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Home Selling in 08816 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 1, 2016
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
Wood siding is pretty outdated for the current market. You might be able to improve the appearance with some paint, but that won't necessarily repair the problem. At this point, it's probably a better idea to replace the siding completely with a more modern material. ... more
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Mon May 20, 2013
Mwiltzius answered:
I grew up in a split foyer we loved it, dad enjoyed his man cave downstairs and mom and dad had their bedroom downstairs away from us teens, worked out great , split foyers maximize living space also ... more
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Wed Mar 16, 2011
John Sacktig answered:
Hi Sabrina,

That is 26 Beaverdam Drive! What a spectacular house that is! As the former listing agent, I know this particular property and Beaverdam Drive very well The house was purcahsed a few years ago, never moved into and foreclosed on. I do have other information regarding this home, but I am hesitant to post it here in an open forum.

If you have further specific questions, please send an email or call!

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Direct: 732-213-1409
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Fri Nov 7, 2008
John Sacktig answered:
Different communities have different rules. The homeowner can be fined for having a sign in the window.
I put a sign in the window until the development calls and asks me to remove it. I then as them to fax me the section of the by laws that reads signs are not permitted. After that they can usually be put out From Friday afternoon until Sunday. ... more
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Fri Nov 7, 2008
John Sacktig answered:
As Jillian had stated, this closed at $999,900.

I had this property listed and had offers far above this sale price, Seller did not take any of them.
This is a lesson learned for home sellers. Be realistic in your pricing and listen to your agent.

This property was the steal of East Brunswick.. I mean the best value for your $ with the pool, Lighted tennis court and basketball court. 2 acres of land, private circular drive and seperate 3 car garage with second floor.

The house at # 12 sold for $1068000 and it had less and needed about 150k the minute you walked in the door.

When it comes to luxury Properties in East brunswick and surrounding area's, I have either listed or sold most of them. When you have a question on luxury properties in Middlesex County, I will have the answer.
John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
732-213-1409 direct
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Thu Sep 11, 2008
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
make certain it is priced properly and in multiple listing system. You may also want to list it for rent at same time. This increases the chances of something happening and may move those watching and waiting. ... more
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Wed Aug 20, 2008
William Leigh Holt answered:
NJ home:

If anyone really knows that answer, they will lead a mad rush to snap up all these homes underpriced for next year's market. Selling stats are always relative. NJ is a great booming market compared to Las Vegas right now, or so I read. NJ is still mostly slow and down. ... more
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Fri Jul 4, 2008
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi NJ Home, pricing correctly "right out of the gate" and maximizing the exposure of your home when the listing is fresh and new is the surest way to get a "best price". I have seen this play out time and again, proper pricing results in the Seller yielding more, NOT less for their home.

Here in Somerset County we are finding that once homes are properly priced - be it from the get go or after 3-4 reductions, they generally fetch between 1-5% of their listing price at the time the deal is struck. f course the question is would the sellers who took 3-4 price reductions over a period of months have done better if they'd gone out more realistically from the start. The answer with few exceptions is YES!

Today's buyer is well educated largely due to the information available online and will recognize if your condo is priced properly. If so, you should get traffic, if not, likely your condo will be overlooked until you make appropriate corrections.

The way for you to arrive at a smart market price is to have your agent do a thorough pricing analysis. It will draw on market comps and extrapolate the market trend, apply it to active inventory and arrive at a recommended range. The smart sellers are pricing no higher than the midpoint of that range, even smarter to be at the lower end.

Remember need does not constitute value. Don't price based on your target - but instead based on the facts of the market. Surely, you can draw inferences from the Condo that you describe - if a current sale and an appropriate sale. Incorporate it into your analysis if appropriate but for you own benefit, get the full and accurate picture by doing a complete analysis. Price it right, market it aggressively.

I invite you to visit my website http://www.feenick. com Click on The Feenick Advantage and you can read more about The Price Trend Analysis I utilize. If I can be of service, please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

Good luck to you!

Jeannie Feenick
Weichert Realtors
Search and connect athttp://
Cell 908-337-0943
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Thu May 22, 2008
Cheng answered:
If your question is how to help a realtor to list and sell more homes in your condo community, then I am an expert.
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Sat Apr 19, 2008
Randi Tirado & Cooper Ford answered:
I don't think this is the appropriate forum to vent your frustration or attack someone, based upon an experience where people are not aware of all the facts of the situation.

