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Home Selling in Deerfield Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 14, 2017
Gabriel Penasso answered:
There are studies that you can read online that show most home buyers find a property on the internet now anyway. The listing agent really needs to get you exposure through your local multiple listing services which can span a long range in Florida. It really shouldn't matter where the realtor that you are listing your property with is located as long as they can give you the MLS access in your area they will be able to offer accessibility to the online real estate agent network portal which is the multiple listing services. You will also enable various websites through syndication of your house online through major real estate websites like Trulia and Zillow regardless of who you list a home with. The reality is that as long as the real estate agent or realtor can bring you valid buyers through online marketing and MLS exposure then you shouldn't worry about where the listing agent is located. ... more
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Daniel Dohrn answered:
Hi Terry,
I am very familiar with the area that you have described in Deerfield Beach (and southern Boca Raton).
There are very few duplex homes available in those neighborhoods. 2/3 bedroom Condos can be purchased from $200,000 to several million$$.
Some considerations for Condo complex's are type of security (full time guard, gated), number of parking spaces (assigned, covered, community garage, etc.), pets allowed, monthly maintenence fees, rentals allowed, elevator, pools, community activities, etc.
Please contact me with your "wish list" and approximate purchase price and I will get busy and help you find the "prefect home".
Dan Dohrn, Realtor
Keyes Real Estate
dandohrn@keyes.com
561-212-5373
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Jack Clark answered:
I would start looking for a more agressive agent if i where you. even though we are in a bad situation you home shoukd have had several offers by now
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Randy Charboneau answered:
The talents of an agent can not be underestimated. Some real estate agents are simply incredible at listing properties and getting them to sell. Some can do wonders with buyer's, make them feel comfortable through the process and be attentitive to their wants and needs. I've even seen some realtors listen to a buyer explain what they want, then go out and show them something completely different and get a sale!! All because they "listened" to the buyer and realized what the buyer "thought" they wanted was not really accurate due to their situation.

An agent who lives some distance from you may or may not be a detriment. I think other factors come into play here. As mentioned, trust is a big factor. If you are comfortable with your agent and feel this is a good fit, that can go waaaay beyond some other factors mentioned. If you don't trust who is representing you and you aren't comfortable with them, its very hard to follow their advice and make sound decisions. Real Estate is a LEGAL transaction and its very important you make the right decisions. Having someone in your corner you think will do a good job for you is part of that.

That said, you were wise to question her distance from you and ask about potential problems this could cause. Her answer of "local agents will bring buyers" is true. However, I would ask a few more questions. Such as, what will you be doing to market my home? How do you attract buyer's to a property? Do you do open houses? Do you do any advertising? Do you have a website? Do you answer question and search for leads/buyers on Trulia? Do you often list property far away from your home? Have you had much success doing this? How long do your homes take to sell? Etc. Listen to the responses to these questions and see if you still really think she is the right agent for you. If so, I wouldn't focus so much on distance. 50 miles to some agents is really just a quick drive and she may be in that area often. To others, 50 miles might as well be another planet away!! Its more important to determine what the agents talents are and if she is the right person for you. Good Luck!
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
gabriel palotas answered:
Home Seller,
Sorry but your question is unclear. If you are inquiring if these factors are a concern when a buyer is looking at a home on a Zero lot compared to a standard lot 60 X100.
Both have set backs. However the privacy issue favors the standard lot. Developers found that they could provide a savings to those that did not require a full size lot. When you are pricing a home to sell using the comparison of the size of the lot, pool, sqft, privacy walls do count. Adjustments in price are made where one property is inferior to an other.
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