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Home Selling in Attleboro : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Rick Creel answered:
One may wish to consider, is it worth having an Open House. Some markets DO NOT lend themselves to an Open House. We live in a Vacation/Resort and second home market. While there are a few that may show up to an Open House, it's usually just brokers. Typically, we only have 2-3 of them show up. For Brokers, it seems to be better during the week to have an Open House. On the weekend brokers are showing homes to Buyer Clients. Those clients have already decided which homes they will see be looking on line. It just doesn't pay to spend hours traveling in a rural area to get to an Open House. We have even teamed as Brokerage Firms to have several Open Homes in a close area. Still, it's mostly the Brokers that show up, and then only a few. Same goes for holiday weekends when we have a lot of visitors. We do better with walk-in traffic than an Open House. In Metro areas where there can be several homes of similar type within a few blocks, Open House may work. In our area, it doesn't matter which day of the week, people just don't come. The NAR reported that in 2015 only 13% of home sales were in rural areas and only 2% were in vacation/resort areas. Look at your market, talk to other "local" brokers and see what works. An Open House may or may not work for you, regardless of the day you choose. ... more
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Thu Apr 14, 2016
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:
It sounds like you have given a good effort to resolve your problems with no beneficial help from the lender.

As I see it, you next step might be to contact a good real estate attorney to represent you. The fact of the matter is that the common guy doesn't get the respect they deserve. Attorneys on the other hand, tend to get their attention. What it will cost for legal support might be well worth the investment.

Time to take it up a notch!

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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Carol A. Kemp, ABR, CRS, GRI answered:
Of course, it is always wise to check with your attorney as laws may vary from state to state. In Florida, for example, a valid reason for termination would be if it were evident that the agency had abandoned your property in that there was no interaction or any evidence of their living up to their contractural obligations in marketing your property. ... more
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Mon Jun 21, 2010
Lori Lincoln answered:
Bella, I feel for you, and I am sure your agent does too. Financing is in the hands of the bank. We are living in a world of HVCC ( Home Value Code of Conduct). Your agent can explain further what this means and may have already. In today's complex world of bank financing, this happens often. Banks used to lend money to almost everyone. Today, you not only need a high credit score, but the property has to appraise. Banks will sometimes have 2 and 3 appraisals done on the same property prior to closing. They question EVERYTHING. Hope all works out well for you. ... more
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Sat Apr 3, 2010
Keith Sorem answered:
Look at the link.
Appraisers are required to estimate future values. You are in a declining market.
Best is to negotiate a solution and get out, now.

Either lower the priced $5K
Get the buyer to meet you somewhere in the middle....
Or blow up the transaction.
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Dianne Hicks answered:
I would because it can't hurt you to keep in the same condition. It is possible it will not present as well and what you think shouldn't effect you.... could!!! Just my opinion.

Good Luck!!!
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Wed Feb 3, 2010
Bella answered:
Thank you for your supportive comments. Your answer to my question leads me to believe you know my property. is that the case?
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