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Home Selling in Clarksville : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Apr 17, 2016
Edglock43 asked:
i would like to list my home for sale on here but i cant figure out where i need to do it and how much does it cost . if someone can contact me i would be greatful thank you
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
Andrew Fox answered:
Hello George,
You had a great question and with the wide array of answers you received (some great and some blatantly biased) I was curious to see how things worked out for you. I am sure I am not the only one curious what you decided and how it went! ... more
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Dasreich2009 answered:
There is no realtor worth more than 2-3 % of the cost of the home....PERIOD!... Stick with selling it yourself..the resources are vast in today's internet world! your money!
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Sat Apr 11, 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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Tue Mar 17, 2015
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
And add a few lights on timers for some illusion of security. You can choose to only enable the circuit controlling those lights.

It is hard for a buyer to fully appreciate a home that is shrouded in darkness.

If a security system is present, or fire detection system, or a sump pump, make sure they do not rely on house power.

Finally, find someone who will commit to checking the house no less than once a week. Your REALTOR would be a great choice.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL

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Wed Jul 9, 2014
Andrew Fox answered:
Hello Sir.
As ex Army myself I hate to see Veterans struggling. This is a pretty easy situation that we run into pretty often. We could offer a flooring allowance that is given to the buyers at Closing. That way you can market it and the buyers do not mind because they will get to pick whatever type/color of flooring they like. The market is very hot so now is a great time to get out from underneath the pressure of this home they cant afford. If they have any questions or need any type of help please tell them to call, text, or email anytime.
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Frank Dolski answered:
Sellers always have to pay their part of closing costs as it pertains to the seller. If the question is if the seller should pay part of the buyer's closing costs, it is negotiable and usually an effort to make a deal work. I wouldn't use the word steer but aa realtor may look at one of multiple offers and suggest that perhaps one with a seller's assist makes sense, if it is the best deal or if is an offer that the seller will entertain. This may be true in the case of a VA or FHA loan where the buyers may be limited in monies for closing costs. In this case, the purchase price of the home could be increased to offset the assist but be aware that the home must appraise, Your Realtor should be abale to guide you with this and all situations. ... more
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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Maria Cipollone answered:
If you really want to sell your property, you should get in touch with a real estate agent that can assist you, not only in advice you which the right price should be, but with the marketing of your home, staging your home, provide you with a qualify buyer and help you with the negotiations that will finished on the closing table.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

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Sun Oct 28, 2012
Maria Cipollone answered:
Each state have different standars when it comes to tenant's eviction. In most cases, the Landlord should serve the tenant with multiple eviction notices until you give them the "unconditional quit" which is the worst to receive from the tenant point of view. This notice give not chance for the tenant to remedy any breach of contract.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Marie LaVoise answered:
Things to consider when hiring a Realtor to sell your house.
Before hiring a Realtor, Real Estate Agent, Broker or Associate Broker to sell your home interview several and ask the right questions to determine the agent’s suitability for your transaction. The one you hire should be a good match for you. You should feel comfortable with all of their answers. Once you have chosen an agent, he or she will help you determine your home’s asking price. Knowing how much comparable homes in the neighborhood have sold for is important. Your agent will also advise you about improving your house (staging) to bring you a higher selling price. To find the best agent start your process by getting recommendations from friends and family. Ask them if the agent was attentive, answered their questions, and pursued all leads to help them sell their houses. One very important question would be, “Would you use them again”? And why? Important questions to determine suitability include:
• Are you a Realtor? This is important as a Realtor must adhere to a higher standard of ethics.
• How long have you been in the Real Estate business? The goal of this question is to determine how the Realtor answers, not to decide based on the answer itself as there are many agents licensed only a few months that is more competent than agents who have been licensed for numerous years. Some Agents who have been licensed many years do not have to complete continuing education every year as they are grandfathered into the education requirement from when they started.
• What are your credentials? At the very least, the agent you choose should have a state license. A higher level of reassurance comes from those who belong to the National Association of Realtors®, which requires ethics training and adherence to a code of ethics. Agents should always be training and improving their level of education.
• Where do you work and live? Someone who sells or lives in your neighborhood is likely to understand the target buyer, and market your house appropriately.
• Do you have a sales plan? The Realtor you choose should be able to provide a written marketing plan, including where the house will be advertised.
• What do you charge? This is a great question as many agents are afraid to negotiate and frankly don’t know how to handle the question. This is important as you need to know that they are going to tell you both the good and bad while your home is listed. A great Realtor is not afraid to tell you what they charge remember this is the same person who will be negotiating on your behalf.
• Ask how the Realtor will help you prime your house for sale. Some will do a quick walk through and tell you what needs updating where others will walk the property as a whole and offer suggestions both inside and out and explain why they are making the suggestion.
Please remember the right answer to any question is (first and foremost) an honest one! Hire a Realtor that has done their homework when they walk through your door. That Realtor has taken the extra step to earn your business and not just go through the motions. Remember this is a job interview.
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Maria Spears answered:
Although a closet organizer will probably make your closet nicer than others the fact is that upgrades like such do not increase the value of your home. If you are so close to sell your home the best option is to let a Real Estate Agent complete a Comparative Market Analysis on your property. In many occasions it's best not to incur in unnecessary expenses. Here is my number 931-320-1436, please call to set up an interview. ... more
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Wed May 30, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Mike Groves answered:
All agreements should be in writing, and moving the buyer into your home without any type of written agreement could be a violation of both State Law and the Realtor Code of Ethics.

