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Home Selling in Canyon Country : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Greg Kochanov answered:
I know it's an old thread, but I also wanted to say that I ALWAYS show my listings and most of my listings sell within a few weeks. Most of my sales are apartments and most buyers' agents have absolutely no clue as to what the building offers in terms of amenities, house rules, sublet policies, pet policies, etc. and what's nearby - like shopping and transportation options - so they are essentially worthless and most of them wouldn't be able to sell my listings without my presence. It's not about how many listings you have but how many listings you sell and how quickly you sell them. What's better, 200 listings that are expiring or 20 listings that are sold within a few weeks? Maybe that's why NYC leads in the number of real estate sales. ... more
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Tristam Bielecki answered:
The contract will need to be mutually canceled. Speak to your agent about it and if they are not willing to cancel, speak with their broker.
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Marianne Leopold answered:
Good question.
I was told at the beginning as a realtor that it was the right thing to do as there will come a lot of realtors to see the house but now I am not sure anymore.
It seems that the realtors that will go on these tours are the news agents or agents who have all the time to do that.
The agents who have clients for that particular house will find the house themselves and show It for their clients.
That is what my experience says after more than 10 years in the business.
M Leopold
Realtor/Broker Ass.
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Cyndi Lesinski answered:
The local SCV Division of CrisNet has just started to hold Broker Opens again. These meetings went away for about 2 years and several agents have recently rallied to start it up again. As a matter of fact, today was the second or third meeting since starting up again. It was held with about 40 Realtors and other real estate service providers in attendance.

There were 7 listings that were pitched to the group. These were also open to all Realtors/Brokers to attend for the designated time periods that the individual agents set up. My listing was open from 10-2 for agents to view. There is a setting within the MLS that agents can hit to submit their listing to the Broker Caravan. Few agents are aware of this service and some may not realize the exposure that it can get the listing. I believe in providing my listing with all possible exposures as you never truly know where the buyer will come from.

I hope this helps!
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Mon May 27, 2013
Rebecca Sill answered:
Agreed. I believe title would be your best shot. Did you have any luck there? You should also check your closing statement. That should have your payoff amount.
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Sat May 7, 2011
Cowchick1000 answered:
The reason why I know so much about the other buyers is because we are friends with the owners in-laws and only found out that he was the owner after we put in our offer. Now since he (the owner) already signed off on the 1st offer and it was sent to the bank we have to wait around for the buyers do what ever it is they are gonna do. The owner is telling us all this information that he is getting from his realtor. Also, our realtors are friends. Now with that being said do you think a buyers appraisal will lower the banks price 20K? ... more
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Fri Mar 14, 2008
Patti Phillips answered:
Jenny, In today's day and age I can't unmderstand why any agent would put a "key combo" lock on your home. Your agent should be using the technology of the local realtor's board and the lockboxes provided by them. They are the highest technology and protect you, your family and your home. With all of the people that have access --- both legally and illegally to the internet lockbox combos are not a safe bet. If your agent puts the combo in, even if it is under "confidential remarks" there is the chance that someone who shouldn't have the info can get it. If agents must call to get the combo- how does the agent know they are a real agent? Are they going to go into the MLS and see if they are active? And then, how do they know who is really calling?

The up-to-date lockboxes require agents to have an access code and card, which is updated- in my area- DAILY. Once an agent enters the home it can be tracked by computer as to who was in the home and at what time.

If your agent is not using a Realtor's Association Lockbox I question whether you are working with a professional or someone who just has their license and "does this on the side." In this market, you want a full time professional who has access to the latest technology- both for your protection and to market your property to the largest base of buyers.

Good luck-
Patti Phillips
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Fri Jan 4, 2008
Karen Miller answered:
HI Eva,

I agree with everything that Deborah has mentioned.

I would like to add two points. First of all, choose an area that you feel passionately about! Your enthusiasm for an area is contagious. People want to use an agent that truly knows & loves the area they want to buy or sell in.

Also see what percentage of sold homes in the area have been sold by the same realtor. You should try to avoid areas that are dominated (more than 25% of sales) by one or two individuals.

Happy farming,

Karen Miller
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