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Sat Jun 13, 2015
Chandlr77 asked:
Wed Mar 18, 2015
Kevin Richey answered:
Usually with a price drop of that size, it could be the lowest a seller will go. That is, unless the house is $500,000 and should really sell for $400,000, in which case they still have a ways to drop. The best way to know is to have an agent get you some comps. ... more
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Terri Vellios answered:
Sorry, this is not a FSBO site. The listing here come from the multiple listing service then syndicated to the various on line websites, such as Trulia. You will notice that Trulia has several agents answering questions. If Trulia opened up the listings to FSBO the contributions from agents would certainly drop off.

With that said, there are all types of listing products. I suggest that if you want your home listed on Trulia, you will need to list your home and ask if their fee includes syndication to other websites.

All the best to you in a successful sale.
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Christopher Jordahl answered:
Hi billinslea
If you would send me your info and what you are looking for ie.. size,type,price and if you are planning on renting or flipping I would be happy to send you a list of homes in the area. Hope to hear from you soon.

Chris Jordahl
Realtor
D'angelo Realty Group
717-623-0891
cjordahl628@gmail.com
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
J answered:
PA homeowners pay both a real estate tax AND a school tax. The RE tax is relatively reasonable but the School Tax can add as much as 200% to the total tax bill. Many tax assessments, however, have not been adjusted for the fall in real estate values in recent years. It's possible to appeal the current evaluation and have it reduced. I did this last year and received a 20% reduction. ... more
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Mon May 9, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
Your agent doesn't seem to know what's going on, you say. I would make your agent find out what is going on. They should be able to find something out because if the bank has actually agreed and signed something saying they will sell it should not take 5 months from then and still not closed. It sounds like there might be a 1st and 2nd on the home and the 2nd might not be willing to deal for less money that the 1st holder is offering, that happens a lot. The house could go into foreclosure and go to auction in which case you can bid against the bank with your cash offer, but you better do a title search to make sure there are not a bunch of liens on it. It sounds like something is messed up somewhere, but you should be able to find out if the bank has in fact decided to sell it for the amount you offered. Gotta love short sales ... more
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Sat Dec 19, 2009
Jeff K answered:
Keep Looking, YES! That would be smart, since the REO could happen or not and take a long while before you find anything out.

But you'd want to be very careful about "putting in any offers" while you have that other one out there. You could end up being under contract for more than 1 house like that, and we have no idea if you can carry more than one ... ... more
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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Joseph Vogel answered:
Meet with your Realtor and let them know you are not happy with their performance. If they cannot take care of your needs in one day you may need to choose another Realtor. When choosing a Realtor let them know of your expectations. Not every home or client has the same expecations or needs. Ask for referals. Another great way to find a Realtor is talk to your neighbors and friends about their Realtor and how well they performed for them. One other item to ask is do they work on weekends. Since that is when most of the showing take place you want your Realtor available to you or to another Realtor that may want to place an offer for your home.

Hope this helps and good luck

Joe
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Sharon Sapp answered:
All the agents are focused on exposure and price. Those are the 2 things that will get traffic to your door. You're considering enjoying yourselves at the lake for the summer. Is this a good 2nd or vacation home? If so, because you are trying to sell in a market where discretionary income is in short supply, why not take the bonus and offer to pay all or some of the buyer's closing costs? Many people have the credit to afford a mortgage, but not the cash for closing costs. If you are really priced to sell (and I'm not sure you are), then by offering to lessent the cash needed to get into your home might get you the interest you're looking for.

Take all of the ideas presented here and sit down with your Realtor for a heart to heart. See if you can both come up with a plan of action. If, after you do everything talked about here and whatever else your Realtor suggests, you still can't get traffic to your door, then it may be time to take it off the market for awhile.
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Fri Apr 11, 2008
Brooke 'The Kiwi' Realtor answered:
Hi - Sw...Absolutely NOT - in fact the recent stats showed that York and in Particular Northern York area had over 15-20% increase in sales price but lower sales volume...

This is typical in this kind of market - Lower than usual volume and still an increase in sales prices etc and values in general. PA Statewide just had 2-3% (depending on who you talk to) growth last year - that's right 2007 when the Nation had -3% Growth...

Go back to your Agent / Broker (or contact a Realtor you trust) and DOUBLE CHECK THE CMA Values to see if there are threats or allies in the area currently on the market. GO SEE THEM ALL - if you need to (or your Realtor could?) and check for upgrades etc.

If in doubt get an appraisal! Now let's look at this picture a little broader here for a moment...

If you can beat down the current sellers in the market when you buy and offset your PERCEIVED VALUE LOSS on your sale end you can start to see that it could balance out in your favor???...
Get a good set of strategies and counter strategies in this market my friend...Hope this helps!
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