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Home Selling in 32826 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 2, 2014
Margus Mahar answered:

It is true home selling can be frustrating. If I see it correctly, you are located in Alafaya / Waterford Lakes area and there are lots of new communities being developed right now. As one of the Realtor's mentioned - higher end homes take longer to sell. I also want to add to it that, homes priced in $200K+ price also compete with new construction. If your home is a bit older and priced in $200's or above, I am certain the "new home factor" plays a role in selling your. From the buyers perspective - new homes have the appeal, energy efficiency, etc. "New is new" - as many are saying. It is hard to compete with that market.

FEEDBACK - have your agent reach out to all visitors and find out WHY NOT. Usually most are honest over the email. It is hard to be subjective since its your home, therefore honest feedback from visitors can help you tremendously. Could be that the "fix" is something simple.

Another thing you can do, is to make sure your Realtor (if you are using one) is doing all the marketing possible. Double check the listing and make sure ALL UPGRADES are listed prominently (as Mark below said, he was not able to find a listing with marble floors and that should be fixed).
Open houses can be great but the statistics shows that only 5% of visitors will be interested in subject property - so from 20 visitors 1 may be interested.
Placing your home as "featured" listing in Trulia, Zillow etc.

In conclusion - the first thing I would recommend to do is get the feedback afterwards. Do not bother asking visitors while they are in your home!! Very few would tell you to your face what they really think. That is why have your Realtor follow up with everybody afterwards and get the "real scoop".

Hope this helped.

Best Regards,

Margus Mahar, RealtorĀ®
Specializing in Luxury and Investment Properties
- Certified 203K Renovation Specialist
- Advanced Construction Expert (ACE)
J.C. Penny Realty, LLC.
8701 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Suite 200
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Mobile: 321-388-6856
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
Refused means refused.

You have no deal, and must continue shopping for a home.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
Prudential California Realty
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Simon Campbell answered:
Many posts have addressed the pool, but I want to mention the easement. An easement, in most cases, does not add value to the property - it simply grants access. The additional privacy may be a plus but that can be offset depending on the easement agreement.

First, however, do you have the easement in writing and recorded? If not then this will be an important issue to resolve before selling the home. A buyer is also going to want to know who is responsible for maintaining the easement. This should be part of the recorded document.

If you are looking to list your home, start with getting a Broker's Price Opinion (BPO) from a couple of agents to see where you stand.
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