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Morris County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Agree with Alan but I need to expand on his reply. From what you wrote, I will assume you already signed a listing contract - correct? If you did NOT sign a listing contract, then you are free to hire any realtor you feel comfortable with. My advice - get somebody else! However, if you DID sign a listing contract, then you do have the option of calling or visiting the Office Manager or Broker in Charge and ask him / her to be reassigned to a different realtor within their brokerage. You do NOT have to stick with your current agent / realtor. The Office Manager needs to make this decision but yes, you can work with a different agent. You cannot go to a different brokerage if you have a valid listing contract.

As for your home, I know NJ well and although some areas in NJ have large lots, typically 4 acres in NJ is rare and I know those McMansions may have the square footage but they sit on much smaller lots than yours. As a former realtor, what I would advise you to do - study the comps given to you VERY carefully. Make sure your realtor adjusts for any differences and prices your home based on those differences.
Next - spend some weekend time and visit as many Open Houses as possible. You need to see your competition. Go to Open Houses as a buyer - fake name, fake address, fake telephone number (use a coop or condo building's address in Paterson, Ft. Lee, Ridgefield, etc.) and say you are planning to buy within the next 3 - 6 months. You are in the process of getting pre approved. If there are other buyers there, try to discreetly eavesdrop so you can pick up what buyers in your neighborhood are thinking. While at these Open Houses, pay attention to how the listing agent talks to you. Since you are with a realtor, DISCREETLY mention that you were just curious about a farmhouse you saw listed online and you were wondering if that home will have an Open House. Do not say anything if your home is not listed on the internet yet. Bottom line - realtors are experts at sniffing out a buyer from a seller. Never give the impression at an Open House that you are a seller. Finally, make sure you look who the listing agent is at the Open House before going there. You don't want to bump into somebody you interviewed or who works at the same brokerage as your own realtor.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017
Mary answered:

The photos have been removed from our display as you requested.

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Fri Aug 11, 2017
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Sat Jul 29, 2017
backinsjc asked:
I am looking for a single family home and wondering if Lake Hiawatha would be a good place to settle down. I am single and this will be my primary residence... but planning to rent…
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
Maliyah29 answered:
I came into a lump sum of money. Credit is shot, (working on it) currently in school and unemployed. #nevershady Just looking to pay a year off of rental. What's the big deal? I think it's an awesome idea. The rent is paid no problem. ... more
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Sun Jun 18, 2017
Meg Sullivan answered:
Your property assessed value is the value the town determines based on an appraised valuation when the town does a reassessment. It is on your tax bill. It is broken down by the assessed value of the property (Lot) and a separate assessment for the house (building). Added together is your total assessment. If you multiply the total assessment by the town's tax rate you will get your total taxes for the year. ... more
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Mon May 22, 2017
Heyjude965 asked:
I'm a strong buyer 807 credit score & had 30% cash to put down. Shoudnt I've been given a chance to counter offer, doesn't the seller want the most money they can get?…
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Fri May 19, 2017
Mary answered:

Thank you for contacting us regarding the erroneous foreclosure status on this property page. I apologize we have false foreclosure information listed on our home details page. This data is provided to us from Zillow foreclosures and we currently do not have the ability to edit or remove the information that they are sending us.

Please be advised that the Foreclosure status of the property has been already removed. Please click the link below to verify.

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Wed May 3, 2017
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Sun Apr 16, 2017
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Why might an agent ask for other opinions?
There are a number of reasons - many of which have already been stated below.

One main reason is very simple - this business, RE, is not an exact science.
We use "comparable sales", and a number of other criteria when arriving at a recommended list price, BUT....there is still a part of this process that is based on experience, knowledge of the area and , yes, hunch!
Getting some input from other respected agents can add to the big picture.

If your agent suggested doing this, don't hold it against him or her - nothing wrong with seeing what other local professionals may think!!

Best wishes....
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