath would probably be sufficient. If you are adding it on the same level as the bedrooms, then a full bath would be preferable if it does not compromise other living space too much. I'd be glad to take a look at your property to give you a more definite answer to your specific situation. ... more
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Florence Mic…, Real Estate Pro in Guilford, CT
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Florence Michaud answered:
The best time to re-hab or winterize is in the late fall and winter....The best time to sell waterfront
in Ct. is Spring & Summer & early fall.
Florence Michaud Wm. Raves Real Estate 203-641-0633 ... more
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Michele Wils…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Forest, IL
Tue Sep 25, 2012
Michele Wilson answered:
Keep in mind that you will have to pay something to the agent who brings the buyer.
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