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Fri Sep 9, 2016
Jones answered:
When a client refuses to get a pre-approval until they find the right house, because it could take several weeks to months to find that right one and a client doesn't want their credit run but once. It is hard to steer that client away and let the deal go to someone else because you REFUSE to show without a pre-approval. I always want a pre-approval letter in hand, but sometimes it works out that way. Your line of thinking is what makes our job so hard. ... more
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Renate Debler answered:
While I understand a seller's reasons for wanting to sell a home by themselves, it's much easier to work with an agent. I have worked with FSBO's and often times I hear that it's difficult for buyers to get an appointment, and when they do, they don't feel comfortable with the sellers present. Owners are also oftentimes not impartial and selling can become an emotional process.
Getting feedback is difficult as is the contract process, inspection and appraisal process. I had a FSBO that ended up using my services because they saw the speed and value of utilizing a licensed agent.
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Renate Debler answered:
Right now, there are buyers who are offering low offers to test the seller's need or desire to sell. Buyers want a deal if they can get it and sometimes they can. Different areas have different demand for housing and there are many investors out there who make low offers on homes because in other communities they were successful at this. By the way, low offers are becoming less common as the market improves and short sales and distressed homes on the market are disappearing. ... more
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Sat Oct 30, 2010
Cicely Brookover answered:
ah you know where you are going! I think "then" or "now" depends on you and your home. In the last few weeks at Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel I have seen numerous homes priced right and in great shape sell within a week at asking price or above. If you fit that scenario, I'd wait until after the first of the year. Of course stay in close contact with your builder to make sure that 4/15 date continues to work. Still waiting to move to our "new" Coldwell Banker office - think "fall" has become mid Dec. now. ... more
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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Anu Gandhi answered:
APPLICAATION CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM REALCOMP BY SELLING AGENT, AND CAN BE SEND IT TO LISTING AGENT,
BUT IF I AM A LISTING AGENT i LIKE TO FILL OUT LEASE FORM TO PROTECT Y SELLER,AFTER IT IS ACCEPTED BY SELLER
REALCOMP HAS STANDARD LEASING FORMS, BUT SOME OF THE DETAILS HAVE TO BE FILLED OUT TO SPELL OUT MORE DETAILS LIKE HOW MUCH LATE FEE CHARGES,ETC ETC

ANU GANDHI ( ASSOCIATE BROKER)
REAL ESTATE ONE-FH
CSF -CERTIFIED IN SHORT SALES AND BANK OWNED PROPERTIES
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
Since this question is more than a year old, I am hopeful that Krista has found a buyer and sold her house. Just noticed a new answer.
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Tue Jul 29, 2008
Gerald Roberts answered:
Hello Andrea, Gerald Roberts here.. Professional, I have studied this in a couple of realestate investment courses and what i discovered is the following: First and foremost is curb appeal and this is very important for several reasons mainly it determines whether a potential homeowner will want to see the inside or not, grass, shrubs, edging, flowers should be trimmed and neat, exterior structures repair or replace if needed, pressure washed, paints, contrastings strips, roofing, etc, etc you get the idea, Inside the home remember FRESH AND BRIGHT The two most important rooms inside the home are kitchen and master bedrooms, new home owners will be paying close attention to these two rooms and again fresh bright and clean repair or replace tile, carpets, vinyl, paints, plumbing, lighting, fixtures, if needed.. You should be able to get five times your money back invested at closing.. This is information i have learned through my studies.. Hope this is helpful.. Regards ... more
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Tue Jul 29, 2008
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Andrea,

Generally it is advisable to complete any deferred maintenance such as broken tiles, pavers, windows, roof repairs etc. Make sure mechanicals, plumbing equipment and appliances are in good working order. Painted walls should be clean or freshly painted and woodwork may need to be touched up or repainted. Carpet should be clean, repaired or replaced as needed. Landscaping should be trimmed, weeded and can be spruced up with a few seasonal flowers/plants in ground or potted.

It is not necessary to make major investments. Curb appeal is very important as is the general condition of the home. It should be very clean and neat without much clutter. You may want to consider having a professional stager or asking your realtor to give you some tips on presentation.

As you will not recover the entire cost of your investments it is best to take care of the existing details and then price your home according to recent comparables in your area taking into account the differences in special features and updates.
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Sun Jun 29, 2008
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky answered:
Disclose whatever you know. It is the best way to go to protect yourself in the future. If there are issues with the house now, you might want to consider repairing them before you put the home on the market. ... more
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