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Home Selling in Orange Park : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 16, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

To post your property as for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select “Submit listings for sale.”

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you’re on Zillow’s posting page, please make sure to select “For Sale by Owner” under the address field. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

Detailed instructions on the posting process can be found at the following links:


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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Craigslist. Postlets...signs, have access to all of them.
Trulia prefers home for sale be presented by licensed real estate brokers in the area.
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
John Miller answered:
My time if FREE
I would like to help you
NOW is the time to put the home on the market
People are starting to look heavily now to close in 45 days
This will allow the new homeowners to move into your home and have the kids transition over the summer
Let me know if I can help

John Miller
Coldwell Banker Vanguard
904-349-8735 - Cell
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Sat Aug 1, 2009
Abe Mills answered:
I always suggest giving the incentive to the buyer, not the agent. Their incentive is their commission, but if you drop the price and offer some closing help to the buyer, it usually does the trick.

Good Luck!
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Thu Sep 11, 2008
Cathy Sloan answered:
In answer to your question for a ballpark figure. Assuming your Realtor's professional service fee is 6% or 6.5% you can plan on 8% of the sales price to be your total closing cost including the professional service fee. This should get you within $500 plus or minus depending upon the Realtor fees charged.

It seems the other Realtors have summed up the customary Seller's expenses to expect in North Florida. Shonda has also explained the importance of securing an agent with an agressive internet marketing strategy.

I cannot stress strongly enough how important extensive internet marketing is to the success of selling your Mother's home. Jacksonville and Orange Park's Residential Real Estate is experiencing a strong Buyer's market. We have more that 25,000 active listings in our local MLS. It's important to have an agent who not only markets aggressively but also monitors the market and the feedback from your showings to keep your homes's pricing ahead of the market rather than following it down.

If I can answer any questions of be of assistance. Please contact me.

Cathy Sloan
RE/MAX Speicalists
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Sun Aug 3, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
I am curious why you want to sell only to an investor?

In most cases people that need to sell will sell to anyone. My suggestion is that you interview a couple of Realtors, analyze their proposals, the select one to represent you. Expanding the pool of buyers is key to getting the most for your home. If you have financial concerns, this is even more important.

If you'd like me to refer you to a local top Agent please contact me and I will help you.
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Sat Mar 15, 2008
Cathy Sloan answered:
Unforltunately if your home is 18 months old or less your price may be more that the homes your are competing with. An agent can verify that for you.

Statistics suggest that 77% to 87% (depending which poll you use) of all home buyers start their search on the Internet. It also suggest the homes with photos and Virtual tours attract the most hits or visitors. With that in mind be sure your home has a chance in competing with the other 96 homes that are 2900 SF or more in Oakleaf plantation

If you are not listed with a Realtor, do your homework and find an agent that markets aggressively. If you are listed with a Realtor, I suggest you request your Realtor to e-mail you a copy of your MLS listing. Review the listing to be sure it contains room sizes, school info and read the Remarks section to be sure it describes your home in a way that would make you interested in seeing your home. Next check out the photos. Since you are in Oakleaf and in a 3000SF home, less that 10 photos cannot do the home or the area Justice. Is there a link to a good virtual tour.

Next check out your home on You can type in the city and MLS number and find it easily to check. Is it a showcase listing.? How many photos are there? Is there a link to a virtual tour? Has your agent written an additional description about your home. ( gets 6,600,000 visitors a month)

Some agents rely to much on their company site or personal site and neglect the two most visible sites to buyers

My theory is that the advertising must create a demand for your home. I want buyers to call me to see my listings or to ask their Realtor to show them the home I have listed. There are too many homes on the market to leave the showings on your home to chance. If your Realtor is doing a good job in these two locations then chances are they are doing a good job in all the other internet sites avilable to them. If adequate marketing is being done, the only thing left is price or whether or not your area is still attracting adequate numbers of buyers. If the marketing is lacking then talk with your agent about getting more coverage or when your listing expires change to a Realtor that activily markets homes.

I have two homes listed over 3000SF. One at 429,900 the other at 669,00 Both are getting showings

Your are welcome to check how I am marketing those two listings to compare to the marketing of your home. You can find both in MLS 415330 & 413555
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Mon Nov 26, 2007
CJ Haack answered:
The best way to find the correct answer for the zoning is to have the parcel number of the location(it can be looked up on the Clay County Property Appraiser Website if you have the address of the location address) and call zoning of Clay County and ask them. Theire number is 904-278-4705. ... more
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Thu Aug 23, 2007
Alan answered:
Thanks for the input! You Guys are GREAT! it's good to see that there are agents out there that are willing to take time out of there busy schedules to give free advice..... Many thanks to all of you!
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