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Home Selling in Chesapeake : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 31, 2016
Stacey Niven asked:
Can you please remove my photos from 512 South Lake Circle 23322?
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Fri Feb 26, 2016
Trealty8 answered:
All are hesitate to call a realtor because of huge commission and some one are liers. But we time Realty provide quality assistance with low and feasible commission. For more details ... more
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Tue Feb 2, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Trulia does not accept FSBO listings at this time, try Zillow instead.
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Robert Pickles answered:

Open houses can be a great help, but it depends to a VERY LARGE EXTENT how the open house is conducted. There is a common train of thought, that open houses are for agents to get "other than your buyers", and to troll for other listings. This is true to some extent, but does not tell the entire story or value of an open house. With a well thought out marketing plan, an open house may generate a buyer on the spot. I listed 2500 Garth Way earlier in the week prior to a Saturday Open House. My marketing efforts showcased that home to nearly 18,000 viewers. Two hours before the open house was complete, I had two offers in hand, one written on the hood of the car in the driveway. A third offer came in the following day, resulting in a contract with a higher than asking price for the home. Total on-market time less than a week.

You'll get a ton of responses to this post, each of us desiring the opportunity to serve you. If you would like to know more about my market strategy, and how it might apply in your situation, give me a call at 757-752-8095, or e-mail
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Fri May 8, 2015
Barbara Bauer-Chen answered:
The way my company estimates an "as-is" price is to add up estimates of what it will take to make the repairs, carrying costs, other expenses (permits, etc), plus what it will take to ultimately sell the home (commissions, staging, etc). In order for a family to get financing, the home needs to qualify as "move-in ready". If it needs repairs or it doesn't appraise well, investors are still willing and able to buy your house because we have access to cash and can close on your timeline. ... more
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
All listings on Trulia come from Realtors posting their listings on the MLS system. Trulia does not support For Sale by Owner listings. Contact your local Realtor for professional help to sell your house. ... more
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
When did you post your listing to the MLS data base? It will take 72 hours or more after posting for Trulia to pick up and post your listing.
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Tue Sep 2, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
This question posted Sept 2007.

As we all know, Bank of America (Moody's payoff) took the entire USA and much of the global economy down the toilet the following years. Padding the price to give room for negotiation in front of the economic cliff that followed was hardly the problem for this home seller.

In 2014, the strategy described results is a list price 30% above the price for which it will sell. Absolute silence from the normal real estate market is the predictable outcome.

It appears in Chesapeake VA Realtors are in hot pursuit of expireds, withdrawns, and FSBOs.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Palm Harbor, FL
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Thu May 29, 2014
Johnathan King answered:
I agree with many of the other folks on here! You should contact a good agent that can determine your exact situation and help you take the best course of action if there is anything that i can do to help feel free to give me a call anytime

John King
Keller Williams
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Mon May 26, 2014
Kim Benedict answered:
If you have an agent working for you advertising your home on MLS they also should be doing more with the internet sites their company advertises on, and they do all the leg work for you when there is an offer... they also have contacts with other agents they know and work with, appraisers that can give you the best price options and help get your home sold quickly.

When you do it yourself its so much more work, and you have to show the home when you can which means you could lose a sale by not being able to show as buyers need to see it on their time frames...

The MLS and real estate websites only work together to get the most amount of people looking at your home each day. As we know the internet gives you the best chance to get it sold faster. Hope that gives you an over all idea why its best to work with both and Real estate agent that will put your home on the MLS listings.
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Thu May 22, 2014
Bryan Cerny answered:
Short Sales will always need to be handled by someone very informed of all aspects. Without this broad awareness of the process and the challenges, the home seller cannot know all the nuances of the process. Secondly, without this broad knowledge and experience, a Realtor cannot help the home seller through the many twist and turns of a short sale.

It is why Realtor get the Short Sale Real Estate Specialist designation. It is a great basis of understanding that is only augmented by handling multiple short sales from both the buyer and seller sides of the transaction.

Having done exactly this over the past 5-6 years, I ensure the represented buyer or seller gets the very best help and ensure they make "Always the Smart Move:!

Got more questions? Please call me at 757 580-6546

Bryan Cerny
Rose & Womble Realty
Licensed in VA & NC
757 580-6546
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Debra DeRoco answered:
Your Realtor needs to communicate with the selling agent, get an extension signed for the middle of May, the appraisal should still come through the underwriters will need this information to process the loan. This pressure should be taken off of you and put on your agents to gather appropriate documentation for the closing in May. Power of Attorney may be a way of life for the young couple in the military, once again I strongly recommend the agents step up on that issue as well. Our wonderful military families have much stress on them the anxiety of moving at a time when your spouse is deployed can be overwhelming. This is why it's so important to use a Realtor there is much more to a sales offer than just the standard purchase offer agreement. Please remember buying or selling is an emotional and stressful time in everyones life so take a deep breathe and rely on your Realtor. I wish both parties well. ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Bryan Cerny answered:
You have got some very good responses. But the one item that was never addressed is the timing in the market.

