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Fri May 1, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a retired real estate broker. I'm familiar with the casino issue in NY coming from Albany. Whether it's a casino, cell phone tower, cemetery, airport or other large structure that is hindering the sale of your home, there is help:

1. Price - you will have to bite your tongue & face reality that you must lower your price at least 10% below comparable homes in your neighborhood. Your goal is to get your home to closing date & if you don't price it well, buyers will negotiate the eyesore of the casino.
2. Appraisal - hire an appraiser to give you a realistic price for your home. Mortgage lenders use appraisers before they commit to a buyer's mortgage approval. So before the buyer pays for their appraisal - pay for your own. After all, you're the seller & you don't want any surprises when the buyer's appriasal comes in below your asking price.
3. Home inspection - You already have the eyesore of the casino. Don't add more surprises from the buyer's home inspection. Be proactive & pay for one yourself. No need to lower the price from the buyer. If the home inspection reveals any problems - step up & fix everything.
4. Clean, paint & declutter - Make sure buyers have plenty of room to walk around. Leave plenty of space between furniture. Clean the yard, paint & plaster any walls that look like they need it.

Hope this helps
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Wed Apr 29, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
myformerbeauty answered:
Bottom line, any one can back out of any contract at any time, but there will be penalties involved and the buyer may sue you to force the sale. Unless your financing on the new property in SC was a written contingency in your sale contract, you could have a real problem. Closings rarely ever happen on the date written in the sale contract, so unless it's a material breach of the contract, it can be difficult to get out of it. The best case scenario is to have your agent negotiate an amicable solution, either allowing you more time to procure your financing or paying a penalty to get out of selling your home. You're also going to owe your realtor his/her commission, since they did actually sell your house for you, but you failed to perform. The agent did his/her job.

I know this answer is a bit late -- but how did it work out?
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Thu Jul 10, 2008
Zack answered:
I've heard people say you can post it yourself on and it will feed into trulia.
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