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Home Selling in New Braunfels : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Sep 22, 2017
Hufftkd asked:
Wed Aug 3, 2016
Dscspurs5 answered:
I bought a home using my VA entitlement, when I sell it would have to be with another vet or can I sell it to a non-vet and still be able to use my VA entiltilement?
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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Adolfo_carta asked:
Also when you type in the address the price is right but the pictures are old ones and it is still showing the old realtor as the listing agent.
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Thu Mar 31, 2016
Jcalkins asked:
919 Karah
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Joyce, If you're not a real estate professional you can't list your property on Trulia.
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Don Groff answered:
That depends... as long as both parties agree there is not set number. If asking for an extension try to do so when you first find out you need one so all parties are aware of the situation and can plan accordingly. Neither party has to extend so if you do need to extend make sure you clearly explain the circumstances of why the extension is needed and when you plan on being able to close.

Hope this helps.

Don Groff | REALTOR® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 |
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Tue Oct 12, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider asking your question to your tax professional and or tax attorney--he/she can best advise--also see IRS link below, under repaying the credit.,,id=206293,00.html ... more
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Shay Cosgrove answered:
Hi Linda - I work for Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes in New Braunfels. About 50% of my clients have not purchased land when I first meet them. Please send me the info and I'd be happy to expose your land to my clients. Perhaps we'll find a match! :-)

Thanks, Shay

Shay Cosgrove
Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes
Direct: 210-383-1011
Fax: 830-627-7795
Model open daily at Newcombe Ranch in New Braunfels
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Sat Jun 5, 2010
Aja Edwards answered:
Hi again L.ann,

You are getting some good advice here.

I have to say though that expecting 10-12 showings and an offer in the 1st week or so is not very typical of our area (I wish it was though!). The only times I've really seen that is when either the property is priced well below the market, or it's accurately priced in an area that has very little turnover. At $127/square foot, you are priced right at the highest one that has sold in the past 12 months (according to our local MLS).

Many of the items that Keith refers to are mentioned in my first post to you. I hope that made sense and was helpful.

In real estate, you basically have 2 options -- time or money. You can wait it out and hope to get more money, or you can drop the price and expect to sell in less time. You have to decide which is more important for your situation. From your posts, it sounds like time is your biggie. If that's the case, price drops are your answer. I know no one wants to lose money on their home or give it away. I would make small price drops every 2-4 weeks until your showings start picking up. The market is very good about letting us know when we get in the right range.

Again, I'm sure your home is beautiful and worth quite a bit -- but you are in one of the most challenging areas and price ranges in our market.

If you want to tell me the MLS number or your address, I can look at your MLS listing and see if there's anything that might be hurting your showings there.

Best of luck to you! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitiate to ask!
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Sat Jun 5, 2010
Aja Edwards answered:
I would be honest and open with your Realtor. Every client has different expectations -- so the more openly you express what you expect of your Realtor, the better chance he/she has to meet and exceed those expectations. Tell him/her that you really want an open house done in the near future, and that you want more photos here on Trulia (and anything else that may be bugging you). Once you have done that, it's up to your Realtor to do his/her job. If he/she still doesn't do these things you are asking (which are very reasonable requests, btw), then you may want to consider making a change to a Realtor who will do these things.

With regards to the showings, you are in an upscale home community. That market is just not moving as fast as the lower price ranges. Currently, you have 16 other homes just in your neighborhood to compete with. In the past 6 months, only 2 have sold in Havenwood (that's a rate of 0.33 homes per month). At that rate, it will take the current inventory 51 months to sell. The highest one sold for about $128/square foot. If you are priced above that, it may be why you are not having as many showings as you'd like. If you are priced near or below that -- then you look at condition. Is your home the belle of the ball? If not, it needs to be! When sales are this slow, only the prettiest or the cheapest sell.

Long story long -- be honest with your Realtor. And be patient with the market -- your range moves more like the tortoise than the hare.

I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, just ask!
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Aja Edwards answered:
All of those agents are right. Dove Crossing is a really tough sell right now, so you have to be prettier, better priced, and marketing your home everywhere you can. If Valerie couldn't even find your home in the MLS, that's a BIG problem! Your agent should have your home in the Central Texas MLS, because that's the MLS that serves New Braunfels. If you are trying it on your own, I wish you much luck, 'cause it's tough. Your home needs to be in the MLS, on tons of websites, and you need to have an agent and office buzzing about trying to get your home sold.

If I can be of further assistance, please drop me a line!
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Tue Jan 27, 2009
Aja Edwards answered:
As great as Trulia is, they do not get all the data. To get the most complete picture, just call your agent and ask him/her to pull all of the sales from the MLS. That will give you the best idea of what's gone on. I promise there are more than 10 sold. If you would like to share your address with me, or MLS number, I'll let the other agents in my office know about your listing. Priced at 5% below the CAD sounds like something we would want to keep an eye on for potential buyers.

Best of luck to you!
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Thu Sep 4, 2008
Abe Mills answered:

Have you expressed these concerns with your agent? I have never been told that I was failing at my job, but If I was I would do everything and anything under the sun to make my client happy! My suggestion to you is to express your feelings to the agent first. Put them on the spot by asking them about everything they promised when you hired them to represent you in selling your biggest investment! I would then give it no more than 1 week and if nothing changes go to the broker in charge and ask to be released from the contract for non-performance. If it gets real ugly tell them you are going to send a written complaint to the state licensing board. This will get action.

Good luck!
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