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Home Selling in Brick : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor & NYC area resident, this is tricky. The issue is whether or not you gave your agent all the buyers names who visited your home before you signed the listing contract. I'm guessing you never did. Ooops. Unless your agent has all the buyers names who visited your home, it will be tough to prove that this particular buyer saw your home before you signed the listing contract. This means your agent will demand you pay a commission even though this buyer saw your home before.

Here is what you need to do. 1) Tell your agent the names of some buyers who visited your home before and make sure it's added into the listing contract. Your agent may balk and claim "foul". Real estate agents refuse to take listings if they know there are buyers who may come back and the seller can sell the house without the agent earning a commission.
2) Ask the buyer if they can wait a few months to close. In the meantime, contact the Broker in Charge or Office Manager and ask to cancel / withdraw the listing. The Broker or Office Manager needs to approve it and sign off. Your agent does not make the final decision on this. There is probably a clause in your contract that states you cannot sell your home for X number of months after the contract has ended. This is to protect the brokerage that you (the seller) will not sell your home behind their backs and prevent them earning a commission. This only works if your buyer can hold off for a few months.
3. If the above doesn't work, then you're stuck selling your home to this buyer and paying your agent a commission.
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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Just like that, include the names on the listing agreement as an exclusion. Tell them up front though
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Have you had a discussion with your agent, if so and still not satisfied with the services, contact his/her broker owner and or office manager and express your concerns; you could ask to be assigned another agent from within for the duration of the contract. ... more
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Pamela Miller answered:
Hi Kris and Kim,

I see that you were looking to sell your home on your own. Are you still interested in selling?

Based on 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1-2 car garage, Veterans Memorial Elementary School, there are 4 active listings and 2 homes that closed over the last six months.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Pam Miller
732-320-6238
PMiller@glorianilson.com
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Bev West answered:
Not sure how anyone can say it is below fair market value and that they are first time home buyers. That is a pretty broad statement without being a party to the contract.


My suggestion would be to counter back at what you feel you can accept. Other choice would be to reject the offer. If you haven't had any other offers, then try to keep this buyer in the loop by countering. He might be expecting a counter. At least it will get you in the negotiating stage. If it is an investor, he may not be willing to negotiate. It is worth a try though. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Sandykazoo answered:
I've had several people look at my house while under contract with a realtor. My contract expires next month. If a buyer wants to buy my house and looked at it previously through my realtor, is it legal to sell to them. I have no idea who has looked at my house and who hasn't. ... more
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Diane Glander answered:
It depends on which you've declared as your primary residence.
You do get a tax break on the sale of your primary residence as long as you've lived there 5 or more years when you sell.
Here's info on the so called exit tax that might help.
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2010/10/nj_exit_tax_has_real_estate_at.html
As you will see, there is a lot of confusion regarding this, but I have some excellent attorneys who can help.
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Wed Jan 12, 2011
Mack McCoy answered:
Whether or not an agent sees value in staging, they will communicate that to their client. Frankly, I'd rather not have the listing than have it poorly presented at an "imagine it looking great" price. ... more
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Sat Sep 19, 2009
Stephen Chmielowiec answered:
You really had these realtors thinking that you own 4 condos that you want to sell !!!
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Kris Krenz answered:
We are going to stay put for a while. We mainly wanted to get rid of one property as it was time to down size. We offered both properties thinking that someone would want a larger piece of property or that someone would purchase one of the two. If someone purchased our new house we would have moved back into 49 Edwards. My wife and I would be very happy in either house.

I'm sure the market will turn around, then we may sell. Now isn't the time, unless someone made us a cash offer we couldn't refuse. But for now, we have a beautiful house in a beautiful, peaceful location. Now is the time to enjoy our home and spectacular view without having another property to worry about. -- I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
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Wed Jul 8, 2009
Annmarie Howley answered:
Kris,

Here is something that has closed on Edwards within the last year. The best way to get a true comparable of your home is through an agent. Have an agent come to your home and do the comparable. I would be more than happy to help you determine a true value of your home. I hope this helps you. If you have any other questions I would be happy to answer them for you.

20838650 - Details: 15 EDWARDS RD, BRICK, NJ - $567,000

Or Click Here to go view all listings at once.

http://mls.momls.com/MonmouthReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=8137151494

Your Perfect Partner in Real Estate

Annmarie Howley
Coldwell Banker Flanagan Realty
Cell-732-330-8903
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