We relocated because of work, and were planning to keep our house in Delray Beach. However, it looks like we

Asked by Linda Swint, Tennessee Wed Feb 13, 2008

won't be going back anytime soon, so we are considering selling. How is the market now? Since we are out of state, it's hard for me to get a feel for how sales are going.

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Karina Leal, Agent, Delray Beach, FL
Thu Feb 14, 2008
Good Morning Linda:

I am providing you with some useful links of properties for sale and sold at Southridge Delray Beach.
I've tried to post it here, but somehow didn't work. You can access it at http://www.karinaleal.com/southridge

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any additional help. I work and live in Delray Beach.

If you visit my site, you can always click on its top left corner, by "chat with one of our real estate experts", if I am online, we can chat alive through it. http://www.karinaleal.com

Besides pricing your property well, it is fundamental to have it showing like a model to the prospective buyer's eyes (Clean, and ready to move-in).

Regards, Karina Leal
Delray Beach Real Estate Broker
Web Reference:  http://www.karinaleal.com
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Linda Swint, Home Seller, Tennessee
Thu Feb 14, 2008
I appreciate your taking the time to give me some help with the market information. Thanks to all of you.
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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Thu Feb 14, 2008
IMHO you need some accurate and statistical data interpreted by someone who knows the local market, your property, and can communicate clearly.

No disrepect intended, however you need more than can be relayed in a few lines on Trulia. I encourage you to discuss your needs with a Realtor and have them provide you with a market analysis. I have clients in your situation and I am surprised at what their relatives tell them versus the market data that a professional can provide.

Most Realtors will be happy to provide this at no cost or obligation.
Good luck.
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Phil Fowler, Agent, Brandon, FL
Thu Feb 14, 2008
Hello Linda,

You have received some great advice already and I would just add that your home will have to be very competitive to sell. Price is critical, and if the condition is not good, lower the price. I can not stress enough that PRICE is key to selling in this market.

If you are not prepared to price the home to sell, simply put, you will be wasting your time. Buyers are looking and just waiting for the right house to come on the market. Perhaps it will be yours.
Web Reference:  http://www.PhilFowler.com
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Thu Feb 14, 2008
We agree with Maril;yn.....the market is active BUT only those homes that are priced right will catch the eye of today's buyer. The inventory is large and potential buyers know they can be selective.

Good luck.

The"Eckler Team"

Century 21 Almar & Associates
Venice, Fl 34285
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Marilyn Farb…, Agent, BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Wed Feb 13, 2008
To sell, you must price it low by getting comparables from a real estate agent to know what recent sales are in the neighborhood. If you prefer, you can rent out the property for a year and then see how the market is to sell. If you want me to help, I'll be happy to do the comps and to list your home and do my best to sell it. Have just recently sold 2 listings of mine, and today I am writing a contract on a 3rd listing. Right now sales are HOT but again, the price has to be realistic, and somewhat above what you expect to sell the house for, as it is rare to see a sale that goes for the list price in this market. Marilyn Jacobs, marilynfjacobs@gmail.com. 561-988-0070. Happy to be of help.
Web Reference:  http://www.MarilynJacobs.com
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