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Home Selling in 73118 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Nikki asked:
Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
Here are the two types of contractors that are most common:

Number One:

"I will be glad to do your job for peanuts and a six pack of beer, but I don't have a pick up truck or tools, so I need you to pick up the materials and have them delivered to the house, buy my tools and give me a small advance so I have gas money to drive back and forth to the property."

Number Two:

"How did you hear about us? Oh! I'm glad you found my $10,000 dollar yellow pages ad and fancy billboard off the highway!" And while they are full service, they pass the cost of advertising onto YOU.

The secret is to find a contractor that is right in the middle of these two. That is your sweet spot. Someone who has a pick up truck, their own tools and a credit line to buy the materials who doesn't spend an arm and a leg on advertising (which makes them harder to find)

Angies List is a good resource, but you can get away with checking out service postings on Craigslist. Just make sure the contractor has their own tools, pick up truck and lots of references. The especially talented and proud ones keep pictures of their work in a portfolio.

Hope this helps.

Rose Wilkinson
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Rose Wilkinson answered:
It depends on what your neighbors have that have similar square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, year built, etc.

One of the worst things I see sellers do is upgrade beyond what the neighborhood calls for. Brand new windows as opposed to the old fashioned, pulley kind is a prime example. I fixed a house in Central Park (NW 30th and Shartel) that had the old fashioned, pulley kind windows and found that none of the houses that sold over there had updated windows, so I wasn't going to spend $8,000 dollars updating mine (There were over 34 windows in the house)

However, it is my understanding that Edgemere Heights is rather cheeky. I would go to and pull up interior pics of homes in your neighborhood and see what they have before you make a decision to upgrade.

Rose Wilkinson
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Fri May 13, 2016
Mark answered:
The best way to find out the going real estate commission rate is to put the Realtor fees on the open market and let the Agents bid your commission rate. Commission fees are negotiable and can vary by zip code. We find the best way to compare commission fees is to reverse-auction them. That is why we created; a free service for Sellers who can invite agents to submit their marketing plan and commission structure. It is a patent pending process that is saving Sellers thousands.

It is completely free to the Seller and there is no obligation for the Seller to pick the lowest bid or any bid. The whole time the Seller remains anonymous as we never publish your street address or contact information. Sellers can sit back and review marketing plans, commission bids, ratings and reviews. A big win for the Seller. After all, Agents are not charged to register or bid and they have no obligation to bid. Give it a try:
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
well, since this 1.5+ year old question was resurrected............JKS, if you're still here reading this - which is doubtful, please let us now if you sold your house!
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
I've seen old questions get dredged up and given a new life, but I must say I've never seen the same people answer the same question several times over several years!
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Rose Wilkinson answered:
I've noticed a lot of your questions posted. It seems to me you are also a real estate investor, like I am. I do a lot of contract assignments, and I may be able to find you some great wholesale deals. Also, I buy houses if you get your plate too full, and you want to make a quick buck.

I use to recruit Realtors for a major franchise in Oklahoma City before I started in my investing career, and I would tell you anybody who is savvy enough to be on this website answering questions will probally be a good Realtor for you. But I personally use Dawn Reuter, with Reuter Realty to assist me with buying and selling my own homes. Her number is 405-340-4377 and tell her Rose sent ya! ;-) She also has a property management company.

Rose Wilkinson, 405-881-5958
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