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Home Selling in Berkshire County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Mary answered:
Hello,

To post your land as for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.
http://www.trulia.com/submit_listings/

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Sun Jul 9, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listing ads. That is the listing agents job. Some agents pay for auto posting that immediately updates their listing on third party sites and others have to manually edit their listings on the sites they post ads on. You are seeing the difference between discount and full service ... more
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Sat May 6, 2017
Maureen White-Kirkby asked:
489 North Plain Road, Great Barrington MA. Needs to have Joanna Swyzd taken off as the listing agent. The seller is very upset by this error. Trulia is the only site that still lists…
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Elisashoreman asked:
Thu Aug 18, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
No, you do not. However, there is legal prescient that says you may still need to pay your agent the appropriate commission. You signed a contract saying you'd pay them if they helped you find a willing and able buyer who would pay you $X. If they fulfill that agreement, they have done what you hired them to do. ... more
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Sat Mar 5, 2016
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
Wed Mar 25, 2015
Ryan K Kruithoff answered:
Trulia doesn't allow you to post fsbo on the site. Ryan K
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
answered:
Hello Joseph, I live in Lenox and have been doing real estate for 30 years and studied real estate law at NYU. I live in Lenox and would like to invite you to my office at Roberts and Associates on Housatonic
street in Lenox to discuss your property. Give me a call on my cell at 215 499-2054 anytime.
Sincerely, Lynn Rist
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Darrick Gilliard answered:
Hi Pasba as a consumer you can search on Trulia for SOLD properties and you will see Many within the zip code that you are searching. If you are looking for value you can type in your address and you will get the value of your property (approximate) as well... Keep in mind that a Real Estate Pro will be you best option to review all recently sold homes.

Thanks!! Darrick Gilliard
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Darrick Gilliard answered:
Hi Nancy as a consumer you can search on Trulia for SOLD properties and you will see Many within the zip code that you are searching. If you are looking for value you can type in your address and you will get the value of your property (approximate) as well... Keep in mind that a Real Estate Pro will be you best option to review all recently sold homes.
Thanks if you would like to have a conversation, I amin several zip codes on Trulia and my profile will have my phone number!

Thanks!!
Darrick Gilliard
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Shane Engel answered:
Great question. I have noticed that, as the real estate industry has evolved over time (and especially as more people's schedules have become extremely over-crowded), home buyers have (quite understandably) adapted an "I want it now" mentality. So, instead of planning their weekends around going to Open Houses (when it is convenient for a seller), they have an expectation that they should be able to view homes on their timetable. So, the short (and most honest) answer to your question to: when is the best time/ day for an Open House is usually: never. However, if you want to try doing Open Houses as a means of marketing a home, I recommend offering buyers a relatively small window of time to be able to come see the home (as opposed to several hours). The reason for this is: you want to create "demand" for the house. Shorter time windows create a situation where, if people do come to an Open House, more people will be there at the same time. The perception this creates is that there are a lot of people interested in the house, and if they are at all interested in buying it, they need to move quickly and make an offer (as opposed to most "traditional" 2 or 3 hour Open Houses, where 1 or 2 people might "straggle" in at a time, which creates the impression that there is no need to act with a sense of urgency. It tends to it make it seem as if no one else is interested in the house.)

* This message is not intended to solicit currently listed property.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Susan Baum answered:
Visit www.BuyorSellBerkshireHomes.com Select the Tab "Sell a Home" and obtain a free market snapshot report of your home's value and the local market statistics.
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Here in Washington, an abandoned oil tank can be decommissioned in place, the Fire Marshal provides a permit, the cost is 'way under $1000, and life is good.

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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Anne Meczywor answered:
Hi, Robert,
It sounds like Wendy knows your property. She's a great agent with whom I have worked before.

If you have a Berkshire property, please strongly consider hiring a Berkshire agent. We have different forms and practices here with which other agents across the state are not familiar. Berkshrie buyers tend to contact Berkshire agents...go figure! We do accompanied showings. Lockboxes are rally rare, and certainly wouldn't help to sell this unique property.

Berkshire agents are adept at working with both local buyers and second home buyers from NYC, Boston, and elsewhere who will find your property very appealing. The biggest piece of advice I can give is LISTEN to your real estate professional with regard to pricing. If you over-price, the few buyers out there who would consider this special, unique listing won't even see it come up on their searches - it will be your special little secret, and it won't get sold. The problem with under-pricing is obvious.

A Berkshire agent will get this listing on the Berkshire County MLS, which is the logical place where Berkshire buyers will go to get information. That information will go to Realtor.com, and the agent is very likely to get your property on other websites as well. Local print media such as the Berkshire Book of Homes and the Berkshire Homebuyers Guide also tie in to the Internet. Your Berkshire agent will go where Berkshire buyers are looking, and make sure your listing gets just the right exposure.

Yes, in the interest of full disclosure I have to say that I am the Berkshire Board's president-elect, so I hold a distinct, and completely justifiable bias toward our agents!!!!
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Anne Meczywor answered:
Greg,
I am not sure where you got your information. Our MLS is showing 5 condo sales in the past 6 months and 13 within the past year. There are several units on the market currently. Michelle just needs to go to BerkshireRealtor.com to see what is currently on the market, or contact a Berkshire County MLS member to get information on recent sales. This information is not on outside MLS's.
Anne
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Sat Sep 6, 2008
Christopher Lawton answered:
Go to Realtor .com and use your zip code, this will give you a wide list of Realtors in your area!

Good Luck and Remember to stage the property first so you can sell first!

Staging Your Home Checklist
· Remove all clutter from the house. · Are countertops free and clear? · Have you removed unnecessary furniture throughout the house? · Remove the art gallery and coupon collection from the refrigerator.
· Check the bathrooms. · Are the surfaces clean and clear? · Are shower curtains and doors hung properly? · Is the flooring clean and fresh? · Are towels neatly hung?
· Check the walls. · Is paint and wallpaper fresh and clean? · Are the walls free from holes? · Are there any colors or objects on the walls that need to be removed?
· Check the floors. · Is the carpet clean and free from stains? · Are hard surface floors clean and free from stains?
· Check windows and window coverings. · Are all the windows clean? · Are draperies and blinds clean?
· Pet check. · Are there any signs that this is a pet's home? Be sure to clean and remove kitty litter, pet toys and bedding.
· How's the aroma? · Try to air out the home prior to showings. · If air freshener is necessary, use well before showings as a consideration to those with allergies.
· Set the mood prior to showings. · Open draperies and blinds. · Turn on the radio to a classical music station, set the volume on low. · If you have time, cook a batch of cookies to have the warm, welcoming aroma permeating the home.
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