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Home Selling in 33914 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 19, 2017
Robert Guth answered:
It depends on how bad it looks, and the price your home is listed at. If priced right, Buyers will overlook many cosmetic items. But if you are priced too high, or at least at the highest realistic price, Buyers will use negative defects to negotiate a lower price, or perhaps may not be interested. One effective way you can address it is to offer a credit, right up front, list it with verbiage such as "Seller shall give Buyer a $5000 credit towards pool re-surfacing costs, or Buyer's closing costs and/or pre-paid items". Many buyers need or would like help with their closing costs so they can keep more of their money in the bank when closing. Giving a credit allows you to get the highest price possible as well if a Buyer really needs or wants that credit. I am just using $5,000 as an example. I'd love to talk with you on the phone to outline some of the techniques and factors I use to get my seller top price and sell fast.

If you would like my help, I have been working in real estate all here in SW Florida since 2000. I am native to SWFL. I market homes more aggressively than other agents, and have a ton of experience in giving my Sellers the advantage. I'd be happy to send my listing presentation to you via email to see if I am a good fit for you.

Robert Guth
Re/Max Realty Partners
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Sheilacochrane asked:
My agents name is Della Booth at Time Realty Could you fix this listing and fix the spamer at yahoo.
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Sun Mar 13, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
This is a case of your realtor not knowledgeable to do their job. Your realtor needs to be trained by their Office Manager or Broker in Charge and learn how to post listings on Trulia. It's not difficult - I did it when I was a realtor.

Did you discuss if your listing would be posted on Trulia when you signed the listing contract? If your realtor said yes, then he/she should learn how to do it. If your realtor said no, don't expect your listing to be posted on all websites.

You have the right to ask the Broker to be assigned a different realtor - one that is experienced.
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Robert Guth answered:
Selling a home is all about exposure. Over 86% of buyers locate their home online now. This is my specialty. I list homes aggressively by blasting it to over 100 real estate based websites.
I Tweet it, Instagram it, Facebook it, and Pinterest it. I list it overseas, translated in 11 languages including listing it with a Chinese website for billionaire investors. I hold open houses, and blast out invitations to 1000's of agents with clients looking.
I hire professional photographers, and use panoramic photography and 360 degree pictures
I create virtual tours, videos, professional presentations, and designated websites just for your home. Your home is listed locally, nationally, and internationally.
I feature your home on the top 5 search sites, such as,,,, and I advertise in local print, such as The Real Estate Book.
My yard signs featuring an 800# "Call Capture" system with 24 recorded message about your home, and a dedicated Text line to cover all social preferences. The sign offers a secure "info box" that holds fliers with your home's info and pictures so potential buyers cruising their favorite neighborhoods "home browsing" can learn about your home 7 days a week.
Did you know that less than 10% of listings have a virtual tour, and less than 1% have aerial pictures? Yet, 100% of my listings will enjoy a virtual tour, 360 degree photography, a creative video, and aerial pictures.
If you want to sell your home, you only have one chance to do it right. Its best to list with someone who is going to give it full throttle marketing right away. This is how you get top price and have a professional handle the showings and contract writing.
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Beverly LaLonde answered:
Real estate attorneys are more commonly used on the East Coast (Boston, for example), so you might be more familiar with them. Some fees for title companies are regulated in the state of Florida, while attorney fees are not regulated. You may want to call a few title companies and real estate attorneys and compare their fees. I can give you some resources if it would be helpful to you. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Technically, in FL we do not have dual agency in respect to residential real estate. If one agent handles both the listing and selling side, they are a Transaction Broker.
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Fri Mar 6, 2015
David Lang answered:
Something to think about:
Pretend for a moment that you are a person who needs to BUY a home. You have two choices that you can make. First, you can work with a Realtor and have access to about 95% of all the properties currently for sale. OR, concentrate on For Sale by Owner properties (only about 5% of current properties for sale). Why would a motivated buyer choose to work only 5% of the market? Be honest. The answer save money.
This is why over thousand of transactions yearly, properties represented and sold through a Realtor sell for more $$ than properties sold by owner.
This is what we do for a living. Selling by owner, YOU do all the work (show the home, pre-qualify buyers, watch out for market trends, follow up with prospects, negotiate the contract, work through contingencies, handle inspection issues, handle appraisal issues, coordinate the closing, etc.) AND you end up paying the commission to the buyer in the end.
Just something to think about.

