Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Selling in Lowell : Real Estate Advice

  • All89
  • Local Info8
  • Home Buying25
  • Home Selling5
  • Market Conditions4

Activity 18
Wed Oct 18, 2017
Andrewjames asked:
Thu May 4, 2017
Jakebaxter answered:
My company offers financing for visa holders who are brand new to the US. Our program requires 20% down.

Please call or email me to discuss

Jake Baxter
NMLS 620940
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Jan 7, 2016
Louis Wolfson answered:
First I always recommend that if he has a buyer than to bring you an offer with what he is looking for in the written . 2 % is fair, but you can offer him 100% if he does not have an offer.

Secondly, most buyer agents should have a written agreement with their buyer. The agreements vary greatly as to the fee amount, but it is not uncommon for the agreement to state that the buyer broker will seek their compensation from the seller, in the event the seller is unwilling to compensate them, or is offering less than the agreed upon fee, then the buyer will be responsible for the fee or the balance of it.

Hope this helps. Good Luck
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Dec 7, 2013
Tim.a.lyons answered:

This is a property that we have been interested in as a potential new home. While We have not put our home on the market, we are planning to do after the first of the year. We certainly understand the value of a professional broker, our research has put 491 Dutton St at the top of our list.

If you wanted to discuss the potential of our mutual interest call me at 978-886-3770.

Good luck.

... more
0 votes 14 answers Share Flag
Wed Jul 10, 2013 answered:
Should be definitions on the report but marginal sounds like it could be "average."

Good luck with the sale!

Territory Real Estate
Massachusetts Premier Destination for Home Buyer's
617 848 5407 ext 704
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 3, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
Hi Maureen.

List price and sale price are usually different.
"All it needs" should be mentioned in the appraisal.
"All it needs" is usally a point of disagreement between the buyer and the seller.
Do you have a 3rd party for mediation?

(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs up, it helps those who answer questions here.)
... more
1 vote 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Mar 31, 2013
Jillian Gilbert answered:
You're best option would be contacting a local licensed real estate professional most of the time the service is free!

Jillian Gilbert
Century 21 G.J.Brown
309 Rogers St
Lowell, Ma 01852
Office 978-452-7696 x381
Cell. 978-758-1105
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 24, 2012
Chris Doherty answered:
It is hard to give a number without knowing the specifics. You can call a real estate agent who will Perform a Free market analysis for you so you get the most accurate value of your home. ... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 24, 2012
Chris Doherty answered:
If you do not sign the extension then your contract will expire on that term. You do not need to sign the extension, but if you do not, your buyer may not be able to meet the condition of the contract. ... more
0 votes 10 answers Share Flag
Tue Nov 13, 2012
Ruthie answered:
I am looking for a townhome to rent;that is if you still have the home and have considered that option. Can you please tell me where it's located?`
0 votes 16 answers Share Flag
Tue Jun 12, 2012 answered:
Your buyers agent can pull all other town house sales in the area to calculate current market value. There should be other comp's outside of the building complex.

Good luck!
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Jun 2, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
When your agent lists it in MLS they can choose to have it loaded to sites like tru lia.
The MLS is one of a seller's best tools, and that comes after selecting a real estate professional.

(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs up, it helps those who answer questions here.)
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sun Dec 25, 2011
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
Hi Sell,

Sure you can... contact a local Realtor to do a market analysis and then see how those numbers fit into your plans.

Success! Real Estate – Mikel DeFrancesco
Real Estate in Massachusetts
direct: 617-755-8272
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Thu Dec 9, 2010
Joe Reardon answered:
Hi I specialize in the Lowell housing market. A lot of cheaper houses are being bought by investors and turned into rental income.. I can send you plenty of information specializing in selling a FSBO house. How much money & time have you already wasted? think about it. 90% of FSBO's end up being sold by a realtor anyway ... more
0 votes 26 answers Share Flag
Fri Aug 21, 2009
Christopher Lawton answered:
Total commision can range from 4 to 6 percent! Unless its bank owned then the rate is approved by the bank. If its 4% remember that usually 1/2 goes to the buyers agent if any!
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sun Mar 22, 2009
Donovan answered:
since it was an fha appraisal, isnt it stuck (e.g. appraised value) for 6 months? is it even possible to get another appraisal?
0 votes 14 answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 24, 2008
Val Cloutier answered:
Once you and an Buyer have come to an agreement, you can pay for the services of a real estate agent to prepare the P&S (using forms approved by the MA Association of Realtors or MA Real Estate Commission. They can also provide the various disclosure statements that you would complete and sign. This would not be true representation, but simply providing a service which you would pay for.

I recommend Phenix Title for you title work and closing. Their Massachusetts office is located in Burlington, and a real estate attorney can check over all paperwork for you. Compare costs and services. As an agent licensed in both Mass and New Hampshire, I can tell you that title companies routinely take care of 98% of all the closings in New Hampshire. The Buyer's bank may also be able to offer services but keep in mind that they work for the BANK and not for the Buyer and certainly not for you, the Seller.

I'm sorry to hear that you feel you don't have the option of paying a commission. If you decide that you'd at least like to explore that option, please feel free to get in touch, maybe I can help. I wish you all the best, in any case...

Valerie Cloutier, REALTOR®, e-Pro®
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®)
~ NH & MA Real Estate Services ~
Innovative Realty * Londonderry, NH

603-965-5197 Cell
800-746-8448 x424 Toll Free
603-425-1193 Fax
... more
1 vote 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Oct 17, 2007
Jeffrey Chalmers answered:

Don't work harder, work smarter. Check out the link to see if this helps. Otherwise, give me a ring for some free answers. Hope I can help.
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Search Advice
Home Selling in Popular Lowell Neighborhoods