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Home Buying in Johnston : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 2, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Is your home listed for sale?? If so, you need to contact your Realtor! If you're a FSBO (for sale by owner), you'll need to correct the photo yourself, wherever you entered it in the first place (maybe on Zillow?). But I suspect you're looking at your home's public records info and it's likely just using a Google street view image, which is notoriously inaccurate. If that's the case...what does it matter? If it's not for sale, nobody will be seeing it, nor does anyone really care (except you) that the photo isn't the correct property. If it's not for sale, I wouldn't worry about it. ... more
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
When you and your listing agent developed the strategy regarding the sale of your home, two areas were critically analyzed. This analysis revealed where and how many homes matching your homes attributes, and those sold at your price point. Then how many and where homes sold matching both attributes and price.

If only one home sold matching both in the past six months, your activity level MAY be exactly what should be expected. From your disclosure regarding price, it would appear from what you shared, the home really should be within the value bracket of the buyer.

Now, further analysis is needed to determine if your home is not getting showings due to exposure or whether it has been rejected by potential buyers.

It is true that most buyers will preview a home on-line in search of reasons to REJECT a home. Marginal homes, that have not tripped the rejection flag, will remain on the show list.

Have your agent share with you the interactive experience on-line home buyers generated regarding your home. If this number is 10 times the homes sold, you can be confident serious buyers HAVE seen your home and elected not to visit....OR....they have placed your home on a watch waiting for the 'Welcome all offers' sign that is the real interpretation of a price REDUCTION. Your agent should be able to provide a snapshot of 'watch' buyers using services such as Listingbook.

If the interactive count is too low, a more comprehensive buyer profile should be completed followed by selective target marketing. Make certain you and your agent agree on how you will lock-in a buyer who acknowledges your home meets their requirements. (this is important)

It may be worthwhile to complete the above analysis using the value bracket immediately above and below. If these brackets show substantially greater home buyer activity this could be the basis for a new strategy. Priced at $209 you are very likely prepared to negotiate to a purchase price of $196. If the 175 - 200 market is red hot, you may be able to exploit that to your benefit.

Your agent will be able to provide you the real facts on the ground in Johnston, RI.

Best of success in selling your RI home,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL

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Wed Oct 21, 2009
Aida answered:
Bueno me gustaria saber acerca de como se puede comprar una casa que esta en forclosure?
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Sun Oct 5, 2008
Alayna Berek answered:
There is no right or wrong offer. I would offer what it is worth to you. The worst they can say is no. Have your realtor do a market analysis on the home and figure what the repairs are going to run you. Also keep in mind there may be things that are not obvious now. They probably would like to get it off the books by the end of the year so keep that in mind. ... more
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