David Lang
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Seth Nadreau answered:
Simply put...

A listing agent can bring buyer's to the table however, once they do, they are representing the transaction and not the seller.

It happens a LOT (you'll notice many yard signs have the listing agents direct phone number) and there is no conflict in doing so as both the buyers and sellers review the paperwork accordingly prior to closing.

The reason someone else usually comes along and sells it is because your listing agent knows 100 people... but has access to 10,000 who each know 100 people. There are much better odds of actually selling a property when the property is marketed to the whole market.
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Arleen Andalia #1Realtor answered:
Most homes are built with basic features. If you put New fixtures & finishes you love. When you are ready to sell...most buyers will find your choices appealing and choose your home above one that had no character. So don't be afraid of making personal touches or upgrading your home, the market is moving up and you will find Earned Equity in your home in no time at all.

Don't hesitate to make changes in your home. And don't wait until you are ready to sell to make the changes!!

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Best regards
Arleen Andalia #1 Realty
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Sun Mar 1, 2015
Arleen Andalia #1Realtor answered:
If you want to move up in value I would do it as soon as possible. If the market keeps moving at the rate it is... You may find you missed the bus. Good Luck Arleen Andalia #1 Realtor Cape Coral Florida 239-645-3749 ... more
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Robert Guth answered:
Absolutely it is possible in today's market. You will need a Realtor who understands effort. That is me.

If you need your home sold quickly, and for the highest amount, it takes an effort that very few Realtors are willing to make. I too sell my own real estate as well, and more often. That experience is invaluable.

I offer a very unique skill set in that I am both a Realtor (3275212), and a Federally Licensed Mortgage Broker (NMLS #325469).

In addition, I buy, renovate, and sell homes himself. That means I knows how to locate good deals, bid like a pro, understand the mortgage lending world, can estimate repairs, and know how to sell for a profit. Do you think that would help you?

The listing campaign that I launch to sell homes, is unmatched. Its why I can sell homes faster without major price reductions. It combines the blanket coverage of mass internet marketing, with advanced procedures, and local connections. Selling a home fast and for the most money is about my effort, not just dropping the price. I work for you. That means we formulate a plan that is going to benefit you the most. But secondly, it means I work. Simply listing a home on the MLS, with little extra effort, to me, is disrespectful. That is why many agents are forced to ask you to reduce price. Because they failed to give your property the deserved exposure.

When you hire me, you hire someone who enjoys working hard to impress you.

"I consider myself an advocate for home buyer and seller's rights. I bid and sell for clients with the same effort and tenacity that I use when trying to make a great real estate deal for myself."
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Susan Burhoe answered:

There are 12 properties currently Active on the MLS. Prices range from $430,000-over $6,000,000.
There are 2 properties under contract as Short Sales.
3 Properties have Sold since April. All 3 Sold in the between $500,000 and $600,000.

As I am sure that you are aware, you live in one of the most sought after areas in Cape Coral.
Nice properties that are priced well bring Buyers. The market over $500,000 does not have as many Buyers, but they do exist.

Like the other agents, I can not give you any more information until I sit with you and see your home, and review your goals for the sale of your property.

When you decide to start interviewing Brokerages/Realtors for your property, I would look forward to the opportunity to meet and see what we can get accomplished.

I hope that you have a wonderful Saturday.


Susan Burhoe
Gulf Access Realty inc.
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