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Home Selling in Bucks County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 9, 2017
horse1971 asked:
I need to sell my property due to being unable to keep up with the mortgage payments. I had to leave my former job due to an unavoidable salary cut. I have been self-employed for a few months.…
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Sun Apr 30, 2017
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Bustpinky answered:
As a home owner home seller, first I would interview the realtor asking questions that a buyer would ask. Second, ask if they are the seller or buyer how would they address the seller and buying process. Thirdly, always try to find a professional that is not greed..... ... more
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Valsa Seg answered:
My friend was an excellent realtor for years and personally advised me to find the top agency for the area you're looking to buy or sell and then go by reputation and reviews and do some interviewing. Ask how many houses they sold in a month and what was the asking price vs the sold price etc. Do some research on what type of questions you'll want to ask. ... more
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Paul answered:
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Mon Oct 10, 2016
Cheryl Knepper asked:
The home should easily be ready for the market if the remodeling is started and completed promptly. If successful the realtor will get the listing contract. Price should be high for this…
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Phyllis Rothwell answered:
I like to bake cookies at my open houses. I use the Nestle chocolate chip cookies in the package in the refrigerator section. They are always appreciated. I also put out bottled water and an assortment of pre-packaged chips (in case they don't like cookies!). ... more
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Lydia Fichera asked:
Home is 33 years old, in good condition but kitchen and bathrooms are dated. Original builders grade trim work, doors and hardware . Some rooms need painting to freshen up...all neutral…
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Fri Dec 18, 2015
Jason Silverstein answered:
Your Time. Acting as your own Realtor takes time. You will need to arrange showings, learn how to use the contracts and disclosures, deal with a low ball offers, take phone calls from buyers and Realtors who will be asking questions, and spend time on marketing. Is this the best use of your time? One of the biggest lessons I have learned in life, is that you should focus your time and energy on what you know, are good at, and what you enjoy. ... more
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Mon Oct 12, 2015
Alan May answered:
That's going to depend on the language in the marketing agreement you signed with your Realtor. The answer to your question is in the contract you signed.

In most cases, unless you wrote in an "exclusion" for a prior viewer, most of the marketing agreements require that the seller pay a full commission, even if it's someone who looked at it before.

technically, your realtor probably isn't a dual agent... rather the buyer is "unrepresented" (as you say), but since they're unrepresented, there is no buyer's agent to pay, and according to the contract you probably signed, if there's no buyer's agent/agency to pay, they get to keep the full commission.

So while they're not really a dual agent... they do get to keep both sides of the commission.
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Thu Oct 8, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Consider having an appraisal done. This could be used by the listing agent to support asking price and you may be able to share the cost (figure $400+/-) with the listing agent.
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Sun Oct 4, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
If this is a FSBO, then you can't . Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow.
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Wed Sep 30, 2015
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Donald Bradbury answered:
The buyer needs to buy a home they feel is right for them. One that meets their needs. It is not up to anyone else to twist their arm in one direction or another. Please keep in mind, and this market "corrects" itself, it is doing it for the entire area. If the homes decline 10%, it will also effect a home they are selling as well. We all know the market will change again, and homes will once again increase in price. We do not of course know how long that will take, but history prooves that this will happen.
Now is a great time to buy a home. Inventories are high, and prices are still tumbling. Interest rates, although a bit higher now, are still a good deal. It is a great time to buy. Deals are out there to be made. If you need a good realtor to help negotiate one of these excellent deals for you, please call. Don Bradbury 215-536-6777 x 329 www.bradburyteam.com
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
David Gifford answered:
I also like to send big postcards with big eye balls one them!
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Javier Montiel answered:
You can check if they have a profile on Trulia, Zillow, Yelp, Realtor.com etc… Another option would be to ask them if they have a specific site they like to use for displaying reviews. ... more
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Tue Jul 14, 2015
PhillyHomeSeller asked:
How do you tell that the relationship with the listing agent is not working? I have listed our home that is on a busy street outside Philly. My agent and I priced it (at least that's…
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
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