Your first step would be to contact their Principal or Managing Broker. You could also contact their local association if you wish to file a complaint. The Tennessee Real Estate Commission is the State's regulatory branch, and you can file a complaint with them also. Since you are Active Duty, you can also talk with the Post's Housing Office and JAG. They can assist you in this too. All of these have no cost involved.

You should always be advised to speak with attorney, as this is a matter of law. They could best advise you as to whether you have a damages case against the Realtor and the buyer, and how to go about getting restitution for the damages you incurred from this transaction. Many times there is no cost for the initial consult, so it's well worth the time taken.

While JAG officers are attorneys, many times they cannot represent you in matters off post, but they can definitely give you advice on how to proceed with this.
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Jan Gavin answered:

Congratulations on the foresight to update your place. It sounds as if you are paying attention to what Buyers are looking for! There are so many other factors to consider, I would really need to see the home in order to give you solid market comparables for your area. Pelase do not hesitate to call! My number is 931-241-7744.

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Wed Sep 15, 2010
John Juarez answered:
@Dean House,

We are probably going to agree to disagree on this but:

If buyer and seller agree that your fictional house is worth $350K and the sale closes for $350K then your appraisal of $300K is wrong. It is buyers and sellers, mostly buyers, who determine what a house is worth. Banks determine what they are willing to lend. Appraisers do their best to put a value on a house, but they are not always correct. ... more
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Wed Mar 31, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
They're reported exactly the same place you report your income: To the IRS. And, no, those are not public record.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009
Dee Wagstaff-Williams answered:
Although you are not a client, I will share with you the advice I share with clients. It is vital that you consider the season and time of year you are leaving your property vacant. I understand it is sometimes difficult to maintain utilities in two separate locations. However, if financially possible, LEAVE THE UTILITIES ON. Hopefully, your real estate professional representing you and/or a close friend will monitor the property to be sure viewers are not going in blasting the heat (during winter) or air conditioning (during extreme summer). Try to make it comfortable for prospective buyers to look as well as for your agent who will likely have agent/public open house as a part of the marketing plan.
If time permits, take a look at your immediate competition...try to think as if you were a buyer. Be sure you know and fully understand "WHY" a buyer would select another listing vs. your property. I show many vacant properties that are left in very poor showing condition. Make your property shine! Buyers have many choices in today's market. Buyers tend to buy at a much faster rate properties that are truly in move-in condition. Therefore, I'm encouraging you to leave your property in such great condition that the first buyer who looks at it after you leave will submit an, once you enter contract, the property is ready for inspections and appraisal. If you absolutely MUST turn utilities OFF during winter season make certain you have a qualified plumber on standby who you can call to have the property winterized when the temperature start dipping below freezing.
We are truly blessed in Clarksville, TN! Our market is not a bad market...price it right, make sure it shines and hopefully you’ll be closing real soon!
Best Wishes,
Dee Wagstaff-Williams
NCBC of Keller Williams Realty
1943 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Jon Vaughn answered:
How fast your home sells is dependent on 3 main factors, the location, the price and how well you have maintained your home. The Clarksville market is very different in that every neighborhood and development has a distinct "Days on the Market" even if they are located right next to one another.

You can click on the following web references to find out more info about your area:
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Thu Sep 18, 2008
Allen Moser answered:
I have some clients that I am currently working with that are looking for something very similar to that. They are selling a house that is set to close at the end of the month, and will need something soon. I do have several questions. Is it in Montgomery or Stewart County? How many bedrooms is it?

Those are just the beginning, please call me ASAP as I have several more and would like to move forward on this and make it win-win for both you and my buyers.

Thank You and I look forward to hearing from you,

Allen Moser
Prudential Professionals Realty

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