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Thu Apr 7, 2016
David Whiteman asked:
Working with a realtor, I put a bid on a condo in PA and within a couple of hours got a counter offer. I told the realtor to accept the counter offer. Three hours later I was told I lost…
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Fri Nov 27, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Interview a couple real estate agents. Experienced agents are familiar with this scenario and can help with the transition. Always have a Plan B in place though, it can sometimes be difficult to arrange a simultaneous transaction. You don't want to lose out on a buyer for your house for a matter of figuring out a couple weeks housing.

I recently had a client who stayed in a furnished Air BnB house for a month so they could sell and buy.

Heres some info on preparing your house for sale, criteria for choosing an agent, etc:
http://novahouseandhome.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/98/2015/06/What-to-Consider-When-Assessing-Value.pdf
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Fri Jan 31, 2014
mary.f.buckley answered:
Fri Sep 27, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Ann,
#1. Are they (the agent) intuitively answering the seven important questions you have? If you have to ask the question.....not a good beginning. When I give you the list of these 7 questions you will see how basic it is and how crucial the responses are to selecting whom you hire.
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#2. Strategy. There are four hierarchail markets that should be addressed sequentially. Most agents only address the last one via the MLS. This is easy for the agent, costly for you.
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#3. Solutons: What are the challenges that must be overcome (not to sell your house) that will enable a buyer to purchase your house? How will the agent suggest overcoming them?
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If someone submits to you a questionaire of 25 questions to ask your agent....understand, you are being minipulated.
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Finally, the agents agility to adapt to your needs, requirments and that of the existing real estate market in addition to possessing the vision to position your home in a distinguishing manner reflect on the resources, creativity, effectiveness of the agent. Most only know one way to sell a home, but they all hang different words on 'put it in the MLS.'

TRUST YOUR INTUITION! If your peace is disturbed, you must give that agent a pass. Regret, unfortuneately, endures much longer than the sweetness of a smiling face.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727.420.4041
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Cynthia Shoemaker-Zerrer answered:
Yes, if your home is in need of a fresh coat of paint, then I suggest choosing neutral colors. This is the most important prep a home owner can do. Always choose a nice neutral color that works for most people. Light grays are really popular now and it is easy to buy a small container of paint so you can try it out first. If you can't afford to paint the entire house, then the front door and the foyer should be painted first. This is what the buyer will remember most about your home. ... more
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Frank Dolski answered:
Hi Michelle,

Oviously many of the rentals are on the MLS and some are not. Other sources are the Local newspapers, the Bucks County Herald and the New Hope Gazzette. Some renters use Craig's list but please use caution there primarily in terms of safty. Take a firend or someone with you when you are looking at a home if you are going to a stranger's home. ... more
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