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Home Selling in 94523 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 8, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
It may depend on the rules of the Association your Realtor belongs go. My Association only allows broker tours every 30 days or when there is a 5% reduction in list price. It doesn't hurt to have a broker tour as often as the rules allow. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Sandra Hazeltine answered:
Truly does not allow FSBO. However, there are many sites that will allow you list. Research shows that listing with a brokerage can sell your house for more money, faster. My advice would be to talk to a local Realtor and find out what they can do for you. ... more
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Sun Mar 8, 2015
Darron Morris answered:
Philip,

I agree with the answer below that looking for an agent that will give a a deal to get the place to the MLS would be in your best interest. If you do not pay the buyer's agent a few this could result in a failed attempt to sell your home. After 16 years at RE/MAX I have sold many FSBO homes and help many FSBO sellers do a reduced compensation package.

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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Jason Wheeler answered:
Tax laws change so often and be difficult to give an accurate answer without a little more information. The best thing for you to do would be to talk to a good Tax Professional.

If you do not already have one I can refer you to several that specialize in Real Estate taxes.

I know several right here in Pleasant Hill that would be happy to chat with you and go over your individual unique situation.
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
The Medford Team answered:
Charles:

Not so much.

You state, “Upper end sellers are unrealistic on prices.”
I’d respond by saying, “That’s their prerogative.” When their homes have been on the market for months and don’t sell, they’ll learn. Or they’ll take them off them off the market and ‘wait’ for the market to ‘improve.’ If it ever will. And if they DON’T learn, it’s not because they haven’t had plenty off opportunities to do so. On the whole, the upper-end homes belong to very well-educated people. They try to figure the angles on everything and then work the system to their advantage. Once they think they have it figured out, they’ll insist on doing it their way and will just have to learn their in own way and in due time. No amount of ‘splainin’ from me is going to work.

Some of them just need another degree – from the school of hard knocks.

And then you further say, “They need a push to sell NOW!”
To which I’d ask, “WHY?” People sell for a number of reasons that relate to personal motivations. I’ve learned over the years that it is not in my best interest to try to motivate anyone in real estate. I’m a facilitator, not a motivator. That’s why my clients keep coming back: they know they’ll get honest answers without the drum beating and hyper-sales pitch. When they ask for my opinion, I’ll give it to them and it will be based on solid market data and analysis, not hyperbole.

And then you finish with, “Should we not be on the roof yelling to the upper end fence sitters, "NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL, BEFORE RATES GO UP!"”

You go. Good luck with that.
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