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Home Selling in Hays County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 18, 2017
Marie Christopher asked:
I currently have a 'Make Me Move' status on Zillow...
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Thu Jul 27, 2017
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Mon Apr 17, 2017
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
UpNest answered:
If I could make a has a ton of realtor profiles from across the country. Maybe you can search for more information on that particular realtor by signing up to the platform. Hope this helps! ... more
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Wed May 18, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest hiring a local realtor to assist you with comps and options that you have. Then go from there.


Susie Kay
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
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Mon Apr 11, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Time for a new agent! Hahahaha! :) Your agent should know whether their MLS syndicates listings to this site or not. (some don't). If not, he/she can always manually enter your home's info here. Upper right corner..."Manage Listings"...."update listings"... ... more
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Sat Apr 9, 2016
Kamila Brudi answered:
It's the sellers market right now which means the houses sell fast sometimes even for more than the asking price.

Pplease let me know if you have a Real Estate need, I will be happy to represent you and find the best deals for you out there.

Kamila Brudi
Realtor at Keller Williams Realty
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Sat Apr 9, 2016
Paul answered:
Let help you answer the Rent v Buy v Invest question for yourself and your unique situation re: Your monthly rent expense option v house purchase price You would like to buy + all its associated costs like closing/title/mortgage interest/RE taxes/HO insurance/utilities + maintenance costs/broker selling commission/capital gains taxes/and more! is educational, in-depth, and easy to understand for first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Sun Mar 6, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
You can ask a Realtor to give you a CMA or you can hire an appraiser. I'll be happy to send you a CMA..feel free to reach out.

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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Mary D-B answered:
an update, not an answer:
Sold in 10 days! We made it move in ready with a little room for new owner's to make simple changes if they desire. We had the money to put into it and what concerned us was selling it quickly more than return on investment, especially since we could not put it on the market at peak due to unforseen illness of my mother.
One of the buyers is a real estate agent so I think they can see beyond wainscotting and have vision. We removed wainscotting in one bedroom and it turned out to be a simple inexpensive thing. We repainted the overly wood master bath to soften it.
Nothing like a great agent, quality professional staging and hard work. We meticulously maintained our home over the years with the oldest item being a 2007 water heater and A/C system. The adage about keeping it up as you go paid off. Fresh paint everywhere within the last 3 years and repainted some rooms to be more neutral. Meticulous means landscaping as well.You can't take out cedar and landscape in a year. Landscaping is an ongoing thing if you want it mature enough for the new homeowner's to not have to mess with keeping it established. I left the quartz countertops which are the #1 recommended surface for a cook and family (heat, stains, scratch resistant). We did freshen up all woodwork and most paint with an honest to goodness real painter, not just a crew of people that ended up being painters but actual trained painters. They are rare and expensive but oh the sigh of relief to use professionals. We put in high quality carpet and pad. We spent $800 on cleaning tile. I guess we put in about 10K cash into it to prep. Everything looked fantastic. If you are listing your home for over 500K you want commensurate quality in your updates and materials. What came back for repair after inspection turned out to NOT be actual problems but having them looked at does make for peace of mind. I left our home just as I would want a home to be - meticulously clean and maintained, even while empty. And I kept records of every single thing ever done for 18 years: every receipt; every manual; every project. I hope the new family will enjoy the property and community as much as we did all those years.
I think what sold this was the location and the super condition. I just can't imagine anyone having to put money into this. They can use their money for decorating their new home.
Now on to the gardening and remodel of our CA home. Another adventure.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Patricia McCrite answered:
An alternative to what others have answered is, consult with your bank that you have a mortgage with. Ask what your payoff is today thru maybe 30 days out. Call 3 area realtors and ask what they think they can list your home for in its present condition and what you could do to maximize your selling potential without breaking the bank.

See where that leads you.... what they can list it for. what your closing costs will be. what your net gain will be....

then figure out what you may want to do.... if you can pay off your home with what it might sell for then all will be for nothing.

This way you are in the know and have some control.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Don Groff answered:
Hi BB,

The best way is to interview some Realtors that specialize in listings in your area. They can give you a market analysis so you can see what similar homes are selling for. Don't just go with the Realtor who gives you the highest number.... go with the one that shows you the data so you can see for yourself where the home should be priced. Pricing a home too high is by far the #1 mistake seller's make and a lot of Realtor's allow their clients to do so to get a listing.

If you price your home correctly to start it will receive the most traffic and the more eyes you get on a property the more it will sell for. If you put too much padding into the purchase price you are then competing with superior homes and your home will not attract interest buyers. It sounds simple but this is by far the step that most people do not follow.

Once you have the price established the next step is to make sure the home shows it's absolute best. That means getting it clinically clean and fixing all of those little issues you may have lived with. Believe me, taking care of the little items will go a long way to helping you achieve the maximum price you want to get.

Best of luck to you.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 m 512.633.4157 |
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Tue Mar 8, 2011
Darrell Self answered:
The short aswer is there is no set commission rate. That depends upon what the seller agreed to pay the Realtor at the time the home was listed for sale. The buyer does not pay the Realtors commission it is paid by the seller. ... more
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