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Market Conditions in Bristol : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 8, 2014
Al Pratte answered:
Hi Edward,

It is unfortunate that some sellers and/or their agents do not stage a house when listing it for sale. They may not realize that too much clutter and too many trinkets, as you mentioned, distract a potential buyer from seeing the potential in the property. Too many times a buyer will spend time commenting on the sellers personal belongings, pictures on the wall or decor rather than discussing the structure and layout of the home and how it may work for them.

I always ask my sellers to "declutter" the house, take down any personal pictures and then we can stage the furniture in a way that those viewing the property can envision themselves living in the home. In some cases, the sellers have outdated furniture and we try our best to make the home show well regardless.
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Denis DaSilva answered:
General real estate values are different from assessed values. General real estate values fluctuate monthly, whereas assessed values remain constant for the year. General real estate values reflect the amount the property would sell for in the current market and include the value of the land and any improvements. Assessed values reflect a percentage of the value of the land and the improvements based on state and local property tax laws, including any bonds and assessments passed by voters. Additionally, general real estate values do not necessarily equal assessed values.

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Hope this helps
Denis DaSilva-Broker CDPE, LMC e-Pro
Managing Partner | reavolv real estate | Website:
phone: 508-813-6875 | email:
Broker License for Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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