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Home Selling in Norwalk : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 25, 2015
Linda A. Cappello answered:
Key word "nasty". A house can never be too clean, however, many buyers will rip out carpeting and install flooring of their choice. If it is truly nasty and dirty, then I would suggest professionally cleaning it. If you have a cleaning company give you an estimate, they should be able to tell you if it will or will not clean up nicely. If it is stained, replace it with an inexpensive carpeting. As I mentioned new owners will probably replace but it will show much better and that is really what your goal should be when trying to sell.

Best of luck.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Hannelore Kaplan answered:
It's a process to get your entire complex FHA approved.
Your HOA Board needs to agree to submit financials and lots of other paperwork and it's still a low % chance.
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Christi Farrington answered:
Hi Michael,

Yes, removing the carpeting is an excellent idea. Buyers like hardwood floors and are not fond of carpeting, especially older carpet. If your floors are in pretty good condition, I feel as though it would be a great investment to remove the carpet, possibly have a light sanding and wood coating to protect them and bring out the shine. Also, wood floors do make the rooms look larger and more inviting.

I wish you the best of luck.,
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Jeff Turner answered:
I will run this by a couple of builders tomorrow, Melissa, and let you know. Thank you.
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Susan & Steve Hanson answered:
Dear B,

I too think you want to interview several Realtors. You want to view their marketing and how long their listings are on the market and also the sale to price ratio would be good too.
Read their testimonials, look at how many sales they have had. You want a experienced agent and someone you can communicate easily with. I also recommend picking an agent who is with a recognized firm and top in the area of where the house is to be sold. That is why I am (our team) is with William Ravies Real Estate. We have consistently stayed #1 in Fairfield County. I would love to speak with you and share with you our marketing ideas, including visual tours and lots of photos!
Good photos! Not dark and dreary! We are Realtors who care and work for our clients every day of the week and that is why we are one of the top 100 in Raveis and one of the top teams in our town.Our tag line is A House-SOLD Name and it is so very true.
Why not give us a call 203 247 3763


Susan Hanson
Hanson Realty Group
William Raveis
Member of Chairmen's Elite
Top 5 Member

Plus I am a 3rd generation Realtor.
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Lisa Cannata answered:
There appears to be some sarcasm from some of the Realtors. Not sure why. However, the best advice is to price it as attractively and aggresively as you can. Make it the best value. It's the only thing that will get it sold in this current market. Good luck ... more
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Tue Feb 2, 2010
Marianne Drenik answered:
Excellent Question! I believe it is important to have a strong company with excellent branding and great support to it's agents. That being said, I feel that its truly is the individual agent that makes the difference. A large franchise or small independent office does not guarantee quality representation.

Another questions you may ask yourself is the type of representation you are looking for. The Real Estate Team Approach consists of many people handling your transaction. You may or maynot work with the agent you "hired" or may be working with different team members you have not met. Where as an individual Agent will represent you with a one on one approach. Personalized Attention to you and your transaction.

Interview agents and find out how they conduct their business. What is their marketing plan? What is their experience? Call their references! Look at their production. Most importantly, ask questions and listen to their answers. Listen to your heart and gut! Then decide on the agent you believe in.

More Questions? Just Let Me Know . . . .
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Tue Feb 2, 2010
Linda A. Cappello answered:
Hi Debbie,
The Following are statistics taken from CMLS
records for Single Family properties currently
listed as:
CTS Listings: Single Family Homes

Norwalk 27 avg. mkt. time 128
Weston 7 avg. mkt. time 73
Westport 7 avg. mkt. time 105
Wilton 7 avg. mkt. time 123
Fairfield 32 avg. mkt. time 100

Pending Listings: Single Family Homes

Norwalk 24 avg. mkt. time 129
Weston 7 avg. mkt. time 122
Westport 18 avg. mkt. time 155
Wilton 10 avg. mkt. time 99
Fairfield 21 avg. mkt. time 128
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