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Home Selling in Madison : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Georgiannah asked:
Fri Jan 13, 2017
Continentalcarpet answered:
I have been in the Restoration Industry for close to 24 years. In the past it has required a lot of manual scrubbing, cleaning, replacement of some furnishings or throwing out and the use of industrial equipment. There is a revolutionary new way to Eliminate Smoke odors, as well as just about every other mal odor you can imagine in a home by hiring a service company that does Chlorine Dioxide Gassing - If you have a home you are trying to sell, looking to buy or trying to get your deposit back from a rental - I HIGHLY recommend you look into this process. It can range in price from $1.00 to $1.50 per square foot, but your Home or property will be Smoke Free in 24 Hours - Safe for fabrics and furnishings. You will have to be out of the property for 24 hours during the process. This technology has been around for 20 years or so on an Industrial scale, but now there are service companies bringing it into the Residential setting. What's amazing about it as well, is it will Eliminate Mold Spores, the gas can be cycled thru the HVAC system as well, so it gets every little nook and cranny of a home - Drastically Reduce Allergens and Kills bacteria and viruses - So if you are buying a home, it's a great option to know the property is really clean! There are DIY Clo2 products, but they don't nearly compare in strength as to what we can generate - Visit for more information! or visit to find a local service provider! ... more
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Fri Jun 17, 2016
Gdubeau asked:
You are damaging my sales potential by incorrectly publishing that the house is in an undesirable school district. Please contact me with any questions. Attorney Guy DuBeau. (608) 576-3849
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Sat Jun 6, 2015
Flatsignedtim answered:
As a former Wisconsin resident who made the mistake of moving back home to the southern USA, I would like to return to Madison/Appleton (downtown Madison preferred) Wisconsin. One post here wants a fast-sale of their home/condo/apartment (doesn't say and I'm open to alone, very flexible) for cash. That's probably everyone's dream but I seek trade/barter for condo/house for my Art and/or Coin collection worth $750,000. I'm willing to take a loss, even for less than half or one-third value for the "right" place that must be "move-in ready" with only my collection as payment. Interested? Let me know & help to get me out of this unsafe part of the country for this "tolerant & peace-loving person!". PO Box 31964; Clarksville, TN 37040. ... more
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Mon May 4, 2015
MadisonHouseBuyers answered:
Cash offers offer a lot of value to the right person. As you will notice, all the responses below by realtors tell you to use a realtor, how can you make an educated decision when it seems everyone is promoting themselves? I will tell you this, if you find yourself in a situation where you want completely hassle-free selling, then a cash buyer is the way to go. You will potentially get less than listing with a realtor but not always. The advantages are that you can sell your house without having to remove or clean anything you don't want to and no updates or repairs. These cash buyers will also typically get you to the closing table in less than 30 days and there are no financing contingencies or banks involved making selling that much easier. Listing with a realtor will typically require extensive negotiating, requirements on the sellers end like fixing anything that is broken, and updating mechanicals to code for bank funding. So as you can see, if your situation requires a fast sale or hands-off sale, then cash may be best. One additional note to consider is asking your cash buyer for references of homeowners in which they helped sell for cash recently. For additional information copy and paste this link into your browser -> Hope this helped. ... more
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
Robert Adams answered:
Contact Customer Support they should be able to correct this.
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Danielle Nicholl answered:
There is no real way to give a %. Smell is something very personal and will affect different people to differing degrees. It will lower the number of likely buyers as they may be afraid of how long it will take to get rid of the smell and sometimes the work/expense involved.
I would suggest doing what you can. Put some air cleaners, seal & paint the walls, if you have curtains or fabric furniture get rid of them, and have any carpets cleaned & neutralized.
If you are still living in the home, stop smoking in or near the house & do not leave signs around of ashtrays, etc on the patios, porches or in the garage.
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Anarumo Group answered:
Another bathroom in a home like that will not increase the value of your home. Make sure the current bathrooms are updated as well as the kitchen, stay neutral.
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Tom Omalley answered:
have your agent offer a bonus to a buyers' agent that brings a contract you can accept.
Fitch who how many homes in your area have sold in your price,amenties,etc?
Since you have a limited service what are you doing just sitting back like most listing agents do and wait for a professional to bring that buyer, do some open house buyers are liars so you won;t hear how crappy this or that is call a friend and ask them to evaluate your presentation to much s----
sounds like you want the cheap route but are lame and won't target agents that actually work
if you're so cheap. are cutting the buyers agents commision then wake up. offer a extra $1000
fitchwhatever doesn't sound like a high end landing place
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
The best marketing in the world can't offset an overpriced house. The best combination is a house that is priced to sell and a successful plan for marketing it.
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
It really depends as most of us use sign companies and they typically have a schedule for each particular area on when the install signs. Your best bet is to give your agent a call and find out when you can expect to see a sign in your yard. ... more
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
You can get rid of it and make sure that your listing states that a washer is not included.
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
In order for your home to be listed on this site it must be represented by a licensed real estate agent. If you do have an agent, contact that person and they will be able to get it on this site for you. ... more
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
You will need to review the listing contract you signed as most contain a clause that prevent this from happening.
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
I would recommend going with quartz vs. granite as granite is definitely on its way out. I can tell you having quartz vs. laminate is worth the investment as most buyers today want something beside laminate on the counters. ... more
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
No you cannot. Since both of your names are on the title both of you will have to sign off on the sale of the home. While you may find an agent willing to list it on only of your way so--the title company will not let it close without 2 signatures. ... more
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Mon Dec 22, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
If I were in your shoes I would price the house to allow for its condition rather than go through any expense trying to update it.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Guy Lofts answered:
I'd be happy to talk shop with my blighty British accent, makes it so jolly fun. Just like all the others below, love to sit down with you. Love to find out your goals and dreams and see if we can put together a plan to help you move. ... more
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Wed May 16, 2012
Jon and Donna Birschbach answered:
The terms and reasons why you are choosing to list your home should always be top of mind. If you are choosing to list a property just for the possibility of selling high to upgrade have that discussion with your agent. Contract agreements should be understood by all parties. If you do not intend to accept a full price offer with the exact terms of your listing contract why list?....The possibility of a bidding war may come into play but in most cases not in this economy. Buyers write offers when they are serious and you should do the same when choosing to list. ... more
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