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Home Selling in Ellicott City : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 10, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
I suggest first having your agent view your home and receiving your recommendation from them. They will know the best staging companies and whether or not necessary. As far as pricing is concerned, it really depends on what is done. You can receive a consultation so as to make the most of what you've got, have your home completely over-hauled, or opt for something between the two extremes.

Start with your agent...

Good luck!
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Sat Jul 26, 2014
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
It depends on the facts of your transaction. Were all of the contingencies removed? What is the Buyers reason for backing out? Did the house appraise for the purchase price? Talk to your Realtor to determine if the Buyer has a valid reason for backing out. That said, earlier this year we represented the Seller in a transaction when the Buyer backed out. The Buyer had no valid reason for backing out. So, the Buyer signed a release for the Seller to keep the Escrow Deposit of $5,000. ... more
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Tue Nov 18, 2008
Diana Hornick answered:
Hi Kristin,

You should interview two or three agents from various brokerages and see what they can do for you. Ask them how do they plan to market your house? Do they hold open houses? Where do they advertise? How often will they communicate with you? Each Realtor will provide you with a market analysis if you ask them. You need to determine if you will like working with this person.

Yes, it will require more time on your part, but is time well spent. Plus you get two or three opinions of your home right away!

Good Luck!
Diana Hornick
Coldwell Banker Residental Brokerage

ps. Let me know if you want to interview a Coldwell Banker agent!
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Wed Nov 12, 2008
Nellie Arrington answered:
Kristin, you should interview a few agents to see which person you feel most confidant working with in selling your home. Because this is a tough market, you're going to be working with this agent for a while, and you need to know that he or she is doing the best possible job with the best possible tools. Some of that will be the cutting edge Internet presence with a 'buyer's eye view' virtual tour that doesn't whirl around and make people dizzy, and some of it will be the basics of honest and open representation with good pricing of your house.

I'd love to sit down with you and show you why my Ellicott City listings get as many as 14,000 monthly views on the website which is top-rated nationally. And I always explain the market and what to expect to every client, answering questions and giving you the best of me -- my experience. I've lived in the county all my life, my own home is not far from you, and I've successfully sold homes in the Ellicott City/Woodstock area in good markets and bad for nearly 23 years. But all of that won't matter a bit if you're not comfortable with our relationship.

More questions? E-mail me at, or phone me at 410-715-2703.
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Wed Nov 12, 2008
Linda Kenney answered:
Hi Kristin,
In this market, experience determines the success of you finding, purchasing and closing on the house you want. Always a good idea to interview a few agents in your local area. The key to a successful sale is working with someone you are comfortable with and trust. I reside in woodbine, always been very happy in howard county, awesome area, lots of parks, great schools, country living in western howard, in-town living in Columbia/Balitimore area. If I can be of further assistance let me know.
email:, cell: 301-758-1819 or text message.
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