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Home Selling in Mastic Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 6, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
In my experience, unless you are in the remodeling business and know how to do just the right things at very low prices, most updates won't pay for themselves.
I agree with Sally, that you should have an agent or two or even more look at your house and tell you what they think. The most cost effective things most people can do is to clear out much of their personal belongings creating a sense of space. Take down any personal, political or religious items to create a blank canvas for the potential buyers to imagine their family photos and items there. Your home becomes a piece of merchandise when it's on the market. It won't feel homey to you anymore, but this will get you the fastest and highest result.
If you have badly worn carpet or paint, see about updating those things, but not much more. If you do, update these, go very neutral. It may not be your colors, but you aren't doing it for yourself.
If any of the agents suggest major remodels, don't listen. You can easily spend tens of thousands of dollars and get 50% to 60% back.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
I'm familiar with the area. It all depends on what the home is priced at and what buyers are willing to pay for the home. There is no way to tell when a home is going to sell, but a market analysis for your area can provide you with the average days on market for homes that are for sale and for homes that have sold. ... more
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Sat Sep 6, 2014
Thomas Brady answered:
There can be many reasons for a lack of showings, price usually being the main one. Just because you're not getting the amount of showings you expect doesn't necessarily mean the agent isn't doing a good job. Signature has a good reputation and the listing looks fine. In the future if you list again be sure to use an agent/ broker that will give you a cancellation guarantee in writing, while it may not seem necessary at the outset, if things don't go according to plan it can be your best insurance against this type of situation. ... more
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Sun Aug 10, 2014
Ernie Behrle answered:
I'm also an agent in NC like Larry and the CDOM does reset once the home has been off the market for a period of time. I was told 60 days but Larry may know better. Annette in Florida claims theirs never reset. If you are relisting with a different company and know who that is, ask that person the rules of your local MLS on the subject. Good Luck ... more
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Thu Nov 25, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
Quite some time ago, you posted an inquiry on Trulia seeking real estate advice. If you are still considering purchasing or selling real estate or have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me. Please accept my best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Ralph Windschuh
Associate Broker
Certified Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Century 21 Princeton Properties
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Alison Toon answered:
Hi Vallalisa,

I would be happy to help you to sell your home in Mastic Beach. I live in the neighborhood :-)

Whichever Realtor you choose to work with, check to see how they will market your home: whether they will market locally only, or further afield. Personally, I was drawn to this area by both the natural beauty and affordable housing, both of which can be very appealing to buyers.

I wish you the very best with everything that is going on in your life right now!
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