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Home Selling in Connecticut : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Nov 11, 2017
Chris Hayes answered:
Does anyone know if it is common to have a home listed with a corporate relocation service to be the city where the person will be relocating?

I have an upscale 3 story townhouse that I want to rent to a Corporate professional. I have it rented now to a family that relocated on their own, and they are moving out June 2018 and purchasing a home. I would like to do this again. Wondering if it would be easier to hook up with a relocation service and have someone sign a 1 year lease to rent.... as they look to buy a home in their new city.

Has anyone done this? Any companies I should contact? Pittsburgh area.
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Tue Nov 7, 2017
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Fri Oct 27, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I don't believe you and think you're lying. I'm a former realtor in Westchester County, NY and know plenty of active realtors who "specialize" in high end listings (celebrities and CEO types). These realtors have built their business over time and have the financial resources to pay for specialized marketing. Your question just refers to websites. However, the realtors I know promote listings off line too. Besides websites, do you have the money for the following:

Golf courses / country clubs
Brochures for private planes and airlines
Advertising for non profit fundraising events
Luxury media
Gala event shows

The point is you need to advertise where affluent buyers will see your listings.
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Sat Oct 21, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As long as you did not sign a purchase contract, you can cancel. However, if you listed with a broker, you need to read your listing contract to see if there is any commission owed.
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
pmb405 asked:
I was told by our realtor that we have to contact you to make a change to the Sales History. Since our purchase of the unit on 8/2/2003 for $130,000 was omitted from your listing, I feel…
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Karen Peyton answered:
When limiting the definition of a Listing Agent to "handles the marketing and gets the fee," you're missing a HUGE part of the equation which is representation of the Seller with regard to the terms and conditions of the sale, and the protection of their interest according to fiduciary duties and real estate law.

On the other hand, I suppose you can limit the definition of a Selling Agent to the person who shows the home - but again you'd be missing the biggest and most important part of their duties which again is client representation "soup to nuts."

Getting the best attention for your sale comes from doing your homework and interviewing two to three agents, bringing to light what is important to you, and from there asking how they will help you in the attainment of what is "most" important which actually varies person to person.

And yes, you would want distinctive roles in the sale of your home.

Good luck!
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Sun Aug 6, 2017
Leslie asked:
The house is 90 Pound Ridge Rd, Cheshire, CT. We are going to be listing it again but, need it taken off, for the new listing to come on.
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Thu Jul 27, 2017
Jeffrey Kulas asked:
The home I'm selling was listed as On Deposit and then Closed in MLS, but Trulia listed it as off market and has no record of the sale. Why would Trulia not agree with MLS?
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The main part of the floor should be fine. However, the edges where the carpet was attached to the floor will need to be refinished.
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
According to this Advice forum, it seems many sellers are complaining about lack of access and control over their listings. Since Zillow and Trulia are now the same company, the policy is you're supposed to edit your listing on Zillow first, then it will populate / sync to Trulia within 48 hours.

Another option is to Google and research "Flat Fee Broker". This method is an alternative to full service brokers. It allows owners to pay a small fee to a flat fee broker to have their home listed in the local MLS system. You will be required per MLS rules to pay a commision to the buyers broker IF the realtor brings a buyer who submits an offer. You still save about 3% by not listing with a full service broker. It leaves the owner in full control for marketing the home, negotiations, disclosures, contract, etc.
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Wed Jun 28, 2017
Deb Alcorn asked:
I listed with Zillow and edited it there but I don't see on Trulia where I can edit my posting. Can you help me with this please!
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Thu Jun 22, 2017
sousical asked:
Would refinancing our home to a 15 year but paying the current mortgage amount we pay now (30 year FHA), pay the principal down quicker so we could maybe break even and sell? Does that make…
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