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Home Selling in Carpentersville : Real Estate Advice

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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Tue Sep 27, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Edith Karoli…, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Mon Sep 10, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
First of all .....
your home in order to attract attention there have to be several elements falling together

a) great photos on the internet, which requires a well furnished or well staged home!
to bring the buyers in and have them interested after seeing the photo
b) the property needs to be priced RIGHT and if necessary the price needs to be adjusted to the
surrounding homes that have recently sold, or are currently on the market similar to yours
if the price is not will not get the amount of interest you need to get a good offer
c) So staging, great photos, and a good solid, very competitive price (believe me nobody likes to
lower the price, but if you want or need to sell, your price needs to be competitive as we are in
a buyers market with more homes available for the buyers to chose from, and less buyers
ready, willing and approved to buy...

As far as a new agent, if you trust your current agent, and you know from him or her, what they are
doing as far as marketing advertising, internet presence, etc, and keeping you informed about
the competing homes and those sold in your area, another agent will just do the same. Work with
the one who already knows you and your home well, and discuss what else can be done.

Staging may cost a little but will make a huge difference, unless the size of home according to your
Realtor staging will not make a difference and the home shows well vacant, vacant homes though always give the buyer the impression that you the seller are out and are desperate to sell, and
they will come in with low offers...

You know taking it off over the winter, will cost you taxes, maintenance winterizing, snow plowing
etc. heating and more, and nobody will see your home, may be over the vacation weeks, discuss
that with your Realtor and make an educated decision. There will probably be less homes on
the market during the winter and you will have LESS COMPETITION..... wEIGH THE PROS AND CONS WITH YOUR TRUSTED REALTOR

You should change a Realtor only if you are truly unhappy, or have no good feedback and communication with your Realtor, but first sit down and discuss your situation and then decide
whether you actually do need to work with another Realtor, this should be your last decision.

Good Luck to you
Sincerely yours,
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Geoff Ommen, Real Estate Pro in Barrington, IL
Thu Aug 16, 2012
Geoff Ommen answered:

Land contract listings are very rare. There is a section in the MLS for financing options, where it should be placed, but I would recommend making it the first sentence in the description section as well. Letting people know up front that you are willing to finance it will put it to the top of many potential buyer list's.

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Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in South Jordan, UT
Sun Jun 19, 2011
Shane Milne answered:
When you purchased your home with a mortgage you told the lender you intended to occupy it in a certain manner - either as your primary residence, second/vacation home or investment/rental property.

If you purchased it as a primary residence, most standard mortgages require that you intended to live there as your primary residence and you will do so for the first 1 year of the loan, then afterwards you are free to move out without any further consequence (making you pay back the loan). However not EVERY mortgage is that way, so you should read your mortgage documents and within there you will find the security instrument (this is typically called the "Deed of Trust", "Security Deed", or "Mortgage") which will have those details, it could be that you are required to live there as long as you have the mortgage (unlikely, but possible).

If you purchased it as a second home, then a lot of lenders require the occupancy and usage to be used for that purpose, without limitation on the amount of time. Seasonal/weekend/weekly rentals are usually permitted, but putting a long term tenant in there would not be acceptable. Again check the security instrument for details.

If you purchase it as an investment/rental property, since that is the riskiest type of occupancy in the eyes of a lender, you would be free to continue to rent it out, move into it as your primary residence, or not rent it out and use it as a 2nd home. The usage of an investment property is much more flexible.
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