Am I admittedly biased? Absolutely. To say otherwise would be dishonest. That's how opinions and recommendations are formed. However, my recommendation wasn't based on mere affiliation, but on well known fact (which is why I don't get your comment about misinformation) and my own experience as a direct competitor. LIke many other agents, I used to work for a large company, but I was so impressed by the way Andrew conducted himself, along with his reputation and that of his agency in the community, that I decided to join. After all, who would work with an agency and with people they couldn't recommend?

Let me throw two additional thoughts out. First of all, I did recommend interviewing at least three agents. Before you hire a listing agent, it might be a good idea to ask for some references as well. After all, talk is cheap, but fact and action speak volumes.

Second, if you want my recommendation for someone else outside my my agency to interview as well, call John Sacktig, who has contributed many answers on Trulia. While I've never had the opportunity to work with him, nor have I ever met him, I've read a lot of his answers. He seems to know East Brunswick well, is knowledgable, and his answers tend to be well thought out and helpful. He seems open, honest, and genuinely interested in helping people by answering their questions. Yes, he works for another agency that is a direct competitor of ours, but to be completely honest, from what I've seen so far, I respect him enough to say that. If I were a seller in East Brunswick, I would think him worth an interview.

As for your third, you're on your own!
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Mon Apr 14, 2008
Cheng answered:
Dear Sheela,

If you need to sell your condo for any reason, you should have no problem, knowing the fact East Brunswick High School got #1 in NJ Science League Competition in Biology. There are hundreds of prospective buyers out there looking to move to East Brunswick area.

Also, knowing the fact second phase of Centerplace of Edison jump 20% during the fact it is right next to Middlesex County College hosting Middlesex Academy of Science who won #1 in NJ Science League competition of Physics in 2007.

Since Edison sold close to 1,000 homes in 2007 (yep! according to NJ State statistics), soon or later many buyers rush to Edison from NYC may discover East Brunswick also has a great school system, and at Hilton East Brunswick has NYC bus to Port Authority.

Even better, due to gas price hike, the Rt 18 traffic seems to be relax a lot, and it has a huge Hong Kong Supermarket there, many Chinese from Queens are looking to move over ...

If you want to sell your condo, make sure to have your realtor place an ads at World Journal, the largest Chinese Newspaper in the US and thats many TOP Chinese realtors do. e.g. Ching got Gold Medal of Million Dollar Club in 2006 and 2007 (yep, you need to be able to sell over $10 millions to get the Gold medal; in other words, there have been MANY buyers buying in the area...)

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Sat Oct 27, 2007
jhclayton100 answered:
I am a living witness that AHS sucks....they reel you in by responding to small issues ...but after you've had them for years .......they don't come through for you....they repair ,,,,but promise to replace but don't replace....the sad thing about this is....because all the other warranty companies are really bad....they make AHS look good. AHS failed to replace my Air Unit after putting a big hole in my wall...leaving it there during the summer months of 100+ degrees for 5 weeks...did not pay for alternate cooling nor accomodations...and failied to replace the Unit after agreeing and promising to do so and it was in my contract that they would absolutely replace it.....their excuse? the contractor couldn't find a relpacement they wrote me a $340.00 check and said the rest would come...but later told me that was their assessment of what it cost to replace an entire Air conditioning Unit, parts and labor.....I had to solicit SEARS on my account ...and they found and replaced the unit in three and labor cost me $2,500.00 in addition to what I was paying AHS in my contract until "THEY DROPPED ME with a notice in the mail stating "thye no longer will be honoring my renewal like they had 7 years before like clock work. Why? I was a Litigant in the Class Action Suit , and after the Suit was finalized and they had paid most of the Litigants but not all...they dropped me and the other customers they refused to pay claims to ....Ys, they cna and did do that . The worst thing about this story is they have had a Class Action Suit filed against them and managed to fail to pay all Litigants and are still in full scale operation...(don't most companies have to file bankrupt to get out of class action suits? well they didn't...they just didn't pay...Also they currently dominate consolidation with Mortgage Companies, other repair companies and other big businesses by holding contracts with them longer than other warranty companies...that's why they can cheat the little home owner out of his money.. and manage to survive a class action suit....THEY GET THE BIG BUCKS.... don't believe it ? continue to read and look at all the AHS recommendations from the businesses on this page...It's astonishing and ought to be monitored by legal representatives ......but they're not. What a great enterprise system the good old USA has. people are literally cheated out of their money by being offered services ..but the services are never rendered.......but it's the customers fault for entering into a contract with them because of a need....not the fault of AHS nor any other company like them....they have the right to cheat and scam you legally......PAID A LOT ..... CHEATED OUT OF A LOT MORE..... ... more
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