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Sat Jun 22, 2013
Jamie Sharp asked:
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Melissia30 asked:
My husband and I have 1 dog and prefer a house with a fenced yard. Would prefer a 3 bd/2br home. Safe and nice neighborhood is very important! Any agent who can help me??
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Jeff Sippy asked:
Thu Sep 13, 2012
Nancy Milton Holtzscher answered:
Foreclosures that are listed in the MLS will have pictures. (Sometimes you only see outside images and that often, but not always, means that the inside of the house is in bad shape.) OR, you may actually be looking at properties that are in pre-foreclosure, which could mean that they are not really for sale at this time. Often listings of pre-foreclosure properties are just a come-on designed to get a consumer to buy into a service that promises to deliver distressed property information. You'll want to avoid those and get a good Realtor to help you locate properties that are appropriate for your goals. ... more
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
Michael Cline answered:
I'm sure some of those realtors who are listing those properties can tell you. Try calling a few of them, as you my get diffferent answers or opinions.

Good luck,
Mike.

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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Well, you can help a lot of people if you get it wrong, too. There's two axes - helping a number of people and how much help each one receives. For example, you can buy half a million albuterol canisters in Kenya and alleviate asthma symptoms for a month; you can adopt a single mother, hire a home assistant for her, send all three of them to school, and that's a lot of help but for not many people.

Education. Health. Housing. You can spend a boatload of money in every category.

All the best,
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Mon Nov 8, 2010
Scott Miller answered:
Hi Craig. I think people will move closer to large metropolitan areas, bigger cities. Suburban sprawl has been a complete disaster for America, both for economy, transportation and the environment.

GOOD LUCK.

Scott Miller, Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL
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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Jerry Grodesky answered:
Craig,
What you are discussing is density. Every community is conscious of this- of course it brings in more tax dollars but also adds more wear and tear to roads, etc. In this economy, I don't think you'll find a developer to take it on. As for older homes, sometimes they are the charm of the community. ... more
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Wed Apr 15, 2009
Yocari Lara answered:
I'll give you what I think are the top 5 answers to this question.

#5 - A Network
Your Realtor is a walking Rolodex of mortgage brokers, interior designers, architects, handymen/women, real estate attorneys, investors, inspectors, other Realtors, and most important to you buyers and even sellers that may be up/downgrading to a property like yours. Of course you can include more players, but you get how this network can benefit your bottom line.

#4 - DO NOT CALL
By placing your listing on FSBO sites and newspapers you are often just feeding a database that will be sold to - yep, you guessed it, to real estate brokers. So make sure you are on the National DNC list. This is a succesful lead source because about 80% of FSBO end up listing after they give it a shot on their own. That last stat is a NAR source.

#3 - Internet Advertising
Ok so the Internet has helped level the playing field to an extent. Here's where the edge goes to the Realtor again. Three Letters, IDX (Internet Data Exchange), mean that your listing does not reside in just one website. You get the most exposure by being part of this "syndication of listings" by having your home listed where the buyers are already looking. And of course there's also your local MLS.

#2 - Time (AKA Money)
From prequalifying your potential buyer appointments to doing Open Houses, (and board packages here in NYC,) and everything in between, an experienced Realtor will know how valuable your time is and will be considerate with it. While your Realtor focuses on selling your property, you can focus on whatever it is you do best.

#1 - Money in your Pocket
Have you heard how some buyers will automatically deduct 6% off a Fisbo listing before they even look at the property? This is just an example of the negotiation tactics to be aware of when dealing with potential buyers as a FSBO. If furniture is involved some will set a plateau and negotiate through the furniture.

The Real #1. Time on the market is less with agents because of all of the above. Making the decision to go with the right Realtor early on may help you save on mortgage payments and/or maintenance or home owner association fees.

Here in NYC we are seeing tons of lowball offers which add to the confusion of where real prices are right now. Good luck with your sale it is a wild market we're in.

[Call me if you're interested in speaking with the top agents in your area, I'll put you in contact with them - through my network. 646.442.7407]
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Sat Jul 14, 2007
Jeff answered:
There are no current active listings on Grove in Cherry Valley. The only thing a grove with any status is a sale at 313 Grove for 102,000 on 11/10/06.

If you would like additional information about the area, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Jeff Hill
RE/MAX Property Source
815-315-2626
jhill@remax.net
www.agenthill.com
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