Fall, especially as on reaches November and December, can be one of the slowest times to sell a home that is bound to be a bit pricing for a given area. With all the features you have in a waterfront home, you no doubt were in the higher range for Deep Creek.

Now in the Spring is the time to invite people to tour your home and to be fascinated with the rarity of waterfront homes in Deep Creek. Yes, it is call Deep Creek but so few homes have the water front in Deep Creek Landing.

Still hoping to sell? Deep Creek sells!

Bryan Cerny
Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, SRES, SFR
(757) 580-6546 Cell
(757) 390-3469 Fax

Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina
Rose & Womble Realty
Chesapeake, VA
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Bryan Cerny answered:
Hello again!!!

With the news confirmed by others that Whisper Hollow is not out for rent, do you need information on rentals or for sale homes in the same Hickory/Great Bridge area?

I ask that you call me at 757 580-6546 or email me at There is much to discuss regarding the pros and cons of home purchase and home rental. Call today!

Always the Smart Move,
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Michele Lena answered:
It would have to appraise a higher price. If an appraiser has comps to support the higher price, the bank will approve. I might be able to help with the comps. Call me 621-6448.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Bryan Cerny answered:
It is a great market to sell a home. Prices are up and interest rates are low. The key question on a rented home and the market value is the condition of the home. Lets talk!!

Location in zip 23320 is important to value as you could be on a lake on Waterside or on a corner lot with Volvo or Greenbrier Parkway traffic. These two large variance will impact the value positively or negatively.

Please call me at 580-6546. I will be happy to share an extensive market evaluation that will help you see the trends in sales, market values and market times for your home.

Talk to you soon!
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Lisa Arnold answered:
Take a deep breath :) I am a mom and trust me I totally understand! Let's talk. You can call me at 757.560.9836 or email me at
If nothing else, I can help you sort all this out!
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Jen Basnight answered:
Hello Mr. and Ms. Hawkins,

I was just checking in to see how your "For Sale By Owner" sale was going. I am certain you have had many calls from realtors all wanting to "list" your property and only a few that want to "show." I can understand both. Selling on your own can be done. No one knows your home better than you so who better to market? The problem is we are in an extremely tough market and there are so many aspects of a sale that require professional marketing, advice, and service. FSBO sales have decreased from 14% to 9% in 2010. The reason being is selling a home is more than meets the eye. If you find yourself in need of a full time "Chesapeake" professional, I would appreciate an opportunity for an interview. In the meantime, here are a few insights and suggestions to assist with your sale and showings.

Buyers today are very educated with the real estate market. Most have internet access and know the market value of homes. Make sure your home is priced right. This is KEY. Many FSBO's overprice their home because they do believe it to be better than the comparables. This will cost them valuable time and money in the long run. More importantly over 90% of homebuyers who shop online use an agent to represent them. Agents are there to represent their buyer and educate them on how to get the property for the least amount possible. Be aware, Buyers know the FSBO is not represented by an agent and most buyers will try to capture that amount as a savings to them.

Buyers want to be able to tour the home without the "owners'" presence. Yes, the FSBO knows the home but they usually want to share every aspect. Buyers are usually on a schedule and want to look at as many homes as possible so they can narrow it down to the perfect home. The buyer wants to tour the home, talk openly with their agent and/or spouse about certain features and ask questions later. For this, reason many buyers will avoid the FSBO altogether.

Your home must be available to be seen at a moments notice. With so many homes on the market, buyers have their pick. If your home isn't available to be seen at a time that is convenient to the buyer it can easily be discarded. "Next..."

Most importantly, only show your home to pre-approved buyers and when you do get an offer make sure it is accompanied by a signed pre-approval letter. Call the lender to verify how far along the buyers are in the process. Discuss the type of loan, downpayment, etc. Financing is one of the biggest obstacles in our current market. In addition, make sure the earnest money is enough to hold the buyer accountable.

I would be happy to tour your home, offer advice, and share some of my marketing suggestions I provide to owner's selling on their own with no obligations. Why? I simply would like the opportunity to be interviewed if you ever decide to list with a real estate professional. Good luck with your sale. If you ever have any questions, I am available. Have a wonderful day!

Jen Basnight

The Real Estate Group
1112 Eden Way North
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Direct: 757-620-3050
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